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UNESCO chief condemns IS’s “cultural cleansing” in Iraq, urges international action -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (APP):  The head of the United Nations agency mandated to protect heritage sites has voiced her dismay at the “destructive fury” exhibited by militants of the Islamic State in their recent assault on the Mosul Museum.


‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy dies at 83 -
NEW YORK, Feb 27 (APP): Leonard Nimoy, who was best-known for his role as Mr. Spock in the “Star Trek” franchise, died at his home on Friday in Los Angeles, The New York Times reported.


Visit of UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan -
app27-27islamabad.jpgISLAMABAD, Feb. 27 (APP): The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom called on Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi here on Friday.



Ambassador Jilani highlights Pakistan’s growth, investment prospects -
WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (APP): Highlighting Pakistan’s tremendous economic prospects, Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has said the country is on way to registering a heartwarming five plus economic growth rate this year.


Maleeha takes over as envoy to UN, pledging to forcefully articulate Pakistan’s policies -
NEW YORK, Feb 26 (APP): Dr Maleeha Lodhi, assuming charge as Pakistan’s first female Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations on Thursday, vowed to “protect and defend” her country’s vital interests at the world body.


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5-member Ski squad off to South Korea
ISLAMABAD, Feb 28 (APP): A five-member national ski squad, including one coach flew to South Korea on Saturday to chip in the Asian Alpine Ski Championship there, starting from Monday.
 
Gilgit-Baltistan Minister assures row-free Shandur Polo Festival
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): The caretaker Minister for Information, Tourism and Sports for Gilgit-Baltistan Inayat Ullah Shumali here Saturday announced a row-free Shandur Polo Festival  also known as sports event at rooftop ground of the world.
 
FOA seeks Governor KP help in holding First FATA Games
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): Secretary FATA Olympic Association Shahid Khan Saturday appealed to Governor Khyber Pakthunkhwa to direct the concerned quarters for releasing of fund to hold first ever FATA Games.
 
PCB Under-16 trials of Peshawar Region on March 21
PESHAWAR, Feb 28 (APP): A trials in connection with the Pakistan Cricket Board Under-16 Talent Hunt Program of the Peshawar Region will be held here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on March 21, 2015 at 9 am.
 
Army wins All Pakistan Nishan-e-Haider Kabaddi tourney
RAHIM YAR KHAN, Feb 28 (APP): Pakistan Army won All Pakistan Nishan-e-Haider Kabaddi Tournament by defeating Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in the final match played at Jinnah Sports Complex Sadiqabad on Saturday.
 
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Immigrants in Karachi warned to get themselves registered in 30 days PDF Print E-mail

KARACHI, Jan 8 (APP)- Interior Minister Abdul Rehman Malik, on Friday gave 30 days to all foreigners in Karachi to either get themselves registered or face action under Foreigners Act on the expiry of deadline.Talking to journalists after a high level meeting at Headquarters of Pakistan Rangers Sindh which reviewed law and order situation, he said  in a population of about 18 million in Karachi, there were 1.6 to 2 million immigrants including Afghans and other nationals. He asked them to get themselves registered within 30 days.

Referring to the blast which took place in a house in Baldia Town, the Minister thanked Allah Almighty that a big disaster was evaded in Karachi. A family from Swat was living at the house where the blast occurred. The explosive blasted accidentally along with two suicide jackets, he added.
He said law enforcers recovered two jackets, 22 grenades, Kalashnikov and its magazines from the debris of house which collapsed due to the blast.
Rehman Malik said people from outside Karachi come and live here in rented houses without their verification. He said he has issued directive that the owner who rented out his house, be arrested.
Regarding ongoing killings in Lyari area, the Interior Minister clarified that the violence sparked off on a girl having illicit relations with a boy Amir. The people murdered them which too was a crime as they were supposed to report the matter to police.
He said in reaction to this, a group attacked and killed some people who too killed some of members of this group in reaction. He said he condemns these acts of reactions, He said that Rangers have been deployed in the area  with the instructions to carry out strict checking and take legal action against the gangsters without consideration of their political affiliations.
The Interior Minister described the Karachi tragedy a big national loss and said that anti-state enemies wanted to destabilise Pakistan.
He said the extremists, after hhaving failed in Swat, Waziristan and FATA have now moved to Karachi but their conspiracies will be thwarted.
He requested the media not to brand every act of killing as target killing.
He said today he has held a meeting with the top leaders of PPP and MQM. He said certain forces wanted disintegration of relations between the two parties.
He appealed to every one whether Balochi, Pashto, Sindhi, Panjabi or Urdu speaking, Sunni or Shia, JUI or JI, that this country belongs to them all and they should pursue their people to get united for the sake of Pakistan.
Rehman Malik said that series of conspiracies have been hatched but these would stand unfolded and government will take stringent action against the conspirators.
He admitted that Rangers and Police were slow in the response after  bomb blast on Ashura day, but they all acted as per their strength. He said the government is now going for their capacity building.

The Interior Minister said he has received FIA’s interim report but he cannot disclose its contents for the time being.  Report on Karachi tragedy has also been finalised and would be made public in few days, he added.
He said no political party had been involved in the Karachi tragedy.
Propaganda in this regard was being carried out in a planned manner so as to create rifts among political forces.
He said these acts were the acts of groups of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi to distract the investigators and the propaganda about political parties involvement was wrong.
The Interior Minister asked the media not to go on partly CCTV clips and the government has developed all the recordings on 52 MB.
Rehman Malik said the new wave of terrorism has to be controlled with the efforts of all.
Replying a question he said reports about Ashura Blast and Boulton Market fire incidents have been completed.
He said he has directed the concerned authorities to carry out a survey and identify the illegal immigrants and those living in rented premises.
He said that immigrants working as domestic servants will also have to get themselves registered otherwise action will be taken against them.
He said the industrialists will also have to abide by Foreign Act in relation to immigrants working in their units.
Mr Malik said that in the process of sale or purchase of properties, the seller and buyer will have to give a declaration that they are Pakistanis and the data so developed would be provided to NADRA.
He said that NARA’s role will be to register the immigrants and issue employment card to them.

 

 

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