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Member of Royal Family of Qatar calls on PM -
app18-11pm-doha.jpgDOHA, Qatar (APP): Feb. 11 (APP): A member of the Royal Family Shiekh Khalid bin Hamad paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its close and cordial relations with Qatar, which will be further strengthened after the signing of the recent LNG agreement between the two countries.


Pakistan calls for integrated approach to implementing 2030 development agenda -
maleeha.jpgNEW YORK, Feb 11 (APP):  Pakistan has called for an integrated approach to implementing the United Nations’ 2030 development agenda by placing sustainable energy at its heart. Chairing a meeting of an informal group of countries that seek to promote what is called ‘SE4All’ or Sustainable Energy for All, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, said that energy is pivotal to achieving economic growth and development.


PM invites Qatari investors to explore opportunities in Pakistan -
app19-11pm-doha.jpgDOHA, Qatar, Feb 11 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday invited Qatari investors to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan with particular focus on energy related projects, infrastructure development, and consumer based industry. The Prime Minister was talking to Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Thani, who along with his delegation called on him here.


UN chief warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the global community to weigh every option available to control illicit drug use that promotes violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health. “This global challenge is interconnected with corruption, terrorism and illicit flows of money,” the secretary-general told UN official and delegates at a meeting ahead of a UN General Assembly special session (UNGASS) on the world drug problem in April.


PM visits Sheikh Faisal Museum -
DOHA, (QATAR) Feb 10 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday visited the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, which is one of the most unique museums in the Middle East with vast rare historical collections. The Prime Minister, accompanied with his delegation, took round of the various sections of the building where he was briefed by the officials.



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Pakistan players slides in PSA World Squash Ranking
KARACHI, Feb 11 (APP): Pakistan players further slide in Professional Squash Association (PSA) World ranking available on Thursday.There was no Pakistani among the top 50. Alexandria, (Egypt) based 26-year-old Mohamed Elshorbagy relegated Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to second spot while Nick Matthew of England was occupying third place.

 
Pirzada expresses satisfaction over PHF's efforts
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada on Thursday expressed his satisfaction over the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for its efforts in reviving the national game. The minister also congratulated the PHF and the players and management of the Pakistan White Hockey Team for their tremendous performance in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games, says a press release issued here.

 
Inter Board Sports Gala kicks off Monday
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): The Inter Board Sports Gala 2016 will kick off at Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad on Monday.  The 8-day event to be concluded on February 22 is being hosted by the  Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mirpur Board, said a press release issued by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday.
 
Judo team off to India for SAG
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): A 15-member Pakistan Judo squad flew for India from Islamabad Airport on Thursday to compete in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games (SAG). Pakistan Judo squad comprises six male and as many female judokas, while four officials and one technical official are also part of it, a spokesman of Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) said on Thursday.
 
Selectors lack competency: Shoaib Muhammad
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Shoaib Muhammad on Thursday lashed out at what he termed the incompetence of national selectors for leaving out opener Ahmed Shahzad from the T20 World Cup-bound squad. “This is strange that selector cannot see talent in a player like Ahmed Shehzad”, Shoaib Muhammad told APP after Pakistan named their side for the World Cup starting in neighbouring India next month.
 
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Protest in Hazara continues over renaming of NWFP PDF Print E-mail
ABBOTTABAD, Apr 5 (APP): While the ruling Awami National Party (ANP) is celebrating the new name of NWFP but the people of Hazara division are raising voice against the move by burning tyres and putting barriers on Karakorum Highway for the fourth consecutive day here Monday.

Interestingly besides former MPAs and MNAs, lawyers, members of civil society, journalists and vendors joined hands and demanded of Senator Raza Rabbani led constitutional reforms committee to declare Hazara a province in larger interest of inhabitants of the division.  
Defending the move and policy of his party, former President PML-N Hazara chapter, Pir Sabir Shah said keeping in view the wishes of the people of Hazara, DI Khan and other parts of hindko-speaking majority, the party had proposed the prefix Khyber along with pukhtoonkhawa in the best interest of the province. 
He argued that the new name Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa may initially sound alien to the inhabitants of the area but in the long run it might fulfill their wishes.
Former speaker National Assembly, Gohar Ayub Khan accused PML-N leaders of betraying the people of Hazara by compromising on the new name and remarked that with the passage of time the prefix Khyber would disappear while only Pakhtunkhawa would remain.
Meanwhile, Tahir Faraz Abbasi, President District Bar Association (DBA), Shad Muhammad Khan, President High Court Circuit Bench Bar Association (HCBBA), Fazal Haq Abbasi, former president, PHCBBA and Iftikhar Khan Jadoon Advocate passed a unanimous resolution against the change of name of the province, adding that we were protesting in larger public interest. 
 
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