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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.



UN warns of threat to food security from overuse of antibiotics -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (APP):  The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday. Speaking to European ministers of health and agriculture at a conference on antimicrobial resistance in Amsterdam, FAO Deputy Director-General Helena Semedo emphasized that antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infections and disease they were designed to quell, thereby threatening to reverse a century of progress in human and animal health.  



PM Nawaz, Qatri PM witness aerial display of JF-17 Thunder, Mashshak aircraft -
jf-17-thunder.jpgBy Muhammad Ilyas Khan

DOHA, Qatar, Feb 9 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasir bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Wednesday witnessed a spectacular air show of JF-17 Thunder and Super Mashshak aircraft here at Doha Airbase. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who was also accompanying the Prime Minister on a two-day official visit to Qatar, members of royal family along with officials of Qatari air force, military officials and contingent of Pakistan Air Force also witnessed the air show.



Pakistan, Qatar ink Long Term Sale Purchase Agreement -
DOHA, Feb 10 (APP): Pakistan and Qatar on Wednesday inked an agreement for supply of around US one billion dollars worth of Liquified Natural Gas to Pakistan annually to help the country meet its energy shortfall. The agreement on Long Term LNG Sale and Purchase was signed during the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's two day visit to Qatar. Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chairman of Qatargas Board of Director Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi signed agreement at a ceremony at Diwan-e-Emiri.


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Age no barrier for Pakistani players in 12th South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Age is just a number for the Pakistani table tennis team for the 12th South Asian Games which is taking place from 5 February to 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India. They have the 45 plus duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif, who helped the women's team win the silver, 12 years after they had claimed the same feat at the Games' 2004 edition in Islamabad.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
Rookie Nawaz, Rumman in Pak team for Asia Cup & World T20, Shahzad, Gul axed
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): National selectors Monday named rookie all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz and southpaw paceman Rumman Raees in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC T20 Asia Cup and ICC World T20. Opener Khurram Manzoor was also recalled in the national squad with Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. No specialist spinner included in the team.

 
Pakistan Judo team to depart for 12th South Asian Games on Thursday morning
PESHAWAR, Feb 10 (APP): The 15-member Pakistan Judo Federation would depart for India to participate in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games’s judo event on Thursday morning. Talking to APP, Secretary General Pakistan Judo Federation, Masood Ahmad said the Pakistan Judo Team consisting of 4 officials, 1 Technical Official, 6 male and 6 Female Judokas.

 
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UN commissionís report on Benazirís murder on Thursday PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, April 14 (APP): The United Nations Commission, which looked into the facts and circumstances of the December 2007 assassination of Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, will unveil its much awaited report on Thursday afternoon, a world body’s spokesman said.He said the three-member commission will present its report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at 4.30 pm local time on Thursday (01:30 PST Friday), and he will then turn it over to Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Hussain Abdullah Haroon. Ban will also submit it to the Security Council for information.
After presenting the report to Ban, the head of the commission, Chile’s UN Ambassador Heraldo will release the report at a press conference at 5:30 pm (02:30 PST Friday).  The commission was set up following a request from the Pakistani Government and began its work in July 2009. It included Marzuki Darusman, the former Attorney General of Indonesia, and Peter Fitzgerald, a veteran of the Irish National Police who has also served the UN in a number of capacities.
About suggestions from Pakistan for the commission to interview more internal figures, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the spokesman said the Commission has informed the Secretary General that all relevant facts and circumstances have been explored, and the report is complete and will not be changed.
The commission was to present its report on March 30 but delayed it at the request of President Asif Ali Zardari.  The commission’s tenure ended on March 31.
 
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