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UN Chief welcomes open-ended Gaza ceasefire -
UNITED NATIONS,  Aug 27 (APP): UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and expressed the hope for it leading to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.


UN expert seeks access to Israel, occupied Palestinian lands for assessment mission -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (APP): A United Nations expert has sought access to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory to gather first-hand information on the impact of current hostilities on the human rights situation. 


Imran Khan’s march tactics are brash: NYT Report -
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (APP): Imran Khan lacks the clout to break the political deadlock and many observers in the country say that the PTI leader’s tactics are brash and he appears to have lost the populist touch, The New York Times reported.


Iraqi civilians suffering “horrific” persecution, ethnic cleansing: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (APP): The United Nations human rights chief Monday condemned the “appalling and horrific crimes against humanity” being committed daily in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups.


Pakistani-Americans Washington area celebrate Independence Day with festival -
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (APP): Pakistani-Americans in Washington metro area converged on Centerville, Virginia, in tens of thousands to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day with enthusiasm and a tremendous display of culture, craft, performing arts and cuisine. 


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Nasir to clash with Danish in Memorial International Squash final
PESHAWAR, Aug 27 (APP): Top seeded Pakistan No. 1 Nasir Iqbal will clash with Danish Atlas in the final of the 10,000 US $ Hashim Khan Memorial Pakistan International Squash Circuit-II Championship being played here at PAF Squash Complex on Wednesday.
 
Ushna and partner breeze into QF of ITF Pro Circuit in Egypt
LAHORE, Aug 27 (APP): Pakistan’s female tennis star,Ushna Suhail paired with Yuanyi Yu of China breezed into the doubles quarter finals of the ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Sharmal Sheikh, Egypt on Wednesday.
 
Miandad wants players to just think of making runs
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): Legendary batsman Javed Miandad want national players to understand the sheer honour of representing millions of Pakistanis in and outside the country saying stop thinking about being senior or junior and just think of making runs for the country.
 

 
PCB cancels PSL bidding process
KARACHI, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) canceled the bidding process of Pakistan Super League (PSL), it was announced on Tuesday.
 
PCB working to develop exclusive women cricket ground
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is working on a project to develop an exclusive women cricket ground with all modern allied facilities.
 
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Japan extends US$5.4 mln grant for solar energy project PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (APP): The Japanese government extended a grant of Yen 480,000,000 (US$ 5.4 million) to Pakistan for “Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System” programme. An agreement to this effect was signed here on Thursday by Secretary, Economic Affairs Division, Sibtain Fazal Halim and Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan, Chihiro Atsumi on behalf of their respective governments.

Among others, Head of Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA), also witnessed the signing ceremony.
Under the Clean Energy Initiative, two on-grid solar power generation systems (100 KW each) will be installed under grant-aid through JICA, one at Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and other at roof of Planning Commission’s building.
The project will promote clean energy utilization and will help achieve emission reduction by installing the new system that would be connected to the national grid.
The system is expected to reduce the gas emission, by replacing the part of electric power generated by fossil fuel and contribute to the climate change policy of Pakistan.
This project is first of its kind in the country, which would set precedent as a role model of defining procedures and strategy at the level for on-grid solar power generation.
It is expected to become an effective measure to overcome the energy shortage and a motive for utilizing solar power, for which there is big scope with relatively less investment.
On the occasion. Chihiro Atsumi said that Japan was concerned about the challenges caused by the climate change in Pakistan which has been resulting in receding glaciers and lack of rain fall.
During the Copenhagen conference held last month, Japan has committed to reduce the carbon emission, and Pakistan and Japan would try to utilize the solar energy to achieve this goal.
On the occasion, Secretary EAD said that Government of Japan has deep and diversified relations with Pakistan adding that Japan was the biggest donor partner of Pakistan and continued its support in education, health, energy, environment and disaster management.
Japan has also helped in capacity building and institution building in Pakistan, the Secretary added.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Engineering Council, Chairperson Ms. Rukhsana Zubari expressed the hope that the launch of this project and the awareness created through media could lead to the solutions of energy problems.
This system is economically viable and will also help in income generation, she added.
 

     

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