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Pakistan calls for resumption of Mideast peace talks to end conflict UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has stressed the urgency of reviving Middle East peace negotiations aimed at resolving the decades-old conflict in that region."Whether it is Palestine or Syria, dialogue and diplomacy need to be pursued with a real sense of purpose and urgency," Ambassador Masood Khan, Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN, told the Security Council on Tuesday.Israel broke off the peace talks in April to protest against the reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the Islamic group which the Jewish state considers its sworn enemy.The Pakistani envoy said the dialogue should, however, not be pursued for the sake of dialogue. "It should not forever remain a mirage; It should have clear goals, timelines and benchmarks.""We know from experience that failure to resolve the Palestine issue has spawned many more conflicts," he said in a debate on the situation in the Middle East. "The object lesson is: fix ...

Malala bags yet another prestigious award for promoting girls' education NEW YORK: Close at the heels of her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girls' education activist, was in Tuesday honoured with the Liberty Medal, a prestigious American award."I ask all countries all around the world: Let us say no to wars. Let us say no to conflicts." Malala said in accepting the honour at an impressive ceremony in the National Convention Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to media reports.The Liberty Medal, established ...
Holland to extend technical support in museum management ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid called on the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture & Science, Jet Bussemaker on the sidelines of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Conference here Tuesday.The Federal Minister briefed the Dutch Minister about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan and said that Pakistan was a land of world's leading two ancient Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilizations that flourished some 5000 years ago.Despite ...
1.98mn children to be vaccinated in KP PESHAWAR: The three-day anti polio campaign continued in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein 19,82,329 million children would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).Officials of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) told APP the three days anti-polio campaign has been started in Batagram, Buner, DI Khan, Haripur, Malakand, Shangla, Manshera, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat and Torghar districts on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.As many as 6118 teams were constituted to vaccinate the target children in these ...
Dry weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry weather for the provincial capital on Wednesday.The maximum temperature is likely between 26 to 28 Centigrade and the lowest between 10 to 12 Centigrade.The hot and dry weather is forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
Pakistan, Afghanistan to develop friendly ties in near future ISLAMABAD: Analyst Ghulam Mustafa has said that peace in Afghanistan is very important for the Asian countries especially for Pakistan.Talking to Radio Pakistan, he said that newly elected Afghan President, during his speeches, said that all segments of the country will be brought to mainstream to run the state affairs.Commenting on the Ashraf Ghani's upcoming visit to Pakistan, Ghulam Mustafa said that many outstanding issues including trade and refugees can be addressed, if Afghan President ...
Chief Naval Staff facilitated on assuming charges ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Monday felicitated Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah on assuming his responsibilities as Chief of Naval Staff.Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, HI(M) Monday paid a courtesy call on Finance Minister here during which important matters relating to Pakistan Navy were discussed.Dar wished Zakaullah success in his professional obligations in future, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Finance here.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

 



 
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