Monday, 27 March 2017

Tag Archives: United Nations

Pakistanis are happier than people in India: United Nations

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LONDON: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017. Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118. The latest ...

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Dukhtar attracts large audience at UN

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UNITED NATIONS: A screening of Afia Nathaniel’s feature film Dukhtar was held at the United Nations on Wednesday evening before a large and distinguished audience. Organized by Pakistan’s Mission to the UN, it was a side event in the spacious Trusteeship Council Chamber during the 61th annual session of the ...

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Malala Yousafzai receives offer to study at Oxford

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BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning activist who narrowly avoided death after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban, has received an offer to study PPE at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH). Speaking at an education conference in Birmingham today, Yousafzai told the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL): “I’m studying right now, ...

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UN rights chief decries US immigration policies

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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants that would amount to a breach of international law. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on March 8 that he was also ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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UN chief assures Pakistan of constructive role in region

DAVOS: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said the United Nations has longstanding responsibility to play a role in the resolution of this issue. He said this during his meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at ...

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UK promises to raise Kashmir issue on international level

LONDON: Member of British Parliament Mirza Khalid Mahmood has pledged to raise Kashmir issue on every world forum on behalf of innocent Kashmiris. He was addressing a joint press conference with former Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Barrister Sultan Mahmood. Both the leaders urged international community, the United ...

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‘I am not a miracle worker’: new UN chief

NEW YORK: The new United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres, warned Tuesday that the world body faces “very challenging times” and asked for support of reforms to make it better able to deal with them. Before beginning his first day of work at UN headquarters, Guterres, who succeeded Ban Ki-Moon as ...

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UN asked to probe killing of kids at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan handed over a dossier regarding the ceasefire violations by India to the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) – as tension continued to rise between the nuclear armed neighbours. Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the detailed dossier on ceasefire violations by India was ...

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