Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tag Archives: United Nations

Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day at United Nations

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UN: Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. ...

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‘Malala Day’ celebrated globally

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LONDON: Yesterday Malala Day was celebrated across the world in connection with the 20th birthday of famous female education activist and noble peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai. The United Nations had declared July 12th as Malala Day to commemorate not only young activist’s birthday, but also the day she delivered ...

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Hafiz Saeed spreading terrorism in name of jihad: Pakistan

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LAHORE: Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”, Pakistan’s interior ministry has told a judicial review board. Saeed appeared before the board yesterday and told it that he had been detained by the Pakistani government+ in ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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UN Chief appreciates Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghans

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NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s role at the U.N. at a largely-attended dinner hosted by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi at her residence here. The U.N. chief also said he looks forward to visiting Pakistan when the Pakistani ambassador renewed an invitation to him ...

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UN designates Malala as youngest Messenger of Peace

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan as the UN’s youngest Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. In a ceremony held here, Guterres said the designation came for Malala’s service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations ...

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Malala to be made youngest UN Messenger of Peace

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LONDON: Youngest Nobel Prize winner Pakistani Malala Yousafzai is to become the youngest messenger of peace for the United Nations, the organization’s chief said. Malala, who is 19, will be appointed by UN Secretary Atonio Guterres, and will help promote girls’ education around the world. Yousafzai came into prominence when ...

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US to mediate over Kashmir issue: Nikki Haley

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NEW YORK: Instead of waiting until “something happens”, the United States said it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate strains between Pakistan and India. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how ...

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US Mediation In Kashmir

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd after being sworn in for her second term as governor, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the state Capitol in Columbia, S.C.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

While addressing a news conference in New York, Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, talked about the possibility of the US mediating between India and Pakistan. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see ...

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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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