WASHINGTON, Jul 8 (APP): Describing Kashmir as an “extremely sensitive hotspot” President Barack Obama’s nominee to be US ambassador to New Delhi Timothy Roemer has favored Washingnton encouraging Pakistan-India talks towards resolution of the decades-old conflict. “I think it is an issue. It’s a delicate and sensitive issue. It’s one that—we would diplomatically encourage that the Pakistanis and the Indians first of all improve their relationship, their ties, their trade, their exchanges, to foster peace and more prosperity in that area between their two countries,” he told Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD July 8, (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari has taken serious note of reports of the kidnapping and murder of a three-year old girl in Korangi in Karachi. Spokesperson and former Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President was shocked over the reports of the alleged involvement of two policemen in the incident and asked for a complete report from the provincial government within twenty four hours.
WASHINGTON, Jul 8 (APP): Powerful US business companies and chambers, led by American Apparel and Footwear Association, have urged Congress to revamp the Reconstruction Opportunity Zones program for Pakistan and Afghanistan and extend duty-free treatment to all textile and apparel products. They noted that the present ROZs bill, which was conceived two years ago by the Bush Administration, is outdated. They argued that for the ROZs initiative to be effective, duty-free treatment must be extended to all textile and apparel products, especially to cotton trousers and shorts and cotton knit tops.
ISLAMABAD, Jul 8 (APP): Terming the talk of a separate Seraiki province as “a big conspiracy” against the country, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday said the move was aimed to divert the attention from real issues. “When we are talking of NFC Award, provincial autonomy, concurrent list etc., some elements want to divert the attention. This (the move) is ill-timed and meant to divide the country,” Gilani said in an interaction with media-persons here at the PM House.
ISLAMABAD, Jul 8 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday while stressing the need for greater national reconciliation said that he intends to keep all political forces together because Pakistan cannot afford confrontation at this juncture. “Dialogue is our most powerful weapon...we defeated a dictator through the power of dialogue and we intend to continue holding dialogue to resolve various issues confronting Pakistan,” he said in an interactive meeting with former senior civil servants at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.
NEW YORK, July 8 (APP): Pakistan will soon get over the difficulties facing it and march towards a bright and prosperous future under the present democratic leadership, Dr. Babur Awan, Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, said on Tuesday. “We have started a journey in the right direction for the welfare of 175 million people,” the minister, who is currently on a visit to the United States, told members of the Pakistani community at the Pakistan Consulate General in New York.
UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Monday’s accord between Russia and the United States that commits the two countries to significantly reduce their nuclear arsenals. The Joint Understanding for a follow-on agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), signed in Moscow by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama, commits the two States to cut their strategic warheads to between 1,500 and 1,675 and their strategic delivery vehicles to between 500 and 1,000.
UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (APP): Two U.N. agencies have called on the leaders attending this week’s meeting of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations not to forget the needs of the world’s hungry, whose number is expected to top one billion this year, and to take action to ensure food security. Hunger is among the issues on the agenda of the G8 summit in Aquila, Italy, which comes just two weeks after the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced that there are now more hungry people in the world than ever before.
Murree! The shining pearl of Pakistan. It is not only a hill station but a tourist paradise.
The beautiful sceneries of Murree attracts the attention of tourist from all over Pakistan as well as the foreigners. today i am going to share some amazing glimpses of Muree Malika-e-kohsaar for you to see and enjoy. This paradise is a true example of natural beauty. The mind and soul refreshes when you see the green beauty covered with clouds all around you.
Let us unfold the scenic beauty of the queen of mountains. You'll feel so calm and relax while visiting this amazing place in 100 photos. The clouds, The lush green grass, The beautiful rain drops, The colourful flowers, the scenic beauty and happy faces will surely give you strength and happiness.
Enjoy the a quick Pictorial as some photos will surely make you say.......Wow :-)
This is not as it is right now
A beautiful danger turn Be careful!
Isn't it so Romantic?
where is the road
Heaven on Earth
Clouds all around
"I have no doubt that with unity, faith and discipline we will compare with any nation of the world. You must make up your minds now. We must sink individualism and petty jealousies and make up our minds to serve the people with honesty and faithfulness. We are passing through a period of fear, danger, and menace. We must have faith, unity and discipline." (Father of the Nation) Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah December 28, 1947
Yes the Pakistan day is yet to come and we all are waiting for it desperately as this time The 14th of August is of more importance for us, The Pakistanis. When ever there is any kind of crisis or trouble in the country the Nation shows its Unity at a high resolution. This is time for the great nation to be together and to have Faith! At this year's Independence Day when the country is facing some hardships I am glad to see that the morale of my countrymen is high.
Some days ago I was online on my twitter than Farhan Masood a twitter member from Paki…
In 1947, provisional issues of banknotes were made, consisting of Government of India and Reserve Bank of India notes for 1, 2, 5, 10 and 100 rupees overprinted with the text "Government of Pakistan" in English and Urdu. Regular government issues commenced in 1948 in denominations of 1, 5, 10 and 100 rupees.The government continued to issue 1 rupee notes until the 1980s but other note issuing was taken over by the State Bank in 1953, when 2, 5, 10 and 100 rupees notes were issued. Only a few 2 rupees notes were issued. 50 rupees notes were added in 1957, with 2 rupees notes reintroduced in 1985. In 1986, 500 rupees notes were introduced, followed by 1000 rupees the next year. 2 and 5 rupees notes were replaced by coins in 1998 and 2002. 20 rupee notes were added in 2005, followed by 5000 rupees in 2006. All banknotes other than the 1 and 2 rupees feature a portrait of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on the obverse along with writing in Urdu. The reverses of the banknotes va…