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Year 2012 to see further deepening of Pakistan, China media relations –
BEIJING, Jan 21 (APP): The year 2012 will see further strengthening of Pakistan and China media to media relations, stated a senior official here.The Deputy Director-General, Information Department, MFA Jiang Yu while speaking informally at a reception to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year Thursday evening, appreciated the excellent coordination that her office has with APP Beijing Correspondent.She also mentioned the impact of APPâ€™s positive news coverage on further strengthening the Sino-Pak relations.
US vows mutually respectful Pakistan ties; states civilian aid flows unaffected –
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (APP): The United States “remains committed to a strong, mutually respectful” relationship with Pakistan and Washington’s civilian assistance for the South Asian country has not been affected in the aftermath of November 26 strikes on Pakistani borderposts, the State Department stated Friday.“We think about bilateral U.S. civilian assistance to be an important component of that relationship and believe it can help Pakistan become a more prosperous, stable, and democratic state, which serves the national interests of both the United States and Pakistan,” the Office of Spokesperson Victoria Nuland stated in response to a question taken at the daily briefing. “Civilian assistance to Pakistan continuesand has not been interrupted since the tragic November 26 incident,” the spokesperson noted.
BEIJING, Jan 21 (APP) : China believes the Iran nuclear issue should be resolved peacefully through dialogues and negotiations, and that sanctions and military means will not fundamentally address the problem, stated Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Hailong.Wu Hailong reiterated China’s stance while exchanging views on Iran nuclear issue in speaks with Ali Baqeri, the visiting deputy secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council here on Friday. He stated the top priority is that Iran should resume speaks as soon as possible with the group of six international mediators, which includes the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, and strengthen cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Pak faculty member earns distinction to teach PhD scholars in China –
BEIJING, Jan 21 (APP): Dr. Muhammad Junaid Khan, Assistant Professor National University of Science and Technology Rawalpindi earned the honour of becoming first Faculty Member from Pakistan to teach the PhD level students of top Chinese Universities.Dr. Junain Khan is teaching PhD students in Chinese higher learning institutions such as Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Telecommunication and Technology,Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Xian Jiaotong University. Sport News
KARACHI, Jan 20 (APP): Star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has become world’s highest-ranked spinner after bowling Pakistan to a 10-wicket win over number-one ranked England in the first Test which ended in three days in Dubai on Thursday. The 34-year-old from Faisalabad not only won the man of the match award for his figures of seven for 55 and three for 42, but has also achieved a number-three ranking in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers which were released on Friday morning by International Cricket Council (ICC).
Read more… ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (APP): Pakistan’s former left-arm fast bowler Saleem Jaffar believes that 1992 winning World Cup captain Imran Khan had brought the fast bowling tsunami trend to Pakistan.In an interview to Pakpassion.net, Jaffer said, “Khan’s action, his run-up, his bowling style, and the way he controlled pace, was great. After that, the boost that fast bowling got and the fast bowlers began to emerge like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Aaqib Javed, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, was worth appreciation.” Read more…
KARACHI, Jan 16 (APP): While England will be aiming to win US$175,000 for topping the International Cricket Couincil (ICC) Test Championship table in the three-Test series which starts on Tuesday, Pakistan will be targeting to narrow the gap with the top four in the Championship table.
LAHORE, Jan 16 (APP)- Mr and Junior Mr Pakistan bodybuilding contests and the national championship will be held on January 22 at Alhamra Hall complex. “Nearly 100 musclemen will display their healthy muscles and physique in Mr Pakistan completion and fifty will be featuring in Jr Mr Pakistan contest “,said Sheikh Mohammad Farooq, Secretary,Pakistan Bodybuilding Federation while speaking to APP here on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, Jan 14 (APP): Pakistan’s Athletics Federation (PAF) chief Mohammad Akram Sahi is confident that he can sweep aside the other two contenders in next month’s election of the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA).
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