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Terrorism is national issue: Malik

Former Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch has said that terrorism is a national issue and unity is dire need of the hour for political stability and sustainable economy.He was speaking at closing ceremony of national workshop for the par...

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Federal Govt spending over Rs3b on extension of Peshawar airport: Mehtab

Adviser to Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Abbasi says Federal Government is spending over three billion rupees on extension of Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar.He expressed these views during his visit to Peshawar airport on Sunday a...

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Babar Azam top T20I player rankings

Lahore, January 29, 2018 (PPI-OT):Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has topped the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for T20I Batsmen, following the conclusion of their series which the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 champions won 2-1. Babar was rewarded for finishing as the leading run-scorer in the series (109 runs) with a rise of 11 places that has put him on top for the first time. He now leads Australia’s Aaron Finch (784 points) by two points.

Babar is the second Pakistan batsman to top the T20I rankings after Misbah-ul-Haq, who had climbed to number-one spot in 2009. Pakistan’s Ahmed Shehzad has moved up two places to 25th and is his side’s second highest-ranked batsman in the shortest format, but Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman are the biggest movers in the latest rankings.

Sarfraz’s series contribution of 79 runs has lifted him from 76th position to 55th, while Fakhar has claimed the 71st spot after rising 41 places following his series aggregate of 99 runs. Pakistan’s Shadab Khan, who was the most successful bowler in the series with five wickets, has rocketed 28 places to 14th spot, while fast bowler Mohammad Amir has also made an impressive gain of 19 places and now sits in 27th position after bagging three wickets.

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International conference on Jerusalem to start in Istanbul

Istanbul, (UNA-OIC) - An international conference on Jerusalem is scheduled to begin in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday to discuss ways to safeguard the question of Jerusalem, said the Turkish Directorate of Religious Affairs.The meeting on Jerusalem: T...

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Repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar delayed

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (UNA-OIC) - The repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar has been delayed as authorities said they needed more time to prepare, a Bangladeshi official confirmed Monday, according to DPA."We have still a lot o...

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OIC chief meets Egyptian foreign minister in Cairo

Cairo (UNA-OIC) � Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen met Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of Al-Azhar Conference in Support of Jerusalem currently being held in Cairo.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between Egypt and the OIC, as well as the current issues of the region and the activities of the Organization.

Al-Othaimeen underlined that Egypt has been constant in earnestly supporting the OIC since its inception. He expressed his full confidence that this role, befitting a large and influential Muslim country like Egypt, will continue with even greater momentum.

The secretary general highly commended the Egyptian work on counterterrorism, emphasizing that the OIC stands in firm solidarity with Egypt in condemning terrorist acts targeting Egyptians � Muslims and Christians alike. He further expressed appreciation for Egypt's role in consolidating the Palestinian national reconciliation, pointing out that Egypt is a strong voice in negotiations and an acceptable broker to all parties to the national reconciliation.

On religious discourse, Al-Othaimeen hailed the Egyptian role in promoting tolerance and coexistence, stressing that Egypt provides a successful model for all religiously diverse countries. By way of contribution to these efforts, he added, the OIC has established the Sawt al-Hikmah (Voice of Wisdom) Centre with the objective of steering the Muslim youth away from terrorist recruiters.

For his part, the Egyptian foreign minister described as considerable the effort made by the OIC to foster Islamic solidarity, stressing that he shares the same views with the secretary general on all issues at hand. He affirmed that Egypt will remain steadfast in combating terrorism and redressing religious discourse, through such mechanisms as it may keep younger generations immune from extremist ideologies.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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