Fri 14 Feb 2014

Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) will keep their expectations realistic, with Pakistan’s sole athlete Muhammad Karim takes the stage on February 19 in Sochi

Growing up among some of the world's highest mountains in the northern region of Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan, Karim caught the skiiing bug early -- albeit with none of the expensive kit that many Western skiers grow up with.

"I started skiing at the age of four years on wooden skis made by my uncle. Our schools were closed in the winter and skiing was the only way to spend our holidays,” he told AFP.

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While Muhammad Abbas, who became the first Pakistani to compete in Winter Olympics in 2010, Karim was also expected to put up a good show. Abbas ended up performing better than many skiers from ski-developed countries. Even though this time the competition is tough, we want Karim to complete the spirit finish course and not fall down.


Categories : Knowledge / Amazing
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Fri 14 Feb 2014

ISLAMABAD: European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) Director Scientific Research Sergio Bertolucci said on Thursday that Pakistan fits the criteria to become an associate member of the organisation in a press conference in Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported

Bertolucci lauded Pakistani engineers and scientists and said that "Pakistan has a first class pool of scientists and engineers, a requirement to become an associate member of CERN."

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He added that Pakistan and CERN are working in close collaboration from quite some time and the work from Pakistan’s industries is favourable.

Also present at the occasion Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) Chairman Dr Ansar Parvez said that the membership will open opportunities for the locals to learn from the developed world.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on February 11, had told a four member CERN delegation that Pakistan is hoping for associate membership of the European organisation.

Source:tribune.com.pk/story/671298/thumbs-up-pakistan-meets-criteria-for-cern

 

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Mon 16 Dec 2013

Baseless Report in the Gulf News

Responding to questions, the spokesperson rejected the allegations contained in a recent editorial in the Gulf News as baseless and malicious.

Pakistan and UAE enjoy long standing, deep rooted and brotherly relations.  In the case of Expo 2020, Pakistan was committed to vote for Turkey which requested for Pakistan’s support as far as back in May 2011. The UAE entered the race much later. This fact was explained to the UAE leadership. It was also conveyed that if Turkey were to withdraw its candidature, Pakistan would not only support the UAE but also lobby for it. Consequently, when Turkey withdrew its candidature, Pakistan voted in favour of the UAE in the subsequent rounds of voting. Pakistan’s supportive efforts have been acknowledged by the UAE leadership, which has conveyed its appreciation at the highest level.

Pakistan has always stood by its friends and would continue to do so. Responsible newspapers are expected to ensure greater accuracy in their reporting.
 
December 16, 2013
Islamabad


Source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan - mofa.gov.pk/pr-details.php?prID=1604
Source:Baseless Gulf News editorial - gulfnews.com/opinions/editorials/expo-2020-vote-uae-deserves-answers-from-pakistan-and-afghanistan-1.1266977

 

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Categories : Thoughts / Lessons
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