Secretary General SCO lauds Pakistan role in terror war –
PPP stanch supporter of women emancipation, rights: MNA Yasmeen Rehman –
BEIJING, OCT 19 (APP): Pakistan’s women parliamentary delegation led by MNA Yasmeen Rehman currently on a visit to China to mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries has said that the ruling Pakistan’s People Party strongly believe in women emancipation and supporter of their rights.It was an enduring legacy of Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto, she expressed these views while meeting with Chen Xiurong, Vice Chairperson of All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) here.Other members of the delegation, currently on a week-long visit to China,include MNAs Rahela Baloch (PPP), Khalida Mansoor (PML-N), Dr. Nahid Shahid Ali (MQM), Samina Mushtaq Pagganwala (PPP), Farhat Gohar (PPP), Shahnaz Saleem Malik (PML-N) and Nisar Tanveer (PML-N).
US National Security Advisor to visit China, India this week –
UN General Assembly to elect 5 non-permanent Security Council members on Friday –
BY IFTIKHAR ALI
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (APP): The UN General Assembly is set to meet on Friday to elect five non-permanent members of the Security Council, as candidates for a seat on the world’s body’s power centre stepped up their campaign.Those elected will serve from January 1, 2012, through the end of 2013.They will replace Lebanon, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon and Nigeria, whose terms end on December 31. Pakistan, a six-term candidate for the Asian seat on the 15-member Council, faces a challenge Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian country, which is contesting the election for the first time.
UN calls for global six-week truce during next Olympic Games –