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Iran’s President Rouhani wins re-election

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli confirmed the result on state television, saying Rouhani had won 23.5 million votes -- 57 percent -- compared to 15.8 million -- 38.3 percent -- for hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi. It followed a huge 73 percent turnout on Friday which forced authorities to extend polling by several hours. "I…

Pakistan re-elected as member of UN’s Committee on Programme and Coordination

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is re-elected as a member of the Committee on Programme and Coordination of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Saturday. Pakistan secured 48 votes out of 50 members of ECOSOC present and voting. Since 1973 Pakistan has remained a member of CPC except for one-term from 1985 to 1987. After its recent election, Pakistan will continue its membership till 2020. The committee works as a main subsidiary body of ECOSOC and is charged with reviewing the UN programmes as defined in its…

Pakistan re-elected as member of OPCW Executive Council

THE HAGUE: In recognition of Pakistan’s contribution towards achieving the objectives and purposes of the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (CWC), it was re-elected Pakistan as a member of the Executive Council of the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for the term 2016-2018.