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Four quarterfinals decided in Federal Cup Tennis

ISLAMABAD: Quarterfinal matches in four events were decided in the Silver Jubilee Federal Cup Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex on Thursday. A limited schedule of matches could be completed because of the rain as semifinal slots were filled in the events of the Men’s Doubles, Boys’ Under-13, Ladies Singles and Girls Under-17. In the…

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BB laid down her life preaching tolerance, reconciliation: Zardari

UNITED NATIONS: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that in following the true spirit of Islam the great leader of Pakistan Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto fought and laid down her life advocating dialogue and tolerance and opposing extremism. He made these remarks while paying tribute to Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at the special session of…

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Meeting for reinstatement of sacked employees next week: Sherry

ISLAMABAD: The committee formed for the restoration of the sacked government employees would meet next week to prepare modalities for the implementation of the cabinet decision, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman said Thursday. “The committee will determine the financial resources; besides finalizing the lists of employees to be reinstated in different departments…

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Pakistan wants constructive engagement with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said it is looking forward to continuing constructive engagement with India to address all outstanding issues and achieve mutually beneficial cooperative relationship.Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Sadiq in his weekly briefing said since 2004 Pakistan and India have been engaged in a Composite Dialogue process. He said four rounds of the Composite…

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Public Holiday on martyrdom anniversary of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party has announced that December 27 would be observed as public holiday to pay homage to former prime minster Shaheed Benazir Bhutto on her first martyrdom anniversary.The decision was taken in joint meeting of PPP Central Executive Committee and Federal Council under chairmanship of Party Vice Chairman Sayed Yousuf Raza Gilani at…

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Privatisation of Qadirpur gas field only after Parliament’s consensus

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday categorically stated in the senate that Qadirpur gas field was not being sold and that the house will be taken into confidence whenever it decides to do so. “The government is not selling Qadirpur gas field. As and when it decides, it will take this house…

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Main rounds of Rs.58,000 KC Snooker from Friday

KARACHI: The main rounds of 12th Karachi Club Open Snooker Tournament carrying Rs.58,000 prize money, will break-off at the Karachi Club Amir Bakhsh Billiards Hall from Friday. Country's top eight cueists will join the top eight qualifiers from the first phase in the main rounds. Asim Ghani on Wednesday won the first phase of the…

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Top Indian cricket officials face perjury charges

NEW DELHI: Senior Indian cricket officials, including former chief Sharad Pawar, were consulting lawyers Thursday after a court ordered criminal proceedings against them on perjury charges. The Calcutta High Court ruled that six officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should face charges linked to a case against ex-president Jagmohan Dalmiya….

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Qasmi CC, Malir Gym triumph in Fifteen15 Night cricket

KARACHI: Qasmi Cricket Club and Malir Gymkhana registered commanding victories in Dr. S.M.A. Shah Fifteen15 Tasty Trophy Night Cricket Tournament at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium on Wednesday night. Qasmi CC thrashed Malir Companion by seven wickets thanks to a fine knock of 46 with six boundaries and one six and Rehan Azam cracked five 4s…

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KCCA Inter-Zonal U-17 semifinals on Nov 14

KARACHI: The semifinals of the Woodward Trophy KCCA Inter-Zonal Under-17 Cricket Tournament will be played on Friday. In the semifinals on Wednesday, Zone-V Blues will take on Zone-I Whites at KCCA Stadium and Zone-V Blues faces Zone-V Whites at TMC Ground. In the quarterfinal, slow left arm spinner Muhammad Salman finished with excellent figures of…

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Chanderpaul agrees to third spell as overseas player for Durham

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Shivnarine Chanderpaul has agreed to sign up for a third spell as the overseas player for Durham in the English County Championship. The northern team said Thursday that it had also tied down the majority of the squad that won the 2008 county title after 16 years as a first-class team. The West Indies…

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Shikarpur police registers FIR against jirga organizers

LARKANA: Shikarpur Police registered FIR Thursday, against two organizers and 14 participants of a jirga which had ordered to give a seven-year-old girl in marriage to a 15-year-old boy to settle a dispute between two groups in Shikarpur district. District Police Officer (DPO), Shikarpur, Khadim Hussain Rind ordered Shikarpur police to register an FIR at…

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BISP to benefit 3.5 mln in first phase

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja has said that parliamentarians would be involved in the distribution of income support fund for the immediate relief of the 3.5 million poor. Talking to CNBC, she ruled out the possibility of any political favoritism in BISP.” We unanimously decided to immediately start relief work through…

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PSB to probe PRF equipment purchase

LAHORE: Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has constituted an inquiry committee to scrutinize the purchase and physical verification of the equipment worth Rs.3.5 million by Pakistan Rowing Federation (PRF) after the concerned federation failed to submit a report on the purchase. The inquiry has been ordered after PSB failed to get an answer from the concerned…

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Paddy purchase starts from Nov 14

LAHORE: Rice Mills will formally start paddy purchase at government price from Friday (November 14) to ensure proper return to the growers. Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MinFAL) Nazar Muhammad Gondal disclosed this in a press briefing held at PASSCO Head Office here on Thursday. The minister said that Pakistan Agricultural Supply and…

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People for properly functioning local govt system

KARACHI: The people of Pakistan support democratically elected government and they believe that a properly functioning local government system is the best method for improving their quality of life through the services it can deliver. This was stated by Dr. Kevin Curnow, Chief of the Party, Districts that Work (DTW), at a local hotel on…

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PCA urges government to support computer industry

ISLAMABAD: President of Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) Munawar Iqbal has urged the government to take financially sound remedial measures and introduce tax cuts for further expansion of computer industry. While chairing a special meeting of PCA Islamabad Chapter on Thursday, he said the new steps especially the further tightening of monitory policy of State Bank…

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PSM among 17 public sectors units to be offloaded in current fiscal

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that 17 public sector industrial units including Paksitan Steel Mills and Qadirpur Gas Field would be privatised during present financial year. In a written reply to a question by Raja Muhammad Safdar Khan,MNA during Question Hour Minister for Privatisation Syed Naveed Qamar said that units to be…

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Memon Professional Forum on Nov 14

KARACHI: The Memon Professional Forum (MPF) is hosting a panel discussion on “Global Financial Meltdown- Threats and Opportunities for Pakistan”. An announcement to this effect was made in a statement issued here on Thursday. It said that the panel discussion would take place on November 14 at a local hotel. Dr. Ishrat Husain, the Dean…

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MBISE wins Inter-Boards Girls Table Tennis

LARKANA: Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Multan won the All Pakistan Inter-Boards Girls Table-tennis Championship 2008 defeating Lahore Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education by 3-1 in the final played on Thursday at Niaz Siddiki Badminton Court, Officers Club Larkana. Faisalabad bagged third position and beat Larkana Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education…

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Insurgency, public order to be dealt separately: Asfandyar

PESHAWAR: President ANP and Chairman Foreign Relation Committee Asfandyar Wali Khan said Thursday that insurgency and worsening public order situation were two different things and both needed to be addressed in different manners. Talking to reporters here at a reception hosted in his honor by MPA Khalid Raza Zakori, the ANP leader said, deteriorating law…

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