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Aamir wins, Heba Eltorky takes ladies title in Pakistan Open Squash

ISLAMABAD: Aamir Atlas Khan humbled his fellow Pakistani top seed Farhan Mahboob 3-1 to capture the title of Pakistan Open International Squash Championship at Mushaf Squash Complex on Friday. Egyptian girl Heba Eltorky beat Christina Mak of Hong Kong 3-0 to land the title of the ladies event of the US $ 40,0000 Championship. Defence…

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November 14, 2008

 

Pakistan to host 2010 Volleyball World Cup qualifier

LAHORE: Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) has allocated Pakistan the 1st round of 2010 World Championship Qualification Tournament from January 1st next year. Secretary Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) Major (Retd.) Muhammad Afzal said here on Friday that four teams including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Macao will compete in the three day event scheduled to be held…

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November 14, 2008

 

PHF appoints ex-Olympian Ayaz Mahmood chief hockey coach

LAHORE: Former Olympian, Ayaz Mahmood on Friday was named chief coach of Pakistan senior hockey team and another duo of former Olympians, Muhammad Shahbaz Junior and Kamran Ashraf will be assisting him to revive the sagging fortunes of the team. This was stated by President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Qasim Zia at a news conference…

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November 14, 2008

 

Pakistan beat WI by 24 runs in 2nd ODI

ABU DHABI: Unlike the first one-dayer, which was full of manic fireworks, the second one was more of a slow-burning scrap. Like the first one-dayer, Pakistan were second-best at the halfway stage but came out on top in a tight finish, this win sealing the series. Like in the first one-dayer, there was a dogged…

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November 14, 2008

 

Sarah, Ushna in Federal Cup Tennis ladies singles final

ISLAMABAD: Sarah Mahboob and Ushna Sohail qualified for the ladies singles final of Federal Cup Tennis Championship at PTF Tennis Complex on Friday. In the first semi-final, Pakistan No.1 Women and Junior player, Sarah Mahboob Khan, was pitted against seed No. 3, Saba Aziz which Sarah Mahboob won 6-1, 6-1. Sarah played outstanding tennis to…

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November 14, 2008

 

Indian authorities place Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, others under house arrest

SRINAGAR: Authorities placed the chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and all other senior Hurriyet leaders under house arrest today and imposed undeclared curfew to thwart holding of election boycott rallies. The APHC chairman had to address a public gathering in Bandipore, today, while senior Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani…

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November 14, 2008

 

Wildfire destroys at least 70 homes in southern California

LOS ANGELES: Fast-moving wildfire destroyed around 70 homes and forced evacuations in the hills of the southern California coastal town of Montecito. Flames driven by wind gusts of up to 113 kilometers quickly overwhelmed firefighters. By midnight the blaze had scorched some 320 hectares of land. A blackout plunged much of the area into darkness…

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November 14, 2008

 

E.U. urges ISrael to allow essential services into Gaza

LONDON: The European Union has urged Israel to respect international law by allowing essential services into the Gaza strip as its blockade takes a heavy toll on the impoverished Palestinian territory. E.U. external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said in a statement that E.U. was concerned about the consequences for the Gazan population of the complete…

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November 14, 2008

 

Hillary Clinton strong candidate for Secretary of State post

WASHINGTON: President-elect Barack Obama is considering several names for the post of secretary of state as former first lady Hillary Clinton emerges strong candidate for the post. Two unnamed Obama advisers told the CBS TV network that Mrs. Clinton, an Obama rival for presidential nomination, is under consideration for the post. Mrs. Clinton, 61, a…

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November 14, 2008

 

Germany-Pakistan sign development cooperation protocol for Euros 81 mln

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Germany have signed a protocol on development coopedration for 81 million euros in Berlin. Bilateral economic negotiations on development cooperation between Pakistan and Germany were held in Berlin on November 10 and 11. Farrakh Qayyum, Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD), led the Pakistan delegation to thenegotiations. The German delegation was headed by…

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November 14, 2008

 

Gilani condoles death of Shaukat Mazari

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad and sudden demise of former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly and MPA from Rajanpur Sardar Shaukat Hussain Mazari who passed away on Friday due to cardiac arrest. In his condolence message to the bereaved family, the Prime Minister offered…

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November 14, 2008

 

Text of Zardari’s address at U.N. Inter-faith conference

UNITED NATIONS: Following is the text of President Asif Ali Zardari’s speech at the United Nations Interfaith Dialogue: Text Begins: “Mr. President, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Your Majesty Khadim-e-Harmain Sharifain King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies Assalam-O-Alaikum – May Peace Be upon You. We stand at a critical cross-road as we…

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November 14, 2008

 

NCHD committee to present program in upcoming meeting

ISLAMABAD: The Special Committee on National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) would present the commission's program in the upcoming meeting to be held shortly. The meeting will be attended by the Ministers for Education, Secretaries for Education, and Additional Chief Secretaries of all the four provinces. It would finalize a viable program for NCHD for…

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November 14, 2008

 

Expatriates to send money back home: Daultana

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary on Information and Broadcasting Azim Daultana Friday urged expatriate Pakistanis to send money back home through legal means and contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country. Talking to PTV, he said forex scandal's main accused (Khanani and Kalia) should be punished as they are allegedly responsible to transfer $ 10…

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November 14, 2008

 

Trainee police officials to be given free ration

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Punjab Shaukat Javed has said that in all police training centers of Punjab, trainee police officials would be given free ration on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif. He said that as many as Rs 300 million would be spent on this scheme. He said that all police…

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November 14, 2008

 

Mobilink, Box Office launch new Bond Movie in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Mobilink, along with Box Office, Friday launched the latest blockbuster movie Quantum of Solace. The film is being released in cinemas across Pakistan on November 14, 2008. Mobilink is the country's market leader in cellular communication services with more than 30 million customers and a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom while Box office is Pakistan's…

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November 14, 2008

 

HBL workers press for demands

KARACHI: Newly elected CBA Habib Bank Worker Front of Pakistan (HBWF) on Friday held a detailed meeting with HBL President Zakir Mahmood and called upon him to resolve the issues of the staff. The workers delegation headed by HBWF leaders Muhammad Khan Awan, Haji Muhammad Yaqoob and Malik Zafar Iqbal presented workers' demands and urged…

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November 14, 2008

 

India releases 28 Pakistani prisoners out of 679

NEW DELHI: India on Friday released 28 Pakistani prisoners out of 679 languishing in different Indian jails. India is also expected to release 67 more prisoners belonging to Gohar Shahi sect on Novvember 19. They are currently lodged in Delhi jail. An official of Pakistan High Commissioner said Pakistan has released all the juvenile prisoners…

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November 14, 2008

 

IDB provides $200 mln to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Islamic Development Bank (IDP) has provided $200 million in aid to Pakistan. PTV quoting sources reported that amount by the bank is initial tranche of the loan and more funds would be provided in a few days to meet the shortage in foreign exchange reserves. The loan aimed to maintain forex reserves at to…

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November 14, 2008

 

Baqai Institute of Diabetology plans Awareness Walk on Nov 16

KARACHI: The fact that diabetes is a largely preventable disease yet inflicting people of all age groups has led to the inception of awareness walks across the globe on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. As a part of this global awareness campaign, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology arranges Diabetes Awareness Walk every year…

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November 14, 2008

 

Fourth NBP National Junior Badminton Championship from Nov 26-30

LAHORE: The Fourth NBP National Junior Badminton Championship will be held here from November 26 to 30 at New Khan Hall. Teams from Punjab, Sindh, NWFP, Baluchistan, AJK, Islamabad, Fata and other affiliated departments with Pakistan Badminton Federation will participate, said Aamir Hayat Khan Rokhari on Friday. Boarding and lodging will be provided to provincial…

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November 14, 2008

 
 
 
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