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Indo-Pak clash, dire need of subcontinent: Zaheer Abbas
ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): Asian Bradman Zaheer Abbas while praising the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi for doing all-out efforts for the Indo-Pak clash said Pakistan and India face-to-face is just like the Ashes series of the subcontinent.After an ICC meeting in Dubai, the PCB announced it would conditionally support the reforms to be officially signed in June this year which Sethi said will bring major benefits to Pakistan. Sethi had said that Pakistan will get eight years of series, including archrivals India, earning $300 million, after agreeing to the revamp of the game’s governing body.
 
Keeping Pakistani players away from IPL is a great blow: Wasim Akram
ISLAMABAD, Apr 15 (APP): Former captain Wasim Akram feels keeping Pakistani players away from the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a great blow for cricket-lovers saying mixing sports and politics won’t do any good. Pakistani players have been barred from participating in the IPL since 2008. Howevevr, Akram feels this is the right time for the Pakistani players to be reinstated, for the benefit of subcontinental sports fans.Akram, who is the bowling coach for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), said whenever Pakistan and India players have played either against each other  or together, they have attracted lot of crowds. “I hope in near future Pakistani players will be able to participate because we have great talent,” Pakpassion.net quoted Akram as saying.
 
21th Jeevay Pakistan cycle rally to start on April 23
MUZAFFARGARH, Apr 13 (APP): The 21th Jeevay Pakistan cycle rally will leave for Islamabad, here from April 23, Wednesday. The rally titled ‘Anti-drugs and love with sports’ will start from Missali Public school Muzaffargarh and conclude at Jinnah Stadium Islamabad on May 8. A meeting with Commissioner Dera Ghazi Khan Division, Suhail Shahzad was held in the chair at Commissioner’s office on Sunday to review arrangements for the rally. Commissioner DG Khan lauded for holding cycle rally and urged the participants of the rally to play their role in eradicating menace of narcotics and promote sports and other positive activities.
 
Malik Saad Memorial Snooker Cup begins, Saleh, M. Asif, Asif Toba advance
PESHAWAR, Apr 12 (APP): Former World Amateur Snooker Champion, Muhammad Asif, former World No. 2 Saleh Muhammad and current National Championship Muhammad Asif Toba recorded easy sailing on the opening day of the first Malik Saad Shaheed Memorial Snooker Cup, which got under way here at Snooker Club Gulbahar on Saturday. Surprisingly no one is there for inauguration the prestigious snooker championship despite participating of big guns of the game here in provincial metropolis. The tournament is being organized by Malik Saad Shaheed Sports Trust with former World Amateur Snooker Champion Muhammad Asif is the top seed, former world no. 2 Saleh Muhammad is seeded second and current national champion who won the 39th edition of the National Championship, is seeded third.
 
Peshawar District Handicap Twenty20 Cricket begins
PESHAWAR, Apr 12 (APP): Peshawar White defeated Peshawar Red by four wickets in the opening match of the Peshawar Dsitrict Handicap Twenty20 Cricket Tournament, which got under way here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Saturday. President of the Peshawar District Handicap Cricket Association and Governor National Youth Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Amar Khan was the chief guest on this occasion who formally inaugurated the tournament in which a total of four teams from Peshawar District are taking part. Organizing Secretary, Syed Jaffar Shah, Coordinators Khalid Aman and Kifayat Ullah, Amjad Khan, players, officials were also present.
 
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Iranian envoy meets General Wynne PDF Print E-mail
RAWALPINDI, Oct 31 (APP): Mashallah Shakeri,Ambassador of Iran, called on  Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Khalid Shameem Wynne here at Joint Staff Headquarter Chaklala on Monday. The Ambassador remained with the Chairman JCSC for some time and discussed the matters related to bilateral interests, says an ISPR press release.
 
Rain ahead of Eid to bring chill in weather PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): A three-day rain-spell, forecast to hit specially the souther parts of the country from Tuesday, is foreseen to introduce a welcome chill in the air, days ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. Though mornings and evenings are already a little bit cold in Northern parts of the land, due to rains of the previous days, the coming wet spell, followed by another spell in the second week of November, may well usher in the winter in all its glory, say the weather pundits. According to an advisory issued by met office, a well marked low pressure area developed over central parts of Arabian Sea has intensified into a “Depression” (strong weather system) Monday, located at 1200 km south-southwest of Balochistan coast.

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Faraz’s maiden ton powers Karachi Whites to score 371 in QAT PDF Print E-mail
KARACHI, Oct 31 (APP): Left handed batsman Faraz Ahmed Khan smashed a maiden first class hundred and his 150-run 8th wicket stand with Mansoor Ahmed powered Karachi Whites to 371 all out in their first innings in their Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Trophy Division-II match against Hyderabad at NBP Sports Complex ground on Monday. By draw of stumps on the second day in the 4-day match, Hyderabad  had reached 161 for the loss of five wickets in their first innings. They are still 110-run behind with five wickets intact.

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CDA finalizes sanitation arrangements for Eid-ul-Adha PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): Sanitation Directorate of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has finalized the arrangements for collection and disposal of offals and other waste of the sacrificial animals in capital on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha. The arrangements made by the Sanitation Directorate of CDA for removal of offal, entrails and carcasses of sacrificial animals were discussed Monday in the meeting presided by the Chairman CDA, Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, says a press release.

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PM extends date of exchange for 500 rupees note by Sep 30, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): On the recommendations of Ministry of Finance Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has approved extension in the date of exchange of Rs.500 (old design) bank note by commercial banks for further period of one year up to September 30, 2012. The Prime Minister approved the extension on the request of the general public and parliamentarians.
 
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