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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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Pakistan’s Investment Potential Highlighted in UAE: Javed Malik PDF Print E-mail
DUBAI, April 9 (APP):  Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Investment, Ambassador Javed Malik said on Wednesday that countries would have be adopt innovative approaches to attract Foreign Direct investment (FDI) and new strategies are needed to effectively promote a country’s investment and trade potential globally. He was speaking on the first day of the Annual Investment Conference 2014 at a panel discussion in which global experts in foreign direct investment and government officials were taking part. A keynote address by Secretary General of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference for Trade and Development) was also scheduled.
 
Economic potential, confidence in policies to speed-up growth: Dar PDF Print E-mail
app35-09washington.jpgWASHINGTON, April 9 (APP): : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said Islamabad’s commitment to make best use of the country’s economic potential and growing international confidence in Pakistan’s policies will help sustain growth momentum in the years ahead. Senator Dar was speaking at the US Institute of Peace at the start  his visit to Washington, during which he is scheduled to hold  Economic Dialogue with the United Sates officials and participate in IMF-World Bank annual spring meetings.
 
Ishaq Dar confident of sustained economic momentum PDF Print E-mail
WASHINGTON, April 9 (APP):  Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said Islamabad’s commitment to make best use of the country’s economic potential and growing international confidence in Pakistan’s policies will help sustain growth momentum in the years ahead.  Senator Dar was speaking at the U.S. Institute of Peace at the start his visit to Washington, during which he is scheduled to hold Economic Dialogue with the United Sates officials and participate in IMF-World Bank annual spring meetings.
 
Pakistan urges end to nuclear discrimination, seeks full access to technology to meet energy needs PDF Print E-mail
UNITED NATIONS, April 8 (APP):  Reaffirming its commitment to the goal of disarmament, Pakistan has called for full access to nuclear technology needed for producing more nuclear energy to redress its growing electricity deficit. “We call upon the international community to reverse discrimination and enable Pakistan to have full access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes,” Pakistani Permanent Representative to the UN, Masood Khan, told UN Disarmament Commission, a subsidiary of the General Assembly, on Monday. Pakistan’s nuclear policy was guided by the principles of restraint and responsibility, Ambassador Khan said, adding, “We do not want an arms race in South Asia; but we are fully attentive to the emerging security dynamics.
 
‘Good response’ to Pakistan’s $500 million Eurobonds bid amid economic upswing: Dar PDF Print E-mail
NEW YORK, April 8 (APP): Pakistan’s move to issue Eurobonds worth $500 million after a gap of seven years has received “good response” from bond managers in Dubai, London, Toronto and New York, and a final decision in this regard could come as early as Wednesday, Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar said Monday. At the end of his hectic “Bond Roadshow”, Dar told cheering members of the Pakistani community that international confidence in the country’s economy had grown manifold and he expected the bond paper to be oversubscribed.
 
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