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Pakistan victorious in squash quarterfinals
ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (APP): Pakistan earned victories in squash quarter finals of the South Asian Games (Men & Women) played at Guwahati, India. In the Men Event (Individual) Farah Zaman (Pakistan) beat Ravindu H Laksiri (Sri Lanka) 11/8, 16/14, 11/9. Nasir Iqbal (Pakistan) beat Arhant Keshar Simha (Nepal) 11/4, 12/10, 11/0.
 
Irfan, Bacha to face Nouman, Taimur in Men Badminton doubles final
PESHAWAR, Feb 6 (APP): Irfan and Bacha Khan of Tarnab village will face Nouman and Taimur Khan of Palosia village in the final of the Peshawar District Inter-Club Men Badminton Championship played here at local Hujra at Landi Arbab, a suburban village of Peshawar, on Saturday. In the first semi-final Nouman and Taimur Khan defeated Sajid and Sana Ullah of Tehkal Payan by 3-1, the score was 21-18, 21-19, 21-16 and 21-19 while in the second semi-final Irfan and Bach outclassed Tahir and Arif of Landi Arbab village by 3-0, the score was 21-19, 21-15 and 21-19.
 
Aamer bags first hat-trick in PSL
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Mohammad Aamer becomes the first bowler to bag a hat-trick in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2016 after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan and Kevon Cooper. It was the 19th over of the second match of PSL 2016, when Aamer entertained the crowd with PSL’s very first hat-trick, a private news channel reported.
 
Saleem Rajput elected chairman of Karachi Softball Association
KARACHI, Feb 5 (APP): Muhammad Saleem Rajput has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Karachi Softball Association. An announcement on Friday said that the decision to this effect was taken at the annual general body meeting of the Karachi Softball Association (KSA) chaired by its president Asif Azeem.
 
Board decides to review ICC’s constitution and governance structures
KARACHI, Feb 4 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board considered amendments that had been made to the ICC’s constitution in 2014 and agreed that, ICC announced on Thursday. “In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance, it would seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the independent position of ICC Chairman,” world governing body announced in a statement.
 
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Better road links create more opportunities of development PDF Print E-mail

By Taj Nabi Khan

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): With developing countries paying due attention to infrastructural development, it has become an acknowledgeable fact that a network of quality roads spur economic growth and highlight the geo economic potential of the country, besides opening up new vistas of development and opportunities for the masses. Development of road infrastructure not only links backward regions with bigger cities business centers and markets, but also provide an opportunity to foreign investors to invest.

 
Dilapidated roads showing other face of ' beautiful capital' PDF Print E-mail

By Mudassar Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): The beauty of a place is attached to its  natural scenic views and the way it is administratively maintained by the authority concerned. Islamabad, with its prime location besides the magnificent Margalla  Hills and a green outlook, is considered among the most beautiful capitals of the world. But, the body responsible of maintaining its beauty seems to be in deep slumber as there are many things needed to be fixed in the capital, dilapidated roads being one of them.

 
Unusual fog brings low temperatures, makes traveling a dicey task PDF Print E-mail

By Muhammad Atif Noor

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP):  The Winter, normally a season of feast, excursion and joy in this region of the world, otherwise known for its enervating summers, has brought with it a strange phenomenon in recent weeks---Record chill in the air sent people scampering to keep themselves warm and also made movement of vehicular traffic a dicey task especially at night. The strange thing about this phenomenon in recent season has been that it gripped the Pothohar region and plains of KPK as well, in contrast to the common trend of past when nearly-blinding fog mostly affected the plain areas of the Punjab.

 
Underprivileged finally get free medical treatment facility PDF Print E-mail

By Shah Nawaz Mohal

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Long considered a prerogative of the privileged segment of society, the newly-launched national healthcare programme seeks to bring the health facilities, especially for the potentialluy-fatal diseases, within reach of the poor and deprived sections. Free medical treatment facility for the poor across the country is envisaged under the national healthcare project for which Rs 9.1 billion have been allocated and would be completed in two phases.

 
Int’l buyers’ attention urged for flourishing gemstone industry in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
By Taj Nabi Khan

ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP): Potential international buyers are required to be attracted in a more focused way to promote gemstone industry in Pakistan as the country is not only blessed with the large reserves of mineral ores but also known for the world’s most-glittering gemstones. The wide-range of gemstones including sapphires from Kashmir, emeralds from Swat, rubies from the northern areas and pink topazes from Katlang, Mardan, and good quality zircon, different varieties of quartz, aquamarine, tourmaline, sphene, spinel, zoisite apatite, epidote, morganite, garnet, scapolite, clino zoisite, xenotime, bastnaesite, peridot, nephrite, serpentine, agate, diopside, pargasite, amethyst, scheelite, pollucite, chrome diopside and kunzite are found in mountainous belt from South Waziristan to Chitral, makes the country significant in the mineral world.
 
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