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Saqlian questions “Doosara” in present era
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Master off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq indirectly questioned the legality of “Doosra” in the current era.  The inventor of the mystery ball, said that, due to his technique, he never felt any difficulty in managing the away going delivery,” he told a private television channel on Thurdsay. He declined to comment on the official rules, in this regard, saying that it was the job of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to look into the matter.
 
11th National Women Softball Championship from Friday
RAWALPINDI, April 17 (APP): A three-day 11th National Women Softball Championship-2014 will be held at Pindi Cricket Stadium from Friday. In a joint announcement here, District Coordination Officer  (DCO) Sajid Zafar Dall and Chairperson Senate Standing Committtee on Sports Kalsoom Perveen, said Six teams from all over the country including defending champions Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad and Police Department would participate in the championship.
 
National Shooting trials for Asian, CW Games on May 10
KARACHI, Apr 17 (APP): Second phase of trials to select Pakistan sharp shooters for this year’s Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be held at Naval International Shooting Range here on May 10, National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) announced on Thursday. “Trials will be conducted in all events like Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun,” Executive Vice President NRAP Razi Ahmed Khan told APP here.
 
Army excels in National Taekwondo
KARACHI, Apr 16 (APP): Pakistan Army swept all the 30 gold medals at stake in the National Taekwondo Championship at the Rangers Training Centre & School here, said a news release issued here on Wednesday. Army martial arts players dominated the event from start to finish with superb technique and power.
 
First round of Inter-Media cricket tournament ends
ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 (APP): The Inter-Media Cricket Tournament organized by Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) continues in full swing here. The tournament, organized in collaboration with National Press Club, comprises of teams belonging to national and international print and electronic media. The first round saw thrilling matches between various teams which competed fiercely to reach the second round.
 
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Major crops yield witnesses tremendous increase during last five years PDF Print E-mail
By Imran Nazir

ISLAMABAD, Feb 07 (APP): Pakistan has turned around not just from a food deficient to food surplus country but has also seen a sharp rise in the production of economically vital cash crops like sugarcane and cotton. Impressive surge in the major crops yeild lends credit to a combination of a sufficient raise in support prices and unhamperd flow of credit for the farmers. This remarkable turnaround has been achieved despite the national calamities like flood and other challenges. Gone are the days when the country had to hurriedly arrange for the import of its major staple crop like wheat to feed its 180 million population.
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Kashmiris optimistic about freedom in occupied Kashmir, want world’s attention towards the dispute PDF Print E-mail
By Altaf Hamid Rao

MIRPUR (AJK), Feb 04 (APP): Observing Kashmir Solidarity Day by over 180 million people of Pakistan on February 5, every year, is a clear manifestation of the bona fide verity that India can never delude world’s opinion any more and the Indian rulers shall have to bow before the explicit will of the gallant people of Jammu and Kashmir struggling to achieve their birth right of self-determination in line with the United Nations’ resolutions.
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Pak-SA Test series may prove a “test” of resilience and adaptability PDF Print E-mail
(An APP Feature By Muhammad Atif Noor)
ISLAMABAD, Feb 2 (APP): After proving their mettle in neighboring India with a 2-1 series victory, Pakistan’s buoyed and rejuvenated cricketers now face the real “Test” of their calibre should they humble South Africa in the ongoing away Test series. Will it turn out to be a contest between a predictable side vs the “most unpredictable in the world”. The proteas are perched on Top of world Test ranking and have successfully, albeit predictably, defended their no.1 position for the last one year.

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All set for Misbah eleven to take on S.A with a hope of kneeling down the number one test side PDF Print E-mail

Feature By Muhammad Atif Noor

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): After taking pride by beating India in India, Pakistan’s cricket team,known for its unpredictability, is all ready to take on the world’s number one test side (South Africa), which is surely predictable in dealing her opponents aggressively and with some quality cricket. Beating India at home has always been a biggest achievement and dream of Pakistan, but the dream that is yet to come true is thrashing South Africa in South Africa. The way South Africans manhandled the Kiwis in test series during their recent visit was quite extraordinary. They, however, could not remain consistent in the One-Day series, but, overall the New Zealanders were entirely dominated by the hosts.

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New cultural policy on the cards PDF Print E-mail
By Syeda Sidra Bukhari

ISLAMABAD, Jan 27 (APP): Culture depicts the norms and traditions of a society influencing the living patterns of masses to a great extent. It is the identity of any nation and established nations always have strong cultural values. In Pakistan, the idea of devising a comprehensive cultural policy emerged in 1995, which lingered on till 2005 when a ministry was created to deal with the most important issue. However, with the passage of 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Federal Ministry of Culture was devolved leaving many ongoing and newly planned projects in abeyance.
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