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Pakistan renew its commitment to UN peacekeeping at first-ever defence chiefs conference -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP): Pakistan has renewed its commitment to the “noble cause” of United Nations peacekeeping, the world body’s flagship activity that helps countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace.


At UN, Pakistan urges action to end violence against religious, ethnic minorities in Mideast -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (APP):  Pakistan Friday called for U.N. Security Council action to end the religiously and ethnically-motivated violence sweeping the Middle East by promoting a global consensus for resolving the challenges confronting Iraq, Syria, Yemen and “most importantly” Palestine.


US says Pakistan making sincere effort for Afghan peace -
WASHINGTON, March 28 (APP): Pakistan is making a “sincere effort” towards Afghan peace and it wants to make the best use of the “new environment” by aiding a negotiated political settlement to the conflict in the neighboring country, U.S. Special
Representative Dan Feldman said.


UN leader calls on defence chiefs for ‘unity and backing’ on UN peacekeeping -
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (APP): At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference Friday,  Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose.


IMF okays release of $ 501.4 million for Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, March 27 (APP): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday approved immediate release of $ 501.4 million tranche for Pakistan as the Fund’s Executive Board completed the sixth review of Pakistan’s economic performance.


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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 breaking records, capturing hearts: Richardson
MELBOURNE, March 28 (APP): ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has been a record-breaking tournament and has cemented the event’s position as one of the most popular sporting spectacles in the world, according to statistics released here on Saturday.
 
President SFP serves notice on Haider Lehri for holding illegal elections
KARACHI Mar. 26 (APP): President Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) Mohammed Saleem Khan has issued show cause notice to federation’s secretary general Haider Lehri for holding unconstitutional elections of the federation at Lahore on March 21 last.
 
Afghan players studded ICMS club win 23rd Governor Gold Cup
PESHAWAR, Mar 26 (APP): Having services of four World Cup returned Afghanistan players ICMS stunned Shama club in the final by 26 runs and lifted the coveted trophy of the 23rd Governor Gold Cricket Cup being played at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
 
Hafeez must be made captain: Sarfraz Nawaz
ISLAMABAD, Mar 26 (APP): Former Test Cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz on Thursday urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to make Muhammad Hafeez the captain of the One Day side saying currently the all-rounder suits best to lead the team.

 
Police defeats Railway in Kabbadi match
MULTAN, Mar 23 (APP): Punjab police defeated Pakistan Railway Police in a  "Kabbadi" match played in line with the Pakistan Day at Police Lines here.
 
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Nabeel to contest election of USACA President PDF Print E-mail
LAHORE, Nov 24 (APP) - Pakistani American, Nabeel Ahmed who stepped down as the Senior Vice President of USACA, will be contesting for the office of President during the elections of of the body March next year Nabeel,the only Senior Vice President of USACA, resigned few days ago after expressing frustration and confusion on the actions or lack of actions of some important members of USACA under the President Dainty’s leadership.“Yes, Nabeel has made up his mind to contest the election and surely he will be contesting for the Presidentship of USACA “,said the sources close to Nabeel while talking to APP from Detroit on Wednesday.They said Nabeel has decided to contest the elections in the larger interest of USA cricket and to safeguard the future of cricket in America.

As the SVP USACA,Nabeel contributed a lot in the overall development of the game besides sponsoring a number of cricket events at different levels and his passion and services for the cause of USA cricket are known to every cricket related person in America.
“ Nabeel was not happy the way, USACA was being run by the President and Chief Executive Officer Don Lockerbie who was sacked with immediate effect hours before a board meeting in Florida last week “,they added.
In his resignation Nabeel wrote “ My resignation is out of protest at the lack of action by the important members of the Board, the Executive, and division in the Board. My desire was to unify the board so that it can take united stand on any given issue but unfortunately due to the division in the board it was not possible. I tried my best but I did not succeed”.
The sources claimed Nabeel enjoys the support of majority of the important members of the USACA who has assured him their all out support if he comes forward and contest the Presidential elections of the body.
They said the USACA board’s finances remain a concern, and despite official denials it is widely believed the ill-fated tournament in Florida in May featuring New Zealand and Sri Lanka landed USACA with considerable losses.
“ He (Nabeel) was not happy with all that he tried to raise this issue and other issues pertaining to the promotion of cricket in USA in Board’s meeting time and again but the sitting President and the outgoing Chief Executive did not take measures to address Nabeel’s grievances “,said the sources.
They said to run the USACA on professional lines and to start an IPL-type tournament and to hold international tournaments at American soil requires a team of professionals and devoted individuals who can make benefit from the support the Games Ruling Body,The ICC has extended to USACA to promote cricket and to have international cricketing events in USA.
“ We are confident that Nabeel will win the next elections because he has the vision and ideas to duly fit in the role of President and to do what has not done in the past for the betterment of cricket in USA “,they added.
 

 

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