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Libyan parties agree ‘in principle’ to move UN-mediated political talks from Geneva to Libya -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (APP):  Participants in the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue in discussions in Geneva this week have agreed "on the principle"ť of convening future dialogue sessions in Libya, provided that logistical and security conditions are available, the U.N. said Thursday.


US terms Afghan Taliban armed insurgency, ISIS terrorist organization -
WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (APP): The White House has termed the Afghan Taliban as armed insurgency, differentiating it from the ISIS terrorist organization operating in Iraq and Syria, as a spokesman reiterated longstanding American position that rules out giving any concessions to terrorists.


Javed Malik welcomes Pakistani healthcare exporters in UAE -
DUBAI, Jan 29 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large Javed Malik Thursday visited Arab Health Exhibition and welcomed the Pakistani exporters taking part in the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East, being held here. 


UN’s ME envoy ‘outraged’ by attack on world body’s Gaza compound -
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (APP): The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, has expressed outrage by the assault on the UN premises in Gaza on Wednesday.


Pakistan figures above regional countries on economic freedom index -
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (APP): Pakistan has greater economic freedom than other major regional economies, the latest worldwide Index of Economic Freedom determines while taking into account improvements the country has made over the last year.


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PTF announces team for Davis Cup
ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (APP): Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) on Thursday announced the Davis Cup team that will play against Kuwait at a neutral venue, Colombo, Sri Lanka from March 4 to 6. 
 
Babar Azam’s blazing century propels SBP in President’s Gold Cup
KARACHI, Jan 29 (APP): Opener Babar Azam struck a blazing century to propel State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in the final of President’s Gold Cup One-day Tournament thrashing Karachi Dolphins by nine wickets at National Stadium on Thursday.
 
Dollar East Royal CC considering to induct Amir for Patrons Trophy Grade-II
KARACHI, Jan 29 (APP): Dollar East Royal Cricket Club is considering to induct Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir in their fold for the upcoming Patrons Cricket Trophy Grade-II Championship starting in March, head of sports Zaheer Ahmed said on Thursday.
 
Sarfaraz asks players to adopt aggressive approach
ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (APP): Former fast bowler Sarfaraz Nawaz has said that Pakistan cricket team must show aggression and work hard to win two-match ODI series against New Zealand, starting on Saturday.
 
Young Mahin creates history for Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Jan 28 (APP): Pakistan’s under 14 player Mahin Aftab Qureshi created history on Tuesday when she annexed the girls singles title of 2nd leg ITF Asian 14 and Under Tennis Championships - Division II in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
 
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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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