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OíKeefe set to make debut against Pakistan in first Test
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP): Steve O’Keefe has a good chance of making his debut in Dubai alongside the incumbent offspinner Nathan Lyon, said a report carried by cricket’s leading website on Monday.
 
Tanvir emerges on top in KBA Bridge
KARACHI, Oct. 20 (APP)- Team Tanvir, having top veterans in their line-up won the Weekly Karachi Bridge Association (KBA) Swiss League Tournament at Aslam Hall on Sunday evening.
 
Hamza, Sajjad qualify for last rounds of Qatar 6-Red Snooker
KARACHI, Oct 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s duo of Hamza Akbar and Muhammad Sajjad qualified for the last 16 rounds of inaugural Qatar Academy 6-Red Snooker Championship in Doha after three straight victories, according to a message received here on Monday.
 
Dollar East to honor Misbah, Ajmal & top cricketers
KARACHI, Oct. 20 (APP)- Dollar East will be honoring Pakistan’s top cricketers including captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Shafiq, Kamran Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed for their meritorious contribution in the sport.
 
Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP): Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees the Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form.
 
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President Zardariís visit to Turkey to promote bilateral relations PDF Print E-mail
ISTANBUL Oct. 30 (APP) Pakistan and Turkey are expected to sign a currency swap agreement during the visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to Istanbul.This was stated by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Muhammad Haroon Shaukat during an interview with APP’s special correspondent Fayyaz Chaudhry in Istanbul on Sunday before the arrival of President Asif Ali Zardari.The agreement would allow the two countries to move towards arrangements to do trade in local currencies which will ease pressure on the foreign exchange.The ambassador said negotiations between Pakistan and Turkey are also progressing well for a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).
He said the financial and business institutions of the two countries are promoting cooperation to facilitate the business community.
The ambassador expressed satisfaction over growing bilateral trade between the two countries and said it had shown an increase of 50 per cent last year reaching close to one billion dollars.
He said Pakistan is making sincere efforts to further facilitate business community of the two countries to increase the trade volume as both the countries are eyeing at reaching the target of two billion dollars bilateral trade by next year.
Replying to a question, the ambassador acknowledged that the Turkey has placed safeguard duties on three products but added that these were not Pakistan specific.
He pointed out that Turkey was facing trade deficit of 100 billion dollars a year and the safeguards are aimed at reducing the gap and providing protection to the domestic sector.
The ambassador said Pakistan has asked the Turkish leadership to reduce duties of some of the products being imported from Pakistan to improve bilateral trade.
Haroon Shaukat expressed the confidence that visit of the President Asif Ali Zardari to Turkey will add new dimensions to the already closer strategic relations and economic collaborations between the two counties.
He described the visit of President very important in the given regional situation as President’s visit reflects Pakistan’s keen interest for promotion of peace and security in Afghanistan and strengthening of exemplary relations with Turkey.
He said the visit of President is significantly important as besides discussion with his Turkish counterpart, he will attend the sixth trilateral summit being hosted by Turkey for peace, security and development in Afghanistan.
He said President Zardari will have two meetings with President Abdullah Gul during his visit besides interaction with local business community and media.
 

     

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