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Table Tennis Championship to prove a good omen: IPC Minister
ISLAMABAD AUGUST 29 (APP): Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC), Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada has said the South Asian Cadet and Junior Table Tennis Championship played here at Rodam Hall would prove as good omen in holding other sport activities saying by seeing this other countries would feel confident in sending their teams to Pakistan.
 
Hamza shock top seed Nofil to reach tennis semis
KARACHI, Aug 29 (APP): Hamza Malik pulled off a shock when defeated top seed and junior international Nofil Kaleem 2-0 to storm into the Under-18 semifinals of second Indus Pharma Seniors and Junior Ranking Tennis Championship after easy victories at Karachi Club here on Friday.
 
National Junior Swimming Championship in Sept: Asif
PESHAWAR, Aug 29 (APP): National Junior Age Group Swimming Championship at Adil Khan Swimming Pool, Qayyum Sports Complex, will be held in September this year, Secretary General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Swimming Association Asif Orakzai told APP here on Friday.
 
Nasir to clash with Danish in Memorial International Squash final
PESHAWAR, Aug 27 (APP): Top seeded Pakistan No. 1 Nasir Iqbal will clash with Danish Atlas in the final of the 10,000 US $ Hashim Khan Memorial Pakistan International Squash Circuit-II Championship being played here at PAF Squash Complex on Wednesday.
 
Ushna and partner breeze into QF of ITF Pro Circuit in Egypt
LAHORE, Aug 27 (APP): Pakistan’s female tennis star,Ushna Suhail paired with Yuanyi Yu of China breezed into the doubles quarter finals of the ITF Pro Circuit tournament in Sharmal Sheikh, Egypt on Wednesday.
 
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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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