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15 top World cricketers consented for PSL
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): Fifteen top names of the world cricket have given their consent for the opening edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) being held in Doha (Qatar) next February, it was learnt here on Thursday.
 
Younis, Ajmal should be in final XI not among 15: Haroon
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed said on Thursday that doors of one-day cricket were open for stalwarts like Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal if they secured a place in the final XI.
 
Asif, Asjad, Sajjad to feature in World 6-Red Snooker in Thailand
KARACHI, Sept 3 (APP): A three-member Pakistan snooker team comprising former IBSF World Champion Muhammad Asif, ex-World Championship runner-up Muhammad Sajjad and recent finalist member of World Team Asjad Iqbal are due to leave for Bangkok on Defence Day of Pakistan to feature in Sangsom 6-Red World Championship being held there from September 7 to 12.
 
Karachi Blues beat DM Jamali by 53 runs
ISLAMABAD Sep 3 (APP): Karachi Region Blues thrashed Dera Murad Jamali Region by 53 runs on Thursday in the Qualifying Round of the National Twenty-20 Tournament 2015 being played at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
 
Pak cueists to leave for Thailand on Sunday to feature in 6-Red Word C'ship
ISLAMABAD, Sep 3 (APP): A three-member Pakistan snooker team will depart for Thailand on Sunday from Lahore Airport to represent the country in Sangsom 6-Red Word Championship, scheduled to be held in Bangkok from September 7-12.
 
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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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