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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 Azamís blazing century propels SBP in Presidentís 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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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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