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Age no barrier for Pakistani players in 12th South Asian Games
ISLAMABAD, Feb 10 (APP): Age is just a number for the Pakistani table tennis team for the 12th South Asian Games which is taking place from 5 February to 16 February 2016 in Guwahati and Shillong, India. They have the 45 plus duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif, who helped the women's team win the silver, 12 years after they had claimed the same feat at the Games' 2004 edition in Islamabad.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
England to face Pakistan in 5th place playoff in U19 CWC
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): England demolished Namibia by 203 runs on Wednesday to set up a clash with Pakistan for the fifth/sixth position playoff in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016. England, which lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals, piled up 286 for nine after being sent in to bat in a match reduced to 48 overs a side due to murky weather in Fatullah.

 
Rookie Nawaz, Rumman in Pak team for Asia Cup & World T20, Shahzad, Gul axed
KARACHI, Feb 10 (APP): National selectors Monday named rookie all-rounder Muhammad Nawaz and southpaw paceman Rumman Raees in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ACC T20 Asia Cup and ICC World T20. Opener Khurram Manzoor was also recalled in the national squad with Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed. No specialist spinner included in the team.

 
Pakistan Judo team to depart for 12th South Asian Games on Thursday morning
PESHAWAR, Feb 10 (APP): The 15-member Pakistan Judo Federation would depart for India to participate in the ongoing 12th South Asian Games’s judo event on Thursday morning. Talking to APP, Secretary General Pakistan Judo Federation, Masood Ahmad said the Pakistan Judo Team consisting of 4 officials, 1 Technical Official, 6 male and 6 Female Judokas.

 
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Gen. Tariq Majid appointed as CJCSC, Gen. Ashfaq Kayani as VCOAS PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Oct 2 (APP): Lieutenant General Tariq Majid, has been promoted General and appointed as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee with effect from October 8, 2007, said ISPR in media release on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has also been promoted as General and appointed Vice Chief of Army Staff who shall assume charge of Chief of Army Staff on vacation of that office.

Gen. Kayani will assume the appointment of Vice Chief of Army Staff with effect from October 8, 2007.

General Tariq Majid was born in August 1950 and commissioned in Baloch Regiment in Apr 1971.

He is graduate of Command and Staff College, Quetta, Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College, Kuala Lumpur, Asia Pacific College of Security Studies, Hawaii, USA, National Defence College, Pakistan and holds MSc degree in War Studies.

During his military career, he has commanded Light Anti Tank Unit and an Infantry Battalion, two Infantry Brigades, Infantry Division and has participated in India Pakistan War 1971.

He has held various instructional appointments at prestigious training institutions like School of Infantry & Tactics, Command and Staff College and has served as Deputy Commandant at Pakistan Military Academy.

He has served as Brigade Major in two Infantry Brigades, General Staff Officer-1 and Director Military Operations (Plans) in Military Operations Directorate, Director General in Military Intelligence Directorate and has been the Chief of General Staff of Pakistan Army.

Presently, he is Commander 10 Corps Rawalpindi. 

The General Officer is very highly regarded as a competent and thorough professional who sets and strives for high standards of excellence.

General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, received his education from Military College Jhelum and was commissioned in Baloch Regiment in August 1971.

He has held coveted military appointments throughout his career.  He is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth (USA) and National Defence College Islamabad.

The General possesses wide ranging experience in Command, Instructional and Staff appointments.

He has commanded an Infantry Battalion, Infantry Brigade, Infantry Division and a Corps.

He has been a member of faculty at School of Infantry and Tactics Quetta, Officers Training School Mangla, Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defence College Islamabad.

Besides, being Chief of Staff Corps, he has also held the coveted appointment of Director General Military Operations.

He last served as Director General Inter Services Intelligence.

Imbued with the qualities of head and heart, General is perceived to be a purposeful and pragmatic Commander and embodiment of professionalism.

Excellence and perfection remain the hallmark of his personality.

An avid golfer and a keen sportsman, General is also the President of Pakistan Golf Association.

He is married and has a son and daughter.

 
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