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NEW YORK, Nov 22 (APP): President Barrack Obama has quietly expanded US military's role in Afghanistan from the previous guidelines that were to limit its troops' involvement in the war-wrecked country starting this year, The New York Times reported Saturday.


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LAHORE, Nov 19 (APP)- Pakistan breezed into the semi finals of the handball competition of the Asian Beach games overcoming Bahrain in  2-1 sets chalking up its fifth successive victory on Wednesday at Phuket beach.
 
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KARACHI, Nov 19 (APP): All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is returning back home from where he shall proceed to Loughborough University, the latest  of ICC accredited facilities for testing on bowlers with suspect actions,  on November 23 for his appointment for tests on Nov 24, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday.
 
Younis Khan is a very committed player: Rashid Latif
ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Former captain Rashid Latif believes Younis Khan is a very committed player saying the 2009 Twenty-20 World Cup is a great example of his dedication where he introduced a lot of new players and won the mega event.
 
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ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi feels no other player comes close to skipper Misbah-ul-Haq in terms of mental ability, discipline and batting saying the green-shirts Pakistan needed a captain like him.
 
PCB grants Regional Status to AJK
MIRPUR (AJK), Nov 17 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has granted regional status to Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) under the spirit to encourage and promote cricket in the territory at par with other regions in the country.
 
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Engineers braving odds to overcome twister-led destruction in Muzaffargarh PDF Print E-mail
MUZAFFARGARH, July 30 (APP): Hundreds of engineers and support staff were braving extreme hot and humid weather conditions in desert-like area of Muzaffargarh for the last few days to fix the problem after a twister destroyed 19 steel structure towers of transmission line suspending 1,800 megawatt of power supply from the national grid Friday last.“It was unprecedented,” MD NTDC Naveed Ismail told Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira and Minister for Water and Power Ahmad Mukhtar at a briefing here Monday.Such kind of destruction in this manner was never witnessed before, the ministers were informed.A visit to the site revealed that upper portions of some of the steel towers were broken and lying on the ground where bushes were found burnt.Engineers having expertise in handling High Tension (HT) lines rushed to the spot from different parts of the country and they all were in a ready to move condition next day, last Saturday.
 

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