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Destroyed Gaza needs new deal-style recovery plan: UN official -
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (APP): Concerned by the many civilian casualties and the unprecedented scale of destruction resulting from deadly Israeli strikes, a senior United Nations official had urged the international community to rethink the Gaza paradigm.


Ambassador Jilani highlights investment opportunities for US investors in Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan's ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani, highlighted investment opportunities existing in Pakistan, at a discussion with the Washington-based Business Council for International Understanding.


US disappointed with Pakistan-India talks cancellation; launches diplomatic engagement through embas -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): Voicing disappointment over cancellation of Pakistan-India dialogue in the wake of New Delhi's unilateral decision, the United States Tuesday said it is engaging with both South Asian countries as it wants them to improve relations in all aspects.


US urges peaceful resolution to Islamabad situation that strengthens Pakistan democracy -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): The United States on Tuesday urged all sides in Pakistan to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue in a way that strengthens democracy in the country.


Squash followers pay tribute to Pakistani legend Hashim Khan -
WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (APP): Tributes poured in from sport followers for the monumental achievements earned by Pakistani squash legend Hashim Khan, who passed away Monday night in Colorado aged around 100.


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Atta wins independence day marathon
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Atta Mohammad won the Sports Board Punjab’s Independence Day marathon race organized in Rahimyar Khan on Wednesday.
 
SBP kabaddi team to depart for India
LAHORE, Aug 20 (APP)-  Sports Board Punjab’s Lahore Lions kabaddi team will begin the second leg matches of World Kabaddi League on August 23 in India.
 
Pakistanís dream ends as Hamza crashes out in Asian 6-Reds semis
KARACHI, Aug. 20 (APP)- Pakistan’s dreams of retaining the Jubilee Asian 6-Reds Snooker Championship ended here on Wednesday when Amir Sarkosh defeated home team’s last surviving cueist Hamza Akbar when he went down in the semifinals.
 
Qadir wants Pakistan team to be a match finisher
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (APP): Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir wants Pakistan team to be a match finisher in the ODI series against Sri Lanka saying players should play with confidence and courage forgetting the loss of the Test series.
 
Pakistan in semis of World Jr Squash
ISLAMABAD, Aug 20 (APP): Pakistan thrashed Finland to qualify for the semi- finals of the World Junior Squash Championship being played at Windhoek, Namibia.
 
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Saeed Ajmal in the race for ICC top awards PDF Print E-mail
ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 (APP): Pakistan’s spinner Saeed Ajmal is among the six players nominated in three different categories for the ninth LG ICC Awards to be held on September 15 in Colombo ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka.The six players that have been nominated in three different categories for the LG ICC Awards 2012 include Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, South Africa’s Hashim Amla, Australia captain Michael Clarke, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Alastair Cook and West Indies Stafanie Taylor, says a press release issued here.Saeed Ajmal is one of the two players from Pakistan that have been nominated for ICC ODI player of the year along with Shahid Afridi.He is also nominated for ICC Test cricketer of the year and ICC player of the year.Other Pakistani players to be nominated for the awards include Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez for ICC spirit of cricket award and T20 performance of the year award for his performance against Zimbabwe on 16 September 2011.

Pacer Junaid Khan has been nominated for the ICC emerging player of the year award and umpire Aleem Dar has been nominated for ICC umpire of the year.A five-man panel which included Clive Lloyd, Marvan Ataparru, Carl Hooper,Tom Moody and Clare Connor put the list together.
Nominees:
ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Shahid Afridi (Pak), Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), MS Dhoni (Ind), Steven Finn (Eng), Gautam Gambhir (Ind), Shakib Al Hasan (Bang), Virat Kohli (Ind), Lasith Malinga (SL), Brendon McCullum (NZ), Morne Morkel (SA), Sunil Narine (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Brendan Taylor (Zim) and Shane Watson (Aus).
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year: Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI), Michael Clarke (Aus), Alastair Cook (Eng), Jacques Kallis (SA), Vernon Philander (SA), Matt Prior (Eng), Marlon Samuels (WI), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Dale Steyn (SA) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy): Male or Female:
Saeed Ajmal (Pak), Hashim Amla (SA), Stuart Broad (Eng), Michael Clarke (Aus),Alastair Cook (Eng), Virat Kohli (Ind), Vernon Philander (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL) and Stafanie Taylor (WI).
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Trent Boult (NZ), Doug Bracewell (NZ),Dinesh Chandimal (SL), Pat Cummins (Aus), Nasir Hossain (Bang), Junaid Khan (Pak), Nathan Lyon (Aus), Tino Mawoyo (Zim), Sunil Narine (WI), James Pattinson (Aus), Lahiru Thirimanne (SL) and Matthew Wade (Aus).
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak), Jacques Kallis (SA),Kieron Pollard (WI), Daniel Vettori (NZ) and AB de Villiers (SA).
ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy): Billy Bowden, Aleem Dar,Steve Davis, Kumar Dharmasena, Billy Doctrove, Marais Erasmus, Ian Gould, Tony Hill, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Asad Rauf, Simon Taufel and Rod Tucker.
 

     

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