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US to sell Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to Pakistan -
WASHINGTON, Sep 20 (APP): The U.S. State Department has approved sale of 160 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to Pakistan for an estimated cost of $198 million, as Washington believes that the country is ‘vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security goals in South Asia.’


UNSC urges international support for Iraqi government’s combat against insurgents -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (APP): The Security Council Friday strongly condemned attacks by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, and urged member states to assist the Iraqi Government’s efforts to combat militants and implement its new political agenda.


Sinking of Mediterranean migrant boat amounts to ‘mass murder’: UN rights chief -
UNITED NATION, Sept 19 (APP): The UN’s top human rights official Friday urged Egypt and other North African and European states to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees and migrants in last week’s “truly horrendous incident” in the Mediterranean.


UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak 'threat to peace, security' -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (APP): The United Nations Security Council  Thursday night declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the U.N. will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.



Afghanistan must reach unity govt deal soon, or risk conflict: UN envoy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 18 (APP): There is "quite simply no better way forward" other than a unity government in Afghanistan, U.N. envoy Jan  Kubis told the Security Council from Kabul in his final briefing in that capacity.



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Imran, Rizwan Sr. Bhutta bang hat-tricks as Pakistan blast SL 14-0 in Asian Games Hockey

By Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 20 (APP): Full-back Muhammad Imran and forwards Muhammad Rizwan Senior and Muhammad Umar Bhutta slammed hat-tricks as Pakistan got off to an emphatic start in the XVII Asian Games Hockey Tournament when they thrashed Sri Lanka 14-0 here on Saturday.

 
Pakistan went down 3-0 against Kuwait in Asian Games Volleyball
By Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept. 20 (APP): Pakistan which finished 8th in the last Asiad in China went down 3-0 against Kuwait in their opening group B preliminary round match at Songnim Gymnasium on Saturday.
 
Hussan, ray of hope for Judo gold in Asian Games: Masood
PESHAWAR, Sept 20 (APP): Secretary Pakistan Judo Federation Masood Ahmad has said that Shah Hussain, who grabbed silver medal in -100kg weight in the Commonwealth Games and Gold medal in South Asian Games, is a ray of hope for winning gold medal in the 17th Asian Games being played in Incheon, South Korea.
 
Imran leads green Pakistan contingent at dazzling Asian Games opening
From Ehsan Qureshi

INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 19 (APP): Olympian Hockey Captain Muhammad Imran led the Pakistan Contingent at the XVII Asian Games which opened with a glittering, colorful and dazzling opening ceremony at Incheon Main Stadium here on Friday evening.
 
Ganguly wants revival of Indo-Pak matches
ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes Indo- Pak matches are bigger than the Ashes hoping that peace prevails and the bilateral matches between both countries can be played again creating more wonderful memories.
 
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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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