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Fahim confident of EU trade access

Federal Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim has said that market access to the European Union is a matter of time, with or without Indian support. The minister was speaking at the

Hafeez Shaikh confident of fresh energy investment

WASHINGTON – Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh expressed confidence of new foreign investment flowing into Pakistan’s energy sector as he wrapped up four days of meetings with leaders of international financial institutions, his counterparts and US officials. “I think our message about vast business opportunities in Pakistan, the government’s liberal investment regime and policy to facilitate the private sector has been well received,” he told those at a press conference.

Sri Lanka confident Murali will face England

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss believes spin king Muttiah Muralitharan will be fit to face England in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-finals. The 38-year- old off-spinner — who has a world record 530 one-day wickets — pulled his hamstring in the Group A match against New Zealand and had shortened nets on Wednesday. But Bayliss said Muralitharan will play on Saturday. “Murali did bowl for some 20 minutes today.
We are very confident that he will play and I think he’s

Strauss confident ahead of Ireland clash

BANGALORE – England captain Andrew Strauss wants his side to build on their thrilling tie with co-hosts India when they face Ireland in a potential banana-skin World Cup clash on Wednesday. Strauss, who has admitted in the past that England tend to up their game against better teams, saw his side make a sluggish start to the tournament with an unconvincing six-wicket win over the Netherlands.
A rare England highlight in that match was the left-handed opener’s 88 and Strauss was

Khosa confident of achieving cotton production target

LAHORE – A number of challenges need to be immediately addressed for fully exploiting the potential of “white gold” and we possess the ability to increase cotton production and achieve the 15 million bales target, said Punjab Chief Minister Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ahmed Khosa. He was addressing inaugural session of the fifth meeting of Asian Cotton Research and Development Network on Wednesday.
He inaugurated the conference on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz

Arif Habib confident of economic revival

LAHORE – The business community in Pakistan must not lose hope as the economy will revive in the current year, while inflation will decrease as a result of the base effect by the end of current fiscal year. These views were expressed by AHCL Chairman Arif Habib, on Thursday, while addressing a gathering of share holders, investors and journalists at the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE).
The meeting, called “Corporate Briefings Program”, was held to increase efficiency and parity in

Cricket squad returns, Afridi confident

LAHORE – The Pakistan cricket squad returned Monday night from Auckland, New Zealand after winning the Test as well as ODI series against the hosts. Pakistan won the 2-test match series 1-0 and later beat New Zealand 3-2 in the ODI series, with one match abandoned due to rains. This was Pakistan’s first ODI series win over the hosts in 18 years.
Pakistan however, lost the the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has said that every player of his side

Fergie confident of United staying top

MANCHESTER – Sir Alex Ferguson saw Manchester United maintain their impressive unbeaten start to the season and claimed his club has the depth and experience to hold onto their position at the top of the Premier League.
A Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick, with additional goals from Ryan Giggs and Nani, eased United to an emphatic 5-0 victory over Birmingham and allowed Ferguson to take key players such as Patrice Evra and Ryan Giggs out of the fray to rest for matches ahead.

Pakistan confident on thwarting any ‘great game’ but silent on drone attacks

ISLAMABAD – The foreign policy wizards in Islamabad are confident that “no one” would be allowed to turn Pakistan into a battlefield but they are equally speechless on increasing drone attacks inside the country except saying that “they (the attacks) are an infringement on our sovereignty”.
“Beware, don’t try to turn Pakistan into a battlefield… we have the capacity and capability to face the challenges,” a senior official, who sought not to be named, said at an informal

Confident Clijsters reaches Sydney round two

SYDNEY – US Open champion Kim Clijsters dropped just three games in a warning to her Australian Open rivals in a confident start to the Sydney International tournament on Sunday.
Third seed Clijsters crushed Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru 6-1, 6-2 in 62 minutes and only lost six points on serve. “Maybe not the fastest serves I’ve hit, but I was very focused on trying to place my serves well and just making a lot of serves, especially when you’re playing into the sun,” Clijsters

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