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Pakistan cueists off to Dubai

Pakistan’s two top cueists Muhammad Sajjad and Shahid Aftab left for Dubai on Thursday to take part in the International Snooker Championship. The event will be played from June 24 to 28.

Bullish forecasts for Dubai on back of Asia growth

DUBAI – The economy of Dubai, whose financial woes rattled world markets in late 2009, is tipped to grow over the next two years on the back of robust economic activity in Asia, economists have stated.
“We’re quite bullish” about economic growth in the Gulf emirate, a big-spending boomtown before its debt crisis, said Farouk Soussa, chief economist at Citibank. “This year, we expect growth to be at 4.5 percent. We expect growth in 2012 to be at 6.3 percent,” Soussa told

Trust the I.I. Chundrigar bookie, he’s already sent Rs 9bn to Mumbai and Dubai

KARACHI – Fans of betting, bet safely with the “I.I. Chundrigar bookie” – he is a man trusted by the big guns, has direct contacts in Mumbai and Dubai, and till now, has transferred more than nine billion rupees abroad. The I.I. Chundrigar bookie, as he is known among clients and supporters, gets his name from the location of his office – situated on the sixth floor of a complex near the Shaheen Complex end of the I.I. Chundrigar Road. His set-up was inaugurated as an office of a

Nawaz flies to Dubai

LAHORE – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s Chief Nawaz Sharif left for Dubai on a private trip on Friday. After his stay in Dubai for a few days, he will fly to London for a week-long tour.
During his stay in Dubai, Nawaz will meet his sons, friends and party leaders of the overseas chapter in connection with a PML-N reorganisation drive which is at full swing in all four provinces of Pakistan.
Before leaving the airport, he met a delegation of the Air League led by Air

Charity event in Dubai for Pakistan flood victims today

LAHORE – In a testament to the power of charitable giving, a star-studded evening organized by “Quintessentially” on March 4, called “Pakistan Appeal” will see influential members of the UAE and the regional society give their charity and thoughts to the enduring plight of millions of flood victims, who lost everything in the greatest disaster ever to hit Pakistan.
The opening address will be made by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sheikh Nahyan Bin

Djokovic beats Federer to keep Dubai title

DUBAI – Defending champion Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive title at the Dubai championships when he defeated top seed Roger Federer 6-3 6-3 in just 71 minutes on Saturday. It is the 20th title of his career and his second of the year after the Australian Open in January.
The second seeded Serbian is the only player apart from four-time champion Federer to have won the title three times, following Federer victories in 2003-5 and 2007. He has now won 15 straight matches

Federer meets Djokovic in Dubai final

Dubai – Roger Federer earned a chance of regaining one of his titles, and an early revenge upon Novak Djokovic, by reaching the final of the Dubai Open on Friday.
Federer, without a Grand Slam title for the first time in eight years, overcame Richard Gasquet, the gifted Frenchman who once beat him as a teenager, by 6-2, 7-5 to earn a second meeting with Djokovic inside four weeks. It was the Serbian who beat the Swiss maestro last month in Melbourne before making off with his

Pak expects huge rice export orders at Dubai expo

KARACHI -Rice exporters from Pakistan have been invited to participate in a big way in the first ever international rice exhibition, “Rice International Conference and Exhibition (RICE) Dubai 2011”, which will be held from May 9 to 11 at Madinatul Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates.
FAM Holding (a conglomerate in the UAE) Chairman Dr Faisal Ali Mousa, while addressing a press conference along with his representative from Pakistan, Asad Sajjad, said that the event would provide an

Federer reaches Dubai semis

DUBAI – Roger Federer remains on course for a fifth title at the Dubai Championships after he downed a battling Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3 6-4 in the quarter-finals. The Swiss player was broken for the first time this week in the opening game of the match, but broke back immediately. He never looked back as his court coverage and precision proved too much for his Ukrainian opponent, who came into the match ranked at 43 in the world and without a win against a player in the top 10. Djokovic

Dubai executes child’s killer, first in 10 years

DUBAI – Dubai carried out a death sentence for the first time in 10 years on Thursday, executing an Emirati man found guilty of raping and murdering a Pakistani child, official media reported. Rashid Rabia al-Rashidi, who had been found guilty of the rape and pre-meditated murder of a four-year-old Pakistani boy in a Dubai mosque, had exhausted all legal avenues, the official WAM news agency said.
The 30-year-old Emirati was sentenced to death in January 2010, after he confessed

Main accused of ex-AG’s murder held in Dubai, SC told

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of the murder case of former attorney general for Pakistan, Muhammad Sardar Khan after it was informed that the main accused had been taken into custody in Dubai on the request of the Islamabad police and legal process was underway for his extradition.
Appearing on notice before a four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman

Bond heads to Dubai in new novel

DUBAI – British super spy James Bond will head to the glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai, itself no stranger to real-life espionage and assassination, in a new book titled “Carte Blanche,” its author said Tuesday. “This place is so culturally vibrant, so picturesque, so full of fascinating, multicultural individuals,” Jeffery Deaver said during a talk in Dubai.
“This is an exotic city that is worthy of James Bond.” While in Dubai about a year ago, “I became enamored of the city. I

BHC stays lease of Lasbela land to Dubai royals

QUETTA – The Balochistan High Court on Friday stayed the leasing out of hundreds of acres of land in Lasbela district to members of Dubai’s royal family for hunting purpose and issued pre-admission notices to both the federal and provincial governments.
The stay order from the court was obtained by no other than the Balochistan Assembly Speaker Muhammad Aslam Bhootani.
The court restrained both the federal and provincial governments from taking further action regarding the

SRK’s New Year bash in Dubai!

Shah Rukh Khan has reason enough to celebrate. 2010 wasn’t such a bad year for the man whose film My Name Is Khan – hailed India’s first global film – hit the theatres.
Then there was the shooting of his ambitious ‘Ra.One’ that kept him busy all year. SRK, now has a host of new things to look forward to as well – his small screen reality show ‘Zor ka Jhatka’ and the release of ‘Ra.One’. And so, our dear Khan is celebrating, the end of good things and the begining of better ones,