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KRL, PAF in last eight of NBP Cup

LAHORE – KRL, HBL, PIA, KPT forced their way into quarter-finals, as four more matches were decided in the 21st National Bank Football Cup at two venues of Faisalabad on Sunday.
KRL got rid of HBL 2-0, while PIA and KPT struggled to beat Police and PTV respectively in Group-C. Police went down 1-2 at the hands of PIA at Bohranwali Ground and once again winger Zafar Majeed became the hero of KPT’s 1-0 win over Pakistan Television at PMC Ground.
His goal in the final minute of

Eight corpses found from Attock field

ATTOCK – Eight unidentified bodies were found in the fields along Haji Shah Road, eight kilometres from Attock on Sunday. According to the police, a local resident had informed them about the bodies on telephone. District Police Officer (DPO) Dr Akhtar Abbas told reporters that the bearded victims, aged between 22 to 32 years, were probably killed at some other place around four days ago before dumping their bodies in the fields.
He said it seemed that they were not the residents

Burewala enter last eight of NBP Cup

LAHORE – Burewala thrashed Sahiwal by eight wickets in the NBP Okara Cricket Tournament at Okara Gymkhana Ground, Okara. The Okara District Cricket Association is playing host to the event at the facility between Okara Sports Football Club Stadium and Young Tigers Hockey Club Stadium.
Sahiwal batted first and made 218 in 40 overs with Rameez Alam 38, Waqas Sharif 34. Mudassar Ali and Salman Burki took four and two wickets respectively. Burewala raced to the target with 220-2 in

Okara Whites enter last eight

LAHORE – Okara Whites joined Kasur in the quarter-finals of the 8th NBP Okara Cricket Cup 2011 after defeating Okara Red by six wickets. Okara Red scored 185, with Muhammad Aslam scoring 55, Akram Ameer scoring 53, and Ghulam Fareed adding 39. Mian Nabeel and Muhammad Asif took three wickets for Okara white. In reply, Okara White reached the target for the loss of four wickets. Meanwhile, Okara District Cricket Association announced the draws for the rest of the matches of the

Inquiry committee hears eight cases of missing persons

KARACHI – The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (CIED) heard a total of eight cases of missing persons in the Pakistan Secretariat on Tuesday. Appearing before the commission, Abid, younger brother of Muhammad Arif Noor, who was allegedly killed after being abducted, repeated his previous statements saying that his brother was abducted by state-run intelligence agencies and was killed last month. Arif was an environment officer in the Gwadar Development Authority (GDA)

‘Better sanitation in South Asia not possible until govts fulfil commitments’

KARACHI – South Asia is going through its worst sanitation crisis, which could only be resolved by fulfilling the promises made by the governments of South Asian countries at various forums, especially at the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), WaterAid Policy and Campaigns Director Margaret Batty told Pakistan Today in an exclusive interview. “Everyone talks about water scarcity and contamination, but no one discusses the poor sanitation and the lack of toilets around the

Rauf shines as Lahore Whites enter last eight

LAHORE – Man of the Match Rauf Wayne displayed blistering knock as Lahore Whites moved into quarter-finals of 13th National Seniors Cricket Cup.
They snatched eight runbs win over Lahore Tigers at Race Course Park Ground, Jail Road, Lahore.
Lahore Whites: 236-6 (Rauf Wayne 108*, Rana Irfan 30, Nadeem Zafar 28, Arshed Rafai 27*; Waheed Niazi 2/40, Tahir Sheikh 1/29, Muhammad Munir 1/47, Zulfiqar 1/31, Khalid Jamshed 1/33)
Lahore Tigers : 228 ( Karamat Ali 49, Muhammad

Eight PEF directors’ appointment challenged

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition challenging appointment of eight directors of Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) by the Punjab government.
Justice Azmat observed that the court would ensure implementation of merit policy. Muhammad & Ahmad, a public litigation firm, filed the petition through Muhammad Azhar Siddique, submitting that the PEF was established under Punjab Education Foundation Act 1991,

World food prices fall for first time in eight months

ROME – World food prices fell for the first time in eight months in March after record highs largely due to oil prices, though the situation remains volatile, the UN’s food agency said on Thursday.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Food Price Index dropped to an average 230 points in March, down 2.9 percent from its peak in February, but still 37 percent above March 2010, the Rome-based agency said.
“The decrease in the overall index this month brings some welcome

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