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Argentina fail to spark again in Colombia draw

Argentina on Wednesday failed to make up for their disappointing opening draw against Bolivia when they could only manage another stalemate against Colombia, compromising their bid to reach the Copa America quarter-finals.

If Pakistan fails, US will also fail: PM Gilani

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan is fighting against terrorism together with the United States and “it is a combined effort”, which means if Pakistan fails, the US will also fail.
Terrorism is a global challenge and Pakistan has the frontline stand, the Prime Minister said the country has to make a lot of sacrifices – not just in casualties but also its economy.
The prime minister expressed hope that “by now the US is convinced that

Leveraged products fail to catch eye of investors

KARACHI – The recently-introduced leveraged products, Margin Financing System (MFS), Margin Trading System (MTS) and Securities Lending and Borrowing (SLB), appears to have failed to achieve the desired result of increasing volume at the country’s volatile equity markets through luring greater investment.
Moreover, regulators from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) have started smelling a rat in the stock members’ usage of leveraged products that were

New taxes fail to scale down govt borrowing

KARACHI – The cash-strapped government, despite opening additional revenue channels through imposing a special excise duty and flood surcharge on payable taxes, is continuing to draw upon the banking system for meeting its still heavy budgetary expenditures. The embattled coalition government eyes the realisation of an additional collection of at least Rs 51 billion thorough levying the IMF-backed 15 percent flood surcharge and 2.5 percent special excise duty on the import of luxury

Govt-doctors talks fail to achieve breakthrough

LAHORE – “I cannot do any thing with out the permission of the Punjab government and doctors have to wait for the CM to return from abroad and he will announce the special allowance package for doctors,” Punjab Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad told a delegation of young doctors, which called on him at the Civil Secretariat on Monday. After the meeting with the Punjab health secretary, young doctors decided that they would not withdraw their call for observing strikes at OPDs.

Israel, Hamas fail to make progress on violations probe: UN

GENEVA – Both Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas have failed to make credible progress in investigating claims of war crimes committed during the 2008 conflict in Gaza, a UN committee said on Monday.
In a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council, Mary McGowan Davis, who heads the committee, acknowledged that Israel has dedicated “significant resources to investigate over 400 allegations of operational misconduct in Gaza.” However, only a fraction of these

‘Military action if Iran sanctions fail’

WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday the world must make clear that Iran would face “credible military action” if sanctions do not shut down Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. Netanyahu, in an interview on CNN, said it was clear Iran was pursing its nuclear ambitions despite international sanctions and was getting a lot closer to obtaining nuclear arms. “They have enriched enough material now almost for three nuclear bombs,” he said. “They still

Punjab govt, doctors fail to hammer out compromise

LAHORE – The Punjab government failed to convince the young doctors to withdraw their strike and road blockades near the hospitals and medical colleges on Wednesday.
A high-level meeting headed by the Senior Adviser to Chief Minister Sardar Zulfiqar Khoosa was called by the Punjab government at 90 Shahrah-e-Qaid-e-Azam to convince young doctors and medical associations to end their strike.
Rawalpindi Medical College Principal Afzal Farooqui, Allama Iqbal Medical College

56 Indian airline pilots fail alcohol tests

NEW DELHI – Fifty-six pilots working for Indian airlines have failed alcohol tests in the last two years, according to a list issued by the civil aviation ministry. Ten pilots were fired after they failed tests, including one who was found over the limit on two occasions, according to the list released by Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi in parliament on Thursday. The fifty-six pilots worked for the state-owned national carrier Air India, as well as private airlines Jet Airways, Indigo,

GOAL-LESS DRAW ENSURES MALAYSIA’S PROGERSS – Sloppy Pakistan fail to make the cut against Malaysia

LAHORE – Malaysia survived nearly half-a-dozen goal attempts by the Pakistan forwards to pull out a draw which ensured their entry into the next round of the 2012 Olympics Football Qualifiers at the Punjab Stadium here on Wednesday.
By the time the final whistle was blown at the 8000-capacity Punjab Stadium, it was the Pakistanis who were ruing the missed chances and the visiting Malaysians were happy to carve out the goalless draw to bank on the first-leg win they earned in

United enjoy easy run, Real fail to make the cut

COMMENT – This past week saw the completion of the first leg stage of the Champions League knockout phase. Real Madrid and Manchester United were on the road visiting Lyon and Marseille respectively while Bayern Munich travelled to face Inter Milan and Chelsea visited Denmark to face FC Copenhagen.
Manchester United had the easiest run of the lot, as Marseille lacked any real threat going forward. With the absence of the energetic Valbuena, who is capable of all sorts of