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Oh deer! Sindh MPAs out to hunt protected species

KARACHI – Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Memon has set up a hunting range of protected and endangered deer in Nangarparkar area of Tharparkar district for five influential provincial ministers and MPAs, sources told Pakistan Today on Monday. All arrangements have been made to arrange this VIP hunt, including special jeeps and trained staff, as well as provision to keep the activity hidden from the local residents and the media.
Sources said Memon had invited Sindh

Woods in hunt, McIlroy holds lead

AUGUSTA – Golf’s young guns came out blazing at the Masters with 21-year-old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland holding a two-shot lead over 23-year-old Australian Jason Day at the halfway mark on Friday. Overnight leader McIlroy posted 69 for a 10-under-par of 134, while Day, playing alongside the Briton, streaked into contention with a spectacular 64 that was one off the championship record.
Four-times Masters winner Tiger Woods made big noise as well with seven birdies from the

Vice Chancellor hunt – 50 candidates, 6 slots

LAHORE – The Search Committee tasked with the selection of public sector university vice chancellors (VC) is going to start interviews of around 50 applicants who applied for the position of VCs in six varsities of the country at Civil Secretariat from today.
Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) Secretary Haseeb Ather told Pakistan Today that the search committee would complete interviews by March 31. Another HED official said the department fulfilled all legal requirements

Ruthless Proteas hunt down Tigers

DHAKA – Bangladesh’s slender hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup they are co-hosting were crushed mercilessly by South Africa on Saturday with a 206-run Group B defeat.
The result means South Africa will top the group and should have the easiest — on paper — draw of the qualifiers in the last eight against the fourth-placed Group A side.
It also ensured that India, England and the West Indies will progress to the knockout stage although the order in

Baseball talent hunt organised

LAHORE – The Pakistan Federation Baseball organised a training camp for hunting new talent for Pakistan’s international assignments. The camp was held under the supervision of Korean coach Hwang Dong Hoon. Dong gave training for a month to Army and Police baseball players, and 15 days training to young players at Iqbal Park Sports Complex Lahore. Waheed Akhtar Insari, Additional Secretary Sports Punjab was the chief guest at the closing ceremony of the and said that six new players

The hunt for the torching soothsayer

LAHORE – A man was alleged to have torched pages of the Holy Quran in the precincts of the Khana Nou Police station here on Monday. Police arrested the accused but the mob demanded his execution on the road.
The accused, identified as Manzoor Sayeen alias Lachay Wali Sarkar, is a resident of the Panju village a suburb of the Khana police station. A resident, Maqsood, revealed to Pakistan Today that Manzoor was a soothsayer and used to predict people’s future and spiritual

PTF plans talent hunt programme

ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will initiate a talent hunt programme from school level to prepare players who could represent Pakistan in the international circuit. “The tennis players will be given central contracts, enabling them to fully concentrate on their game and bring a good name to the country,” Senior Vice President, PTF, Irshad Bhatti said here on Sunday.
“We are also going to open tennis academies at tehsil and district levels to make this sport more

SAP, Oxfam hunt for peace

Lahore – The inauguration of National Campaign for Peace was held yesterday by two non-government organisations; South Asian Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) and Oxfam Novib, at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. Federal Minister for Human Rights said international cooperation was required to achieve peace.
“The real power rests not with the elected representatives but with the civil and military bureaucracy. Peace is not bureaucracy’s priority, as it has never experienced the

French still in Hopman hunt

PERTH – France kept their Hopman Cup hopes mathematically alive with a 2-1 win over Great Britain in the mixed teams tournament on Wednesday. But the fate of the French pairing of Kristina Mladenovic and Nicolas Mahut is not entirely in their own hands. To reach the final they need record a clean sweep over Italy in their final round robin tie on Friday, and hope that the British team of Laura Robson and Andy Murray, who are out of contention, can upset the unbeaten United States by

Lochte continues world record hunt

DUBAI – Ryan Lochte continues his world record hunt at the short course world championships here later Saturday after easing to victory in the 100m individual medley heats.
Lochte, who has claimed three golds and two world records so far this week, had pushed the pace until the final few metres, when he literally drifted into the wall to cruise to a time of 52.07.
Brazil’s Henrique Rodrigues qualified second with a 52.23 mark and George Bovell from Trinidad qualified in

NAB a tool to exonerate ‘friends’ or hunt ‘foes’?

ISLAMABAD: Contrary to its claim of abolishing the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the government, under a new strategy, has decided to sharpen its teeth to either victimise some ‘foes” and exonerate some “friends” from corruption charges, Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
Well-placed sources said on Thursday that the idea, a brainchild of a leading minister, has been given a nod by the President’s House and the appointment of the new chairman of the NAB was part of this

Hunt for survivors after twin disasters hit Indonesia

Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors Wednesday after a tsunami smashed into an island chain and a volcano erupted in twin disasters that have left scores dead and thousands homeless.
Ten villages were flattened when the tsunami triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake pounded the Mentawai islands late Monday off the west coast of Sumatra, on a major fault line in a region known as the “Pacific Ring of Fire”.
At least 154 people were killed and some 400