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City lift FA Cup trophy

Manchester City ended their 35-year trophy drought here Saturday, beating Stoke 1-0 to clinch the FA Cup final at Wembley. Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was the hero once again for City,

Syria’s Assad to lift emergency Wednesday

DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was on Wednesday set to lift the emergency law in place since 1963, reported the Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the regime.
“The presidency of the republic will today enact three decrees on the lifting of the emergency law, the abolition of the State Security Court and the regulation of peaceful demonstrations,” the daily quoted an unnamed senior official as saying.
“This package is part of a strategic programme of political

Punjab girls lift U-18 National Hockey title

LAHORE – Punjab Colours won the first PHF U-18 Girls Hockey Championship that concluded here at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore on Tuesday. The winners played a goalless game against Railways and were forced to enter into extra time. Anaza Bashir of Colours brought win for her team in the very first minute of the extra time with the golden goal.
Provincial Education Minister Mujtaba Shajua Rehman was the chief guest of the final and gave the trophy and other prizes to the

Lahore lift Punjab Games trophy

LAHORE – Lahore clinched the overall trophy of the 71st Punjab Games, securing 3459 points after winning another 14 events contested on the final day on Saturday. Faisalabad, who were posing a severe challenge to Lahore, secured the second place with 2170 points and were followed by Gujranwala at number three position with 1533 points.
Multan and Sahiwal got fourth and fifth positions, respectively with 757 and 741 points. Lahore claimed 89 gold medals for the top position, along

Assad warns of conspiracy, fails to lift emergency

DAMASCUS – President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday blamed conspirators for unrest sweeping Syria but failed to lift emergency rule or offer other concessions in his first speech since pro-reform protests erupted two weeks ago.
In a highly anticipated address to parliament that lasted almost one hour, Assad warned Syria’s “enemies” were targetting its unity but made no mention of any plans to lift the state of emergency. “We are all for reform. That is the duty of the state. But we

Decision already made to lift emergency law in Syria

DAMASCUS/AMMAN – The decision to lift emergency rule in Syria, which has been in place since 1963, has “already been made”, a presidential adviser said Sunday. “The decision to lift the emergency law has already been made. But I do not know about the time frame,” Buthaina Shaaban told AFP in an interview at her office.
Syria’s emergency law, put in place when the ruling Baath party rose to power in March 1963, imposes restrictions on public gatherings and movement and authorises

P&T Gym lift SPM Cricket trophy

LAHORE – P&T Gymkhana overwhelmed SPM Colts by 60 runs to clinch the final of the first SPM Club Cricket.
P&T gave no room to their opponents in the final at Ali Garh ground, Model Town after racing to 314-9 in 75 overs.
Chief guest Shafiq Ahmed Papa, PCB General Manager, presented the Man of the Match award to Khaqan Arsal for his fine batting performance. Ruhail Ali was picked as MVP. P&T bagged Rs 100,000 while SPM received Rs.50,000. Khaqan scored an unbeaten 135 while

Khurram hits century to lift Sindh

LAHORE – Khurrum Manzoor cracked a century to lift Sindh to a total of 481 runs for the loss of eight wickets on the second day of the Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup (First Class) 2010-2011 final match here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
Resuming their innings at 65 for one, Sindh saw Khurrum reach 144 while getting support from the other end as Fawad Alam, Faisal Iqbal and Sarfraz Ahmed completed their half centuries. By the close of play, Sarfaraz was at the crease with 60

Obama to lift freeze on new Guantanamo trials

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama lifted a ban Monday on new military trials for Guantanamo Bay terror suspects, apparently conceding that the camp he has vowed to close will not be emptied any time soon.
Obama also issued new guidelines to ensure humane and lawful treatment of suspects deemed too dangerous to release, but officials insisted he was still determined to shutter the controversial “war on terror” facility in Cuba.
They said the president still maintained that

From the floor of the Sindh Assembly – EU to lift seafood ban soon?

KARACHI – Sindh Fisheries Minister Zahid Bhurgari on Monday informed the Sindh Assembly that the government has renovated the Karachi Fish Harbour and the European Union (EU)’s might lift its ban on Pakistan’s seafood soon. The EU had banned the country’s seafood in 2007 causing massive losses to its industry. When an EU mission visited the harbour in 2007, they found some deficiencies both at the harbour and processing units.
Responding to a question asked by PPP lawmaker Shama

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