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Butt not looking for LCCA post: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made it clear that the chairman has no intention to occupy the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) president’s seat. An official of the PCB said that

Looking at the horizon

There is an opportunity at the time of announcing an ‘annual budget’ of making use of lessons learned hard during the previous year. The end of the fiscal year is also a

Looking at everything through the lens of one’s own self

KARACHI – “There are images, dimensions and concepts that can be recalled to memory because of connections, associations and contexts. They make tangible that which is realised, but exists in the realm of the unconscious,” says artist Saira Sheikh.
Working with her own image as a prototype is due to the consciousness that one looks at everything through the lens of one’s own self. So, even the broadest, most general and universal issues would be the reflection of one’s own

Asad looking for maiden ton in West Indies

KARACHI – Pakistan’s new rising batsman Asad Shafiq has said that appearing in his first Cricket World Cup was a great experience for him and he was looking forward to some outstanding performances on the upcoming tour of West Indies. “My first mission and objective in West Indies is to get my maiden hundred,” he told APP Sports Correspondent Ehsan Qureshi in an exclusive interview here on Saturday.
He said he was well set for centuries in a couple of games but luck eluded him.

Watson looking to new era

DHAKA – Australia’s vice-captain Shane Watson on Wednesday said he was looking forward to an “exciting” new era as his beleaguered side tries to move on from an early exit in the cricket World Cup.
“It’s very disappointing not to get through further than what we did in the World Cup. Unfortunately, that’s been done with and we have got to move on,” Watson said ahead of a three-match one-day series against Bangladesh.
“We have got three games in Bangladesh with a new captain

‘Gaddafis looking for way out’

BENGHAZI – Moamer Gaddafi and his sons appeared to be looking for a way out of the conflict in Libya, as hundreds wounded in besieged Misrata were evacuated by ship and Washington agreed to extend airstrikes into Monday. Greece’s foreign minister said after a meeting in Athens between the prime minister and a Libyan envoy that Gaddafi’s regime is “looking for a solution”.
The New York Times meanwhile reported that at least two of Gaddafi’s sons were proposing a transition to a

Govt looking for another match with SC

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – As the Supreme Court takes up the contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Taj Haider and Sharjeel Inam Memon today (Friday), the ruling party launched Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza against the judiciary on Thursday and he hurled threats at the judges upon his arrival in Islamabad, saying that anyone talking in terms of power would have to face an even stronger response. Speaking to PPP workers at Benazir International

LOOKING FOR A FUTURE – Recruits for Bahrain?

LAHORE – Scores of young men lined up before Pearl Continental Hotel, on the Mall Road of Lahore were anxious of their turn to appear before the visiting delegation of the Bahrain National Guards (BNG). These men, a mix of retired army personnel and fresh graduates in 20s of their age, had come across far-flung areas of Punjab to apply for recruitment of BNG, an armed force of Bahrain, which is going to stretch its duties fabric due to uprising against the Bahrain’s caliphate.

Looking for the common thread that binds us…

KARACHI – Mansoora Hassan was born in Peshawar, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Pratt Institute of New York. She is a photographer and painter working in mixed media, and a video artist who uses these methods to address issues concerning humanity and to facilitate cross-cultural exchange. She keeps a working studio in Washington DC where she has lived for over two decades, and also maintains a studio each in Lahore and New York.
She has lived in Bolivia,

Zimbabwe, Canada looking to future

NAGPUR – Zimbabwe and Canada, whose World Cup ambitions were always modest, are already planning for the future despite having five more matches to play in this marathon event. The two teams meet on Monday in Group A having both lost their opening games.
They are already facing a virtually impossible task of reaching the quarter-finals with Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand widely expected to progress. Canada, who lost by 210 runs to Sri Lanka, insist they have a

Remembering a maestro and looking forward

COMMENT – At the annual Laureus Sports Awards in Abu Dhabi, Zinedine Zidane was given a lifetime achievement award. To this writer it brought a wave of nostalgia, reminding him of the Frenchman’s so many outstanding displays in the middle. A midfielder without the attributes of raw speed or brute strength, Zidane’s success is all the more remarkable.
At his best when choreographing moves from the centre of the pitch, Zidane’s core strength was a gifted first touch, which allowed

Government looking at ‘other options’ to bridge fiscal deficit

ISLAMABAD – Following a refusal by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive the suspended $11.3 billion standby arrangement until economic reforms are implemented, the government has started looking at other options to meet its rising fiscal deficit.
An official source said that at present, the government was in a stable position, as exports were expected to increase to $22 billion and remittances of $10 billion were estimated during the current financial year. “With these

FIA looking into alleged fraud at LSE

LAHORE – Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has begun an informal probe into financial embezzlement of over Rs 24 million that recently occurred at the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE). Sources revealed that a FIA team visited the bourse to collect evidence.
Sources claimed that the FIA has also included LSE Company Secretary Waseem Baig in the investigation process. However, LSE Managing Director Aftab Ahmed Chaudhry denied the event transpired by stating that he was unaware of any

PC looking to launch $ 3 billion convertible petroleum bonds

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Privatisation was informed on Thursday that the government could generate $3 billion through the launch of convertible bonds for the three state owned oil and gas entities of OGDCL, PPL and PSO.
The Minister for Privatization Waqar Ahmad Khan informed this while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Privatisation, chaired by Khawaja Sohail Mansoor here on Thursday.
The minister said that the

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