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Clarke needs to improve his man-management: Warne

Clarke needs to improve his man-management: Warne

SYDNEY – New Australia captain Michael Clarke is an astute cricket tactician but will need to be more “formal and firm” in his man-management, according to spin-bowling great Shane Warne.
Clarke was appointed Australia’s 43rd test captain on Wednesday in place of Ricky Ponting, who had resigned a day earlier, and departs with his first squad to Bangladesh for three one-dayers on Monday.
Warne, who took 708 test wickets in a glittering career and remains a highly

Pakistan needs to overhaul electoral system: report

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s dysfunctional electoral system has hampered democratic development, political stability and the rule of law; major electoral reforms would bolster a still fragile democratic transition, says a report of the International Crisis Group.
Reforming Pakistan’s Electoral System War report, examines the electoral system having a troubled history of widespread rigging and fraud, facilitated by the civil-military bureaucracy, and identifies measures to make

‘Combating counterfeiting, piracy needs public consent’

KARACHI – The mindset and attitude of the people need to be changed for combating the menace of counterfeiting and piracy, as it is not merely the government’s action or legislation that can protect the products of intellectual property.
These views were expressed by speakers at the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Conference 2011 organised on Saturday by Global Media Links in collaboration with Business Milestones. The theme of the conference was ‘IPR: An international

AIOU Faisalabad Campus meeting academic needs of 40,000 students

FAISALABAD – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Faisalabad Campus Regional Director Dr Arif Saleem Arif has claimed the varsity has one of the best distant learning systems in the world and is available at the most competitive fees. In his exclusive interview with Pakistan Today, he said the Faisalabad regional office was catering to the academic needs of more than 40,000 students of which 3,000 had been enrolled in postgraduate programmes. “In terms of students’ enrolment, this is

‘PIA needs Rs 58b bailout package’

ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence was told Monday that the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) needs Rs 58 billion bailout package which included Rs 45 billion for debt services while Rs 13 billion for immediate liabilities payment. PIA’s Director Finance Faisal Malik and Secretary Defense Lieutenant General (Retd) Syed Athar Ali were briefing the standing committee.
Athar Ali told the committee that the government had decided not to sell two PIA

‘Hospital waste needs to be disposed of properly’

KARACHI – The staff working at hospitals and clinics should be fully trained for proper disposal of hospital waste, University of Karachi Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahana Kazmi pointed out at a workshop held on Friday. The workshop was held under the auspices of the Department of Microbiology of the Jinnah University for Women (JUW) at the university’s premises. Twenty-five people selected from among 250 hospitals in the metropolis attended the moot. The organisers said that the

‘Pakistan needs educated, visionary and clean leadership’

LSHORE – Pakistan needs an educated, visionary and clean leadership and civil society should catalyse the process of change, former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday.He was addressing a seminar on the problems facing Pakistan at the Tech Society. Qureshi said that the country was in “intensive care” and the intellectuals should rescue Pakistan from its weak position. The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader said that God had given him more respect now compared to

TRANSCENDING CHAUVINIST BARRIERS- ‘Police needs more women’

LAHORE – “Women work alongside men in the police force all over the world; why should this be any different in Pakistan?” questions Inspector Waseem Durrani, who is the chief law instructor in the Chung Police Training School. Inspector Durrani is of the view that in order to encourage democracy and gender sensitivity within society, more women must be integrated into the police force; whether it is traffic, operations or investigations. This democratic recruitment of more women and

Pakistan needs tolerance: Shahbaz

LAHORE – Pakistan is facing serious challenges and needs tolerance, brotherhood and unity like never before, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday.
He was talking to members of the provincial assembly (MPA). The CM said that it was important that collective efforts were made for the solution of the problems being faced by the country and he was ready to go to anyone for this purpose. Shahbaz said that Pakistan was facing terrorism and extremism and progress and

Pakistan needs allies’ patience and help as it battles extremism

LAHORE – In a report published by the Washington Post on Saturday, President Asif Ali Zardari wrote that just days before her assassination, his wife, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, wrote presciently of the war within Islam and the potential for a clash between Islam and the West, “There is an internal tension within Muslim society. The failure to resolve that tension peacefully and rationally threatens to degenerate into a collision course of values spilling into a clash between Islam and

Indonesia needs $10 billion to replace half of oil with gas

JAKARTA – A senior Indonesian government official said about $10 billion is needed to halve the country’s oil use, replacing it with gas, local media reported here on Thursday. The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) energy and natural resources chief Monti Giriana said that the money would be used to build basic infrastructure such as pipelines, gas stations and gas receiving terminals.
“We estimate that gas consumption in Java, the island with the highest fuel

Who needs engineers to run technical depts in KESC?

KARACHI – In a blatant violation of the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Act, 1976 (PECA 1976), four “non-engineer” officials in the Karachi Electric Supply Company are heading many of its departments. According to sources, four directors of the KESC – Zulfiqar Haider Ali, Arshad Zahidi, Nayar Hussain and Tayyab Tareen – are not engineers.
They are serving as the Special Projects head, the Generation and Transmission chief strategic officer, the Distribution chief strategic

‘Photojournalism needs to be promoted in country’

KARACHI – The use of latest technology in the field of journalism is the need of the hour and photojournalism in Pakistan should be promoted in an effective manner, Sindh Government Media Coordinator Taj Haider said while talking to a delegation of Japanese photojournalists at his office.
The delegation included Yasuo Sakuma, Naoko Sakuma, Hasuka Sakuma, Mujeebur Rehman, Azmat Ataka, Jahangir Khan, Adeel Khan, Asif Rangoonwala and Ameen Rangoonwala.
“We can benefit from

US needs to rethink its policy on Pakistan: Qureshi

LAHORE – America should differentiate between a democratic government and a dictatorial government and should rethink its policy on Pakistan, former foreign minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi while talking to reporters on Thursday, adding that Pakistan has paid back much more than the US gave and the nation should take a stand.
He said that it was the time to show the confidence and realize that the US needs Pakistan also. He said that

Pakistan needs nuclear technology: Zardari

TOKYO – President Asif Ali Zardari has said that since Japan is negotiating a deal with India to cooperate on peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the similar cooperation should be extended to his country. “If Japan is willing to cooperate with India in nuclear technology and (is) giving nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, I do not see any reason why we should not deserve the same,” Zardari said in an interview with the Japanese media in Islamabad ahead of his departure for a

The Yorker Length – Pakistan needs to strategise well

COMMENT – The 10th World Cup rolled into action with game between Bangladesh and India in Dhaka on Saturday. As many as 14 top teams are fighting for the ultimate glory in the 49-match World Cup. The format of this World Cup allows easy sailing to big teams into the second round unlike the last edition in the Caribbean in 2007 where the tournament was gratuitously long and the flawed format played big part in the exit of teams like Pakistan and India for one bad day.
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