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Pakistan eye run rate boost

Pakistan eye run rate boost

STATS CORNER – With two victories in as many matches, Pakistan take on minnows Canada in their third match of the 10th World Cup at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, today. It will be the second one-day international match between the two teams and also the second in the World Cup.
Pakistan defeated Canada by eight wickets with 119 balls remaining when the two teams met only time in a limited overs international as well as World Cup match at Leeds on June 9,1979. Having won the

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

Motorists run dry as CNG stations and petrol pumps closed

LAHORE – Lahoris had a bad vehicle day, as all CNG stations were closed due to the two-day weekly closure and petrol pumps stopped sales, as fuel prices are expected to increase by Rs 7 to 9 per litre from midnight, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Motorists criticised the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for not giving relief to CNG stations despite the fact that petrol pumps were also closed. Petrol pump owners want to mint money by selling the commodity at higher prices

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

Mussa to run for Egypt president

CAIRO – Arab League chief Amr Mussa on Sunday said he plans to run for president in his native Egypt after a popular uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak, the official MENA agency reported. “I intend to run in the next presidential election, and an (official) announcement will be made at the right time,” MENA quoted him as saying.
Mussa said a new Egyptian figure would be picked very soon to head the 22-member pan-Arab organisation. The Arab League secretary

Sporting Gijon end Barcelona’s record run

MADRID – League leaders Barcelona saw their record winning run come to an end with a shock 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijon and it could have been worse had David Villa not scored a brilliant 79th-minute equaliser to salvage a point.
Barcelona had won 16 consecutive league games to beat the old mark of the great Real Madrid side of 1960/61. But the champions saw their historical sequence broken and the two dropped points are a real boost for title rivals Real. Barcelona are now eight

Friend replaces friend to run PIA

KARACHI – The newly appointed managing director of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), Nadeem Khan Yousufzai, is a close friend of Ubaid Jatoi – a classmate of President Asif Ali Zardari at Cadet College Petaro – who managed to get Nadeem appointed as PIA MD to replace his other friend, Captain Ijaz Haroon.
Sources told Pakistan Today that Jatoi wAs the first officer of PIA and had links in the power corridors. He managed to get Nadeem appointed as the Civil Aviation

Diseases run rampant among livestock in Achhro Thar

KARACHI – The recent epidemic of viral disease among the livestock of the Thar Desert region, which killed more than 50 camels in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts and hundreds affected, has now moved to the livestock of the Achhro Thar or White Desert region in Sanghar district. The sheep, goats, cows and camels in different villages of Achhro Thar have started dying after hitting with epidemic of viral diseases.
During the visit of different remote villages of Achhro Thar, the

Embattled Mubarak says he won’t run for another term

CAIRO – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Tuesday he would not leave Egypt although he would step down from the Presidency at the end of his term, due to end when the country holds a presidential election in September.
He also said pledged to implement a series of reforms, including calling on the judiciary to combat corruption, adding that he would seek changes to the constitution. However, TV channels reported that the protesters reiterated their demands that President

Pakistan’s successful run chases in Tests

LAHORE – The Basin Reserve Test sparked into life on the fourth day frequent twists, turns and momentum shifts, as both the sides swapped game-plans several times.
With 273 to defend, New Zealand will begin as favourites on the last day (January 19), but Pakistan can take heart from the fact that seven years ago, they successfully chased similar target at this very ground. If they fall short, they will have their lacklustre start to the day to blame, a period when Brendon

KSE slides following astounding run

KARACHI – The bourse exhibited volatile behavior as price of OGDC varied from a high of Rs 185 per share to a low of Rs 176 per share. This was largely due to the OGDC index weight of around 25 percent.
The KSE 100 index closed at 12306.70 points with a loss of 82.34 points, while total volume stood at 101,759,147 along with total values of 6,729,880,875. The market, justifiably, is expected to slide down on the back of profit booking following a marvelous run.
Silk bank’s

No ward in-charge – Services Hospital’s SICU being run by inexperienced doctors

LAHORE – Lives of patients arriving at the Services Hospital’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) are in a complete jeopardy, as previous administrator of the SICU has retired and the ward is currently being run by young and inexperienced doctors, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The SCIU was running heedlessly, as more than four months has passed since SICU Incharge Dr Taifoor Gilani had retired. Presently, the ward was being managed by young and inexperienced doctors who were

Mobilink, Netsol winning run continues in CPL

LAHORE – Mobilink and Netsol won their matches of the 1st CPL Raaziq T20 cricket League here on Monday.
In the first match, Mobilink beat Ufone by 29 runs. Mobilink scored 154 for 6 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Ijaz Rafiq 69, Saqib Munir 30 and Jawad Tayyab 28 were the main batsmen.
Ahsan Zaidi took two wickets. In reply, Ufone scored 125 all out with Adeel Asghar 41, Sadeem Baig 26 and Aleem Rana 17 runs. Khalid Farooq & Tariq Durani took three wickets each. Ijaz Rafiq

sunday bazaar update – Onion run short, prices spiral

LAHORE – Customers criticised the government for allowing onions to be exported to India and creating a shortage in the local market, while the prices of vegetables and fruits increased at Sunday Bazaars.
The prices of onions have seen a sharp increase over the last two months. The vendors also complained about low consumer turn out and said high prices had decreased their profits.
Customers said the government should at least decrease the export of onion so that its price

US is on the run in Afghanistan, says Fazl

ISLAMABAD: America is on the run and is facing defeat in Afghanistan, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl group (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said in a press conference after his party’s Central Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. “Pakistan is not an easy prey and the US will meet the same fate in North Waziristan at it did in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he said. Even though his party’s CEC had supported the decision of quitting central government, party policy in Balochistan and

36 express coaster buses to be run on City roads from Jan 15

LAHORE: At least 36 new Express Coaster Service buses are to being operating from January 15, 2011, under the management of the new Lahore Transport Company Chairman Khawaja Ahmed Hassan. These buses are to start their routes from Defence, to the rest of the city, and are expected to be used as an alternate to cars. They are also expected to have an electronic ticketing system.
The survey for these buses has been completed keeping in consideration the Defence Housing Authority

Russian football fans run riot in Moscow protest

MOSCOW: Russian football fans and ultranationalists ran riot in the centre of Moscow on Saturday, when a demonstration against the death of a fan descended into violence that left 13 people hospitalised. Thousands of fans, supported by members of far-right groups, gathered in Manezhnaya Square near the Kremlin for the unauthorised protest, with some shouting slogans such as “Russia for Russians” and performing Nazi salutes, according to an AFP photographer.
They were protesting