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Pakistan thrash Nepal in SAARC Baseball

Pakistan thrash Nepal in SAARC Baseball

LAHORE – Pakistan thrashed Nepal 21-0 in the First SAARC Baseball Cup at the Punjab Stadium here on Thursday. The SAARC Baseball tournament began at the stadium with teams from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and host Pakistan participating in the event.
The home team batters demonstrated excellent game hitting Nepal pitchers to all corners of the field. In the first innings, Pakistan made five scores through Asif, Iftikhar and Imtiaz. Arshad made one home run.
In the second

Sri Lanka thrash Nepal in SAARC Baseball

LAHORE – Sri Lanka crushed Nepal 20-0 in the second match of the 1st SAARC Baseball Cup, being played at the Punjab Stadium here on Wednesday. Both the teams failed to open their account in their first two innings. Sri Lankan batters scored four runs in the third innings. Perera, Kasthurimugali, Hapuarachi and Karunarathne scored a run each. In the fourth innings, Lankan batters scored three runs through Mahathanthka, Hapuarachi and Mannautum.
They added two more runs in the

Pakistan thrash Afghanistan in SAARC Baseball

LAHORE – Pakistan outclassed Afghanistan 21-1 in the inaugural match of the 1st SAARC Baseball Cup 2011, which commenced here at the Punjab Stadium on Tuesday. The home team thrashed the Afghan pitchers from the very beginning, reaching a score of 14 in the first innings. Batters Arshad Khan and Farooq Khan batted with authority and scored two runs each, with one home run. Sumair, Imtiaz, Zubair Nawaz, Arif Iftikhar, and Asif also made useful contributions. They scored 2 runs each.

SAARC Baseball C’ship begins

LAHORE – The SAARC Baseball Championship rolled into action at the Punjab Stadium here on Monday with teams from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and hosts Pakistan featuring in the event. Pakistan and Afghanistan will play the inaugural match of the championship while other teams have also reached the city.
Pakistan Baseball Federation President Shaukat Javed said that it was an encouraging thing for the federation that it was playing its part for the revival of the

SAARC countries agree to include sanitation as basic human right in constitution

COLOMBO – The South Asian countries have expressed grave concern over worsening sanitation conditions in the region and demanded increase budgetary allocation to tackle the issue by slashing the defence expenditure.
In this connection, the ministers from the SAARC countries, including Pakistan, on Wednesday adopted Colombo Declaration which says that the governments in the region would make legislate to make the right to sanitation a part of the respective countries’

PAL chairman returns after attending SAARC meeting

LAHORE – Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Chairman Fakhar Zaman on Saturday returned to Pakistan after attending the meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Award 2009 in Nepal. He was nominated for the meeting by the PM. Zaman said that in Nepal he met a number of scholars and writers to whom he gave a briefing about PAL and its working. The PAL chairman said that he also met the VC of the Nepal Academy of Letters during which they decided to

SAARC meeting on poverty alleviation on 28th

ISLAMABAD – Two-day SAARC secretaries meeting on poverty alleviation would be held on March 28-29 to discuss the progress in implementing the SAARC “Poverty Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation”.
The Planning Commission of Pakistan is hosting the 4th SAARC secretaries meeting. The first meeting was held in Colombo where as the second meeting was hosted by Maldives while third meeting was hosted by India. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information

SAARC meeting on poverty alleviation begins today

ISLAMABAD – Two-day SAARC secretaries meeting on poverty alleviation would be held on March 28-29 to discuss the progress in implementing the SAARC “Poverty Plan of Action on Poverty Alleviation.”
The Planning Commission of Pakistan is hosting the 4th SAARC secretaries meeting. The first meeting was held in Colombo where as 2nd meeting was hosted by Maldives while third meeting was hosted by India. The meeting will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information and

SWA is not an accredited body of SAARC CCI

KARACHI – “SAARC Mela” scheduled in first week of April by a group of women entrepreneurs in Karachi is not an event of SAARC Chamber’s Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), which is the sole representative of the Women Entrepreneurs of South Asian Countries. This was stated by Muhammad Iqbal Tabish, Secretary General of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry adding that the organisers of SAARC Mela is a non accredited body of SAARC and refrained the organisers to cannot use the brand

Third SAARC Simulation Exercise starts at KU today

KARACHI – The Department of International Relations of the University of Karachi (KU) has organised the third SAARC Simulation Exercise, in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Islamabad, from today (Monday) till March 3.
A KU official said on Sunday that 56 students from various universities of Pakistan would participate in the simulation exercise whose inaugural session is to be held today with KU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui as the chief

SAARC countries should boost trade: Hossain

ISLAMABAD – Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pakistan Suhrab Hossain has said that SAARC countries should look to boost trade by eliminating barriers to eradicate poverty.
He said that Pakistan can achieve its export target of $24.86 billion for the next fiscal year by focusing on regional markets.
Talking to a delegation, led by FPCCI chairman, he said that enhanced interaction between officials and businessmen of the two countries will prove beneficial for both countries.

APTMA accuses India of hurting SAARC spirit

LAHORE – The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Chairman Gohar Ejaz has blamed the Indian government for hurting the spirit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and claimed that the Indians have distorted the principle of free market mechanism on cotton trade.
He said that the condition of cotton export registration, imposed by the Indian government, has allowed Indian cotton merchants wriggle out of contracts worth one million cotton bales to

Bangladesh to host 4th SAARC conclave

LAHORE – The leaders of the South Asian business community have decided to convene the fourth SAARC Business Leaders Conclave (SBLC) on April 30, 2011 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, which will be organised by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) in collaboration with the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and all national chamber and federations of South Asian countries.
The decision was made in a meeting held here on Monday, which was

SAARC baseball officials elected

LAHORE – Shaukat Javed and Khawar Shah were elected as president and secretary general of the SAARC Baseball Federation on Saturday.
Their election came in a meeting of the representatives of South Asia Baseball playing countries on Saturday at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore.
The representatives of Afghanistan Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Pakistan attended the election meeting of the South Asia Baseball Federation.
The newly-elected officials promised to hold the

Dhiyana appointed as next SAARC secretary general

MALE/THIMPU – Maldives has nominated its former Attorney General Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed for the post of the next secretary general to the eight-member South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC), a local news agency quoted Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Ahmed Shaheed as saying on Wednesday.
Dhiyana would perform her duties as the SAARC secretary general for three years starting from March 1st 2011, as the regional forum has accepted her name for the post, Dr Shaheed

Broadband tariffs in Pakistan lowest among SAARC states

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has carried out a benchmark study on broadband tariff and concluded that these are highly competitive in the country as compared to other regional states.
The basic objective of the benchmark study was to assess and compare the level of broadband tariffs prevailing in Pakistan against other countries and to identify areas where further improvements for the benefit of operators could be made. As per regulator’s latest

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