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Vettori missing as Black Caps target quarters

Vettori missing as Black Caps target quarters

NEW DELHI – New Zealand are hot favourites to seal a place in the World Cup knockout round when they face minnows Canada on Sunday but will have to do it without injured skipper Daniel Vettori. Defeat in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium would be a major shock for the Black Caps, who have a total of six points after thumping 10-wicket wins over Kenya and Zimbabwe, and a 110-run victory against Pakistan on Tuesday.
Their only blemish was a seven-wicket defeat against Australia. “No Dan

Education prime target in conflict-hit regions: UNESCO

LAHORE – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has cited efforts to destroy the education system in the countries hit by conflict, a report published in The Guardian said. The annual report on the state of education, the UNESCO says the Israeli military attacks in Gaza left almost 300 schools in rubble and 350 children dead, while the targeted attacks by insurgents in Yemen, Thailand, Pakistan and Afghanistan are also aimed for the same purpose.

Pakistan unlikely to meet tax target despite 11pc rise

KARACHI – Tax collection, in the country, has surged by 11 percent during first seven months of the current fiscal year, official sources revealed on Monday.
Pakistan has long been under fire with economic observers, at home and abroad, equally critical of less than nine percent Tax to GDP Ratio that, critiques say, is lowest in the world and should, therefore, be increased by extending the tax net particularly to untaxed segments like agriculturists and affluent class.

FBR set to target top ‘non-filers’ for tax returns

KARACHI – The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has chalked out a strategy with an aim that some 2000 companies file their tax returns. The FBR said steps would be taken by April 15 to ensure that top 1000 corporate non-filers and top 1000 short-filers of the sales tax submitted their returns for the period July-December 2010. The decision was made at a meeting of the FBR’s Board-in-Council convened under the directive of Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on

Khosa confident of achieving cotton production target

LAHORE – A number of challenges need to be immediately addressed for fully exploiting the potential of “white gold” and we possess the ability to increase cotton production and achieve the 15 million bales target, said Punjab Chief Minister Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ahmed Khosa. He was addressing inaugural session of the fifth meeting of Asian Cotton Research and Development Network on Wednesday.
He inaugurated the conference on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz

Doctor claims he was Raymond’s actual target

LAHORE – US and Pakistani national, Dr Adnan Bhuta held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday where he alleged that he was the actual target of Raymond Davis, an American national.
Adnan lived in USA for more than a decade and then after 9/11 attacks he was detained by the American authorities and suffered mental and physical torture for several months because his name was similar to that of an Al Qaeda member.
He was cleared from charges in 2002, was later

Export target for year raised to $22b

KARACHI – Pakisan has revised its export target for financial year 2010-11 and setting the bar at $22billion from an earlier target of $20 billion. This decision has been prompted in view of the record breaking exports exhibited the last three months, culminating in an the garnering of $2.329 billion in January 2011, which is 38.2 percent higher than the level of $1.685 billion seen in the corresponding period last year.
This was stated by Federal Minister for Commerce Mukhdoom

16 dead as Taliban target police in Kandahar

KANDAHAR – Fifteen police and an intelligence agent were killed Saturday in a string of devastating attacks in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar which were claimed by the Taliban. The attacks, which played out over several hours and left 45 people injured, involved several suicide bombers armed with guns and grenades firing on the main police headquarters after occupying a wedding hall opposite.
Three car bombs were also detonated near the police office and a further three

Supreme Court issues notices to top officials in target killings case

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Attorney General of Pakistan, Advocate General Balochistan and others to file para-wise comments on a petition filed against the incidents of targeted killing, kidnapping and abduction for ransom in Balochistan.
A four-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday was hearing the petition filed by the

Sons dead as gunmen target Iraq anti-terror chief

KIRKUK – Gunmen fired on a top anti-terror official in northern Iraq, killing two of his sons and leaving the officer and another son wounded, police said Friday. Colonel Abbas Nuri had been exiting a shop late Thursday in Tuz Khurmatu and walking to his car, where his three teenage sons were waiting, when gunmen opened fire on the family and fled, the town’s police chief Colonel Ali al-Hamdani said.
Two of Nuri’s sons, aged 15 and 16, were killed, while his 18-year-old boy was

Team Lotus unveil car, target seventh place

VALENCIA – Team Lotus unveiled their 2011 Formula One car ahead of Lotus-backed rivals Renault on Monday with an online presentation setting a target of scoring points and fighting for seventh place overall. “This year’s car is a much more contemporary design,” said technical director Mike Gascoyne over images of the T128 car in classic Lotus green and yellow livery.
“The car really will be a midfield runner. It’s a modern F1 car I’m very confident it is a big step up and it’s

Ch Zaheer and Raja Riaz target Sanaullah

LAHORE – The war of words between the troika in Punjab Assembly Rana Sana ullah, Raja Riaz and Ch Zaheer continued even outside the assembly on Friday.
Both Punjab Assembly opposition leader Chaudhry Zaheer and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) parliamentary leader Raja Riaz targeted the Punjab law minister and Rana Sana responded with the same coin while they were talking to the media after assembly session. Opposition leader and PML-Q parliamentary leader Chaudhry Zaheer pointing

FBR achieves half of tax collection target

KARACHI – Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Salman Siddiq has stated that the FBR has achieved 49 percent of its target tax collection in the last six months with a shortfall of Rs seven billion being met. However, the country remains mired in a financial crisis with political instability and a stagnant economy with a gloomy foreign and domestic investment outlook.
He went on to say that government borrowing from state bank should be limited and indicated that there was a

8 accused in target killings remanded

KARACHI – Eight men suspected of involvement in sectarian targeted killings were remanded into the custody of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) police until January 6 on Monday.
The suspects, allegedly associated with the banned Sipah-e-Muhammad, were produced by police before different judicial magistrates, seeking physical remand for further interrogation.
The suspects, arrested in separate raids on Sunday, were identified as Babar Hussain, Parvez Zaidi, Rafat Ali,

Bombed Egypt church was listed as Qaeda target

DUBAI – An Al Qaeda website had identified in December the church in Alexandria, Egypt, which was bombed on New Year’s Day as being among Coptic places of worship designated as targets.
Al-Qiddissin (The Saints) church, where 21 people were killed and 79 wounded in Saturday’s bombing, was on a list posted by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shumukh al-Islam website of 50 Coptic churches across Egypt. Coptic churches in several European countries, including France, Germany and Britain, also

Pakistan likely to exceed export target

KARACHI – Pakistan is likely to fetch exports of $22 billion during the financial year 2010-2011 and exceed the export target of $21.5 billion set for the year.
Pakistan has already achieved the over 19 percent increase in export in the last five months of the financial year, while targets set by the ministry of commerce would easily be surpassed in the remaining months, experts viewed. They believed that rising competitiveness of Pakistani companies was the primary reason for a

PIA sets a bold revenue target of Rs 133 billion

KARACHI – The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) board approved the corporate budget for the year 2011 with a revenue target of Rs 133 billion which is 22 percent higher than the expected actual revenues of 2010.
The board emphasised that the management should make an all out effort to meet the assigned target and appreciated the efforts of the management, which despite volcanic eruptions, snow storms in Europe and slowdown of economic situation all over the world, enabled