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Refusing OPV makes infant third polio victim

Refusing OPV makes infant third polio victim

KARACHI – Almost every new polio case in Sindh so far has appeared in those places where people have refused oral polio vaccine (OPV) being administered to children under five, Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) Sindh Manager Dr Mazhar Khamisani said.
One-year-old Ayaz Muhammad Hayat is the third victim of the crippling virus in the province, bringing the total number of cases in the country this year to 15. Tando Muhammad Khan’s Hayat had absolutely no history of

Punjab Club move into third round

LAHORE – Punjab Club moved into the third round of the East Zone Cricket Championship after beating Gulberg Eaglets by 16 runs at Wahdat Colony ground on Monday. A fine century by Ali Raza and equally good bowling by Afzal Shehzad were the highlights of the match.
Meanwhile, the Tournament Committee has announced the dates for the next five matches.
Scores: Punjab Club 250/8. Afzal Shehzad 73, Umer Farooq 41, Sheraz Butt 18, Yousuf Ali 17, Asif Ashfaq 13, Mohsin Saleh 10,

Asif Jr clinches Tour de Pak third stage

LAHORE Asif Junior of Sindh won the third stage of the 16th Tour de Pakistan International Cycle Race when he covered a distance of 150 kilometers, from Moro to Sukkur, in four hours 16 minutes and 42 seconds The third stage of the race started from Moro and Asif Jr led the pack of 52 riders from the start. He finished ahead of all as cyclists two were disqualified by the judges. Today, the cyclists will move towards Rahim Yar Khan for 4th stage.

Usman Riaz features in third Uth Records episode

KARACHI – Following its first two successful shows, Uth Records’ third episode was aired recently with zeal and zest. After two musically diverse episodes, the third exciting episode of the televised platform for young musicians featured a Karachi-based singer, Usman Riaz. Through this platform, and as illustrated by the first two episodes with Jumbo Jutt and Yasir & Jawad, Uth Records aspires to show how talented young musicians from across Pakistan can thrive in a professional music

Third Pakistan, Palestine soccer clash tomorrow

LAHORE – Palestine are the first soccer team to visit Pakistan in the last four years since Lahore hosted the international match in 2007 when Pakistan faced the then-Asian Champion Iraq in World Cup qualifier. The Tuesday’s Lahore clash will be the third between the two teams in soccer history.
Palestine were 3-0 winners on February 18, 2006 when Pakistan was in training camp at Manama, Bahrain for 14th Asia Cup QR preparation under former coach Salman Sharida (Bahrain), the

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

Haussler claims third stage

MESAIEED – Australian Heinrich Haussler won the third stage of the Tour of Qatar Wednesday to take the race leader’s jersey from Belgium’s former three-time winner Tom Boonen. Haussler’s second consecutive win on the race came after Boonen, the winner of stage one, suffered a puncture in the final 40km of the 150.5km race from Al Wakra to Mesaieed in the south of Doha.
Having joined a breakaway group of around 20 riders, Haussler put his “great” legs to optimal use in a bunch

Afridi hits third fastest 50 for Pakistan

COMMENT – Shahid Afridi equaled New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum’s record of the fastest half century on New Zealand soil by reaching his fifty off just 19 balls, with two fours and five sixes during his 65-run knock on Saturday. It was joint fifth fastest 50 in ODIs and third fastest by a Pakistani.
Shahid Afridi has scored both the fastest and the second fastest half centuries for Pakistan as well. Earlier, Afridi scored 50 off 18 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi on October 4,

South Korea down Uzbeks to claim third spot

DOHA – South Korea bowed out of the Asian Cup in style by edging Uzbekistan 3-2 in an entertaining third-place play-off on Friday to secure an automatic place at the 2015 tournament in Australia. Cho Kwang-Rae’s men looked on course for a handsome victory at 3-0 up in the first-half, but Uzbekistan clawed back the deficit to salvage some pride after their 6-0 drubbing by Australia in the semi-finals.
Koo Ja-Cheol’s fifth goal of the competition, making him outright top scorer,

Vettori to miss third ODI after washout

LAHORE – New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori will sit out the third one-day cricket international against Pakistan at Christchurch on Saturday while the newly established opening pair of Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill have been broken up after one innings together. New Zealand made three changes to the 12 who featured in the first two matches, a nine-wicket win at Wellington last Saturday and today’s abandoned match at Queenstown.
Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock

Kaymer set for third successive Abu Dhabi title

ABU DHABI – Germany’s Martin Kaymer looks set for an unprecedented third Abu Dhabi Golf Championship title as he opened up a five shot lead after the third round of the 2.7 million dollars European Tour event here on Saturday. The European No1 and US PGA Championship winner shot his second consecutive bogey-free round – this time a six-under par 66 – to open his formidable lead at 18-under 198.
Northern Ireland tyro Rory McIlroy tried to bridge the gap with a birdie-eagle finish

Kaymer eyes third successive Abu Dhabi title

ABU DHABI – Germany’s Martin Kaymer looks set for an unprecedented third Abu Dhabi Golf Championship title as he opened up a five shot lead after the third round of 2.7 million dollars European Tour event.
The European No1 and US PGA Championship winner shot his second consecutive bogey-free round – this time a six-under par 66 – to open his formidable lead at 18-under 198. Northern Ireland tyro Rory McIlroy tried to bridge the gap with a birdie-eagle finish for a superb

Indo-Pak express in third round

LAHORE – The Indo-Pak duo of Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and India’s Rohan Bopanna had a nerve-wrecking match in the second round of the Australian Open. The French pair of Arnaud Clement and Jeremy Chardy gave them a tough time before losing in a three setter.
Everything looked like a walk in the park for the Indo-Pak pair in the first set, which they won 6-3 when they broke Clement’s serve at 4-3 up and easily served out the set. For the most part of the second set, Aisam

Matthews wins third stage, Goss takes lead

STIRLING – Michael Matthews won the sprint finish to claim the third stage of the Tour Down Under, while fellow Australian Matthew Goss reclaimed the overall leader’s orange jersey on Thursday. The 20-year-old Matthews, considered one of the peloton’s most promising riders, finished ahead of last year’s champion Andre Greipel and Goss after a 129-km ride from Unley to Stirling, south of Adelaide.
“It’s unbelievable, Rabobank’s Matthews told reporters. “With one kilometre to go, I

CM Sports Cup third phase concludes on 18th

LAHORE – The Phase-III competitions of the Chief Minister’s Cup are in progress at different venues and will continue till January 18.
In all, nine different divisional teams are participating in the inter school competitions which includes Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sahiwal, Sargodha and DG Khan.
A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Director General Sports Punjab Salman Ijaz to check the arrangements of the events.
The

Flash floods hit Australia’s third biggest city

SYDNEY – Residents in Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, sandbagged their homes against rising waters on Monday as torrential rain worsened floods that have paralysed the coal industry in the northeast and now threaten tourism.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said the cost of the floods would not delay a return to budget surplus in 2012-13, but J.P. Morgan predicted the disaster would crimp growth this year and could delay another increase in interest rates. The worst floods

Federer clinches third Qatar Open

DOHA – Roger Federer hammered out his determination to hang on to his Australian Open title when he brushed aside Nikolay Davydenko to regain the Qatar Open crown on Saturday.
Last year the Russian beat the Swiss master on the way to the title.
This time world number two Federer overwhelmed the defending champion, who had put out top seed Rafael Nadal in Friday’s semi-finals, 6-3, 6-4 to complete the capture of the trophy without dropping a set. He was assertive,

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