The Pakistan female touchball team was on Sunday night accorded warm reception for winning the first gold medal for the country in the ongoing Punjab International Sports Festival. Pakistan ladies defeated Iran…
Individuals who are born deaf use the hearing part of their brain to feel touch and to see objects, suggests a new research that highlights the plasticity of the human brain. The…
Pakistan routed India 12-4 in their inaugural match of a three-nation touch ball tournament here on Friday at Punjab stadium. The home team dominated the match and enjoyed all time supremacy as…
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To give their personal touch to the press kit of ‘Mausam’, there will be hand-written personal notes by Shahid Kapur, Sonam Kapoor and director Pankaj Kapur. It is for the first time…
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday urged Parliamentarians to stay in contact with the public to address their problems. “He directed relevant personnel to supervise the ongoing development projects in their…
Punjab retained the Inter-provincial Touch Ball Championship title after defeating Khyber PK in the final at the Sports Stadium Lodhran. Punjab moved past Khyber PK by 4-0 score in the final, while…
LAHORE – Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation Asif Bajwa said on Tuesday the schedule of the proposed Pak-India hockey series will be finalised with the mutual understanding of both the hockey bodies. “We are in touch with the Hockey India for the revival of the bilateral series and hopefully all the necessary modalities in this regard will be sorted out in due course,” he told APP here. Asif Bajwa said the series is likely to be played later this year or early next year and both the
KARACHI – Local cement sales are likely to be in the vicinity of 23 million tonnes in FY11, down by an annual two percent. In addition, a demand rebound by seven percent in FY12 is expected due to reconstruction of infrastructure damage, caused by floods.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently announced $650 million for infrastructure purposes. However, cement export sales are likely to remain flat in FY12, i.e. around nine million tonnes, said Atif Zafar at JS.
PARIS – To hear Arnold Schwarzenegger explain the unlikely course of his life as an actor and politician, success boils down to two factors: living in the United States and being a man of the people.
The Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who came to the United States at the age of 21, started his career as a professional bodybuilder before graduating to Hollywood and starring in blockbusters like “Terminator 2” and “True Lies”.
After winning an election to the governership of
LAHORE – Steel Mills won the Touch Rugby Championship that came to an end here on Sunday. President PTRF, MNA Riaz Khan Fatyana, was the chief guest along with Rai Altaf Hussain DIG Shaikhupura District.
In the final, Steel Mills defeated Punjab by 7-0 and held the title once again and in the final of tackle rugby the University of Lahore defeated Khyber PK by 35-15 tri scores. From Pakistan Steel Mills, Abbubakar, Ali Khuram, Asim Shah and Mohammad Aslam performed well
LAHORE – The National Touch Rugby Championship started here on Saturday, with nine matches played on the opening day. The championship was declared open by Mohammad Zakka Ahsraf (President Zarai Tarakiyati Bank) along with Riaz Khan Fatyana (President Pakistan Touch Rugby Federation). The final match of the Championship will be played today at 3:00pm.
ISLAMABAD – The volume of messages will double to 10 trillion by 2013, around the world, as Short Message Service (SMS) being used by four billion mobile users, who send five trillion messages in 2009. This was revealed in a report published by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
It is expected that global mobile banking services will be generating 90 billion text messages per annum by 2015, as banks seek to utilise Short Message Service (SMS) as a means of enhancing
KARACHI – Pakistan’s exports surged further, sustaining its exports record breaking spree, achieving its highest ever monthly exports of $2.329 billion in January, 2011. Sources stated that Pakistan’s exports during January, 2011 stood at $2.329 billion, 38.2 percent higher than $1.685 billion recorded in January, 2010.
Imports, during January, 2011, underwent a 3.7 percent increase and reached $3.444 billion compared to $3.321 billion in January, 2010. Total exports in
ISLAMABAD – Stressing the need for economic reforms, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said that if appropriate reform measures are not taken in time to contain the fiscal deficit then it might go up to 8 percent of the GDP during the current fiscal year.
However, he said, the government will not allow it to happen and will take appropriate measures. “Some of the measures taken by the government have reduced the fiscal deficit below 3 percent of GDP for the first
KARACHI – Federal Minister for Finance Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that exports will touch $22 billion during the current fiscal year.
Speaking to media personnel at the head office of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), he said the government was optimistic of the potential of exports and also expressed hope that remittances will touch over $10 billion.
“Our economic team is very optimistic and we are hopeful of promising results in the future,” he said. Shaikh
LAHORE – Former security manager of Pakistan cricket team Major (retd) Khawaja Javed Najam revealed on Sunday how Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal had violated the regulations to entertain bookmaker Mazhar Majeed in their hotel room during the tour of England last summer.
As the six-day hearing of the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal entered its fourth day, Najam, in his statement to the tribunal in Doha, said that some players went out of their way to maintain links with the Majeed