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ICC urges players to speak up

ICC urges players to speak up

DUBAI: Cricket’s governing body on Tuesday called for more co-operation from international cricketers after Pakistan wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider fled the team hotel here claiming he had received death threats.
The 24-year-old Haider, who was here with the Pakistan team to play South Africa, Monday fled to London without telling the team management and Anti-corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) of the threats.
ICC chief executive

President urges media to shun negativity

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari urged media on Sunday to stop selling negativity as a commodity and play its due role in making Pakistan a strong and prosperous nation.
Addressing the 4th national conference of South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) here at Aiwan-e-Sadar, he said the Pakistan People’s Party decided to stay away from a media group to say enough was enough and taking that decision was its political right.
“It is a format of showing our displeasure,”

NATO head urges new start with Russia

MOSCOW: NATO and Russia need to embark on a new relationship, the head of the Western military alliance said on Wednesday on a trip to Moscow to lobby for Russian help in Afghanistan.
The visit by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen will pave the way for a summit of the 28-nation alliance in Lisbon on Nov. 19-20. Russian President Dmitry Medevedev has accepted an invitation to attend the meeting, where NATO will work out a new strategic plan.
“The meeting in

Senate urges world community to write off Pakistan’s debts

ISLAMABAD: The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday expressing the resolve to make all-out efforts to secure implementation of the resolution adopted by the 123rd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting, urging the international financial institutions to write off Pakistan’s debt.
The IPU resolution had urged the international community to provide market access to Pakistan to revive its economy and invest in the rehabilitation and reconstruction projects for the

Shahbaz Sharif urges self-reliance

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that to stand tall in the comity of nations, Pakistan must stand on its own feet. He stressed that instead of pursuing temporary solutions like rental power for generating energy, Pakistan must develop hydroelectric and coal-based power generation.
He was addressing the Entrepreneurs Conference on “Tiecon 2010 Pakistan” at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. Industrialists, bankers, businessmen and economic experts

US urges China to press North Korea to return to nuclear talks

HANOI: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday urged Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi to use his government’s clout to get North Korea to return to nuclear disarmament talks.
During discussions on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Hanoi, Clinton also urged Yang to have China pressure North Korea to smooth the way for the Group of 20 summit in South Korea and improve ties with Seoul, a senior US State Department official told reporters.
“We conveyed today

Malik urges Afridi to lead from the front in UAE

LAHORE: Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik believes that Shahid Afridi has to deliver as a captain and urged him to make the most of the opportunity given to him by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I always supported him and believe he has the experience to do well but he will have to deliver positive results and grab the opportunity that was given to him to lead the country,” Malik was quoted as saying by ESPNStar.com. Malik is hoping for a chance to represent Pakistan in the

AI urges govt to probe killing of missing Balochis

Amnesty International on Tuesday asked the Pakistani government to investigate the alleged torture and killing of more than 40 political activists of Balochistan over the past four months.
“Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment,” the rights watchdog said in a statement on Tuesday.
“The violence takes place against

‘Unification bloc’ urges CM to oust PPP from cabinet

The unification bloc in the Punjab Assembly has been mounting pressure on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to oust the PPP from the provincial cabinet.
A source in the unification bloc – which consists of MPAs of the PML-Q – told Pakistan Today that the group was urging the PML-N to show the door to the PPP at the earliest, as a further delay could spoil relations between the PML-N and the unification bloc.
He said a majority of MPAs affiliated with the

FM urges US to open its markets to Pakistani goods

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday urged the United States to open its markets to Pakistani goods for supporting Pakistan’s economic recovery and sustained development.
“We need trade, not just aid,” he told a distinguished gathering at Brookings Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, as the US-Pakistan strategic dialogue enters its second day. “We do not seek dependency, we seek economic viability,” the foreign minister said in a wide-ranging

Hafeez Shaikh urges equitable tax system

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh expressed that the government’s chief objective is to form a fair, equitable and a corruption-free tax system. The minister said this while he was chairing a day long meeting of the tax Reform Coordination Group (RCG) on Sunday.
The RCG, which is divided into three sub-groups namely Sales Tax and Federal Excise, Income tax and Customs was formed by the Finance Minister in July 2010 to assist on

President urges advanced Pak-Turk rail link

ISLAMABAD: President, Asif Ali Zardari called for up gradation of the Pak-Turkey rail link, as it would increase trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
He was talking to Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan who had called him at the Aiwan-e-Sadar.
Media spokesman to the President, Farhatullah Babar briefed that the President reiterated the proposal of up gradation of railway line between the two countries and urged the Turkish Prime Minister to