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Singh says his ‘job well done’ if Pakistan ties normalise

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would consider his job “well done” if relations with Pakistan were normalised, Indian media quoted him as saying on Sunday. The South Asian neighbours are working to revive diplomatic ties that were broken off after the Mumbai attacks in 2008.
“If I can succeed in normalising relations between India and Pakistan as they should prevail between two normal states, I will consider my job well done,” Singh told reporters on board his

We’ll try more youngsters against Zimbabwe: Afridi

KARACHI – Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Khan Afridi has said that after the West Indian tour, more youngsters would be given opportunities on the tour to Zimbabwe.
“All the seniors cannot be replaced at once but a blend of youth and experience would be taken along. Young cricketers performed very well in the World Cup and after the West Indies series, more youngsters will be included in the team for the Zimbabwe tour,” Afridi said during a ceremony arranged in his honour by

Oil price hike augurs well for local refineries

KARACHI – The surge in the international oil prices has improved the domestic refinery operating environment by augmenting their Gross Refinery Margins (GRMs), market analysts said on Thursday. The GRMs is a vital gauge for the profitability of oil refinery sector.
The analysts opined that gross margins for the refineries in the local market were all set to respond positively to $2.6 per barrel during this month as compared to -$0.4 per barrel in the preceding month.

Nawaz well and recovering fast

LAHORE – Amidst widespread rumours of his death, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is recovering fast at a hospital near Park Lane, London on Thursday, after undergoing an open heart surgery a day before. Nawaz was hospitalised on Wednesday after complaining of pain in his chest.
During examination of his blood vessels at the hospital, Nawaz started bleeding, upon which three specialist doctors performed angioplasty. Nawaz was later shifted to ICU, where he would undergo more tests and

Tahir calls Bloc’s meeting, invites PML-Q as well

LAHORE – With the Pakistan Muslim League-Q’s Unification Bloc facing a troubled situation and members getting out of control, bloc leader Dr Tahir Javed called an emergency meeting of the party on Friday in the committee room of the Punjab Assembly.
In a shrewd tactical decision, Javed invited not only the original bloc members but the rest of the PML-Q parliamentarians to attend the crucial meeting as well, which was followed by a grand feast. “We have been served notices of