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BCCI worried by ‘government interference’

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has thrown its weight behind a protest against sweeping government reforms intended to make the country’s sports federations more transparent. The National Sports Development Bill, which seeks

Pakistan not worried about opponents

DHAKA – Pakistan remain supremely relaxed about the identity of their World Cup semi-final opponents after making no contest of Wednesday’s opening quarter-final against West Indies. Shahid Afridi led his men to a sweeping 10-wicket victory to set up a semi-final on March 30 in Mohali against the winners of Thursday’s tie between India and Australia. “We had done very well so far in this tournament and I am not really fussed who we play,” coach Waqar Younis told a news conference. “We

Ponting not worried over spinners’ performance

BANGALORE – Australia captain Ricky Ponting insisted he was unconcerned by his wicketless spinners after the defending champions toiled to beat Kenya and reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Australia won by 60 runs, but Kenya batted out their full 50 overs in a painstaking encounter to reach 264 for six in reply to 324 for six. It was the Africans’ highest total of the tournament, comfortably suprassing the 198 they made in their five-wicket defeat to Canada.
While Kenya’s

PCB worried over ‘strange’ prediction

LAHORE – Very few eye-brows were raised worldwide over the prediction of a tie by Shane Warne and Lalit Modi. Both the former Australia spinner and IPL chief made accurate predictions of the result for the England-India World Cup match. Cricket boards except the PCB, and even the ruling body the International Cricket Council, are silent over the issue. The PCB has called it a strange prediction.
Shane Warne predicted the result on Twitter, a social networking website, but he

Ad hoc appointments – SCBA, PBC tell CJP they are worried

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir and Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Vice Chairman Latif Afridi on Friday held a meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and apprised him about their reservations over a recent full court meeting of the Supreme Court that decided to appoint two retired Supreme Court judges on an ad hoc basis.
Talking to reporters later, Asma said that they had “apprised the CJP about their reservations

ActionAid worried by rising hunger, violence in flood-hit areas

ISLAMABAD – International anti-poverty agency ActionAid has raised concerns about growing hunger, food insecurity and gender-based violence in Pakistan’s flood affected areas.
According to a press release issued on Saturday, ActionAid Pakistan ‘s country representative Jemal Ahmed said, “Through our close interaction with flood affected communities, we are much concerned about growing incidents of violence against women, including harassment and domestic violence.

PPA worried over WHT imposition

LAHORE – Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Northern Zone has expressed grave concern over the imposition of 3.5 percent withholding tax on the trade of agricultural produce. The PPA believe that it will increase poultry feed prices as well as of chicken meat, which will ultimately add to the miseries of masses.
PPA-NZ Chairman Abdul Hayee Mehta said that agricultural produce constitutes 60 to 65 percent of the poultry feed and imposition of withholding tax would result in an

US worried by reports of illegal Pakistani detentions

WASHINGTON – The US is voicing concern over reports from human rights groups that Pakistan’s security forces are holding thousands of political separatists without charge, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Citing a State Department report to Congress last month, the Times said the Obama administration was alarmed by reports that separatists, mostly from Pakistan’s Balochistan province, had been detained over the past decade and were being held incommunicado.
Some of

Aitzaz worried by Naheed’s suspension

ISLAMABAD: Suspension of Naheed Khan’s membership is a great concern since she had rendered great sacrifices for the party, Member Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan said while talking to reporters on Tuesday.
“I am saddened by this decision since Naheed Khan was very close to Benazir Bhutto,” he said. Aitzaz also expressed concern about the government’s attitude about Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, adding that only tall claims had been