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PMC Athletico fight to live another day

PMC Athletico fight to live another day

LAHORE – PMC Club Athletico Faisalabad survived the embarrassment of relegation in the Pakistan Premier Football League. This is their fifth consecutive top division season in 2011. PMC escaped relegation by narrow margin as they won their last two games on Balochistan soil and survived for another PPL season.
“I would like to congratulate all my friends, colleagues, supporters and well-wishers in Pakistan and around the globe for this success. All of them have stood with

Brazil’s new president spends first full day in office

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff began her first full day in office on Sunday after pledging to build on the policies of her hugely popular predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
The 63-year-old divorced grandmother, who was Lula’s former cabinet chief, assumed the presidency Saturday in a carefully staged ceremony under at times rainy skies. Her Sunday’s agenda includes meetings with Prince Felipe of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, Uruguayan President Jose

One judge holds court on New Year’s day

LAHORE – Only one judge out of five performed his duty at the accountability courts yesterday and heard four cases as all the remaining judges were on leave. Accountability Court No 1 Judge Falak Sher heard the cases against Mian Muhammad Rasheed former MPA (PML-N), Khurram Shahzad (Forex Fraud), Muhammad Amjad Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim (HBL Fraud).
He extended the physical remand of Muhammad Amjad Minhas and Muhammad Ibrahim nominated in Habib Bank Wasanpura Branch fraud case

Last day of SECP’s amnesty scheme

ISLAMABABAD – The amnesty schemes launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), i.e., the Companies Regularisation Scheme (CRS) and Companies Easy Exit Scheme (CEES) shall close on Friday.
The SECP’s Company Registration Offices will remain open till 7 pm, on Friday, December 31, in order to receive the applications and overdue returns under the said schemes.
The companies are earnestly advised to benefit from the schemes within the stipulated

PML-N ready for foundation day

LAHORE – All set, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz group will be celebrating its 104th foundation day on December 30.
The main function will be held at Expo Center Johar Town and will be presided over by PML-N Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif and attended by central and provincial leadership. A flag-hoisting ceremony will also be held.

NBP dominate on opening day

LAHORE – Wapda managed to score 227 runs on the opening day of the 10th round of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against SNGPL here at the LCCA ground on Saturday.
Wapda reached the score in 63 overs and by the close of play SNGPL were playing at 25 with their two batsmen back to the pavilion in the 12th over.
For Wapda, Shoaib Maqsood and Alo Azmat were the saviours while Asad Ali and Yasir Shah shared four wickets.
Brief Scores:
WAPDA 227 in 63 overs (Sohaib

A container confiscation a day, keeps freight away

KARACHI: The provincial law enforcement agencies (LEAs) are indirectly inflicting massive losses on the shipping industry by using empty containers to block roads as part of their security measures during annual congregations like Muharram processions, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Sources in the shipping industry said that it has become a routine matter for the police department to use scores of containers for blocking link roads on the routes of huge gatherings.
The police

England mull promoting Bell for Boxing Day Test

PERTH: England coach Andy Flower admitted Monday he was considering promoting in-form Ian Bell up the batting order in the crunch fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. The diminutive right-hander has batted at six in the series and looked in excellent touch, even in the 267-run defeat in the third Test at the WACA Ground, with 213 runs at 71. Bell was sidelined by a foot injury prior to the Ashes and has bided his time at six since returning, but he said during the third Test he would love

International Donkey Day held near Mirpurkhas

MIRPURKHAS: The International Donkey Day, “Mandi” (Piri), was held at the Tando Ghulam Ali town, about 60 kilometres from Mirpurkhas on Sunday, where thousands of donkeys were brought to be sold from across the country.
As many as 30 different breeds of donkeys including the Laasi, Takkur, Thari, Gantiyo, Irani, Khachar and Babar Laasi among others were up on display for sale at the Piri.
However, the animals were not available on the cheap as the price ranged from a

Little or no gas for the fourth consecutive day

LAHORE: CNG seems to have vanished from Lahore, leaving locals to struggle for gas, as only a few stations in the city are offering gas due to low gas pressure, Pakistan Today has learnt. Tuesday was a CNG day off, as announced by the government, and owing to a low gas pressure the commuters suffered for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday and were seen roaming around deserted gas stations in search of CNG. Most of the CNG stations are non functional because of gas load shedding

’90m people without two meals a day’

KARACHI: More than 130 million people in the country are poor and around 90 million cannot even afford two square meals a day, said prominent economist Dr Shahid Hassan Siddiqui.
He was speaking at a seminar titled “Price hike, unemployment and curse of poverty,” organised by the Shura Hamdard Karachi chapter and presided over by its president Sadia Rashid.
The meeting urged the government to use the Zakat fund for providing jobs to the unemployed particularly the youth and

World Oral Health Day observed

KARACHI: The health experts have expressed their grave concern over the increasing oral diseases in Pakistan on World Oral Health Day 2010 observed around the globe on Wednesday and have said that due to the oral diseases children and adults are unable to attend their school or work, causing millions of hours to be lost each year.
They also said that the most common oral diseases worldwide are dental cavities and periodontal (gum) diseases. Addressing an awareness event organized

Chaotic Australia crash all out on first day

ADELAIDE: England backed up a sensational three-wicket start inspired by James Anderson to bowl out Australia for 245 on an extraordinary opening day of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
Australia got off to their worst Test start in 60 years at two for three in the opening three overs and then lost their last five wickets for 38 to hand England the inside running on a crucial early victory in the series. It was a horror performance by Australia,

Bravo impresses on rain-hit day

PALLEKELE: Darren Bravo hit an impressive 63 not out for his third half-century to boost the West Indies in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Bravo, who made 58 and 80 in the first two Tests, cracked nine fours in his 111-ball knock to steady the innings after the first-ball dismissal of former captain Chris Gayle.
He put on 115 for the second wicket with opener Devon Smith, who hit a solid 55 before being trapped leg-before by unorthodox spinner

NGOs mark day against gender violence

LAHORE: Shirakt Gah, South Asia Partnership Pakistan and Kashf Foundation along with other non-governmental organisations (NGO) organised a walk and solidarity rally at the Lahore Press Club to mark the International Women Rights Defenders Day.
The participants carried banners and placards demanding an end to all forms of violence against women and acts of harassment against human rights defenders. November 29 is a day of recognition for human rights activists when activism,

US joins ‘Sindhi Topi Day’ celebration

KARACHI: Following the lead of Sindhi language television channels, Sindh government, Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM), Sindhi nationalists’ parties, NGOs and common citizens of Sindh, and now the USA have all supported the ‘Sindhi Topi Day’ celebrations on December 4.
US Consular General in Karachi William Martin hosted a tea party on Saturday at his residence for the journalists of Sindhi newspapers and television channels to express his support for the ‘Sindhi Topi Day’. Martin

Oman national day message

KARACHI: HE Khamis bin Mohammed bin Abdullah AI-Farsi Consul General in Karachi issued following message on the national day of the Sultanate of Oman.
It reads: “Firstly I want to thank Almighty Allah for all his benefits for peace and harmony, and for our creation. We give prayers and salam to the best human being the holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace be upon him). I would like to convey to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, my heartiest felicitations on the joyous occasion of the