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Emotional Shoaib decides to bid adieu

Emotional Shoaib decides to bid adieu

COLOMBO – Pakistan’s maverick paceman Shoaib Akhtar, whose colourful career has been a heady mix of on-field brilliance and off-field controversy, will quit international cricket after the World Cup. Akhtar made up his mind after Pakistan’s 110-run defeat against New Zealand last week, in which he went for 70 runs in his nine overs.
“I have decided to retire. Mentally I wanted to go on forever but I have decided to make way for the youngsters,” the 35-year-old said on Thursday.

SC sends NAB chief packing, govt decides he’ll stay

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared the appointment of Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman illegal and ultra vires and directed him to relinquish his charge with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the government has sought legal consultation from the Law Ministry for reappointing Justice (r) Shah. A well-placed source informed Pakistan Today that in view of the apex court’s verdict, the government is mulling on a proposal to

No immunity for Raymond Davis, judge decides

LAHORE – Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Yousaf Aoujla on Thursday dismissed an application filed by Raymond Davis that claimed he enjoyed diplomatic immunity and could not be tried in Pakistan.
While dismissing the application, the court said Davis could not produce any document issued by the government which could prove his stance. As per details, the judge continued the hearing against Davis at Kot Lakhpat Jail on Thursday.
Earlier, Syed Zahid Bukhari

British FCO decides to localise junior posts

LONDON – The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has decided to localise the junior posts of its staff working all over the world.
Under the proposed plan, more than 400 junior clerical posts would be filled by employing local people overseas to work in the UK embassies and high commissions in more than 170 countries of the world.
An FCO official told Pakistan Today that it was the part of government’s overall strategy to cut major spending as more than 300 million

You can import 5-year-old cars, decides federal cabinet

ISLAMABAD – Upholding its previous decision, the federal cabinet allowed the import of five-year old cars, said Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira here on Wednesday. He was briefing journalists about the decisions taken in the cabinet meeting, which met here on Wednesday with the prime minister in the chair.
“The decision will encourage fair competition and reduce the automobile prices in Pakistan, to benefit consumers”, Kaira said. Kaira said a policy would be evolved

Zulqarnain ‘decides’ to sue PCB

LAHORE – Pakistan’s run-away wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is planning to take the PCB to the court for declaring him mentally ill.
The wicket-keeper has sought asylum in London since leaving the team hotel in Dubai last November during the series against South Africa, saying he received death threats from match fixers.
A Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry into Haider’s actions stated that Haider had a complex personality, was a “weak nerve” person and “a person who is easily

‘Q’ decides against no-confidence motion

ISLAMABAD – In its parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, the PML-Q unanimously decided not to move a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and to exert pressure on the PML-N to initiate the process to prove its claim of being the real opposition.
“A majority of party lawmakers opined that the JUI-F and MQM’s breaking away from the ruling coalition had put the PML-N in an acid test and now political compulsions would uncover its real face of being an

Promotion board decides to reduce police seats

LAHORE – The Federal Promotion Board for BPS-19 to 20 has decided to reduce seats of police officials from 25 to 9, reducing possibilities of promotion of senior police officials and hurting their career prospects in the long-run. While promotions are hard to come by for police officials, plenty of seats for both DMG and Secretariat groups, show discrimination being meted out to the Police Service,
who is doing a valuable service to the country by combating terrorism. As opposed

Fay decides to retire from US Golf Association

FAR HILLS – David Fay is retiring from the US Golf Association after two decades as executive director, a tenure marked by a drive to bring the US Open to public courses and bring golf back to the Olympics. Fay’s announcement on Friday came two months after his 60th birthday.
A leading authority on the game’s rules, Fay started his career in golf as a caddie and joined the USGA in 1978. He became the association’s sixth executive director in 1989 and held the post under 12