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Waqar calls for fresh start

Waqar calls for fresh start

LAHORE – Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and team manager Intikhab Alam called Tuesday for a fresh start for the national side after three key players were handed lengthy bans on corruption charges. “It is important that it’s finished now and we can start afresh,” Waqar told reporters at Lahore airport.
“We can now make a fresh start after a lot of controversies affected Pakistan cricket and I am happy that it’s over now.” Waqar was coach during England tour where the scandal

Fresh clashes erupt along Thai-Cambodian border

PHNOM PENH – Fresh clashes broke out along the Thai-Cambodian border Sunday near a disputed temple, armies from both countries said, ending a ceasefire agreed after fighting left at least five people dead. “We are fighting now, they started firing at us first,” a Cambodian military commander told AFP, referring to Thai troops across the border.
Thai army spokesman Colonel Sunsern Kaewkumnerd confirmed the renewed unrest, but accused the Cambodian side of reigniting the violence

SC seeks fresh report on illegal appointments in PQA

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a report on illegal appointments in Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and directed the Ministry of Ports and Shipping to refurnish a “complete record” of the appointments made by former minister Babar Khan Ghauri.
A four-member bench comprising Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, was hearing the petition challenging the appointment of Mehmood Zameer Farooqi,

Law Ministry delivers fresh blow to leverage product

KARACHI – The Ministry of Law has pointed certain objections in the Margin Trading System’s (MTS) draft and has sent it back to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), thus putting fate of the long-awaited leverage product in abeyance.
Unconfirmed reports, however, reveal that the law ministry has approved and referred the MTS draft to the apex regulator, which is to be launched in the first week of next month. Market sources told Pakistan Today that the

Fresh snow adds to Europe travel chaos

LONDON – Thousands of angry travellers forced to sleep in airports and train stations across Europe faced more misery on Tuesday as fresh snowfalls paralysed transport systems just days before Christmas.
London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was only operating about a third of its normal schedule during a fourth day of disruption, while Frankfurt halted all flights after a new blanketing of snow.
For a third day, queues stretched for hours outside the London terminal

Rescue services to conduct exams for fresh appointments

LAHORE: A large number of candidates submitted their applications at the Emergency Services Academy Lahore and the divisional headquarters for various vacant posts in Punjab. Initial medical screening of the candidates for Hepatitis B, C, HIV and physical screening has been conducted. A written test will be held at 10 a.m. at the Emergency Services Academy Shama Chowk (former LOS) Ferozepur Road Lahore.
The written test from BS-12 to BS-18 will be conducted on December 28, BS-11

Romanian govt to face fresh no-confidence vote

BUCHAREST: Romania’s opposition filed a no-confidence motion over the government’s IMF-backed wage reform on Wednesday, a move with only slim chances of success, just two months after a similar bid failed. The government of Prime Minister Emil Boc survived two no-confidence votes by the leftist opposition this year and its wider margin on the second occasion in October suggests it can remain in power and pass outstanding International Monetary Fund-mandated reforms.

Taiwan, China to hold fresh round of talks next week

TAIPEI: Taiwan and China agreed on Tuesday to hold a fresh round of negotiations next week focusing on medical and health cooperation, officials said.
Top Taiwanese envoy Kao Koong-lian arranged the talks with Chinese counterpart Zheng Lizhong in Shanghai, said Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation which handles civil exchanges with the mainland in the absence of official contacts. China’s chief negotiator Chen Yunlin is scheduled to fly to Taipei on Monday and hold talks with his

PCB’s fresh measures fail to curb indiscipline

LAHORE: Despite the introduction of a strong anti-corruption code by the PCB, incidents of indiscipline are still being widely reported in the ongoing domestic season. Pakistan’s discarded opener Imran Nazir was banned from playing in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match after he misbehaved with match referee Ishtiaq Ahmed during the last-round match in Rawalpindi.
Nazir, who was leading the ZTBL team, was fined Rs 10,000 by the match referee for abusing leg-spinner Danish Kaneria but

Fresh Ashura deployments, attack suspected

LAHORE: Lahore Police, to prevent terrorists’ attack as suspected by the Interior Ministry, will deploy fresh troops at and around the route of main Zuljinah procession, especially at Karbala Gamay Shah where the procession concludes, on Muharram 10, police sources told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.
Police officials have declared 184 points as sensitive on the route of Zuljinah processions. Lahore Police has chalked out a ‘comprehensive plan’ in order to avoid any untoward incident

Aussie Hewitt aims at fresh start in quest for Open

SYDNEY: Injury-plagued Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt on Monday said he was counting on a “fresh start” to 2011 at January’s Kooyong Classic, hoping to bag an elusive Australian Open crown. Hewitt, 29, is playing in the Kooyong Classic for the first time in his professional career in a revamped preparation for the Open, which he was runner-up at in 2005 and has reached the round of 16 twice since.
Austria’s Jurgen Melzer, ranked 11th, and Russian Nikolay Davydenko, 22nd, were

‘Fresh but targeted offensive in North Waziristan soon’

Keeping in view the American frustration and also the pressure that they have been building, a fresh but targeted offensive in North Waziristan can be started soon, an official said on Wednesday.
He said US President Barack Obama conveyed the same message of urgency when he called President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday. He said the American president did not go into specifics during his conversation with the president but he urged him to go for more and urgent

Fresh strategy being developed to target EU markets

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Commerce has convened a meeting of important industrialists on Thursday to formulate a strategy on how to derive the greatest benefit from the European Union’s (EU) waiver of approximately $ 900 million of tarrifs in 75 Pakistan product categories.
The Minister for Commerce, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, will chair the meeting on Thursday in Karachi. Meanwhile, Secretary Commerce Zafar Mehmood and newly appointed Chief Executive of Trade Development Authority

Oil gains fresh fillip from weak dollar

LONDON: Oil rose for a second straight session on Monday, boosted by the dollar’s continuing fall against a range of currencies, which outweighed news that China had tightened its monetary policy. Prices touched a five-month intra-day high of $84.43 last week.
Weakness in the greenback boosts the dollar value of oil, which is usually traded in the US currency.
Oil was “in a kind of win-win situation”, where weak economic data supported prices by increasing expectations, but