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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League -Quaid (PML-Q) finalized its four names for the federal cabinet on Wednesday.
Quoting sources, a private television channel reported that the names include Pervez Elahi from Punjab, Ghous Bakhsh Mahar from Sindh, Ameer Muqam from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Jam Yousuf from Balochistan.
All of them are presidents of the party on provincial levels.
It reported that the names of the provincial party presidents were selected to remove
COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Monday named all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain for the upcoming tour of England.
Dilshan will lead the side in all three formats of the game — Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s — on the tour, which starts in May, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.
The 34-year-old replaces Kumar Sangakkara, who stepped down after Sri Lanka lost the World Cup final to India earlier this month.
The five-member national
LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board Women Wing has announced the women team for upcoming quadrangular series featuring Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ireland and Holland.
The tournament will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from April 18 to May 1.
The PCB has called the camp training of the selected players from April 6-17 at National Cricket Academy, Lahore, for the preparation of the series.
The squad: Sana Mir (captain), Javeria Wadood (vice captain), Bismah Maroof, Nida
LAHORE – The Pakistan Football Federation approved on Sunday 34 players in the build up for national U-13 football team for the AFC U13 Festival of Football.
Various activities have been lined up for the festivals, including matches, ‘C’ Certificate Coaching Course, Head Coaches Workshop, Preparatory Course for Referees and S2S Programme.
Jaranwala’s little upcoming lad Faizan Nasir, who will celebrate his 11th birthday on June 19, is also included in the camp. The national
TOKYO – Japan’s centre-left government on Wednesday named as its new foreign minister Takeaki Matsumoto, who hails from a powerful political family but faces tricky relations with the US, China and Russia. PM Naoto Kan picked the former banker and great great grandson of Japan’s first prime minister because of his “capability, knowledge and to ensure continuity of diplomacy”, said Kan’s top spokesman Yukio Edano.
Matsumoto, 51, replaces Seiji Maehara, an outspoken security hawk
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has advised the president to appoint eight members of the Council of Islamic Ideology. Those recommended include Maulana Allama Zubair Ahmed Zaheer; Sahabzada Pir Khalid Sultan Al-Qadri; Justice (r) Mian Nazir Akhtar; Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi; Mufti Muhammad Iqbal Hussain Shah Faizi; Maulana M Farooq Khan Saeedi, Justice (r) Mushtaq A Memon and Qari Muhammad Hanif Jallandhari.
LAHORE – Malaysia U21 football team coach Ong Kim Swee announced an 18-player squad for the second leg of the 2012 London Olympics Qualifiers. They will face Pakistan at Punjab Stadium, Lahore on Wednesday, 9 March (8 PM). All players, born on or after January 1, 1989 are allowed to play. The Malaysian contingent, which arrives at Lahore Monday night, comprises 18 players and 10 officials. Two midfielders, Wan Zaharulnizam and Irfan Fazail – who struck in the first leg when Malaysia
LAHORE – Former wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has vowed to “name and shame” those players who he believes are still engaged in corruption in cricket. Haider says it is the right time to come down hard on those who he believes are involved in corrupt practices. “There are some very big names involved in these illegal activities, but they are getting away with it as thorough investigations are not being carried out,” PakPassion quoted Haider as saying.
“I am ready to name and
LAHORE – In a new development in the Raymond Davis case, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Saturday that the US national, involved in a double murder case, has disclosed names of people traveling in the car that ran over a motorcyclist at the Qartaba Chowk some days ago.
Talking to a private TV channel, he said that the car was parked at the US Consulate and police know about its number plate. “On failing to produce the car and its riders, those behind the case will be
AMMAN – King Abdullah II of Jordan named Maruf Bakhit as prime minister on Tuesday with orders to carry out “true political reforms,” the palace said, after weeks of opposition protests demanding change. “King Abdullah II designated Maruf Bakhit to form a new government to replace the government of Samir Rifai,” a palace statement said.
“Bakhit’s mission is to take practical, quick and tangible steps to launch true political reforms, enhance Jordan’s democratic drive and ensure
LAHORE – The teams for the Faysal Bank-sponsored Pentangular Cup First Class Tournament have been announced. Teams from Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber PK and Federal Areas will participate in the tournament. The tournament venues and schedule will be announced at a later date.
Teams: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Yasir Hameed, Riffatullah Mohmand, Muhammad Fayyaz, Sajjad Ahmad, Akbar Badshah, Wajid Ali, Aftab Alam, Yasir Shah (Captain), Muhammad Junaid Khan, Riaz Afridi, Ahmad Said,