Tag Archives: Pace

Australia hope for pace in Punjab

Reasons for hope have been few and far between for the Australians during this tour of India. But the third Test in Mohali was always going to provide a glimmer. Last time

Punjab Sports Festival gains momentum

The Punjab Sports Festival 2012 is gaining pace after every passing day and words o praise are flowing in from MPs and other officials. Rana Mashood, Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly visited Punjab

OGDCL bond scheme gathers pace

Pakistan is hopeful of generating $500 million for the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) exchangeable bonds by the close of the current fiscal year on June 30. An official source

Mobile penetration spreads, industry grows at rapid pace

ISLAMABAD – Mobile penetration in Pakistan has continued to grow at a very rapid pace and the mobile sector has recorded total revenues of Rs 236.74 billion at the end of FY 2009-10, showing a growth of 11 percent over the previous year.
According to the Information Economy Report, published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Pakistan is among five dynamic and developing economies in Asia in terms of increased penetration and usage of mobile

Vettel sets the pace in Shanghai practice

SHANGHAI – World championship leader Sebastian Vettel set the pace in practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, topping the timesheets in both sessions in Shanghai on Friday in his speedy Red Bull. The 23-year-old German, the reigning world champion, has been the dominant force in the opening two races of the year, winning in Australia and Malaysia from pole position.
He again stayed ahead of the field at the Shanghai International Circuit, leading Australian teammate Mark Webber by

Aussies to launch pace attack against India

AHMEDABAD – Australian skipper Ricky Ponting reckons his batsmen know what to expect in World Cup quarter-final, just as their Indian counterparts know what awaits them.
Ponting on Wednesday made it amply clear that the four-times champions would employ their time-tested formula of unleashing raw pace against the Indian batsmen, most known for their perennial discomfort against short and rising deliveries.
At the same time, Ponting expects India to play to their strength as

Pakistan rise from ashes to set World Cup pace

COLOMBO – If anyone had told Shahid Afridi a month ago that his troops would snap Australia’s 12-year unbeaten World Cup streak, the Pakistan skipper would have thought April Fools’ Day had come early.
Unable to play international matches at home, tainted by a spot-fixing scandal that robbed them of the services of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, add in the confusion over team and captain selections — Pakistan cricket was in disarray.
But just as Imran Khan

Zaheer remains India’s pace enforcer

NEW DELHI – With 12 wickets so far, Zaheer Khan is the leading fast bowler at the World Cup and India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s go-to man when the going gets tough for the hosts. At the World Cup, where there have been constant question marks over the staying power of India’s attack, Dhoni has turned to the burly left-armer whose mastery of the ball is matched by the ferocity of his character.
The 32-year-old, however, prefers to keep a low profile. “I’m enjoying the space I

Encroachments within – Pace oozes with building bylaws violations

LAHORE – Pace, a shopping plaza located opposite Hafiz Center in main boulevard Gulberg III and owned by late Punjab governor Salman Taaseer is flooded with building map violations, internal encroachments, illegal constructions in the basement allotted for parking and unauthorized shops at emergency exit gates, Pakistan Today has learnt.
When the plaza was constructed the second time after being gutted with fire in 2001 extra shops were constructed. As per map, it should have

International rescue effort gathers pace in quake-hit Japan

TOKYO – Rescue workers from more than a dozen countries searched ravaged northeastern coastal cities on Monday for survivors of a massive earthquake and tsunami, as an international effort to help Japan cope with its multiple disasters gathered pace. Some 70 countries have offered assistance in an outpouring of solidarity with Japan, with help coming not only from allies like the United States but also countries with more strained relations like China, and even from the Afghan city of