Tag: Package

Chinese cricket a surprise package, says Miandad

NEW DELHI: Unfancied China should not be underestimated when cricket makes its debut at the Asian Games next month, according to Pakistan great Javed Miandad.
China will play cricket on the world stage for the first time during the November 12-27 Games in Guangzhou, having qualified for the Twenty20 competition by virtue of being the hosts. But Miandad, one of the mentors of the fledging sport in China, said the country's cricketers could prove to be the surprise of the

US finalising $2b security aid package for Pakistan

LAHORE: The Obama administration is giving final touches to a security assistance package totalling $2 billion over five years to help Pakistan fight extremists on its border with Afghanistan.
The aid is expected to be announced later this week when officials are in Washington to hold high-level strategic talks, US officials and diplomatic sources told CNN. The package aims at addressing the country's insistence that it does not have the capability to go after terrorists and

EU trade package clears another hurdle

LONDON: The European Commission has put forward a package covering 75 products worth up to 176 million pounds over two years to help Pakistan recover from the flood disaster and bolster political stability.
This emerged from the briefing Monday by David Martin, Scotland's most senior member of the European Parliament (MEP), to Glasgow Central MP Anas Sarwar about the latest moves in the European Union (EU) proposal to grant Pakistan privileged access to EU markets.