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Ban Ki-moon praises Pakistan

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Pakistan’s contribution to the UN Peacekeeping Missions across the world, saying that it has brought credibility to the world body. He said this in his

Indian president praises winners

NEW DELHI – Indian President Pratibha Patil said the national cricket team had earned the gratitude of “a billion-plus Indians” after winning the World Cup Saturday for the first time since 1983.
As the victory over Sri Lanka in Mumbai triggered celebrations across the country, Patil sent a congratulatory message to skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his players. “All of you truly deserve the thanks of a billion-plus Indians,” said Patil, who watched the final in the packed

Afghanistan praises Pakistan for lifting ban on trucks

KABUL – The government and business community of Afghanistan welcomed Pakistan’s move of allowing trucks held up at Karachi port to travel to Afghanistan.
According to an Afghanistan based news agency, the decision came after the Pakistani Federal Board of Revenue barred National Logistic Cell (NLC), a semi-government transport firm, from using hired trucks to transport Afghanistan -bound containers in order to check possible smuggling. The move to allow NLC to once more use

Waqar praises Gul for Aussie mauling

COLOMBO – Coach Waqar Younis hailed Pakistan’s hard-fought four-wicket win over Australia as a major achievement on Sunday and picked out seamer Umar Gul as the star of the show. Gul took 3-30 and Abdul Razzaq claimed 2-8 as Australia were bowled out for 176 in 46.4 overs — their lowest total since the 1992 World Cup — before Pakistan foiled Brett Lee’s 4-28 to chase down the target with nine overs left.
Saturday’s defeat ended Australia’s 34-match unbeaten streak at the World

Afridi praises Misbah, Younis for ‘mature cricket’

COLOMBO – Captain Shahid Afridi said Pakistan had sent out a clear message of intent to their World Cup rivals after beating Sri Lanka by 11 runs in a tight Group A encounter on Saturday. Pakistan scored 277 for 7 in their 50 overs with Misbah-ul-Haq hitting an unbeaten 83 and Younis Khan scoring 72 before restricting the home team to 266-9.
“That was a big game and the boys all knew how big that game was,” said Afridi, praising Misbah and Younis for very mature cricket. Afridi,

Tendulkar’s record earn Miandad’s praises

KARACHI – Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad Sunday hailed record-breaking Indian maestro Sachin Tendulkar who equalled his record of playing in six World Cup editions. Tendulkar, whose first World Cup was in 1992 which Pakistan won, has now featured in six World Cup tournaments, a record held by Miandad who played the inaugural edition in 1975 and then went on to play in the 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 1996 editions. Tendulkar, 37, featured in India’s comprehensive 87-run win in

Saeed Elahi praises Punjab chief minister

LAHORE – Punjab Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Saeed Elahi has said that Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif is a great admirer of the services of young doctors and all out measures are being taken for the solution of their problems. During the last 16 years, first time the present government regularized the services of more than four thousand medical officers and two thousand consultants, he said.
These views were expressed by him while addressing a reception

Sheikh Zayed chairman praises nursing profession

LAHORE – Chairman and Dean of Shaikh Zayed Hospital Professor Dr Muhammad Saeed in his address to the nurses said that the medical profession is very noble and important and they should feel proud of it. They should put their heart and soul in their work. He said that in the religion medical profession was the most sacred profession.
Saeed after becoming the Chairman and Dean of the hospital has started meeting with all the employees of the different departments to get the first

Intikhab praises Misbah’s leadership

LAHORE – Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has given the all the credit of win in the opening Test match against New Zealand to captain Misbahul Haq. Talking from the New Zealand to DW, Intikhab said under Misbah the whole team fought as a unit.
All coaches also played their part and its wonderful gift of new year to the whole nation. Intikhab, who was the captain when Pakistan won their maiden series against the Black Caps in 1973, said that this team will not let the golden

German FM praises Pakistan’s effort in ‘war on terror’

ISLAMABAD – Hailing Pakistan’s role in the process of reconciliation and integration for peace in Afghanistan, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Saturday that the solution to the crisis in Afghanistan is political and not military. “We support the process of integration and reconciliation for peace in Afghanistan. It is our common interest to have stability there,” German Foreign Minister said while answering questions of reporters in a joint press conference with

Johnson praises Beer for patience

SYDNEY – Australian debutant Michael Beer was denied his maiden test wicket in the most gut-wrenching fashion by a no-ball call on Tuesday but the way he responded was a big positive, according to team mate Mitchell Johnson.
England opener Alastair Cook had just passed 600 runs for the series and was heading towards a half century on 43 when Beer tempted him into a shot which ballooned into the air and was caught by Ben Hilfenhaus.
Cook walked but umpire Billy Bowden called

BOI praises Pakistan’s investment policies

ISLAMABAD – The Board of Investment (BOI) Chairman Saleem Mindiviwalla has said that Pakistan’s investment policies are amicable and better than neighbouring countries including India. “Our policies are liberal and perfect but the issue is their implementation. We register companies on fast track basis”, Saleem Mindiviwalla said in an interview.
He stated that the primary purpose of the BOI was to raise investment related matters, not dealt conventionally, in the board. He added

Petraeus praises Pakistan’s effort against insurgency

The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan has said that there will be more coordinated military operations on either side of the border with Pakistan and praised the country for its “impressive” counterinsurgency efforts, according to the Washinton Post.
Gen David Petraeus, who took over command of coalition troops in Afghanistan in July, said there had already been coordinated operations on both sides of the border, with Pakistani forces on one side and NATO and