Tag: Reach

Iran reach Asian Cup last eight

DOHA - Iran qualified for the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup after a well-taken goal from Karim Ansari Fard gave them a 1-0 win over a dour North Korea side at the Qatar Sports Club on Saturday.
Ansari Fard flicked home the winner after 63 minutes of a largely uninspired game, riddled with mistakes from both sides, who largely cancelled each other out in a tedious midfield war of attrition.
Iran, who have now won both their matches and are seeking a first Asian Cup title

Rijas reach polo final after showdown

LAHORE - Atif Tiwana and Saqib Khan Khakwani showed gutsy control to lead Rijas into the main final, to be played on Sunday after facing tough resistance from National Bank in the league match of the Cool & Cool Lahore Open Polo Cup here on Friday.
Rijas won over National Bank 6-5. Both the teams were going neck and neck until the fourth chukker, when Faisal Shahzad brought parity for Rijas. That forced the game to enter the fifth quarter to decide the fate of the match. Saqib

Haj scam probe unlikely to reach logical end

ISLAMABAD - The investigation into the Haj scam is unlikely to reach its logical end as the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team has not been able to obtain any concrete evidence since the government of Saudi Arabia has disallowed the FIA team to record statements of Saudi nationals.
A source in the FIA told Pakistan Today that the Saudi government had asked its citizens not to record any statement with the Pakistani officials.
The source also said the FIA team,

PIA crush Karachi to reach Quaid trophy final

LAHORE - Habib Bank and PIA qualified for Division I Final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after PIA beat Karachi Blues by an innings and 16 runs at Karachi's National Stadium on day three of the four-day match on Saturday.
Karachi Blues made 146 runs in their first innings while PIA responded with 262 runs and later bowled out Karachi for 100 runs in the second innings. Aizaz-Bin Ilyas was the star of the match, taking 14 wickets, seven each in either innings for 65 and 45 runs

Master Paints survive scare to reach final

LAHORE - Hissam Ali Hyder led Master Paints Whites to the final of the Toyota Cup Polo Tournament 2011 after a closely-contested match against The Bank of Punjab here on Saturday at the LPC ground.
Master Paints Whites scored six goals against BoP's five and a half. Hissam produced four goals while one each came from Sufi Muhammad Haris and Lt. Col. Raja Nadeem. Rivals BoP remained at their heels throughout the four chukkers, with Shah Qubilai Alam, Hamza Mawaz Khan and Waseem

The feast of joy – Christmas preparations reach fever pitch

LAHORE - Cecil Jawed is busy shopping around Liberty Market for December 25. She prances around from shop to shop trying to see which dress she would like to wear, or haggle around with shopkeepers who she thinks are charging too much.
Certainly December is a busy and chaotic month for markets. With the wedding season going on, new years approaching and now Christmas just a day away, the market is filled with people. A small hidden stall where export quality clothes hang on racks

Pakistan-China trade to reach $15 billion by 2015

ISLAMABAD - The volume of bilateral trade between China and Pakistan would increase to $15 billion by 2015, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) Tariq Puri said here on Saturday.
"Trade between the two friendly countries would be enhanced up to $10 billion in next two years and $15 billion by 2015," he said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Pakistan China Business Cooperation summit, 2010 here on Saturday.
Tariq Puri

Afghanistan stun Pakistan to reach cricket final

GUANGZHOU: Afghanistan beat Pakistan by 22 runs on Thursday to reach the final of the Asian Games cricket tournament as the war-torn nation's battling team continued their fairytale rise in the sport. In Friday's final, they will face Bangladesh, who eased past a disappointing Sri Lanka by five wickets to guarantee that the eventual champions will claim a first ever Asian Games gold medal.
Afghanistan scored 125-8 in their 20 overs before limiting Pakistan's flamboyant batsmen

Top shots prosper to reach men’s hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Defending champions South Korea and Pakistan recorded emphatic wins on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash in the Asian Games men's field hockey.
India, who topped group B with four straight wins after a 3-2 success over Japan, will clash with Malaysia in Tuesday's other semi-final. Malaysia, needing a draw against China to join South Korea from group A, fought off a determined challenge from the hosts before securing a 4-2 victory.
Pakistan bounced back from

Man dies trying to reach CM to beg for grandson’s job

LAHORE: For Niaz Ahmed, his dream of seeing his grandson join the police was never fulfilled. Niaz Ahmed, son of Khushi Muhammad, arrived at the CM House at around 10am on Tuesday, and waited there to speak to the CM, for about half an hour, before he suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly.
The 68-year-old had apparently come to see the CM for a meeting so that he could request him to help employ his grandson in the police. The man originally hailed from Mandi

Constitutional committee may not reach consensus it once had

Owing to the political polarisation and worsening law and order in the country, Special Parliamentary Committee for Constitutional Reforms is unlikely to reach the consensus it had at the time of the passage of the 18th Amendment.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict on the 18th Amendment, the committee is again required to review the article 175-A in the Amendment and another amendment will again have to be passed by the parliament by two-third majority to

Korea’s Seongnam reach Champions League final

EONGNAM: South Korea's Seongnam Ilhwa qualified for final of the AFC Champions League with a 1-0 win over the Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
Forward Cho Dong-Geon struck home the only goal in the 30th minute, allowing his side to tighten up their defence for the remainder of the game. The result made the tie 4-4 on aggregate, but the Koreans went through thanks to their superior number of away goals.
It was sweet revenge for the seven-time K-League champions, who

Monfils routs Rodick to reach semis

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open Friday, joining Frenchman Gael Monfils, who saved a match point before overcoming American Andy Roddick.
The Spanish top seed, who completed a career Gland Slam by winning his first US Open crown last month, made quick work of his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov, reeling off the last six games in a row for a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who shocked Nadal in the Thailand Open