Tag: Retirement

Back injury forced Safina retirement

Former world number one Dinara Safina has retired from professional tennis, her elder brother Marat told media on Friday. “Dinara (Safina) has decided to...

Lok Virsa ED holding slot despite retirement

In blatant violation of government rules and regulations, Lok Virsa Executive Director (ED) Khalid Javaid is holding on to his office as the organisation’s...

Federer turns 30 but no retirement party planned

Roger Federer celebrated his 30th birthday in typical low-key fashion on Monday but the Swiss tennis great has no intention of fading quietly away...

Hayden comes out of retirement for Big Bash

Former Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden will come out of retirement to play for Brisbane Heat in the Twenty20 Big Bash next summer, the...

Children and retirement strategies

I flew to Karachi a few days ago to attend my khala’s 90th birthday. The celebration was attended by all of her children, who...

Afridi insists no retirement U-turn this time

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said Saturday that his retirement decision is final and he will not be taking the U-turn like other cricketers....

Retirement Afridi’s personal decision

The PCB chairman has reacted cautiously to Afridi’s retirement decision. Chairman Ijaz Butt said that Afridi’s announcement that he didn’t want to play under...

Lahoris give mixed response to Afridi’s retirement

Lahoris on Tuesday gave a mixed response to former cricket team captain Shahid Afridi’s sudden announcement of retirement from all forms of cricket. Some...

Zulqarnain reverses retirement decision

Pakistan’s runaway wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has reversed his decision on retirement and now claims he wants to play international cricket again. Zulqarnain, who returned...

Dy. Chairman NAB rejects his retirement, says ‘no’ to leave office

Deputy Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Zia Qazi has refused to relinquish his charge on his retirement. His service length was completed on...

Afridi blasts Shoaib for abrupt retirement announcement

KARACHI - Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi criticised speedster Shoaib Akhtar for abruptly announcing his retirement from the sport midway through the World Cup.
The 35-year-old Shoaib, who has had a rocky international career due to run-ins with authorities and disciplinary issues, said he was quitting the sport on March 17 while Pakistan were gearing up for the knockout stages of the tournament.
"I think he should have consulted us properly and made the announcement before

Tibet parliament prepares for Dalai Lama retirement

DHARAMSALA - Tibet's parliament-in-exile has formed a committee to hand over political power from the Dalai Lama, in a signal his devolution of power will get approval despite opposition from lawmakers.
The 75-year-old Dalai Lama, the global face of the Tibetan exiled movement, shocked many Tibetans by announcing he would hand over power, seen as transforming the government-in-exile into a more assertive body in the face of Chinese pressure.
The move comes a day after

Men hired by Musharraf still working despite retirement

ISLAMABAD - Despite Supreme Court orders barring contractual employment of retired officers in government departments, 10 officials who were appointed on a contractual basis after retirement in the Planning Commission of Pakistan (PCP) under the government of former president Pervez Musharraf are still employed, some at senior positions.
A senior official said on condition of anonymity that six of the officers in question were working at senior positions as advisers and

Collingwood dismisses retirement talk

CHENNAI - England's Paul Collingwood has scotched speculation on his one-day future after coming in to bat at number eight during the World Cup defeat to Bangladesh. Collingwood quit Tests during the Sydney Test against Australia in January this year to allow himself to focus on one-day internationals and Twenty20 cricket. The Durham all-rounder, who led England to a famous World Twenty20 triumph last year, has had an unimpressive run in the tournament so far, managing just 61 runs

IGP orders Gujjar Khan SDPO’s retirement

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Javed Iqbal has ordered compulsory retirement of Gujjar Khan SDPO Muhammad Jameel Baig on misuse of powers on Friday.
During an inquiry held on IGP's orders, Jameel was found guilty of charges of violating the provisions of Police Order 2002 and misuse of official power for some 'ulterior motives', concluded the Inquiry Officer Dr Muhammad Akhtar Abbas, the then CTO Rawalpindi. During the investigation it was also established that Jameel

Spain okays plan to raise retirement age to 67

MADRID - Spain's government said Friday it had agreed to raise the retirement age to 67 from 65, a bitterly fought reform aimed at repairing public finances and soothing markets. Closely watched by markets as a sign of Madrid's determination to keep long-term spending on track, the outline deal was reached after one-and-a-half months of talks with unions and business chiefs.
An agreement with the country's two major unions was reached in the early hours of the morning ahead of

Henin retirement shocks Kim

MELBOURNE - Kim Clijsters Thursday said she was shocked to hear fellow Belgian Justine Henin had called it quits, and saddened that the pint-sized great's career had been cut short by injury. Clijsters, who like Henin took a mid-career break but has won two Grand Slams since returning, said she did not know that the seven-time major-winner's persistent elbow injury was so serious.
Henin, who ended a two-year retirement early last year, made a low-key announcement on her website,