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Hamilton sets the pace in practice

Hamilton sets the pace in practice

ABU DHABI: Briton Lewis Hamilton topped the times for McLaren in Friday’s second free practice session for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 2008 world champion outpaced his three rivals in this weekend’s championship showdown by more than two-tenths of a second.
Hamilton, 25, who claimed pole position and then led last year’s race for 19 laps until forced to retire with a braking problem, clocked a day’s best of one minute and 40.888 seconds. It was a bold statement of intent

EU sets trade deal for Pakistan

BRUSSELS: European Union governments have approved a raft of trade concessions for Pakistan, diplomats said on Thursday, a move to help the South Asian country rebound from July floods which caused nearly $10 billion of damage.
The final package is less extensive than the EU had hoped to agree but still covers 75 Pakistani exports – from cotton sheets to clothing and ethanol — which will be allowed to enter the EU duty-free from 2011, an EU spokesman said. The duty waiver now

Sindh sets up new dept for rehab of flood victims

KARACHI: On the directive of President Asif Ali Zardari, a new provincial department for rehabilitation of flood victims has been established with Muzaffar Shujra as its first minister while it has also been decided to post Syed Asad Ali Shah as the Sindh Bank president.
President Zardari during his meeting with the Sindh government high-ups has issued directives that for a speedy rehabilitation of flood victims in the province, a separate department would be established. And

PML-N sets fourth deadline for party reorganisation

ISLAMABAD: After failure to meet three deadlines set earlier for the party’s reorganisation, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided that intra-party elections from the unit to the central level should be completed by January 15, 2011.
In a PML-N central organising committee meeting, it also decided that intra-party elections at the local as well as provincial and central levels should be completed before January 15 next year. PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had dissolved

Nazir blitz sets up easy first win for Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan team led by Shoaib Malik lived up to expectations as they overpowered arch-rivals India to win the opener of the Hong Kong Super Sixes event at the Kowloon Cricket Club on Saturday.
Pakistan swept to a 22-run victory over India to be well-placed in the preliminary round Sobers Group on the opening day of the US$150,000 tournament which saw more than three-quarters of the programme cancelled due to rain.
“It’s always good to start with a win,” a website

Winter sets in as funding dries up, worse yet to come: UNICEF

ISLAMABAD: Around 8 million children will remain unvaccinated and the education facilities for over 2.5 millions will not be restored if the United Nations is not provided funds by the international community immediately, Kristen Elsby, spokesperson of UNICEF, warned on Wednesday.
“We will be forced to wrap up vaccination facilities and close down various schools and
life saving centers in Pakistan if funds are not provided immediately to the UN or UNICEF,” she said, adding

Afridi sets record for most sixes in international cricket

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi set the new record of most sixes in international cricket by hitting his 353rd six off Johan Botha during his seven-run knock in the third one day international against South Africa.
The all-important blow came in his 371st innings of 370th international matches. Sri Lankan, Sanath Jayasuriya, who hit 352 sixes in in 649 innings of 583 international matches held the previous record.
Trivia for third ODI: South Africa recorded their smallest victory

Abhishek sets dress code for media!

Tables have turned! Abhishek Bachchan has now dictated a dress code and a code of conduct to go with the dress for the media! The Bachchans have always had a love/hate relationship with the media. After the media was not allowed to cover the Abhi, Ash wedding, the bitterness widened. Ignoring the fear of being blacklisted by the Bachchans, a daily even reported the cause of Ash’s delayed pregnancy.
The media too has been unkind to Ash ever since she started

ICT sets up 18 sugar sale points

Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has set up 18 sugar sale points in the urban and rural areas of the city, selling it at Rs 62 per kg.
According to a press release, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmed visited a sale point at Farooqia Market in F-6 and reviewed the arrangements made by the administration for the smooth provision of sugar to the consumers.
The Deputy Commissioner said that he had assigned special duties to the Assistant Commissioners