Tag: Time

Tendency to carry load of background for a long time

KARACHI - Faseeh Saleem's previous artworks have been based on a self journey inspired by his childhood playthings and experiences, particularly his family's army background and his short stint as a civil engineering cadet. "I try to critically analyse how far this variety of backgrounds contributed towards the evolution of my personality," says Saleem. "One tends to carry the load of his background for a long time; however, the mental development and outlook on various aspects of

SL enter semis for third time

STATE CORNER - Sri Lanka entered the semi-finals of the World Cup for the third time after defeating England by 10 wickets in the fourth quarter-final at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Saturday. Runners-up four years ago, Sri Lanka also qualified for the semis in 1996 when they became the world champions by beating Australia in the final at Lahore.
Tillakaratne Dilshan became the seventh Sri Lankan and 32nd batsman overall to score 10 or more hundreds in ODIs. Tillakaratne

Time to focus on African markets: ICCI

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Uganda has genial relations which can form a platform for vastly improved levels of bilateral trade between the two countries can be enhanced. In order to the facilitate access to Pakistan's products, Uganda has planned to establish a warehouse at Kampala which would open a gateway for Pakistani exporters and also enhance trade ties between Pakistan and Uganda, Ambassador of Uganda in Pakistan Dr Mohamed Ahmed Kisuule made these remarks in a meeting at the

It’s cricket time, Singh tells Gilani, Zardari

ISLAMABAD - In a major diplomatic initiative, India invited President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday to watch the Cricket World Cup semi-final match between Pakistan and India in Mohali on March 30, with Islamabad confirming the invitation.
A source saying that one of the two leaders, most probably the prime minister, would take the opportunity to meet his Indian counterpart and informally exchange views on the recently resumed full-spectrum

Matriculation WOES – Travel time tests students

LAHORE - Students appearing in annual matriculation examinations 2011 faced problems in commuting to their examination centres, which have been set up far away from the city's centre. Students are suffering longer commuting time and transport unavailability, as Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has set up centres in private schools located far away from the candidates' residences instead of the nearby schools. A large number of students complained that BISE did not

Afridi crosses four-wicket mark for 3rd consecutive time

STATS CORNER - Shahid Afridi became the first bowler to take four or more wickets in three successive matches in World Cup. Afridi achieved this feat during the match against Canada at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Thursday. The Pakistan skipper, who took five wickets for 16 runs against Kenya at Hambantota on February 23, claimed four wickets for 34 runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo on February 26. He dismissed five Canadian batsmen for 23 runs in the third match.

Time for England to lift their game

THE REALITY CHECK - The Broader Perspective India coasted to an easy win against Bangladesh while England notched an uneasy win over the Netherlands. Ryan ten Doeschate put England bowlers to sword in their first game and if James Anderson and Stuart Broad do not get their act together, they are in for a real tough time against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. England looked off colour against the Dutch and will need to improve their game big time if they are to do

Pakistan peaking at right time

Pakistan should not lose the focus they grabbed during their recent tour of New Zealand and the senior players deserve praise for that. The think tank of Pakistan, which includes coach Waqar Younis, captain Shahid Afridi and vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq should be admired for bringing the team together as one unit.
I think Waqar, Afridi and Misbah have all together done a great job. The team has faced a lot of flak in the last six-eight months and now it has surely emerged from the

Govt likely to seek more time from PML-N

ISLAMABAD - The government is likely to seek more time from the PML-N for the implementation of its 10-point reforms agenda during the stock taking exercise on Tuesday. PML-N had announced on February 15 that it would hold no more parleys with the government on reforms agenda and would hold stock taking on the implementation of reforms on February 22 to decide its future course of action.
It had categorically linked support to the government's plans for additional revenue

Government will not be given more time, says Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE/DASKA - The government will not be given more time to implement the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's 10-point agenda, party chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Chairing a meeting of PML-N workers from Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and Sialkot at his Model Town residence, Nawaz said he was disappointed with the government's slow pace of the progress of implementation, adding that its failure to carry out the reforms could derail democracy in the country.
The deadline set by the

Next time someone asks you for parking fee, make sure it’s...

KARACHI - As there are hardly any car parking spaces in the densely populated city of Karachi, some opportunists have started making money by charging parking fee in different areas of the metropolis. Despite the fact that there is a ban on charging parking fee at open spaces in the city, the opportunists manage to extract between Rs 20 to 30 per vehicle from the public.
This business is under way in various areas of the city including Shahrah-e-Faisal, Nursery, PECHS and Saddar,

Is it again time to redefine national interest?

NEWS ANALYSIS - It was one phone call that had made General Pervez Musharraf redefine Pakistan's "national interest" in 2001. The nation and all political parties without any exception still continue to condemn him for the "sell-out", albeit anyone in his place would probably do the same. The Americans, however, paid him back and did not withdraw their support until he himself made a "strategic mistake" or for that matter was duped into a situation that brought the entire nation on

Dancing girls of Lahore call time

LAHORE - The colourful musical anklets of the dancing girls in the Shahi Mohallah area are now silent and up for sale. This old neighbourhood of crumbling buildings is no more a place for men to stray from their arranged marriages and spend time with beautiful women trained in the arts of song, dance and seduction.
Just a few days ago, the women of this area, popularly known as Heera Mandi, used to attract men by wearing these anklets. The vast majority of dancers did exactly as

PTB on course to print books on time

LAHORE - Punjab Textbook Board (PTB) Chairman said that they have supplied almost 15 million books out of an allocation 40 millions books to government godowns. He said that the free distribution of books to various tehsils of Punjab has been started so that Government schools get their required quantity of books in time.
He informed that remaining 25 million books are in production process that shows untiring efforts on the part of the board and their registration printers and

Only time will tell: Tiger

DUBAI - Tiger Woods believes he is on the right track to end his 15-month winless streak but says he needs more time before he can declare himself back to his best. Preparing to tee off in the European Tour's Dubai Desert Classic on Thursday, the 14-time major champion Woods last hoisted aloft a trophy at the Australian Masters in November 2009.
Shortly after that his life was thrown into turmoil by a sex scandal that wrecked his marriage, shattered his image and saw his golf

PIA secures fuel supply in nick of time

KARACHI - Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has agreed to continue to supply fuel to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) despite default running into over Rs 1.0 billion after receiving assurances that payments will be made on daily basis. It is noteworthy that the deadline given by PSO to PIA for payment of dues expired on Tuesday, a decision which was likely to cause PIA flights to ground to a complete halt across the country.
However, PIA secured a deal with PSO to maintain the

Transition time for European bosses

PARIS - Half a season on from a World Cup where their respective teams largely failed to impress, England, Germany, Italy and France will use midweek friendlies to chart a course for happier times which they hope can materialise at Euro 2012. England boss Fabio Capello, and German, Italian and French counterparts Joachim Loew, Laurent Blanc and Cesare Prandelli will be out to show that they are building solid foundations for the end of next season.
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