Tag Archives: Touch

Punjab retain Touch Ball tilte

Punjab retained the Inter-provincial Touch Ball Championship title after defeating Khyber PK in the final at the Sports Stadium Lodhran. Punjab moved past Khyber PK by 4-0 score in the final, while

PHF in touch with Hockey India, says Bajwa

LAHORE – Secretary, Pakistan Hockey Federation Asif Bajwa said on Tuesday the schedule of the proposed Pak-India hockey series will be finalised with the mutual understanding of both the hockey bodies. “We are in touch with the Hockey India for the revival of the bilateral series and hopefully all the necessary modalities in this regard will be sorted out in due course,” he told APP here. Asif Bajwa said the series is likely to be played later this year or early next year and both the

Cement sales likely to touch 23 million tonnes

KARACHI – Local cement sales are likely to be in the vicinity of 23 million tonnes in FY11, down by an annual two percent. In addition, a demand rebound by seven percent in FY12 is expected due to reconstruction of infrastructure damage, caused by floods.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has recently announced $650 million for infrastructure purposes. However, cement export sales are likely to remain flat in FY12, i.e. around nine million tonnes, said Atif Zafar at JS.

Schwarzenegger owes success to US, people’s touch

PARIS – To hear Arnold Schwarzenegger explain the unlikely course of his life as an actor and politician, success boils down to two factors: living in the United States and being a man of the people.
The Austrian-born Schwarzenegger, who came to the United States at the age of 21, started his career as a professional bodybuilder before graduating to Hollywood and starring in blockbusters like “Terminator 2” and “True Lies”.
After winning an election to the governership of

Steel Mills clinch Touch Rugby title

LAHORE – Steel Mills won the Touch Rugby Championship that came to an end here on Sunday. President PTRF, MNA Riaz Khan Fatyana, was the chief guest along with Rai Altaf Hussain DIG Shaikhupura District.
In the final, Steel Mills defeated Punjab by 7-0 and held the title once again and in the final of tackle rugby the University of Lahore defeated Khyber PK by 35-15 tri scores. From Pakistan Steel Mills, Abbubakar, Ali Khuram, Asim Shah and Mohammad Aslam performed well

Touch Rugby rolls into action

LAHORE – The National Touch Rugby Championship started here on Saturday, with nine matches played on the opening day. The championship was declared open by Mohammad Zakka Ahsraf (President Zarai Tarakiyati Bank) along with Riaz Khan Fatyana (President Pakistan Touch Rugby Federation). The final match of the Championship will be played today at 3:00pm.

SMS volume set to touch 10 trillion by 2013

ISLAMABAD – The volume of messages will double to 10 trillion by 2013, around the world, as Short Message Service (SMS) being used by four billion mobile users, who send five trillion messages in 2009. This was revealed in a report published by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).
It is expected that global mobile banking services will be generating 90 billion text messages per annum by 2015, as banks seek to utilise Short Message Service (SMS) as a means of enhancing

Exports touch another high

KARACHI – Pakistan’s exports surged further, sustaining its exports record breaking spree, achieving its highest ever monthly exports of $2.329 billion in January, 2011. Sources stated that Pakistan’s exports during January, 2011 stood at $2.329 billion, 38.2 percent higher than $1.685 billion recorded in January, 2010.
Imports, during January, 2011, underwent a 3.7 percent increase and reached $3.444 billion compared to $3.321 billion in January, 2010. Total exports in

Deficit to touch 8% if reforms delayed: Shaikh

ISLAMABAD – Stressing the need for economic reforms, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Tuesday said that if appropriate reform measures are not taken in time to contain the fiscal deficit then it might go up to 8 percent of the GDP during the current fiscal year.
However, he said, the government will not allow it to happen and will take appropriate measures. “Some of the measures taken by the government have reduced the fiscal deficit below 3 percent of GDP for the first

Exports to touch $22 billion, says Hafeez Shaikh

KARACHI – Federal Minister for Finance Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said that exports will touch $22 billion during the current fiscal year.
Speaking to media personnel at the head office of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), he said the government was optimistic of the potential of exports and also expressed hope that remittances will touch over $10 billion.
“Our economic team is very optimistic and we are hopeful of promising results in the future,” he said. Shaikh

Players went out of their way to keep in touch with Mazhar, says official

LAHORE – Former security manager of Pakistan cricket team Major (retd) Khawaja Javed Najam revealed on Sunday how Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal had violated the regulations to entertain bookmaker Mazhar Majeed in their hotel room during the tour of England last summer.
As the six-day hearing of the ICC’s anti-corruption tribunal entered its fourth day, Najam, in his statement to the tribunal in Doha, said that some players went out of their way to maintain links with the Majeed