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Miandad, Ilyas hail Sarfraz’s appointment as captain for World Cup


February 10, 2019

LAHORE: Legendary batsman Javed Miandad and former Test cricketer Mohammad Ilyas have hailed Pakistan Cricket Board’s recent decision of appointing Sarfraz Ahmed as captain till this year’s World Cup being staged in England and Wales. Talking to Dawn on Saturday, former Pakistan skipper Miandad reckoned except for the racist-remark episode in South Africa Sarfraz has led the team well. “Yes …

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CRICKET: RETURN TO BATTLE


February 10, 2019

When the Pakistan Super League (PSL) finally kicked off in 2016, eight years after its idea was floated, the prospects of the event turning into a product of substance were uncertain at best. The sordid spot-fixing episode on the eve of the second edition could have easily derailed the mission of making the league into a world-class venture; but the …

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5 improvements Pakistan Super League 2019 could use


February 10, 2019

Last year’s Pakistan Super League was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The T20 league gave the nation an advanced antidote for all the craziness that later followed in what was an election year. But as good as PSL 2018 was, it wasn’t perfect … because is anything ever is? And since the first step towards improvement is admitting that there is something wrong, here …

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Domestic cricket structure must be strengthened for consistent performance: PCB MD


February 10, 2019

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan on Sunday stressed the need to tackle the structure of domestic cricket in the country in order to achieve sustainability and consistency in Pakistan’s performance. Khan, while addressing a press conference in Lahore along PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, acknowledged that the national team’s performance was “not good at an international level, particularly …

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PCB announces schedule for 5-match ODI series against Australia


February 10, 2019

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday announced the schedule for a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia set to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. The series opener will be played in Sharjah on March 22, while the final is scheduled for March 31 in Dubai. Schedule: March 22: 1st ODI, Sharjah (d/n) March …

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US-China trade talks resume next week, focus on intellectual property


February 10, 2019

WASHINGTON: US negotiators are preparing to press China next week on longstanding demands that it reform how it treats American companies’ intellectual property in order to seal a trade deal that could prevent tariffs from rising on Chinese imports. A new round of trade talks begins in Beijing on Monday, after the most recent set of negotiations concluded in Washington …

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The Chinese giants shaping the world’s industries


February 10, 2019

PARIS: It was fear of being dominated by a Chinese behemoth that sparked an attempt by large French and German rail companies to join forces to create an European industrial champion. The merger by Alstom and Siemens was vetoed by the EU on Thursday, but concerns about the overwhelming power of vast, often state-backed Chinese companies is not limited to …

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Islamabad Chamber calls for simplification of tax system to increase revenues


February 10, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCCI) on Saturday demanded the government to simplify tax system in order to facilitate business growth and augment tax revenues. The ICCI organised a pre-budget consultative session to seek budget proposals from the local business community. The members acknowledged that tax rates in Pakistan were relatively high and need to be rationalised to …

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Stocks snap 5-week rally on profit-taking


February 10, 2019

KARACHI: The five-weekly winning streak came to an end with the KSE-100 index ceding 225 points (0.55 per cent) and closing at 40,887 as investors took to profit-booking. Building on the month-long bullish momentum which saw the market gain a splendid 11pc, the outgoing week started on a positive note with index adding another 502 points in the first trading …

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Agri credit falls short of target, grows over last year


February 10, 2019

KARACHI: The banks’ disbursement for agricultural credit during the first half of this fiscal year remained below the target but surpassed the 1HFY18 level, said the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Saturday. In the first half of 2018-19, banks disbursed Rs527.3 billion, which is 42.2 per cent of the total target for FY19 and 22pc higher than the disbursement …

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