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GEO’s Licenses Suspended Till May 28

May 21, 2014 Posted Under: News update, SMS Collection   Read More

Pakistan agrees to 6 series against India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will play six series against India in the eight years from 2015 as part of a deal which requires it to support Indian-led changes to the International Cricket Council.


Pakistan Cricket Board chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed on Thursday said there will be up to 14 Tests, 30 limited-overs internationals and a dozen Twenty20s across the six series.


While Pakistan will be the nominal home team for four of the six series, the security situation in the country means those matches will be played in a neutral country if tours to Pakistan are deemed too dangerous.


Ahmed told The Associated Press that a clause was included in the memorandum of understanding “that in case the security situation is not conducive in Pakistan, we will host India either in the UAE or any other suitable neutral venue.”


Pakistan was the last of the ICC´s full member nations to conditionally agree to sweeping administrative and financial changes in the game´s world governing body, accepting after India agreed to play the full bilateral series between the neighboring countries in the Future Tours Program.


Pakistan toured India in late 2012 for a short limited-overs series, but the archrivals have not played in a full bilateral series since the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008.


India last toured Pakistan in 2006. No other Test cricket nations have toured Pakistan since 2009, when gunmen attacked the Sri Lanka team bus at Lahore.


Pakistan is expected to generate $300 million over eight years by playing against nine other Test playing countries, with the bulk of that revenue coming from hosting India.


Ahmed also said that a minimum of two Tests is planned in each of the six series. (AP)

May 16, 2014 Posted Under: SMS Collection   Read More

We will not become part of agitation against democracy: Zardari



KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Pakistan People’s Party will not become part of any agitation to destabilize the democratic process.

He said on Wednesday that despite election rigging the PPP accepted results for the sake of democracy but some elements wanted to create chaos on the streets a year after the polls.




May 8, 2014 Posted Under: SMS Collection   Read More

Imran Khan announces boycott against Geo, Jang

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and member of national assembly, Imran Khan, heavily criticised elements empowering ‘anti-democratic policies’ in the country; announces boycott against Geo, Jang groups.

Imran Khan was addressing a media conference in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan, on Friday; claiming its address ‘most important press meeting for Pakistan’.

The PTI chief placed severe allegations on the news groups, Geo and Jang, during his press meeting including involvement in vote rigging in support of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and supportive motives for anti-democratic forces in the country.

Khan claimed that Geo and Jang groups collected many rewards and benefits from the ruling political party PML-N after provision of support in vote rigging.

Khan also presented evidences regarding foreign funding to Jang and Geo groups; claiming it to be used for weakening democracy in Pakistan.

He said that no PTI representative will attend any programme organised by Jang and Geo groups till its formal apology.

While slamming the vote rigging elements activited during May 11 general elections in Pakistan, Imran Khan alleged that returning officers changed whole election policy in 24 hours after Nawaz Sharif’s address broadcasted at 11:00pm; in which he demanded for clear majority across Pakistan.

Imran Khan demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo moto action over the issue; and pronounce strict punishments for the vote rigging criminals.

While revealing some vote rigging evidences included in PTI’s white paper, Khan said that 8,166 votes were present in ballot boxes in Sargodha’s NA-68 constituency where registered polling stations were 246 and voters were 1,530.

He said that his political party would announce strategy in Islamabad on May 11.

May 3, 2014 Posted Under: News update, SMS Collection   Read More