Pakistan sends Sri Lanka to bat in second Test (Khaleej Times)

LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistan won the toss and sent Sri Lanka in to bat in the second and final Test at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Sunday.

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Pak women cricket team leaves for Australia World Cup

KARACHI: Pakistan 15-member women cricket team left for Sydney to participate in Women Cricket World Cup which will kick off March 7 in Australia.Before leaving the Pakistan women”s cricket team captain Urooj Mumtaz said she was confident and hopeful that her team would give an improved performance in the eight-nation elite competition.She said the primary aim of her team was to clinch a place in the second super six stage and that would be possible if the team won at least one match in the four-team group B competition. Pakistan would look forward to register that victory either against India or Sri Lanka against whom the team had played in the past. The team which recently played in the tri-nation competition in Bangladesh involving Sri Lanka had given it much needed experience of international cricket. The tour had helped it to identify its shortcomings which had been removed during the brief training period that the team had before the World Cup. During the camp special stress was laid on improving it”s fielding which was one of the weakest aspects in Bangladesh.The team was better prepared, she said and hoped that the players would apply what they had learnt during the training period.Manager of the team, Ayesha Asher was hopeful her pacers Qanita Jalil and Asmavia Iqbal would do well on the fast pitches that the team was expected to come across during the competition. The players had to rise to the occasion and give their hundred percent to get better results. In a game of cricket where some times unexpected things happen Pakistani team would be looking forward to play its best and create some upsets.

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Obama sets new Afghan-Pakistan approach (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

WASHINGTON — After setting a deadline to pull US forces from Iraq, President Barack Obama is shifting gears quickly to Afghanistan and Pakistan as he lays out a broad, regional approach to fighting extremism.

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Flour mills to supply 70,000 Atta bags at Sunday Bazars

LAHORE: Pakistan Flour Mills Association (PFMA) has announced to supply 70,000 bags of Atta to Sunday Bazars.PFMA spokesman said steps are being taken to ensure smooth supply of Atta in Lahore city with the help of Food Department. The flour mills will supply Atta in their own trucks at Sunday Bazars.

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Younis fears SL backlash in Jayawardene”s farewell

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Younis Khan fears Sri Lanka will come out fighting to give their captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell in the second

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PM vows level playing field in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Pledging new efforts for the reconciliatory politics that has been put on the back burner following the Supreme Court verdict, Prime Minist

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NYT urges Zardari, Nawaz to work together for good of Pakistan

NEW YORK: A major US newspaper, commenting on the political tensions in Pakistan, fervently urged President Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N chief Nawaz Sha

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Does Karachi need a separate anti-riot force?

KarachiRenowned sociologist and Chairman of the Criminology Department of the University of Karachi (KU) Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat says that th

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Australia stretch lead after de Villiers”s brave show

JOHANNESBURG: Choosing not to enforce the follow-on, Australia set about building a mammoth lead over South Africa on day three of the first Test at W

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Players who have scored 10,000 Test runs

Johannesburg: Jacques Kallis became the eighth batsman to reach the landmark on the second day of the first Test against Australia on Friday:

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