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Younis Khan becomes oldest Pakistani to score a century in ODI
ISLAMABAD, Dec 18 (APP): Although Younis Khan’s hundred in the third ODI against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi went in vain, he did create a record on the way, becoming the oldest Pakistani batsman to score a one-day hundred.
 
Pakistan A, Kenya series to continue as per schedule
ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): Kenyan cricket team will complete its ongoing series against Pakistan A, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said on Wednesday.
 
Murtaza Javed Abbassi congratulates boxer Amir Khan
ABBOTTABAD, Dec 15 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly, Murtaza Javed Abbasi congratulated British born Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on becoming champion in Silver Welterweight category.
 
Hockey team to get a warm welcome: Rana Mujahid
ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (APP): Secretary General Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Rana Mujahid Ali said Monday that national hockey team would be given a warm welcome at Wagah border on its arrival back at home from India.
 
International Zahid Tufail of Army wins National Skeet Shooting Championship
PESHAWAR, Dec 14 (APP): International shooter Zahid Tufail of Army clinched the gold medal after a two times tie-breaker with Imdad Sherpao of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final super round of the National Skeet Shooting Championship played here at Army Shooting Range, Garrison Park on Sunday.
 
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PTVís Saraiki channel to promote areaís culture: PM PDF Print E-mail

ISLAMABAD, Apr 21 (APP): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said southern Punjab is rich in cultural heritage which needs to be promoted for next generations. In a message on the launch of Saraiki channel by Pakistan Television (PTV) in Multan, Prime Minister Gilani said the step would help promote the rich heritage of ‘Saraiki Belt’.

The Prime Minister said Multan’s land is fertile with unique cultural traditions which need to be preserved through proper projection.

He said the start of channel would not only project the widely spoken Saraiki language of the area, but also help local artistes find a platform to polish their mastery.

Gilani said his government would focus on preserving cultures of various areas in the country, which altogether formed a beautiful combination of civilization.

Saraiki also called Multani, is an Indo-Aryan language mostly spoken in Southern Punjab and northern Sindh by about 30 million people, according to a 1998 census.

Saraiki is widely spoken in southern Punjab in Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Mailsi, Mianwali, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajan Pur and Bahawalpur. It is also spoken in NWFP areas specially in Dera Ismail Khan, Kulachi, Tank and Lakki Marwat.

 

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