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Aamer bags first hat-trick in PSL
ISLAMABAD, Feb 5 (APP): Mohammad Aamer becomes the first bowler to bag a hat-trick in the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2016 after he dismissed Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan and Kevon Cooper. It was the 19th over of the second match of PSL 2016, when Aamer entertained the crowd with PSL’s very first hat-trick, a private news channel reported.
 
Saleem Rajput elected chairman of Karachi Softball Association
KARACHI, Feb 5 (APP): Muhammad Saleem Rajput has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Karachi Softball Association. An announcement on Friday said that the decision to this effect was taken at the annual general body meeting of the Karachi Softball Association (KSA) chaired by its president Asif Azeem.
 
Board decides to review ICCs constitution and governance structures
KARACHI, Feb 4 (APP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board considered amendments that had been made to the ICC’s constitution in 2014 and agreed that, ICC announced on Thursday. “In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance, it would seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the independent position of ICC Chairman,” world governing body announced in a statement.
 
PSL going to be more like IPL than other leagues: Sethi
ISLAMABAD, Feb 4 (APP): Chairman Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council Najam Sethi has said that the PSL is going to be more like the Indian Premier League IPL than the other leagues.   "I say that because there are 200 million Pakistanis at home and abroad. This is by far the single biggest eyeball market in the cricketing world outside of India," he said in an interview with prominent cricket website ESPNcricinfo.   Sethi expressed the desire to hold to the PSL in Pakistan stating, "That is our aim. It is dependent on two things: the financial success of the PSL, how it catches the imagination of the Pakistanis and the world, and on the security situation."
 
Current generation missing Indo-Pak rivalry: Shoaib Akhtar
ISLAMABAD, Feb 4 (APP): Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels the current generation is missing out the unique rivalry of cricket matches between Pakistan and India saying he was looking forward to the Asia Cup where both the countries will meet each other. The cricket lovers around the globe can now take a sigh of relief as they don't have to wait too much to see the Indo-Pak encounter as both the sides will be face to face in the Asia Cup on February 27 in Mirpur, Bangladesh, which will be in its new avatar as a Twenty-20 tournament.
 
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ISLAMABAD, Mar 31 (APP): Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large, Javed Malik, would be hosting a Networking Dinner for the International delegates attending the Expert-Level meeting of Friends of Democratic Pakistan being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). High-ranking officials and experts from all the member-states of the Friends of Pakistan including UK, USA, UAE, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, World Bank, European Union, United Nations, Asian Development Bank and others will take part in the dinner.

The networking dinner aims at creating an opportunity for the delegates from all the members-states to mutually interact on the sidelines of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan conference taking place in the UAE.

The Pakistan delegation will be led by Salman Farauki, Federal Minister and Secretary General to President of Pakistan. He will be assisted by Federal Secretaries, Ministers, and Diplomats, as well as senior experts from the government of Pakistan.

“We are extremely grateful to the government of United Arab Emirates for hosting this very important meeting, prior to the Ministerial meeting in Tokyo, in which President of Pakistan will also attend,” said Javed Malik in an exclusive talk with the APP. 

The Friends of Democratic Pakistan aims at cultivating broadbased support for Pakistan globally through a series of initiatives on which the members states would extend their support to Pakistan.

Presentations will be made on Security, Development, Institution building, Energy, Public diplomacy and other aspects covering the Friends of Democratic Pakistan initiative.

The discussion would also include areas ranging from Poverty alleviation through social protection, improving the state of national security, human resource development in the areas of education, health and population welfare, food security, infrastructure development and establishment of the Balochistan-NWFP Trust Fund.

Among other things, one of the focus areas of Friends of Democratic Pakistan is to build broadbased support for Pakistan by creating opportunities for  positive exchange between people of Pakistan and the member states, through cultural exchanges, business and trade relations, as well as other media and civil society activities, and this dinner being organized by Pakistan’s Ambassador at Large is part of these initiatives.

 
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