ABU DHABI: Pakistan completed the five-match series with a 4-1 victory against Sri Lanka to strengthen their fifth position at the ICC rankings.
Chasing 219 runs, they completed the three-wicket win with 16 balls to spare in the
final One-day International when young Umar Akmal hit the winning boundary here at the Sheikh Zayad Stadium on Wednesday.
Umar Akmal remained not out on 61 while captain Misbah-ul-Haq top scored with 66.
LAHORE: A number of former leaders of Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-N including well known analyst Shafqat Mehmood and former PPP president Lahore Asghar Gujjar have joined Tehreek-e-Insaf, Geo News reported Wednesday.
Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that the time had come to raise voice against repression and injustice.
He said he would soon present details of his assets before the media and also asked other politicians to do the same.
“I want a new system, a new vision and a new Pakistan,” Imran Khan reiterated.
The TI Chief said he would disclose how Nawaz Sharif, PML-N President, transferred his assets outside Pakistan.
To a question, he said what other option he had than to have old politicians in his party. “Should I go to another country to add members into my party,” he asked.
He argued that he would need 1000 candidates for contesting the general elections and that both old and new faces would have to be included in the party. But, he added, that new politicians would be in majority and that no bad name would be given an election ticket.
Imran Khan said scrutiny committee had been formed.
“Now even the US has taken cognizance of the fact that people’s support is with Tehreek-e-Insaf,” he claimed, clarifying that his party had not changed its stance over the US.
He said the PML-N had ‘deceived twice’ and that if any movement was to be launched, it would be done by his party alone. “N-League is part of the status quo, it doesn’t want any change.”
Imran Khan said there had been some sort of give-and-take between PPP and PML-N. “It is us who would bring about a real change,” he asserted.
Calling former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi an honest man, he said it was up to him to decide as to which direction he wanted to go.
Govt. of pakistan Moving to fill the vacant post of ambassador of the USA. Pakistan’s government has announced the appointment of a new US Ambassador. After Haqqani resigned, the government of Pakistan appointed Sherry Rehman as the new ambassador to the USA.
The SHRRY Rehman Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, She is one of Pakistan’s most prominent liberal politicians, whose support for a repeal of the country’s blasphemy laws and women’s empowerment has in recent months led her to fear for her life
HONG KONG: Asian shares fell in early trade Monday as markets awaited details of plans to fix Europe’s debt crisis and the outcome of key Sino-US trade talks, with tensions between the economic superpowers.
Tokyo edged down 0.09 percent, Sydney lost 0.73 percent, Seoul was down 1.13 percent while Hong Kong was off almost 2.0 percent. Chinese shares fell into negative territory, trading 0.20 percent lower.
Markets also reacted to news Japan logged an unexpected trade deficit in October, while business hub Singapore predicted sharply lower economic growth next year — and warned a weaker global economy could worsen the situation.
“It’s a brand new week but the same old concerns hover over financial markets,” said Tim Waterer, senior foreign exchange dealer at CMC Markets in Sydney.
“Debt debacles on both sides of the Atlantic continue to halt any potential uprising of brighter sentiment from traders.”
The European Commission will publish legislative proposals for common eurozone bonds on Wednesday in the latest bid to contain the debt crisis, which has threatened to plunge the world economy into recession.
New rules would see troubled eurozone states effectively club together to guarantee each other’s debts and police national budgets to keep the region’s fiscal woes in check.
The proposals have been designed to combat nearly two years of regional turmoil after bailouts for Greece, Ireland and Portugal, and with even France now facing mounting pressure going into a presidential election year.
Governments have been deposed by economic turmoil in several nations, with Spain’s conservative Popular Party sweeping to victory Sunday in a general election with rising concerns about the country’s ability to finance its debts. (AFP)