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  • Zimbabwe series no surety for more tours: NZ players’ association

    KARACHI: “Zimbabwe tour may well have proceeded without any untoward incident but that in no way means future tours in Pakistan are safe,” Heath Mills, chief executive of New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA), said...

    “We are guided by independent security advisors and they advised FICA (Federation of International Cricketers’ Association) that the risk, and the ability to mitigate against it, continued to remain too great...

  • Young Doctors Association strikers ignore govt warning

    LAHORE: The ‘disgruntled’ segment in the Young Doctors Association (YDA) continued for the second day on Wednesday their strike in the outpatient departments of two teaching hospitals of Lahore though their leadership had assured health authorities of resuming work a day earlier...

  • Jalaluddin to work with Michigan Cricket Association in US

    KARACHI: Former Test fast bowler Jalaluddin will be working for cricket development with the Michigan Cricket Association, USA and will be leaving for his assignment on Saturday...

    Jalaluddin, who holds the distinction of performing the first ever hat-trick in One Day International cricket history in 1982 against Australia, has been invited by Shahid Ahmed, chairman Michigan Cricket Association, to work for the game’s development...

  • Young Doctors Association calls off strike after 15-day standoff

    The Young Doctors Association (YDA) leadership called off their 15-day-long strike in the public sector hospitals of Punjab on Tuesday after negotiations with the provincial health department "concluded in success"...

    "Negotiations with the health department turned out to be fruitful," said a YDA spokesperson, adding that the association's activists would resume duties in the indoor and outdoor departments of all public hospitals... ...

  • Global press association calls on South Africa to protect media freedoms

    The board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), which represents 18,000 publications in 120 countries, called on the South African government to ensure an environment that better protects media freedom and independence of journalists...

    ] dismisses the Turkish authorities’ persistent and deliberate attempts to smear journalists by association with terrorism or terrorist-related activities," it said,...

  • Aussie players association wants to limit day-night Tests

    SYDNEY: Cricket Australia's plan to stage two day-night tests next season hit another hitch Friday when the players' association sought a limit of one...

    “The feedback we are receiving from our playing group is that there still remain concerns over day-night tests,” said the Australian Cricketers' Association chief executive Alistair Nicholson...

  • SL Badminton Association suspended

    KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton’s governing body announced on Thursday it had suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) for not adhering to governance standards and questions over its autonomy...

    The suspension comes after 18 months of talks with Sri Lankan badminton officials over the way the association is run and after reviewing its constitution, the federation, which is based in Kuala Lumpur, added...

  • Ryan Giggs leaves Manchester United after 30-year association

    MANCHESTER: Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is to leave after almost 30 years of service, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday in a widely expected move following Jose Mourinho's appointment as manager...

    The 42-year-old Welshman — an integral part of the great side built by Alex Ferguson and who made a record 963 aoppearances — is keen to pursue a managerial career, having been assistant manager during the...
  • LITERARY NOTES: Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: a research-based analysis

    PROF Fateh Muhammad Malik’s latest book Anjuman Taraqqi Pasand Nusannifeen Pakistan Mein: Islami Raushan Khayali Ya Ishtiraki Mullaiyyet (Progressive Writers’ Association in Pakistan: Islamic enlightenment or communist mullah-ism) discloses quite a few secrets about some progressive bigwigs and their strategies in Pakistan...

    ”The first chapter of the book has raised many questions about the personality and motives of Syed Sajjad...

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