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  • ‘SA leadership approved 2010 World Cup payment’

    JOHANNESBURG: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure on Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup...

    Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment, the reports said, which the authorities again insisted on Friday was for a legitimate...

  • Land grabbers convicted in only five cases since 2010

    KARACHI: While an anti-encroachment court and a special force were established in the metropolis in 2010 for the speedy trial of land grabbers besides retrieving public property by razing illegal structures, the purpose of the entire exercise has largely remained fruitless with merely 10 per cent conviction rate so far...

    During the past seven years, the Anti-Encroachment Force registered 185 cases and sent 110 of them for trial... ...

  • TSH blocks Karakoram Highway to protest 2010 deaths

    ABBOTTABAD/MANSEHRA: The activists of Tehreek-i-Sooba Hazara led by Baba Haider Zaman blocked the Karakoram Highway here on Wednesday against the denial of justice to the families of seven people, who were killed by the police firing in 2010 during a pro-Hazara province demonstration in Abbottabad...

    The APML leader read out a message of party leader and former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, who expressed solidarity with the people...

  • Looking back: The 2010 spot-fixing scandal and its aftermath

    LONDON: England and Pakistan are set to play their first Test on English soil since the 2010 spot-fixing scandal when they meet at Lord's on Thursday...

    Below AFP Sport looks back at the scandal that shook cricket and the subsequent fall-out:Aug 28Britain's now defunct News of the World tabloid alleges that teenage sensation Mohammad Amir, Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif and captain Salman Butt agreed to bowl no-balls in...

  • Mastermind of 2010 attack on American charity held

    MANSEHRA: The counter-terrorism department of police in Hazara division claimed on Wednesday to have arrested the mastermind of the terrorist attack on American charity World Vision on Oct 8, 2010...

    Sources said that Qari Rasheed was arrested in Darband area of Mansehra district and shifted to an unspecified location for interrogation...

  • 'Amir is a good kid now': Misbah hails remarkable turnaround after 2010

    The fast bowler, who served a five-year ban and jail time after admitting spot-fixing at the home of cricket in 2010, took the final wicket of the first Test to give Pakistan a well-deserved 75-run victory...

    While Amir's return to the game divides opinion, it felt like partial redemption for the 24-year-old who was cleared to return to the sport last September and who was making his first Test appearance since his ban ended...

  • Iannone wins Austrian MotoGP for first Ducati victory since 2010

    SPIELBERG: Ducati rider Andrea Iannone won his maiden MotoGP race at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, giving the Italian manufacturer its first victory since 2010...

    Ducati had last tasted success when Casey Stoner won in Australia almost six years ago, but they were the fastest team all week as MotoGP returned to Austria for the first time since 1997...

  • Action sought against authorities for not implementing 2010 flood report

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been asked through a writ petition to issue directions to the Punjab government to take action against the authorities concerned for not implementing recommendations given by a 2010 Flood Inquiry Commission to avoid floods and destruction...

    He pointed out that following the 2010 heavy floods in Punjab, the government had ordered a judicial inquiry...

  • Discos’ revenue increased by $400m in 2010-15

    ISLAMABAD: The power distribution companies’ (Discos) revenues rose by more than $400 million during 2010-15 and they saved over 200MW, enough to supply power to three million people...

    These figures were released on Thursday at the completion of the five-year US government-funded project for power distribution programme...

  • Don’t compare Amir’s current performance to 2010: Michael Holding

    For the West Indies great, comparing how Amir fared in the England tour with how he used to bowl back in 2010 was a bit unfair...

    Read: Amir’s lesser-privileged background no justification for corruption“Well if they had taken the catches off his bowling we would have seen a better Mohammad Amir because it’s difficult as a bowler to be running in and doing your job and seeing the fielders letting you down consistently throughout... ...

  • Shoaib Akhtar says he cautioned Amir against 'bookies' in 2010

    Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar said he had warned pacer Mohammad Amir back in 2010 to avoid meeting bookies who might lure him to match fixing...

    “I had warned Amir back in 2010 to avoid meeting people who could lure players to match fixing,” the speedster said while speaking during Geo TV's show...

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