6 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Biz Aizaz says enormous business opportunities between Pakistan, US WASHINGTON:Pakista n Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry urged a high-level business delegation from Pakistan to increase interaction with their American counterparts to explore the untapped business potential that existed between the two countries for a wider economic cooperation. The delegation headed by Governor of Sindh Muhammad Zubair met the ambassador during a daylong trip to Washington DC and also held meetings at the State Department with relevant organisations and departments including US- Pakistan Business Council, US EXIM Bank, OPIC, USTDA and the US Department of Commerce. The meetings provided the opportunity to exchange information and ideas on WASHINGTON DC: During the seminar, ambassador of Pakistan to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry called upon the international community to take notice of the horrendous human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in Jammu & Kashmir. strengthening bilateral economic ties between the two countries. The delegation includes senior executives from major business houses, banking institutions and state enterprises from Pakistan has been visiting different cities in the United States over the past week. The delegation held over 150 meetings with their US counterparts in New York, ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday invited Poland to initiate joint projects in various fields including electricity generation, agriculture and food processing. Talking to the Poland’s Marshal of Senate Stanislaw Karczewsla who led a delegation here at Aiwan-e- Sadr, the President expressed hope that increase in contacts between the parliamentarians, business community and public of the two countries would further enhance the bilateral relations and cooperation. President Mamnoon Hussain said participation of Poland in the development process of other countries including Pakistan was commendable. He stated that exchange of parliamentary delegations was very useful in this regard as they increased the opportunities of bilateral cooperation by understanding mutual issues. Expressing gratitude on extending cooperation with regard to grant of GSP Plus status to Pakistan by the European Union, the President hoped that the cooperation between the two countries would continue in future. The President noted that bilateral trade between the two countries was below its true potential which could Boston and Chicago. Ambassador Chaudhry emphasized significance of frequent exchanges of business and trade delegations towards strengthening Pak- US bilateral ties entrenched in people to people contacts. He said that being a market of over 200 million people, the emerging Pakistan provides enormous investment and business opportunities to US and other international investors. He added that the sevendecade long history of Pak- US bilateral ties had laid a strong foundation of economic and commercial ties but the vast untapped potential needed to be realized through sustained interaction between businessmen and investors from both sides. Governor Sindh underscored the significance of be further enhanced. He also suggested the exchange of delegations in the fields of education, culture and science and technology comprising experts in these fields. On this occasion, Marshal of Senate of Poland stated that Poland also seeks to enhance cooperation with Pakistan in different fields. He also thanked Pakistan for its support for Poland’s membership in the United Nations Security Council. Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani, Senator Gianchand, Ambassador of Poland and other senior official were also present on the occasion. the delegation composed of firms and institutions from both public and private sectors that essentially represented over 20 percent of market capitalization in Pakistan. He particularly emphasized the need for serious and structured engagement at important avenues, like the forthcoming edition of US-Pakistan Business Opportunities Conference scheduled to be held in Karachi during the first quarter of 2018, towards achieving the desired results. Ambassador Chaudhry and Governor Sindh recognised the significant role that Pakistani American community could play towards forging and strengthening trade and commercial links between the two countries and agreed to make concerted effort to that end. CDC awarded IPO President invites Poland for joint Market Innovation Award – 2016/2017 initiatives in electicity, agriculture KARACHI: Central SBP Governor calls on M Zubair KARACHI: Governor State Bank of Pakistan Tariq Bajwa called on Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair at Governor House. KARACHI: Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Tariq Bajwa, on Monday called on Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair. At the meeting held at the Governor House matters pertaining to economic targets, GDP, steps taken for stability of the Pakistani currency, economic activities, foreign investment were among those that came up for discussion. Zubair said that foreign investment can be increased by fostering Pakistan’s image based on ground realities. He was of the view that US investors were unaware of such a situation and were reluctant to come up with investment in Pakistan. Governor Sindh who has just returned from a US visit along with a delegation, said that through conference, receptions and road shows the positive image of Pakistan based on ground realities were promoted. With this, he added, the US investors appeared willing for investment in Pakistan. Zubair also pointed out that owing to economic policies of the present government, the economic and trade activities in Pakistan have enhanced. I this regard, he was also appreciative of the role of the SBP. Tariq Bajwa said that the SBP has undertaken comprehensive measures for achieving the targets of the GDP. Pakistan, US share good relations for decades: Shahbaz ISLAMABAD: Former US Ambassador to Pakistan Ms. Robin Lynn Raphel called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Monday. They discussed matters of mutual interest and promotion of PAK-US ties. Shahbaz Sharif said Pakistan and US have shared good relations for decades. He said Pakistan wants to further promote bilateral ties between the two nations on equal ground. ISLAMABAD: Punjab government is making concerted efforts for prevention of smog across the province. According to reports quoting spokesman of the provincial government, Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, 236 industrial units, accused of spreading pollution, have been sealed while FIRs have been lodged against 60 other units. He said that farmers are being informed about the Depository Company of Pakistan Limited (CDC) has been awarded the IPO Market Innovation Award- 2016/2017 at SAFE PSX Pakistan IPO SUMMIT 2017, held in Lahore, in recognition of its efforts to develop and implement the Centralized eIPO System (CES). Through CES, applications for subscription of shares offered to general public can be made electronically and payments can be made by Internet/Mobile banking, ATMs etc., avoiding the hassle of physical submission of IPO application and visiting the bank. CDC has introduced this system with an aim to help increase the outreach of IPOs, promote the culture of keeping securities in book-entry form and make the IPO process more user-friendly and efficient. Investors can register themselves on eIPO portal (www.cdceipo.com) free of cost and get alerts of upcoming IPOs through SMS and e-mail. The portal is available 24/7 for registration. Punjab govt closes over 200 industrial units spreading pollution adverse effects of smoke from burning of munds of rice crop. Meanwhile, all sections of Motorway including M-2; Lahore to Kot Momin, M-3; Pindi Bhattian to Faisalabad and M-4; Faisalabad to Gojra have been opened for all types of traffic. Motorway Police officials of Lahore said that these sections of Motorway were closed for all kinds of traffic due to dense smog and zero visibility. Serene Air to offer discounted package to ICCI members on domestic flights ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Serene Air (Pvt.) Limited to get discounted package for its members on domestic air travel. Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Khalid Bashir Anjum, Chief Commercial Operations of Serene Air (Pvt.) Limited signed the MoU at a ceremony held at Chamber House. The Serene Air will provide 15% discount to ICCI Office Bearers and Executive Members and 10% corporate discount to ICCI members and their families on domestic air travel through its flights. The discount package will be offered on production of valid ICCI membership card. The Serene Air will also offer special privileges to ICCI members including protocol and fast track service at airport, guaranteed seat confirmation, free boarding ISLAMABAD: Group photo of President ICCI Air Waheed, vice-president Naved Malik, Chairman PPA Dr Aslam, Mayor Rawalpindi Sardaar Nasee, Chairman GTF Dr Jamal Nasir, MPA Raja Hanif, MPA Zebun Nisa, PML-N leader Rahat Quddusi and others during a reception in honor of ICCI office bearers at local hotel. of infants, special discount to children, pre-allocation of seats and in case of flight cancellation, guarantee to accommodate on next flight. Speaking at occasion, Sheikh Amir Waheed, President ICCI thanked SereneAir for offering attractive package to ICCI members and hoped that it would facilitate them in visiting major cities of the country to attend business meetings and explore new business opportunities. He said cooperation of air lines with business community was important to promote economic activities and added that the special package of Serene Air was a right step in that direction. CORPORATE CORNER JS Bank & Jazz cash to integrate e-commerce gatewayfor first direct debit servicing solution in Pakistan KARACHI: Signing ceremony for strategic partnership between JS Bank & Jazz Cash was attended by Kamran Jafar (Head of Corporate Retail Banking Group, JS Bank) & Ms.AniqaAfzalSandhu (VP Digital & Mobile Financial Services, Jazz) along with senior members from both the organizations. KARACHI: JS Bank &Jazz cash has entered into an agreement whereby Jazz customers will have access to Direct Debit functionality.Developed on JazzCash Payment Gateway, Direct Debit will also bring convenience and ease to JS Bank customers, by enabling them to use their JS Bank account for purchasing goods and other services online. Customers will be redirected from JazzCash Payment Gateway to JS Bank Internet Banking interface to complete the transaction, thereby removing the need to enter Credit / Debit card details and authorizing the transactions. Speaking on the occasion, Kamran Jafar, Group Head Corporate Retail Banking Group JS Bank said “This strategic alliance with JazzCash reinforces our commitment to the digitization of consumer experiences”. He further said “Our journey towards a cash-optimized universe requires forward looking partners like Jazz to revolutionize consumer behavior and evolve towards an efficient future." AniqaAfzalSandhu, VP Digital & Mobile Financial Services – Jazz, said, “Direct Debit is the simplest, safest and most convenient way to make regular or recurring payments; that’s why it’s used for various utility payments online. As a leading digital company, our customer’s financial services needs take top priority and we continue to strive hard in providing them with the best services.” She further added “JazzCash remains committed to the digitization of financial services and the launch of this first of its kind service with JS Bank enhances our digital payments ecosystem,” JazzCash Payment Gateway is state of the art Payment Gateway in Pakistan. It currently supports payments through JazzCash Mobile Account,JazzCash Voucher & Credit / Debit Cards. JazzCash, a mobile financial service offering under Jazz’s ecosystem has over 70,000 retail outlets across Pakistan. JazzCash offers a broad portfolio of Branchless Banking services for customers including money transfer, bill payments, bank transfers, mobile accounts services, ATM cards, insurance, savings, payment gateway and payments for a variety of services. JS Bank is considered amongst the fastest growing banks within Pakistan’s banking landscape with 323 branches in 161 cities and one international branch. JS Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups. For more information, visit http://www.jsbl.com Zong 4G provides free access to My Zong App and Zong 4G website for its customers KARACHI: Bringing forward its vision of enhanced customer-centricity, Zong 4G the country’s No.1 data network has provided free access to ‘My Zong’ customer care app as well as the Zong 4G website to all its customers. Previously customers paid data charges on the use of these digital services. The move to provide free access has been taken to provide greater convenience alongside a greatly improved user experience for all Zong 4G subscribers. Both services allow customers access to important information on Zong 4G’s packages and value added services as well as the ability to activate or deactivate the company’s broad range of bundles and packages. Furthermore, customers will also be able to chat with customer care officers and help resolve their issues in a timely and convenient manner all without any charges. Internal and external links embedded within the APP and website will be charged as per individual package plans. By continuing to place customers at the forefront of its decision making process, Zong 4G remains committed to delivering a rich user experience, for the fastest growing 4G network in the country. Oman Air to participate at world travel market KARACHI: Oman Air participates in the World Travel Market, one of the leading events in the global travel trade calendar, held at Excel London during 6-8 November 2017. Oman Air’s impressive, two-story stand at WTM provides an ideal location for formal and informal meetings, social gatherings and casual enquiries for the event. 2017 has been a momentous year for Oman Air as the airline celebrates both its ten year anniversary of operating out of Heathrow and the introduction of flights to Muscat from Manchester. Oman Air’s delegation is headed by the Deputy CEO and EVP Commercial Abdulrahman Al Busaidy. Along with other senior management members of Oman Air and dignitaries from the Ministry of Tourism, will be meeting the trade guests and partners at a specially arranged reception marked to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Oman Air’soperations to Heathrow. The national carrier for the Sultanate of Oman continues to invest in its products and services offering guests with a growing range of destinations. Demonstrating its continued commitment to providing excellent customer service and aseamless passenger experience, Oman Air is rolling out new call centres in selected destinations. These include Gurgaon, India, Bucharest in Romania and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. In an endeavor to provide a seamless guest experience, Oman Air has entered into a number of airline partnership agreements. This guarantees easy and secure on-line ticket sales as well as the introduction of new initiatives to make thecustomer experience as wholesome as possible. On the awards front too,Oman Air has been adding to its already impressive list of accolades with the two recent World Travel Awards Middle East 2017. For four years running the airline has taken the titles ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline -Business Class’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Airline - Economy Class,’ voted for by travel and tourism professionals from around the world.
Shehzad dropped from ODI, T20I for West Indies series: Reports SHARJAH: LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) selection committee has decided to drop opening batsman Ahmad Shehzad from the proposed threematch t20I series against West Indies. According to a private TV channel, the decision was taken after taking into consideration Shehzad’s deteriorating batting performances. Meanwhile, the selection committee with the consent of head coach Mickey Arthur has finalised the 14-member national team squad for the proposed West Indies series; the committee has proposed Arthur to give chance to all-rounder Aamir Yameen or Muhammad Nawaz in the coming series to judge their talent. Shehzad was benched Jemimah's dream is to play for India Dr M. Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Smriti Mandhana, the first Indian women cricketer to hit 200 plus runs in Under-19 limited-overs cricket hopes Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues plays for the Indian national team in future. Speaking exclusively on Jemimah Rodrigues, who too scored 202 (not out) on Sunday, Smriti says, "I am amazed when a young girl of sixteen could smash 200 runs. I hope she plays for India one day". "She should continue to score more runs like this and then the selectors will have no reason to ignore her claim". Jemimah had not Smriti's score in mine while hitting the double century. "No, actually I was just thinking of playing full 50 overs and being not out. I had missed this double hundred in the last match and got out on 178 runs. So if I would get the opportunity I wanted to make up for those 22 runs", she said in an exclusive chat a day after. "I feel really blessed and grateful to God. Lord Jesus Christ, because without His hand I could have never done it, I am really happy", she added emotionally. Congratulatory messages have been pouring in. "My parents were really happy and overwhelmed. Few women players like Pakistan hockey team departs for Australia to participate in four-nation tournament KARACHI: Pakistan ment against Australia in hockey team has on Melbourne on Wednesday. Monday departed for Captain Muhammad Australia from Karachi to Irfan and head coach participate in a four-nation tournament to be played in Melbourne and Bendigo. Farhat Khan are hopeful to display good performance and to qualify for the final Apart from Pakistan of the event that will be and host Australia, teams from New Zealand and Japan will feature in the played from November 8 to 12. The skipper and the competition as well. coach said the team consists Pakistan will play their first match of the tourna- of senior and junior players, and they believe in their abilities. Let it be known that five youngsters will make their debut in the tournament. It is also worth mentioning here that the national team did not perform well in the recently held Asia Cup and finished third. Pakistan registered only one win over hosts Bangladesh, and were thrashed by India twice. Man City brush off Arsenal to continue winning streak LONDON: They may not have been at their very best but Premier League leaders Manchester City still had enough to beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and extend their win streak to 15 games. They opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the table before secondplaced Manchester United’s game against Chelsea an and left the Gunners trailing 12 points behind. Unbeaten City have not dropped points since a draw at home to Everton in their first home game of the season in mid-August and they have now won nine league games in a row. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was angered by the awarding of a penalty against his team in the 50th minute and what he saw, with some justification, as an off-side when David Silva set up Gabriel Jesus for City’s decisive third. “Can anyone stop them? It will be difficult this season, the way they have started, the quality they have but you never know. If on top of that they have decisions at home like that, they will be unstoppable,” Wenger told reporters. Wenger clearly felt his best hope of halting City’s run of wins in all competitions was to keep men behind the ball and try to eliminate space for City’s prolific attack. Fielding a five-man defence, with the full backs staying deep and midfielder Francis Coquelin in the middle of the back-line, Arsenal’s intentions were clear but frustrating City at the moment is far easier said than done. City grabbed the lead in the 19th minute through a low drive from Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, after his initial shot had been parried out by Petr Cech. The home side’s trademark fast counter-attack should have brought a second in the 35th break when De Bruyne fed Raheem Sterling but the winger over-hit his pass to Leroy Sane with the German in a great position. Arsenal were just about managing to stay in the game and on the stroke of halftime City keeper Ederson needed to be at his most alert to get down and keep out a well-struck effort from Aaron Ramsey. City doubled their advantage five minutes after the interval when club record scorer Sergio Aguero slotted home a penalty after Raheem Sterling was barged over by Nacho Monreal. Guardiola’s side’s normally slick passing a little off at times and they showed signs of fatigue from their midweek exertions at Napoli in the Champions League. Anjua Patil, Vanitha VR have congratulated me". "My Rizvi college has been very supportive. They have allowed me to focus on cricket. They tell me don't worry about the attendance and all you just go and do well there". "Now another match and when we win we qualify for the Super League starting on the 16th at Guntur". "My dream is to play for India", she signed off. New Zealand seek to banish decider jitters MUMBAI: Ravi Shastri captained India the last time international cricket came to Thiruvananthapuram. It was a forgettable evening for India fans in football country as Phil Simmons and Gordon Greenidge orchestrated a nine-wicket West Indies win. Virat Kohli, who turned 29 on Sunday, wasn't even born then. Now the Shastri-Kohli combine will have to plot hard, particularly on the batting front, to prevent New Zealand from winning their first-ever proper series, across formats, on Indian shores. New Zealand could claim the 2012 T20I series was theirs, but that was reduced to a one-off contest in Chennai because a cyclonic depression washed out the first game in Visakhapatnam. there's the small matter of hoping the receding monsoons, which have caused intermittent showers around Kerala, don't cast a spell on Tuesday evening. KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a Rs100 million recurring grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation to promote its activities in the province and vowed to reconstruct Hockey Stadium. This he informed while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) led by its President Brig (R) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar here at CM House Monday. The other delegation members, who attended the meeting include Tariq Huda, Vice President, Shahbaz Ahmed Senior, the Secretary General, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Sports, Chief Engineer Karachi Cantonment Board Zohaib Mujahid Bukhari, and Chief Engineer Sports in the recent series against Sri Lanka as he failed to make a mark by his innings despite given back-to-back chances. The right-hand batsman scored 27, 22 in the two t20I matches respectively; he miserably failed in the ODI series as well where his score in two respective matches were 0 and 8. The senior batsman who has played 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 53 T20Is has also been released by the Pakistan Super League’s franchise Quetta Gladiators, however, the Opener is hopeful that any franchise will pick him in the drafts scheduled on November 12 in Lahore. DG Rangers Inter District Hockey League 2017 Sports Reporter Department Aslam Maher. The chief minister said that he was keen to revive the lost glories of hockey. “I would extend you all out support whatever you need but you have to activate your clubs in province and have to start international hockey in the city,” he told Pakistan secured a consolation fivewicket win over New Zealand in the third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Sana Mir led the show with a four-wicket haul to bowl New Zealand out for a paltry 155. Pakistan took time in pursuit of the target but eventually got there in the penultimate over which helped them register their first ever ODI victory against New Zealand, in their 13th attempt. While only one wicket went down to the pace of Aiman Anwer, spin accounted for eight, along with one run out. A variety of slow bowling options were put to good use by Pakistan.Opting to bat, New Zealand ran into early trouble as the in-form Sophie Devine, who had played a crucial role in New Zealand’s series victory with knocks of 103 and 62, was run out for only five. Skipper Suzie Bates struggled to get going before being out stumped off Mir for an 18- ball four. The wickets of Amy Satterthwaite and Katey Martin followed, reducing New Zealand to Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Sportlight Sana stars in Pakistan’s maiden ODI win over NZ 50 for 4. Such was the impact the bowlers had on Pakistan’s confidence, they got all the fielders inside the circle in an attempt to extend New Zealand’s slide. Sam Curtis tried to stem the rot as she registered a tenacious half-century. Maddy Green and Anna Peterson assisted her in the endeavour. But a 30-run stand and a 40-run partnership were all they managed in respective associations with Curtis as the spinners continued to run amok. From 125 for 5, New Zealand lost their last five wickets for only 30 runs to be bowled out for their KARACHI: Fourth round match of the tournament ended as draw 1:1 between Sindh Rangers XI and District Central here at KHA Sports Complex Gulshan Iqbal. A very exciting match witnessed by Chief Guests Olympian Jhangeer Butt and Brig. Shahid Javed Hussain. The match started with a very fast pace and the first break through was achieved by Sindh Rangers XI at 30th min of the match but the LAHORE: Chief lead was neutralized by the Selector and former team opponents after few minutes captain Inzamam-ul-Haq of struggle. At this moment officials has become part of Lahore Qalandar, a franchise of of Karachi Hockey Pakistan Super League Association Chairman (PSL), as an adviser to development, Gulfraz Ahmed Khan, mentor the young players. Secretary Haider Hussain, In a press talk, Rana ATD Abdul Azeem Khan, Fawad, chairman of Organizing Secretary Javaid Lahore Qalandars, welcomed Iqbal, Dep. Organizing Haq, saying the Secretary Dr. S. A. Majid, Azmat pasha were present. new induction will provide guidance to young players and new talent. Speaking on the occasion, the former skipper termed joining the PSL franchise an honour. Commenting on the Lahore Qalandars CEO Atif Rana said Haq was one of the best players in cricket. It is to mention here that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had reportedly conditionally permitted the 7 lowest total against Pakistan. Pakistan began in a steady manner with Sidra Ameen and Nahida Khan scoring 40 for the opening wicket, with the latter playing a more aggressive role. Hannah Rowe managed to end the partnership by trapping Nahida in front for a 31-ball 23. Ameen’s 75-ball 32 and Javeria Khan’s 29 off 49 ensured that the hosts didn’t veer off course.New Zealand managed to pick up a few wickets in the middle overs, but they didn’t have the luxury of runs to put Pakistan under pressure. Inzimam-ul-Haq joins Lahore Qalandar as Advisor Sports Reporter KARACHI: Sylhet Sixers sealed their successive second win in the ongoing Bangladesh Premiere League ( BPL )as they registered an exciting four wickets win with one ball remaining against Comilla Victorian in the second match at Sylhet International Stadium. Bat first, Comilla Now, Victorians scored a fighting total of 145 runs for six wickets riding on the willow of Marlon Samuels. In reply, the starting was excellent for Sylhet. In the mid they struggled but finally sealed the victory losing six wickets. Upul Tharanga and Andre Fletcher assisted 73 runs for the first wicket pair within ninth over. They added 50 runs off 32 balls. Bravo broke the pair with the assistance of Rashid Khan who took a brilliant catch of Fletcher who scored 36 off 29. Though Fletcher walked off with 36, Tharanga picked up his second consecutive fifty. He was run out after scoring 51 off 40 balls. After that, Rashid Khan did brilliant with the ball to keep pressure as he gave PHF President. President Hockey Federation Brigadier ® Muhammad Khalid said that PHF was facing financial problems. The hockey stadium has been declared as a dangerous building. On this, the chief minister directed Secretary Finance only 18 runs in his four over. Nasir (18), Sabbir (3) and Ross Whiteley (10) could not contribute much. In the last over Sylhet needed 10 runs and Bravo bowled Shuvagata in the first ball. Then Nurul Hasan Sohan came to the pitch and hit a six in the first delivery. Then two singles came from next two balls and Nurul hit a four in the fifth ball to seal the exiting victory with one ball remaining. Earlier, Marlon Samuels led the Comilla innings from front. The starting of Liton and Imrul was not bad. They added 36 runs before Nasir Hassan Naqvi to release Rs3.5 million within three days and told the meeting that the provincial government would reconstruct Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey stadium. He directed chief engineer sports who was present in the meeting to start survey of the stadium chief selector Inzamam-ul- Haq to join the Lahore Qalandars in the upcoming event of the PSL. On Nov 4, Inzamam held a meeting with PCB Chairman Najam Sethi where he was given permission on the condition that he will have to report to PCB immediately whenever he will be called regardless of all other engagements. Sylhet Sixers seal successive second victory in BPL Sindh CM approves Rs100m grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah in meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Hockey Federation led by its President Brigadier (Retd) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, at CM House. bowled Imrul (12). Then Taijul took two quick wickets of Liton (21) and Jos Buttler (2). Losing three wickets within eight runs, the pressure was on Comilla. But Samuels anchored the innings and assisted 42 runs for the fourth wicket pair with Alok kapali. Alok walked off scoring 26 off 19 with two sixes. Skipper Mohammad Nabi failed to boost up the score. In the first ball of last over, Samuels returned scoring 60 runs off 47 balls. Dwayne Bravo hit a six in the last over that helped them to score 145 runs. and make its PC-I for his approval. The PHF chief said that they needed a substantial annual grant so that they could continue their operation all over Sindh. On this, the chief minister approved Rs 100 million annual grant and directed secretary finance to release it within next 10 days. He also directed secretary finance to include it in the annual budget so that every year the federation could get the budget amount. In the meeting, it was decided that on January 10, 2018 international hockey event would be held in Karachi. The meeting also decided that the hockey federation would also hold national matches in Karachi and Mirpurkhas. A similar event would also be held for intermediate students within next two months.