6 Saturday, February 10, 2018 Biz Efforts underway to bring tax reforms to generate more revenue: PM ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the government made legislation for FATA reforms and now efforts are underway to bring tax reforms to generate more revenues. In an interview with a KARACHI: PIA has achieved yet another milestone by achieving the capability to overhaul Boeing 777 APUs (Auxiliary Power Unit). PIA’s performance is gradually improving and it's revival and turn around is now becoming a reality, said private TV channel, he said there has been instability in the country after Panama issue, but the government could not let it to hamper the course of national development. The Prime Minister said the party's top forums would Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation while addressing the inaugural ceremony in PIA Engineering. Sardar Mehtab said this achievement will save PIA millions of dollars which used to be spent earlier while getting it overhauled from decide as to who would be the next prime minister. He said civil-military relations are excellent and unanimous decisions are being taken at the National Security Committee. About the government change in Balochistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said such actions in no way benefited the democracy. He said Pakistan always supported talks with India and the meeting of Kulbhushan Jhadev with his family was a humanitarian gesture. PIA achieves self-sufficiency in engineering overhaul KARACHI: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mahtab Ahmad Khan inaugurating the Auxiliary Power Unit Overhaul facility at PIA's Headquarters. China agrees to accommodate Pakistan’s concerns on FTA NA Committee on Commerce and Textile recommended PSDP proposals ISLAMABAD: The Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile recommended PSDP proposals of Commerce and Textile Ministry amounting to Rs.25,626.577 million for the financial year 2018-19 in its meeting held here on Friday under the chairmanship of Siraj Muhammad Khan, MNA. The Committee was separately apprised about the proposed PSDP of Commerce and Textile Divisions. The Additional Secretary, Commerce Division informed that the Division had proposed allocation of PSDP fund amounting to Rs.8550 million for financial year 2018- 19 for seven projects relating to establishment of new Exp-Centers at Islamabad, Quetta and Faisalabad, expansion/remodeling of Expo-Center at Karachi, provision hostel and transport facility to student at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Lahore and an ongoing project relating to Expo- Center at Peshawar. ISLAMABAD: China on Friday agreed to accept the demands of Pakistan presented to review the Free Trade Agreement, so that the balance of trade between the two counties can be improved which is still in favour of China. The agreement was reached during the 9th round of negotiations on China Pakistan FTA held in China. Pakistan’s delegation led by Secretary Commerce Mohammad Younus Dagha who presented the demands of Pakistani exporters and industries for accommodating in the final draft of the CPFTA. The demands included those from exporters to provide tariff concessions equivalent to the ASEAN countries. On the other hand, various industries and chambers had provided input to the Ministry of Commerce during prenegotiations consultations, for protection of the local industry from Chinese imports by disallowing tariff concessions on several products. The Secretary Commerce also suggested incorporating clauses for safeguarding the industries and the economy from any undue pressure on the balance of payments position. Chinese side also agreed on electronic data exchange which will help rescuing the chances of under NEW YORK: Bitcoin and other digital currencies have, so far, not been formidable competition for cash, checks or credit cards as a payment method in the United States and other invoicing, another major concern of Pakistani industry. The Chinese side was led by Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Peoples Republic of China and comprised of 16 officials of various Chinese Ministries. After intense negotiations for two days, the Chinese side agreed to accommodate these concerns and demands in the amended FTA which is expected to be signed in March when the Chinese Vice Minister will visit Islamabad along with his delegation. It may be mentioned that these negotiations had started in 2012 to finalize the revised version of CPFTA. major economies, according to two economists at New York Federal Reserve. Virtual currencies usually thrive as an alternative form of payment during times of suspicion around traditional abroad. He said the performance is improving gradually and I am satisfied especially with the developments taking place in the Engineering Department. Sardar Mehtab said that during last six months PIA has been doing exceptionally well and the credit certainly goes to its President and CEO Musharraf Rasool Cyan and his team. Sardar Mehtab congratulated Engineering Department for achieving this fiat after landing gear overhaul. He said besides PIA’s own needs the facility will also be available for other airlines thus an opportunity to earn more revenues. Earlier he inaugurated the APU Overhaul facility and distributed certificates among engineers and technicians who were attached with project. President & CEO Musharraf Rasool praised the efforts of Engineering Department said he is confident about the recovery despite current constraints being faced by the national flag carrier. Chief Technical Officer Amir Ali and Chief Engineer Engine Overhaul Ishaq Rizvi also spoke at the occasion. He said India is frustrated over ongoing indigenous movement in Occupied Kashmir which is getting beyond its control. About Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said Afghan conflict could only be resolved by Afghans. All set for 7th LDFA exhibition K A R A C H I / LARKANA: The 7th edition of Livestock Dairy Fisheries Agriculture Exhibition and Seminar 2018 (LDFA 2018) will start on Saturday. LDFA 2018 will be held at the Municipal Stadium Larkana. Exhibition this year (February 10 and 11) will be focused on corporate sector, technological solutions, growers/farmers, investors, diplomatic missions and academia of Agriculture Universities etc. Chairperson Sindh Board of Investment/ Sindh Enterprise Development Fund Ms. Naheed Memon, Chief Executive Officer SEDF Mehboob ul Haq, Director Admin, Abrar Ahmed Shaikh, etc will also be present on the occasion. US businessmen show keen interest in Pakistan’s handmade furniture LAHORE: A high level United States furniture producers’ delegation currently on a visit to Pakistan to explore local furniture market has shown keen interest in Pak handmade world class fabulous traditional furniture and underlined the need of further enhancing collaboration with the Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) to promote furniture business between the two countries. Briefing the delegation about the potential of Pakhandmade furniture, Pakistan Furniture Council (PFC) Chief Executive Mian Kashif Ashfaq here on Friday said there is significant potential scope for the promotion of Pak-US furniture trade and further strengthening of investment relationship to ontinue grow and durable working on the positive lines. He said that there is are plenty of opportunities to increase furniture export volume to the US due to its an upward trend, as the demand for furniture and wooden products are on the rise in the US and European markets along with the domestic consumers. “Only US furniture demand at the manufacturers' level is forecast to reach $59.0 billion in 2021,” adding he said opportunity is huge, but the sector needs a large number of skilledworkers to meet the rising demand. Bitcoin may not be worth all the hoopla: NY Fed blog post forms of payment, they said in a blog post published on Friday. For example, in 2015, as Greece struggled with its debt problem, Greek interest and trading in bitcoin jumped amid worries over capital controls and a possible exit from the euro zone, the New York Fed economists, Michael Lee and Antoine Martin said. “ C r y p t o c u r r e n c i e s arguably solve the problem of making payments in a trustless environment, but it is not obvious that this is a problem that needs solving, at least in the United States Small traders demand probe into market committee corruption KARACHI: All Pakistan Organization of Small Traders and Cottage Industries (APOSTCI) Karachi chapter president senior vice chairman of provincial and local taxes committee of KCCI Mehmood Hamid has demanded a probe into corruption of Market Committee Sindh. Talking to traders of Water Pump Federal B Area markets, he regretted that some officials of the Sindh Market Committee have been pressurizing small traders of Karachi to pay them bribes and extortion. He said these officials threaten the small traders that if they failed to give them bribes and extortion they would receive notices of Sindh market committee and huge fines. He reminded that the Karachi Market Committee is notorious for it corruption and a probe into Rs3billion corruption is already under way with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against them. He said that a lion’s share of revenue collected by the Sindh market committee goes to the pockets of corrupt officials appointed on political basis. and other advanced economies,” the post said. Indeed, bitcoin, ethereum, ripple and other digital currencies, while they have grown in use and popularity, have notable drawbacks, the economists said. With bitcoin, extreme volatility tends to undermine its function of storing value. This is unlike a traditional currency that is managed by a central bank, they said. Bitcoin transactions also consume a lot of electricity and it takes time to validate transactions, the economists said. CORPORATE CORNER Seminar on REX System by European Union for Issuance of Certificate of Origin KARACHI: A new system for issuance of Certificate of Origin (COO) by beneficiary countries has been introduced by Europe Union (EU) to cover exports under the EU-GSP preferential tariff facility. Registered Exporters (REX) system will enable Pakistan’s exporters to issue the COO by themselves for 28 EU member states and also for Switzerland and Norway after their registration into EU’s REX database. To educate the exporters about this new system, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) continues to organize seminars on REX System by European Union for Issuance of Certificate of origin. On 6th February, 2018, TDAP organized a Seminar on REX system in Hyderabad Chamber of Small Traders and Small Industry, which was attended by the representatives of all regional chambers, trade associations, exporters and potential producers. Mr. Kamal Shahryar, Consultant, TDAP gave an elaborate presentation covering introduction of REX, eligibility for registration, method to become a registered exporter, REX in Pakistan _ progress and benefits and scope of TDAP’s operations for REX and Rules of Origin (ROO).He informed that 36 countries including Pakistan were required to completely switch to the REX System by the end of December, 2017. Only six countries have successfully switched to REX system. Pakistan is one and has, so far, registered 4300 exporters into REX database. Mr. KaleemullahMemon, deputy director, GSP Section, TDAP told that REX system is very simple. Mr. AshiqHussainKhoso, deputy director, TDAP, Hyderabad, emphasized up on the regional exporters to immediately get registered under REX system; if need be, TDAP will further help the exporters in registration process. Mr. Sikanadr Ali Rajput, Senior Vice President and Mr. Dolat Ram Lohana, vice president,Hyderabad Chamber of Small traders and Small Traders appreciated TDAP’s efforts to guide the exporters about REX System and emphasized on TDAP to continue to conduct seminars on new trends of the trade. Mr. Wasiuddin Sheikh, Chamber member, asked if the imported products qualify for export purpose. Mr. Kamal Shahryar informed that the exporter has to comply with the origin rules specified for those goods in the GSP scheme. UBL and Dow University of Health Sciences collaborate on Cash Management Services KARACHI: Sima Kamil, President & CEO UBL (front row, third right) and Prof. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy,Vice Chancellor DUHS (front row, fourth right) signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for United Bank Limited (UBL) to provide Cash Management Services to Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). Also seen in the picture are senior executives from both organizations. KARACHI:United Bank Limited (UBL) and Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS)recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for structured disbursements and collections through UBL’s state-of-the-art, fully automated retail cash management solutions. UBL’s financial solutions are widely used by the educational sector for their innovative product spectrum combined with unmatched customer service and nationwide branch network. At the MoU signing ceremony, DUHS was represented by Prof. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, DUHS’s Vice Chancellor and UBL was represented by Sima Kamil, President & CEOUBL. Also present at the event were Zia Ijaz, Group Executive-Branch Banking Group, UBL, Nadeem Shakoor Javeri, Director Finance, DUHS, and senior executives of both organizations. At the occasion, Prof. Dr Quraishy stated that heis looking forward to experiencingthe innovative digital solutions offered by UBL along with the convenience of seamless digital banking practice for Dow University’s day-to-day transactions. Sima Kamil said, “UBL strives to be the best digital bank in Pakistan and this MoU with DUHS allows us another opportunity to contribute to Pakistan’s digital landscape by enriching its customer experiences and reinventing existing capabilities.” Haleeb Foods partners with IBL KARACHI: Asigning ceremony, cementing partnership between the distribution giant IBL and Haleeb Foodstook place at IBL’s Karachi office. Speaking on this partnership, CEO Haleeb Foods, Mr. Memosh Khawajasaid “We are immensely pleased to partner with IBL which is a leading distribution house in the country. Haleeb foods is a pioneer of the dairy industry and aims to be one of the most aspirational dairy and beverage Pakistani companies and this partnership with IBL will help us further strengthen our distribution network.” Mr. Arshad Anis,MD IBL added “I remember when KARACHI: (Right) Memosh Khawaja, CEO Haleeb Foods while exchanging signed documents with IBL MD Arshad Anis. Haleeb Foods first launched its packaged milk processing unit back in 1984 and at that time it was only Haleeb’s packaged milk which was available and of course the most loved &trusted milk brand with a rich history and legacy of quality excellence. It’s our pleasure and we are greatly honored to work with Haleeb Foods as their distribution partners.We take pride in acting as a responsible business partner to our valuable clients rather than the stereotypical distributor. Our extensive distribution network and our single-mindedness towards quality maintenance has positioned IBL to successfully represent leading brands and this partnership with Haleeb Foods is a testimony of this.” Severe shortage of utility items at USC stores I S L A M A B A D : Branded companies have reduced supply to Utility Stores Corporation (USC) due to severe financial crisis and mismanagement. Including Islamabad all over the country there is a severe shortage of milk, oil and other utility items in USC stores. According to USC managers, PPRA rules are the main hurdle in purchase of rice, sugar and pulses. But according to employee union of USC, due to incompetent officials and mismanagement, authorities are trying to prove USC a failed project and ultimately privatized, which would be never tolerated. General Manager Procurement, Mehtab Banuri told this scribe that shortage is due to PPRA rules, he told that Rs 49 rate given in a tender for purchasing sugar, while Rs 46 per kg is the rate in open market, due to which corporation cancelled all tenders, same is the situation with rice and pulses. He kept on saying that due to PPRA rules, corporation cannot purchase from open market, and mill owner take the benefit of this rule and give high rate in tenders. This scribe when contacted USC Union Chairman, Arif Hussain, he informed that some elements are hatching a conspiracy to privatize USC.
CM Sindh chairs top-level meeting on PSL arrangements Everyone has to contribute to hold PSL final in befitting manner: Murad KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that all agencies, institutions and also people of Karachi have to work together to make the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi memorable and historic so that it could pave the way for more international events. This he said while presiding over a meeting to review arrangements for forthcoming PSL final match in Karachi. PSL is scheduled to be held here at National Stadium next month on March 25. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, Home, Health Local Government, Sports, Chief Secretary, DG Rangers, IG Police, Principal Secretary to CM, Commissioner Karachi, Secretary Health Secretary Home Secretary Sports Secretary LG IGP Sindh Mayor Karachi, Commissioner Karachi, Additional IG Karachi, KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah chairs a meeting of top officials for PSL arrangements. Representatives of all the intelligence agencies, representatives of PCB, General Manager National Sstadium and others. The Chief Minister, while giving guidelines, said that there should be close coordination between stakeholders and there should be integration of all security related departments and agencies. “I have already issued Sports Reporter Qamar Zaman, Secretary KARACHI: 39th General Pakistan Army National Day of Islamic Federation Muhammad Republic of Iran Men and Wisal Khan, Second Consul Women Archery Syed Ebrahim Dehnadi, Championship got under way here at Qayyum Sports Complex Peshawar. Consul General of the Imtiaz Ahmad, Members of the Consulate General, Head of KP Archery Academy Sara Khan, players, officials Consulate General of and large number of spectators Islamic Republic of Iran were also present. H.E Muhammad Baqir The ceremony was started Begai was the chief guest on this occasion who formally with the recitation from the Holy Quran by Hassan inaugurated the Rehmani, followed by thrilling event by hitting a target from the 50m distance in the Championship. National Anthems of the Isamic Republic of Iran and Islamic Republic of Pakistan The Championship is by the Police Band. being jointly organized by Consulate General of Speaking on this occasion Consulate General Islamic Iran, Pakistan Archery Republic of Iran H.E Federation, Sports Muhammad Baqir Beigi Writers Association KP and Directorate of Sports KP here with 45 male and female archers are taking part. Former World Champion said that the bilateral tied between Iran and Pakistan are beneficial for the people of both countries. Claiming that Pakistan- Iran relations are bound by directives for provision of civic facilities,” he said and emphasized on the need of public convenience, beautification and festivity kind of atmosphere in the city. The IG Police, AD Khowaja told the chief minister that he had sent a team to Lahore to observe the security arrangements for international cricket match played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on October historical and religious linkages, Mr. Muhammad Baqir Beigi said, adding, “I am here to open a new page in Pak-Iran relationships.” He said, our relations have a historical connection, apart from being neighbouring countries, we both are Muslim countries and have common traditions and relations based. He said the sporting tied would be further cemented between the two brotherly countries and such activity would boost the brotherly relations between the two countries. He reiterated his commitment to enhance the bilateral trade between the two countries and they exchange of players to players contact would benefit. He said there is lot of scope of increasing the sports relations so that the youth of both the countries would get benefit from each other expertise. 29, 2017. The same security model with some improvements would be implemented here. The chief minister constituted different committees and assigned them the task. The Executive Committee headed by Chief Secretary would take over all monitoring. “There should also be Intelligence/Security Committee and Civic Issues 39th National Day of Iran Men & Women Archery Championship begins He said that peace in the region is our common goal and Iran would support Pakistan to develop and become secure. He disclosed that last year on the Iran’s National Day celebration they organized Table Tennis event and this time decided to hold the Archery event. “We are also support the squash event as well and promised that the Consulate General and Culture Center of Islamic Republic of Iran Peshawar would organized squash event in four different age groups categories comprising Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 and a female Under-15,” Muhammad Baqir Beigi added. He said in connection with the National Day of Iran a food festival, event for orphans and children are also progress in Culture Center Peshawar. Brighto Paints Present Cool & Cool National One Day Cup for regions 2017-18 related Committee. The security committee includes Police, Rangers, army and intelligence agencies officers. They would share their intelligence reports among themselves on daily basis,” Murad added. He directed the civic agency which is under local government minister and Mayor Karachi would make arrangements for provision of lighting, drinking water, parking sites, cleanliness and also arrange medical facilities. The meeting decided that there would be aerial surveillance by helicopters being provided by Corps Commander Karachi. The commandoes would be deployed around the stadium and the police would take control inside the stadium. The CM directed Secretary Health to talk to Aga Khan Hospital and Liaquat National Hospital for providing special health services, in case of need. Shahzeb Trunkwala vows to bring more international football to Pakistan in future KARACHI: Shahzeb Trunkwala, who has been appointed as Vice President of recently launched International Socca Federation (ISF) vows to bring more international football to Pakistan in future. Pakistan has been accepted as the member country of the federation. Pakistan will also be sending its team in the inaugural six-a-side World Cup scheduled to be held in Lisbon, Portugal from October 5 this year. One of the think-tank and key official of Leisure Leagues, which brought Ronaldinho and Friends comprising of several foreign players last year, Shahzeb said in a message from Birmingham that he will be trying his level best use this platform to promote and bring more international football action to Pakistan. “I will be trying my level best to bring more international football action to Pakistan. We are very hopeful that football will see good days in coming years in the country,” he said. The inaugural conference of International Socca Federation (ISF) was held in Birmingham on Thursday, February 8. Dr M. Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Pakistan England’s Super League franchise Karachi Kings’ owner Salman Iqbal revealed that six out of seven international players in his team are ready to visit Lahore and Karachi for the eliminators and the final, respectively. Salman Iqbal speaking Saturday, February 10, 2018 Sportlight at the kit unveiling and official song launch ceremony said that, except limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan, all players have given them a green signal. Six out of seven players are ready to come and play in Pakistan except Morgan who has other commitments. He will join us late and leave early, said Iqbal. “This is good news for all of us 7 Karachi Kings international players ready to visit Pakistan for PSL3 Sports Reporter KARACHI: DHA Boys and girls College beat Beaconhouse PECHS by 4 wickets in the 5th Bilal Bhaty inter School/College T20 Cricket tournament played at the Vital five Ground DHA Ground. Summarized Scored: Beaconhouse PECHS 150/3 in allotted 20 overs. RH Middle Order Batsman (C) Sheroz Walji 52 (46 balls, 4 x 6) Middle Order Batsman Rohail Ahmed 41 (28 balls, 6 x 3) RH Opening Batsman Saifullah Mayo 23 (22 balls, 4 x 3, 6 x 1 ), RM/F Yousuf Haider took 1 for 9. DHA Whites 154/6 18.4 overs RH Opening Batsman (C) Yahya Rafiq 52 (37balls) (4 x 6, 6 x 1) RH Middle Order Batsman Junaid Khan 41 (N.O) (38 balls) (4 x 4), O/S Rohail Ahmed took 3 for 25, Man of the Match Yahya Rafiq. Later,Former Test Cricketer Younis Khan was the chief guest. he appreciate the tournament directors efforts for Organizing such tournament to promote at Grassroots level.he that players have agreed to play in Pakistan and we hope the security situation stays like this till that time.” He further added that nearly all players from other franchises are ready to travel for Pakistan for the last three matches. “Some of them haven’t agreed yet but hopefully they will also agree soon,” he said. 5th Bilal Bhaty Inter School / College T-20 Cricket Tournament Sports Reporter KARACHI: Left-arm fast bowler, Junaid Khan is likely to recover from his injury and join his team Multan Sultans before the Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition games. Sports Reporter KARACHI: Islamabad Region defeated Rawalpindi Region by 13 runs in 2nd Semi Final and move in to the final of BRIGHTO PAINTS PRESENT COOL & COOL National One Day Cup for Region played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium LAHORE: Students perform aerobics during Sport Gala at Kinnaird College for Women. Rawalpindi. LONDON: Anett Summarized Scores: Kontaveit impressed for Islamabad Region 380- Estonia in the Fed Cup by 2 in 50 overs: (Shan BNP Paribas Bismah Maroof, Captain PCB Masood182*, 153 balls, Europe/Africa Zone Group 20x4s, 1x6, Babar Azam I, helping her team to a 2-1 Challengers ruled out 136, 106 balls, 13x4s, win over Portugal by racking up wins in both singles 5x6s, Abid Ali 36, 36 Sports Reporter Triangular One Day Sidra Amin as Captain of balls, 5x4s, 1x6, Saad and doubles. KARACHI: Bismah Women's Cricket PCB Challengers. Altaf 1-62, Yasir Ali 1- Estonia now face Great Maroof, Captain PCB Tournament in Multan due Furthermore, Sana Taj will 80), Britain for first place in the Challengers has been ruled to hamstring injury. The be replacing Bismah Maroof Rawalpindi Region three-team Pool B. out from the forthcoming selectors have nominated for the mentioned event. 367-9 in 50 overs: Portugal got off to a flying (Iftikhar Ahmed 123, 110 start when Francisca balls, 8x4s, 4x6s, Saud Jorge beat Katrin Saar 6-2, Masood, Azam hundreds help Shakeel 70, 62 balls, 9x4s, 6-3 in an hour and 14 minutes, but the World No.27 Umair Masood 50*, 34 Islamabd edge Rawalpindi in run-fest balls, 2x4s, 4x6s, turned things around in her Muhammad Hafeez 48, 44 match against Ines Murta. KARACHI: In a highscoring 182 not out and 136 Shakeel fought back balls, 6x4s, 2x6s, Zeeshan She took the first set 6-2, semi-final, respectively - in a partner- fiercely, putting on 146 for Malik 31, 16 balls, 3x4s, and then the Portuguese Islamabad's 380 for 2 ship worth 283 runs. All of the fourth wicket. Iftikhar 2x6s, Hamza Nadeem 3- No.1 was forced to retire proved just enough for Rawlpindi's bowlers went motored along to a century 85, Nouman Ali 2-81). hurt with the score at 1-1 Rawalpindi, beating them at over six an over and as Shakeel (70) and wicketkeeper Result: Islamabad in the second. by 13 runs to progress to managed just two wickets Umari Masood Region won by 13 runs Kontaveit then paired the semi-final of the in the 50 overs. Masood (50 not out) gave him able Toss: Rawalpindi up with Saara Orav to take Regional One-Day Cup. hit 20 fours and a six in his support. However, the target Region on Jorge and Maria Joao Rawalpindi won the innings. was just a bit too far Umpires: Ahsan Raza Kohler in the doubles, toss and bowled first. However, Rawalpindi out of reach, and & Khalid Mehmood Sr. winning in straight sets but They might have been weren't demoralised even Islamabad never quite let TV Umpire: requiring a tie-break for made to regret their decision as the top three fell within the game get away from Muhammad Sajid each. as Islamabad piled on the first 15 overs. Just them. In the end, they Referee: Muhammad Elsewhere, Latvia’s to form after her surprise a mammoth total. Shan when it seemed Islamabad clinched a 13-run win even Anees Jelena Ostapenko beat defeat on Wednesday to Masood and Babar Azam might canter to a win, as Rawalpindi put on a gallant Scorer: Shakeel Poland’s Magda Linette 6- Turkey’s Cagla both scored centuries - Iftikhar Ahmed and Saud 367. Ahmed. 3, 6-3, an apparent return Buyukakcay. Junaid Khan was injured and in a result he was dropped from New Zealand series. While informing his fans Junaid Khan share on his twitter account, that he started bowling again in the nets and will join Multan added that Shahid Nawab was his mentor. He distributed prizes amongst the team. Injured Junaid Khan likely to join Multan Sultans before PSL-3 Team-mate Anastasija Sevastova, the World No. 15, had got Latvia off to a good start with a 6-1, 6-2 Sultans before the start of PSL-3. He will be playing from Multan Sultans franchise during PSL 3. Previously, he had played from Peshawar Zalmi in the past editions. BCCI official accused of corruption over Anukul Roy U19 WC spot MUMBAI: Anukul Roy has been a revelation for India in the ICC U19 WC. The left arm spinner displayed extraordinary talent in the World Cup by picking a five and fourwicket hauls against PNG and Zimbabwe. He picked fourteen wickets in six games. The young sensation from Bihar cemented his place in the world cup squad after impressing Rahul Dravid by doing well against England, Indian media reported. However, the youngster seems to be stuck in an unwanted controversy. Joint highest wicket-taker is alleged to be overaged by Aditya Verma, petitioner in the IPLspot-fixing scam. Fed Cup round-up: Kontaveit shines as Estonia push past Portugal win over Magdalena Frech in the opening rubber. "I played a lot better today," Ostapenko said afterwards. "I think it's very big for our country to have two top-20 players at the same time, so if we play our best, I think we have a good chance to finish top of our group.” Linette and Alicja Rosolska earned Poland a consolation win in the doubles by beating Diana Marcinkevica and Daniela Vismane 6-1, 6-0. M e a n w h i l e , Buyukakcay’s run of form continued, coming back from a set down and saving two match points to beat Austria's Barbara Haas 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4. Earlier, Austria's Julia Grabher had come back from 5-2 down in the final set of the opening rubber against Basak Eraydin to win 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. It was all down to the doubles, and Buyukakcay and Ayla Aksu beat Haas and Grabher 6-2, 7-6(5) to take the win.