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6 Friday, April 6, 2018 Biz ‘China will win any trade war with US’ BEIJING/WASHING- TON: China has never surrendered to external pressure and it will win any trade war with the United States, the nation’s state media stressed in the hours after the world’s two top economies targeted each other with planned steep tariffs. In Washington, US administration officials continued to seek to allay market fears of a trade war, and expressed a willingness to negotiate a resolution with China. “There is a process here. There’s going to be some back and forth, but there’s also some negotiations,” White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said. “I think ISLAMABAD: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) recommends that the policy decisions are required with the objective to broaden the tax base to enhance resources and plug tax leakages. All sectors of the economy must be brought within the tax-net. Irrespective of the source of earning, anyone who earns beyond a certain threshold of income should be mandatorily required to file tax returns. Moreover, an efficient model for growth requires equitable taxation and credible tax administration. Pakistan's tax-to-GDP ratio is the main impediment in the economic development, which has compelled the government to take short-term tax measures. At present, there is over dependence on the indirect taxes. It is, therefore, felt that withholding tax in indirect taxes both in federal and provincial level we are going to get a deal over a period of time,” he said in an interview with Fox Business Network. The ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper said Beijing’s quick counter-move after Washington announced new tariffs this week had caught the Americans off guard. “The confidence to know that [China] will win the trade war comes from the scale of [China’s] consumer market,” the paper said, noting that China’s market potential is incomparable to other economies. Many American consumer product and industrial companies see the Chinese market as a big should be withdrawn. The FBR should focus on increasing the tax base instead of further burdening the existing taxpayers. The corporate sector, which is the most documented segment of the economy, has been neglected due to extreme abrupt tax collection measures taken by the government in order to meet annual budget targets. Further, the organized sector is seriously affected by incidence of sales tax (and federal excise duty, where applicable) as against non documented economy or unorganized source for future growth given the continued rise in the number of people joining both the middle class and the wealthier levels of Chinese society. The United States’ proposed list of $50 billion in duties on Chinese goods is aimed at forcing Beijing to address what Washington sector. The service, wholesale/retail, transport and the agriculture business sectors are still not fully documented and most of them are out of the tax net. Even more than three million persons having commercial electricity connections are hardly into the tax net. There is a serious need for the policymakers to simplify the complex system of determining the tax liability. Immediate remedial measures include abolishing taxes like alternative corporate tax, tax on undistributed profits and super tax. says is deeply entrenched theft of US intellectual property and forced technology transfer from American companies. China hit back within hours with its own threatened tariffs on US imports including soybeans, planes, cars, whiskey and chemicals. Shortly after US IACP asks government for broadening of tax net LAHORE: SAARC Workshop on business environment held KARACHI: A workshop with contributors to the World Bank Doing Business Report has been held in Karachi on 5th April 2018. The work shop aimed at providing the updated information regarding the efforts of Government of Pakistan to create a business enabling environment in Pakistan. Secretary, Board of Investment, Samaira Nazir Siddique, welcomed the contributors and senior members from Federation of Pakistan Chambers Of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Overseas Investors Chamber Of Commerce And Industry (OICCI) and Pakistan Business Council importance of business reforms in Karachi. When deciding the ranking, Karachi has 65% weightage. Thus, making Karachi business (PBC) Chairperson, Sindh Board of Investment, Ms. Naheed Memon, highlighted the - friendly remains a top priority. Video on forming a company and getting NTN has been displayed to give a demo on how companies can be formed within a couple of hours by online mode instead of days taken for the same process. Presentations elaborated the method by which an ease of payment of taxes and duties has been introduced after the introduction of online payments system by FBR, saving the hassle and time to file for sales tax and import/export duty. FBR urged to withdraw Alternative Corporate Tax I S L A M A B A D : Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to rescind Alternative Corporate Tax (ACT) being applied on companies under section 113(c) of Income Tax Ordinance 2001 @ 17% of their accounting profit if their normal tax liability or minimum tax payable under section 113 of the Ordinance is lesser than the ACT amount. The proposal apprehended that the Commissioner Inland Revenue (CIR) has been authorized to re-compute the tax which would lead to tax disputes that would be raised due to difference of opinions between the assesses and the CIR in computation of tax liability and would run counter-productive to the government efforts to minimize direct contact between a taxpayer and a tax collector as it results in tax evasion and corruption. Chamber Pakistan chapter Vice President Iftikhar Ali Malik Thursday vehemently urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to play role in reviving the stalled SAARC Summit process for sustainable prosperity and durable peace in the region and avoid blocking bid if Pakistan hosts SAARC Summit 2018. Taking to media here today, Iftikhar Malik said Pakistan remains steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation and connectivity for promoting peace and accelerating the pace of economic development in the region. He said that Pakistan has always been following a policy of maintaining cordial relations with the member countries of the President Donald Trump’s administration issued its list, China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization urged all of the trade body’s members to join with China to counter US trade abuses. “China’s counter tariffs are a spectacular way of standing up to America’s bullying tactics, not only for itself, but for other countries threatened by the United States’ new trade policies,” the nationalist Global Times said in an editorial on Thursday. China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday it has initiated a WTO dispute resolution procedure over US tariffs on its imports of steel and aluminum. SAARC CCI seeks India’ support over stalled SAARC summit KARACHI: DIG South zone Karachi Zulfiqar Ali Larik has assured to curb street crimes in the vicinity of Korangi Industrial Area (KIA), While he was addressing a meeting at KorangiAssociation of Trade & Industry(KATI) . The DIG said that a comprehensive strategy would be draft to control law and order situation in the industrial area. Prior to this President KATI Tariq Malik welcomed the DIG East at KATI. On this occasion Senior Vice President KATI, Salman Aslam, Vice President JunaidNaqi, Chairman & CEO KITE DMC ZubairChhaya Head of SAARC forum. “We really hope that SAARC, which is regional organisation to move forward beyond the differences that India would be able to come to Pakistan for the summit because in the end we are neighbours,” he added. He said he is sanguine about the future of the SAARC as countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have already supported for SAARC summit in Islamabad. He further said Nepal is the current Chair of SAARC and is keen to pass on that responsibility to Pakistan. The 19th summit scheduled in 2016 in Islamabad could not take place due to India’s decision to boycott the event after the terror attack on an army camp in Uri. DIG East assured to curb street crimes in KIA KARACHI: Tariq Malik PresidentKATI is presenting KATI’s Shield to Zulfiqar Ali Larik, DIG South zone Karachi. On the occasion KATI’s Standing Committee on law & order Nadeem Khan, Senior Vice President KATI, Salman Aslam, Vice President JunaidNaqi,Chairman & CEO KITE DMC ZubairChhaya, Farhan-ur-Rehman, SSP KorangiZulfiqarMehar and Usama Abbas Khan Niazi, also seen in the picture. KATI’s Standing committee on law & order Nadeem Khan and others also expressed their views. Tariq Malik said that international sports events, PSL and T20 series, held peacefully in Karachi just because of tremendous efforts of Police and Law enforcement agencies. Tariq Malik said that these events have uplifted the image of Karachi and Pakistan internationally. Nadeem Khan briefed the DIG about law & order situation of KIA .He said that there is need to increase number of police personals in the area to make more effective patrolling and vigilance activities. PEC Chairman stressed need of long term planning ISLAMABAD: Group photo of Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engineer Jawed Salim Qureshi, President Pakistan HVACR Society Azeem Asghar, Nadeem A Rauf President ICCI AmirWaheed and President RCCI Zahid Latif Khan inaugurating the 25th HVACR International Expo & Conference 2018 at Jihnah Convention Center. ISLAMABAD: The Chairman Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Engr. Jawed Salim Qureshi has stated that it is essential for us to put our attention on manufacturing field along with trade. He also stressed upon the need of long term planning for the country along with getting profits from trade. While addressing the Pakistan HVACR International Expo & Conference silver Jubilee exhibition as a chief guest he stated that it is essential for us to put our attention on manufacturing field along with trade. “We get benefit from timely trade but what future gives to our next generation, we have to make this bold decision today” he added. He said that we have to realize know how much benefit we get from CPEC. “We have to draw new and impotent lines for our next generation” he reiterated. While addressing the ceremony the HVACR Society President Azeem Ashraf has praised the participation of international guests in the ceremony. Later the Chairman of Organizing Committee Ch. Nadeem Rauf has stated we have given this important task ten month earlier and today we done it successfully with the assistance of the seniors. The number of National and International Companies have setup as many as 150 stalls of goods like air-conditioning, refrigeration, heating, ventilation in Pakistan HVACR International Expo & Conference silver Jubilee exhibition. CORPORATE CORNER PSO, FAW Motors China working to modernize PSO fleet to support CPEC infrastructure KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil (PSO), with support from carriage contractors, continues to induct the latest vehicles into its fleet in order to modernize road transportation and ensure the safe movement of POL products across Pakistan. The latest fully compliant fleet, was handed over to PSO carriage contractors in an impressive ceremony organized by Al Haj FAW in Karachi where the MD & CEO PSO, Sheikh ImranulHaque, was the guest of honor. The event was attended by important dignitaries including Senator TajAfridi, representatives from the FAW Motors China, senior company officials from PSO, Al Haj FAW Pakistan and Hyundai Pakistan. A large number of carriage contractors were also present at the ceremony who appreciated the 36 months long interest-free deferred payment facility available to them from Al Haj FAW to purchase modern tank lorries for the PSO fleet system. The latest range of oil tankers is built in complete compliance with the Oil & Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and National Highways Authority (NHA) standards. The vehicles will add efficiency and agility to PSO’s road transportation system to further the company’s strategic ambition of ensuring safe and uninterrupted fuel supply nationwide. This is an important step of PSO, in collaboration with the Al Haj FAW Pakistan, in view of the massive CPEC development program where only fully compliant vehicles will be able to take part in the cross border trading. PSO’s logistics management system, comprising approximately 8,000 vehicles, is the country’s largest tank lorry (TLS) fleet that transports POL products across the country. Although the company also moves petroleum productsthrough rail and pipelines network, road remains the primary channel for fuel transportation. TDAP to establish Pakistan Pavilion in Shanghai fair KARACHI: Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) will participate at fair entitled Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2018 beginning on 27 – 30 August 2018 in China's Shanghai city. The show is the leading home textiles fair in Asia. It provides an effective trade platform of home textiles and accessories for the suppliers and buyers. Carpet Zone combines domestic and international carpet and floor covering companies together to attract mass visitors and exhibitors. TDAP will establish Pakistan Pavilion in the show. The fair will help understand the China market and how best to increase buyers to Pakistan. TDAP is providing subsidized stalls to increase the exports of Products including upholstery fabrics and other home related items including bedding, toweling, carpets & rugs, sun-protection systems, curtain accessories, digital printing, original service designs & artwork. Standard stands are available for Rs 279,000/ (Textile) and Rs 233,500 (Carpet). Direct stands without TDAP subsidy is approximately Rs 486,465 (Textile) and Rs 389,172 (Carpet). Last date to apply through TDAP is 19 April 2018. There were 1,096 exhibitors from 30 countries and 38,964 visitors from 99 countries and regions participated in Intertextile Shanghai Home – Autumn 2017. Philip Morris Int’l shifts entire capacity of its cigarette factory to smoke-free products Another step towards its vision to provide all men and women who smoke with better alternatives KARACHI: Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) announced that the factory of its Greek affiliate (Papastratos) in Aspropyrgos, has ceased cigarette production and is now exclusively producing HEETS, the tobacco units used with IQOS, the company’s most advanced smoke-free product. This first full conversion of a cigarette factory is a landmark step in our vision of a smoke-free future where people who smoke switch from the most harmful form of nicotine consumption – cigarettes – to scientifically substantiated smoke-free alternatives. The EUR 300 million investment included the construction of three new buildings and the replacement of cigarette production lines with high-tech facilities capable of producing 10,000 smoke-free tobacco units per minute. The conversion of the factory started in August 2017. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2018 and will create 400 new jobs. André Calantzopoulos, PMI’s Chief Executive Officer said: “This is a historic day for our company. Papastratos is the first of our factories to end cigarette production and fully shift to manufacturing our smoke-free alternatives.” He added: “We will continue to convert existing sites and invest in new facilities to answer global adult smoker demand for better alternatives to cigarettes. We made a commitment to provide all people who would otherwise continue smoking with potentially less harmful products. The momentum around this revolutionary change for the benefit of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers, public health and society at large is growing, and we will continue working towards a smoke-free future.” Along with our plant near Bologna, Italy, Papastratos is our company’s second facility fully dedicated to manufacturing smoke-free products. We have also announced plans to either fully or partially transform our cigarette factories in Korea, Romania and Russia. Since 2008, we have invested more than USD 4.5 billion in scientific research, product and commercial development, and production capacity related to IQOS and other smoke-free products. In 2017, over 70% of our global R&D expenditure and over 30% of our global commercial expenditure was allocated to smoke-free products. We estimate that at the end of January 2018, nearly 5 million adult consumers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to IQOS. Our ambition is that all those who would otherwise continue smoking abandon cigarettes and switch completely to scientifically substantiated smoke-free products as soon as possible. Appropriate regulatory policies and decisions can substantially accelerate the speed and magnitude of this historic change. TCS invests in enhanced international gateway in Lahore LAHORE: TCS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd, Pakistan’s most recognized courier, logistics and e-commerce provider, has inaugurated its international gateway facility in Lahore. Following the announcement of TCS’s strategy to develop its international reach by becoming UPS’s Authorized Service Contractor in Pakistan, and the opening of its international gateway in Karachi in 2017, the company continues to enhance its international express capabilities in Pakistan. The expanded Lahore facility is a new milestone in its ongoing development strategy and will help TCS streamline import and export shipments in Punjab. Together, TCS and UPS’s leadership teams inaugurated the new international gateway facility and further the two companies’ cooperation. Talking about UPS’s visit, Mr. Khalid Awan, Founder & Chairman, TCS Holdings Pvt Ltd, said, “This is a great opportunity for both our organizations to extend and expand our scope of operations. The fact that we are now inaugurating the second international gateway in Pakistan is a testament to the growing logistics needs of Pakistan.” Welcoming the delegation, Mr. M.A. Mannan, President & CEO of TCS Holdings Pvt Ltd said, “This partnership is a relationship between two industry leaders.” He continued, “After the success of the Karachi gateway, we are delighted to launch this Lahore facility with UPS, as it will help us focus on the needs of our customers in this region.”

Friday, April 6, 2018 Sportlight 7 Babar, Shadab leapfrog in T20I rankings Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter Talha Talib wins bronze for Pakistan KARACHI: A stellar performance in the threematch Twenty20 International series against the West Indies on home soil has catapulted Babar Azam to the top spot in the latest ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings for batsmen. Azam's 165 runs – 17, 97 not out and 51 – at a strike rate of 148.64 helped him jump two positions on the chart and replace Colin Munro as the top-ranked batsman in the shortest format of the game. This is the second time in his short career that the 23-year-old Pakistani batsman has topped the T20I batting list, having first reached the pinnacle in January this year. Awarded Player of the Series, Azam was instrumental in providing his side with consistent starts at the top of the order, which helped Pakistan complete a 3-0 sweep over the Windies and consolidate their position at the top of the team rankings in the absence of any other T20I fixtures. Shadab Khan also made significant gains in the rankings. His five wickets in the three matches with a miserly economy of 5.72 saw him jump 10 places to No.2 among the bowlers. The 19-year-old legspinner, who debuted only in March 2017, has made quite a splash on the international circuit, and now sits just behind Rashid Khan on the table. An interesting thing to "All denied debuts are regretful but Veerasammy Permaul's T-20 is more painful" Sports Reporter KARACHI: Windies' doned and he never played any T-20 match thereafter. 28-year-old slow left-arm Speaking exclusively, orthodox bowler he said, "I think that all Veerasammy Permaul had denied debuts are regretful, a regretful T-20 debut. whatever the reason After delivering just three balls he twisted his ankle and had to be taken off the field and had to miss the maybe. For Veerasammy Permaul it might be a bit more regretful than mine though, as it has not only remaining two T-20s hurt him inside, but also against Pakistan. There have been few other cricketers whose T-20 debuts have been equally physically, rupturing his ankle". "At the time of the T20I, I was obviously very disappointed regretful but the most and gutted that the notable is Netherland's bad weather had denied my Jelte Schoonheim's because he was named in the original squad at the toss but the match (against Ireland at Belfast in 2008) was aban- debut in that format. Of course, at that time, I did not know yet that there would be no other chance to make my debut". "The reason that I did not play in an official international game for my country again, is not one that I can define very clearly. I did play other types of matches. I do know that at some point, I had to make a choice between going a 100% for the goal of finishing my bachelors degree, or going a 100% for cricket and the Dutch team. At that time, I made the choice to spend more time on finishing my studies. Maybe if I had gone full-time for cricket and the Dutch team, I could have achieved more, who knows", the 36-year-old batsman added. KARACHI: The Group photograph of Ball pickers with Syed Muneer Ali Qadri, Chairman Ball picker committee of Pakistan Vs West Indies T20 Series recently played at National Stadium Karachi. Syed Muneer Ali Qadri is also the sports and media coordinator of Karachi Public School. Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record GOLD COAST: Australia smashed the women's 4x100 metres freestyle world record with a time of three minutes 30.05 seconds at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday. The team of Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell lowered the previous world record of 3:30.65 set by Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Cate Campbell brought home the world record with a flying final leg of 51.00secs after sister Bronte was under world record pace with her second leg of 52.03secs. Australia beat out Canada and England for their second swimming gold of the opening night after Olympic champion Mack Horton won the 400m freestyle final earlier in the programme. "Veerasammy Permaul is 28 years old now, and I do not see why he should not have the chance to make his debut after he has recovered from his injury. Once he has recovered, he must surely get a chance to finally "get off the mark". "For me, this will be more difficult to achieve at my age (36), but it is not fully impossible yet. Who knows ,I do still play at the highest level with and against Dutch team players in the Netherlands, so I will be able to compete with them, and see how far off I am. Lets see what the coming cricket season brings', he signed off. Rabada to miss IPL season JOHANNESBURG: Kagiso Rabada, the world´s number one Test bowler, will miss the Indian Premier League season due to a back injury, Cricket South Africa said Thursday. He had been contracted to the Delhi Daredevils for the annual Twenty20 league, which begins this weekend. The national cricket body said Rabada had been ruled out of action for three months with what it described as a "lower back stress reaction". Scans after the match revealed the injury. PARIS: Rafael Nadal faces a potentially seasondefining Davis Cup weekend as the 16-time Grand Slam champion returns for his first appearance since hobbling out of the Australian Open in January with a crippling hip injury. The 31-year-old Nadal leads Spain into a home quarter-final against Germany at Valencia's iconic Plaza de Toros bullring, boasting a remarkable record in the tournament. He is on a 22-match winning streak in singles with his only loss coming note is that the top five bowlers in the T20I rankings table are all wrist-spinners, highlighting their importance in the game's shortest format. In fact, out of the top 15, as many as 11 are spinners. Mohammad Amir also had a stunning T20I series where he picked up five wickets in the two games he played. What impressed most was his economy of 4.16 and strike rate of 7.2, which made him a vital cog in the home side’s wheel. His performances helped him climb 15 spots to No.12 among bowlers. Away from the top few, Fakhar Zaman, Azam's opening partner in the Windies series, rose 15 places to move to No.50 among batsmen following some blazing starts. He scored 39, 6 and 40 in the three games at a strike rate of 180.85. The 3-0 defeat also led to the Windies, the defending ICC World T20 champions, lose four points and slip down to No.7 on the team rankings table. Pak manages 1-1 draw against Wales GOLD COAST: Pakistan hockey team hardly managed a 1-1 draw against little known Wales in the hockey event of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday in Australia as Pakistan hockey continued its downward journey at international level. In another dooms day story, the former world champions, now a pale shadow of their glittering past, were given a big shock when Wales notched up the lead in the third quarter of the play before a goalless half time, said the information made available here. Pakistan is struggling at international level which is evident from their drawn games against country like Oman and defeats at the hand of Japan. Wales receivied a goal from Rupert Shipperly to give a big scare to the greens shirts. LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board,Najam Sethi exercising powers conferred upon him under the PCB anti corruption code of participants has referred the case of Nasir Jamshaid for his alleged involvement in spot fixing case that rocked the second edition of Pakistan Super GOLD COAST: Weightlifter Talha Talib clinched the first medal for Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games 2018, which got under way in Gold Coast, Australia beating from today. Talha Talib won the bronze medal in the 62kg category, lifting a total of 283kg. He also established a new record at the Commonwealth Games by lifting 132kg in snatch. Dr M. Arif Hafeez Sports Reporter KARACHI: Despite warm weather the Day 2 of SICAS Inter School & College Tennis tournament 2018 continued actively at PLTA Tennis Courts Lahore. In Under 18 Boys the following matches took place and the winners qualified for Quarter-final: Harris Wahala beat Inam Arif by 6-3. Hashim Ali beat Jabir Ali by 6-4. Bilal Asim beat Mohammad Zubair by 6-0. Muhammad Huzaifa beat Abdullah Hamid by 6-2. Abdul Hanan Khan beat Saad by 6-2. Zain Chaudhry beat Abdul Rafay by 6-1. In Under 18 Girls the following matches took place and the winners qualified for Quarter-final: Mahnoor beat Alma Nasim of SICAS by 6-2. Zahra Suleman beat Ayesha Asim by 6-1. Malika Malik beat Ayesha by 6-3. In Under 14 Boys the following matches took place in the First Round and the winner qualified for the Next Round: Earlier today, Pakistani squash players and boxers won their opening matches as well. Boxer Gul Zaib won his first fight in the 69kg boxing competition, Guernsey’s William Le Poullain. Zaib will next take on Northern Ireland’s Aidan Walsh on Saturday, April 7. In squash, Pakistan’s No. 1 player Farhan Zaman won his match against Joe Chapman of British Virgin Islands. He will face James Willstrop of England later today. Squash player Tayyab Aslam also beat his opponent Neville Sorrentino of the British Virgin Islands. He will next face Scottish No. 1 player Alan Clyne. Pakistan hockey team drew their match against Wales 1-1. Pakistan will take on India in a muchawaited hockey contest on Saturday, April 7. Day 2 of SICAS Inter School & Inter College Tennis Tournament League last year in UAE. "The Pakistan Cricket Board had issued a Notice of Charge to Cricketer, Nasir Jamshaid, wherein he had been charged with multiple violations of Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 of the PCB's Anti- Corruption Code for Participants ("the Code"). Nasir Jamshaid on debut for five-time champions Spain back in 2004. However, it's recent history which now concerns Nadal. He may be back at world number one, but responded and rejected the charges leveled against him", said a spokesman of the PCB here on Thursday. Chairman PCB, exercising powers conferred upon him under the PCB Anti- Corruption Code for Participants, has referred the matter for adjudication to an Anti-Corruption Tribunal comprising: Mr Nadal is far from fully recovered from the hip problem which forced him to sit out the Indian Wells Abdul Hanan Khan beat Ahmed Tahir by 6-0. Mohammad Harris beat Hussnain ali by 6-1. Bilal Asim beat Bilal Waheed by 6-0. Ehtesham Arif beat Zain Chaudhry by 6-4. Saheel Tahir beat Waleed Javed by 6-2. Haider Ali Rizwan beat Asnan Haseeb by 6-3. Hassan Ali beat Abdul Rafey by 6-0. In Under 12 Pre Quarterfinals were held and the winners qualified for the Quarter-finals: Bilal Asim beat Aqsa Akram by 6-0. Abubaker Khalil beat Mustafa Fahad by 6-3. Asad beat Waleed Javied by 7-6. Hamza Ali Rizwan beat Shahzeb by 6-3. Ehtesham Arif beat Ameer Hamza by 6-3. Hussnain Ali Rizwan beat Ammar Faisal by 6-1. Shahel Tahir beat Yafat Nadeem by 6-3. PCB Chairman refers Nasir Jamshaid case to Anti Corruption Tribunal Justice (Retd) Fazal-e- Miran Chauhan Chairman, Shahzaib Masood, ASC Member, Aqib Javed, Former Cricketer Member, he added. He said PCB remains resilient in its fight against corruption in cricket and shall take all measures necessary to uproot this menace. Nadal back to lead Spain against Germany in Davis Cup quarter final and Miami Masters. "It's been a tough few months," admitted Nadal, ahead of a Davis Cup tie which will see him go toeto-toe with Germany's Alexander Zverev, the world number four widely seen as heir apparent to the great Spaniard. "But I am excited to be back — hopefully, it will be a positive week for me." Coach and long-time friend Carlos Moya urged fans to be patient as Nadal plots his European spring campaign which, if all goes to script, will see him clinch an 11th French Open in June.

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