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Pakistan embroiled in cricket match-fixing

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Pakistan embroiled in cricket match-fixing

Posted on 29 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 8,598

LONDON: Pakistan’s embattled cricket team were embroiled in allegations of match-fixing on Sunday after British police arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.

The controversy erupted after the News of the World alleged some members of the Pakistan team were involved in a betting scam in the ongoing fourth and final Test against England at Lord’s.

Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper claimed several blatant no-balls had been delivered by Pakistan bowlers.

The weekly tabloid said it gave 150,000 pounds (230,000 dollars, 185,000 euros) to a middle man who correctly told them in advance precisely when those deliveries would be bowled.

“Following information received from the News of the World we have arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police said.

Despite the latest controversy swirling around the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) insisted the fourth Test would continue as scheduled on Sunday, adding that no “players nor team officials have been arrested in relation to this incident”.

Pakistan tour manager Yawar Saeed added: “I can confirm we are aware of the allegations. Scotland Yard (Metropolitan) police are with us now at our hotel and we are helping them with their enquiries.

“This is as much as I can say at the moment.”

The News of the World published images and dialogue from the encounter and a picture of what it said was one of the promised no-balls delivered on Friday.

It also ran a photograph of Pakistan captain Salman Butt standing with the man they claimed was the middleman, and one of their reporters.

The News of the World claimed their reporters had posed as front men for an Asian gambling cartel, paying 10,000 pounds to the alleged fixer as an upfront deposit.

They met again on Wednesday in a west London hotel room to hand over the rest of the money as their “entry ticket” into what they claimed was a “huge betting syndicate”.

They claimed the middle man then correctly predicted when the no-balls would be bowled.

The newspaper showed the alleged fixer with piles of cash on a table.

Meanwhile, the ICC said the match would continue as planned on Sunday at Lord’s, the spiritual home of the game.

“The International Cricket Council, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have been informed by the Metropolitan Police that a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers,” said an ICC statement.

“The Metropolitan Police have informed the ICC, ECB and PCB that their investigations continue and ICC, ECB and PCB, with the involvement of the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit, are fully assisting those enquiries.

“No players nor team officials have been arrested in relation to this incident and the fourth Test match will continue as scheduled on Sunday.

“As this is now subject to a police investigation neither ICC, ECB, PCB nor the ground authority, MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club), will make any further comment,” it added.

Pakistan, who have been dogged by ‘fixing’ allegations since the 1990s, collapsed spectacularly yet again Saturday to leave England closing in on an innings victory.

At stumps, Pakistan, following on, were 41 for four in their second innings, having been dismissed for just 74 first time around.

That left them still 331 runs adrift of England’s first innings 446 as the home team eyed a victory that would give them a 3-1 win in their final series before they begin the defence of the Ashes in Australia in November.

There was also a controversial finish to Pakistan’s 2006 Test series in England.

They forfeited the final match at The Oval in south London, having refused to take the field after tea on the fourth day because they’d been penalised for ball-tampering.

Pakistan have been unable to play matches at home since an armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in March last year effectively turned the country into a ‘no-go area’ for international cricket.

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PTCL Launched 9.3 Mbps EVO Nitro Device

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PTCL Launched 9.3 Mbps EVO Nitro Device

Posted on 16 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 32,634

PTCL has launched the most awaited product EVO 3G Nitro in Pakistan. EVO 3G Nitro uses EVDO Rev. B Technology and gives upto 9.3 mbps.

Price:
USB Charges: Rs.3, 999 – One time charge
Nitro Unlimited: Rs.2, 999 monthly

More information about EVO 3G Nitro

This is Pakistan’s fastest wireless broadband internet which gives speed upto 9.3 mbps & uplink upto 5.4 mbps. Average data speed varies b/w 1 mbps to 3mbps. Existing Evo customers can upgrade their devices.

Instant connectivity, just plug and play. High speed USB compatible with any laptop, desktop, netbook.

Unlimited downloads and fast HQ video streaming and uploads.

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• Average data rates vary between 1.25 Mbps- 3.75 Mbps
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•Device Upgrades available for existing Evo customers.

*Speed is on Best effort basis up to 9.3Mbps on downlink & 5.4Mbps on Uplink. Speed depends on factors such as modem capability, location, distance from communication tower and number of simultaneous users.

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Ramazan Iftari and Sehri Deals in Karachi 2010

Ramazan Iftari and Sehri Deals in Karachi 2010

Posted on 15 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 26,081

All Restaurant’s Iftari and Sehri deals are arranged in alphabetical order according to Restaurant’s name

Post updated on 13-08-2010: Iftari deals of KFC, KBC, McDonald’s, Avari Towers, Indulge, Roasters, Mela, Kahva, Student Biryani, Cafe Aylanto, OPTP (One Potato Two Potato), Pizza Inn, Shan-e-Mughlia, Hotel Mehran, Lavish Dine Restaurant, Marcopoloinn has been entered.

Eat n’ Travel lists all the deals in one post for our readers & fans to decide where to Iftar & eat Sehri from. This is an incredible achievement that has never been done in any other blog/website for sure. Here comes all information about Iftar Deals and Sehri Deals for Ramadan 2010 in one go. 

Aqua Lounge:

Iftar: Iftar + Appetizer + Buffet + Desserts + 1 Soft drink = Rs. 1200/- (Discount on the spot depending on your luck)

Call: 021-35376700, 35376701

Arizona Grill:

Iftar: Arizona Grill & Express: Buy 1 main course + 50% off on 2nd main course.

Call: 021-35810630, 021-35810631

Avari Towers:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner = Rs. 1520/- almost 35 dishes beverages included,

Under 5 are charged 50%

Call: 35660100

BBQ-Tonight:

Iftar: Iftar + Buffet = Rs. 850/-

Call: 111-227-111, 021-35371673, 35832841

Cafe Aylanto:

Iftar: Iftar Platter Fruit chat, drum sticks, mini sandwich, pakora, cheese, samosas, main course, dessert tea/coffee, mineral water, abe zam zam, sharbat/lemonade Rs. 1175 + tax

Timings: 7-8:30

Under 5 years Free

Call: 3-587-5724

Cafe Zouk:

Iftar: Iftar Rs. 329 + tax = Rs. 385/- (Chicken Sticks, Sandwiches, Chana Chaat, Dahi Barey). Dinner: Main Course is buy 1 get 1 Free (Dinner discount is only applicable with purchase of Iftar buffet, otherwise normal rates follow in Dinner)

Call: 021-35856491-92, 0300-8256293

Copper Kettle:

Iftar: Iftar + dinner buffet with unlimited soft drinks, tea, coffee, lemonade, cake Alaska, and unlimited sweet dishes only for Rs. 849 + tax = Rs. 999/-

Call: 021-35878887

Domino’s:

Iftar: Any Pizza + 50% off on 2nd pizza.

(You get a coupon of 20% which will be reimbursed on your next order.)

Call: 111-366-466

Evolution Restaurant:

Iftar: Iftar, Buffet, Unlimited Soft Drinks & Water for per Adult Rs. 745 + tax and Children Rs. 373 + tax.

Call: 021-35860941, 35824651, and 35824653

Hotel Mehran:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner 60 dishes for Rs. 780/-. Timings: 7 to 10pm

Under 5 years free, whereas 5 to 10 are charged 50%

Sehri: Rs. 325 + tax. Timings: 3 to 4:30

Call: 111-909-909

Indulge:

Iftar: all you can eat chicken tikka/chicken fajita pizza deal , pitcher re-fill. Rs. 400 + tax

Another deal Platter: Sandwiches, burgers, pepsi, chocolate decadence cake slice. Rs. 300 + tax

Late night: garlic bread, sheesha, French fries dip, cocktail, hotwings, nachos, vegepotpie Rs. 350 + tax

Call: 021-35877953, 35877956

Kahva:  

Iftar: Buy 1 get 1 50% off.

Call: 3455-3582

Kaybees:

Iftar: 4 deals where each is for Rs. 170 only:

  • Zinger Burger, hot wing, French Fries + drink
  • Clubsandwich, 2 hotwings, French Fries+ drink
  • ¼ Broast, 2 hotwings, French Fries + drink
  • Tikka, clubsandwich, paratha + drink

Call: 021-35350403, 35350404, 35343120

KBC:

Iftar: Iftar Box: Rs.100 khajoor, samosey, pakorey, Chicken Club, Sandwich French Fries, & Drink

Call: 111328522

KFC:

Iftar:

Dine-in: All you can eat Rs. 650/- (zinger burger, Arabian rice, chicken piece, regular fries, regular drink) only available for 1 hour from iftar.

Delivery:

1st deal: 1 Zinger Burger & Drink Rs. 225/-

2nd deal: 9 piece of chicken & 1.5 ltr = Rs 875

Call: 111-532-532

Lal Qila:

(90 dishes Dinner & 20 Iftar dishes)

Iftar:

  • Ramzan 1st week deal: Iftar + Dinner = Rs. 690/-
  • 2nd week onwards Iftar + dinner Rs. 810/-

Timings: Maghrib to Isha. After Tarawee (Isha) only Dinner will be served for Rs. 690/-

Call: 021-34388363, 34388364

Lasagnia Restaurant:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner for only Rs. 590/- with an offer of 10% discount until 10th Ramzan.

Call: 021-34991156, 34991157

Lavish Dine Restaurant:

Iftar: Fruitchat, chana chat, samose, pakore, roll, khajoor, assorted juice, 11 main dishes in dinner, salad. Rs.555/- per head, whereas under 5 years old are free.

Call: 34601406, 34570423

Marcopoloinn:  

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner for Rs. 575/-

Call: 021-32068540

McDonald’s:  

Iftar:. Spicy Mccrispy chicken deluxe burger, 4 wings, regular drink, regular fries, Rs. 360.

Timings: 6-9pm

Sehri: All burgers normal deals apply. No deal. Delivery Time: uptil 2am. Branch remains closed at sehri.

Call: 111-244-622

Mela:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner for Rs. 525

Call: 34992620, 34811146, 34226222, 0300-2139842, 0323-2624266

Nando’s:

Iftar:

  • Deal 1: strips & rice + drink = Rs. 299 + tax
  • Deal 2: Chicken Steak, 1 side line + drink = Rs. 399 + tax
  • Deal 3: Half Chicken, 1 side line + 1 drink = Rs. 499 + tax

Call: 111-626-367, 021-34390451-54

OPTP (One Potato Two Potato):

Iftar:  Pakora Chicken Wings 12 for Rs. 299/- and 24 Wings for Rs. 499/-

Call: 0322-3251179

Pizza Hut:

Sehri: All mid-night deals available.

  • 1 large pizza 1.5 ltr drink 755/-
  • 1 large panormous Rs. 690 with 1.5 ltr drink.
  • 1 medium pizza 2 small drinks Rs. 463/-
  • 1 small pizza + 1 small drink = Rs. 217/-

Iftari: Dine-in: All you can eat & drink (along with salad) for Rs. 599 + tax = Rs.700/- only. (Flavors: chicken tikka, chicken fajita, hot & spicy, beef supreme)

Call now: 111-241-241

Pizza Inn:

Iftar: 2 large pizzas for Rs. 700.

2 medium pizzas for Rs. 500.

3 large Rs. 1020.

3 medium Rs. 750. N

No TAX to be paid.

Call: 0213-5374501

Qaiser’s Restaurant:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner + Dessert (more than 10 dishes) for Rs. 550/- per head from 7th Ramzan onwards.

Call: 021-32628954, 0300-8240055

Roasters:

Iftar: Rs. 995 + tax. Iftar + Dinner 29 absolute dishes. 1 glass of lemonade, others charged.

Timings: 7:10-8:30

Reservation to be made with full payment. Be in the restaurant 1 hour before.

1 child complementary

Call: 3-530-2204, 3-530-2205

Room Service:

Iftar: Onion Rings, Cheese Cigars, Chili Poppers, Drink, Any Sandwich, Pasta, (Chicken, Vegetarian, Beef, Sea Food) of your choice for Rs. 399/-

Timings for delivery: 4pm – 2am.

Call: 021-3586-3655, 35863677

Shan-e-Mughlia:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner (25 items + 92 items) for Rs 790/- with Mineral Water free

Under 5 years free. 5 to 10 years Rs. 540/-

Call: 0321-6844542 (0321-MUGHLIA)

Student Biryani:

Iftar: iftar box: regular biryani, 1 samosa, 1 jalebi, 2 pakore, fruits, khajoor Rs. 125

Dine in: Rs. 399/- all you can eat (chicken biryani, chicken karahi, shami kabab, crispy broast, salad, raita, kheer, nan)

Sehri: mid-night deal 2 single biryani Rs. 160/- Timings: 12-3

Call: 111 111 778

Subway:

Iftar: Buy 1 get 1 Free

Call: 021-34390357

Village:

Iftar: Iftar + Dinner = Rs. 850/- (whole week)

Sehri: Buffet = Rs. 490 (Saturday & Sunday only)

Call: 021-35843121

Eat n’ Travel Pakistan wishes its readers & fans a very HAPPY & BLESSED RAMADAN!

 

PS: we will keep on updating this post as restaurants setup deals. Keep on visiting this post for more updates.

 

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Pakistan Independence Day Songs

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Pakistan Independence Day Songs

Posted on 08 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 35,025

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Why Cameron should count his fingers after shaking hands with Pakistan’s Mr Ten Per Cent

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Why Cameron should count his fingers after shaking hands with Pakistan’s Mr Ten Per Cent

Posted on 05 August 2010 by PakBee - Total hits: 16,707

Fairly or not, Pakistan is synonymous with angry men who bomb people or take to the streets in protest.
An effigy labelled ‘Cameroon’ was burned in response to the Prime Minister’s comments about the country ‘looking both ways’ when it comes to fighting the Taliban.
Nonetheless, Pakistanis have a good sense of humour. There are many jokes about President Asif Ali Zardari, who this weekend plans to tackle Cameron about his comments when the pair meet at Chequers.

Handshake: David Cameron with Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari last year

Here’s a typical example: Pakistani robber: ‘Give me all your money!’
Zardari: ‘Don’t you know who I am? I’m the president.’
Robber: ‘OK. Give me all my money.’
Such a quip illustrates perfectly how the Pakistani leader is viewed by his people: corrupt, venal and materialistic.

However, the joke runs thin when you realise censorship laws ban anyone from emailing or texting jokes about the President (with the threat of 14 months in jail) and, as part of a crackdown on opposition groups, 500 websites including YouTube, Facebook and Google have been outlawed.
Zardari has been nicknamed Mr Ten Per Cent (and more recently, Mr Hundred and Ten Per Cent) for his rumoured habit of skimming off millions in kickbacks.
Indeed, before winning power he spent more than a decade in jail following corruption charges.
A typical story about Zardari relates how a businessman who owed him money was allegedly seized by thugs, who strapped his leg to a remote-controlled bomb and forced him to go to a bank to withdraw the cash.
Zardari’s powerbase derives from the political reputation of his wife Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated in December 2007.
She had carried the torch for her father Zulfikar, the one-time prime minister who was hanged in 1979 for authorising the murder of a political opponent.
Benazir was a charismatic figure who championed Pakistan’s poor, becoming prime minister in 1988 and 1993.
In much of the Third World, political power is about dynastic entitlement, and the Bhutto-Zardari alliance was no exception.

Jet set: Mr Ten Per Cent arrives at Heathrow accompanied by his son Bilawal, seen scratching his head, and daughter Aseefa, who's holding his hand

Indeed, the Pakistan Peoples Party, which Zardari took over after his wife’s death, is referred to as the Permanent Plunder Party. Not only dogged by a reputation
for corruption, the president faces accusations of gross insensitivity for failing to return home to help tackle Pakistan’sworst floods in its history, which have so far killed up to 1,200 people and forced two million to flee their homes.
Critics understandably say he should be ‘trying to support his people, not swanning around in the UK and France’.
But the truth is that Zardari seems more concerned with self-aggrandising meetings with Cameron and the French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and advancing his family’s political future rather than tackling homegrowntragedies.
Indeed, it seems that a priority on his trip to Britain is to attend a rally in Birmingham to further his 22-year-old son Bilawal’s fledgling political career.
This mummy’s boy Oxford graduate, often seen in jeans and nautical themed T-shirts, is being groomed as his parents’ successor.
With opportunistic filial piety, Bilawal bears the Bhutto as well as the Zardari name.
At least there is proof Bilawal did graduate from Oxford — unlike his father, who claims to have studied at the non-existent London School of Economics and Business (a claim made just after a college degree became mandatory for Pakistani MPs.)
Another mystery is how the ruler of a country with desperate poverty and rampant illiteracy seems to be worth a rumoured £1.2 billion, despite having spent 1997 to 2004 in jail while corruptionand murder charges against him were investigated — and then dropped.
And there were the unsavoury episodes when one of his wife’s brothers was poisoned and another murdered after prolongedrows with Benazir and Zardari about hidden assets.
Originally from a minor landowningfamily, Zardari’s boat came in through an arranged marriage in 1987 with the Bhutto political clan, who have huge landholdings in Pakistan.
Though they occupied a £30 million official residence in Islamabad, with 110 acres, money was immediately diverted from funding urban parks to acquire a further 11½ acres of protected woodlands for a private polo park and parking for Zardari’s friends.
At this point, it’s worth pointing out that most Pakistanis live on just £1.25 a day.

Flood horror: Soldiers assist a boy out of a boat after he was rescued from heavy floods in a village of Deira Din Panah, in Pakistan's Punjab province

Though Zardari had no official position other than as consort to his imperiously liberal wife, he was always at hand whenever government defence contracts, broadcast licences, projects to build power stations and sugar mills, or export licences for textiles were up for grabs.
Among the reported scams is one in which a Swiss company paid 9 per cent commission into offshore accounts linked to Zardari in return for inspecting the Customs duty of all imports to Pakistan.
In a country where just one in 100 people pays income tax because of poverty, duty receipts are critical to maintaining the government’s income. This move is alleged to have netted Zardari nearly £7.5 million.
Another arrangement allegedly involved giving a Dubai merchant a monopoly of the gold imported from the Gulf into Pakistan.
According to a New York Times investigation shortly before the monopoly came into effect, £6 million was allegedly sent from the gold dealer’s company in two tranches to Citibank deposit accounts linked to Zardari.
Money is said to have been recycled via front companies in the tax-friendly British Virgin Islands into numerous overseas properties and many more in Pakistan, as well as a string of Pakistani sugar mills.
Land deals seemed to involve controversial valuations. For example, one plot worth two billion rupees was acquired for a bargain 62 million rupees.
The Bhutto-Zardari property portfolio includes a country club and polo ranch in Florida; a country estate called The House of the White Queen in France (where he stayed this week); and luxury apartments in London’s chic Pont Street in Belgravia.
Part of the portfolio is a 355-acre estate in Surrey called R Rockwood, which is up for sale for £7.5 million, though when he bought it, Zardari’s declared wealth was just £300,000.
Lavish home improvements have been made to the property. Tiny LED lights over the four- poster bed in the master suite mimic the stars in the night sky.
Bizarrely, Zardari has recreated the interior of the local Dog and Pheasant pub in the house after he tried to buy it, but the publican refused to sell. The house’s 30ft Lalique glass dining table alone cost £120,000, not to speak of the tiger-skin rugs and crystal chandeliers.
Such opulence is grotesque, particularly in light of the questionable circumstances surrounding the way the president obtained his wealth.
Now this controversial figure has arrived in Britain, apparently to lecture Cameron about how serious his government is about combating the nests of terrorists who lurk all over Pakistan.

Karachi in turmoil: Pakistani men queuing to buy fuel after the second night of violence in the capitali yesterday

By refusing to cancel the trip and return home to his flood-ravaged nation, he’s clearly made the decision that his presence in Europe will guarantee that the West will continue to pour huge amounts of aid into his venal swamp.
And, no doubt, much of this financial support will be diverted to the country’s powerful army — which is rumoured to be even more corrupt than Zardari.
All British governments have had to deal with unsavoury characters.
Apparently, this is the price we must pay for preventing any other Pakistani-related bombers, like those who stalked our transport system on 7/7, from hitting Britain.
Indeed, Pakistan is fast becoming the breeding ground for much terrorism and when we do eventually pull out of Afghanistan, ensuring Pakistan’s support will be vital to the stability of the region.
Not that he needs me to tell him, but when Mr Cameron entertains this dreadful fraud at Chequers, he should sup with a very long spoon.

MICHAEL BURLEIGH is author of Blood And Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism

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