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Federal Minister Riaz Pirzada quits on de-seating DG2017/04/29
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Riaz Pirzada on Friday tendered his resignation after he alleged interference in his ministry.
Riaz Pirzada held farewell meetings with Pakistan Sports Board. He voiced his resentment saying, "People involved in corruption worth billions of rupees de-seated DG Sports."
These people who are involved in corruption worth billions of rupees should be ashamed of themselves, Pirzada said. 
Pirzada complained, "On issue of Waseem Boxer, we were considered as thieves."
Pirzada also hurled allegations of corruption on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's principal secretary and stated that his authority was curtailed. "PM's principal secretary is interfering in my work and is doing rampant corruption. I am not being allowed to perform official duties as my authority has been cut short", pronounced disgruntled Pirzada.
Pirzada further disclosed that he wanted to meet PM in order to voice his concerns but was not allowed to do so. Pirzada stated that some people were eyeing sports board for their wicked purposes. "At the moment, I do not want to mouth anything against Prime Minister," he said.
Earlier on Thusrday, Pirzada had threatened to resign if he would have not been allowed to meet the PM. - NNI

Big-Three to dissolve in June, says Shaharyar2017/04/29
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday announced that Big-Three would dissolve officially in June this year.
Talking to media in Lahore, he said that he did a lot of effort to break the monopoly of Big Three after becoming Chairman PCB.
The PCB Chairman said that, "Pakistan has been affected most from Big-Three formula because India refused to play the decided six series against Pakistan ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan should work together: FO2017/04/29
ISLAMABAD: Spokesman for Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria Friday hoped that Pakistan and Afghanistan should work together for wiping out menace of terrorism from the region.
Pakistan and Afghanistan were facing common challenges particularly terrorism and both the countries will address the problems, he talking to PTV said ...

107526 pilgrims to perform Hajj under the govt scheme: Yousaf2017/04/29
ISLAMABAD: Computerized balloting to select successful applicants under Government Hajj scheme 2017 was held in Islamabad on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Religious affairs Sardar Yousaf said that 386096 applications have been received out of which 107526 will offer the Hajj under government hajj scheme ...

Shahid Afridi turns down PCB's farewell offer2017/04/29
KARACHI: Former captain and all-rounder Shahid Afridi has turned down Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) offer for a proper farewell match to be played in September this year.
In a chain of tweets posted on social networkig website Twitter, Shahid Afridi thanked Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi for offering him a farewell match against International Cricket Council (ICC) World XI but snubbed it due to personal engagements ...

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