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DHAKA: Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 141 runs in the third one-day international to win the three-match series 2-1 in Dhaka on Saturday.
Opener Tamim Iqbal set up the victory with a run-a-ball 118 guiding Bangladesh to 279-8 before three wickets from left-arm spinner Mosharraf Hossain helped the home side dismiss Afghanistan for 138 runs in 33.5 overs.
Rahmat Shah was the highest scorer for Afghanistan with 36 runs.
Needing a win for their sixth consecutive series victory at home soil, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza elected to bat first and was looking for exactly this kind of platform from his top-order batsmen.
Bangladesh looked on course to well excess of 300 runs when the duo batted but dramatically lost their way, something that has typified their batting throughout the series.
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan stopped the run flow, along with Nabi, with two crucial wickets and finished with 2-39.
Medium pacer Mirwais Ashraf also played his part with two wickets for 43 runs.
Mahmudullah staged a late recovery for Bangladesh with an unbeaten 32 from 22 balls.
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Saturday a US Congress vote to override Barack Obama´s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, saying he expected the move to be reversed as soon as possible.
Relations between Ankara and Riyadh have tightened considerably in the past months as they pursue joint interests in Syria. Erdogan had just the day earlier hosted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef for talks at his palace.
"The allowing by the US Congress of lawsuits to be opened against Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 attacks is unfortunate," Erdogan said in a speech for the opening of parliament.
"It´s against the principle of individual criminal responsibility for crimes. We expect this false step to be reversed as soon as possible," he added.
Families of 9/11 victims have campaigned for the law, convinced the Saudi government had a hand in the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens, but no link to the government has been proven. The Saudi government denies any ties to the plotters.
Obama called the vote a "dangerous precedent" while Saudi Arabia warned it risked having "disastrous consequences".
The visit by the Saudi crown prince to Ankara was the latest sign of the burgeoning relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two mainly Sunni Muslim powers who both support rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Erdogan told Nayef Friday that the expanding ties "offer opportunities for regional and global stability", the Anadolu news agency said. Nayef said Riyadh was pleased that the two countries "have the same thinking on all issues".
Erdogan also bestowed on Nayef Turkey´s second highest state decoration for foreign nationals, the Order of the Republic.
The Turkish president earlier this year also backed Saudi Arabia in a diplomatic crisis with Iran over Riyadh´s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in January.
KARACHI: Sindh Cabinet has decided to lift ban on all kind of recruitments. This step would help improve the performance of the government departments where positions are vacant and reduce poverty in the province through employment opportunities.
This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister while presiding over fourth cabinet meeting since he has taken over as a chief minister two month ago. The meeting strongly condemned India aggression and paid tribute to the soldiers killed by Indian Army on the border. The cabinet on behalf of people of Sindh assured Pakistan Army their full support.
The cabinet demanded the prime minister to convene All Parties Conference on issue of tension on the borders so that national unity and strategy could be developed on this important national issue.
The chief minister said that the unemployed youth were looking towards the government to lift the ban. "It is an appropriate time to lift ban on recruitment - because the government is trying to improve the efficiency of all the government department," he said and added this would be possible when all the vacant positions would be filled on merit.
The chief minister ordered all the departments to start holding departmental Promotional Committee (DPCs) meetings so that promotion posts could be filled and rest be advertised in the national press.
It may be noted that there are around 90,000 positions vacant in the province, almost half of them are promotion posts; therefore, about 50,000 vacancies would be filled through selection committees and Sindh Public Service Commission, according to their pay and scale. The chief minister clarified to all the cabinet members that there would not be any compromise on merit. "I need efficient people to make the departments efficient," he said.
The meeting also discussed the ToRs and SOP of Special Security Division - South (Sindh & Balochaitn) being created by the federal government to provide security to the CPEC projects. In the SSD there would be nine infantry battalions comprising a force of 9000 soldiers and six wings of 4502 civil and military force.
The cabinet discussed shisha smoking /cafe, gutka and manpuri at length and decided to impose ban on them. Secretary Health briefing the cabinet said that shisha smoking is equal to smoking 150 cigarettes in single time. About nine liters smoke is inhaled when a person smokes shesha in a session. The cabinet imposing ban on shehsh, gutka and manpuri directed the IG police to implement the decision.
Shah taking the cabinet into confidence said that he had taken a decision to fix operation timing of shops and markets from 9 am to 7pm while the closing time of marriage halls would be 10 pm.
First of all I would like to thank all the Pakistani Association of Australia Team and the community for all the efforts and commitment towards the cause. I am proud and happy to serve the community and will try my best to meet the expectations. Our aim is to provide the representation to both Pakis
It is my privilege and distinctive honour to represent and serve the people and Government of Pakistan in Australia. I am delighted to write this message of felicitations to the Pakistani community who is celebrating the 75th Pakistan Day in Australia with great zeal and fervour.