Cricket : Team Pakistan vs Team India

by Asad Umar, Karachi, Sindh

Courtesy: The News, Wednesday, September 30, 2009

We all know that India is now arguably the best team in the world and Pakistan cricket is struggling to be competitive. We don’t even have to be experts in cricket to know that — every expert commentator on TV will tell us that. This was also the buzz in the crowds at Lord’s and the Oval during the early stages of the T20 world cup. They were all mostly saying that the favourites were Australia, South Africa and India – though not necessarily in that order. So I decided to be stupid about it and subject this apparently widely-held belief to a scrutiny of statistics. Head-to-head ODIs between India and Pakistan during the last five years: 24. Won by India: 12. Won by Pakistan: 12.

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Jacob-j-Lew US Deputy Secretary, FATA Secretariat and CSOs of FATA

By Zar Ali Khan Musazai

The money provided to Pakistan under the Kerry-Lugar Bill will not go directly to the Government of Pakistan. This was reported in a Pakistani newspaper few days ago.

Jacob- j- Lew , US Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources who recently visited Pakistan and NWFP (Pashtunkhwa) Province is said to have uttered these words.

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