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/ 3 April 2008

Pakistan Cricket Board sues Shoaib Akhtar

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sued paceman Shoaib Akhtar for 200-million rupees (-million) on Thursday for making allegedly defamatory comments after he was banned for five years. Akhtar was banned by the PCB on Tuesday, a move that effectively ends his career after a series of disciplinary problems culminating in a public outburst against the board.

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/ 29 March 2008

Pakistan: We are not your killing field

The Bush administration is scrambling to engage with Pakistan’s new rulers as power flows from its strong ally, President Pervez Musharraf, to a powerful civilian government buoyed by anti-American sentiment. Since 2001, American officials have treasured their close relationship with Musharraf.