Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gilani wants US to 'do more' in anti-terror campaign

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said Pakistan had contributed enormously in the fight against terrorism and extremism and that it was now time for the United States to "do more" in the campaign against terror.
"Now, it's the time that they (US) should do more (for the war on terrorism)," Gilani told reporters on the sidelines of a function at a girls' college in Islamabad.
During the past decade, Pakistan had "sacrificed much in battling the menace of terrorism" and the country should not be "pressurized to do more", he said.
The premier's remarks came a day after Pakistan's Foreign Office rejected a warning by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that Washington would retaliate against attacks by Pakistan-based militants.
The Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua said Panettas remarks were "out of line" with ongoing counter- terrorism cooperation between the two sides.

Jwala-Diju reach semis of China Masters -Saina-out

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal exited from the China Masters Superseries but the top mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju kept the tricolour fluttering by registering a thrilling victory to advance to semifinals at Changzhou on Friday.
Fifth seed Saina lost 8-21 12-21 to top seed and world number one Yihan Wang in a women's singles match that lasted for 33 minutes at the Xincheng Gymnasium.
Jwala and Diju, however, held their nerves in crucial moments to register a 17-21 21-19 21-9 win over Robert Blair of Scotland and Briton's Gabrielle White in a 46-minute match.
The world number 56 pair will take on the Korean duo of Yeon Seong Yoo and Ye Na Jang in the semifinals tomorrow.
The 21-year-old Saina was no match for the Chinese as she sent down as many as 23 smash winners against eight by the Indian. She also played better at the nets, registering 13 winners compared to Saina's four.

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