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Aisamul Haq beaten Federer in Basel Open Doubles Match

November 7, 2009 Leave a comment


James Cerretani (R) and Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi returns the ball to Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Marco Chiudinelli during their doubles match at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel.—Reuters

KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his doubles partner James Cerritani brushed aside tennis great and world number one, Roger Federer and his Swiss compatriot Marco Chiudinelli in straight sets at the Basel Open on Tuesday.

Qureshi was at his serve-and-volleying best in the round-of-32 match as he and Cerritani cruised to victory against Federer and Chidudinelli 6-4, 6-3 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the $2.6 million ATP tournament.

Playing in Federer’s hometown, Qureshi and his partner were in control of the match from the first game and although Federer and Chiudinelli produced moments of brilliance, the grit and powerful serve-and-volley game of Qureshi and Cerritani saw them through to the end.

The Pak-Americanpair will now play tournament first-seeds Daniel Nestor (Canada) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) in the quarter-finals.

BBC Urdu

فیڈرر کو اعصام نے ہرا دیا

راجر فیڈرر

راجر فیڈرر نے اپنا سنگلز میچ جیت لیا تاہم ڈبلز مقابلہ ہار گئے

سوئس اِنڈور ٹینس ٹورنامنٹ کے ڈبلز میں پاکستان کے کھلاڑی اعصام الحق اور ان کے امریکی پارٹنر جیمز سیریتانی نے عالمی نمبر ون کھلاڑئ راجر فیڈرر کو ہرا دیا ہے۔ اس میچ میں فیڈرر کے پارٹنر مارکو کیودینیلی تھے۔

سوئٹزرلینڈ کے شہر بازل میں کھیلے جانے والے اس ٹورنامنٹ کے پہلے مرحلے میں اعصام الحق اور مارتینیلی نے فیڈرر اور کیودینیلی کو چھ چار اور چھ تین سے ہرا دیا۔

اس کے علاوہ سنگلز مقابلوں میں عالمی درجہ بندی پر تیسرے نمبر پر سربیا کے کھلاڑی نوواک ڈیوکووِچ نےجرمنی کے آندریئاس بیک کو شکست دے دی۔ فیڈرر بدھ کو اٹلی کے کھلاڑی آندریئاس سیپی کے خلاف میچ کھیلیں گے۔


Proud to be a Pakistani

May 31, 2009 1 comment

We are so used to of hearing bad things about Pakistan, but there are few good things about Pakistan as well…

  1. Pakistan is the most connected country in South Asia, with the highest tele-density
  2. Pakistan’s communications costs are lower than any other country in the region
  3. Pakistan has the world’s largest Biometric database (NADRA); this system (not the data) is now being provided to allied countries
  4. Pakistan has the world’s largest WiMAX network
  5. Pakistan has one of the world’s most aggressive Fibre-to-the- Home (FTTH) rollouts
  6. Pakistan has one of the highest rates of cellular connectivity growth in the world (According to PTA 2007’s report the rate of growth in Pakistan’s mobile sector is fourth highest in the world)
  7. Pakistan was the winner of the 2007 GSM industry association award
  8. The US is importing UAVs designed and built in Pakistan to protect America’s borders
  9. With WLL (CDMA), WiMAX, GSM and FTTH, Pakistan is pretty much leading the pack in terms of diversity and breadth of connectivity
  10. According to Gartner, Pakistan is a “first category” offshoring location; this ranking has grown by leaps and bounds
  11. Pakistani companies won several awards at Asia’s APICTA startup/innovation conference and were considered the most “interesting” and cutting edge in Asia
  12. The world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional is a Pakistani and so is the world’s youngest Cisco CCNA professional
  13. Pakistani students excelled in MIT’s global software talent competition
  14. Citations of Pakistani scientific publications are rising sharply
  15. Over two dozen Pakistani scientists are working on the Large Hadron Collider; the grandest experiment in the history of Physics

DON’T YOU THINK ? ………..This is the sort of message that we should be searching for, obviously to spread among the majority of the despondent living in this great Country of ours who love talking about our short comings ONLY.


Special Thanks to Saqib Agha (

LUMS Pakistan outscore Berkeley,Oxford and Yale at WorldMUN 2009

April 15, 2009 2 comments

WorldMUN 2009

Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is the most diverse college-level Model UN conference and the largest outside of North America. Every year 1,650 college students from over 42 countries attend WorldMUN in a different location around the world; past locations include Beijing, China, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference lasts one week in late March and combines committee sessions during the day with nightly social events. The week provides delegates with an amazing way to experience the host country and to learn with students from around the world.

Vision of WorldMUN Link

07 April, 2009

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) team won the “Outstanding Delegation” Award at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference held from March 22 – 27, 2009 in the Hague, capital of Netherlands. The team comprised of 8 undergraduate students from LUMS sitting in the simulation of various United Nations committees.

The conference was attended by 2200 students from over 150 prestigious universities worldwide including Oxford, London School of Economics, Yale and UC Berkley among others.

Of these, only two delegations were awarded the “Outstanding Delegation” awards on their performance ratio and LUMS, with 6 individual “Outstanding Diplomacy” awards out of 8, was one of them, the other being MUN Society Belgium.

The award marks the fourth continuous victory of the LUMS team at the Harvard WorldMUN Conferences which are organized by Harvard University and held in a different country every year.. The LUMS team bagged the coveted “Outstanding Delegation” Awards in Beijing (2006), Geneva (2007) and Puebla, Mexico (2008) in the previous years, bringing Pakistan to the forefront of the largest and most prestigious student gatherings in the world, year after year.

Another LUMS team comprising of 13 students performed exceptionally at the Model UN Turkey Conference held in Izmir, Turkey from March 9 – 13, 2009 and attended by over 500 students from across the world. Ten out of thirteen students won “Outstanding Diplomacy” Awards and thus securing the only “Outstanding Delegation” Award of that conference. It is noteworthy to mention here that the funds for these trips are raised entirely by the students of the LUMS Model UN Society themselves through organizing the prestigious annual All Pakistan Model United Nations Conference at LUMS which is the largest student gathering in South Asia.

WorldMUN Awards Policy WorldMUN is an experience based on diplomacy, compromise, knowledge, learning and friendship. It is a unique opportunity for university students from around the world to meet each other and discuss issues of international scope and importance. And so, in the spirit of discouraging competitiveness and encouraging cooperation, the individuals that best capture the ‘WorldMUN spirit’ in each committee will be given Diplomacy Awards. These will be the only individual awards granted and the guidelines for giving the awards will be the same as in years past.

Two Outstanding Delegation Awards will be awarded to the two delegations who have best exemplified the ‘WorldMUN spirit’ throughout the week of the conference.

The following are some of the criteria that are used in evaluating delegates:

  • Knowledge and representation of the nation’s interests and policies, and of the committee topics;
  • Timely submission of quality position papers;
  • Ability to work with other delegates;
  • Ability to persuade other delegates about the feasibility of a certain solution;
  • Ability to develop pragmatic and acceptable solutions to the issues; Skill and effectiveness in caucusing, amendment and resolution writing, and debate;
  • Ability to work effectively with other delegates.