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July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Think,’ here on Sunday.
The chief guest of the day was Member Provincial Assembly Raza Haroon. Speaking on the occasion he said that nature had bestowed Pakistan with the wealth of diversity and our country was enriched with all natural resources. The need of the hour was management of resources and a competent leadership was essential for it, he added.

Haroon urged participants to create all required abilities of leadership in themselves. He also talked about the history of world and leadership.

Faisal Qureshi of Personality Quotient delivered the keynote address on ‘Change the Way You Think’. In his address, Qureshi focused the spirit of listening and appreciating other’s perspectives.

Participants were exposed to different thematic views in breakout sessions featuring Sheema Kermani, Dance; Talat Hussain, Theatre; Yousuf Kerai, Music; Sharmeen Chinoy, Film; and Dr Awaab Alvi, Street Power. On the occasion, a panel discussion entitled ‘Kalaam: Intercultural Dialogue with Ambassadors of Change’ was held. Abbas Hussain chaired the session while Deepak Perwani, Sidra Iqbal, Dr Zsuzsnana Fajcsak, Shazia Khawar and Khalid Malik were the panelists. Participants raised several questions, which were replied by the panelists.

Another interesting session of the conference entitled ‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Teray’ was held to provide youth with an opportunity of capacity building. The session was conducted by Umair Jaliawala. In the segment, he made participants realise in an effective manner that diversity strengthened culture and character. The 10th six-day conference, being organised by the School of Leadership to teach Pakistani youth about leadership skills, will continue till July 6.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

KARACHI: The 10th Youth Leaders Conference with the theme of ‘Eman-Ittehad-Tanzeem-Inqilab’ began at a local hotel on Friday.

The aim of the event is to provide youth with an opportunity to explore their talent and use it for the construction and progress of the country.

The six-day conference was attended by as many as 350 youngsters from the country. The stage and the conference hall were decorated with balloons, having colours of Pakistani flag. The participants were hoisting national flags, which bestowed the ceremony a very patriotic look.
Sports and Youth Affairs Department Secretary Syed Shoaib Siddiqui inaugurated the conference.

In his address, he said that youth were the most important segment of the society and what the department was willing to do was to realise the value of youth to all sectors of life, including politicians, entrepreneurs and others in general and to policy makers in particular.

He said that though the society was facing several negative trends and problems, they also had a beacon of hope in the form of a large number of talented youth. In the Western and developed world, Pakistan was considered as a fortunate country due to its rich percentage of youth in its population, he said.

Siddiqui further said that the society had also some complains about the youth, so it was their duty to redress them and prove themselves as responsible citizens and active members of the society. He urged youth not to waste their time as time and tide wait for none.

He said: “If you want to go abroad to seek knowledge, research, education or even for earning money then you can go, but must remember that none would facilitate, accommodate or respect you as your motherland.”

School of Leadership Director Kamran Rizvi said in a very energetic manner while shedding light over the theme of the conference that youth would play a significant role in eliminating ongoing rising desperation in the society. He told audience: “Revolution comes in a nation when it leaves dual standards, spoiling time and telling lie.”

Rizvi said that they had changed the famous slogan ‘Unity-Faith-Discipline’ into ‘Faith-Unity-Discipline and Revolution’ because unity could not be created without having faith. Faith is the core factor to gain success in the life, he said.

He said that indeed Pakistani nation had not yet experienced freedom as liberty could not be gained without bounding ourselves to discipline. He urged youth to focus on implementing their knowledge, instead of only feeling proud of having knowledge.

The conference was being organised in collaboration with 26 corporate partners. The representatives of these companies and institutions also expressed their views shortly on the occasion.

The conference will continue till Wednesday. During the conference participants will learn leadership values and other required skills of the time.Daily Times.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders Conference begins

Karachi:Three hundred and fifty young participants from all over Pakistan, dressed in green shirts, were lost in a world of their own as they danced on a famous Pakistani song at the opening ceremony of the 10th Young Leader’s Conference here on Friday.

The YLC is an annual event organised by the School of Leadership for 18-21 years olds.

The theme for this year is ‘Iman, Itehad, Tanzeem – faith, unity, discipline’. The organizers have changed the order of Quaid-e-Azam’s famous quote. “Until people believe and accept and respect differences there can be no unity,” said Rizwan Rizvi, Director SoL.

“The more discipline you have within yourself the more freedom you would have,” he elaborated.

“These three words have no significance for us. It is time we attach meaning to them,” said Umair Jaliawala, a former participant and now a trainer at YLC. Jaliawala considers this conference “sacred” for him.

In the first session, participants were randomly divided into groups of twenty. Each group had a young facilitator, trained by SoL, and a symbol to distinguish them from rest.

After thanking the sponsors who helped organise the event, an orientation session took place, where each group had a one-to-one chat with successful people from the corporate world.

Eighteen year-old Zeeshan who came all the way from Lahore was full of praise for the event. He thought it was good way to build network and make new friends. Even though the conference was charging around Rs40,000 per participant, Zeeshan thought it was “good value for money”.

“People who can not afford it can get sponsored”, he said.

Hira Wajahat, who has been in the YLC management for five years, believes that handling this year’s event is comparatively harder because out of six days, the participants will spend three days in sessions and exercises arranged outside the hotel.

Zainab Haider, a young facilitator, thinks it is a good opportunity for her “to give back what she learnt as a participant last year”. She talks about her YLC community project last year where she invited guest speakers for a session at her university. “You cannot be a YLC graduate if you do not complete your community project,” she explains.

The conference was inaugurated by Syed Shoaib Siddiqui, Secretary Sports and Youth Affair. The organisers said that each year they receive a better response from the youth and were happy for the fact that this year 35 percent of the participants were girls.The news.

July 4, 2011

Young Leaders’ Conference 2011

KARACHI: The Young Leaders’ Conference (YLC), 2011 being held with the slogan of ‘Faith, Unity, Discipline and Revolution’ entered into its 3rd consecutive day having theme of ‘Change the Way You Thin
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June 30, 2011

ICC annual conference: Gather support to block ICC’s move, says Mani

ICC’s decision to include non-Test playing nations in the 2015 World Cup has been welcomed by Ireland, whose performance in cricket’s showpiece event was commendable after they triumphed over England through a Kevin O’Brien miracle. PHOTO: AFP


Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has said that Pakistan can still save the current rotational system – of appointing the governing body chief – from being removed ahead of the Full Council meeting that takes place tomorrow.

A decision on doing away with the rotational policy of appointing ICC presidents and amendment to the constitution, that bars government’s intervention in cricket affairs, will be key agendas of the meeting tomorrow which will also bring down curtains on the ICC annual conference in Hong Kong.

Under a new proposal, the Executive Board will decide the process and term of office, subject to certain qualification criteria, removing the current rotational system and fixed tenure of appointment

If approved, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Bangladesh, who are next in line for presidency, will be affected.

Although both countries have hinted at opposing the move, their rejection will not be enough to block the proposal.

However Mani, who was the ICC president from 2003 to 2006, urged the PCB to gather support from the Full Members in order to block the resolution.

“The PCB still has time to block the resolution,” Mani told The Express Tribune.

“They should gather support from the other ICC Full Members especially the Australia, England and Sri Lanka boards.

“It’s an Indian board conspiracy and I’m surprised why other boards haven’t raised their voice against the proposal yet. The change will bring uncertainty within the organisation and will result in rift among the member countries.”

The PCB has already served a legal notice to the ICC on constitutional amendment aimed at avoiding undue government interference, but the former ICC chief was not convinced with the Pakistan board’s decision  .

“The best way to oppose unwelcomed proposals is to gather support. Legalising the matter won’t help much.”

Minnows included in 2015 World Cup

Paving the way for Associate Members, the ICC has reversed its previous decision and approved a 14-team format for the 2015 World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

The decision came on the opening day of the two-day meeting of the ICC Executive Board in Hong Kong yesterday.

The continuation of a 12-team format for the ICC World Twenty20 events in 2012 (Sri Lanka) and 2014 (Bangladesh) has also been approved.

It was also confirmed that the World Cup in 2019 would be a 10-team event with the top eight in the ICC rankings earning their qualification automatically.

The remaining two places will be decided by a qualification competition.

The Executive Board has also approved recommendations regarding the Decision Review System, revised format for one-dayers and prohibiting use of runners.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 29th, 2011.

June 30, 2011

ICC annual conference: Decision on rotational policy deferred

The ICC said that it will consider PCB’s request of hosting an event in Pakistan in 2018, subject to security clearances. PHOTO: FILE AFP


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has deferred the decision of a possible change in the current rotational policy of appointing the body’s presidents following the Executive Board meeting that ended in Hong Kong yesterday.

The deferment comes after a rigid stance by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), firmly against the proposal. The idea of doing away with the rotational policy was to affect Pakistan and Bangladesh — next in line for the ICC presidencies.

According to details, the Executive Board has now decided to discuss it in October and will not take up the matter in the Full Council meeting today. However, the PCB and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed not to nominate a candidate till a review of the governance structure.

Reasons of deferment

While both Pakistan and Bangladesh opposed the proposal, the deferment comes as a success to the PCB, an official told The Express Tribune.

“The PCB was well prepared on its stance,” said the official. “It threatened legal action that prompted the ICC to defer the proposal.

“The ICC is an organisation, which cannot hurt the interest of even a single member board.”

Bangladesh, however, objected on grounds that the change should come into effect after completion of a full cycle of the current policy that will end with their turn alongside Pakistan.

‘Sri Lanka played vital role’

Apart from both the Full Members, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) also played an important role in the issue, according to the official.

“The SLC favoured the deferment, which was also important. They wanted further discussion.”

PCB requests to stage ICC event in 2018

Meanwhile, Pakistan, which is yet to host an international series since a gun attack on the Sri Lankan team in March 2009, have requested to stage an ICC event in 2018.

The ICC, however, has not made any promises since it was yet to finalise events for the year.

“We fully understand the PCB’s request and we will consider if it is possible to host an event in Pakistan, subject to the standard safety and security clearances,” said Haroon Lorgat, the ICC chief executive, in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Task Team (PTT) presented a comprehensive report comprising 63 recommendations covering key areas of governance, cricket administration, playing structure, financial viability and communications.

The PTT includes Giles Clarke (chairman), Mike Brearley, Peter Chingoka, Lorgat, Ranjan Madugalle, Ramiz Raja and David Richardson (ICC general manager cricket).

“The report was adopted unanimously and I am pleased that the PCB will consider this report at its next board meeting,” said Lorgat.