Najam Sethi

PCB chief says ICC president for 2015 to be from Pak

Najam SethiKarachi, Apr 12  : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said that the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2015 would be from his country.

Pakistan had opposed changes to the world cricket's governing body, which hand the majority of powers and revenues to the ' Big Three' of international cricket: India, Australia and England .

Najam Sethi admits Pak's domestic cricket setup 'rotten'

Najam SethiIslamabad, Dec 16  : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi admitted on Sunday that the present domestic setup in the country is 'rotten', according to reports.

According to The Express Tribune, Sethi plans to restructure the local cricket system and address the issue of Pakistan playing its home matches abroad.

Sethi said he plans to bring a two-way change, beginning with restructuring the local system and later addressing the issue of Pakistan being forced to play their home matches abroad, the report added.

India, Pak pushed back Kashmir, cross-border terrorism for bilateral peace: Sethi

Lahore, Aug. 2 : Applauding the Indo-Pak joint statement at Sharm-el-Sheikh, noted Pakistani journalist, Najam Sethi, has said that both countries had agreed to push the issues of Kashmir and cross-border terrorism to the back burner to rekindle the bilateral peace process.

In an interview with a private television channel, Sethi, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Times, said it was very important to shift the long pending issues to the back channels in order to achieve progress in the bilateral dialogue.

Najaam Sethi awarded prized Golden Pen of Freedom

Najaam SethiBeirut, Dec 16 : Najaam Sethi, Editor-in-Chief of Friday Times and Daily Times in Pakistan, has been awarded the 2009 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers.

Sethi, whose newspapers advocate liberal and secular ideas in Pakistan, too-often torn by religious extremism, was honoured for his outstanding defence and promotion of press freedom under difficult circumstances and constant personal danger, the Daily Times reported.

Najam Sethi receives death threat from Pak militants for publishing cartoon

Najam Sethi receives death threat from Pak militants for publishing cartoonLondon, July 26 : Najam Sethi, chief editor of the Daily Times, one of Pakistan’s most respected English language newspapers, has received death threats from militant groups for publishing a cartoon of a radical woman Islamic leader encouraging her pupils to wage holy war.

Sethi moves under heavy security after ultra-conservative Islamic elements warned him of serious consequences if he did not repent. Six army commandos now guard his house in Lahore, The Times reported.

Emergency has strengthened Benazir Bhutto’s position: Najam Sethi

Lahore, Nov 7 : President Pervez Musharraf has weakened his position after proclaiming emergency rule in Pakistan whereas Benazir Bhutto has become stronger and is now in a position to deal with Musharraf according to her own conditions, Najam Sethi, the Editor of the Daily Times, has said.

Musharraf had earlier been on strong footing, but has become unpopular with the imposition of emergency, thereby giving Bhutto the upper hand at the negotiation table, Sethi told Geo TV.

He ruled out the impression that Musharraf had imposed the emergency after receiving a green signal from the West, saying Western countries had been oblivious to Musharraf’s emergency plans.

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