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Although much has been written on why Pakistan continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, there has been a lot to be happy about in 2014. Here are a few nuggets that helped Pakistan shake off its ‘negative headline’ trend to some extent.
- Pakistan has great balls. No seriously, this goes beyond wordplay. After a long hiatus, Pakistan’s sporting goods industry once again became the supplier of choice for the Adidas Brazuca, the official ball of the FIFA World Cup 2014, ensuring Pakistani representation at every match.