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  • UN: Pakistan highlights middle-income countries' role in achieving SDGs

    December 6, 2018 2:12 PM

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has highlighted middle-income countries' leading role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those related to poverty, and called for helping them attain long-term debt sustainability and financial inclusion. "Middle-Income countries contribute almost half of the global GDP (Gross Domestic Product), but they are also home to 73% of the world''s

  • Williamson, Nicholls swell New Zealand lead to 198 runs in final Test

    December 6, 2018 2:09 PM

    Captain Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls combined in a terrific double-century stand to propel New Zealand's lead against Pakistan to a valuable 198 runs in the third test on Thursday. Williamson, who resumed on the fourth day on 14, batted the entire day and grafted an unbeaten 139 off 282 balls with 13 fours. Left-hander Nicholls overcame a jittery

  • People glad to hear about mid-term election: Nawaz

    December 6, 2018 1:40 PM

    ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is prepared for mid-term election anytime. In an informal talk with reporters during his appearance at the Accountability Court, he said people were excited to hear from the prime minister that the mid-term election could be held. "People are happy that soon they will get rid of them," he said, referring

  • PM Imran says no military solution to Afghan conflict

    December 6, 2018 12:33 PM

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated his stance that there was no military solution to Afghan conflict. Speaking at the cabinet meeting, he said PTI's viewpoint was now being vindicated by US Special Representative Zamlay Khalilzad rest of the world. He said Khalilzad was sent by President Donald Trump for Afghan reconciliation

  • Malala Yousafzai to receive Harvard award for activism

    December 6, 2018 5:39 AM

    Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being honoured by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. Harvard's Kennedy School says Yousafzai will be awarded the 2018 Gleitsman Award at a ceremony on Thursday. Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognised for her global work supporting

  • Yasir Shah breaks 82-year-old world record, becomes fastest bowler to bag 200 Test wickets

    December 6, 2018 5:35 AM

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Thursday became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand. The 32-year-old trapped nightwatchman Will Somerville leg before for four — his second wicket of the New Zealand second innings — to reach the milestone in his 33rd Test, beating

  • Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, report suggests

    December 5, 2018 4:09 PM

    Cash-strapped Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, nuclear and hydroelectric power, according to a report released on Wednesday urging the country's policymakers to rethink plans for building more coal-fired plants. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Ohio, said coal-fired power, one of the central pillars

  • Pakistani man held as teacher stabbed to death at French university

    December 5, 2018 3:35 PM

    A Pakistani man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stabbing to death a teacher outside a university in the Paris suburbs, a police source said. The 66-year-old teacher was stabbed repeatedly in front of the private Leonard-de-Vinci university in Courbevoie, northwest of Paris. The police source, confirming a report in the Parisien newspaper, said the suspect

  • ECP denotifies PML-N's Ziaur Rehman as KP lawmaker over disqualification in fake degree case

    December 5, 2018 2:42 PM

    The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday denotified PML-N's Mian Ziaur Rehman as a member of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, after his disqualification in a fake degree case. Rehman was re-elected MPA from Mansehra’s PK-30 constituency in the July 25 general elections this year. The Peshawar High Court (PHC) had de-seated him and disqualified

  • Visas issued to 220 Indian pilgrims to participate in Hindu temple celebrations in Sukkur

    December 5, 2018 1:25 PM

    More than 220 Indian pilgrims are expected to visit Sukkur to attend religious celebrations, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi announced on Wednesday. According to a statement by the high commission, visas were issued to the Indian pilgrims who wished to attend the 310th birthday celebrations at Shiv Avtari Satguru Sant Shadaram Sahib, scheduled