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April 12, 2018 12:00 AM PHF election to be held in May

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation’s (PHF) election for 2018-2022 is likely to be held in the middle of May. First there will be an inter-club hockey championship, then scrutiny of the clubs will be conducted and then PHF’s election will be held. This process will take more than one month, sources informed ‘The News’. PHF has already informed all four provincial 1

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM FIFA corruption concerns prompt Oceania probe

WELLINGTON: The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) said Monday it will investigate “potential wrongdoings” after a FIFA audit into construction of its lavish new Auckland headquarters raised corruption concerns. The move comes after the sudden resignation of OFC president David Chung two days before a meeting to discuss the FIFA findings.Chung resigned 3

April 8, 2018 12:00 AM Arnold named Director of Lankan League

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has appointed former cricketer Russel Arnold as the Director of Lankan Premier League (LPL) tournament that will get underway in August this year. SLC has been laying the groundwork for the tournament since November last year. The 44-year-old Arnold, who lives in Sydney since his international retirement in 2007, has a tough 2

April 7, 2018 12:27 PM Pakistan may hold a full cricket series by 2020, says Sethi

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi hope the country can host a full series by 2020, after a successful tour by the West Indies sparked hopes of an international revival. The three-match series against the World Twenty20 champions, staged in the once militancy-wracked port city of Karachi, was accompanied by a wave of optimism, with enthusiastic 2

April 5, 2018 12:00 AM Liberia’s justice minister steps aside in oil probe

MONROVIA: Liberia’s justice minister on Wednesday announced he would step aside from a probe into a contested oil deal, as he used to be head of the country’s national oil company. Frank Musa Dean had been appointed to head the probe just six days earlier by Liberia’s newly-elected president, George Weah, who has vowed to crack down on corruption. In a statement 5

April 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan suffer humiliating defeat in Australia

KARACHI: The pathetic performance of Pakistan hockey team continued as the Green-shirts lost against a local team of Australia 5-3 in Gold Coast, according to reports received here on Tuesday. It was the first practice match for the Green-shirts. Pakistan will play their first match of the Commonwealth Games on April 5 against Wales. They face archrivals 10

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM ECP establishes 77 display centers in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 77 display centres in the district and adjacent Frontier Tribal Region to review electoral rolls. ECP has appointed District Election Commissioner Syed Zahoor as registration officer with five assistant registration officers including headmasters Saifullah Khan and Faizullah Khan and ASDEOs 7

April 1, 2018 12:00 AM Hafiz appointed jury member of CWG weightlifting event

LAHORE: Hafiz Imran Butt (CEO Pakistan Weightlifting Federation) has been appointed as jury member of weightlifting events of 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Australia. Weightlifting events will be held from April 05 to 09 at Carrara Sports & Leisure Centre, Gold Coast. Seven-member Pakistan team has already reached Gold Coast and started their daily 8

March 30, 2018 12:00 AM FBR appoints 468 inspectors in IR

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has appointed 468 officials to strengthen workforce in monitoring and enforcement, an office order said on Thursday. The FBR said it has appointed the officials as inspectors of BS-16 in the Inland Revenue Department on the recommendations of the Federal Public Service Commission. The revenue board said the officials 8

March 29, 2018 12:00 AM SL president cuts PM’s duties in power struggle

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday reduced the responsibilities of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition. Sirisena took away the central bank, the policy-making National Operations Room and several other institutions from the control of Wickremesinghe, who had held them since 4