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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Faran sets up new Asian powerlifting record

LAHORE: Mustafa Faran Baig of Pakistan created new Asian record in Dead Lift with 232.5kg in the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championships at Mongolia. Mustafa won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal for Pakistan in the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championships being held at Ulaanbaatar, city of Mongolia. Mustafa participated in 93kg category

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the football body said Saturday. Qatar’s Saoud Al-Mohannadi, an AFC vice president, and AFC executive committee member Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead 1

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Nepal has expressed inability to host SAG’

KARACHI: Nepal has informally informed South Asian nations about its inability to hold the 13th South Asian Games in March 2019. Nepal Olympic Committee is expected to formally intimate the South Asian nations by Tuesday (today) after getting a final directive from the government.“An informal meeting of the South Asian Olympic Council was held in Tokyo 2

December 3, 2018 12:00 AM WAPDA retain National Women Karate title

KARACHI: WAPDA were crowned champions of the 12th National Women Karate Championship which concluded at Sahiwal on Sunday. WAPDA, who defended the title, claimed seven gold medals and one silver to win the championship with 175 points.Army (90 points) ended as the runners-up with two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Punjab and Balochistan shared

December 1, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to host international student convention in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will be hosting first ever International Student Convention (ISC) and Expo 2018 in Islamabad this month with participation from over 30 countries. The convention will be organised by Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSS) in collaboration with a number of other bodies on December 10. The mega activity 1

November 30, 2018 8:58 AM Japanese Emperor 85th birthday celebrated in Karachi

KARACHI: The 85th birthday of His Majesty Emperor Akihito was celebrated with immense zeal in a grand reception held by the Consul-General of Japan in Karachi, Toshikazu Isomura on Thursday. This year’s reception saw attendance of around 500 guests, including renowned parliamentarians, government officials, prominent diplomats, academics, business and corporate 12

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM BD to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

DHAKA: Bangladesh will send a cricket squad to Pakistan for the first time in three years, officials said on Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting an Asian Cricket Council tournament next month, with Bangladesh playing all their group matches in Karachi.Most cricket nations have steered 3

November 30, 2018 12:00 AM Enhanced influenza risk: NIH

Islamabad: The South Asian region including Pakistan is expected to face an enhanced influenza virus activity. The expected upsurge of influenza cases has prompted the National Institute of Health (NIH) to issue an advisory to sensitize healthcare authorities and facilities to strengthen and improve the level of preparedness in prevention, control and management 2

November 29, 2018 12:00 AM Karachi to host ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup

KARACHI: Karachi will host the Group B matches of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 next week. The Group B has hosts Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). National Stadium and Southend Club Ground in Karachi will host Group B matches from December 6-9. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) 2