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January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Fury moves closer to Joshua showdown

LONDON: Controversial boxer Tyson Fury moved closer to his dream all-British world heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua when he was told on Friday that he will get his licence back if he passes a medical. The 29-year-old — who has not fought since his shock win against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to become the undisputed heavyweight world

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Nisar new president of Pakistan Badminton Federation

KARACHI: Nisar Ahmed Shahwani of Balochistan and Wajid Ali Chaudhry of Punjab were elected as president and secretary, respectively, of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) on Friday. The electoral meeting was held at the Punjab Olympic Association’s (PbOA) office at Lahore. Pakistan Sports Board’s (PSB) senior official Raja Zulfiqar Akhtar and PbOA’s

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks rise over one percent on foreign buying; auto leads

Stocks gained 1.3 percent on Friday, buoyed by auto and financial shares while offshore investors continued to be net buyers and added fuel to a rally that started towards the start of the week, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corp said bullish activity was witnessed in scrips across the board. “(Prime Minister) PM’s approval for amnesty

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February but according

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM India SC lifts ban on ‘Padmaavat’

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen. The Supreme Court said the ban, which followed violent protests by members of the Hindu right who claimed the film falsely depicted a romance between the queen and a Muslim ruler, violated creative freedoms

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM KCCA Zone VI become Karachi Region champions

KARACHI: KCCA Zone VI won the PCB Regional Inter District Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament, Karachi Region, when they beat Zone V by 156 runs here at Landhi Gymkhana Ground. Zone VI batted first and put on board 266-9 in 50 overs. Usman Rahim scored 126. Muhammad Junaid contributed 53. Aarish Ali picked five wickets. Zone V were all out for a paltry 3

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM Zong 4G launches Smart Car solution

KARACHI: Zong 4G started the New Year 2018, with yet another state-of-the-art 4G enabled product, Zong 4G Smart Car solution, a statement said on Wednesday. Zong 4G Smart Car solution takes the 4G users in a new realm of digitalisation, by offering three features in one innovative vehicle onboard diagnostics OBD–II device, monitored through a mobile 4

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Lakmal named SL vice-captain for Test squad

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka have named Suranga Lakmal vice-captain for the upcoming two-match Test series in Bangladesh, the island’s cricket board said on Sunday. Lakmal, 30, replaces Lahiru Thirimanne, who was dropped from the squad after Chandika Hathurusingha took over as head coach last month.Dinesh Chandimal remains captain for the Test series, which follows 1

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Shabbir retains Rashid Memorial title with enviable ease

KARACHI: Back in 2008 Tiger Woods won everything that was worth winning on the Tour. In Pakistan, at the moment, Shabbir Iqbal is, more or less, doing the same. On Sunday, the Pakistan No. 1, who is easily the most prolific professional in the country, had a cakewalk to the title in the 7th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Championship 2

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM KP govt spends 55pc of uplift budget so far

PESHAWAR: As per mid-year report of Finance Department, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government departments have so far utilised 55 per cent of total released amount of Rs72 billion of the developmental budget of the current financial year 2017-18. According to an official handout, keeping in view the momentum of the development pursuits of the government 4