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April 23, 2018 12:00 AM Hockey turf, tartan track at Habib Public School inaugurated

KARACHI: A new synthetic hockey turf and a tartan track were inaugurated at Habib Public School the other day. The tartan track has been laid alongside the hockey turf. Both were imported from the UK. Floodlights have also been installed at the ground. An exhibition match was played on the occasion between Hasan Sardar XI and Safdar Abbas XI. Safdar

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM Sikh Yatrees leave for India

LAHORE:The Sikh Yatrees after attending the Besakhi festival returned to their homeland on Saturday by special trains. The first train with 650 Sikh Yatrees on board, left for India via Wagah border early in the morning, while a total of 1,730 pilgrims returned to India in three trains. The Besakhi festival is a long established harvest festival in Punjab

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM Warne slams CA’s ‘greed’

MELBOURNE: Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. Warne took to Twitter on Saturday to express his displeasure, saying expanding the BBL would “dilute a wonderful product”. “Australian Cricket should be an equal

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM 17th Sindh Games: Medals galore as Karachi clinch winners’ trophy

KARACHI: Karachi ensured the winners’ trophy when they took an unassailable lead in both the men’s and women’s section on the penultimate day of the 17th Sindh Games being held here at different venues on Saturday. Till the filing of this story, in men’s section Karachi were leading with 37 gold, 13 silver and 5 bronze. They were followed by Hyderabad

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM FBR mulls increase in penalty on non-filers

KARACHI: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is mulling an increase in penalty on non-filers of returns to 0.2 percent of the payable tax from the next fiscal year as against the existing 0.1 percent, officials said on Saturday. “The increase in penalty is under consideration especially in the wake of tax exemption for salaried and business individuals

April 20, 2018 9:22 PM NAB approves probe into Musharraf's disproportionate assets

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday approved a probe into former president Pervez Musharraf's disproportionate assets and misuse of authority. The NAB also approved a probe into Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi's corruption and an offshore company as his name had appeared in the Panama Papers 1

April 20, 2018 12:00 AM ECB plans new 100-balls-a-side tournament

LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board has proposed a 100-balls-a-side format for a new domestic competition that will start in 2020. It had been thought that the eight team men’s and women’s competitions, due to involve city-based sides rather than the traditional 18 first-class counties, would have a standard 20-overs per side format.But English 7

April 20, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan Cup from April 25

KARACHI: The five-team Pakistan Cup National One-day Cricket Championship would begin at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, from April 25, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday. In the day-night, 50-overs-a-side event, which will last till May 6, teams of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federal, Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh will showcase their talent 8

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi firms keen to invest in Pakistan

KARACHI: Saudi Arabian companies expressed keen interest in starting business in Pakistan at a seminar held in Riyadh, a government statement said on Wednesday. Board of Investment, Council of Saudi Chambers, Riyadh Chamber and Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh jointly organised the seminar in which more than 150 Saudi Arabian companies participated 4

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM KCCI seeks reduced taxes

KARACHI: The Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to reduce taxes and duties on the import of motorcycle parts with a view to discourage smuggling and provide relief to the common man, a statement said on Wednesday. KCCI President Muafasdar Malik said that motorcycles are commonly used by the lower 4