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September 18, 2018 12:00 AM Wapda awards Mangla refurbishment contract

LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on Monday awarded a contract worth Rs1.68 billion for Mangla refurbishment project to a Chinese company. Wapda signed the contract with China CMAC Engineering Company for Package-9 of Mangla refurbishment project, which includes up-gradation of switchyard. Liang Xiaofang, business manager of China 2

September 14, 2018 12:00 AM Taylor, Williams return to Zimbabwe squad for SA, BD tours

Zimbabwe are set to play three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa in September-October, before they proceed to Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Tests in October-November. In addition to Taylor, Ervine and Williams, all of whom last played for Zimbabwe in the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018, returning, Kyle Jarvis and Solomon

September 13, 2018 12:00 AM Apple’s newest iPhone could have big screen, big price

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc is expected to blast further past the $1,000 price barrier when it launches new iPhones on Wednesday, but Wall Street is most intrigued by how deep into its larger-than-ever lineup prices hikes may go. Apple´s market capitalization has passed $1 trillion and the company needs to sustain revenue growth from its signature product 4

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Gentleman’s agreement keeps Queiroz in charge in Iran

HONG KONG: Carlos Queiroz will lead Iran into their first post-World Cup international when they meet Uzbekistan in Tashkent on Tuesday despite having failed to sign a new contract with Asia’s number one ranked nation. The game against the Uzbeks, who recently appointed Hector Cuper as head coach, kicks off Iran’s preparations for January’s Asian Cup finals

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Diamer-Basha Dam: Funds to be collected in a year: PTI leader

ISLAMABAD: As overseas Pakistanis have assured support for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership is expecting the required funds to be collected in a year. While speaking on Geo News show Naya Pakistan, PTI leader Iftikhar Durrani said the target would be met if it is considered a challenge that Pakistanis can also achieve 1

September 9, 2018 12:00 AM NAB plea for Ahmad Cheema’s remand rejected

LAHORE: An accountability court on Saturday turned down a plea of National Accountability Bureau seeking physical remand of Ahad Khan Cheema in LDA City scam case. It is learnt that the court refused to grant physical remand of Ahad Cheema as the bureau had already taken his 90 days physical remand. Cheema is already on judicial remand in Ashiana Housing 1

September 8, 2018 9:54 PM Sheikh Rasheed hikes railways’ fares for dam funds

ISLAMABAD: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced maximum Rs10 per ticket increase in fares of railways for construction of dams. Commenting over the donations from Pakistan Railways, Sheikh Rasheed said, “Even a beggar refuses to accept Rs10 if we give this meager amount to him, Pakistan Railways has increased its fares from Rs1 to Rs10 for donating

September 8, 2018 12:00 AM Zimbabwe’s Muzarabani to join Northamptonshire

LONDON: Zimbabwe pace bowler Blessing Muzarabani has agreed to joined English county Northamptonshire on a three-year contract from the start of next season. Muzarabani revealed last month that he is putting his international ambitions on hold to chase a lucrative career in English county cricket.The 21-year-old had played in one Test, 18 one-day internationals 2

September 6, 2018 12:00 AM Afshan returns home after playing Australia league

KARACHI: Pakistan’s forward Afshan Noreen has returned to the country after participation in the Australian women’s hockey league. Pakistan women hockey official Parveen Gill received her at Lahore airport. Afshan played for Queensland-based Cairns Hockey Club in Australia. She had signed a three-month contract with the club. She played an important 1

September 4, 2018 12:00 AM Denmark’s Euro 2020 campaign at risk due to player contract dispute

COPENHAGEN: The Danish Football Association (DBU) is looking for replacements for regular national team players for this month’s matches against Slovakia and Wales after contract negotiations broke down. If the DBU fails to recruit players for the games, Denmark, who are ninth in the FIFA world rankings and reached the last 16 at this year’s World Cup, could 2