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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM ‘Pakistan likely to host $200,000 squash event’

KARACHI: Pakistan is likely to host a $200,000 event this year after successfully organising four high-prize international squash events in 2018, a source told ‘The News’. “The sponsors of Pakistan Open have informed the squash authorities of the country that they are ready to enhance the prize money of Pakistan Open 2019 edition to $200,000,” said the source 39

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Punjab Badminton Championship rolls into action

LAHORE: Punjab Badminton Championship started Monday at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall. Majid Ali Ch, President Punjab Badminton Association, inaugurated the event. While addressing the participants he said it is the biggest badminton event in Punjab as ‘we are seeing more than 200 male and female entries in these championships. We will continue 16

January 13, 2019 6:53 AM APS survivor becomes first Pakistani to receive 'Points of Light Award' in UK

Ahmad Nawaz, a survivor of terrorist attack on Army Public School Peshawar, has been given "Points of Light Award" from 10 Downing Street, the headquarters of the government in United Kingdom, to honor his services aimed at encourage people to unite and fight extremism through anti-radicalization talks. "It’s an honour to be recognised by the Prime Minister 13

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Tayyab secures main round entry into Chicago C’ship

KARACHI: Pakistan’s top-ranked squash player Tayyab Aslam will feature in 2018-19 PSA World Championships which will be held in Chicago from February 23 to March 2. Tayyab, who is ranked 55th and won three PSA events in 2018, is the only Pakistani player to have entered the main round, on the basis of his ranking.The World Championship in Chicago will be the first 16

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Misbah to add charm to Grade-II Trophy

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmad Shehzad will add to the charm of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II which begins at different venues of the country from Friday (today). The duo will represent Faisalabad in the ten-team event. The teams have been divided in two groups. Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 12

January 10, 2019 12:00 AM Saadi set to begin journey towards Tokyo Olympics

KARACHI: Eyeing a seat in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Pakistan’s Dubai-based karateka Saadi Abbas is all set to begin his journey towards the world’s most prestigious spectacle as he features in the Paris Open later this month. “There are 14 events in the next few months. If I featured in them I would be able to move closer to Olympics. I intend to feature 17

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Indus Pharma tennis championship from Jan 19

KARACHI: Karachi Tennis Association (KTA) is organising 6th Indus Pharma national tennis championship for juniors and seniors at Modern Club here from January 19-25. The events to be played in this championship are 18 and under singles and doubles, girls 18 and under singles and doubles, boys 16 and under singles and doubles, boys 14 and under singles 10

January 8, 2019 12:00 AM Noor, Haris claim fourth positions in BJO events

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Noor Zaman and Haris Qasim secured fourth positions in their respective age categories in British Junior Open in Birmingham. Noor took the fourth position in the boys’ under-15 category, while Hamza Khan secured the ninth place. Haris took the fourth position in boys’ under-17 category. Farhan Hashmi grabbed the 17th place, Hassan 8

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan Polo Cup final today

LAHORE: Samba Bank and Guard Group/Master Painnts will vie for top honour during the final of Pakistan Polo Cup 2018-19 sponsored by Guard Group and Samba Bank today (Sunday) here at Lahore Polo Club ground at 3.00pm. While the subsidiary final will be played between Olympia and PBG/Remounts at 1.30pm at the same venue. Samba Bank chairman Dr Shujaat 17

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Kashmiris observe right to self determination day

MIRPUR: The President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan has said India must realise that the Kashmiri people cannot be deprived of their inalienable right to self determination and freedom through military might. Masood was addressing a conference commemorating the right to Self Determination Day hosted by Jamaat Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir 17