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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Crucial last QAT round begins today

ISLAMABAD: Going into the last round of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy (QAT) Friday, PTV is hanging by a thread to stay in contention for a place in the first class cricket next season. With just 12 points, PTV is currently placed at the bottom amongst the departmental teams and are facing a real tough ask to beat or at least get three points from a match against

October 16, 2018 12:46 PM Pakistan elected member of OIC water council

The Conference of the OIC Ministers for Water elected Pakistan as Member to the OIC Water Council for two years tenure, 2019-2020, during its fourth Session held at Cairo on 15 October 2018. Pakistan was also elected as Vice Chairman to the ICMW (Islamic Conference of Ministers Responsible for Water) Bureau, says a press release received here today from Cairo

October 12, 2018 11:37 PM Power supply dusrupted for the last 18 hours in Korangi area

Karachi: Prolonged loadshedding continued in Karachi's Korangi area, multiplying the difficulties of the residents. Residents of Korangi of Korangi No 6 and its adjoining areas 51-B area and its nearby market have been facing power outages over the past 20 hours. Hundreds of houses and commercial areas have been affected due to power breakdown in the locality 1

October 11, 2018 3:53 PM Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik made PIA chairman

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has announced the appointment of Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik as the new chairman of cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). "PIA is already under a heavy debt of Rs406 billion," Information Minister Fawwad Chauhdry told media persons after a meeting of the federal cabinet which

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM Two-day trials for Asian Champions Trophy start today

KARACHI: All is set for the two-day trial for the selection of Pakistan hockey team for Asian Champions Trophy, which is to be held in Oman later this month. The trials will be held on Thursday (today) and Friday at Abdul Sattar Stadium. PHF president Brig (rtd) Khalid Khokhar and secretary Shahbaz Ahmed are expected to be present on the occasion 1

October 9, 2018 6:08 AM IMF says not approached by Pakistan for assistance

NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Pakistan has not formally approached the International Monetary Fund for financial assistance despite its economic woes, the IMF’s chief economist said on Tuesday. China’s involvement in Pakistan’s economy could bring both benefits and risks, Maurice Obstfeld said. At a news conference at the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Obstfeld

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM WAPDA jump to top with narrow win over KPT

KARACHI: Former champions WAPDA jumped to the top spot when they recorded a narrow 1-0 win over Karachi Port Trust (KPT) in their outing of the 12th Pakistan Premier Football League at the Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan on Sunday night. At the jam-packed venue, WAPDA hit the winner through their rookie striker Mohammad Khurram in the 72nd minute. Khurram

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah ready for another captaincy

DHAKA: All-rounder Mahmudullah believes he is ready to take up the challenge of leading Bangladesh in the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe and West Indies in the absence of regular captain Shakib Al Hasan, who is facing a lengthy injury absence. Shakib, who sustained an injury to his finger, is expected to be out of competitive cricket for up to three 3

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Japan military joins Philippine war games

SAN ANTONIO, Philippines: Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo’s armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II. The small Japanese contingent played a humanitarian support role in the drill after US and Filipino marines 1

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM NAB launches probe into illegal appointments of 43 IOs

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) initiated inquiry regarding alleged illegal appointments of 43 grade-17 Information Officers (IOs) in Sindh Information and Archives Department in 2012. According to NAB official documents copies available with ‘The News’ inquiry has been initiated on the compliant of Kosar Noor Solangi, a post graduate of Mass Communication 1