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October 17, 2017 12:53 PM Struggling Sri Lanka look to stay alive in series

Little hopes of revamp that flickered for a while - courtesy a clean sweep in the Test series - seem to have faded prematurely. After yet another ODI loss - ninth in a row - Sri Lanka find themselves in an eerily familiar do-or-die situation that they encountered against India a few weeks ago. Back then they had ended up on the wrong side of the result

October 17, 2017 4:40 AM Sushma Swaraj asks Indian mission to grant medical visa to Pakistan girl

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to grant medical visa immediately to a five-year-old Pakistani girl, suffering from eye cancer, for treatment in India. "There is a request for medical visa for 5 year old child Anamta Farrukh who is suffering from eye cancer for her treatment in India. I have asked

October 17, 2017 4:08 AM Ishaq Dar rules out fresh IMF bailout

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday ducked questions on a speech of Army chief General Qamar Bajwa that triggered a national debate but insisted that Pakistan’s economy was not performing as bad as others perceived. It was the finance minister’s first press conference after his indictment in an accountability court on corruption charges and the military’s 1

October 17, 2017 1:30 AM No rift between institutions: Ahsan

Says govt working to consolidate gains in economy, security NEW YORK - Pakistan has accomplished significant economic gains and security successes over the past four years, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said, while asserting that civilian and military leaders were working hand-in-hand for the country's advancement in all spheres. Addressing office-bearers 1

October 17, 2017 1:30 AM Dar speaks out finally!

State of economy, Rules out seeking fresh loan, Says nothing to worry as State Bank holds around $14 billion in reserves ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday ruled out the possibility of approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a fresh loan programme saying that “we have to make economy self-sustained”. “There is nothing to worry 1

October 16, 2017 9:32 PM Pakistan elected member of HR Council for fourth time

Pakistan on Monday won a key election by securing a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. “This victory is a ringing endorsement of Pakistan’s strong commitment to human rights,” Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said in a post-election 1

October 16, 2017 8:44 PM Kumail Nanjiani's 'SNL' Monologue Somehow Hilariously Skewers Islamophobia

Nanjiani says Islamophobia is currently "having a moment" -- like "Will And Grace." Islamophobia is no joke, so it was amazing that actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani was able to wring some laughs from it during his “Saturday Night Live” monologue. Nanjiani, a Pakistani Muslim, started by pointing to some viewers’ racist reactions to his recent movie

October 16, 2017 5:51 PM PML-N to decide about my resignation as minister: Dar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday said that it was prerogative of the Pakistan Muslim League-N and its leadership to decide whether he should continue his job as the minister or not. Addressing a press conference regarding economic progress during first quarter of the fiscal year 2018-19 at FBR House 1

October 16, 2017 5:36 PM Sri Lanka Cricket confirm Pakistan tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s cricket authority confirmed on Monday that it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan later this month for the third and final T20I match despite security concerns expressed by several players. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said its executive committee agreed unanimously that the October 29 match in Lahore should go ahead as scheduled 1

October 16, 2017 5:14 PM Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for the term 2018-20 on Monday. The elections were held in New York at the UN General Assembly, the Foreign Office said. Pakistan secured more than two-third majority votes. There were five candidates from the Asia Pacific region against four seats. Since its establishment in 2006, this is for the fourth 1