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October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Faisalabad to host Inter-Division TT from tomorrow

FAISALABAD: Under joint arrangements of Sports Board Punjab (SBP) and a local hotel, three day Inter-Division Table Tennis Championship will be played from October 19 to 21 at the Crescent Sports Complex here. This was disclosed by Divisional Commissioner, Asif Iqbal Ch while talking to media h here on Wednesday. Divisional Sports Officer Ch Tariq Nazir

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

JOHANNESBURG: Madagascar, for the first time, Senegal and former champions Tunisia and Egypt sealed places at the Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday with two matchdays to spare. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to earn Madagascar a 1-0 Group A victory over Equatorial Guinea on the vast Indian Ocean island.In the same mini-league

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Another journalist shot dead in Haripur

HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead by unidentified men in the limits of Hattar Police Station here on Tuesday. Suhail Ahmad, 30, a resident of Hattar village, worked as a reporter for a local newspaper, K2, and a news channel in Haripur. He was going home from district courts when unidentified men shot him dead. According to an initial investigation 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Noted Tabla player passes away

PESHAWAR: The noted Tabla player, Waliddad Ustad, died at the age of 69, here on Tuesday due to multiple health complications. He left behind a widow and seven children to mourn his death. He was laid to rest in Akhund Baba graveyard near Rahman Baba shrine where a large number of local artistes, writers and fans of late Ustad attended his Namaz-i-Janaza 1

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Seven girl students among 16 die in two road accidents

ISLAMABAD: Sixteen people, including girl students and children, were killed and several others injured in two different road accidents in Sargodha and Kandhkot on Tuesday. In the first accident, eight people, including seven girl students, were killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a school van in Sargodha. According to reports, the injured

October 15, 2018 11:40 AM Pakistan pursuing peaceful use of nuclear energy: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Monday said Pakistan was pursuing the peaceful use of nuclear energy and wanted to further strengthen partnership with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ensure non-proliferation in the region. Addressing an international conference on “Global non-proliferation regime: Challenges and response” organized by the Islamabad

October 15, 2018 10:01 AM Pakistan stocks fall 2.79 pct after appeal for IMF bailout

The Pakistan Stock Exchange’s benchmark 100-share index lost 1086.50 points and was trading at 36,431.43 by mid-afternoon, still down 2.9 percent. Pakistan's finance ministry said last week Islamabad was approaching the IMF for assistance to help stabilise the economy that is battling a balance of payments crisis amid a shortage of dollars and dwindling

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Munir makes valiant effort but finishes fourth: Thailand’s Tirawat wins UMA-CNS Open

KARACHI: It was a difficult putt. On the last hole of the Karachi Golf Club, a long, tough par-4, Muhammad Munir’s approach shot landed at the edge of the green. He needed a birdie to stay in the hunt for the title in the UMA-CNS Open, An Asian Tour event. With a large gallery watching, Munir went for it only to finish agonisingly close. The six leaders 1

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Noted late Pashto poets remembered

PESHAWAR: The Khegara Da Watan, a social welfare and literary organisation, organised an event on Sunday to pay tributes to two late poets for their contribution to the Pashto literature. Poets, writers, local elders and fans of poetry attended the function held at the hujra of a local social worker, Haji Anwar, at Mughalzai Bar Tehkal, Peshawar 1

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Five Koreans among nine killed in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their basecamp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing accident to hit the Himalayan nation in two years