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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Camps for South Asian Games must begin now: Inam

KARACHI: Pakistan’s premier wrestler Mohammad Inam on Thursday demanded that the sports authorities begin camps for the South Asian Games at the earliest. “Hardly four months are left. I don’t see any plan and there is no camp in sight,” Inam told ‘The News’ from Gujranwala.He said if proper preparation was not made for the biennial spectacle, it might

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM France come from behind to beat Germany

PARIS: Antoine Griezmann hit a pair of second-half goals as world champions France came from behind to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday and cast further doubt on Joachim Loew’s future. Toni Kroos struck a 14th-minute penalty for Germany, but Griezmann engineered a rousing fightback in the first game between the nations at the Stade

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Mani urges Aussies to tour Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani on Wednesday urged Australia to consider a return to the country for the first time in two decades. Australia are slated to play five one-day internationals against Pakistan in March with no venues currently locked in to host the series, but Cricket Australia are understood to be cautious about a return to the Asian

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM Players draft for PSL 4 on Nov 20

LAHORE: The players draft for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place on November 20 in Islamabad. A PCB statement said that the player draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities. Islamabad will become the second city after Lahore to host the PSL player draft. All six teams have until 3

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM IHC rejects Saad’s plea for protective bail

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique’s plea for a protective bail. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been probing Saad Rafique in connection with an inquiry into a private housing scheme scam. The PML-N leader has also been summoned by the anti-graft

October 10, 2018 5:59 AM Lt Gen Asim Munir appointed DG ISI

The army's media wing on Wednesday announced that Lt Gen Asim Munir has been appointed the new director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Following reports that former DG ISI Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar would be retiring on Oct 1, various sections of the media speculated that Lt Gen Munir was next in line for the post. The Pakistan Army had in September 1

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 8, 2018 12:00 AM Openers help Pakistan dominate Australia

DUBAI: Opener Mohammad Hafeez celebrated his recall with an impressive century as Pakistan dominated the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan were 255-3 at the close of play, with Haris Sohail unbeaten on 15 and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas one not out as Australia’s bowlers toiled away with little success on a flat Dubai

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli army’

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Two Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed by the Israeli fire on Friday on the Gaza border, as clashes erupted with security forces during protests, the enclave’s health ministry said. Fares Hafez al-Sersawi, 14, and 24-year-old Mahmud Akram Mohammed Abu Samane, both died after being shot in the chest 1

October 3, 2018 4:44 PM ICJ sets hearing of Kulbhushan Jadhav case in February 2019

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations' top court has fixed February 18 to 21, 2019 date for the public hearing of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav case between Pakistan and India. In a press release, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, said it will hold public hearings in the Jadhav case (India v.Pakistan)