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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Lyon to lead PM XI against England

SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Iraqi parliament postpones election date

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home. Politicians, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, insist on holding the election as planned on May 12, saying 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Czech lawmakers strip PM Babis of immunity

PRAGUE: The Czech parliament on Friday stripped billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis of immunity as a lawmaker, allowing the police to investigate his alleged role in EU subsidy fraud from 2007. "The decision was adopted," said deputy parliament speaker Tomio Okamura in a 111-69 vote. Police have charged Babis with fraud, alleging the 63-year-old 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz sides with Nisar in rift with Pervaiz

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif threw his weight behind PML-N senior leader Chaudhry Nisar, after the former interior minister's tussle with fellow party leader Senator Pervaiz Rashid continued to deepen, it emerged on Friday. Shahbaz, talking to a senior journalist, broke his silence on the issue making headlines for quite some time. He said the PML-N 1

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks rise over one percent on foreign buying; auto leads

Stocks gained 1.3 percent on Friday, buoyed by auto and financial shares while offshore investors continued to be net buyers and added fuel to a rally that started towards the start of the week, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti at Arif Habib Corp said bullish activity was witnessed in scrips across the board. “(Prime Minister) PM’s approval for amnesty

January 19, 2018 9:52 AM CJ takes suo motu notice of 'extra judicial murder' of Naqeebullah Mehsud

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu notice of alleged extra judicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsood, Geo TV reported. According to the TV channel, the Supreme Court chief justice have sought a report from the Inspector General Sindh Police within seven days. Family and friends of Naqeebullah Mehsood, a youth

January 19, 2018 7:45 AM Renowned columnist Munnu Bhai passes away at the age of 84

Lahore: Eminent columnist, writer and drama writer Munnu Bhai passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 84. According to the family, Munnu Bhai had been facing numerous cardiac and kidney complications since a long time and he breathed his last at a local hospital. The funeral prayers for the deceased journalist will be held after Asar at Rewaz Garden 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Shahbaz, Naseem meet in snooker U21 final today

KARACHI: Holder Naseem Akhtar overwhelmed last year’s runner-up Haris Tahir in the semi-finals of the Jubilee Insurance National Junior Under-21 Snooker Championship 2018 at the PSB Billiards & Snooker Hall in Islamabad on Thursday. According to the details made available by the Pakistan Billiards & Snooker Association (PBSA), Naseem’s opponent in the all-Punjab

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM CM presents awards to Hall of Fame inductees

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Thursday that the provincial government would provide full administrative, financial and security support to the PHF for the Pakistan Hockey League (PHL). Speaking at the Hall of Fame awards ceremony at a local hotel, he appreciated the efforts made by PHF for the revival of hockey. “The visit 1

January 18, 2018 10:37 AM Bilawal orders inquiry into ‘extrajudicial killing’ of Waziristan man

KARACHI: After social media uproar against the ‘extrajudicial encounter’ of a man by SSP Malir Rao Anwar, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has ordered an inquiry into the case as more details pointing towards mysterious circumstances emerge. I have asked Sindh Home Minster Sohail Anwar Siyal to conduct an inquiry, tweeted Bilawal. In reply to the tweet 2