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October 10, 2017 12:43 PM NAB directed to probe sale of PIA plane to Germany museum

The Senate's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday asked the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe the controversy surrounding the sale of a Pakistan International Airlines plane. Earlier this year, PAC had found that a PIA plane had gone missing. However, later it was revealed that the plane had been sold to a German museum. The flight-worthy 5

October 10, 2017 12:00 AM Moiz wins Signature 3rd Ranking Scrabble title

KARACHI: Former world youth champion Moiz Baiq won seven out of nine matches with a spread of 398 to win the title after beating Waseem Khatri in his final match in the Premier category in Signature 3rd Ranking Scrabble Tournament here at the Beach Luxury Hotel. A total of 86 players participated in the tournament and fought for top honors in five categories 6

October 4, 2017 9:18 PM Integrity Unit gets another small fish

The Tennis Integrity Unit’s latest catch is Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete, a 24-year-old Spaniard with no current ranking. Ribeiro Navarrete received an eight-month suspension and a $1000 fine. The TIU found he placed 28 bets on tennis online between January and March, 2013. None were on his own matches. The TIU’s last suspension came in August when Marius 4

October 1, 2017 6:24 AM Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem wins WBC silver flyweight title

World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem defeated Panamanian opponent Carlos to succefully defends his title on Sunday. Waseem, who has been undefeatable in all the eight fights in his career, retained number one position in the world ranking, according to Geo News. On July 17, 2016, Waseem became the first Pakistani boxer 4

September 29, 2017 9:40 PM Zakaria says US considers Pakistan as important country of region

ISLAMABAD: The United States considers Pakistan an important country in the region, a spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Nafees Zakaria while speaking on state-run television said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held important meetings on sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session with high-ranking officials of various 5

September 29, 2017 1:12 AM Major reshuffle in army top brass

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Thursday announced major reshuffle in high ranking officers. According to an Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) release, former director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen Asim Bajwa has replaced Lt Gen Aamer Riaz as corps commander southern command (Quetta). As per details released by army media 4

September 26, 2017 12:00 AM International golf returns to Pakistan in November

KARACHI: After a long wait of ten years, Pakistan’s top professionals will feature in an international golf tournament on home soil when the Defence Raya Golf Championship will be played in Lahore in November. The inaugural championship, part of the Asian Development Tour, will be held at Defence Raya Golf and Country Club from November 2 to 5.With a prize 7

September 18, 2017 12:07 AM A look at ‘striking similarities’ between SC proceedings

ISLAMABAD: There seems to be striking similarities in the intricacies, but it is yet to be seen whether the outcome would be the same. Legal grounds on which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court this summer may threaten political future of many legislators, Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in particular. How did Imran 6

September 11, 2017 12:00 AM Independence Cup offers int’l T20 ranking points

KARACHI: The players featuring in the three-match Independence Cup series between Pakistan and the World XI will have a chance to improve T20I rankings as the series has been given T20I status. The series will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 12, 13 and 15. Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Imad Wasim leads the T20I rankings table for bowlers 10

September 10, 2017 12:00 AM Thompson, Ko set for final-round showdown

LOS ANGELES, California: Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko are set for a final round showdown at the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship after finishing atop the leaderboard at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on Friday. First-round leader Thompson fired a six-under 66 in the shadow of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway but was chased down by twice major 9