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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM PSL tickets available online

LAHORE: Sharjah will host a total of eight HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) games; the historic venue with the record for staging most One-Day-Internationals (236) will be the centre stage for the HBL PSL matches for the fourth successive year since the inception of the league in 2016, says a PCB release. HBL PSL 2019 arrives at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium 62

January 15, 2019 1:44 AM NAB gets transit remand of Saad for Islamabad meeting

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a three-day transit remand of former Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique for his attendance in a meeting of the law and justice commission in Islamabad. The NAB special prosecutor filed an application before the court, pleading that being member of a parliamentary 46

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM 7.2-kanal of overseas Pakistani encroached in Jhang

JHANG: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab chapter’s commissioner has directed the Jhang district collector/deputy commissioner to take immediate action against the revenue and municipality officials over their alleged involvement in encroaching the urban land of an overseas Pakistani. Ali Aftab Sial, an overseas Pakistani and a USA citizen 12

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistan in trouble after De Kock’s ton’

JHANNESBURG: A century by Quinton de Kock and a double strike by Dale Steyn kept South Africa on course to complete a series clean sweep on the third day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. Set to make a daunting 381 to win, Pakistan were 153 for three at the close, needing another 228 runs. De Kock made an imperious 16

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Iran, Iraq power into Asian Cup knockout phase

ABU DHABI: Iran sank Vietnam and Iraq beat Yemen as the neighbours and arch-rivals powered into the Asian Cup round of 16 on Saturday ahead of their highly anticipated group decider next week. Sardar Azmoun struck both goals in Iran’s 2-0 win in Abu Dhabi, while teenager Mohanad Ali’s early solo strike kick-started Iraq’s 3-0 victory in Sharjah. Iran and Iraq will meet in Dubai 10

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Government raises drug prices up to 15 percent

KARACHI: The government kicked off 2019 with drug prices raised by between 9.0 percent and 15 percent to provide much-needed relief to the local manufacturers after massive rupee devaluation in recent months, an official said on Friday. Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) said the current increase is due to 30 percent decrease in value of rupee 15

January 10, 2019 12:00 AM Japan’s Imahira receives special invitation to Masters

WASHINGTON: Japan’s Shugo Imahira, last year’s Japan Golf Tour leading money winner, has accepted a special invitation to play in this year’s Masters tournament, Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said Tuesday. The 26-year-old from suburban Tokyo will make his Masters debut after missing the cut in three prior major starts at the 2016 British Open, 2017 US Open and 2018 PGA Championship 15

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM In-form Pujara climbs to third spot

DUBAI: Cheteshwar Pujara’s tally of 521 runs in the four Tests in Australia, his best-ever returns on an overseas tour, has vaulted him to third spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen. Pujara’s runs were crucial in India’s 2-1 series win that extended their run at the top of the team standings, while Australia remained fifth despite losing a point 10

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Australia to ‘consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

BANGKOK: Australia said Tuesday it will "carefully consider" the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family and is now in the care of the UN in Bangkok, after she fended off deportation in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at the Thai capital’s main airport on a flight from Kuwait 10

January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Natural disasters wreak $160 bn damage in 2018

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Natural disasters including wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis inflicted $160 billion of damage and claimed 10,400 lives in 2018, German reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. The financial toll was far below the $350 billion recorded the previous year in a record hurricane season, the firm said in its annual reckoning, but above the 30-year 13