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July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Lifter Dastagir bags bronze in Tashkent

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt becomes the first Pakistan weightlifter to win the bronze medal in the World Junior Championship when he lifted 399kg in total in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 105 plus category. According to reports reaching here, Nooh and Armenian Lalayan lifted equal weight in total with Armenian getting silver as his bodyweight

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM S Punjab province resolution after winning polls: Gilani

MULTAN: Former prime minister and PPP vice-chairman Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that the PPP will submit a resolution for creation of south Punjab province soon after coming into power. Addressing corner meetings at Union Council Kabirpur, Deenpur and Billywala, Gilani said that the PPP had carried out record development in its last tenure. He said that tehsil

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

LONDON: England’s Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from ‘south of the border’ took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par — a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie Pepperell 1

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Air China flight’s sudden descent linked to co-pilot smoking

SHANGHAI: An emergency descent by an Air China aircraft after cabin oxygen levels dropped has been linked to a co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette during the flight, state media said on Friday, citing China’s aviation regulator. The state-backed Air China Boeing 737 aircraft was flying to the Chinese city of Dalian from Hong Kong on July 10 when it dropped 1

July 13, 2018 12:00 AM Tappi believed to be maintaining account with illegal money

ISLAMABAD: Investigators probing one of the country’s biggest money laundering scams informed the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday that a chunk of illegally parked money went into an account believed to be maintained by former President Asif Ali Zardari’s aide Awais Muzaffar Tappi who is residing in Dubai. Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General

July 12, 2018 12:59 AM Trade gap hits record $37.7bn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit widened to an all-time high of $37.7 billion in the outgoing fiscal year, contributing to the rising current account deficit of the country. The deficit soared almost 16 per cent during the 2017-18, posing a serious challenge for the government to control the menace of rising current account deficit, according to official 1

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Injury ends season for Qatar world champion Barshim

DOHA: World champion high jumper Mutaz Barshim has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of an ankle injury, the Qatar Athletics Federation announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the QAF said Barshim, who won gold at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, damaged ankle ligaments in Hungary earlier this month.He injured himself while

July 11, 2018 12:00 AM Stocks inch up as value hunters go for oversold oil, financial shares

Stocks closed up on Tuesday following a volatile session as undervalued oil and financial scrips attracted institutional buyers and an assurance of timely elections by director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) restored some confidence among investors, dealers said. Analyst Ahsan Mehanti from Arif Habib Corporation said stocks closed

July 10, 2018 8:27 AM FIA summons Zardari, Faryal in fake accounts case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday summoned PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection with a probe into 29 ‘benami’ accounts allegedly used to channel illicit funds, an FIA official told DawnNewsTV. The FIA has constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT), headed by FIA Sindh chief Munir Ahmed Shaikh, to investigate

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM Fakhar rises to second place in T20 rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman moved up 44 places to reach second spot with 842 points in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen following his incredible form in Zimbabwe, which featured a career-best 91 off 46 balls in the final that helped Pakistan seal a record chase against Australia in Harare on Sunday. Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch jumped three