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October 18, 2018 12:00 AM BCCI’S refusal: WADA starts process to make ICC non-compliant

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) failure to convince one of its member boards - the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) - to allow dope testing of its cricketers by the country’s anti-doping watchdog, NADA, has prompted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to set in motion the process to make the ICC noncompliant to its revised

October 17, 2018 8:52 AM Australia bowled out for 145, concedes big lead in 2nd test

Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas ripped through Australia's batting lineup with a five-wicket haul Wednesday as the visitors were bowled out for 145 on the second day of the second cricket Test. Australia conceded a massive 137-run lead as Abbas finished with 5-33 when he had Mitchell Starc (34) lbw and Australia was dismissed an hour after lunch 2 1

October 11, 2018 9:27 AM Khawaja, Head frustrate Pakistan victory charge

DUBAI: Opener Usman Khawaja and Travis Head defied Pakistan with some solid batting to take Australia to 215-3 at lunch on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Dubai on Thursday. Khawaja followed up his first innings score of 85 with a fighting 82 not out, and debutant Head was unbeaten on 70 for his maiden half-century, both blunting Pakistan

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM Remittances up 13.14pc to $3.419bln in 1Q

KARACHI: Remittances from overseas Pakistani workers rose 13.14 percent in the first quarter of current fiscal year, mainly on the back of strong economic and job market growth in the major contributing countries and devaluation of rupee, the central bank data showed on Wednesday. The figures released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) revealed remittances 1

October 10, 2018 7:48 PM Asad Umar meets World Bank President in Indonesia

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Asad Umar held a meeting with the President of World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Group Annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday. In the meeting, the current level of Pak-World Bank cooperation was reviewed. The Finance Minister shared with the World Bank leader, the vision of the new government

October 10, 2018 9:39 AM Abbas's triple brings Pakistan closer to win over Australia

Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers — Shaun and Mitchell —for ducks as Australia slumped from 87 without loss to finish the fourth day at 136-3. At stumps 7 1

October 8, 2018 9:58 AM Pakistan prepares for PM Imran Khan’s first Chinese visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday chaired a high-level meeting to deliberate on his forthcoming visit to China and review the projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The meeting was attended by Ministers for Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Asad Umar, Information Fawad Chaudhry, Planning Khusro Bukhtiar, Power Omer Ayub Khan, Railways 1

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM Saudi Arabia backs down from blocking UN climate report

INCHEON, South Korea: Oil giant Saudi Arabia backed down at the last minute on Saturday from obstructing the adoption of a major report by the UN’s climate science panel, sources told AFP. With the threat removed, the meeting of the 195-nation panel in Incheon, South Korea -- deep into overtime -- swiftly approved the report on how to cap global warming 1

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM ADB to expand partnership with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to expanding partnership with Pakistan. Finance Minister Asad Umar received the visiting Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Vice President, Wencai Zhang, for a meeting here. They had a brief review of the ongoing and prospective ADB assisted projects in Pakistan. The finance minister, on the occasion 1

October 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan among world’s top 3 ship scrapping countries: UNCTAD

KARACHI: Pakistan ranked one of the top three ship scrapping countries in the world, ahead of neighbouring China, as the south Asian country demolished around 3.5 million tons of vessels during the last year, a UN body’s report revealed on Wednesday. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) data showed that Pakistan scrapped 3