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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM 3 matches decided in Premier Cricket League

LAHORE: IPC, 3D Modelling and Jazz won their round matches against Akzonobel, UBS XI and Honda in the Premier Super Cricket League. In the first match played at Township Whites Ground, IPC beat Akzonobel by 40 runs. IPC set a target of 186 .In reply, Akzonobel could score 145. Waheed Anwar from IPC played a brilliant innings of 51 runs and was awarded 9

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Turkey to set up Syria security zone after Trump call

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that Ankara would set up a “security zone” in northern Syria suggested by US President Donald Trump. Erdogan’s comments came a day after he had a telephone conversation with Trump to ease tensions after the US leader threatened to “devastate” the Turkish economy if Ankara attacks Kurdish forces

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM LTU Karachi collects Rs587bln in first half of 2018/19

KARACHI: The Large Taxpayers Unit (LTU) Karachi has collected Rs587 billion during the first half (July–December) of the current fiscal year, amid flat growth in sales tax collection, sources said on Tuesday. The unit – the biggest revenue collecting arm of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) – posted only two percent growth in the collection of Inland 2

January 15, 2019 7:41 AM Aqua Beach: Karachiites' exotic new picnic spot

Karachiites now have a new picnic spot named ‘Aqua Beach’ situated some 50 kms from the city. The scenic spot provides respite to the chaotic routine life and its exotic landscape is replete of breath-taking views. Located alongside the Hub River, Aqua Beach is developed as an adventure spot that provides a number of recreational activities to the visitors 13

January 15, 2019 1:43 AM US officials due today for talks on Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON: Two key US officials — special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Assistant to the US president Lisa Curtis — are expected in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks aimed at ensuring the success of a US-backed peace initiative for Afghanistan. The US Department of State announced last week that Mr Khalilzad is visiting India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan 13

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 3

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM New alliance increases pressure on India’s ruling party

LUCKNOW: Two regional parties that were former bitter rivals announced an unlikely alliance Saturday to fight Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Hindu nationalist party in a looming general election. The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) — key players in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh — said they would set aside their 4

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Sandgren claims maiden ATP crown

AUCKLAND: American Tennys Sandgren was left speechless Saturday after claiming his first ATP tour title with a comprehensive straight sets win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie in the Auckland Classic final. The 27-year-old Sandgren took just 79 minutes to beat Norrie 6-4, 6-2 to round out a remarkable week of tennis without dropping a set. “I’m a little 1

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Kerber says confidence, motivation sky high

MELBOURNE: Wimbledon tennis champion Angelique Kerber Saturday said her confidence and motivation were sky high and her form good, but she is thinking no further than round one of the opening Grand Slam of the year. Despite her reticence to look too far forward, the world number two is seen as one of the favourites for the Australian Open crown, carrying 3

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Kvitova digs deep to outlast Barty in Sydney final

SYDNEY: Petra Kvitova outlasted Ashleigh Barty in a final-set tiebreak to win the Sydney International for the second time on Saturday. The Czech 2015 champion and fifth seed fought back from dropping the opening set and an early break in the final set to beat the top-ranked Aussie, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) in two hours 19 minutes. It was a gutsy performance 3