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December 9, 2018 1:28 PM Pakistani expats contribute Rs1 billion for dams fund: SBP

ISLAMABAD: The overseas Pakistanis have so far contributed around Rs.1 billion to 'The Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams Fund', State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) data reveals. According to the SBP, as of December 06, around Rs 8.46 billion have so far been deposited by the local as well as expatriate

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Asian football boss faces two challengers for presidency

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will face two challengers when he seeks a fresh term at an election in April, the football body said Saturday. Qatar’s Saoud Al-Mohannadi, an AFC vice president, and AFC executive committee member Mohamed Khalfan Matar Saeed Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan slip to seventh spot after NZ drubbing

DUBAI: Pakistan dropped to seventh spot, while New Zealand consolidated their fourth position in the ICC Test Team Rankings following the conclusion of the final Test of the three-match series in Abu Dhabi on Friday. New Zealand won the match by 123 runs and also claimed the series 2-1.Pakistan had entered the series in sixth place on 95 points. But they have now dropped

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Rizwan vows to do his best if given chance

KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan on Friday said that he will put in his best if he gets a chance during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa later this month. “I am happy that I am back in the Pakistan side. If I get a chance I will try my best to live up to the expectations,” Rizwan told reporters here at the National Stadium

December 7, 2018 3:50 PM Amir, Fakhar return to Pakistan Test squad for South Africa tour

LAHORE: Pakistan selectors Friday recalled fast bowler Mohammad Amir in the 16-member squad for the three-match Test series in the tour of South Africa starting later this month. Sarfraz Ahmed has been retained as captain of the side, which opens the tour with the first Test at Centurion from December 26. Pakistan will also play five one-day internationals 1

December 7, 2018 10:16 AM PM Imran Khan congratulates Yasir Shah over 'stellar' performance

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday congratulated cricketer Yasir Shah for breaking 82-year old record to become the fastest bowler to reach the 200 test wickets in 33 matches. "Last week he had equalled my record of 14 wickets in a test match. Stellar performance," the prime minister said in a tweet. Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets

December 7, 2018 5:16 AM PM Khan congratulates Yasir Shah on 'stellar' record-breaking performance

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday congratulated leg-spinner Yasir Shah on breaking an 82-year-old world record in cricket, becoming the first bowler to take 200 Test wickets in 33 matches. The 32-year-old broke the record held by Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett ─ who took 200 wickets in 36 Test matches in 1936 against South Africa in Johannesburg

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Uncapped Zubayr Hamza in SA squad for Pakistan Tests

DURBAN: Zubayr Hamza, the 23-year-old Cape Cobras batsman, could make his Test debut against Pakistan on Boxing Day after being named in the 13-man South African squad for the upcoming three-match Test series. If he gains selection in the final XI he will become the 100th player to represent South Africa in Test cricket since readmission. “Zubayr has been one of the standout

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Govt policies to unite opposition for joint struggle, says Baloch

MULTAN: Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Liaqat Baloch has said that the government policies would unite the opposition for joint struggle and protest against it. Addressing a rising youth expo organised by the IJT here on Thursday, he said that the PTI government had failed to provide any relief to the people during its first 100 days.He said that Prime

December 6, 2018 6:57 PM Habib University to launch new flagship undergraduate major in Comparative Liberal Studies

KARACHI: Habib University is hosting a symposium to launch its new flagship undergraduate major in Comparative Liberal Studies (CLS) on December 15th from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. At a critical crossroads in Pakistan’s history, Habib University has set itself a unique mission: to offer a cutting-edge humanities curriculum that is at once globallyoriented