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January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistani diplomat visits Xinjiang

BEIJING: Diplomats from Pakistan and other regional countries visited Xinjiang region last week, and got highly impressed by the recent measures taken by the Chinese government for ensuring peace and prosperity for their people. The regional government of the region has invited diplomatic envoys and representatives from Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan 75

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Hamid wins U14 crown in Thailand

ISLAMABAD: Hamid Israr pairing with a Bangladesh player won the doubles title in the ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2019 Division II in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Hamid and Hossain Mohammad Roman beat the third seeded Iranian pair of Amirali Ghavam and Kasra Rahmani 6-2, 6-1 in the final. In the boys’ singles category, Hassan Ali was the best performer 68

January 9, 2019 5:16 PM Pakistan 5th largest sugarcane producer in world

MULTAN: Pakistan is the fifth largest sugarcane producer in the world with an annual production of 63,800 thousand metric tons (TMTs), after Brazil, India, China and Thailand. Brazil is the top ranking country producing 739,300 TMTs of sugarcane annually. India is on the second berth with 341,200 TMTs, Peoples Republic of China on the third spot with 125,500 TMTs, and Thailand 84

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport ‘fears death’

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country on Sunday. Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun told AFP she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly 52

January 4, 2019 12:00 AM FIA slammed for raiding SECP HQ

ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) policy board Khalid Mirza has lambasted Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for raiding the commission office calling it a criminal act. The agency officials had raided SECP headquarters last week and seized record. The FIA team acted after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) 48

December 25, 2018 12:00 AM PIA launches new routes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday launched new flight route to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A spokesperson for the national flag carrier said the PIA’s new flight operations have started, adding that there will be twice-weekly flights from Lahore to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The Lahore-Kuala Lumpur flight has resumed 64

December 20, 2018 12:00 AM Karachi to host Softball Asia coaching clinic next year

KARACHI: Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) secretary Asif Azeem has said that Karachi would host Softball Asia Pakistan Coaching Clinic next year. On his return from Kuala Lumpur after attending the Congress meeting of Softball Asia (SA), he said international coaches would train Pakistan softball coaches and players. “President Softball Asia (SA) Dato Low Beng Choo will also come to Pakistan 35

December 12, 2018 12:00 AM Aqeel, Yousuf move ahead in F-2 Futures

Karachi: Pakistan’s Aqeel Khan and Yousuf Khalil moved into the second round of men’s singles in the $15,000 F-2 Futures at PTF complex, Islamabad on Tuesday. In the first round, Yousuf beat Mudassir Murtaza 6-4, 6-3 and Aqeel won against Shamael Chaudhry of Great Britain 7-5, 6-1. Top seed Cheong-Eui Kim from South Korea thrashed Ahmad Asjad Qureshi 39

December 10, 2018 12:00 AM Mexican volunteer crowned Miss World

SANYA: A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on Saturday. Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, has a degree in international business, volunteers for "Migrantes en el Camino" and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls, according to the Miss World website. She was crowned 29

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 32