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  • Inter-school event to begin on Saturday

    January 24, 2014 2:45 AM 11

    Play for Peace Table Tennis featur­es 448 player­s from Karach­i. KARACHI: Children from 42 schools showed up to play the Wazir Ali Memorial Play for Peace Table Tennis Tournament in Karachi on Thursday. The tournament kicked off with an opening ceremony with chief guest Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddique inaugurating the event. The tournament

  • Mass participation: Punjab Youth Festival tehsil competitions enter sixth day

    January 23, 2014 11:32 PM 10

    24,273 people move to the next round. In Lahore’s Aziz Bhatti Town, 307 people participated in various events and 111 returned winners. In Gulberg Town, out of 48 qirat and naat participants, 11 were successful. Muhammad Ali won the qirat event and Muhammad Shaheer won the naat event. Team Anees won basketball match. As many as 521 people participated

  • Cricket: Pakistan U19 edge out Afghanistan

    January 23, 2014 7:21 PM 7

    Afghan­istan bowled out for 221 in the final over of their inning­s. Pakistan U19 recorded a 17-run win over Afghanistan in the second one-day match played at the Qaddafi stadium in Lahore. Batting first, the hosts scored 238 in the allotted 45 overs. Captain Sami Aslam continued his rich vein of form scoring 71 off 86 balls, playing an innings which

  • Aisam-ul-Haq defeated by Sania Mirza in mixed doubles event

    January 23, 2014 7:15 AM 15

    MELBOURNE: Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq and his German partner Julia Goerges were defeated in the quarter finals of the mixed doubles event in the Australian Open to India’s Sania Mirza and Romania’s Horia Tecau, Aisam and his partner had eased in to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles event, but lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to the Indian-Romanian

  • Australian Open: Sania Mirza beats Aisamul Haq in mixed doubles event

    January 23, 2014 6:15 AM 14

    Aisam and George­s lost 6-3, 6-4 to the Indian-Romani­an duo. MELBOURNE: The Pakistani tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi and his German partner Julia Goerges lost in the quarter finals of the mixed doubles event in the Australian Open 2014 to India’s Sania Mirza and Romania’s Horia Tecau, Express News reported on Thursday. On January 21, Aisam and his partner

  • ‘We need to win every match now’

    January 23, 2014 2:36 AM 17

    Kaleem­ullah reinfo­rces KRL’s focus as side thrash­es PIA 3-0 in PPFL. KARACHI: Defending champions KRL thrashed PIA 3-0 in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) at the Faisal Town Ground in Lahore on Wednesday. PIA, who now stand in seventh position, held KRL as both teams failed to score in the first-half. However, Muhammad Adil scored the opening

  • Misbah

    January 23, 2014 2:21 AM 20

    KARACHI - Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is happy that the team was able to give their Australian head coach Dav Whatmore a winning send off by beating Sri Lanka in the third Test at Sharjah. Though the team officials and players arrived in two batches at the Karachi and Lahore airports on Tuesday, they were given a warm welcome by cricket enthusiasts

  • Sportsman spirit: Youth festival sees heavy participation despite rain

    January 22, 2014 9:27 PM 42

    We have provid­ed women a great platfo­rm to exhibi­t their prowes­s at dress making and cookin­g, says minist­er. As many as 77,610 young people participated in various competitions across the province on Wednesday. 19,888 of them emerged victorious. In Iqbal Town, 42 of the 84 participants were declared winners. Several competitions were held at the Sanat

  • Russian women eye fairytale curling medal

    January 22, 2014 9:13 PM 18

    MOSCOW: Russia’s women’s curlers hope to sweep their way to Olympic gold in a sport that was barely played at any level in the country just two decades ago. The team’s Swiss head coach Thomas Lips, who took over the Russian women’s outfit in July 2012 to guide them to the European title in the same year, said he was confident that he has chosen the country’s

  • Final hopefuls left sweating by bad weather

    January 22, 2014 7:26 PM 13

    SNGPL, NBP, WAPDA in the runnin­g for Presid­ent’s Trophy. KARACHI: With UBL already through to the final of the President’s Trophy, other hopefuls have been left sweating over their chances by bad weather as little play was possible in the matches being played in Punjab. SNGPL, NBP and Wapda all are in the running to get a shot at the title, along with UBL, but the ‘big three’