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Cricket ready for new set of rules

Cricket ready for new set of rules

Cricket ready for new set of rules Bat size rule introduced to assure balance between bat and ball. PHOTO: AFP LONDON: Cricket’s law-makers are to limit bat-sizes and introduce sendings-off among a new batch of rules which will take effect this year, they said. Bats will be measured with a “bat gauge” to make sure they […]

Islamabad to get its tallest building yet

Islamabad to get its tallest building yet

Islamabad to get its tallest building yet The tower will be the tallest building in the city, and will serve as a symbol of socioeconomic progress. PHOTO: REUTERS The federal government on Monday announced its plan to build ‘The CPEC Tower’ in Islamabad which would be the tallest building in the capital. The tower will serve […]

Chinese envoy says CPEC has created 13,000 jobs

Chinese envoy says CPEC has created 13,000 jobs

Chinese envoy says CPEC has created 13,000 jobs ISLAMABAD: Projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) are moving ahead of schedule and so far these schemes have generated 13,000 local jobs, China’s Ambassador to Islamabad Sun Weidong told participants at a forum organised by the Express Media Group on Monday. Developments in relation to CPEC were […]

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis tortured to death in Saudi Arabia PESHAWAR: Two transgender persons, both natives of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), died on Tuesday after being subjected to torture allegedly by Saudi police in Riyadh for dressing up as women in public. Thirty-five transgender people were arrested by a law enforcement agency for cross-dressing, which is a punishable offence in […]

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit

Malaysian police say foiled attack on Arab royalty ahead of Saudi King visit Saudi Arabia’s King Salman inspects an honour guard at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 26, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday said the seven militants arrested late last month were planning an attack on “Arab royalties” visiting its […]

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions

PM Nawaz urges Kuwaiti PM to lift visa restrictions Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif punctuated the importance of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Kuwait, said a press release on Tuesday at the Bayan palace. On meeting with Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al Mubarak al Hamad al Sabah, at the […]

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death

Saudi Arabia denies police tortured two transgender Pakistanis to death Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday claims by Pakistani activists that two transgender women from Pakistan were beaten to death in police custody after being arrested in Saudi Arabia along with more than 30 other members of the community. Reports of the deaths had been carried […]

International cricket returns to Pakistan

International cricket returns to Pakistan

International cricket returns to Pakistan PHOTO: AFP Fresh from hosting the Pakistan Super League final, there is more good news for Pakistan cricket as the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering sending a World XI side to Lahore to play a four-match T20 series in September. The series, which will be another giant leap towards […]

Pakistan gets access to high-quality solar energy maps

Pakistan gets access to high-quality solar energy maps

ISLAMABAD:  The World Bank, in partnership with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), on Tuesday launched a series of new solar maps for Pakistan in support of efforts to increase the deployment of renewable energy in the country. This will help in expanding access to sustainable and affordable sources of indigenous energy in the country. […]

Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘vile’ comments about foreign PSL players

Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘vile’ comments about foreign PSL players

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was at the receiving end on Monday after a video surfaced in which the party leader made derogatory comments about international players who attended the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore. Imran Khan in eye of storm over ‘pateechar’ comment about foreign PSL players  In what seems to be an internal party […]

Pakistan, France to Deepen Bilateral Relations by Parliamentary Exchanges

Pakistan, France to Deepen Bilateral Relations by Parliamentary Exchanges

Paris 1st March, 2017: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has called for further strengthening of the bilateral relations between France and Pakistan through parliamentary exchanges and by boosting cooperation in diversified fields. This was stated by the Chairman Senate during his meeting with French Senator Mr. Pascal Allizard, President, Pakistan-France Friendship Group in the Senate […]

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

Swedish citizen jailed for Facebook call to fund Daesh

A Swedish citizen was sentenced to six months in jail Thursday for inciting people to finance Daesh through Facebook, a landmark case for the country. In a Facebook account linked to Ahmad Qadan, 34, a post written in Swedish and published on August 21, 2013 said: “Help us supply our brothers at the front with […]

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