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Australia’s Smith, Warner set for Global T20 Canada

Australia’s Smith, Warner set for Global T20 Canada

Disgraced Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner, both banned from top-flight international cricket for 12 months, were drafted Sunday for the Global T20 Canada event starting June 28. Former Australia captain Smith had already been announced as a marquee player for the inaugural edition of the event. Smith was sacked after the third Test […]

Pakistan, Russia set to sign $10b offshore pipeline deal next week

Pakistan, Russia set to sign $10b offshore pipeline deal next week

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough, Pakistan and Russia are poised to sign a $10-billion offshore gas pipeline deal, a project planned by the latter to capture the energy market of Pakistan. Sources told The Express Tribune that the cabinet had approved the signing of the gas pipeline laying deal and Pakistan ambassador to Russia had been authorised to ink […]

PML-N MNA Rana Umar set to join PTI today

PML-N MNA Rana Umar set to join PTI today

Another member of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member of National Assembly (NA) Rana Umar Nazir Khan has decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). According to party leader Fawad Chaudhry, Nazir will make formal announcement during a meeting with PTI Chief Imran Khan today (Thursday). The leader was elected as MNA from NA-99 Gujranwala constituency. Earlier, all […]

Jumping ships: South Punjab lawmakers all set to join PTI

Jumping ships: South Punjab lawmakers all set to join PTI

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry confirmed on Tuesday that the lawmakers from South Punjab who had parted ways with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are all set to join the PTI. Lawmakers including MNAs, MPAs of the PML-N including leader Khusro Bakhtiar have merged within the PTI. The formal announcement will be made in a […]

Alibaba group set to enter Pakistan

Alibaba group set to enter Pakistan

By APP Pakistan, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Group Holdings Limited to promote the country’s exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce. The agreement between Alibaba and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan was signed by Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir and President of Alibaba Group Michael Evans and Douglas Feagin, […]

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Trump set for first meeting with Palestinian president

Agency RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES:  US President Donald Trump meets Mahmud Abbas Wednesday for their first face-to-face talks, with the Palestinian leader hoping the billionaire businessman’s unpredictable approach can inject life into long-stalled peace efforts. Abbas makes the trip to Washington while politically unpopular back home, but hoping Trump can pressure Israel into concessions he believes […]

Mela Chiraghan begins Traditional activities set devotees afire

Mela Chiraghan begins Traditional activities set devotees afire

Web Desk A malang (mendicant) blows a customised wind instrument, announcing the start of dhamal (devotional dance) on the first day of the urs of rebel Punjabi Sufi poet Madhu Laal Hussain. The event is popularly known as Mela Chiraghan (festival of lights). — White Star / Murtaza Ali LAHORE: The three-day Mela Chiraghan (festival […]

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati set attacked, set on fire DESK REPORT The set of the period drama was subject to vandalism yet again, this time in Kolhapur. After Jaipur, the set of Padmavati has again fallen victim to violence. The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama was set on fire by a fringe group […]

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 […]

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

NAB officer’s house set on fire in Gilgit

GILGIT: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officer’s house was attacked on Wednesday (today). Unidentified people opened fire on investigation officer, Abdul Majid’s house, following which it was set on fire. The officer, who is working on high-profile corruption cases, remained unharmed. The incident has been reported to the local police station.

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ set up to guard Gwadar port’s sea lanes

Pakistan Navy’s special ‘Task Force-88’ (TF-88) was established Tuesday for maritime security of Gwadar port and protection of associated sea lanes against both conventional and non-traditional threats. An International Maritime Conference on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was held at Gwadar today to commission the TF-88 force. The creation of the special maritime force has […]