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Mushfiqur’s record innings puts Bangladesh on top

Mushfiqur’s record innings puts Bangladesh on top

DHAKA (AFP) – Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka on Monday.Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at 522-7 an hour into the final session, before the […]

Top brass of PML-N to meet in Lahore today

Top brass of PML-N to meet in Lahore today

LAHORE – The top brass of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) will meet today (Monday) in Lahore to ponder agenda of party’s parliamentary meeting.As per details acquired, the session will be held in chamber of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.Sources privy to PML-N told our correspondent that former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja […]

Australia eye top spot in T20I rankings in series against Pakistan

Australia eye top spot in T20I rankings in series against Pakistan

Pakistan and Australia are all set to lock horns in the three-match T20I series starting from Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.The series have significant importance as Kangaroos have a chance of overtaking the Men in Green in the ICC T2oI rankings.Aaron Finch-led — who registered an easy seven-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in […]

King Abdullah awards Gen Qamar with Jordan’s top military honour

King Abdullah awards Gen Qamar with Jordan’s top military honour

The king of Jordan Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussainon has awarded Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa with ‘Order of the Military Merit’ in recognition of his services for improving bilateral defence and security relations.“General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reached Jordan on a three-day visit,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on […]

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

Top court throws out ‘frivolous’ NAB petition against Sharifs’ verdict suspension pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected a “frivolous” National Accountability Bureau (NAB) plea blocking the Sharifs’ Avenfield verdict suspension pleas before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and fined the anti-graft watchdog Rs20,000. NAB moves SC to block Sharifs’ suspension plea before IHC In a separate development, an IHC  bench hearing the Sharifs’ pleas expressed surprise over  NAB challenging their […]

Pay damages to affected passengers, top court tells Shaheen Air

Pay damages to affected passengers, top court tells Shaheen Air

Chief Justice (CJ) Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered Shaheen Air International (SAI) to pay damages to its affected passengers who were left stranded in Guangzhou, China, after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended the airline’s flight operations. A three-member bench, headed by CJ Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijazul, was hearing the case […]

Top Bangladeshi photographer arrested for interview on teen protests

Top Bangladeshi photographer arrested for interview on teen protests

Bangladesh police said Monday they arrested a prize-winning photographer for “provocative comments” in an Al Jazeerainterview about protests by teenagers that have convulsed the country for over a week. Over the weekend, a heavy-handed response to the protests over road safety left more than 100 injured as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and mobs […]

Top court acquits three men sentenced by BHC for involvement in 2011 bus carnage

Top court acquits three men sentenced by BHC for involvement in 2011 bus carnage

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday acquitted three men who had been sentenced by the Balochistan High Court (BHC), and imprisoned for seven years, for their involvement in an attack on a passenger bus in Sibi, citing a lack of evidence. The men, Rehmatullah, Abdul Rehman and Murad Ali, were accused of setting a passenger […]

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

Rally for equality as top Philippine court considers gay marriage

MANILA: Thousands of gay pride marchers braved heavy rain in Manila on Saturday calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage as the Philippines’ top court considers a landmark legal challenge to the current ban. Many of the marchers acknowledged they faced an uphill struggle in the conservative, largely Catholic country where even divorce is illegal. “We […]

Top court suspends LHC order to redraft nomination papers

Top court suspends LHC order to redraft nomination papers

LAHORE:The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday suspended Lahore High Court’s decision declaring nomination papers for the upcoming general polls null and void. During the hearing of a petition filed by the Election Commission of Pakistan and former speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq challenging the high court’s directives to redraft the nomination forms, Chief Justice […]

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