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  • PESHAWAR - An air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group. Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province who had been declared dead several ...

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  • LANDI KOTAL: The federal government has undertaken an initiative to fence selected parts of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border to stop militant intrusion inside Pakistani territory. The official informed the local media that the border fencing would begin in ‘a couple of months’ in line ...

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  • Dubai - After an intense tussle for the top four spots, it is Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators who have finished in the Top Two for the second successive year in the Pakistan Super League. Last year, at the same stage of the tournament, Peshawar and Quetta were involved in a thriller in the ...

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  • Dubai - With only three matches left in the UAE, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and its franchises are beginning the process of figuring out which foreign players will travel to Lahore, where the final is scheduled for March 5. On Sunday evening in Dubai, Karachi Kings became the last team to ...

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  • Dubai - Former title holder of Miss Kurdistan and Miss Kurdistan World Shene Aziz Ako, in a video message, gave a glimpse to her fans of her excitement regarding the Pakistan Super League. Ako, who moved to Norway several years ago, in her video message sent love to Pakistani cricket fans from ...

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  • Dubai - Amidst uncertainty regarding the availability of leading foreign stars for the summit clash, Karachi Kings opener Chris Gayle has tackled the issue in his own hilarious manner. When asked if he would be willing to travel to Lahore for the PSL final, Gayle, who played leading role in Karachi ...

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  • Dubai - Senior experts, including former Pakistan cricketers, have lauded the Punjab government's decision to host Pakistan Super League final in Lahore. Speaking at the private TV channel, former cricketer Sikandar Bakht praised the decision saying, "Circumstances are not good all across the ...

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  • KARACHI -  The national flag carrier has suspended a pilot after reports emerged that he operated an overloaded flight from Karachi to Madina, with passengers forced to stand in the aisle for the whole flight. Passengers with handwritten boarding cards scrambled for seats as the Boeing 777 ...

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  • RAWALPINDI: COAS Gen Bajwa was called on by Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Yurevich Dedov today and they discussed regional security of country in their meeting. A statement released by ISPR mentions that the envoy condemned recent terrorist incidents in the country and expressed grief ...

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  • A superbug has been sent by NASA to space in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The bug is an antibiotic-resistant superbug that has been sent from Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts at the space station will study the bug at the ISS, which is host to numerous ...

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  • DUBAI - English fast bowler Chris Jordan – who is playing for Peshawar Zalmi – has said that compared to other T20 leagues, PSL is more competitive and difficult in its format. “Though you only have one team which doesn’t qualify it sounds simple but because the teams are ...

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  • DUBAI - Quetta Gladiators fast bowler Umar Gul has been ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after a forearm fracture. The Quetta Gladiators media manager said that an x-ray established Gul's forearm was fractured. The team management has decided to replace Gul with Ahsaan Adil, said Quetta ...

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  • DUBAI - Brendon McCullum, the Lahore Qalandars captain, said he was "obviously not satisfied" with the team's results this season, after a five-wicket defeat against Karachi Kings left Lahore at last place on the table, facing the likelihood of missing out on a playoff spot for the second ...

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  • DUBAI -  Kieron Pollard, the big-hitting West Indies allrounder, stuck to the advice he got from his coach in school – “ten runs are achievable in two balls – to seal a stunning win for Karachi Kings and keep them in the hunt for a Pakistan Super League play-off spot. The ...

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  • DUBAI -  Courtesy to firepower from Henry Chris Gayle in the start of the inning, Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United by six wickets and qualify for the PSL 2017 knockout stages at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Karachi victory means Peshawar Zalmi topped the points table on ...

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  • FAISALABAD: A police constable was shot dead by armed men while 10 others including a child were injured in armed clash of rival groups here on Monday. Police said that three armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire at Constable Ghulam Hussain in Chak 215R-B Nathery in Faisalabad killing him ...

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  • DUBAI - A quick fire 45 by Shahid Afridi guided Peshawar Zalmi to a 2-wicket victory against Quetta Gladiators at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium Saturday. As the format of the PSL would have it, Saturday's league fixture turned out to be Quetta Gladiators' fourth in as many days. ...

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  • Karachi - Chief Engineer and Provincial Commissioner of PIA Scouts Muhammad Aslam Tariq said on Saturday that it was the day of implementation of messages and principles of life of founder and chief scout of the world movement Sir Colonel Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell. “I pay a ...

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  • Pacer Umar Gul of Quetta Gladiators is now out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after suffering injury in his hand. According to the details, Umar Gul was hit by ball from Wahab Riaz during the match against Peshawar Zalmi. The x-ray report confirmed fracture in his left forearm and he will be ...

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  • LAHORE: Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Shehbaz Sharif Sunday chaired the apex committee session at CM House in Lahore to deliberate over hosting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 final in Lahore and analyzing the overall security situation of the province. During the meeting, the ongoing ...

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  • DUBAI - Wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has urged the selection committee to give a reason for his consistent omission from the national squad despite strong performances in the domestic circuit and the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Kamran, who scored a match-wining half-century for ...

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  • DUBAI - Karachi Kings may have defeated Lahore Qalandars in a nail-biting finish on Saturday, but they have yet to qualify for the playoffs and Lahore Qalandars still stand a chance to finish among the top four teams of the Pakistan Super League 2017. Karachi is scheduled to play Islamabad United ...

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  • DUBAI -  Mohammad Sami, the Pakistan pacer, said he was savouring the last-over heroics which helped Islamabad United pulled off a heist against Quetta Gladiators on Friday (February 24), and was not yet focusing on another comeback to the national team. Sami, 36, who has staged numerous ...

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  • DUBAI - A West Indian powerhouse of Twenty20 cricket played a stunning hand to maintain Karachi Kings’ hopes in the HBL Pakistan Super League — but not the one most people might have been expecting. Chris Gayle, the Kings’ big recruit ahead of this tournament, was finally stood ...

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  • DUBAI - Lahore Qalandars lost the match against Peshawar Zalmi by 17 runs after a poor batting display from the side in 16th fixture of the Pakistan Super League. Despite late heroics by Sohail Tanvir, the earlier collapse of the batting order proved to be the undoing for the side. Tanvir hit two ...

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  • DUBAI - Karachi Kings batsman Chris Gayle has apologised to his fans after his dismal performance in Pakistan Super League 2017. "Sixes and fours, I'll give you your sixes and fours Okay. If it doesn’t happen my bad," said the aggressive West Indies batsman in a video. Chris Gayle could only ...

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  • LONDON - British boxer of Pakistani origin Amir Khan has stressed that the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) should be held in Lahore. In a video message, Khan said holding the final in Lahore would be great for Pakistan. “I really believe the Pakistan Army will help and support this ...

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  • DUBAI - Quetta Gladiators Saturday mysteriously snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against Islamabad United. A win may assure Quetta top two finish and a right to play for final in the first play-off and they remained on course to do till the 18th over. Requiring just seven runs in last two ...

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  • Japan has agreed to extend a grant aid of worth 500 million Japanese Yen, equivalent to around Rs453 million ($ 4.43 million) to the government of Pakistan under its “Economic and Social Development Programme”, for installing Face Recognition Systems at major international airports of ...

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  •  Dubai -Sparkling knock of Asad Shafiq and Ahemd Shehzad helped Quetta Gladiators thump Karachi Kings by six wickets to confirm their position in the play-offs of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League. In the 15th match of the PSL played here at Dubai Cricket Stadium on Thursday, ...

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