Agencies

  • TMIANWALI   -   PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday kicked off his election campaign by staging a major rally and promising sweeping changes in the country if his party wins. Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 and Imran Khan is hoping to achieve a years-long dream of ...

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  • TBreda - Pakistan faced another defeat in the Champions Trophy taking place in Breda, Netherlands on Sunday when Australia downed the green shirts by 2-1. Australia, one of the most successful teams in the Champions Trophy with 14 titles under its belt, added another win to its list of glory. ...

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  • TKARACHI - Umar Akmal may find himself in hot water as he claimed that he was approached by bookmakers on several occasions for alleged corrupt activities. Akmal, 28, said in a TV interview aired on Sunday evening that he was offered $200,000 by fixers to leave two deliveries in one of the matches. ...

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  • TPESHAWAR - The Pakistani Taliban announced they had appointed a religious scholar as their new leader on Saturday after the militant group confirmed for the first time its former chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone strike last week. Fazlullah is believed to have ordered the failed 2012 ...

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  • TBREDA - India thrashed Pakistan on Friday to get their Champions Trophy campaign off and running at Breda in The Netherlands on Saturday. While Team India registered a comprehensive 4-0, the last two goals were scored after Pakistan withdrew their goalkeeper Imran Butt. In second match of the day, ...

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  • TBreda - The 37th and last edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy will kick off in grand manner as Pakistan take on arch-rivals India today (Saturday) at the BH & BC Breda in Netherlands. In other matches of the opening day, home favourites and European champions Netherlands will play ...

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  • TSRINAGAR - Massive clashes erupted in Zainakote area of Srinagar after the killing of Islamic State Jammu Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood Salafi in a gunfight with Indian forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday. An eyewitness said that a huge number of youth ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Karachi - Former military president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf has resigned as chairman of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML). New party chairman Dr Mohammad Amjad, informed media persons at a press conference in the Karachi Press Club on Friday, that Musharraf had tendered his ...

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  • TChester-le-Street - Centuries from Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh have given Australia a chance of clinching a morale-restoring victory over England in Durham. After the humiliation of Trent Bridge - where Australia conceded the largest total in ODI history on the way to slumping to their heaviest ...

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  • TKARACHI - Mohammad Amir is likely to be rested from at least one portion of Pakistan's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. ESPNcricinfo understands the fast bowler asked to be rested after the tour of Ireland, England and Scotland. It is possible he may miss the entire trip in a bid to be fresh ahead of a ...

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  • TKARACHI - Renowned boxer Amir Khan launched Pakistan’s first professional boxing league in a star-studded event here Thursday. The event led under the vision of two-time world champion Amir Khan and promoted by the British business tycoon Bill Dosanjh is aptly named “Super Boxing ...

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  • TWashington - The biggest challenge to stabilising Afghanistan remains the sanctuaries in Pakistan that shelter militants fighting the US-led coalition, according to President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead allied forces in the 17-year-old war. Ten months into the Trump-approved strategy that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - At least four terrorists and a child were killed and eight others injured in a shootout between security forces and terrorists in Balochistan on Wednesday morning. A spokesperson from the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said that the encounter started after security forces cordoned ...

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  • TRAWALPINDI - FC Balochistan on Wednesday returned back two soldiers to Afghanistan who were earlier arrested by the authorities for illegally crossing over to Pakistan, informed ISPR. The Army’s media wing said that Hayatullah and Lateefullah Khan were returned to the Afghan authorities at ...

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  • TKarachi - Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has failed a dope test and may face a minimum three-month-long suspension. It was learnt that the 26-year-old was tested during the Pakistan Cup, the country's domestic five-team one-day tournament, held from April 19 to May 1. Shehzad, who played for ...

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  • TLondon - Former Pakistan bowler Waqar Younis believes that his countrymen have a ‘fair chance’ of winning the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England. Pakistan stunned the cricket world a year ago when they thumped arch-rivals India in the ...

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  • TKabul - A high-ranking government delegation of Afghanistan arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday for talks on reviving the peace process with Taliban, an Afghan official said. Feroz Bashari, a government spokesman, said National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, intelligence chief Masoum ...

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  • TKarachi - Senior leg-spinner Yasir Shah will undergo fitness test this weekend in Lahore ahead of the tour to Zimbabwe, starting from June 28. Some apprehensions, though, still remain whether the tour will take place. The ongoing dispute on salary and match fee issue between the Zimbabwe Cricket ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Supreme Court has directed for ensuring transparency in state land distribution in Sindh province. Three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar  comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Muneeb Akhtar was hearing  ...

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  • T   ISLAMABAD  : Senior politician Chaudhry Nisar on Sunday ruled out the possibility of seat adjustment with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming general polls. In a statement issued by the disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, his spokesperson denied ...

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  • TFAISALABAD - A man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in Faisalabad on June 9 for refusing a marriage proposal was remanded into police custody for four days. Bus hostess Mahwish Arshad was shot and killed by Umer Daraz, a security guard working for the same company as her, allegedly for ...

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  • TUMERKOT:-  Pir Pagara led Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sunday formed an alliance to contest upcoming elections against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in Sindh. Addressing a public meeting in Umerkot , GDA leader Arbab Raheem withdrew his candidature from ...

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  • TGROS-ISLET - Seamers helped Sri Lanka strides toward a series-levelling victory, after Shannon Gabriel had completed an exceptional match haul of 13 for 121 early in the day. At lunch, Sri Lanka needed seven further wickets (six, if Shai Hope, who retired hurt, doesn't bat again), with 69 overs ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Leading politicians and Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday prayed for the early recovery of former first lady Kalsoom Nawaz. In a message to the former prime minister and his family, the army chief expressed good wishes for the former first lady who has been on ...

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  • TKAZAN-France will look to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start when they face Australia in Kazan on Saturday. Les Bleus are one of the favourites to win the tournament, but head coach Didier Deschamps faces tough choices over his front three. He fielded experienced Chelsea striker ...

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  • TIslamabad/GENEVA - The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on violations committed by both India and Pakistan in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human ...

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  • TSRINAGAR - A leading newspaper journalist and editor in Indian-occupied Kashmir, Shujaat Bukhari, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar on Thursday. Bukhari was attacked in his car near the office of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which he edited, when he left for Iftari. He was taken to ...

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  • TSochi - Spain and Portugal will clash on Friday in the first high-profile encounter of the FIFA World Cup at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi.   However, off-field happenings have dominated the news for both teams. While Spain's FIFA World Cup preparations were thrown into turmoil on ...

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  • TCAPE TOWN - Temba Bavuma wants to make the No. 4 spot in South Africa's Test batting line-up his own, following the retirement of AB de Villiers. Bavuma, who is part of South Africa's squad for their tour of Sri Lanka, has only batted at that position five times, having spent most of his ...

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  • TBANGALORE - This is it for Afghanistan. Their ten-year journey since beating Jersey in the WCL Division Five final has been studded with miracles and pinnacles: they've been in multiple world tournaments, completed historic victories, created potential icons of the game, and will probably have ...

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