Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Tag Archives: Pakistan

Azhar Ali optimistic about NZ series comeback after injury

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LAHORE: Former skipper Azhar Ali said on Tuesday that although his doctors would make the final call on his fitness and availability for the upcoming series against New Zealand, he was optimistic about his chances for a return to international cricket. Ali was incapacitated following a hamstring injury in an ...

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Sadiq Khan says Pakistan needs a helping hand to unlock potential

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LAHORE: Terming Pakistan an emerging market in the world, London Mayor Sadiq Iman Khan on Wednesday said the country’s people needed a “helping hand” to unlock their potential. Speaking to an enthralled audience at the Alhamra Hall here, Khan stated that he is lobbying for greater visa ease for South-Asians. “After leaving the ...

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Kamran Akmal becomes first Asian to complete 800 catches

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal, on Monday added yet another feather to his cap by completing 800 catches in first-class cricket. Akmal, 35, is unpopular with cricket fans due to the perception of his wicket-keeping skills but he continues to defy this opinion with his performances at the ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

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MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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Swaraj visits Tehran ahead of inauguration of Chabahar Port

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NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday made a previously unannounced stopover at Tehran on her way back from Russia and held a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javed Zarif, a day before the inauguration of the strategically-important Chabahar port. Swaraj was returning from the Russian city ...

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PCB files notice of dispute against BCCI, demands $70 million

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DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Baord’s (PCB) efforts to either play against India, or at least be compensated for series that have been cancelled has reached a potentially decisive phase after the board officially sent a notice of dispute to the International Cricket Council (ICC). In short, that triggers the start ...

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Pakistan was not aware of Osama presence in Abbottabad: Obama

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NEW DELHI: Former United States president Barack Obama said that there is no evidence that the Pakistan government was aware of the presence of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He said this while addressing the 15th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi. “We had ...

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Thisara Perera named new Sri Lanka limited overs skipper

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COLOMBO: All-rounder Thisara Perera was on Wednesday named Sri Lanka’s limited overs skipper, making him the seventh player to lead the islanders across different formats in 2017. Perera, who had led the depleted T20I side against Pakistan in Lahore last month, will lead the ODI team for the very first ...

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