Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tag Archives: Pakistan

British PM defends aid programme for Pakistan

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to defend the practice of handing British taxpayers’ cash to people in Pakistan after it was described as “exporting the dole” by a senior Tory MP. Nigel Evans called for a review of the programme, but No10 said the controversial scheme ...

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West Indies mull playing T20s in Pakistan

LAHORE: Pakistan said Tuesday it hoped the West Indies would agree to play two Twenty20 internationals in the country in March despite security concerns. No major team has toured Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. They play their “home” series ...

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Pakistan receives huge applause at London New Year’s Day Parade

Pakistani delegation walk through confetti during the London New Year’s Day Parade. LONDON: Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of central London as a blockbuster-themed parade celebrating the start of the New Year — including Pakistan’s colourful contingent. The colourful event won praise from the revellers lining the ...

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Indian illegally enters Pakistan to meet GF, lands in jail

New Delhi: Love and desperation drove Mumbai engineer Hamid Ansari to illegally cross over to Pakistan from Afghanistan in late 2012 leading to his arrest and subsequent imprisonment in the neighbouring country. Four years later, the desperation to hear a word from their son has prompted Hamid’s parents – Fauzia ...

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Dozens arrested after immigration raids of nail bars

LONDON: Dozens of people have been arrested in a crackdown on nail bars suspected of committing immigration offences. A total of 97 people were arrested, while businesses were warned they could face fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker. Some 14 people were also identified as potentially being at risk of ...

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Cook’s time as England Test captain may be up

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook heads home for Christmas with calls for his resignation ringing in his ears after what turned into an embarrassing sub continental tour. Cook flagged his possible departure before the five-Test tour of India and it was a question that became more pointed after England’s capitulation ...

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Russia, Pakistan, China seek to crack Afghan conundrum

ISLAMABAD: In international diplomacy, there are no permanent friends or foes. This oft-repeated cliché perfectly illustrates the current transformation of Pakistan-Russia relationship. When Afghanistan was in turmoil in the 1980s, Moscow and Islamabad were in opposite camps. But their Cold War rivalry has taken a dramatic turn. And the two ...

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Defence prowess to be showcased at IDEAS 2016

KARACHI: A defence exhibition showcasing the country’s indigenously built military hardware, including fighter aircraft, tanks, missiles, drones, APCs and firearms, is all set to kick off on Tuesday at the Karachi Expo Centre. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to inaugurate the four-day event, it was learnt. To be held ...

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