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Pakistan’s old-style cricket doesn’t really have future: Arthur

SYDNEY: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur, on the other day, said that the national team’s old fashioned approach in ODI cricket doesn’t really have a future in the one-day game. Speaking after the visitors’ 92-run loss at the Gabba in Brisbane, the South African said that the side went back to ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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Pakistan gains second strike capability

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Monday conducted its first successful test fire of a submarine-launched cruise missile (SLCM), which can hit a target 450 kilometres away and provides the country with a ‘credible second strike capability’. According to the chief military spokesperson, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the missile, Babur-3, was launched from ...

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Aleem Dar breaks record for officiating most international matches

DUBAI: Pakistan’s Aleem Dar broke the record for having officiated in the most number of matches across all three formats of cricket. The 48-year-old started officiating in the Sri Lanka-South Africa test match which is his 332nd international cricket match as an umpire, thereby surpassing South African Rudi Koertzen’s record ...

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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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