Sunday, 24 March 2019

Tag Archives: Pakistan

No change in US visa policy for Pakistan: US Embassy

ISLAMABAD: The US visa policy towards Pakistan remains unchanged despite President Donald Trump’s decision to ban visitors from seven Muslim countries, a US embassy spokesman said. Last week, Trump banned visas for the citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – all Muslim majority countries. There were ...

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Pakistan beat India in blind World Twenty20

NEW DELHI: The bowlers bowled underarm and the batsmen played only sweep shots but the highly charged atmosphere at the World T20 for the blind Wednesday was otherwise typical of any contest between India and Pakistan. The players wore their hearts on their sleeves – fervently shouting out to each ...

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Saqlain a ‘huge help’, says Surrey and England U19 spinner Virdi

LONDON: Surrey and England Young Lions off-spinner Amar Virdi insists Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq has helped elevate his game to another level. Virdi signed his first professional contract with Surrey last summer after playing regularly for the county’s second XI and representing England U19s in their Test series with Sri ...

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Palestine President visits Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, officials said. Abbas, accompanied by a 17-member delegation including five ministers, will inaugurate the new Palestine embassy complex here. Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain received the Palestinian leader here. This is Abbas’ third visit to Pakistan. Abbas will ...

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We miss you: Giles Clarke tells Pakistan

LAHORE: Head of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Pakistan Task Force Giles Clarke on Saturday said on behalf of the international cricket community that they miss Pakistan. Giles, who is on a two-day tour to Pakistan, is visiting the country to help the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in boosting their finances ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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Azhar Ali’s captaincy to be reviewed post Australia tour: PCB

Azhar Ali

SYDNEY: The chairman of the PCB has said that the captaincy of the national one-day team skipper Azhar Ali will be reviewed after the Australian tour. “Once the Australian tour is over we will review the captaincy issue and take a decision on it,” Shaharyar Khan said. “I don’t want ...

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Islamabad girds up for ‘tough talk’ with Kabul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is preparing for ‘tough talk’ with Afghanistan in coming weeks when army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa will travel to Kabul at the invitation of President Ashraf Ghani. Although Gen Qamar has in principle accepted Ghani’s invitation, he is waiting for the ‘appropriate time’ to visit Afghanistan in a ...

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Mickey Arthur wants to get rid of international Twenty20 matches

PERTH: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes Twenty20 cricket should be played almost exclusively at the domestic level in order to give ailing one-day international format a much-needed boost. Arthur was in the stands during the Perth Scorchers’ 27-run win over Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League, an Australian ...

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