Sri Lanka opts to bat first against Pakistan in 3rd ODI

KARACHI: Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, opted to bat first after winning the toss against Pakistan here at the National Stadium, Karachi. Sri Lanka, who arrived on the shores of Pakistan, without some of their regulars, will have to step up to make their presence felt. However, on a positive note, the duo of Shanaka and Jayasuriya stitched a fine century...

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Former NA deputy speaker Qasim Suri de-notified by ECP

ISLAMABAD: In light of a decision by an election tribunal, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) de-notified former deputy speaker Qasim Suri on Wednesday. On September 27, an election tribunal had declared Suri’s victory from National Assembly seat NA-265 constituency (Quetta-II) null and void and had ordered the ECP to hold re-election there. A day earlier, Suri has challenged his...

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Following PM Khan, Indian PM Modi pens op-ed for New York Times

Following the example of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday penned an opinion piece for American news publication The New York Times. Modi wrote the op-ed on the 150th birth anniversary of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, and discussed at length the principles of non-violence adopted by the esteemed Indian lawyer. The decision to highlight the non-violent philosophy...

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PM Khan vows to synchronise education system to create social harmony

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday the government plans to synchronize the entire education system to create social harmony in the country, Radio Pakistan reports. Addressing a prize distribution ceremony for the Madrassa students, who performed distinctively in the exams of contemporary education boards and religious seminaries in Islamabad, PM said reforms are being introduced in the education...

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Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal included in Pakistan’s T20 lineup against Sri Lanka

LAHORE: Pakistan on Wednesday announced a 16-member squad for three T20Is against Sri Lanka in Lahore from October 5 to 9. Pakistan have made three changes to the lineup from the lineup for one-day internationals against Sri Lanka at Karachi’s National Stadium. Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Faheem Ashraf replace Abid Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Imam-ul-Haq. Shehzad last featured in...

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Taliban delegation to meet US envoy Khalilzad in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Afghan Taliban, headed by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has agreed to meet United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan. The delegation will arrive in Islamabad later on Wednesday and likely meet with US envoy Khalilzad, who arrived with a five-member delegation a day earlier. According to sources, the say they did not...

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