Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL

Players picked in Australia´s World Cup squad won´t be allowed to take part in the final few weeks of the Indian Premier League, cricket bosses said Thursday in a bid to ensure country comes first. The lucrative IPL Twenty20 tournament usually runs from late March till mid May with the World Cup in England and Wales starting on May 30....

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Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

In Pakistan´s bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster. Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan...

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2 Billion Dollars worth of remittances for Pakistan in October

Remittances to Pakistan touched $2 billion in October this year – the second time the inflow from expatriate Pakistanis living in different countries totalled the $2 billion figure in 2018. According to analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), October remittances stayed above the average monthly remittances of $1.7 billion. The increase in remittances was driven primarily by the weakening...

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Nawaz Sharif; ‘No relation with Qatari Prince’s letter’

ISLAMABAD: Former premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday while recording his statement in the Al-Azizia reference distanced himself from Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani’s letters which the Sharif family had presented as evidence in the Supreme Court during proceedings of the Panama case. “I have no relation with the Qatari prince's letters,” the former premier said while...

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Natural Aloe Vera more effective than artificial toxic creams

ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Thursday advised the use of natural Aloe Vera as a skin care gel as artificial products available in the market were playing havoc with public health. Dermatologist of Pakistan Institute of Medical Science(PIMS), Dr Tuseef Yousaf said Aloe Vera was one of the best herbs which was extensively used in all beauty products due to its antiviral...

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Fawad Chaudhry excommunicated from parliamentary proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was barred from attending Thursday’s Senate session after he failed to apologise as directed by the Senate chairman for inciting uproar during yesterday’s session. Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani earlier today demanded an apology from Chaudhry and warned the info minister that he would be barred from the Senate if he failed to apologise, as the...

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Two accused dead in Police Operation

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