Daren Sammy says he is ‘truly honoured’ to receive Nishan-e-Pakistan

West Indian cricketer and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy tweeted on Sunday that he is "truly honoured" to be given Nishan-e-Pakistan — the country's highest civil award. He also thanked Pakistan for the "love that you have shown us", adding that "they [the foreign players] only wanted Pakistanis to "experience cricket at home". I am truly honored to be given...

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Seven dead in Turkey after earthquake hits Iran border area

ISTANBUL: At least seven people were killed including three children in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported. Five people were injured and taken to hospital, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, adding that other people were believed to be trapped under the rubble. "Search and rescue efforts are ongoing," he said. The...

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Imran Khan is a great leader, says Windies legend Curtly Ambrose

West Indian legend Sir Curtly Ambrose, while talking about Prime Minister Imran Khan, said he was a “great leader” ahead of his short trip to Pakistan in a conversation with a Pakistani cricket fan. The comments came forward after Pakistani legend Wasim Akram tweeted about his meeting with Ambrose in Karachi. However, this led to a tweet by user Rizwan...

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President Alvi meets Bollywood veteran Shatrughan Sinha

LAHORE: President Arif Alvi on Saturday met Bollywood icon Shatrungan Sinha, who is in Pakistan to attend the wedding of a friend's son. Pictures of Sinha meeting and shaking hands with the president were shared by the President of Pakistan's official Twitter account. According to the tweet, the two discussed "importance of building peace bridges across the border". https://twitter.com/PresOfPakistan/status/1231229909273661440? "Indian...

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Pakistan declares emergency in areas bordering Iran amid coronavirus fright

Pakistan has declared emergency in the areas bordering Iran amid fears of transfer of coronavirus into the country. Iran on Saturday ordered the closure of schools, universities and cultural centres after the number of people infected with the deadly virus rose to 28 with five fatal cases. Due to the fear of COVID-19 epidemic transferring to the country, the Balochistan government declared an...

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Credit Suisse report says Pakistan’s economy is on the path of recovery

KARACHI: Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse in its latest report has concluded that Pakistan’s fundamentals have “improved significantly” but warned of “challenges” that lie ahead. Titled "Pakistan: On the path to recovery”, the firm credited “assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)”, “fiscal consolidation”, and “much needed reforms” for the improvement in country’s economic condition. “Near term, we expect equities...

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PM Khan underlines importance of tree plantation to combat climate change

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday once again reiterated the importance of planting trees, adding that climate change is a threat to our future. The prime minister made these remarks while addressing the inauguration ceremony of a tree plantation drive in Mianwali. The "Revival of Kundian Plantation under 10 Billion Tree Tsunami" is aimed at restoring forests and controlling wilderness, a...

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Afghan peace accord to be signed in Pakistan’s presence: FM Qureshi

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the Afghan peace treaty would be signed in Pakistan's presence. Speaking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said the efforts for the success of the Afghan peace process were a Herculean task. Pakistan, he said, was making efforts to constitute an extensive delegation after February 29 to promote intra-Afghan dialogue. “It...

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