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‘My comments over Kashmir issue misinterpreted by Indian media,’ clarifies Shahid Afridi

Web Desk: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi on Wednesday has rejected the Indian media reports regarding his statement on Kashmir issue. "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm...

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New Zealand calls off Pakistan tour for T20 series

WEB DESK: New Zealand has officially turned down the request of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to play T20 international series later this year, local media reported. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Greg Barclay told NEWSHUB, "At the end of the day it came down to following the advisory and the security reports we'd obtained." "There's no doubt they (Pakistan Cricket Board) are disappointed....

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Dollar falls 5.86 Rupees in the Interbank Market

KARACHI: In line with expectations, the rupee appreciated as much as 4.6% against the US dollar in inter-bank trading on Monday, following reports that China had agreed to immediately lend $2 billion to Pakistan. The positive economic indicators are considered to be largely driven by what investors consider the return of political stability following the July 25 polls. The national...

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Ghani invites Imran to visit Kabul

KABUL: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Sunday has invited Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), prime minister in waiting Imran Khan to visit kabul. He offered his invitation via his twitter account also congratulating cricketer turned politician for winning elections 2018. I extended an open invitation to Mr. Khan and he expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon. — Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) July...

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Ballot papers found stamped from garbage heap in Karachi

KARACHI: According to Newsone, on Saturday night stamped ballot papers were recovered from a heap of garbage in the metropolis' Qayyumabad area. The ballot papers mentioned candidates who contested the polls from the NA-241 and PS-160 constituencies. Further, voter cards were also found in the stashed electoral papers. The stamped ballot papers and voter cards were first found by the...

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Appreciation in Rupees against US$

KARACHI: On Friday, the dollar continued losing its value against the rupee, dropping even below the interbank rate suggesting ample supply of the US currency in the open market, dealers said. The appreciation of the local currency was cited stability in the result of general elections Forex Association of Pakistan President Malik Bostan said the dollar was traded as low...

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PTI mulls over removing Najam Sethi as PCB chairman

Web Desk: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) which is heading the polls in general elections 2018 and likely to make government in centre has decided to remove Najam Sethi as PCB chief, sources informed Newsone. According to details the PCB chief would be removed as he was allegedly appointed on political grounds by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. It must be...

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All In One: Imran, The Cricketer, philanthropist, and politician

Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan who was once known for his illustrious captainship which crowned Pakistan as Cricket Champion in the year of 1992, now is all set to embark on his Premiership voyage to propel his home country into new direction, which he claims "Naya Pakistan." Third-consecutive democratic transfer of power's result has not been completely released by the Election...

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Asia Cup: Arch Rivals Pakistan and India to play against on 19 Sept

India and Pakistan will face off in Dubai after drawing the same group for this year's Asia Cup, the International Cricket Council announced Tuesday. India suspended bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan after the 2008 Mumbai attacks but the two teams continue to play each other in international tournaments, including the Champions Trophy final in England last year. This year's Asia...

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Leading political leaders cast their votes

KARACHI: Different political leaders from prominent parties began casting their votes as polling commenced across Pakistan at 8am today. President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain casted his vote at Karachi's Defence area. Ex-chief minister She Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif cast his vote in Model Town, Lahore. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar cast his vote in NA-54 constituency...

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Coke Studio reveals its lineup with a season opener “Hum Dekhengay”

Coke studio season 11 reveals its lineup with singers chiming to the tune of ever so enticing verses of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s “Hum Dekhenge”. Ali Hamza and Zohaib Kazi, the producers of season in question, adhered to their policy of switching things up in the show. This season they come up with a slogan promoting unity in diversity. ‘One Nation,...

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Turkey hails Ozil’s decision to quit Germany side

Turkish ministers on Monday warmly applauded the decision of Turkish-origin German footballer Mesut Ozil to quit the national team on the grounds of racism. Ozil, who was born in Germany to a Turkish-origin family, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's...

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Ozil bows out of Germany Team over Erdogan’s wrangle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing 'racism' in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's squad ahead of the...

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Imam, Babar tons help Pakistan complete 5-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe

Imamul Haq and Babar Azam's ton help Pakistan to thrash Zimbabwe by 131 runs in last and fifth One-day international (ODI) of the five match series to complete whitewash. Batting first Pakistan scored 364 runs in allotted 50 overs fro the loss of four wickets. Pakistan win the final #ZIMvPAK ODI by 131 runs, with this win they complete their...

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Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest player to score 1000 runs

BULAWAYO:  One more record in the bag of Pakistan, as  opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the quickest batsman to score the quickest 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history. This feat was achieved by Zaman against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone It is pertinent...

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‘Teefa in trouble’ hits Pakistani cinemas amid protest

“Teefa in trouble”, much-awaited and anticipated most expensive film, has been released in Pakistan on 25 different countries today under the umbrella of Lightingale Productions. “Teefa in Trouble” is believed to be the most expensive movie costing nearly 2.3 billion Pakistani rupees (Dh69.4 million) to have been made in Pakistan. Directed by Ahsan Rahim, Pakistan’s largest movie marks the big...

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Dollar being traded at Rs129.50 in open market

KARACHI:  On Thursday, the value of US dollar hit a high of Rs128.48 in interbank trading while Rs129.50 in open market after an increase of 48 paisa in interbank market and 50 paisa in open market respectively. This hike in dollar value would be a reason of an increase in the prices of petroleum products, eatables, dairy products, mobile charges, transport...

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