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India demands ‘robust’ security at cricket World Cup

NEW DELHI: India on Friday demanded "robust" security for its players and fans at this year's cricket World Cup in England, but pulled back from a boycott of its match against Pakistan despite escalating tensions. Calls have been made in India for the country to pull out of their June 16 World Cup match against Pakistan to protest the attack...

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Pakistan eyeing to continue winning streak against S. Africa in 2nd ODI today

DURBAN: After slipping to a five-wicket loss in the first One-day International against Pakistan, South Africa will be desperate to draw level in Durban on Tuesday and prevent the deficit from becoming even steeper in the five-match series. South Africa lost just two wickets in the series opener at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, but still couldn’t breach the...

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Christiano Ronaldo misses penalty but Juventus ease past Chievo

MILAN: Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty but Italian league leaders Juventus eased past bottom club Chievo 3-0 to pull nine points clear on top of Serie A on Monday as AC Milan returned to the Champions League berths with a 2-0 win in Genoa. Portuguese superstar Ronaldo had sealed Juventus´s first title of the season -- a record eighth Italian...

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World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

The world´s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion...

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First robotic surgical procedure performed at Civil Hospital Karachi

KARACHI: On the concluding day of the three-day international multidisciplinary robotic surgery workshop at the OT Complex Civil Hospital Karachi and the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday, a “successful” robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient. Hailing from Balochistan, the woman had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusions. The...

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First ODI: Imam, Hafeez guide Pakistan to win against South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH: Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets in the first one-day international played at St George's Park on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After opting to bat first, South Africa managed to post a competitive total of 267-2 in their allotted 50 overs. Match Summary! Pakistan win the first #SAvPAK ODI by 5 wickets. Scorecard: https://t.co/NtMhQpcCuu...

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‘Khel Deewano Ka’: Fawad Khan is the new voice of PSL 4 anthem

The highly-anticipated anthem of Pakistan Super League 2019 was released today (Friday). The anthem for the fourth edition of PSL is titled 'Khel Deewano Ka' and was released at 8:55pm. In a first, Ali Zafar is not the voice behind the PSL anthem. IT HAS ARRIVED! 🎺🎺🎺 The official anthem of the #HBLPSL 2019 by @_fawadakhan_ ft. Young Desi, #KhelDeewanoKahttps://t.co/P4nSglVOpU...

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Justice Asif Saeed Khosa sworn in as chief justice of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa was sworn in as the 26th chief justice of Pakistan on Friday. President Dr Arif Alvi administered the oath to the new chief justice of the country, in a ceremony held at President House, Islamabad. Chief Justice Khosa has replaced Chief Justice (retd) Mian Saqib Nisar, whose tenure came to an end with his retirement...

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Famed actor Gulab Chandio passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Renowned film and TV actor Gulab Chandio has died in Karachi due to prolonged illness. He was 60. He acted in more than 200 Sindhi and Urdu dramas. His famous drama was Natak rang. The veteran actor was honoured with a Pride of Performance Award in 2015 by the Government of Pakistan. Chandio is survived by two sons and...

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Trade Deficit falls by 4.4% in six months: claims official

KARACHI: According to the spokesperson for Ministry of Finance the pressure on external account is decreasing and the current account deficit dropped by 4.4% in six months. Finance Ministry spokesperson Dr Khaqan Najeeb while speaking to a private channel said, “In the first six months of the current fiscal year, economic numbers showed better performance.” “Remittances showed a growth of...

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Mobile phone prices likely to rise by thousands after renewed duty prices

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan on Friday bumped up the import duty on mobile phones 15 percent to 44-52 percent. According to the Karachi Electronic Dealers Association (KEDA), the duties, general sales tax (GST), levy, and income tax rates on the imports of mobile phones have been revised upwards. In addition, a condition of Type Approval has also been implemented...

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Pakistan seek change of fortune against South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH: Pakistan will seek a change of fortune when they play South Africa in the first of five one-day internationals at St George's Park on Saturday. The tourists were mauled in a recent Test series, with none of the three matches going beyond lunch on the fourth day, but have reason to be optimistic in the 50-overs game where...

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Pakistan’s first Test captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar paid tribute via google doodle

Search engine giant Google is celebrating the legacy of Abdul Hafeez Kardar on his 94th birth anniversary today, with a special doodle dedicated to the man who captained Pakistan’s first ever Test cricket team. Thursday’s Google Doodle shows an image of Kardar, who is remembered as the father of Pakistan cricket, playing an elegant shot on the front foot. Google...

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Ronaldo seals Italian Super Cup for Juventus

JEDDAH: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal to hand Juventus their first trophy of the season with a 1-0 win over ten-man AC Milan in the Italian Super Cup on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo -- signed by the Italian giants last year from Real Madrid as they target a first Champions League title since 1996 -- headed in a...

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Google technical fault shows appreciation of PKR against Dollars, later corrected

KARACHI: In a technical fault that remained for a few hours undetected, the online currency converter of Google on Tuesday night showed extraordinary appreciation of Pakistani rupee against the US dollar and other world currencies, leaving Pakistanis in a shock. Last night when people were searching Pakistan currency conversion rate to US dollar found that PKR at 76, instead of...

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PSL4: Tickets go on sale for UAE matches

Lahore: Tickets for the Pakistan Super League 2019 Sharjah and Abu Dhabi legs are now available online,” said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed. "Details about online Dubai and Pakistan tickets will be announced soon, but Sharjah and Abu Dhabi tickets can be bought at www.q-tickets.com/psl," he said. Sharjah will host eight PSL games between February 21-24....

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Pakistan seek cure for batting struggles after South Africa sweep

JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday he was determined to find a solution to his team's problems against fast, short-pitched bowling. Speaking after South Africa completed a 3-0 series clean sweep by winning the third Test by 107 runs at the Wanderers Stadium, Arthur said he wanted to build a team able to play in all conditions by...

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