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PM Khan highlights Kashmiris’ plight on day honouring victims of violence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people living under the Indian occupation and suffering brutalities, on the occasion of the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. In a series of tweets, the premier urged the world to play its role in preventing...

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England set Pakistan 343-run target to win third Test

BIRMINGHAM: England set Pakistan a 343-run target after declaring at 445 for 6 on the final day of the third Test match being played at the Edgbaston on Sunday. The hosts kicked off the day with Moeen Ali thrashing Yasir Shah with a four and two sixes in the very first over. The former lost his wicket in the second...

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FBR plans to further activate Sales Tax Electronic System

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) plans to make Sales Tax Electronic System more active to help achieve revenue target of 3621 billion rupees set for the current financial year. In an interview, FBR Chairman Nisar Muhammad said important changes are being made in the sales tax system and scrutiny of invoices will be carried out through electronic system. The...

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England take 311-run lead against Pakistan at 4th day close

BIRMINGHAM: England were 414 for five in their second innings, a lead of 311 runs, at stumps on the fourth day of the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday. Jonny Bairstow was 82 not out and Moeen Ali 60 not out, with the pair having so far added an unbroken 132 for the sixth wicket. The four-match series...

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Rio’s glittering opening launches Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Rio Olympics opening ceremony started with fireworks and laser lit choreography on Friday as Brazil sought to forget seven years of troubled preparations and the Olympic movement to temporarily put aside its doping crisis. Under the gaze of Rio´s Christ the Redeemer statue, 78,000 packed into the iconic Maracana Stadium to watch four-hour party with Michael...

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England 120-0 against Pakistan at 3rd day close

BIRMINGHAM: England were 120 without loss in their second innings, a lead of 17 runs, at stumps on the third day of the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Friday. Alastair Cook, the England captain, was 64 not out and Alex Hales 50 not out, with the duo having compiled their first century stand in 18 innings together as...

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Legendary actress Shamim Ara passes away

KARACHI: Pakistani actress and ace film director, Shamim Ara has passed away in London. According to sources, Shamim was ill for a long time. In October 2010, she had suffered brain hemorrhage and was admitted in a Lahore hospital. Later she was taken to London for further treatment. Ara was born in 1938 in Aligarh, India. Her acting career spans...

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Azhar defies England as Pakistan close at 257-3

BIRMINGHAM: Azhar Ali’s century helped keep England at bay before he was out to the final ball of the second day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Thursday. Azhar’s more than six-hour 139 ended when all-rounder Chris Woakes, on his Warwickshire home ground, struck with the new ball to have him edging to England captain Alastair Cook at first...

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Sohail says Jimmy Anderson the inspiration for grand comeback

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan's Sohail Khan said watching videos of England great James Anderson had helped him end five years of Test exile with a maiden five-wicket haul at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old right arm paceman justified his recall by taking five for 96 as England were dismissed for 297 on the first day of the third Test. It was also...

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Sohail stars for Pakistan as England fall for 297

BIRMINGHAM: Sohail Khan marked his return to Test cricket after a five-year absence with five wickets as Pakistan bowled England for 297 on the first day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The 32-year-old right-arm quick removed a quartet of top-order batsman Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince and Jonny Bairstow on his way to tea figures of...

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3rd Test: Pakistan wins toss, decides to bowl first

BIRMINGHAM: Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday elected to bowl first against Alastair Cook-led England in the third of the four-Test series here. Coming into the match after a 330-run drubbing at Old Trafford, the Pakistan Test skipper has made two changes in the line-up. Twenty-year-old opener Sami Aslam replaces Shan Masood and Wahab Riaz makes way for right-arm fast-bowler Sohail Khan. England...

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Pakistan coy about changes ahead of third Test

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan were determined to give away as little as possible ahead of the third Test against England at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Following a 330-run defeat in the second Test at Old Trafford, which saw England level the four-match series at 1-1, there is likely to be a change in Pakistan’s top order. Struggling opener Shan Masood appears set to...

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Misbah wants Pakistan to pull down England ‘pillars’

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes knocking down England "pillars" Alastair Cook and Joe Root holds the key to his side’s hopes of winning the third Test at Edgbaston. England levelled the four-match series at 1-1 last time out at Old Trafford. Between them, England captain Cook and vice-captain Root made 506 runs at Old Trafford in the second Test the...

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Pakistan reworking plans on Cook and Root, says Arthur

LONDON: Pakistan have adjusted their plans for Alastair Cook and Joe Root ahead of Wednesday's third test at Edgbaston, the touring side's coach Mickey Arthur has said, adding he considers the duo as the backbone of England's batting. Root scored 254 and an unbeaten 71 while Cook made 105 and 76 not out as Pakistan were beaten by 330 runs...

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Dishoom shows Pakistan in good light, I don’t know why they banned it: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan is quite hurt and upset at Dishoom not having received a warm welcome in Pakistan. The movie — that also stars John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez — has a Pakistani character in it and has been banned by the state. And this is not the first time when Pakistan has banned Indian movies that have carried even a...

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Anderson backs England to overcome Stokes loss

BIRMINGHAM: James Anderson has insisted England have the ability to manage without injured all-rounder Ben Stokes during the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston. England levelled the four-match series at 1-1 thanks to a commanding 330-run win in the second Test at Old Trafford. But victory was marred slightly for the hosts by the sight of Stokes limping off on...

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Nadal still doubtful over Rio Olympics participation

MADR: Rafael Nadal has conceded he is not yet sure that he will be able to represent Spain at the Rio Olympics as his fitness concerns linger. The 2008 gold medallist withdrew from the French Open with a wrist injury and missed Wimbledon. "I will not be at the best level in any of the categories," Nadal told journalists after...

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