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PakvNZ: Mercurial Pakistan snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

ABU DHABI: Pakistan were wobbling with only one wicket in hand, as New Zealand spinners shook up the hosts' batting lineup and turned the Abu Dhabi Test into a tricky affair. Pakistan were just 8 runs away from winning the first Test on Monday but had only one wicket in hand, after a clatter of early wickets. Azhar Ali, who...

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Ayaz Sadiq submits nomination papers for Speaker NA

ISLAMABAD: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq submitted his nomination papers for the post of Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan on Saturday. Sources claim the ruling PMLN is hoping to get him elected unopposed. Ayaz Sadiq who was elected as Speaker when the ruling party formed the government was disqualified after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) raised allegations of rigging in the...

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We will send Ramzan back if Pakistan is ready to accept him: Sushma Swaraj

Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that India is ready to send Ramzan, a stranded boy in her country, to Pakistan. The Indian minister said on Twitter that her country’s high commissioner also met Ramzan’s mother in Karachi and she was willing to send the boy back if “Pakistan is ready to accept Ramzan”. In case...

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Cricket All-Stars League to start in New York today

NEW YORK: The two greatest cricketer of their generation Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are all set to play once again with at least 29 other legendary former international players in Twenty20 today (Saturday) in New York. The players have been divided into two teams, one is of Tendulkar and the second one will be led by Shane Warne. The...

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Pakistan suspends re-admission agreements with Western countries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has suspended re-admission agreements with Western countries except United Kingdom because of its blatant misuse. This was announced by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday afternoon. He said under re-admission agreements, Pakistanis travelling illegally to any Western country were to be deported after proper verification. However, most of the...

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Gwadar to become economic hub: Chinese Envoy

QUETTA: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong has said Gwadar is going to become an economic belt connecting Middle East and Central Asia giving a great boost in economy of the region. Addressing a gathering of media persons, businessmen, tribal elders and politicians, in Quetta, he said this year handling of capacity of Gwadar Deep Sea Port has been increased...

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England lacks world class spinners, admits Cook

SHARJAH: Alastair Cook admitted his Ashes winning England team was second best to Pakistan as they lost the three-match series 2-0 following defeat in Sharjah on Thursday. Chasing a daunting 284-run target, England were bowled out for 156 on a weary fifth day pitch, with leg-spinner Yasir Shah taking 4-44 and Shoaib Malik finishing with 3-26. “It is a really...

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Indian writer Arundhati Roy returns National Award in protest

NEW DELHI: Renowned Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy has said that she is returning her 1989 National Award for Best Screenplay to protest rising attacks on minorities, murder of rationalists, and threats to free speech in India. Roy becomes the latest to join a number of Indian filmmakers, writers and scholars who have returned their awards in what is...

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