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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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Shoaib Akhtar resigns from post of PCB

LAHORE: On Thursday, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar resigned from the post of adviser to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman. “This is to announce that I have resigned from the post of adviser to the chairman PCB effective immediately,” Akhtar tweeted. This is to announce that i have resigned from the post of Advisor to the Chairman #PCB effective immediately.@TheRealPCB...

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Begum Nawazish booked with Alcohol possession

KARACHI: Popular actor and host Ali Saleem was caught with a bottle of Alcohol in Karachi, Clifton today. The popular actor who is often seen dawning a drag queen persona to ask dubious and somewhat controversial questions from politicians and celebrities alike was booked by the clifton police station for possession of alcohol. Saleem is not new to controversy, he...

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Pakistan’s 16 member squad finalized, Imad and Hafeez benched

LAHORE: Pakistan’s 16-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup was announced by Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq here on Tuesday. The squad includes six fast bowlers. Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain) Fakhar Zaman Shoaib Malik Mohammad Amir Shadab Khan Imam ul Haq Shan Masood Babar Azam Asif Ali Haris Sohail Mohammad Nawaz Fahim Ashraf Hasan Ali Junaid Khan Usman Shinwari Shaheen Afridi Pakistan will...

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Ehsan Mani installed as new PCB chairman

LAHORE: Ehsan Mani has installed as the new Pakistan Cricket Baord chairman today following the resignation of former PCB chairman Najam Sethi on August 20. Mani was elected unopposed at a special meeting of the Board of Governors held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore which was superintended by Justice (R) Afzal Haider. Mr. Ehsan Mani has been elected Chairman PCB by...

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England’s Cook to retire from internationals after India series

LONDON: England great Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after the end of the ongoing series with India, the opening batsman announced Monday. The 33-year-old Essex left-hander is England's all-time leading Test run-scorer with 12,254 at 44.88 including 32 hundreds while his run of 159 consecutive Test appearances is a world record. But the former England captain has struggled...

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PTI government committed to working on climate change

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is committed to working on climate change issues, said Malik Amin Aslam the advisor to prime minister on climate change. In a meeting of the Climate Change Caucus held at Parliament House on Monday, Malik Amin said the country’s first National Wildlife policy draft would be presented before the cabinet soon. “In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,...

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Saudi-led coalition confesses ‘mistakes’ over deadly Yemen bus strike

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen admitted Saturday that "mistakes" had been made in an August airstrike that killed 40 children. The bombing on a crowded market in part of northern Yemen held by Houthi rebels killed a total of 51 people, according to the Red Cross. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the...

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Egypt president approves law tightening on social media users

CAIRO: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday. Approved by parliament in July, the state's Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have the power to place people with more than 5,000 followers — on social...

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Google celebrates 88th birthday of Fatima Surayya Bajiya

KARACHI: Google is honouring renowned Urdu novelist, playwright and drama writer Fatima Surayya Bajiya on her 88th birthday with its doodle feature. Google often commemorates personalities of prominence around the world by changing its doodle on its home page, before her other Pakistani celebrities like Mehdi Hasan, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar Edhi, Noor Jehan, Nazia Hassan were also...

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Bollywood Superstar Juhi Chawla in Karachi, Pakistan

Web Desk: Yesteryear Bollywood starlet, Megastar Juhi Chawla has graced Pakistan with her presence as she was seen out and about the metropolis. Juhi Chawla was spotted in Karachi with her girlfriends heading out for what seemed like a 'movie night'. "In Karachi, out for lunch to the Boat Club with family friends... and then to the movies ...a delightful...

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Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year in Monaco after his Champions League exploits. “My father always pushed me to fight for my dreams, I owe him a lot for everything,” said Modric, whose silky midfield skills helped Real to a third straight European crown and then propelled Croatia...

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Malaysia defeats India and Pak loses to Japan, arch rivals to clash for third place

JAKARTA: Malaysia beat India on a penalty shootout to reach the hockey final at the Asian Games. The match was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation with Malaysia sealing the win 7-6 in the shootout. In the second semifinal, Pakistan faced Japan in a losing effort, losing by 1 goal to zero. Pakistan will play against  arch nemesis India...

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Music Ace Xulfi traces Bayaan’s Inception and Discovery

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | Veteran Musician and guitar wizard Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan a.k.a Xulfi, a true representative of the golden age of music in Pakistan who has now taken a backseat and is more involved in the music production side of things typed an somewhat emotional post about the much talked about musical reality TV show competition of...

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Beyond controversy, fake degree, secret marriage and hate preaching Aamir Liaquat stands nowhere

By: |Waqas Jawaid Arain|   The self-professed controversial religious scholar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) member is in hot water once again, seems like he loves walking on thin ice. PTI’s disgruntled MNA Hussain had criticised PM Khan for “not listening to anyone”, as he vented out his anger at being given a cold shoulder by the party’s Karachi chapter as well as...

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ACC to continue selling tickets for Indo-Pak encounter

Web Desk: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced it will continue to sell tickets for the highly anticipated Pakistan and India clash in the upcoming Asia Cup. After a crushing and historic defeat in their last encounter, Indian board hesitant over playing back-to-back matches against arch nemesis Pakistan, ‘fatigue’ is feared by BCCI and wants their team to function...

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UN invites US and allies for Syria talks next month

GENEVA: UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited the United States and six other countries for talks in Geneva next month, a UN spokeswoman said on Tuesday, as the United Nations continues its push for a new Syrian constitution. He plans to meet senior representatives from the United States, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany, France, and Egypt on September...

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