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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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World Cup 2019: England defeats South Africa by 104 runs

OVAL: In the opening match of the World Cup 2019, host England defeated South Africa by 104 runs with Jofra Archer taking 3 match winning wickets. The Proteas, chose to field first after winning the toss and managed to dismiss nine of the English batsmen; but Ben Stokes' 89, Jason Roy's 54, Joe Root's 51 and skipper Eoin Morgan's 57...

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South Africa VS England: Proteas decides to field first in World Cup opening match after winning toss

OVAL: South African Captain Faf du Plessis decided to field first in the opening match of the World Cup, 2019 being played in the Oval ground against the host England. England, The number 1 ranked ICC team is all set ready to face South Africa, after suffering a 12-run defeat against Australia during the first warm-up match played on Saturday....

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World Cup 2019: Opening ceremony kicks off in London

The opening ceremony of the 2019 Cricket World Cup has commenced at The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace in London. The ceremony, termed "opening party", will be attended by the skippers of all 10 participating teams. The captains got to meet Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, ahead of the ceremony as tweeted by the royal family....

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PCB retains support for Arthur, Inzamam, counter media reports

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement issued on Wednesday strongly countered media reports that suggest the board has decided to part ways with chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and coach Mickey Arthur. The news regarding the cricket board's alleged decision to not renew Inzamam and Arthur’s contracts emerged a day earlier after a source in the PCB spoke to the...

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‘PCB to part ways with Mickey Arthur after World Cup’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided not to renew chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and head coach Mickey Arthur’s contracts, which ends with the conclusion of World Cup in mid-July, it has emerged. Former captain Aamir Sohail is already being considered as the chief selector in place of Inzamam whose three-year contract will end in July. “Aamir’s name is top...

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FBR traces large network involved in tax evasion through ‘benami’ sales

KARACHI: According to officials, on Tuesday the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) busted a major network involved evading billions of rupees in taxes through 'benami' sales. The FBR officials said that several sugar and textiles mills, and other major enterprises had been evading taxes worth billions of rupees. Furthermore, they said these entities registered their sales under the names of...

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Conflict of Interest: Pakistan Stock Exchange chief executive Richard Morin steps down

Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) chief executive officer Richard Morin on Tuesday resigned from his post. A notification of his resignation was shared on the PSX website. The board after the emergency meeting approved the decisison according to media reports. Morin had developed differences with the board, sources added, and the PSX board of director had written a letter to the...

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Youm-e-Takbeer: Pakistan observing 21st anniversary of Country’s first nuclear test

KARACHI: Pakistanis are observing Youm-e-Takbeer marking the country's first nuclear tests. On May 28, Pakistan carried out five nuclear tests in Chagai, Balochistan followed by another test on May 30 in Kharan. Pakistan had carried out the tests in response to India's test of nuclear weapons in Pokhran an area in the state of Rajasthan. Following the tests, Pakistan became...

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Dollar falls to Rs149.74 in interbank market

KARACHI: The US dollar fell below Rs150 in the interbank market on Monday after witnessing record highs the previous week. Down by Rs1, the dollar was trading at Rs149.74 in the interbank market and was down Rs2.16 in the last three sessions. The rupee fell record low against the US dollar after the announcement of a $6 billion bailout agreement...

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SBP releases notification related to assets declaration scheme

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued a notification on Sunday related to the assets declaration scheme which said the repatriation of foreign assets can be done through conversion of 10 currencies into Pakistani rupee. A taxpayer should declare the value of their assets outside Pakistan on the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) web portal in respective currency, said...

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Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

Grieving Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali on Saturday left for England to join up with his country's World Cup squad following the funeral of his daughter, who he said will continue to be his strength and inspiration. Asif left the team's tour of England and returned to Pakistan following the death last Sunday of 19-month-old Dua Fatima, who had been receiving...

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Pakistan Stock Exchange register highest weekly gain in a decade following record losses

KARACHI: The weekly update of the index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange stated that stocks gained 2,537 points during the outgoing week, recovering by 7.5% since fluctuations in the exchange rate and economic uncertainty wreaked havoc in the financial markets. The benchmark KSE-100 index closed the outgoing week at 35,703 points, gaining Rs 400 billion in share values and market...

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ICC warns off ‘corruptors’ from Cricket World Cup

The head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit said on Friday he had been in direct contact with around 12 “corruptors” to warn them off the World Cup. Match fixing or spot fixing, where gamblers try to influence specific incidents in a game, remains one of the biggest problems facing cricket, particularly in countries such as India, the...

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IMF confirms over the staff level agreement with Islamabad

The International Monetary Fund confirmed reaching a staff level agreement with Pakistan, which is a $6-billion three-year extended Fund facility to support Pakistan’s economic reforms. According to IMF’s communication department official Gerry Rice, the programme is aimed at reducing public debt, and helping Pakistan get back on the path to sustainable and more inclusive growth. “We hope that the program...

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Farishta Case: As a society we have hit a new low

Men are made to behave like a civilized person. There is a very thin line between humanity and savagery. If crossed, a human is deemed to be called a beast. Hands are shaking, words don't suffice what I am going to write. Farishta, a ten years old girl was allegedly abducted and killed after being raped. She went out to...

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Armed security personnel to be deployed at Indo-Pak World Cup match

British authorities have decided to deploy armed security personnel for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup clash between Pakistan and India, in Manchester, UK, British media reported. Pakistan and India are set to face off at Old Trafford Ground in Manchester on June 16 in the forthcoming World Cup 2019, for which immense enthusiasm prevails among fans of both the...

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