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Sarfaraz’s seemingly racist comments may trigger ICC action

DURBAN: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who is leading the national side against the South Africa in One Day Internationals (ODI) series,  could be in trouble after a seemingly racist comment he made to cricketer Andile Phehlukwayo was caught on the broadcast stump mics and discussed by the commentators. During the 37th over of South Africa's chase in the second ODI in...

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Deathbed and Death-row, the untold story of Taseer

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | It’s always been tumultuous times in the mercurial land of Pakistan and we are fortunately or unfortunately (God will decide) again on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the Islamic Republic. Aasia Bibi, 53, who has been death row for eight years, was acquitted by the country's top court on Wednesday morning. Bibi's...

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Govt hikes fuel prices; petrol price goes up by Rs5 per litre

ISLAMABAD: The Federal government on Wednesday has increased fuel prices on the recommendations of OGRA for the month of November. The new price for petrol has increased by Rs5 rupees. The revised price of petrol would be Rs97.83 per litre. The price of diesel has been increased by Rs6.37 rupees, while the price of light diesel has also been increased...

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Misbah-ul-Haq not to participate in next season of PSL

Web Desk: Former Pakistan and Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq will not be part of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, the Islamabad United franchise is currently in talks with the veteran cricketer about his next official role in the setup. The Islamabad-based franchise reportedly wants the former Pakistan captain to take up the position...

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Sourav Ganguly fears for Indian cricket amid #MeToo row

Former captain Sourav Ganguly expressed his "deep sense of fear" about the running of Indian cricket as he slammed the sloppy handling of #MeToo allegations against board chief executive Rahul Johri, among other key issues. Johri was accused of sexual harassment on October 12 in an account shared by author Harnidh Kaur on Twitter, and the board s administrative committee...

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OGRA proposes Rs13 hike in fuel prices

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Tuesday recommended the federal government to raise the price of petrol by Rs9 per litre, diesel by Rs13 per litre and kerosene oil by Rs6 per litre for the month of November 2018. The finance ministry will make the final decision with the consultation of Prime Minister. The new prices would...

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Shoaib and Sania welcome baby boy in the world #BabyMirzaMalik

KARACHI: Sports power couple Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza on Tuesday morning became parents to a baby boy. "Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah," Malik wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for the wishes and Duas, we are humbled," the 36-year old all-rounder added. Excited to announce: Its a boy,...

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Mission Parwaaz: Fakhr-e-Alam detained at Russian airport

Pakistani singer and activist Fakhr-e-Alam on Monday was detained at the Russian airport as he landed at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of "Mission Parwaz". Actor Faysal Qureshi took to Facebook to post a message on behalf of Alam. “Message from Fakhr-e-Alam. Bro, please tweet on my behalf. I am being detained at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk airport because my visa expired two hours and...

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PM Imran Khan inaugurates Pakistan Citizen Portal to hear public complaints

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Pakistan Citizen Portal (PCP) on Sunday. The portal will be used to send complaints and suggestions directly to the Prime Minister’s Office, which will oversee the process of addressing the public complaints. Speaking to APP, Deputy Secretary of Prime Minister's Delivery Unit (PMDU) Adil Saeed Safi said, “After registering with the portal, citizens...

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10 Questions: Khurram Waqar and the ‘Facedown Movement’ feat. Todi, the smoker

By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan | We sit down with the pre-eminent rock aficionado of Pakistan Mr. Khurram Waqar, lead guitarist, music director and a real cool positive individual. Khurram has been part of various rock outfits over the years with a varying degree of commercial success, most notable for forming and playing lead guitar for the Iconic 'Qayaas'. Currently...

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Aaron Finch replaces Tim Paine as Aussie ODI Captain

SYDNEY: Australia have dropped Test skipper Tim Paine from their one-day squad for next month´s series against South Africa and named opening batsman Aaron Finch as captain in his place. Finch, who led his country´s Twenty20 side to a 11-run defeat to Pakistan in Dubai on Friday to go 2-0 down in the series, will be supported by two vice...

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Rakhi Sawant says ‘raped several times’ by Tanushree Dutta

Bollywood actor Tanushree Dutta, who emboldened a wave of women in India to tell their #MeToo stories, has been accused of rape by former Bigg Boss contestant Rakhi Sawant. Addressing a press conference, Rakhi said she was “raped several times by Tanushree Dutta”, according to Bollywood Hungama. “Embarrassed to say this but I was raped twelve years ago… I am ashamed,...

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Legendary singer Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has revealed she has converted to Islam, taking the new name "Shuhada' Davitt". “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” Connor announced in a tweet. This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim. This is the natural conclusion of any intelligent theologian’s journey. All scripture...

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Suspicious package addressed to Robert De Niro

Police on Thursday responded to a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro in New York. CNN quoted two law enforcement sources as saying the package was addressed to De Niro at an address in the Tribeca area of Manhattan. The report came a day after the FBI said pipe bombs were sent to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and...

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KSE back to October 4th position, trading at 40,040 points

KARACHI: On Thursday, the Pakistan Stock Exchange continued its optimistic trajectory, propelled by renewed investor confidence after Saudi Arabia pledged to provide Pakistan with $6 billion in financial assistance. The benchmark KSE-100 index gained another 763 points to push the index above 40,000 points. It was trading at around 40,040 points as of 11am. The last instance when the PSX...

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First T20I: Pakistan thrashes Australia by 66 runs

ABU DHABI: Pakistan thrashed Australia by 66 runs in the first match of three-T20I series played at Abu-Dhabi Cricket stadium on Wednesday. Batting first Pakistan have set 156-runs target for Australia to chase down. In response Australia were all out after scoring 89 runs. Imad Wasim picked up three wickets, whereas, Faheem Asharaf and Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up two wickets each....

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ECC raises power tariffs for domestic consumers, gives relief to agriculture sector

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee, on Wednesday approved a hike in power tariff for domestic consumers households consuming over 300 units per month,. However, the ECC but has decided to give massive relief in electricity prices for the country's agricultural sector. The decision was taken by the committee headed by Finance Minister Asad Umar today. The rise in power tariff...

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