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Salman Butt hopeful of Pakistan comeback; confident about form, fitness

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt continues to be hopeful of a second chance to play international cricket after impressive domestic form since his return from his spot-fixing ban. The 33-year-old said he is eager to represent Pakistan at the top level once again. “I want to utilise my form and fitness for Pakistan team. The motivation to play [international ... Read More »

Macron´s ´real world´ climate summit to focus on finance

PARIS: Two years to the day after 195 nations adopted the Paris Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a follow-up climate summit Tuesday to jump-start the lagging transition to a greener global economy. Launched in part to counter US President Donald Trump´s decision to exit the landmark 2015 treaty, the One Planet Summit — co-sponsored by the United Nations ... Read More »

Air raids on Yemen rebel training camp kill 26: security sources

ADEN: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a Yemen rebel training camp northwest of the capital on Sunday killed at least 26 Huthi fighters, security sources said. The head of the training camp in Hajjah province, Amar al-Jarab, was among those killed in the strikes, the sources close to the rebels told AFP. A warehouse where rockets were stocked was also hit, ... Read More »

Nepal’s Oli, most likely next PM, wins parliament seat

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Former Nepali prime minister KP Oli on Sunday looked set for a return to power after winning his seat in parliament and his Communist UML party and Maoist allies on course to win a majority. Counting is still under way following an election on Thursday that capped a near-decade long transition to democracy from monarchy and a ... Read More »

Rafique criticises Zardari over failure to clear Karachi of garbage

LAHORE: Minister of Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said on Sunday criticised Asif Ali Zardari saying that the PPP co-chairman speaks of development in the country despite having failed to dispose of garbage in Karachi. Addressing a rally here, Rafique said it would cause a huge loss if he disclosed everything, adding, “It has been 70 years [since the formation of ... Read More »

ATM fraud case: FIA arrests four more suspects from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency arrested on Sunday four more suspects in the Automated Teller Machines skimming fraud. The FIA said that in the scandal, shopping mall cashiers were also found involved. Two suspects used to gather data from shopping malls, while the other two were involved in the scam from China online. The FIA recovered fake debit cards and ... Read More »

CJCSC delivers talk on int'l campaign against terrorism in Bahrain

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (JCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Sunday participated in Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). During the dialogue, General Hayat delivered a talk on “International Campaign Against Terrorismâ€�, the ISPR said in a statement. On the occasion, the JCSC chairman held bilateral meetings with various civil and military ... Read More »

I am proof of Chaudhry Nisar’s ‘banana republic’: Dr Asim

Former minister of petroleum and Pakistan Peoples Party leader Dr Asim Hussain speaks during an interview to BOL Taunsa News News.  LONDON: Former minister of petroleum and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Dr Asim Hussain has said that he is a living example of former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s ‘banana republic’, which he now condemns while no more ... Read More »

Terrorism eradicated from Pakistan, says Ahsan Iqbal

NAROWAL: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said the backbone of terrorism has been broken and the people of Pakistan have now been living in peace. Speaking to media here, Iqbal said in the past over 25 people had been falling prey to terrorism in the country, who have now been living in peace. “Previously, there existed up to 22-hour ... Read More »

Two detained for carrying gold illegally at Karachi airport

KARACHI: The customs officials took into custody on Sunday two passengers carrying gold illegally —  which is said to be worth more than Rs100 million — from the Jinnah International Airport,. Deputy Collector Customs Wasif Malik said that three kilogram gold was recovered from the two passengers. Duty is imposed on carrying gold in huge quantity but the two were ... Read More »

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