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Friday, May 15th, 2015


Finally, Zimbabwe touring Pakistan as per schedule

LAHORE: After much confusion about a scheduled visit in the aftermath of Wednesday’s attack on Karachi’s Ismaili community, Zimbabwe on Friday decided to go ahead with this month’s historic cricket tour to Pakistan. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan announced Zimbabwe’s decision to reporters in Lahore. “Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Wilson Manase called me three times to reaffirm that Zimbabwe would be touring Pakistan as per schedule,” said Shaharyar. Zimbabwe are due to arrive in Pakistan on May 22 to play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 International matches. ARead More

China to invest $50bn in Brazil infrastructure

BEIJING: China is planning to invest up to $50bn (£32bn) in Brazil for new infrastructure projects. The deal is due to be signed by banks from both countries during a visit by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Brazil next week. The money will go towards building a railway link from Brazil’s Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast of Peru to reduce the cost of exports to China. It says the fund will also finance a joint venture to produce steel. Brazil currently exports much of its iron ore toRead More

PM Nawaz inaugurates Islamabad-Karachi Greenline Train

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday inaugurated the new Greenline Train that will complete its journey between Islamabad and Karachi within 23 hours. According to Pakistan Railways, the new train will provide economical, comfortable and secure journey to the passengers. It will be the first air-conditioned business class train with several incentives and modern facilities like refreshment, WiFi connection throughout the route, three-time quality meal, tea, bottled water, newspapers and standard bedding during the journey to the passengers.

Two children killed in Ghotki hand-grenade blast

GHOTKI: Thirteen-year-old Fida Hussain and nine-year old Wakeel were killed in a grenade explosion in Ghotki’s Faisal Kolachi village on Friday. According to police sources, the two children were playing outside their home with a hand-grenade which they had perceived as a toy when a loud explosion occurred. Hussain died on the spot whereas Wakeel was rushed to Civil Hospital Ghotki where he succumbed to his injuries.

Coffins of diplomats’ spouses transported to respective countries

ISLAMABAD, 15 MAY, (DNA) – A special aircraft C-130, carrying mortal remains of Datin Habibah Binti Mahmud, spouse of Dato Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, High Commissioner of Malaysia, who passed away during the tragic helicopter accident of 8 May 2015, left Islamabad for Kuala Lumpur on Friday. Engr. Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training, and an officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, accompanied the Malaysian High Commissioner and family members of the deceased, on the special plane.

Former policeman gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Former jail superintendent of Hyderabad police Ejaz Haider was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car near Karachi’s Pehlwan Goth area on Friday. According to Senior Superintendent of Police East, unidentified gunmen opened fire on his vehicle near Pehlwan Goth jurisdiction of PS Shahrah-i-Faisal. He said Haider was shot from close range and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Subsequently, he was killed whereas his wife sustained injuries in the attack and shifted to nearby hospital Dar us Sehat.