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India beat Pakistan for Junior Asia Cup title

KARACHI: Harmanpreet Singh slammed four goals, all off penalty corners, as India bulldozed three-time former champions Pakistan 6-2 in the one-sided final to regain the juniors Asia Cup in the Malaysian city of Kuantan on Sunday. The winners led 3-1 at half time. Harmanpreet’s three goals came in the first half in 10th, 15th and 30th minutes while he added the fourth in 53rd minute. Amaan Qureshi and Manpreet scored once in 44th and 50th minutes to pour salt on Pakistan’s wounds. Pakistan managed to score twice, once in eachRead More

Poet Jamiluddin Aali passes away at 90

KARACHI: Renowned Urdu poet, educationist and literary luminary Jamiluddin Aali, at the age of 90, passed away in Karachi on Monday. Aali died of heart failure at a hospital in Karachi where he was under treatment for some time for diabetes and respiratory illness. The prominent poet, critic and retired banker was known to younger generation for his immortal patriotic songs as ‘jeevay jeevay Pakistan‘, ‘aye watan kay sajeelay jawano‘, ‘mera pegham Pakistan‘, ‘hum ta ba abad saee-o-taghayyur kay wali hein‘ and ‘itnay baray jeevan sagar main‘. Born on JanuaryRead More

Pak-US relations to continue follow a positive trajectory in coming days: D. Hale

ISLAMABAD:  The newly arrived Ambassador-designate of theUS to Pakistan, Mr. David Hale, made his first courtesy call on the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi Monday.  The Special Assistant welcomed Ambassador Hale to Pakistan and wished him success in his new assignment. He emphasized that a close and enduring partnership between Pakistan and the US was a strategic imperative, especially as the two countries had converging views on a wide range of regional and international issues. He expressed the hope that the historic relationship between the two countries would continue toRead More

PM says govt works day in, day out for welfare of masses

PM says govt works day in, day out for welfare of masses LAHORE, Nov 23 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said PML (N) government is working day and night for the welfare of the masses. He was presiding over a high level meeting in Model Town Lahore on Monday. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif was also present. The Prime Minister said that resources are being provided on priority basis for provision of basic amenities to the people. He said every penny is being spent honestly on the welfare andRead More

Iran’s Zarif offers framework for Syria solution

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has proposed a framework for the resolution of the Syrian conflict mainly based on the non-interference of foreign players in Syrian internal affairs.In an op-ed published in Lebanese daily As-Safir, Zarif pointed to recent developments as well as the two rounds of talks on the Syrian crisis in the Austrian capital of Vienna and said glimmers of hope have emerged for an end to “one of the greatest human catastrophes in the contemporary era.”