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Saturday, March 19th, 2016

 

India maintain dominance over Pakistan with six-wicket win

Indian defeated Paksitan by six wickets. The Pakistanis scored at an unhurried pace for the first four overs, getting a feel of the track but managing to keep the scorecard ticking with regular boundaries.Ravichandran Ashwin turned the ball viciously, and gave away 12 runs in his first spell that saw only boundary scored off him Sharjeel Khan was the first to go, going or for 17 from 24 balls off Suresh Raina, taken brilliantly by Hardik Pandya at mid-on, who ran in a long way to take a diving catchRead More


Pakistan strongly condemns terror attack in Istanbul

ISLAMABAD, March 19 (DNA): Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the suicide bomb blast in Istanbul, Turkey in which according to initial reports several innocent lives were lost, besides injuries to others.“Pakistan condemns this terrorist act in the strongest terms and reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” said a Foreign Office statement.


‘Govt striving to create conducive environment for investment’

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAR (DNA) – Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman, State Minister for Federal Education and Professional Trainings said that businessmen were highly respectable segment of the society as they were creating jobs, improving prosperity and playing key role in economic development of the country and government was making strenuous efforts for creating a conducive environment to facilitate the growth of business and investment activities. He said this while addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. S.M. Munir, Chief Executive, TDAP and Abdul Rauf, President, FPCCI were alsoRead More


US Embassy sponsors TEDx Event on Women’s Empowerment

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAR (DNA) – As many as 300 people from across Pakistan attended TEDx Islamabad 2016: Breaking Barriers, an event featuring speeches about women’s empowerment. The event was funded by the American Embassy and Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network and was part of the TEDx program, which is designed to help communities, organizations, and individuals spark conversation and connection. American Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Pratt welcomed participants in a video message, stating, “Today’s event should remind us all that communities and countries need the full participation of women in all aspectsRead More


SECP strives to strengthen regulatory framework

ISLAMABAD, 19 MAR (DNA) – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has been focusing on strengthening its regulatory framework through introduction of structural and legal reforms aimed at market development, ensuring investors’ protection, increasing investor base and creating enabling environment for businesses. Another major achievement of the SECP in reforming its legal infrastructure would be the introduction of Companies Bill, 2016. The SECP has concluded extensive consultations with all the stakeholders to obtain their feedback on proposed draft of companies’ bill. The SECP is organizing a national levelRead More


Women’s World T20: Pakistan beats India by 2 runs 

DELHI: Pakistan defeated India by 2 runs in a riveting contest which was decided on DL method. Sana Mir’s side were 77/6, requiring 20 runs off 24 balls before heavy showers stopped play. Pakistan, who were rattled by India with three wickets in 10 balls, were 2 runs ahead on DL method and persistent rain meant they ended up on the winning side after the cut-off time. In the chase of 97, Pakistan were cruising at 48/2 in 9 overs after Sidra Ameen’s run-a-ball 26 before India staged a comeback.Read More