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Pakistan retain second slot in ICC Test team rankings

Push-ups were a tribute to the army, Misbah responds criticism

Despite a loss to the West Indies in the third and final Test in Sharjah ─ and a two-point drop ─ Pakistan remains at the second spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. Pakistan, who were top-ranked till India overtook them last month, lost two points despite a series win because they went in with a 44-point lead over the West Indies and the rankings are weighted to reflect this difference, according to latest rankings issued by ICC on Friday. Pakistan remain in second position with 109 points,Read More


Nat Geo’s ‘Afghan girl’ Sharbat Gula to be deported from Pakistan

Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan Girl’ Sharbat Gula is to be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs110,000, a special anti-corruption and immigration court in Peshawar ordered on Friday. Sharbat Gula was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Oct 26 from her house in the Nauthia area for alleged forgery of a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). A day after her arrest, the United Nations High Commissioner distanced itself from Sharbat Gula, claiming that she was not a registered refugee. SharbatRead More


Accountability should start from the prime minister, says Bilawal

Accountability should start from the prime minister, says Bilawal

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, addressing a public rally in Dharki on Friday, said accountability needs to start from the prime minister and the premier needs to present himself for ‘democratic accountability’. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will now have to present himself for accountability and the accountability needs to be democratic,” said the PPP scion. Bilawal said he was not accusing the prime minister of corruption, but the evidence brought forth in the Panama Papers reveals his corruption for all to see. The PPP chairman, criticising the PML-N government, saidRead More


Liars cannot lead you: Prime Minister Nawaz

Liars cannot lead you: Prime Minister Nawaz

Liars cannot lead a nation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told a charged crowd in Kahuta on Friday, days after the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) planned ‘lockdown’ of Islamabad on Nov 2 turned into a ‘thanksgiving’ rally. “Someone who lies to you continuously cannot represent you,” he said. “They say ‘Pakistan is progressing’,” he said in a veiled reference to the opposition. “They know that gas and electricity are coming to these areas, that a two-lane expressway is being built. That’s why they are posing obstacles, so that progress is halted andRead More


F 9 park to be made a modern park: CDA chief

ISLAMABAD, NOV 04 (DNA) – In line with the directions of Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz, F-9 Park would be developed into a model park as the park is situated at an ideal location due to its surroundings.   F-9 Park, which covers an entire sector, would be made a hub of healthy recreational and amusement facilities for the public in line with the directions of Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz.   These views were expressed by the Chief OfficerRead More


Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to set up bank

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to set up bank

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a pact of six nations led by China and Russia, is looking to establish a new development bank in a bid to boost investment in the region, media reports said on Friday. At a meeting of the group in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek on Thursday, prime ministers of the six nations also agreed to boost overall economic cooperation and work to facilitate trade, the report said. According to the China Daily newspaper, Chinese premier Li Keqiang told the meeting that China was open toRead More