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Monday, December 26th, 2016


Super-maxi Wild Oats takes lead in Sydney to Hobart

Super-maxi Wild Oats takes lead in Sydney to Hobart

DEC 26, (DNA) – Eight-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI overcame a botched start to take a narrow lead in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Monday as the fleet of 88 boats rushed down Australia’s east coast at record-breaking speed. Supermaxi Perpetual Loyal was first through Sydney Heads for the second straight year after race favourite Wild Oats missed the start and was forced to pick its way through a fleet of smaller yachts. But later on Monday, as the fleet sped down the coast of New South WalesRead More

Afghanistan voices displeasure over being ignored in upcoming trilateral meeting

Afghanistan voices displeasure over being ignored in upcoming trilateral meeting

DEC 26, (DNA) – Kabul voiced displeasure over the planned trilateral meeting between China, Russia and Pakistan on Afghanistan in Moscow on Tuesday. Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MoFA) spokesman Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni said on Monday that the agenda of the meeting was a matter of concern. Despite Afghanistan being the focus of their agenda, Kabul was not consulted, he said. “Talking on Afghanistan without consulting the country raises serious questions for the Afghan people. We are worried that what are the reasons behind the meeting and want the relevant partiesRead More

Interpol should be used to bring Musharraf back: Qaim


SUKKUR, DEC 26, (DNA) –  Senior PPP leader and former Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah called on the federal government to seek the help of Interpol to being former president and military dictator Pervez Musharraf back to Pakistan. Speaking to journalists at the airport here on Monday, Shah asserted that Pervez Musharaf was a criminal in the Benzair Bhutto murder case. The former chief minister said arrest warrants had already been issued for Musharraf. “Only time will tell if he returns or not. If the interior minister wants he canRead More

Australia or Pakistan? Wasim Akram caught in ‘dilemma’ surrounded by in-laws

Australia or Pakistan? Wasim Akram caught in 'dilemma'

DEC 26, (DNA) – Pakistan’s cricketing legend Wasim Akram found himself in the middle of a rather ‘difficult’ situation when he arrived at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ahead of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan on Monday. In full mood to support his home side Pakistan, the ‘Swing ka Sultan’ was caught in a dilemma when he saw himself clearly outnumbered by his patriotic Aussie in-laws. Asked who he was rooting for, Wasim said, “I’m supporting Pakistan.” “But later into the game I will support whoever plays better,”Read More

Face me, stop hurling allegations, Fazl tells Imran


NOWSHERA, DEC 26, (DNA) – Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan to face him upfront and not hurl allegations at him. “His scandals are known to all. If I speak out, he will not be able to face the nation,” he said, while addressing a rally on Monday. “You have failed. Your party is disappointed in you. Never in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s history has such a useless group ruled the province,” he said, in a direct attack at Imran Khan. He said that Muslims were sufferingRead More

PTCL begins restoration after massive internet, cellular service outage

Meanwhile, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said the restoration of PTCL cables has begun. "The services were disrupted after PTCL fiber optic cables at some places near Hub and Karachi were slashed," said a PTA spokesman. Investigations are ongoing to identify reasons behind cutting of cables, he added.

KARACHI, DEC 26, (DNA) – KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) says it has started restoring its services after a fault in its fiber optic cables caused a massive, hours-long disruption of internet and cellular services in parts of the country. PTCL suffered a ‘major outage on its network’, resulting in disruption of internet and cellular services in Sindh, Balochistan and parts of Punjab, it had earlier said It left thousands of subscribers virtually unable to connect to the world for nearly five hours. The disruption resulted in suspension ofRead More