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Salman Butt appointed consultant coach of Singapore cricket team

ISLAMABAD, MAY 23: Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt, who was banned over a high-profile spot-fixing scandal, has been appointed to a coaching role with Singapore’s national team, cricket officials said. The 37-year-old has been named consultant coach and will bring a “wealth of experience” to the side, the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) said. His first challenge will be the T20 World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe in July. The left-handed batsman was part of the Pakistan team from 2003 to 2010, when a spot-fixing scandal erupted on their tour of England.Read More

Dollar marches on to Rs201 in interbank trade

ISLAMABAD, MAY 23: The rupee continued to lose ground against the US dollar on Monday, in the 12th consecutive session when the greenback continued to climb and gained 80 paisa in interbank trade. According to the Forex Association of Pakistan (FAP), the dollar was trading at Rs201.05 around 11.30 am after appreciating 80 paisa against Friday’s close of Rs200.25. Data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) showed the dollar had closed at Rs200.14 on Friday. The greenback subsequently closed at Rs200.80, appreciating 55 paisa against Friday’s close, the FAPRead More

Shazia Marri envisions Pakistan with zero tolerance against minority discrimination

Islamabad, MAY 23 /DNA/ – Federal Minister, Shazia Marri, while delivering a speech at the conference arranged by the National Commission for Human Rights, has said that the word minority is not discriminatory, but in fact the mindset is discriminatory and he mindset needs to change as people need to realize that minority somewhere is a majority elsewhere.   The Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Shazia Marri, was invited by the National Commission for Human Rights on a conference on Unequal Citizens: Ending Systemic Discrimination against Minorities, heldRead More

CJP Umar Ata Bandial named among Time’s 100 most influential people of 2022

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial was on Monday named among the 100 Most Influential People of 2022 by Time magazine. CJP Bandial’s profile for the list, penned by senior lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan and placed in the leaders’ category, noted that he “is widely respected for his personal integrity, as he, the Columbia- and Cambridge-­educated jurist, bears the heavy mantle of not just delivering justice but also being seen to do so”. The seasoned lawyer described the persona of Pakistan’s top judge in the context of the recent political turmoil that sawRead More

RCCI seeks review of import ban list

Rawalpindi: /DNA/ – Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has demanded the government to reconsider the ban on import of luxury items. RCCI President Nadeem Rauf in a statement said that “The government has taken a hasty decision without consulting stakeholders”. Due to the same HS code the essential items are also subject to the same restriction. The import of vitamins and medicines (coccidiostats) used in livestock, especially poultry feed, has been banned, which will further increase the price of meat and poultry. President Nadeem Rauf said that aRead More

Photo exhibition held to mark 71st Birthday of Pak China Friendship

DNA Rawalpindi: A photo exhibition was organized at Punjab Arts Council on the occasion of 71 years of Pakistan-China friendship. The exhibition features photographs from seven decades of diplomatic relations and visits by heads of state. Dr. Jamal Nasir, President of Pakistan Green Task Force was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony. Addressing the function, Dr. Jamal Nasir said that Pak-China friendship is an example to the world. China has stood by Pakistan in every difficult time. China has also supported Pakistan in the United Nations and other internationalRead More