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T20 World Cup: England and Pakistan eye T20 title in throwback final

MELBOURNE: A confident England will look to deny Pakistan a fairytale finish in Sunday’s T20 World Cup final and become the first nation to hold both global white-ball trophies — if Melbourne’s fickle weather permits. Heavy rain could disrupt the Melbourne Cricket Ground showdown and even see the teams crowned joint champions if unable to complete a match of at least 10 overs per side by the end of the reserve day on Monday. However, conditions should hold up long enough to deliver a contest between the two nations whoRead More

Curtain Raiser – Ideas 2022 held at Karachi Expo Centre

DNA Karachi, Nov 12: The 11th edition of International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2022) is scheduled from 15 – 18 November 2022 at Karachi Expo Centre. The event as per its traditions will showcase a number of splendid activities encompassing world’s advance defence technology demonstrations, international seminar, IDEAS Karachi Show, networking, and business expansions through B2B and B2G engagements. IDEAS 2022 will bring together defence industries from across the globe to showcase their latest technological innovations.  A large number of senior civil and military delegations and trade visitors wouldRead More

In a first, doctors treat fatal genetic disease before birth

A toddler is thriving after doctors in the U.S. and Canada used a novel technique to treat her before she was born for a rare genetic disease that caused the deaths of two of her sisters. Ayla Bashir, a 16-month-old from Ottawa, Ontario, is the first child treated as fetus for Pompe disease, an inherited and often fatal disorder in which the body fails to make some or all of a crucial protein. Today, she’s an active, happy girl who has met her developmental milestones, according to her father, ZahidRead More

Dialogues underway to end political deadlock: President Alvi

LAHORE, NOV 12: President Arif Alvi said on Saturday that he continues to convey messages as dialogues underway to end political deadlock, while he is trying to improve relations between former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and the establishment. He said this in his meeting with senior journalists at Governor House in Lahore. The president said that there is no harm in holding consultation on the appointment of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Dr Alvi said that it would be better if elections are heldRead More

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan postponed: FO

RIYADH, NOV 12: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan has been postponed, the Foreign Office (FO) confirmed on Saturday. FO Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch confirmed the development to, adding that the new date of his visit would be announced soon. Last month, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the crown prince would soon be visiting Pakistan and that he had expressed willingness to support development projects in the country, including an anno­uncement for a $10 billion investment for est­a­blishing an oil refinery. The premier’s remarks had come days afterRead More

Pakistan to register illegal Afghans

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 12 (DNA): The federal government plans to send issuance of Afghan citizens cards to nearly 700,000 illegal Afghan nationals in the country, sources said. The government would discuss the matter with relevant stakeholders before reaching a decision. The Afghan nationals could also get facilities like opening a bank account, medical, and educational facilities. Earlier, a total of 800,000 Afghan refugees were given Afghan Citizen cards during a huge documentation process. Pakistan concerns are growing in view of the arrival of new nearly 500,000 Afghans since the Taliban haveRead More