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28 Pakistanis die after migrant ship capsizes off Italy

ROME, FEB 26: At least 59 migrants, including 28 Pakistanis, died after their overloaded boat sank early on Sunday in stormy seas off Italy’s southern Calabria region, officials said. “As of a few minutes ago, the number of confirmed victims was 59,” Vincenzo Voce, mayor of the coastal city of Crotone. According to the Pakistani embassy in Rome — the capital of Italy — besides others, 40 Pakistan were on board the ill-fated boat. The mission also said that the bodies of 28 Pakistanis have been fished out of theRead More

Sanjrani highlights importance of cultural diplomacy at Orange Festival

DNA ISLAMABAD: The Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani delivered a speech at the Orange Festival in Taxila on Sunday where he highlighted the importance of cultural diplomacy in promoting Pakistan’s historic and cultural heritage at the international level. In his speech, Chairman Senate Sanjrani expressed his pleasure in seeing the enthusiastic members of the foreign diplomats corps, along with their families, and thanked Mr. Zaildar Shah for his warm welcome and hospitality. He also congratulated the PRCCSF, the Office of the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, and the Office ofRead More

PSL 2023 matches in Lahore, Rawalpindi to ‘continue as scheduled’: Najam Sethi

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board management committee chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday announced that HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi will “continue as scheduled”. Sethi expressed his gratitude to Punjab caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi for being “kind enough to agree to share cost of lighting routes during PSL matches in Lahore”. The Punjab government and PCB had remained locked in negotiations over security arrangements for the matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi with the former demanding Rs450 million for security. According to a press release issuedRead More

Pakistanis among 45 dead after shipwreck in Italy

Ill-fated people were trying to sneak into Italy illegally News Desk ROME: Forty-five people died, including some children, when a wooden sailing boat carrying migrants crashed against rocks on the southern Italian coast early on Sunday, authorities said. The vessel had set sail from Turkey several days ago with migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and several other countries, and crashed in stormy weather near Steccato di Cutro, a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Calabria. The provisional death toll stood at 45, Manuela Curra, a provincial government official, toldRead More

PSL 2023: Karachi Kings defeat Multan Sultans by 66 runs

Karachi Kings won the 14th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Multan Sultans by 66 runs as the Sultans were unable to chase the 168-run target set for them, at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi on Sunday. PSL 2023: Karachi Kings defeat Multan Sultans by 66 runs Put to bat first, Kings posted a competitive target of 168 runs before bowling out Sultans for 101 runs in 16.3 overs, thanks to a half-century from Tayyab Tahir and an exceptional display of spinRead More

RAJANPUR BY-ELECTION: PTI’s Mohsin Leghari defeats PMLN candidate

Bureau Report LAHORE: PTI’s Mohsin Leghari has convincingly defeated PMLN candidate Ammar Legahri in the NA 193 Rajanpur by elections that took place on Sunday. There were total 237 polling stations in the area. Rajanpur is located in the South Punjab and is traditionally ruled by Legharis. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) earlier had turned down Punjab interim government’s request for delaying by-election in the NA-193 Rajanpur. In a statement, the ECP stated that a control room had been established at the ECP secretariat to monitor the election. “TheRead More