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Williamson fires on return as New Zealand beat Pakistan in World Cup warm-up match

Williamson fires on return as New Zealand beat Pakistan in World Cup warm-up match

Hyderabad: Rachin Ravindra and returning Kane Williamson played key knocks as New Zealand chased down 345 to thrash Pakistan by five wickets in a World Cup warm-up match on Friday. Chasing 346 for victory, New Zealand lost an early wicket before Ravindra (97) and Williamson (54) put on 137 to put their team on course and they achieved the target with 6.2 overs to spare in Hyderabad. Mohammed Rizwan hit 103 and Babar Azam made 80 in Pakistan’s 345-5 after electing to bat first but the Kiwi batsmen made theRead More


Asian Games a chance for China to break the ice with sports diplomacy

Asian Games a chance for China to break the ice with sports diplomacy

Beijing: With the biggest-ever Asian Games in full swing, host China has high hopes not only of dominating the medal table but also of softening its image and mending fences with its neighbours. Major sporting events offer a chance to rebuild trust and bridge differences, but observers warned the task of rebuilding relations through the 19th Asiad – delayed for a year by the Covid-19 pandemic – may prove particularly daunting for Beijing. Ties with China’s Northeast Asian neighbours are at a low point, amid the intensifying US-China feud, andRead More


Courts, not caretakers, to determine Imran’s eligibility for polls: PM

Courts, not caretakers, to determine Imran's eligibility for polls: PM

ISLAMABAD: Interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has made it clear that the interim government would not possess the authority to decide on the eligibility of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan for the upcoming general elections if the courts legally bar him after exhausting all available legal options. In an exclusive interview with BBC’s HARDtalk during his visit to London, PM Kakar emphasised, “The fate of Imran Khan is not final at this point. There are judicial remedies available to him, and if all the legal avenues are utilisedRead More


Moscow format meeting begins addressing Afghanistan’s situation

Moscow format meeting begins addressing Afghanistan’s situation

KAZAN: On Friday morning, the “Moscow Format” meeting began in Kazan, Russia, where regional authorities and envoys from various countries gathered to discuss the Afghanistan situation. Representatives from Russia, China, Pakistan, and Iran, and Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting foreign affairs minister of the Taliban, are participating in the meeting. The gathering aims to address and discuss important matters related to Afghanistan and the region. During the Moscow Format meeting in Russia, the Taliban’s acting foreign minister highlighted their critical achievements over the past two years, which include maintaining stableRead More


Iranian ambassador expresses condolences following Mastung terrorist attack

Iranian ambassador expresses condolences following Mastung terrorist attack

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 29 /DNA/ – Reza Amiri Moghadam, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Pakistan, has expressed deep sorrow and condolences in the wake of the tragic terrorist attack in Mastung, Baluchistan. Ambassador Moghadam stated, “I am deeply dejected to hear about the martyrdom and injury of dozens of my Pakistani brothers and sisters in a brutal terrorist attack today in Mastung, Baluchistan. Pakistan’s martyrs are Iran’s martyrs. May God bless the souls of the martyrs, and I wish for the safe recovery of the injured.” The AmbassadorRead More


Justice, wealth circulation inevitable for a successful country: President

ISLAMABAD, Sep 29 (APP/DNA): President Arif Alvi on Friday, highlighting the world’s pursuit of a morality-based world order, emphasised justice, forgiveness and wealth circulation as the key components for the progress of a country. The president, addressing the annual Seeratun Nabi (P.B.U.H) Conference here on the occasion of Eid Miladun Nabi (P.B.U.H), said as the democracies lacked a moral anchor, the world looked towards the Muslims for a moral-based system for they being the followers of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) who was the role model for a successful state. StartedRead More