Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

3 Levies personnel martyred in Pishin blast


September 14, 2018

At least three Levies personnel were martyred and two injured in a blast near the assistant commissioner Barshore’s car in Balochistan’s Pishin area on Friday, according to Additional Deputy Commissioner Pishin Waqar Khursheed Alam. The martyred personnel were identified as Asmatullah Abdul Baqi and Jafar Khan. The AC, Amir Zaman Kakar, was not in the vehicle at the time of …

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ECP extends deadline for overseas Pakistanis’ registration for October by-polls


September 14, 2018

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday extended the registration deadline for overseas Pakistanis wishing to participate in the i-voting process for the upcoming by-elections. Overseas Pakistanis can now register till September 17. The previous deadline was Sep 15. The ECP will be holding by-elections in 37 constituencies for both national and provincial assembly seats on Oct 14. The Overseas Voting …

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Lahore High Court issues detailed order in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi disqualification case


September 14, 2018

An appellate tribunal at the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued its detailed verdict on the barring of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from contesting elections from his native NA-57 (Murree) constituency in the July 25 polls, ruling that the former prime minister was not honest and sagacious and hence disqualified for life. It …

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Pakistan is among top performers in UN Peacekeeping: Maleeha


September 14, 2018

Pakistan is among top performers in UN Peacekeeping: Maleeha By:Zahid Akhtar/Amir Makhani & Rehan Siddiqui New York:Pakistan told the 15-member Security Council that the country has been among the top performers in UN Peacekeeping and has contributed over 200,000 troops to 43 UN Missions since the 1960’s. “Our contribution to Peacekeeping has not been without cost”’ Pakistan’s Ambassador to the …

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Sri Lanka suffer another setback


September 14, 2018

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament on Thursday, dealing another major blow to the islanders. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 27-year-old left-hand bat will return home from Dubai where he suffered a lower-back injury during practice. The tournament opens on Saturday in Dubai with Sri …

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‘PFF chief asked FIFA president for mandate extension in meeting’


September 14, 2018

0 KARACHI: A picture is being painted. It’s being shown that the world’s football governing body FIFA is really pleased with the current status of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) since it lifted the ban on it in March. Sources privy to last week’s meeting between PFF chief Faisal Saleh Hayat and FIFA president Gianni Infantino at the Home of …

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Brilliant Hamza eyes crucial points for renewal of pro season


September 14, 2018

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Asian snooker champion Hamza Akbar said he needed to earn 30,000 ranking points in the remaining 13 qualifying competitions of the pro season for renewal of his contract with the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA). “I’ve won one qualifier and lost two since the start of the season in June,” the 25-year-old Hamza, who is …

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Jennings faces nervous wait ahead of SL tour


September 14, 2018

0 LONDON: England opener Keaton Jennings faces a nervous wait to know if he is part of their plans for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka but his ability on spinning wickets could work in his favour, coach Trevor Bayliss has said. Jennings averaged just over 18 in their recent 4-1 series victory over India and has not scored a …

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‘Crucial period’ for oil as Iran exports shrink: IEA


September 14, 2018

0 PARIS: Global oil output hit a record of 100 million barrels per day in August, but the market may tighten and prices rise as exports from Iran and Venezuela decline, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. “We are entering a very crucial period for the oil market,” the IEA said in its latest monthly report. “Things are …

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‘Pakistan, India have driven global sugar glut’


September 14, 2018

SYDNEY: The policies of Pakistan and India have contributed to a global glut in the world’s sugar market, Australia’s Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham told Reuters. “It is clear that export subsidies introduced recently by the Indian and Pakistan governments have contributed to a growing glut on global markets,” Birmin­gham said in an emailed statement to Reuters. “Canberra has expressed …

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