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Boomers should leave the internet alone


July 27, 2020

HARDLY a week ever goes by without the boomers in Islamabad and provincial capitals making a decision that shows one iota of thought or even a primitive understanding of the field they manage. But the past month or so saw the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) coming on top of the scene and leaving the rest of its regulatory counterparts with …

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Fans attend English sporting event for first time since March


July 27, 2020

LONDON: Spectators were allowed into a sporting event in England for the first time since March when coronavirus prevention measures were tested at a cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at The Oval ahead of a planned wider reopening of stadiums in October. Alternate rows were used across two stands and advisory signs were on show for the friendly match …

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Broad takes six to put England in driving seat


July 27, 2020

MANCHESTER: Stuart Broad took six wickets as England built a strong position in the deciding third Test despite the West Indies avoiding the follow-on at Old Trafford on Sunday. Broad’s haul of 6-31 in 14 overs helped the hosts bundle out the West Indies for 197 in reply to England’s first-innings 369 that featured his dashing 62 on Saturday. He …

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PCB confident of holding PSL-V matches this year


July 27, 2020

KARACHI: Pakistan cricket will be facing the real impact of Covid 19 pandemic in its remaining cricket season starting in September which include holding of unfinished Pakistan Super League 5 games as well as hosting Zimbabwe and Bangladesh teams. Reliable sources told Dawn News on Sunday that because of Covid 19, Pakistan Cricket Board could be facing problems in staging remaining PSL …

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Cricket teams to compete in one-day Super League for World Cup spots


July 27, 2020

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council announced on Monday that teams would participate in a new one-day international Super League to determine qualification for the 50-over World Cup in 2023. Thursday’s one-day international between world champions England and Ireland in Southampton will be the inaugural match of the 13-nation league, with World Cup hosts India and the next seven highest-placed …

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Conte laughs off Inter’s rumoured interest in Messi


July 27, 2020

Inter Milan head coach has laughed off his club’s speculated interest in Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. “We’re talking fantasy football, a situation that cannot be approached at Inter for many reasons,” Conte said after Inter beat Genoa 3-0 to move second in Serie A. Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, 33, has spent his entire professional career at Barcelona with his …

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Increase in meat exports comes at a price


July 27, 2020

PAKISTAN’S exports of meat and meat products that declined in 2017-18 owing to the delays in payment by foreign buyers bounced back in the next two years and crossed the $300 million mark for the first time in 2019-20. In another first, export volumes surpassed 80,000 tonnes. In the post–Covid-19 world, Pakistan has the potential to increase its food exports. …

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Needed: renewed focus on SMEs


July 27, 2020

THE State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is pushing banks to their limits to lend more to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). But the outcome depends on the government and the private sector as well as compliance by banks. Reinvigorating industrial production through a revival of the SME sector is a good idea: if it works well, it can help the …

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Covid-19 changes dynamics of sacrifice


July 27, 2020

CHARITABLE trusts, mosques, madressahs and welfare organisations had already been flooded with bookings for collective qurbani (especially for cows) beyond their capacity before the government’s 22nd July decision that encouraged organised mass sacrifice of animals and banned slaughtering on the road. In some places, bookings have doubled over last year. Religious leaders had also requested people to opt for a …

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