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July 14, 2019 | 08:07:22 PM

Pakistan win the cricket world cup

Pakistan win the cricket world cup - but not the one you think

Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country's lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday.

July 13, 2019 | 08:06:52 PM

Wasim Akram supporting?

Who is Wasim Akram supporting in ICC World Cup 2019 final?

Can't connect right now! retry Former cricket legend and commentator Wasim Akram has broken the ice regarding the team that has his unwavering support in the ICC World Cup 2019 finale. In a tweet published recently Akram revealed he will be rooting for his favourite team i.e.

July 13, 2019 | 08:04:44 PM

Diplomatic setback for India

PM Imran's US visit diplomatic setback for New Delhi: Indian expert

Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States cannot but be noted as a watershed event in regional politics, according to a senior Indian expert on foreign affairs. The announcement, made by Washington earlier this week, coincides with the news coming out of Beijing that Pakistan has joined the US, Russia and China in a call on the Taliban to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations with Kabul.

July 13, 2019 | 08:03:08 PM

'Making up Stories'

Judge Malik is 'making up stories' to save himself: Abbasi | Samaa Digital

He was referring to a controversial video clip shown by the PML-N in an explosive press conference last week and the judge's letter and statement submitted on the Islamabad High Court in his defence in the video case.

July 10, 2019 | 11:38:27 AM

US unaware about Imran's visit

US State Department unaware about PM Imran Khan's visit

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has expressed ignorance about the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan this month, ARY News reported on Wednesday. "The White House would be reached for confirmation of the visit", said State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, while addressing a press briefing here today.

July 10, 2019 | 11:33:08 AM

New airport for Haj and Umrah in Makkah

Saudi Arabia to build airport for Haj and Umrah in Makkah

MAKKAH: Saudi authorities have announced to build an airport for Haj and Umrah. This will be linked to Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport in collaboration with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

July 10, 2019 | 11:30:42 AM

Ancient Greece's origins

Archaeologists are discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece

Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece. Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea - 125 miles south-east of Athens - are revealing the earliest truly monumental complex of buildings ever unearthed anywhere in the Greek world.

July 10, 2019 | 11:29:43 AM

Biometric verification for senior citizens

Biometric verification will no longer be needed for senior citizens | Samaa Digital

After a number of senior citizens faced problems in the biometric verification of their bank accounts, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the complaints. The issue was that their fingerprints were difficult to capture as the skin had lost its elasticity with age.

July 10, 2019 | 11:28:16 AM

Dubai's humble airport in 1960s

Dubai airport's humble beginnings: rare footage from the 1960s

Video clips of one the world's busiest passenger airports have been released, showing its very different appearance in the 1960s Standing in Terminal 3 ready to hop on a Emirates Airbus A380 to one of the hundreds of destinations, it's hard to imagine a time before the trappings of Concourse D and Dubai Duty Free.

July 10, 2019 | 11:26:08 AM

No headscarf if Malala wants to teach in Canada

This Canadian Minister Asked Malala To Take Off Her Headscarf If She Wants To Teach In Canada And The World Isn't Happy

There are some names that don't need introductions. No pre-ambles. Malala is one of them. Her name is synonymous with education, with women rights, with the Nobel prize. With Pakistani pride. People all around the world follow her and respect her efforts and what she stands for.

July 10, 2019 | 11:24:29 AM

Nature of peace

Afghanistan - the nature of peace we are likely to see | The Express Tribune

Most contemporary analysis on the Afghan issue misses socio-anthropological approach to the genesis and possible solution(s) of the situation per se. Without the inclusion of such insight, the discourse would always remain incomplete. The Murree huddle under the Lahore Process in June 2019 is significant in the sense that a demi-official group was able to bring together Afghans of many political and ethnic affiliations.

July 10, 2019 | 11:22:58 AM

No agreement with IMF on rupee-dollar parity

Pakistan receives first IMF payment of $991m | Samaa Digital

On July 3, the IMF's Executive Board approved a 39-month extended arrangement under its Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Pakistan. The $6 billion will support the government's economic reform programme. The arrival of the first tranche will strengthen Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves, said officials.

July 10, 2019 | 10:58:09 AM

Maryam in Avenfield case

Maryam says NAB will 'regret' summoning her in Avenfield case | Samaa Digital

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said on Tuesday the National Accountability Bureau would regret summoning her in the Avenfield case. Maryam has been summoned on July 19 for submitting a fake trust deed in the case. NAB had submitted a request to initiate a trial against Maryam for submitting fake documents in the case.

July 10, 2019 | 10:56:54 AM

World Cup semi-final featuring India, NZ to resume on Wednesday

Rain plays spoilsport again, World Cup semi-final featuring India, NZ to resume on Wednesday

When the players were forced off the field at around 2.00 pm local time because of rain, New Zealand were batting on 211-5 from 46.1 overs. Taylor was unbeaten on a 85-ball 67 while Tom Latham was on the crease at 3.

July 10, 2019 | 10:55:30 AM

University at PM House

Govt changes master plan of Islamabad to set up university at PM House

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a specific change to the master plan of Islamabad to set up a university at the Prime Minister House. Before his party won the 2018 elections, Imran Khan had said if he came to power he would convert the Prime Minister House into a university.

July 10, 2019 | 10:54:43 AM

Europe to Iran over breaches of nuclear pact

Europe urges Iran to stick to troubled nuclear deal

The accord between Iran and world powers promised sanctions relief, economic benefits and an end to international isolation of the Islamic republic in return for stringent curbs on its nuclear programme. But Tehran says it has lost patience with perceived inaction by European countries more than a year after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement.

July 10, 2019 | 10:52:30 AM

TV anchor gunned down in Karachi

Anchorperson Mureed Abbas gunned down in Karachi

Bol News anchorperson Mureed Abbas was gunned down on Tuesday night in Defence area of Karachi, police said. Police officials said, citing initial details, that he was killed during a fight over a personal dispute in Khayaban-e-Bukhari area.

July 07, 2019 | 12:39:15 AM

Iran threatens British shipping

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

by Agencies , (Last Updated 9 hours ago) LONDON: An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker by Royal Marines in Gibraltar. "If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities' duty to seize a British oil tanker," Mohsen Rezai said on Twitter.

July 07, 2019 | 12:35:12 AM

'Solid Proof' of Nawaz's innocence

Shehbaz, Maryam present 'solid proof' of Nawaz's innocence | Samaa Digital

PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif started the press conference and explained that its purpose was to present some solid and irrefutable proof in favour of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The former PM was sentenced to seven years in prison after being convicted by an accountability court in the Al Azizia Steel Mills case.

July 07, 2019 | 12:32:08 AM

Visiting Russia on Putin's invitation

PM Imran to attend September's Eastern Economic Forum in Russia on Putin's invitation

Foreign Office sources on Saturday revealed that Prime Minister Imran Khan will join the Eastern Economic Forum meeting in Russia in September on the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the sources, the invitation was extended by President Putin during the recently-held Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting which both leaders had attended.

July 07, 2019 | 12:30:42 AM

India humbles Sri Lanka

Sharma hits record fifth World Cup ton as India humble Sri Lanka

Saturday Jul 06, 2019 r LEEDS: Rohit Sharma became the first player to hit five centuries in a single World Cup as India cantered to a comfortable seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group match against Sri Lanka on Saturday Sharma smashed 103 off 94 deliveries as semi-finalists India chased down their target of 265 in 43.3 overs to end the league stage with seven wins, one defeat and one washout.

July 06, 2019 | 01:52:43 PM

Trump coming to Pakistan

Imran to invite Trump for Pakistan visit

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan will invite US President to visit Pakistan when he meets the American leader in Washington on July 22. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry told The Nation on Friday that the PM wanted Trump to visit Pakistan to defuse the trust deficit.

June 27, 2019 | 12:05:02 PM

India bags UN Security Council non-permanent member's seat

Pakistan supports India at UNSC polls

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has backed India's candidature for a two-year term for non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). There were other 54 countries as well in the Asia Pacific group that unanimously endorsed India's position. The others in the group include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Bhutan, Indonesia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Vietnam.

June 25, 2019 | 12:25:05 AM

World Cup semi-finals

Can Pakistan reach World Cup semi-finals?

Pakistan's rousing win against South Africa at Lord's on Sunday has renewed the dying hopes of their fans pertaining to the team's plausible place in the coveted top four of the ongoing World Cup 2019. Pakistan now occupies the seventh position at the Points Table with Afghanistan and South Africa officially out of the World Cup picture.

June 25, 2019 | 12:21:58 AM

Contempt case against interior secretary

Ex-ISI DG Asad Durrani files contempt case against interior secretary | Samaa Digital

Former ISI director-general Asad Durrani has filed a contempt case against the interior secretary for failing to follow court orders in a petition seeking the removal of his name from the Exit Control List. He filed a petition against Major (retd) Azam Suleman Khan in the Islamabad High Court on Monday.

June 25, 2019 | 12:20:13 AM

Android greatest mistake

Bill Gates believes his greatest mistake was letting Google launch Android

Even one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs, Bill Gates, regrets upon his decisions and has recently revealed his 'greatest mistake' of his life was letting Google launch Android. Speaking up at an event hosted by a venture-capital firm Village Global, Microsoft founder Bill Gates revealed that there is one mistake he regrets and it was giving Google the opportunity to launch Android.

June 25, 2019 | 12:18:47 AM

Heros welcome for General Bajwa in London

COAS Bajwa meets UK counterpart, discusses bilateral military cooperation

Monday Jun 24, 2019 RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met his counterpart Chief of Defence Staff United Kingdom General Sir Nick Carter, ISPR said on Monday. According to the ISPR, the leaders discussed the geo-strategic environment and bilateral military cooperation between the two countries.

June 25, 2019 | 12:17:45 AM

World Cup 2019 eerily similar to 1992 for former champs Pakistan

The many similarities between Pakistan's 2019 and 1992 World Cup campaigns

Are these mere coincidences or is the team going somewhere with this?

June 25, 2019 | 12:15:43 AM

Ban on using word 'selected' for PM

PPP challenges legality of ban on using word 'selected' for PM | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Monday vowed to oppose the ban imposed by the National Assembly deputy speaker on the use of the word 'selected' for Prime Minister Imran Khan. Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari questioned the legitimacy of the move and said the PPP would hold consultations with lawyers to ascertain all possible legal options.

June 25, 2019 | 12:14:41 AM

Selected PM

Calling Imran 'selected PM' banned in NA

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Sunday banned the members from calling Imran Khan "selected Prime Minister" in the House. On a point of order, Federal Minister Omar Ayub Khan said he wanted to move privilege motion to stop the use of word "selected Prime Minister" for Imran Khan.

June 24, 2019 | 01:09:23 PM

Underperformers of World Cup 2019

Pakistan's biggest underperformers of World Cup 2019: what the numbers say

By now it's no secret that Pakistan have not lived up to their standards or our expectations in the ongoing World Cup 2019. The team has tanked massively in the face of expectations but by how much ... that wasn't known. To determine that, we have compared the team's career statistics to their World Cup 2019 numbers.

June 24, 2019 | 01:07:53 PM

Win will silence people for a while

Coach Arthur hopes win against SA will silence people for a while

Monday Jun 24, 2019 LONDON: Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur believes that Pakistan's performance against South Africa on Sunday at Lord's will keep some people mum, at least for a little while. Speaking after Pakistan's 49-run win over South Africa in the World Cup game, Arthur said that the team was hurt due to the events that happened in the last few days.

June 24, 2019 | 01:06:04 PM

Electric vehicle policy

Electric vehicle policy to be devised in consultation with stakeholders: Razak

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood Sunday said the electric vehicle (EV) policy would be formulated in consultation with the stakeholders and it would be aligned with the current auto policy. The policy would incorporate global and regional best practices, growth of the EVs and the environmental concerns would be addressed properly, he said in a press statement.

June 24, 2019 | 01:05:05 PM

Shehbaz, Maryam, Bilawal to APC

JUI-F chief invites Shehbaz, Maryam, Bilawal to attend APC

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman telephoned opposition leaders to invite them to attend an all-parties conference to be hosted by him on June 26, reported ARY News.

June 24, 2019 | 01:03:44 PM

$3b in Lahore project

Chinese company ready to invest $3b in Lahore project | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: A Chinese environmental company is ready to invest $3 billion in the clean drinking water and sanitation system in Lahore, said Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) Chairman Sardar Tanveer IIyas Khan. Although he did not disclose the name of the company saying negotiations were at early stages, he revealed that the same company had already completed a couple of hydro projects in Pakistan.

June 24, 2019 | 01:02:44 PM

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia for Iran crisis talks

Pompeo added the Middle East stops on his way to a previously scheduled visit to India. JEDDAH (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia for talks on coordinating with the close ally amid mounting tensions with Iran.

June 24, 2019 | 01:01:03 PM

In Recaptured Afghan District, Shattered Forces Show Hints of a Rebound

In an Afghan town retaken from the Taliban, a fragile hope to keep war at bay

June 22 For the past 11 months, the poplar-lined potato and wheat fields of this lush farming district were under Taliban control. The mayor had been killed and the local government compound destroyed. Women were ordered to wear burqas and men not to trim or stylize their beards.

June 24, 2019 | 12:59:45 PM

Special residency scheme for expats

Saudi Arabia launches special residency scheme for expats | The Express Tribune

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched on Sunday their new special residency scheme similar to green card systems applicable in other countries, aimed at attracting wealthy and high-skilled expats. The residency scheme offers two types of residencies, a permanent one for 800,000 Saudi riyals ($213,321.96) and a one year but renewable residency for 100,000 Saudi riyals ($26,665.24).

June 24, 2019 | 12:56:43 PM

Meera to play as Benazir Bhutto

Meera wants to play Benazir Bhutto in an action movie | Samaa Digital

Actor Meera is currently busy with promotions of her upcoming movie, Baaji. During a press meet in Lahore, the actor was asked about her dream role. "I would love to play the role of Benazir Bhutto in an action movie," she answered.

June 24, 2019 | 12:55:13 PM

Picking the right spy chief

Pakistan picked the right spy chief and got the right people upset

Lt-Gen Faiz Hameed was chosen to head Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency last week, infuriating the country's liberals and indirectly drawing the ire of India as well, with the infowar pushback against him strongly suggesting that he's the right man for the job because his appointment got the right people upset.

June 24, 2019 | 12:52:54 PM

Bizarre creature washed up on Victorian beach

Locals stunned by bizarre creature washed up on Victorian beach

A Victorian local was surprised when they stumbled across a bizarre-looking creature while walking along a beach in the state's southeast. Cosy Seaside Escape posted photos of the strange-looking marine animal to Facebook after it "came out to sunbake" on Golden Beach in the state's Gippsland region over the weekend.

June 24, 2019 | 12:49:58 PM

Pakistan's disastrous World Cup 2019

5 things Sarfaraz Ahmed can do to salvage Pakistan's disastrous World Cup 2019 campaign

Pakistan's World Cup 2019 campaign has not gone according to plan. Unless of course the plan was to be sitting second-bottom on the points table after five games above only the 'mighty' Afghanistan. In the space of a quintet of games, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has gone from being Captain Marvel to being the captain of Titanic.

June 24, 2019 | 12:47:58 PM

New sanctions on Iran

US to hit Iran with 'major' new sanctions Monday: Trump | The Express Tribune

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States would impose "major" new sanctions on Iran in two days - a move sure to exacerbate tensions with the Islamic republic inflamed by the downing of a US spy plane.

June 24, 2019 | 12:46:44 PM

JF-17 becomes star attraction at Paris Air Show

JF-17's astounding performance stuns spectators at Paris Air Show - ARYNEWS

Pakistan Air Force's (PAF) JF-17 Thunder stunned the spectators with its astounding performance and hordes of aviation lovers turned up to see the static and aerial display of PAF JF-17 Thunder on the last day of 53rd Paris Air Show on Sunday.

June 24, 2019 | 12:45:32 PM

IMF programme

Content and context of IMF programme | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: Every government approaches the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tackle balance of payments crisis since it provides a natural solution to the problem. However, opposition parties raise hue and cry to achieve political mileage out of it. The interesting phrases to score politically are "begging bowl", "slavery" and "compromise on national sovereignty".

June 24, 2019 | 12:44:38 PM

A dead horse!

Theory of strategic depth a dead horse, says Qureshi | The Express Tribune

BHURBAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said that nobody in Pakistan subscribed to any notion of the so-called strategic depth in Afghanistan. "We must not let anyone resurrect this dead horse to advance their propagandistic aims or seek to sow the seeds of misunderstanding between us and our Afghan brethren," Qureshi said while addressing inaugural session of a conference on Afghan peace titled 'Lahore Process' in Bhurban.

June 24, 2019 | 12:43:24 PM

Bringing peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan key to bringing peace in Afghanistan: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister of Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar has praised Pakistan's role in the ongoing peace process for his war-torn country. "Pakistan is a very important country and Islamabad could play a key role in bringing peace in Afghanistan and now they are doing it," Hekmatyar told Anadolu Agency in the resort town of Bhurban near Islamabad.

June 20, 2019 | 11:59:33 AM

Rabindranath Tagore's quote for Kahlil Jibran's

PM Imran gets it wrong again, mistakes Rabindranath Tagore's quote for Kahlil Jibran's | The Express Tribune

Imran Khan has made his fair share of factual errors during speeches since taking the Prime Minister's Office with the premier now sharing a quote belonging to famed writer Rabindranath Tagore for author Kahlil Jibran. PM Imran spoke out via Twitter to nearly 10 million followers with a quote saying: "I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.

June 20, 2019 | 11:58:36 AM

Controversial Chemical Found in Medication

Another Controversial Chemical Found in Popular Blood Pressure Medication

For the fourth time in the past year, a widely used blood pressure medication is under review amid concerns it could contain chemicals that could potentially cause cancer. Valisure, an online pharmacy licensed in 37 states, has alerted the Food and Drug Administration of high levels of dimethylformamide (DMF) in valsartan, which is produced by several pharmaceutical companies and often combined with other medicines into a single pill.

June 20, 2019 | 11:54:27 AM

KPK taxable on earnings over Rs 20,000

K-P slaps tax on people earning over Rs20,000 | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has imposed income tax on people earning more than Rs20,000 a month and on government employees of grade seven and above. Besides, it has also slapped taxes on educational institutions, hospitals and fitness centres in the private sector, agricultural land and advertisements.

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