Raza Haidery

At least 100 samples of Zamzam water tested everyday

At least 100 samples of Zamzam water are checked everyday during Ramadan to ensure that it is not contaminated and is free of microbes.             The tests are conducted by Suqiya Zamzam, which works under the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi Gazette reported. Zamzam water samples are collected for test…

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Pakistan play Leicestershire in two-day practice game

The two-day practice match between Pakistan and Leicestershire will be played from Saturday at Leicester. The visitors drew against the hosts when the two sides played each other back in 2010. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir is also fit and is expected to bowl in the match today. It is the perfect opportunity for Pakistan to…

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Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle as world watches

Britain’s Prince Harry weds US former actress Meghan Markle on Saturday in a pomp-filled ceremony at Windsor Castle, a globally-watched event overshadowed in the build-up by her fractious family’s feuding. Some 100,000 people are expected in Windsor, west of London, for the historic moment and street parties and afternoon teas are being held around the…

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Injury rules out Afridi from World XI – Windies T20 encounter

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi will not be a part of ICC World XI’s squad for the Twenty20 fixture against West Indies scheduled to take place at Lord’s. Afridi has suffered a knee injury and has been advised four weeks of rest. “Went to see my doctor in Dubai,” Afridi tweeted on Thursday. “The knee hasn’t recovered…

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Nadal cruises into Italian Open third round, Thiem exit

Rafael Nadal got his claycourt season back on track with a 6-1 6-0 victory over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur to reach the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, while sixth-seed Dominic Thiem suffered an early exit. Nadal, who lost his number world one ranking after his 14-match winning run on clay was snapped by…

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Lewis Hamilton takes pole for the Spanish Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton roared back to form and secured a stunning pole position for Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix when he delivered a record-breaking qualifying lap on Saturday. The defending four time world champion and current series leader broke the track lap record with a series of laps that culminated in him clocking 1:16.173, 0.040 seconds ahead of his…

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Kvitova prevails to claim record third Madrid title

Petra Kvitova outlasted the unseeded Kiki Bertens to win a thrilling Madrid Open final on Saturday 7-6(8-6) 4-6 6-3 and become the first player to lift the trophy for a third time. Czech Kvitova, ranked 10th in the world, struck the first blow in a tense match which lasted two hours 52 minutes by edging…

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Neymar aims to regain fitness by World Cup but PSG future unclear

Brazil forward Neymar is focusing on getting fully fit in time for next month’s World Cup following foot surgery but his future at Paris St Germain looks increasingly uncertain. He was absent from PSG’s Ligue 1 title celebrations in April although he was at the Stade de France on Tuesday to watch his side beat…

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Nadal’s magical clay court streak ended by Thiem in Madrid

Rafael Nadal suffered his first clay-court defeat in almost a year when the world number one was shocked 7-5, 6-3 by Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Masters quarter-finals on Friday. Defending champion Nadal, who came into the tournament having won both Monte Carlo and Barcelona for an 11th time, also saw his record 50-set…

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Manchester United secure second place with West Ham draw

Manchester United secured the point they needed to finish second in the Premier League with a dull 0-0 draw at West Ham United on Thursday. There were few chances in a tepid first half, though Alexis Sanchez forced a good save from West Ham keeper Adrian and Marko Arnautovic looked the most likely West Ham…

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Ozil joins Germany injury list, insists he will be fit for World Cup

Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia. “It’s a pity I missed yesterday’s match with my back injury,” Ozil wrote on his Instagram account after sitting out Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Burnley on…

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Trump not going to Jerusalem for US embassy opening: White House

President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, the White House said Monday, announcing that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior White House aide Jared Kushner, will also be part of the…

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Pakistan to host six nation hockey tournament

Pakistan will be hosting a six-nation hockey tournament in the first week of September. This has been stated by Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Shahbaz Ahmad Sr in an interview with APP. He said that the foreign teams to participate in the tournament include Pakistan, Oman, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Shahbaz senior said…

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Super Kabaddi League 2018 enters knockout stages

The pool eliminators of the Pakistan Super Kabaddi League 2018 will be played on Monday. The group stages came to an end and the tournament has entered the knockout phase. Lahore Thunder will take on Sahiwal Bulls in Pool A eliminator and Islamabad All Stars will play against Kashmir Janbaaz in the Pool B eliminator….

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Messi strike helps 10-man Barca earn draw as Ronaldo goes off injured

Lionel Messi weaved his magic to keep 10-man Barcelona’s unbeaten season alive as a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Sunday left Real Madrid sweating over an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo.  Ronaldo was forced off at half-time after appearing to hurt his ankle and Real will be hoping their star striker can now recover…

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Salah wins writers’ footballer of the year award

Mohamed Salah was named as the football writers’ footballer of the year, completing a personal double after winning the players’ award for his incredible goal-scoring feats for Liverpool. The Egypt international narrowly topped the poll of the 400-strong Football Writers’ Association (FWA) membership ahead of Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, the margin understood to be less…

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We are harming the beauty of Lake Saiful Muluk with our own hands

Lake Saiful Muluk is one of the most attractive destinations in the country. Thousands of tourists, from Pakistan and other countries, visit the beautiful lake and enjoy the scenery. However, the beauty at this this destination spot is at risk as many visitors keep littering the place.  The tourists throw wrappers, beverage bottles and many other items which gives an…

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Sindh govt requested to revise summer holidays schedule

Sindh Government has been requested to announce summer vacations from May 14 to July 16. The summer holidays are set to be observed from June 1 to July 31. A joint summary was sent by the schools to the School Education and Literacy Department to announce holidays on the recommended date. “Since the temperatures are…

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Women’s team skipper demands salaries increase for team players

Pakistan women’s cricket team skipper Bismah Maroof has demanded an increase in the salaries of female players. “The cricket board has to increase the salaries if they want our performance to increase,” the batsman said while speaking to media. “We are not even paid for playing domestic matches.” “Why are the salaries of female cricketers…

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Federal Areas take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan Cup 2018 final

Federal Areas will take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final of Pakistan Cup 2018 at Faisalabad on Sunday. The match will begin at 2:30 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Federal Areas have won all four of their matches in the round-robin stage so far. They started their campaign with a 114-run win over KPK and went…

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Banks don’t want to be weakest link in blockchain revolution

Blockchain, the cutting-edge technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin, has the potential to play a disruptive role in the global finance sector, experts say, as banking behemoths seek to connect with its opportunities. While banks could reduce their costs, the gains could eventually shift to consumers who could benefit from quicker and cheaper services. “Any…

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