Top Twitter trends of the week

April 13, 2017

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By: Noman Naushad Lalani

1.#KulbhushanYadav

Indian secret service agent, Kulbhushan Yadav, has been awarded death sentence today, Pakistan Army’s public affairs department said on Monday.

According to the statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian RAW Agent 1 Naval officer 415582 Commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav alias Hussein Mubarak Patel was arrested on March 3, 2016 through a Counter Intelligence Operation from Mashkel, Balochistan, for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan.

2.#KKRvKXIP

Kolkata Knight Riders will host Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 fixture. The hosts have won 13 out of their previous 19 encounters against Punjab and emerged victorious in six out of their eight games at home.

Kings XI Punjab, having won all of their games in this year’s edition, is likely to play with the same playing XI.

3.#Mardan

A student of Media Studies at Abdul Wali Khan University was beaten to death and his friend was left wounded by fellow students on charges of sharing ‘blasphemous’ content on social media, witnesses and police say.

The university was shut down for an indefinite period and hostels were vacated after the campus violence.

4.#BabarAzam

Babar Azam stroked yet another hundred against the West Indies as Pakistan rallied from an indifferent start to total 282 for five in the second one-day international at the National Stadium in Guyana.

Reinstated in his favourite number three spot in the batting order, Azam held a faltering innings together and then accelerated towards an unbeaten 125, his fifth century in ODIs and fourth in five innings against the Caribbean side.

5.#Hasan Ali

Pacer Hasan Ali grabbed five wickets to help Pakistan win the 2nd against West Indies at Providence, Guyana. He conceded 38 runs in 8.5 overs and bowled one maiden as well.

 

6.#Uzair Baloch

Lyari gang war leader Uzair Jan Baloch has been taken into custody by Pakistan army.

DG ISPR Maj General Asif Ghafoor said in his tweet that Uzair Baloch was taken into custody on charges of spying for foreign agencies.

 

7.#Shoaib Malik

Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten century as Pakistan beat West Indies by six wickets to clinch victory in their one day international series in Guyana on Tuesday.

Malik sealed the win — and his ton — in spectacular fashion, smashing a six off West Indies captain Jason Holder to wrap up victory with nearly seven overs to spare.

 

8.#Hafeez

Professor Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik played very well in the third ODI against West Indies. Hafeez made his brilliant 91 runs.

 

9.#Hajj

A total of 179,210 pilgrims will proceed to holy Makkah to perform Hajj during 2017 after the federal cabinet in its meeting accorded its approval for the new Hajj Policy.

10.#Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal to give holders Real Madrid a 2-1 comeback win at 10-man Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final, first-leg.