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Live Update : Afghanistan U19 win by 32 runs (D/L method) vs Sri Lanka U19

Whangarei : Sri Lanka Under-19s won the toss and elected to field against Afghanistan U19 in ICC U-19 World Cup 2018. LIVE UPDATE  Sri Lanka U19: 202/9 in 37.3 Overs 

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Afghanistan to play maiden Test at Bangalore in June

New Delhi:Afghanistan will play their maiden Test match in the southern Indian city of Bangalore from June 14 to 18, cricket officials announced Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it welcomed the opportunity to host its “friends” for their first Test since Afghanistan became a full member of the International…

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Pakistan’s support was critical to success of Afghanistan strategy: US diplomat

ISLAMABAD: US Acting Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice Wells acknowledged Pakistan‚Äôs efforts in eradicating terrorism and said that the US wanted to work with Pakistan in furthering the shared objectives of stabilizing Afghanistan. She said that as an immediate neighbour and important country of the region, Pakistan‚Äôs support was critical to the success of…

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Under-19 World Cup: Pakistan take on Ireland, India face PNG tomorrow

WHANGAREI/MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Two matches of ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played on Tuesday as Pakistan will take on Ireland while India will square off against Papua New Guinea (PNG). Pakistan’ fixture against Ireland at Whangarei will start at 02.30 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). Both Pakistan and Ireland started their Under-19 World Cup bid…

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Afghanistan U19 thrash Pakistan by 5 wickets

Afghanistan 182/5 in 46 overs Afghan U19 won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) 47.3 (6 runs)¬†Mohammad Taha to Darwish Rasooli,¬†SIX, 47.2 (3 runs) Mohammad Taha to Azmatullah Omarzai, 3 runs, 47.1 (No run) Mohammad Taha to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run, END OF OVER:¬†47 | 3 Runs | AFG19: 185/5¬†(4 runs required from 18…

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Under 19 Cricket World Cup commences with Pakisan-Afghanistan clash

The best of the next generation will be on view over the next 22 days as the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup kicks off with four matches on Saturday, including those featuring defending champions the Windies and two-time champions Pakistan.¬† The Windies face New Zealand in a day-night fixture in Tauranga while Pakistan take on…

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Govt to review matters for Pak-Afghan trade promotion

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail said Thursday that the government wanted to promote trade with Afghanistan and was ready to review the matter in consultation with all the stakeholders, with a view to find a solution, favourable for bilateral trade. The advisor was talking to a joint delegation of Pak-Afghan Chamber of…

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Terrorists of Daesh gaining foothold in Afghanistan

KABUL: Middle-class Afghans turned jihadists have assisted the Islamic State group’s expansion from its stronghold in Afghanistan’s restive east to Kabul, analysts say, helping to make the capital one of the deadliest places in the country. IS has claimed nearly 20 attacks across Kabul in 18 months, with cells including students, professors and shopkeepers evading…

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Time to have ruthlessly candid dialogue with US: Khurram Dastagir

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defense, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said it is high time for Pakistan to have ‘ruthlessly candid dialogue’ with United States with everything on the table. He was addressing a Pubic Talk entitled “Contours of Security Environment in Pakistan” organized here at Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). The Minister said…

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Could the US invade Pakistan as easily as it did with Iraq and what are consequences in such an event?

By¬†Shehroz Kaleem¬† Pakistan is a Nuclear power. It has the 6th largest army in the world at ‚Äď 617,000 personnel approximately. To maintain the security of its borders, Pakistani government maintains a large budget for its defense spending. Pakistan‚Äôs high ranking is fuelled by its active military personnel, and a respectable fleet of aircraft, and…

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U19 World Cup: Mohsin Khan hits ton as Pakistan win warm-up game

Pakistan rode on a century by Mohsin Khan to defeat Namibia by 190 runs while the Windies defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets in a low-scoring game. Afghanistan gave an early warning of their potential in the U19 Cricket World 2018 Cup when they pulled off an impressive 56-run victory over Bangladesh in a…

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Trump’s freeze on Pakistan aid could be worth nearly $2bn: official

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday — substantially more than first thought. The move — designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other Islamist groups — will include both…

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Islamabad deplores terrorist attack in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul last evening in which many Afghans lost their lives while a number of people were injured. “We are grieved at the loss of precious lives in this terrorist attack and expressed our heartfelt condolences with the families and friends of those who have lost their loved…

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Blast hits police in Afghan capital Kabul, dozens of casualties

KABUL: A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital caused dozens of casualties on Thursday after blowing himself up close to a group of security personnel who were carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol dealing, officials said. Islamic State, which has claimed a series of attacks in Kabul over the past two years,…

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COMMENT: Trump should know US owes Pakistan, it’s not the other way around

By: Shahjahan Khurram US President Donald J Trump’s recent tweet against Pakistan in which he berates our country for taking aid and ‘giving nothing but lies and deceit’ has stirred a storm. Here are a couple of reasons why Mr Trump’s recent tweet has lived up to its expectation and like the rest, follows suit…

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Khurram Dastgir reacts to Trump tweet, says Pakistan rooted out terrorism at home

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan on Tuesday urged the United States to acknowledge Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism.¬† “We have rooted out terrorists from our soil through operation Zarb-e-Azab and Radd-ul-Fasaad,” he said talking to a private news channel.¬† The terrorists, holding safe havens in Afghanistan, were targeting and attacking Pakistan,…

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Trump does not understand the war in Afghanistan: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan hit out at US President Donald J Trump for his recent criticism on Pakistan, stating that he was ignorant of the basics of the war in Afghanistan.¬† Speaking to media personnel outside an anti-terrorism court, the cricketer-turned-politician said that Pakistan had encountered a huge loss amounting to US$100,000 billion due…

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PM calls cabinet meeting to discuss Trump’s tweet

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet on Tuesday to discuss the disparaging tweet pertaining to Pakistan by US President Donald Trump.¬† The federal cabinet will put their heads together to take stock of the current situation pertaining to the national security of Pakistan. Other national matters of…

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Blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan kills six: official

JALALABAD, Afghanistan: An explosion at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday killed six people and wounded 15, the governor‚Äôs spokesman said, reported Reuters. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast hit people gathered for the funeral of a former district governor. There was no immediate claim of…

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India using Afghan soil to hamper CPEC: Ahsan

Quetta: Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal Thursday said neighboring country India was using Afghanistan soil for hatching conspiracies against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and spending million of dollars for nefarious designs against Pakistan. Talking to newsmen after inaugurating an Executive Passport Office in Quetta, the minister said Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav had revealed these…

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Blast at Afghan news agency in Kabul kills at least 40

KABUL: A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shi‚Äėite cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference, reported Reuters. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been…

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