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Captain Sarfraz faces Trophy acid test

Karachi: New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion’s Trophy — starting with a highly-charged clash against India. After qualifying by the skin of their teeth, Pakistan will need to overcome serious batting deficiencies to be competitive following their struggles in the one-day format in…

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Kashmir under Ramadan curfew after killing of Hizbul Mujahideen top fighter

Srinagar: Authorities clamped a curfew across most of Indian-administered Kashmir for the first day of Ramadan Sunday and partially cut telephone services to thwart protests over the killing of a top freedom fighter. The lockdown in the mainly Muslim region crippled life on the first day of the Islamic holy month after widespread violence on…

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How to beat India? Younis Khan’s tips for Pakistan

Pakistan registered a thrilling win against Bangladesh in their first ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Edgbaston, England. However, a mammoth challenge is ahead – how to beat archival India in the tournament. Cricket legend Younis Khan offers his success tips for Pakistan team. Watch video…’

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Pakistan sizzles under record hot weather

ISLAMABAD: Most part of Pakistan reeled under intense heat wave condition on Sunday with maximum temperature recorded 53 degree Celsius Turbat area of Balochistan, Samaa reported. According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, the hot and dry weather is likely to prevail for next couple of days, with no chance of rain in Sindh and Balochistan. Synoptic…

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Youm-e-Takbeer being celebrated today with national zeal

ISLAMABAD: Youm-e-Takbeer is being observed today to commemorate the historic nuclear tests Pakistan conducted on this day in 1998. Pakistan became seventh nuclear world power with demonstration of nuclear capabilities and the first in the Muslim world. The nuclear tests made Pakistan’s defense invincible. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, in his message on Youm-e-Takbeer, said…

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Pakistan defeat Bangladesh by 2 wickets in thrilling match

BIRMINGHAM: After suffering a batting collapse, Pakistan were able to pull off a last over win over Bangladesh by 2 wickets as the two sides clashed in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up match on Saturday.  Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali were no doubt the heroes of the game at the end as their stand…

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Video: Ronaldinho records another video message for Pakistani fans

  Football icon Ronaldinho greets his Pakistani fans at the advent of the holy month of Ramazan in this new video message.  The professional footballer and current club ambassador for Spanish club FC Barcelona is an attacking midfielder or forward. He is the winner of FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2004 and…

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PM Sharif extends Ramzan greetings

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has extended his greetings to the Muslims on the onset of the holy month of Ramazan and urged his countrymen to inculcate in them the characteristics of unity, tolerance, sincerity and human respect to fight the negative mindset. The prime minister, in his message to the nation on the…

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Ramazan moon sighted, Pakistani Twitterati wish each other

ISLAMABAD: As the Ramazan moon was sighted on Saturday, Pakistani Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site to wish each other a blessed month. Prominent personalities took to Twitter as well to wish their fans and followers as the blessed month of Ramazan starts in Pakistan from Sunday. Ramazan Mubarak. This is a time for introspection…

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Pakistan calls on UN, international community to stop bloodshed in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemning killing of 12 Kashmiri youth in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), Saturday called upon the United Nations and international community to stop bloodshed in the held valley. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs SartajAziz, in a statement issued here by Foreign Office, strongly condemned the killing of 12 Kashmiri youth…

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Sector wise relief in Federal Budget 2017-18

ISLAMABAD: Following are the salient features of sector wise relief in the budget for fiscal year 2017-18: Relief Measures: – Reduction of duty from 11% to 3% and removal of 5% RD on grandparent and parent stock of chicken – Reduction of duty on import of hatching eggs from 115% to 3% – Reduction of…

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Dar stresses for evolving consensus on Vision 2018-23

ISLAMABAD: Stressing the need for evolving consensus on Vision 2018-23, Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Saturday reiterated government’s resolve that macroeconomic gains would not only be saved and consolidated but would be built further to ensure entry of the country into Group 20 (G20) countries by 2020. Addressing the post-budget press conference here, the…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan, China hold trilateral talks in Beijing

ISLAMABAD: The first round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Practical Cooperation Dialogue was held in Beijing on May 27. The three sides exchanged in-depth views on trilateral cooperation in a friendly atmosphere and agreed to promote practical measures for cooperation, said a press released. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Director General (DG) Mansoor Ahmad Khan ofPakistan’s Ministry…

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Khursheed Shah incited farmers to protest at D-chowk: report

ISLAMABAD:  A report prepared by intelligence agencies stated that Leader of the Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah and other PPP leaders instigated the farmers to protest and clash against police at D-Chowk on Friday.  According to details, a report was prepared by intelligence agencies which stated that Pakistan Peoples Party incited farmers to protest and clash…

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T20: Pakistan to play Afghanistan in Kabul

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) have agreed in principle to organize two triendly T20 matches between the two countries with each side touring the other country for the same in the near future. A delegation led by Chairman Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Shukrullah Atif Mashal called on Chairman Pakistan Cricket…

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Video: Canadian PM wishes Muslims a happy Ramazan

TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims in Canada and around the globe a happy Ramazan, on Friday.  In a video message that was shared from his official Facebook and Twitter account, Trudeau called for celebrating various cultures and traditions that make Canada a great place to live. “Everywhere, Ramazan reminds us to appreciate…

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Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh bat in warm up against Pakistan

BIRMINGHAM: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat in their Champions Trophy 2017 warm up game against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday, Samaa reported.   Pakistan will play their second warm-up game against Australia on Monday. The Pakistani captain has said that his side wishes to perform their best against all sides including India. “It…

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Pakistan team leaves for UK to take part in Hockey World Cup qualifying

LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team departed for United Kingdom in order to take part in the qualification round of Hockey World Cup, Samaa reported. According to details, the team left for UK on Saturday to take part in the qualification stage of the competition with their head coach Khawaja Junaid and Manager Hanif Khan. Pakistan will…

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Amjad Sabri, Junaid Jamshed to be sorely missed this Ramazan

Two of Pakistan’s most loved celebrities Amjad Sabri and Junaid Jamshed will be dearly missed during the holy month of Ramazan. Their family members say they still miss them to this day.

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No one listened to me when I urged nation to save electricity: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif claimed that no one listened to him when he urged the masses and leaders to save electricity, Samaa reported. He made the claims in an interview to a foreign news agency. Asif said that the government only wants the nation to know that a power…

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Sarfraz optimistic about Champions Trophy

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes his side will “have nothing to lose” when the Champions Trophy one-day international tournament in England and Wales gets underway next week. Despite completing series wins in all formats during their recent tour of the West Indies, Pakistan have not been spoken of as one of the favourites to win…

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