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Day: October 10, 2020

Shah smashes 35-ball ton to propel Southern Punjab to first win in National T20 Cup

Karachi, Sport News
KARACHI:Khushdil Shah scored the fastest T20 century by a Pakistan batsman to help Southern Punjab to their first win of the ongoing National T20 Cup for First XIs on Friday night at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. The 25-year-old batsman reached the 100-run mark in 35 balls and smashed as many as nine sixes and eight fours against Sindh to set the second highest run-chase in the history of the National T20 Cup in a thrilling contest which was won on the third last ball. This was Khushdil’s maiden triple-digit score in the format and he brought it up in extraordinary circumstances after walking in to bat with his team tottering at 32 for three in five overs in their 217-run pursuit. Soon Southern Punjab were another wicket down to be 43 for four. Khushdil then turned thin...

(National): Solidarity expressed with protesting workers

Karachi
KARACHI:The National Labour Council (NLC), a representative body of the workers, Saturday expressed solidarity with the All Pakistan Employees, Pensioners and Labour Tehreek in its protest for the employees and workers’ rights. It announced to take part in the sit-in on October 14 at Islamabad. At a meeting of the NLC Sindh Chapter held here on Friday evening under the chairmanship of NLC Convener Abdul Latif Nizamani, the representatives of trade unions and labour support organizations expressed serious concern over workers’ plight in the country due to increasing price hike, privatization plan of the government and laying of the government employees. The government has laid off a large number employees of PIA and Steel Mills recently and there are reports of further retrenchment in...

Mother, son, daughter electrocuted near Golarchi

District
Golarchi:Three members of a family, including a mother, her son and daughter, were electrocuted near Golarchi on Saturday. According to rescue sources, Meeran Kulhi, her son Parkash and daughter Lakhi, were harvesting rice crop when HESCO’s electric wire fell on them in village Mehmood Khoso near Golarchi. As a result, they suffered severe electric shocks and died on the spot. Local people said that a fire erupted soon after the falling of the live electric wire. The bodies were shifted to a local hospital for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to the heirs. The heirs blamed the incident on HESCO and demanded justice. Police have started a probe into the incident. A mourning atmosphere was prevalent in the village.

Rulers inflicted more harm to economy than enemies: Expert

Karachi
KARACHI:Former President ICCI Shahid Rasheed Butt said on Saturday that incompetent rulers have inflicted more harm to the economy than the enemies of Pakistan have. Volumes can be written on the promises of the rulers which were never honoured, he said in a statement. Butt said that overwhelming majority of rulers had depended on promises and claims while damaging national interest for their gains with the exception of a few. He noted that a neighbouring country was destabilizing Pakistan since decades by transforming the country into a desert, but the rulers had ignored this threat for the last 53 years. “Rather they have amassed billions in the name of overcoming energy scarcity. There is not a single political party in Pakistan which can claim to have substantially improved area ...

Sindh fined for maintaining slow over-rate

Karachi
KARACHI:Sindh have been fined Rs25,000 for maintaining a slow over-rate during their Friday’s National T20 Cup fixture against Southern Punjab. In the stipulated time, Sindh were two overs short of their target after taking into account time allowances and, as such, were charged under Article 2.22 of the PCB’s Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel that deals with minimum over-rate offences. The charge was leveled by on-field umpires Ghaffar Kazmi and Rashid Riaz, third umpire Asif Yaqoob and fourth umpire Saqib Khan. Sindh captain Sarfaraz Ahmed pleaded guilty and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Nadeem Arshad.

World Mental Health Day to be observed during National T20 Cup

Karachi
KARACHI:The Pakistan Cricket Board in collaboration with its partner the British Asian Trust observed the World Mental Health Day during Saturday’s matches of the National T20 Cup for First XI teams at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. The two organizations have joined hands to raise awareness around mental health. The British Asian Trust uses its platform to improve quality of services, create awareness and change attitude towards mental health. In collaboration with the British Asian Trust, CareTech and COSARAF, the Pakistan Mental Health Coalition has helped over five million people across Pakistan by providing free of cost mental health services to women, children and men in need. Based on statistics shared by BAT, one in four people in Pakistan - approximately 50 million people - suffe...