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Day: October 12, 2020

Sarfaraz, Hassan power Sindh to four-wicket win

Sport News
KARACHI:A sparkling 51-run partnership between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Hassan Khan set a four-wicket win for Sindh against Balochistan at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi in the National T20 Cup on Sunday. The pair scored the crucial runs for the sixth-wicket from just 22 balls that took Sindh over the line with five balls to spare. Sarfaraz, who smashed six fours and a six in his blistering 28-ball 44, and Hassan came together with Sindh needing 53 runs from 29 balls and the scorecard reading 121 for five. Hassan continued his impressive show with the bat and returned not out on 28 that he had scored at a strike rate of 200. The 21-year-old struck a six and two fours, a day after scoring 15-ball 36 that played a crucial role in setting up Sindh’s three-wicket win over rivals Ce...

(Cricket): More than Rs2million up for grabs in National U19 One-Day tourney

Karachi
KARACHI:Teenage cricketers from the six Cricket Associations will not only be looking to get into the limelight but will also try to put their best to grab lucrative cash prizes in National U19 One-Day Tournament, which begins today (Tuesday). The event, which serves as a steppingstone for these players to graduate to the Pakistan U19 side, will be played across Lahore, Muridke and Sheikhupura. Sindh will be eager to defend the title with Rs1million on offer as the winning prize. The runner-up will bag Rs500,000. The players will have the incentive to bring out their best performances in every match as the man-of-the-match will get Rs10,000 for every league match. The best performers of the tournament - best player, best batsman, best bowler and best wicketkeeper - will receive Rs...

Naved bowls Hawks United to victory

Karachi
KARACHI:Left-armer paceman Naved Ahmed helped Hawks United to a narrow eight-run victory over Karachi Striker Cricket Club in the second Corporate T-20 League Cricket Tournament here at the Country Club Ground. Hawks United posted 150 runs before losing all of their wickets in 19 overs. Muhammad Talha top scored for the side with 27 runs. Right-arm Leg spinner Talha Ahmed claimed three wickets for 27 runs in four overs while Anis Paracha took two wicket for 22 runs. In reply, Karachi Striker scored 142-8 in 20 overs. Anis Paracha top scored for the side with 28 runs. Left-armer pacer Naved Ahmed bowled lethally capturing three wickets for 21 runs. Mohammad Shameel picked two wickets for 22 runs.

Baldia factory arson case: SHC admits pleas for hearing

Karachi
KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday admitted for hearing appeals of five convicts, including two MQM workers, challenging their sentences in the Baldia factory fire case. A two-member bench of the SHC, headed by Justice KK Agha, issued a notice to the Prosecutor General and sought the complete record of the case from the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) that handed down the September 22 verdict sentencing Zubair aka Chariya and Abdul Rehman aka Bhola to death for their role in the deaths of over 260 people in the 2012 Baldia factory fire. Other convicts who filed the appeals are Fazal Ahmed, Hakeem and Arshad Mahmood. The appellants stated in their pleas that the ATC ignored key evidence while deciding the case. Zubair and Rehman blamed the factory owners for the fire saying the facto...

Woman strangled to death near Shahdadkot

District
SHAHDADKOT:A woman was strangulated to death in village Bhanri Ji Wandh near Shahdadkot on Monday. According to the victim’s heirs, accused Mir Magsi strangulated his wife Rubeena to death in village Bhanri Ji Wandh near Shahdadkot. The accused fled to unknown destination after committing the crime. The body was shifted to a local hospital for an autopsy and later handed over to the heirs. The cause behind the murder could not be ascertained yet. The police have started investigation into the case besides searching for the culprit.

Workers’ remittances continue to rise

Karachi
KARACHI:State Bank of Pakistan has said that workers’ remittances remained above $2 billion for the fourth consecutive month in September. They increased to $2.3 billion, 31.2 percent higher than the same month last year and nine percent higher than in August, said the central bank in a statement on Monday. On a cumulative basis, remittances rose to a record $ 7.1 billion in Q1-FY21, 31.1 higher than the same period last year. The level of remittances in September was slightly higher than SBP’s projections of $ 2 billion. Efforts under the Pakistan Remittances Initiative (PRI) and the gradual re-opening of major host destinations such as Middle East, Europe and United States contributed to the sustained increase in workers’ remittances, said SBP.