Babar Azam to miss Christchurch Test

KARACHI:Pakistan men’s national team captain Babar Azam will miss the second Test against New Zealand, which commences at the Hagley Oval from Sunday. In his absence, Mohammad Rizwan will lead the side. Babar had a full-fledge training session on Friday but felt slight pain in his thumb, following which, the team management has opted against taking any risk. Babar had to sit out the three-T20I series and the firstRead More…

Impressive Omar emerges as sole leader in National Golf Championship

KARACHI:Karachi youngster Omar Khalid fired another steady round on the third day of the 60th National Amateur Golf Championship to become the sole leader ahead of the final round here at the Karachi Golf Club on Saturday. Omar, 16, who shared the lead on the second day with Salman Khan after carding an impressive 71, scored 74 in the third round to enjoy a slim one-shot lead on the penultimate day of the prestigiouRead More…

Fencing Gwadar aimed at providing security: Rind

QUETTA:Bushra Rind Parliamentary Secretary for Information has said that the decision of fencing Gwadar city has been taken to provide security to the local populace and foreign investors. Talking to a private TV channel on Saturday, she said observations of the local population of Gwadar city with regard to fencing of Gwadar would be removed as a mechanism for obliging the local population was in the pipeline. SheRead More…

ECP: (791 parliamentarians submit assets’ statements so far: ECP)

ISLAMABAD:Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that so far 791 parliamentarians have submitted their yearly statements of assets and liabilities for financial year 2019-20. According to ECP, as many as 394 parliamentarians could not submit their assets detail out of total 1195 parliamentarians while 10 seats are still vacant. Under Section 137 of the Elections Act, 2017 every member of an assembly and SenRead More…

CM optimistic of early recovery from Covid

LAHORE:Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar is performing his official engagements despite being in self-isolation. In a statement issued on Saturday, Buzdar expressed gratitude and thanked Allah Almighty that he is recovering day by day. However, “I am facing physical weakness due to Covid-19,” he added. Buzdar disclosed that his medical reports were satisfactory and there was a hope of early recovery. He saiRead More…

43 more coronavirus patients die in Punjab

LAHORE:Special Assistant to CM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said in a statement that number of corona patients had exceeded 139,341 in Punjab. 15,582 corona tests were conducted yesterday in Punjab out of which 733 came positive. She further disclosed that 43 corona patients died during the last 24 hours in Punjab. She said that the number of active corona patients in Punjab had reached 11,131 whereas the death toll had eRead More…

Pakistan Samina Alvi has urged the business community to play

KARACHI:The first lady of Pakistan Samina Alvi has urged the business community to play its role for the inclusion of differently abled people in economic process and to support their skill development endeavors. She was addressing a meeting arranged by the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) here on Saturday. Patron-in-Chief of KATI SM Muneer, President Saleem-uz-Zaman, Chairman and CEO KITE Zubair ChhRead More…

Trader shot dead over robbery resistance in Karachi

KARACHI:A trader was shot dead while resisting armed suspects in Bhens Colony within the precincts of Sukhan police station of the city on Saturday. According to police, a gang of armed men robbers stopped trader Gul Bahar, 45, at gunpoint and tried to loot him in Bhens Colony area of the city, but he offered them resistance during the robbery following which they shot him dead. The body was shifted to the Jinnah PRead More…

Island Authority Ordinance expired on Dec 31: CM aide

KARACHI:Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Spokesperson for Sindh government and Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development, has said that the Island Authority Ordinance has expired on December 31, 2020. “PTI is aware that they don’t have required count to table its bill for approval from National Assembly. Their allies will also not support them on this controversial ordinance. Now the IsRead More…

Country will be successful in getting rid of incompetent rulers: Shah

KARACHI:Provincial Minister for Information, Local Government, Forest and Religious Affairs Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that PTI ministers who dreamt of rift within Pakistan Democratic Movement were disappointed. In a statement issued on Saturday, he said that the PPP and other opposition parties would achieve their democratic goals with the support of the people and added that soon country would be successful Read More…