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Hit for six, Pakistan homes in on revival

HAJI Bashir has been preparing the pitches at Gaddafi Stadium since November 1959 when the ground hosted its first Test. He has had many proud moments, but the excitement he is feeling at the start of the short five-match series against Zimbabwe — that brings international cricket to Pakistan after ...

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Fake degree scandal

The New York Times exposé that has rocked the IT and media industries in Pakistan and sent ripples across the political landscape is a story of two halves. First, there is the central allegation itself: that Axact, an IT company that has spawned many rumours amidst the self-created hype, is ...

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Model Town JIT gives clean chit to Shahbaz, Sanaullah

LAHORE: A joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the government of Punjab to investigate the Model Town incident of police firing on activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek in June last year has exonerated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah from charges of ordering or abetting ...

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PM Nawaz leaves for two-day Turkmenistan visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday left for a two-day official visit of Turkmenistan, where he is scheduled to lead delegation level talks and hold a one-on-one meeting with Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov. During the visit, a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) pertaining to trade, bilateral cooperation and ...

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Zimbabwe tour

THIS is a big moment for Pakistan cricket. The Zimbabweans are here. There is an ex-executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board who is obliged to acknowledge all the congratulatory messages on Twitter for apparently having played a part in bringing international teams back to Pakistan. Then the current PCB chief ...

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Railway decay seems reversing

KARACHI: “If you find a train arriving late, set your watch right,” remarked a smart young porter hurrying down the platform overloaded with several pieces of a passenger’s luggage. “Trains don’t arrive late these days!” I recently set off from Rawalpindi by Tezgam for Karachi. Exactly at 8.30am it whistled ...

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