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  • OIC adopts 70-point Islamabad Declaration

    ISLAMABAD: The two-day meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Council of Foreign Ministers ended on Wednesday with affirmation of support for Palestine and Jammu and Kashmir disputes...

    Nearly 800 delegates attended the meeting hosted by Islamabad...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

  • Pakistan sport hits low point with qualifying debacle

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s sporting decline has left the vast South Asian nation that once prided itself on producing the world’s best hockey and squash players facing up to an Olympics for which none of its athletes have qualified...

    While cricket remains a wildly popular game in Pakistan, a nation of almost 200 million people, most other sports have shrunk in popularity as the successes of the 1980s and early 1990s have become a distant...

  • SEXUAL HARASSMENT: PAKISTAN’S TIPPING POINT?

    The law was steered through a 10-year gestation by Fouzia Saeed, the first woman to publicly complain and contest a case of sexual harassment in Pakistan...

    It was in 1998, when I wrote (from what I know) the first report on sexual harassment at work in Pakistan for the legal aid organisation Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid (LHRLA)...

  • Pakistan proposes 6-point plan at UN to counter racism, religious hatred

    Pakistan has proposed a six-point plan at the United Nations to counter increasing racism and faith-based hatred, particularly Islamophobia, around the world, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday...

    The plan was proposed by Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi at an event “Countering terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belie" that was arranged by Pakistan along with the UN, Turkey and the...

  • PDM announces 12-point 'Charter of Pakistan', rejects GB election outcome

    Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Tuesday announced the goals and principles of the 11-party opposition alliance — the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)...

    The 'Charter of Pakistan', established by the opposition alliance, lists a dozen goals which include:ensuring supremacy and protection of federal, democratic, parliamentary and Islamic constitution's supremacyindependence of Parliamentdistancing...

  • Camaraderie within squad biggest plus point for Pakistan: Babar

    RAWALPINDI: Babar Azam attributed Pakistan’s series-clinching victory in the second Test against South Africa at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Monday to the excellent camaraderie within the squad...

    Speaking to reporters during the virtual media conference moments after Pakistan sealed a 95-run win to seal the two-match series 2-0, Babar said the self-belief was the key to his side bouncing back after South Africa had inched closer to...

  • RED ZONE FILES: Pakistan, India backchannel at a delicate point

    Almost two weeks since a senior Pakistani official confirmed the existence of backchannel talks between Pakistan and India, fresh information suggests this quiet process is today situated at a delicate point and could go either way depending on the response from New Delhi...

    Here is how it is mapping out:For four months, the Pakistan-India backchannel progressed smoothly and between December 2020 and April 2021, intelligence...

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