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  • British foreign secretary in Cuba, a first since 1959

    HAVANA: Britain’s foreign secretary met Cuban officials on Thursday on the first such visit to the island since 1959, for talks on boosting trade and tourism ties with the communist state...

    Hammond told reporters in Havana that he was “the first UK foreign secretary to visit Cuba since the revolution” that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959...

  • Pakistan Hockey Federations wants to host World XI tie, hockey league

    Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Khalid Khokhar recently met the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Qamar Bajwa at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi...

    Khokhar, a retired brigadier, expressed satisfaction over the meeting and said: "Gen Bajwa appreciated the idea of a proposed hockey league featuring international stars, to be held in Lahore at the end of this year...

  • Hockey-5 C'ship to revolutionise hockey: Tahir Zaman

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hockey team Chief Coach and Olympian Tahir Zaman believes the Hockey-5 Championship will revolutionise the national sport in the country...

    The inaugural Hockey-5 championship is being played at the National Hockey Stadium, Lahore under Floodlights...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Whites hockey squad for SA Games to be named today

    KARACHI: Pakistan Whites hockey team for the coming 12th South Asian Games will be announced on Wednesday...

    “The team will be picked on merit and players who failed to get selected in the seniors and juniors outfits will be given a chance,” the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary ex-Olympian Shahbaz Ahmed told reporters at the end of one-day trials that took place at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Tuesday...

  • Pakistan, India hockey series in UK likely to be delayed

    ISLAMABAD: A three-match hockey series between former stars of Pakistan and Indian teams, which was scheduled to take place next week, is likely to be delayed as some ex-Pakistan Olympians and internationals could not get UK visa in time...

    The three matches were due to be staged on May 13, 14 and 15 at the Berkshire Hockey Club, the host...

  • World XI hockey squad to tour Pakistan: PHF official

    ISLAMABAD: A World XI hockey squad containing Olympic and world champion players has agreed to tour Pakistan for a two-match series against the national team later this year, a Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) official said on Friday...

    Talking to APP, PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Sr said the hockey World XI have agreed to visit Pakistan in November...

  • Pakistan off to Dhaka for hockey Asia Cup

    KARACHI: Three-time world champions Pakistan hockey team will fly to Dhaka on Sunday morning to compete in the Asia Cup for men’s which runs from Oct 11 to 22...

    Pakistan takes on host Bangladesh in the first match on the opening day before they face Japan on Oct 13 while their high-octane clash against arch-rivals India is slated for Oct 15...

  • India win Asia Cup hockey, Pakistan clinch third spot

    Indian Men’s Hockey Team were crowned Asia Cup 2017 Champions after they beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final of the tournament at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday, Asian Hockey Federation reported...

    Earlier, Pakistan team was in their true elements as they clinically demolished the Korean side 6-3 to end their Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a Bronze Medal...

  • Sindh CM approves Rs100m grant for Pakistan Hockey Federation

    KARACHI: While approving a Rs100 million recurring grant for the Pakistan Hockey Federation to promote the game across the province, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murah Ali Shah on Monday announced to revamp the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium...

    The chief minister expressed his keenness to revive field hockey, once Pakistan’s source of glory in international sports arena...

  • Pakistan qualifies for 2018 Hockey World Cup

    The Pakistan men’s hockey team has become the 13th team to qualify for the World Cup 2018, the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) announced on Thursday...

    Ranked 14th in the FIH rankings, Pakistan had finished seventh in the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London earlier this year, meaning they did not immediately qualify for the upcoming world cup in India...

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