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  • West Indies at 244-6 following Pakistan's 281

    West Indies were 244-6 at close on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday...

    Kraigg Brathwaite (95) and Jason Holder (six) were at the crease as West Indies still trail Pakistan's first innings total of 281 by just 37 runs with four wickets intact...

  • Centre amending CrPC to save Sharifs from PAT complaint, alleges Qadri

    LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri alleges that the federal government is “clandestinely” going to amend the Criminal Penal Code (CrPC) in a bid to save the Sharifs from a private complaint of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek pertaining June 2014 Model Town killings...

    At a press conference here on Thursday, the PAT chairman claimed draft of the amendments to the CrPC was finalised at house number 180-H, Model Town (PML-N secretariat) on Tuesday (Aug...

  • Child rights commission, more protections for children under PPC, CrPC okayed

    The only exception to this definition will be under the new Section 377-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC), pertaining to unnatural acts or sexual abuse against a child, under which a child would be defined as someone at the age of “18 or younger”...

    The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights, met at Parliament House to discuss amendments to various sections of the PPC, 1860 and Code of Criminal...

  • Reforms call for amendment to CrPC, increased police funding

    The reforms were proposed to strengthen the rule of law and access to justice, and were shared with members of parliament and the media at a briefing session organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) on Tuesday...

    The agenda proposed amendment to CrPC Section 154, to ensure that actions taken by police after the registration of an FIR be on the basis of solid reasons and evidence to be...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • Large contingent would have fetched more medals for Pakistan: Pakistan Olympic Association

    LAHORE: Needless reduction in the number of athletes in Pakistan’s contingent by Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Nepal has affected Pakistan’s chances of winning more medals in the mega event...

    In a press release, the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) stated on Friday that while small countries like the host Nepal (596 athletes), Sri Lanka (564 athletes), Bangladesh (470 athletes) and India (487...

  • As Test cricket returns to Pakistan, Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

    As Test cricket returns to Pakistan after over a decade, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the first Test at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    Ahead of the start of the series, Pakistan's skipper Azhar Ali on Tuesday thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour in the country in a decade, after a fatal militant attack on their team in 2009 drove international cricket away... ...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

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