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    9Th November 2013 Holiday In Pakistan Today

  • Holiday in Sindh today

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced a holiday across the province for Wednesday amid the punishing heatwave and power crisis that have so far claimed more than 780 lives as the chief minister and his cabinet announced a plan to hold a sit-in against K-Electric and the federal government, an official said...

  • Pakistan retain 9th spot in ICC ODI rankings after Zimbabwe win

    Ninth-ranked Pakistan has stayed in touching distance of seventh-ranked West Indies and eighth-ranked Bangladesh in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings after completing a 2-0 series victory over Zimbabwe in Lahore...

    With Bangladesh to host India for three ODIs later this month and Pakistan to play five ODIs in Sri Lanka in July, the battle for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 remains tight as England plus the seven next highest-ranked...

  • IMF completes 9th review of Pakistan’s economic performance

    WASHINGTON: The executive board of International Monetary Fund completed on Friday the ninth review of Pakistan’s economic performance under a 36-month programme supported by an Extended Fund Facility arrangement...

    On Sept 4, 2013, the IMF had approved the three-year extended arrangement of about $6...

  • 9th on ICC ranking, Pakistan battles for spot in Champions Trophy

    KARACHI: Pakistan is currently struggling at the 9th spot in International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day International (ODI) ranking and faces a stiff challenge to qualify for the 2017 Champions Trophy to be held in England...

    Pakistan must beat 8th ranked West Indies in the tri-series being staged in Zimbabwe in August and September in order to secure a place for the 8-nation event...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Pakistan will host West Indies in November for a three-match T20 series: Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Thursday, while thanking West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron for visiting Pakistan amidst the ongoing Independence Cup, announced that the West Indies team will visit Pakistan for a three-match T20 series towards the end of November...

    The sources further said that Cameron's tour would pave the way for a West Indies tour to Pakistan...

  • Moving forward: Pakistan set to launch pro hockey league in November

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to launch its very own Pro Hockey League in November which will also involve foreign players, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Senior revealed on Monday...

    The former Olympian believed development and growth of young hockey players will rely on the success of the league which will help Pakistan regain its historic aura as a hockey-playing nation...

  • Pakistan to tour Australia in November this year: PHF

    PESHAWAR: National senior team would visit Australia in November this year, secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Shahbaz Ahmed Senior said on Saturday...

    Commenting on the senior team’s proposed visit to Australia, the PHF official appreciated the support offered by Hockey Australia which has promised to provide free boarding and lodging facilities to the Pakistan squad on the tour Down Under...

  • ITF postpones India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie to November

    India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan at Islamabad next month has been postponed to November under “exceptional circumstances” after a security review, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday...

    “Following an in-depth security review of the current situation in Pakistan by independent expert security advisors, the Davis Cup Committee has taken the decision to postpone the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie,” ITF...

  • World Bank president to visit Pakistan in November

    ISLAMABAD: World Bank President David Malpass will visit Islamabad in the first week of November to finalise enhanced financial support for institutional reforms and growth agenda...

    The Ministry of Finance on Thursday said World Bank’s country director in Pakistan Patchamuthu Illangovan and his team called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh to apprise him of the upcoming visit of Mr Malpass to...

  • Fresh black warrant issued for Shafqat’s hanging on 9th

    The condemned prisoner has been dodging death since 2012 as implementation of black warrants, repeatedly issued by the trial court, were stayed because the Pakistan Peoples Party government had placed a moratorium on execution after coming into power in 2008...

    But in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, the Pakistan Muslim League-N government lifted the moratorium in December last year...

  • Three-day ambassadors’ conference starts on 9th

    Another said that issues pertaining to the region and the role that Pakistan could play for making the regional groupings more effective would be discussed at the event...

    Moreover, the government is working to deepen ties with Central Asian states and has embarked on the mega regional connectivity project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

  • Formation of 9th NFC completed

    ISLAMABAD: The constitution of the ninth National Finance Commission is now complete as President Mam­noon Hussain has approved appointment of Nawid Ah­san as non-statutory member...

    An official announcement of the finance ministry said Mr Ahsan will represent Punjab in the NFC
  • Maryam’s return from UK likely for hearing on 9th

    LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of the ousted prime minister, and her husband have decided to end their stay in London and may return to Pakistan next week to appear before an accountability court in connection with a reference related to the London properties owned by the Sharif family...

    While no one from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was willing to speak on record, sources close to the Sharif family in London...

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