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  • Shadab’s last-over six, Ashraf hat-trick seal Pakistan win

    ABU DHABI: All-rounder Shadab Khan hit a last over six to give Pakistan a sensational two-wicket win in the second Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Friday...

    Needing 12 off the final over, and eight from the last three balls, Shadab smashed Sri Lankan pacer Vikum Sanjaya for a six and then took a couple off the next delivery to help Pakistan chase down a modest 125-run target in 19...

  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declined invitation for Pakistan visit: deputy spokesman

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations extended by top civil and military officials to visit Pakistan, BBC Urdu reported on Wednesday...

    Quoting the president's Deputy Spokesman Dawa Khan Minapal, BBC Urdu reported that Ghani, who met with Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Naveed Mukhtar and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq over the past week, had rejected their invitations, saying he would not...

  • Ashraf Ghani slams Pakistan over recent Kabul attacks

    KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani lambasted Pakistan on Monday over a recent wave of insurgent attacks in the capital Kabul that killed at least 56 people...

    “The last few days have shown that suicide bomber training camps and bomb-producing factories which are killing our people are as active as before in Pakistan,” Ghani told a news conference...

  • Ashraf Ghani questions Pakistan's anti-terror fatwa

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has questioned a recent Pakistani religious ruling declaring suicide bombings un-Islamic...

    Speaking at a gathering in the capital, Kabul, on January 17, Ghani asked how the January 16 antiterror edict could only be limited to Pakistan...

  • Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to visit Pakistan tomorrow on PM Imran's invitation

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani shall be paying a two-day visit to Pakistan, beginning tomorrow, on Prime Minister Imran Khan's invitation, Radio Pakistan reported...

    According to Radio Pakistan, "the wide-ranging talks between the two sides would focus on strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse areas including political, trade, economic, security, peace and reconciliation, education and people-to-people exchanges...

  • NAB to probe Pervez Ashraf for illegally awarding RPP contract

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to initiate fresh investigations against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and five former senior bureaucrats for illegally awarding a contract of rental power project (RPP) in Gujranwala...

    Also read: NAB files corruption reference against former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf?Pervaiz Ashraf, who in his capacity as minister of Water and Power, along with Shahid Rafi,...

  • NAB to file corruption reference against former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf?, others

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during an Executive Board Meeting (EBM) on Friday decided to file a corruption reference against former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf in a case pertaining to rental power projects (RPPs) Naudero-I...

    A corruption reference in this case will also be filed against ex-secretary water and power Fayyaz Elahi, former managing director Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) Fayyaz Ahmed...

  • Shahid Ashraf Tarar appointed World Bank executive director

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday appointed Shahid Ashraf Tarar - a grade-22 officer of Pakistan Administrative Service (formerly DMG) - as executive director of the Washington-based World Bank for three years...

    He was working as the chairman of National Highway Authority (NHA) while the authority was implementing a major part of $56 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor...

  • Pervaiz Ashraf questions ‘leniency’ to Sharifs

    LAHORE: Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Saturday questioned the ‘leniency’ with the Sharif family in corruption references made by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

    Speaking to media persons at the Lahore Judicial Complex, Mr Ashraf complained that his name had been put on the Exit Control List for facing allegations of making low-cadre appointments whereas Nawaz Sharif and members of his family were free to...

  • Hopeful Pervaiz Ashraf sees PPP forming national government

    PESHAWAR: With the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) scrambling to reinvent itself in a desperate bid to stay politically relevant, former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf expressed hope that PPP would form the federal government in future...

    In a press conference in Peshawar on Tuesday, Ashraf said PPP is the largest federal party in the country, adding that despite facing ups and downs in its political journey, the party had not...

  • NAB to file another reference against Pervez Ashraf

    ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided on Thursday to file a reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the rental power projects scam...

    According to NAB spokesman Nawazish Ali, the reference was approved against Mr Ashraf, former secretary of the ministry of water and power Shahid Rafi, former chairman and secretary Ismail Qureshi, former managing director Munawar Baseer Ahmad and managing...

  • IS chief in Afghanistan killed, claims President Ashraf Ghani

    The head of the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, has been killed in an operation led by Afghan special forces in Nangarhar province, President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday...

    US and Afghan special forces, backed by drone strikes and other air support, have waged a series of operations against IS-K this year, killing dozens of their fighters, mainly in Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan...

  • Plea against Ashraf Jamali’s appointment dismissed

    LAHORE: Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Syed Mansoor Ali Shah dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Justice Ashraf Jahan Jamali, wife of Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, as judge of the Federal Shariat Court (FSC)...

    Three advocates — Maulvi Iqbal Haider, Fawad Masood and Sheikh Nasir — had filed the petition alleging that rules and seniority of session judges had been violated in the appointment of...

  • COLUMN: Meet Bibi Ashraf

    ’ Here we shall equally respectfully refer to her as ‘Bibi Ashraf,’ as was also done by some in her time...

    But when she died, Bibi Ashraf had been teaching little girls of Lahore to read and write — and much more — for 25 years...

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