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  • Mohammad Asif appointed Sialkot region captain

    Mohammad Asif received a major boost in his quest to return to the national side after he was named the captain of the Sialkot Region team in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy grade-2 tournament...

    Asif and former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt returned to domestic action in the national one-day tournament in January this year, four months after completing their five-year bans for spot-fixing...

  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    Therefore, steady flow of military cargo and vehicles strongly indicates that the US administration is losing patience over the stalemate in Afghan war and either wants to push forward in order to get some results or wait till...

  • India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

    India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan...

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a short distance from the Pakistan border, for the Heart of Asia conference aimed at stabilising Afghanistan...

  • Pakistan seeks LNG cargo for February

    LONDON: Pakistan issued a tender on Friday to buy a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in February 2020, documents from state-owned gas firm Pakistan LNG showed...

    In terms of spot market activity, Russia’s Sakhalin 2 plant has sold an LNG cargo for loading in January at about $6...

  • Kazakhstan to challenge sea shippers for China-EU cargo

    The landlocked Central Asian country has its eye on one day claiming a 10th of China-Europe traffic from maritime shippers, using its strategic location and help from major cargo handler Dubai Ports World...

    Its geographical position — it has a 1,780km border with China — suggests it is well-placed to offer an alternative land route to maritime shipping for cargo from China, Japan and south-east Asia...

  • Two Chinese stabbed to death in cargo ship violence

    MANILA: Two Chinese men were stabbed to death and another was injured in violence among crew members of a cargo ship that radioed Filipino authorities for medical help, Philippine police said on Sunday...

    The Liberian-flagged ship with a crew of 25 Chinese was en route to China from Australia with a cargo of iron ore when it radioed for help while passing near the southern Philippines...

  • SpaceX cargo ship blasts off towards space station

    MIAMI: SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon cargo ship blasted off on Tuesday toward the International Space Station, carrying a load of food and supplies for the astronauts living in orbit...

    The cargo mission is the sixth official journey contracted with Nasa as part of a $1...

  • Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to ISS

    WASHINGTON: An unmanned cargo ship packed with 7,400 pounds (3,350 kilograms) of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island, Virginia...

    Orbital ATK’s barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ship launched atop an Antares rocket at 7:19am, a day after a last-second delay due to an unexpected aircraft in the area...

  • Iranian forces fire at, board cargo ship in Gulf, says Pentagon

    DUBAI: Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said...

    Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television earlier said an Iranian force fired on and seized a US cargo ship with 34 US soldiers on board, and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas...

  • Govt asked to shift Afghan cargo handling to Gwadar

    KARACHI: Traders and industrialists have urged the government to shift the handling of Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) from Karachi to Gwadar Port in order to ease cargo-related congestion and ever-growing pressure on the city’s road network...

    This was stated by All Pakistan Customs Agents’ Association’s Senior Vice Chairman, Arshad Jamal, at a seminar on ‘Tax Reforms and Procedures’, organised by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of...

  • China’s first cargo spacecraft docks with space lab

    BEIJING: China’s first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou-1, successfully completed docking with an orbiting space lab on Saturday, the Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said...

    Cargo ships bring supplies and fuel into orbit, and the independent development of one is a “crucial step” towards China’s goal of having its own crewed space station by 2022, according to the official Xinhua news agency...

  • Dirty cargo terminal handles first vessel

    KARACHI: The country’s first dirty cargo terminal — Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) — has started its operations by handling its maiden coal cargo vessel of more than 41,000 tonnes...

    5 metres, transported coal cargo to the PIBT located at Port Qasim...

  • Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

    Turkey has already sent over 100 planes with food and other aid for Qatar, but this is the first time a cargo ship has embarked on the voyage to Doha...

    Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said on Wednesday that Turkey had already sent 105 cargo flights to Qatar loaded with aid to help the country through the crisis...

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