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  • Rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road reviewed

    LAHORE: A meeting of officials of Wapda, AJ&K government and Nespak on Saturday reviewed measures taken for rehabilitation of Mirpur-Kotli road near Khaliqabad Chowk...

    The meeting was attended by AJK chief secretary, chief engineering, Federal Flood Commission chairman, Indus River System Authority (Irsa) Member (Sindh), Member (Water), Member (Power) and technical advisors to Wapda Authority, Mirpur commissioner and Mangla Dam...

  • PTI's Barrister Sultan Mahmood defeats PML-N candidate in Mirpur by-election: unofficial results

    In a nerve-racking fight, Barrister Sultan Mahmood, regional president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), defeated Chaudhry Sohaib Saeed of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in a by-election in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday, officials said...

    According to unofficial results from 119 polling stations in LA-III, Mirpur-3, the 64-year-old veteran bagged 17,617 votes against 14,819 clinched by his 33-year-old rival,...

  • CRICKET: REBOOTING DOMESTIC CRICKET

    A failing domestic cricket system? Draft selection to the rescue...

    The draft system of selection has been a hit with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as its use in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan Cup and now the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy shows...

  • CRICKET: THE RETURN OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKET

    The arrival of a star-studded World XI this week in Lahore to play three T20 games marks the welcome return of international cricket to Pakistan after an agonising span of eight-and-a-half years...

    It was a telling absence as well for those who may not be crazy fans of the game but believe in their heart of hearts that cricket is a key catalyst in breeding social cohesion in a nation that has forever grappled with multiple ethnic,...

  • CRICKET: EATING AND DRINKING CRICKET IN COLOMBO

    Want to be bowled over by a soup named after Muttiah Muralitharan and Imran Khan? Ready to face a Saurav Ganguly food platter? No, no one is inviting you to a buffet in a cricket field but, well, it comes close to that...

    Cricket Club Caf? (CCC as it is popularly known) has definitely led the way to re-invent the sport that the island nation of Sri Lanka venerates — cricket...

  • Strauss appointed England and Wales Cricket Board's cricket committee chairman

    Former England captain Andrew Strauss is back in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as cricket committee chairman and will drive the development of the game at all levels as part of his new role...

    The 42-year-old, who was knighted on Tuesday, stepped down as ECB's director of cricket last year to support his late wife Ruth's cancer battle and was replaced by former England spinner Ashley Giles...

  • 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... ...

  • Pakistan ready to save AJK forests

    Last week, the official met Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan to seek help in saving the AJK forests which are the lifeline of Pakistan’s water cycle...

    Development and commercial activities for a growing population, such as mining for minerals and construction of roads, cut deeper into the forest areas, degrading the natural green cover in the mountains of AJK...

  • Pakistan downs Indian spy drone in AJK

    MUZAFFARABAD: The Pakistan Army on Friday said it had shot down an Indian ‘spy drone’ along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as tensions continued to flare between the two countries amid unrelenting ceasefire violations at the heavily-militarised de facto border...

    “Indian quadcopter spying across LoC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pakistan Army shooters,” tweeted Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Director General of...

  • AJK part of Pakistan, says Farooq Abdullah

    NEW DELHI: Azad Jammu and Kashmir is part of Pakistan and both parts of Kashmir — in India and Pakistan — should be granted autonomy, former chief minister of the Indian-occupied state Farooq Abdullah said on Saturday...

    Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at his National Conference party headquarters in Srinagar, he said: “I want to tell people of India and the entire world that the part of Kashmir that is with...

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