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  • Govt comment sought on amended law allowing dual nationals to contest polls

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the provincial authorities to file their respective comments on a constitutional petition challenging an amendment to the Sindh Local Government Act that allows dual nationals to contest the local bodies elections...

    A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, also issued a notice to the provincial government law officer and put off the hearing to a date to be later pronounced by...
  • Comment: A Test win to savour despite lapses

    Pakistan’s domination right from the first day of the second Test finally brought them a sensational and a well-deserved result in the final stages of the game which at one time appeared like slipping away from them as England stoutly defended in quest for a great escape...

    But it is also a fact that had it not been for the lost opportunities and lapses in the field, this win could have been a walk in the park for Pakistan bowlers on a...
  • Comment: Pakistan cricket team – the way forward

    As is now customary after every World Cup debacle, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed its commitment to take necessary steps to bring the national cricket team’s performances up to a respectable level...

    In this connection, a new selection committee and a new captain have already been appointed and a new look team announced for the Bangladesh series has now landed in Dhaka
  • Comment: Afghan president strives to put house in order

    With the commencement of the so-called spring offensive and rising civilian and security forces casualties, Afghan political leaders and analysts wonder if Islamabad indeed has changed its policy and or is using its leverage to rein in the Afghan Taliban...

    These talks, it was suggested, could either be held in the UAE, Islamabad, Kabul or Beijing...

  • COMMENT: Pakistan batsmen seem resigned to their fate

    HAVING watched eight days of Test cricket in this brief two-match Test series, I am now more than convinced that this Pakistan batting line-up is in urgent need of oxygen to liven up the quality of their play which from innings to innings seem to be going downhill...

    It also makes me think whether the Sri Lankans are as good as on show or whether Pakistan batting is too poor to be rated as a quality Test outfit
  • Under fire Tillerson denies rift with Trump over 'moron' comment, vows to remain in post

    United States (US) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson firmly denied Wednesday that he had fallen out with Donald Trump and vowed to remain in post, dismissing a report that he had once dubbed the president a "moron...

    "For his part, Trump declared he has "total confidence" in his top diplomat, after both had denied an explosive report that Tillerson became so frustrated over the summer that he considered resigning
  • Army chief has right to comment on country's economy, says Abbasi

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a military chief has the right to discuss or comment on the economic condition of the country...

    Responding to criticism of Gen Bajwa’s comment on the economy, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) also jumped in and said that the military could not remain indifferent to deteriorating economic situation of the country...

  • Comment: Sindh Games await govt nod to revive sports

    Restoring peace seems to be the motive of both provincial and the federal governments in Sindh in general and its metropolis of over 20 million in particular but sports which can play an effective role seem to be on the back seat...

    The apathy towards sports in Sindh could be gauged from the fact that it has been almost three years since the last Sindh Games took place at Hyderabad in 2012
  • Comment: Blundering Blair signs off – only Israel will miss him

    Tony Blair’s time as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU finally came to an end yesterday...

    Eight years after he took up the role, Blair reportedly tendered his resignation and left one question: How come he became a “peace envoy” in the first place?The people of the Middle East – and much of the world – have been asking this question ever since Blair was appointed the Quartet’s man in Jerusalem, solemnly...
  • Comment: PCB needs to revive grass-root cricket for better results

    It has been quite an embarrassing last few months for Pakistan cricket...

    First their performance in the last World Cup and now the humiliating whitewash against Bangladesh in the ODI games and the T20 match last Friday makes us all think that there ought to be something wrong somewhere which has brought our sudden downfall and a slide down the ranking
  • Comment: Zimbabwe visit like a breath of fresh air

    Zimbabwe cricket team’s visit to Pakistan has come like a breath of fresh air for the supporters of Pakistan cricket who have been waiting for the last six years to watch their own players performing on home soil after a ghastly attack on the Sri Lankan team during a Test at Lahore in 2009 deprived the country of all international cricket at home...

    Their dream is now finally fulfilled with Zimbabwe graciously agreeing to a PCB...
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