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  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • Lord's was a nightmare for England, says Pietersen

    LONDON: The Lord's Ashes Test was a nightmare for England but they should resist pressure to make wholesale changes, former batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Monday...

    England collapsed to 103 all out on the fourth afternoon to slump to a 405-run loss and Australia levelled the series at 1-1 on Sunday...

  • Red-hot Rabada sinks England in fourth Test

    PRETORIA: Mercurial paceman Kagiso Rabada produced the second-best match figures by a South African to propel his side to a consolation 280-run victory over England in the fourth and final Test on Tuesday...

    The hosts needed little more than an hour on the final day to reduce England, who won the series 2-1, from 52 for three to 101 all out with Rabada returning match figures of 13-144 to confirm his rich potential...

  • Fiery Rabada routs England as SA seal consolation win

    CENTURION: Mercurial paceman Kagiso Rabada produced the second-best match figures by a South African to propel his side to a consolation 280-run victory over England in the fourth and final Test on Tuesday...

    The hosts needed little more than an hour on the final day to reduce England, who won the series 2-1, from 52 for three to 101 all out – their second lowest score in South Africa – at the SuperSport Park with Rabada returning...

  • West Indies, England look for fresh start

    NORTH SOUND (Antigua): West Indies and England face-off in the first Test of a three-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Monday, with both sides involved in reconstruction and rehabilitation following a wretched few months...

    While the West Indies were at least able to qualify out of their preliminary group at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last month, England failed to advance beyond the group stage,...

  • England’s World T20 winner Yardy to quit

    LONDON: Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy — a member of the England side that won the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean — is to retire at the end of the season, it was announced on Tuesday...

    The 34-year-old won 42 caps across both limited overs formats and in featuring in the side that beat Australia by seven wickets in a Barbados final five years to win the World Twenty20 became a member of the only England team to have yet won a...

  • Ton-up Pietersen sends signal to England selectors

    OXFORD: Kevin Pietersen was challenged to rack up runs in domestic cricket to stand any chance of an unlikely return to the England team after a year away from the international game...

    It was his first century in any form of the game since the Ashes test at Old Trafford in August 2013, and a clear reminder to the England selectors of his enduring quality...

  • 2nd Test: Rampant Pakistan edge England in fading light

    DUBAI: Pakistan's bowlers wore down tough resistance from England's tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin in Dubai on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series...

    Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-53) shared the bowling honours as England, set a daunting 491-run target, were bowled out for 312 late on the fifth day with just 6...

  • Misbah, Cook praise England fight

    DUBAI: Rival captains Misbah-ul-Haq and Alastair Cook praised England's figthback which delayed Pakistan's victory in the second Test in Dubai, hailing batting from the tail on a difficult last day pitch on Monday...

    3 overs remaining in the day with England's ninth wicket stand of 55 between Adil Rashid (61) and Mark Wood (29) lasting for 29...

  • England’s Vikram Solanki retires

    LONDON: Former England batsman Vikram Solanki announced his retirement from cricket here on Monday...

    The 39-year-old played in 51 one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals for England between 2000 and 2007...

  • England must move on from Ashes obsession: Strauss

    MANCHESTER: England needs to move on from its Ashes obsession and start to focus on new goals like improving its “consistently woeful” record in the one-day game, English cricket chief Andrew Strauss said on Monday...

    “We probably define our sense of worth too much by winning and losing Ashes series,” said Strauss, who was hired as England’s director of cricket in May...

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