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  • Farhan Zaman, Farhan Mehboob set up all-Pakistan final

    ISLAMABAD: Taking quite a huge step towards regaining the lost glory in the sport, Pakistan’s Farhan Zaman and compatriot Farhan Mehboob on Sunday overcame their high-ranked opponents in their respective semi-finals of the Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship here at Mushaf Squash Complex to set up all-Pakistan final...

    World number 52 Farhan Zaman moved into Monday’s final after defeating top seed and world number 30...

  • SFP aims to make softball a medal-winning sport for Pakistan: Asif Azeem

    KARACHI: The newly-elected Secretary General of Pakistan Softball Federation (SFP), Asif Azeem has said that his organization will make all out efforts to promote the game of softball in Pakistan and abroad and will arrange training courses for the players, coaches and the umpires to enhance their abilities and knowledge of the game...

    Talking to media here recently, Asif said it is his primary goal to engage top softball officials of...

  • Nawaz rejects Shujaat Azeem's resignation

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected the resignation of Shujaat Azeem, the special assistant to premier on aviation...

    A statement released by the PM Office said "the premier will not accept Azeem's resignation until Supreme Court of Pakistan delivers a verdict in the case against him"...

  • Haider Lehri, Asif Azeem win SFP polls

    KARACHI: Haider Khan Lehri and Asif Azeem were elected unopposed as the President and General Secretary of Softball Federation of Pakistan (SFP) for a four-year term during the polls held at the Karachi Gymkhana in the SFP’s general body meeting on Friday...

    Malik Farhan Rashid was elected as Finance Secretary and Wasal Muhammad Khan as Associate Secretary...

  • Former MQM MPA Irum Azeem Farooque says she is joining the PTI

    Former MPA Irum Azeem Farooque, who left the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) after party founder Altaf Hussain's August 22 diatribe last year, announced that she is joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday...

    Farooque, after her pronouncement, went live via Facebook, and said that before she came to Pakistan, she had been in touch with MQM-Pakistan leaders who had requested her to not tender her resignation directly to the...

  • Aashir Azeem’s back, girls!

    Remember the famous 1990s PTV serial Dhuaan, which trailed a bit of a blaze in terms of executing a dram on television? Well, its writer and actor Ashir Azeem is back, and this time round he is aiming to make his presence felt on the silver screen...

  • PM accepts resignation of Capt Azeem

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Mi­­n­ister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the resignation of Captain Shujaat Azeem, his Special Assistant on Avia­tion...

    Captain Azeem submitted his resignation in Decem­ber last year and has since been requesting the PM to accept it...

  • SC asks govt to explain Captain Azeem’s appointment

    However, the court stopped short of that and preferred, instead, to give the federal government the option of either immediately de-notifying the appointment of Shujaat Azeem as PM’s Special Adviser on Aviation, or explain why they acquired the services of a convicted man...

    A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, also took strong exception to the Shujaat Azeem’s service profile, provided by the federal...

  • SC restrains Azeem from playing role in PIA sale

    ISLAMABAD: The government’s move to privatise the national flag carrier suffered a major setback when the Supreme Court restrained Special Adviser to the PM on Aviation Shujaat Azeem to have any role in the sale process, within a week after the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was converted into a company...

    Mr Azeem, who earlier chose to quit as an adviser on aviation when his position was disputed in the SC, is required to...

  • Shujaat Azeem tenders resignation after Supreme Court's observation

    ISLAMABAD: The special assistant to prime minister on aviation, Shujaat Azeem, tendered his resignation on Monday from his post, after the Supreme Court had restrained him from taking part in the sale process of Pakistan Airlines International (PIA), reported Radio Pakistan...

    Also read: SC restrains Azeem from playing role in PIA saleThis is not the first time Azeem has resigned as he had earlier opted to quit as the adviser on...

  • SC places ex-PM advisor Shujaat Azeem on ECL for his alleged role in PIA losses

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered to place the name of retired captain Shujaat Azeem, former special assistant to prime minister on aviation, on the Exit Control List (ECL) after viewing a presentation on massive losses to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    The chief justice recalled that a new organisation of aviation was established in 2013 and Azeem was appointed as an adviser on aviation in the same year...

  • COVER: Muslim Architecture in Pakistan by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh

    In this vein, Muslim Architecture in Pakistan: Aspects of Public Welfare by Khurshid Hasan Shaikh provides the reader with an ingenious amalgam of concept and fact...

    The research encompasses territory that now constitutes Pakistan, and is based on the writer’s site-based documentation, archival data, literature, and extensive cross-referencing from available scholarship on the subject...

  • Pakistan to get $3.4 billion in budgetary aid from ADB: Hafeez Shaikh

    Pakistan will receive $3...

    Director General (DG) Asian Development Bank (ADB), Werner Leipach and Country Director ADB, Xiaohong Yang, called on the Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Saturday to discuss financing options for Pakistan's structural reform agenda...

  • US to remain engaged with Pakistan in economic reforms efforts, Wells tells Dr Shaikh

    United States senior diplomat Alice G Wells on Tuesday said that "the US will continue to remain engaged with Pakistan in its economic reforms efforts", a statement released by the Ministry of Finance said...

    Her remarks came during a meeting held between delegations of both countries to review progress in initiatives taken by Pakistan towards the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan and the key...

  • PPP nominates Arsalan Shaikh as Sukkur mayor

    SUKKUR: Jubilant activists and supporters of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) marched through the streets of Sukkur when the party high command annou­n­c­ed the names of Arsalan Islam Shaikh and Tariq Chauhan for the slots of the mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of the Sukkur Municipal Corporation...

    Mr Shaikh is the son PPP Senator Islamuddin Shaikh, whose elder son, Noman Islam Shaikh, is an MNA...

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