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  • Noted broadcaster, poet Fozia Anjum passes away

    PESHAWAR: Noted Pashto poet, educationist and radio broadcaster Zeenat Anjum Khattak alias Fozia Anjum died of brain tumour at her daughter’s residence on Wednesday night in Chicago, the United States...

    Fozia Anjum was born on June 5, 1939 in Jahangeeri and received her early education at her village school but then got rest of education privately including masters in psychology, Urdu and Pashto literature from University of...

  • Police claim arrest of prime suspect in Dr Soomro assassination case

    SUKKUR: Sukkur police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested the prime suspect in the Nov 29, 2014 assassination of the then Sindh secretary general of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Dr Khalid Mahmood Soomro...

    Dr Soomro was gunned down while he was saying Fajr prayers in a mosque next to his seminary in the SITE area of Sukkur on Nov 29, 2014...

  • Dr Soomro’s assassins, accomplices will be exposed on 29th: JUI-F

    LARKANA: Sindh Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) secretary general Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro has said he will disclose the names of facilitators, abettors and handlers of the assassins of his father and predecessor Dr Khalid Memdood Soomro at the Nov 29 Shaheed-i-Islam conference convened by the party at the Larkana municipal stadium...

    Speaking at a press conference at Madressah Isha’atul Quran wal Hadees here on Thursday,...

  • JUI-F sit-ins end as govt agrees to send Soomro murder case to military court

    KARACHI/LARKANA: Province-wide protest demonstrations and sit-ins of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) came to an end on Saturday evening after Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah promised to send the murder case of the slain leader Khalid Mehmood Soomro to a military court for trial...

    A large number of JUI-F workers took to the streets across Sindh cities and towns demanding trial by a military court of those arrested for...

  • Maulana Soomro, Dr Mirza vow to wage joint fight against corruption

    Speaking at a press conference at Qatar Masjid here on Sunday, Sindh JUI-F general secretary Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro and Dr Mirza said that the party and Dr Mirza’s close associates would hold a series of joint meetings in all cities and towns of the province to evolve a strategy to launch a vigorous campaign against corrupt elements, including those sitting in the Sindh government and bureaucracy...

    Maulana Soomro claimed that...

  • MNA Ayaz Soomro passes away at 59

    PPP leader and member national assembly Ayaz Soomro passed away in the early hours on Tuesday in the United States after protracted illness, fellow party member Agha Siraj Durrani confirmed...

    Soomro was facing cardiac problems and was being treated at a hospital in the United States...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • Round 2: All eyes on Pakistan to pull a Pakistan against India

    In the previous outing between these two on Wednesday, Pakistan were horrible to watch, failing miserably in what was a lop-sided eight-wicket defeat...

    Read: 5 takeaways from Pakistan's predictable meltdown against IndiaIn the game against Afghanistan days later, they regressed more, and were quite possibly the worst version of themselves...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

  • Pakistan's Muniba Mazari named goodwill ambassador by UN Women

    ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

    As the goodwill ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It...

  • Afridi to fly out 150 APS students for Pakistan Super League

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi will fly out 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai to watch the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the all-rounder announced during a visit to the school on Tuesday...

    PSL, Pakistan's franchise-based T20 league, starts next month from February 4 and will feature five teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta...

  • Cricket Classics: Astonishing Moin knock inspires Pakistan to Asia Cup triumph

    The improvisations were out of this world and at times definitely too cheeky,” Woorkheri Raman wrote of the Karachi street fighter's incredible knock in the final of the 2000 Asia Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

    Winning the toss and batting first, Pakistan piled up 277, of which 104 came in the last ten overs after a brutal partnership between captain Moin Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq...

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