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  • Pakistan Whites hockey squad for SA Games to be named today

    KARACHI: Pakistan Whites hockey team for the coming 12th South Asian Games will be announced on Wednesday...

    “The team will be picked on merit and players who failed to get selected in the seniors and juniors outfits will be given a chance,” the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary ex-Olympian Shahbaz Ahmed told reporters at the end of one-day trials that took place at the Hockey Club of Pakistan Stadium on Tuesday...

  • 'Nawaz likely to return to Pakistan today'

    Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to return to Pakistan today and appear before an accountability court tomorrow (Friday) in connection with the graft cases prepared by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him and his family, PML-N's Uzma Bukhari said on Thursday...

    "Nawaz Sharif is concerned about his wife's health and therefore, has to travel in and out of Pakistan," Bukhari said while speaking to DawnNews... ...

  • World XI take on young Pakistan side in historic T20 clash today

    LAHORE: A strong World XI comprising experienced players from seven countries will face a rather young Pakistan team in the first of the three-match T20 series, dubbed as the Independence Cup, here on Tuesday at the Gaddafi Stadium...

    The series, a historical moment in Pakistan cricket, is seen as the gateway to return of international cricket to the country...

  • 'Pakistan has never seen a crisis worse than the one it is in today': Javed Hashmi

    Never in the country's history has Pakistan faced a worse crisis than the one it faces today, former PML-N leader Javed Hashmi said in a characteristically well-timed press conference on Monday...

    The press conference was called by him to share insights on Pakistan's political and constitutional struggles, his own struggles for democracy and his brief stint with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

  • Pakistan face India in crucial Asia Cup game today

    LAHORE: Pakistan take on arch-rivals India in their last pool match at the Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium on Sunday...

    On the other hand, Pakistan having four points are placed second in the pool after the green-shirts played a 2-2 draw against Japan on Friday...

  • Pakistan face Australia in Melbourne today

    LAHORE: Pakistan will play their first match of the International Festival of Hockey against hosts Australia at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Melbourne on Wednesday...

    After facing Australia on Wednesday, Pakistan play against New Zealand on Nov 9 and then against Japan on Nov 11...

  • Spotlight on Ajmal as Pakistan face Bangladesh today

    DHAKA: Saeed Ajmal returns to centre stage after almost eight months hoping to strike early form with a remodelled bowling action when Pakistan open their tour of Bangladesh with the first One-day International on Friday...

    The 37-year-old was cleared to bowl again in February just before the World Cup Down Under, but was not picked for the showpiece event where Pakistan lost to eventual champions Australia in the quarter-finals... ...

  • Talented Pakistan trio launch Asian Snooker campaign today

    KARACHI: Pakistani trio comprising former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif, reigning national champion and country’s top cueist Hamza Akbar and Pakistan No 2 Shahram Changezi open their campaign in the 31st Asian Snooker Championship when it cues off at Kuala Lumpur on Thursday...

    The nations are Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Hongkong China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Macau,...

  • Pakistan, Belarus companies to sign MoUs for joint ventures today

    ISLAMABAD: A number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) will be signed between companies of Pakistan and Belarus on Monday for joint venture collaboration in agro-machinery and dairy industries...

    The Pak-Belarus Business and Investment Forum is being organised by the Board of Investment (BOI) in Islamabad ahead of a two-day state visit by Belarusian President Alexander Luka­shenko to Pakistan...

  • Pakistan eye whitewash of Zimbabwe today

    LAHORE: Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be taking the field in the final One-day International of the three-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Sunday with contrasting aims at the back of their minds...

    With Pakistan having already wrapped up the series after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead thanks to their six-wicket victory in the second game on Friday night, the hosts will aim to complete a clean sweep to keep alive their 2017...

  • Pakistan unlikely to lapse into complacency in fourth ODI today

    SHARJAH: Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, wanted his team to keep their ruthless appro­ach going in the fourth One-day International against Sri Lanka on Friday (Oct 20), despite having taken an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series...

    Pakistan thumped a sloppy Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the third match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday on the back of a career-best 5 for 34 by Hasan Ali and a hundred on debut by opener...

  • US Defence Secretary Mattis to reach Pakistan today, says will look for 'common grounds'

    US Defence Secretary James Mattis is due to arrive in Pakistan on Monday (today) for his first visit since taking over the charge of the Pentagon, a visit he said he would use to look for “common grounds” between the two countries and discussion on President Trump's new regional strategy...

    Soon after the new South Asia strategy was announced in August this year, Pakistan expressed its reservations to some of the policy decisions made...

  • Pakistan face Malaysia in first super four match today

    LAHORE: Pakistan face Malaysia in their opening match of the super four round in the Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Maulana Bhashani Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday...

    Though the head-to-head Asia Cup record favours Pakistan who have won eight out of nine matches (remaining one being draw), Malaysia this time around are likely to pose a stiff challenge to the Green-shirts...

  • Fresh wet spell to hit Pakistan today

    LAHORE: This year’s monsoon rains have left 70 dead across the country since the season began on June 26, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Friday, adding that relevant national organisations are gearing up to meet the challenges of a fresh spell of widespread showers expected to begin on Saturday (today)...

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