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  • I’m a certified Grammar Nazi, and I couldn’t pass IELTS

    Nothing wrecks an English writer’s pride – his “unfaltering” confidence in his own pen – like being made to repeat an internationally acclaimed English language test due to an insufficient score...

    IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, meticulously examines one’s language skills for the purpose of working or studying in certain English-speaking countries; notably Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom
  • Railway stations to have modern facilities, says Saad Rafiq

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways (PR) would upgrade its Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi Cantonment stations to bring facilities there at a par with international standards, Railways Minister Saad Rafiq said on Friday...

    Addressing a press conference, Mr Rafiq said that after completion of the up-gradation work the stations would be handed over to the administration managing affairs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...

  • Imran Rafiq to lead Pakistan U-19 on SL tour

    LAHORE: Multan’s Imran Rafiq has been named to lead Pakistan Under-19 side for the tour of Sri Lanka starting from Oct 1...

    Multan and Karachi have two players while one cricketer each has been picked from Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Abbottabad, and Sialkot...

  • Saad Rafiq’s absence puts trial court judge off

    LAHORE: Absence of former railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq from the trial proceedings of Paragon City scam due to joint session of parliament irked the judge who questioned the practice of issuing production orders of the under-trial parliamentarians by the Speaker without permission of court...

    At the outset of the hearing, trial judge Jawadul Hassan asked the prosecution whether Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother former provincial...

  • Ex-skipper Rafiq claims ‘racist’ abuse in Yorkshire career

    LONDON: Former Yorkshire captain Azeem Rafiq went public on Friday with details of the racist abuse he said he suffered during his time at Headingley...

    Prior to making a verbal submission to an investigation into institutional racism at one of English cricket’s leading county clubs — an inquiry set up in response to his previous allegations — Rafiq issued a detailed statement via his lawyers on Friday...

  • Habib School, City School PAF, St Joseph win netball ties

    KARACHI: Habib Girls School outplayed City School 10-2 in the opening match of the Karachi Girls Netball Cup which commenced here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Tuesday...

    In another fine contest, City School PAF (White) beat City School DK 4-1 while Habib Girls School beat St Joseph Girls School (Matric) 5-1...

  • Ton-up Waqas guides New Al-Habib to convincing win

    KARACHI: Mohammad Waqas struck a brutal century to help New Al-Habib CC trounce Eaton CC by 56 runs in the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival fixture at the KG Ground here on Monday...

    After being sent into bat, New Al-Habib posted 217-3 with Waqas striking 102 off just 52 deliveries with the aid of eight sixes and eight fours...

  • New Al-Habib win

    KARACHI: New Al-Habib continued their winning run in the 32nd Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival when they whipped Sojhla CC by eight wickets at the KG Ground here on Wednesday...

    New Habib CC reached their modest target in 10...

  • Col Habib’s case can’t be taken to ICJ, UN: minister

    Minister for States and Frontier Regions retired Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch candidly conceded that it was yet to be established that retired Lt Col Habib had been picked up by the Indian forces...

    Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani asked if the statement meant that the Foreign Office was exonerating India from the kidnapping of retired Col Habib as the minister had admitted absence of concrete evidence...

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