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  • Pakistan-India series would give Test cricket much-needed boost: ICC

    International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executive Officer Dave Richardson said the revival of cricketing ties between traditional foes India and Pakistan will give Test matches a much-needed boost...

    “Once safety and security issues are addressed, and both parties are satisfied, it will undoubtedly give Test cricket a fillip to see the India-Pakistan series revived,” he said in an interview with The Hindu...

  • ICC takes notice of delay in Pakistan-India women cricket series

    International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday took notice of delay in Pakistan-India women cricket series and referred the matter to event technical committee of the council...

    "The matter has been referred to the event technical committee, as soon as the committee makes a decision, it will be announced via a media release," said ICC spokesman...

  • Foreign tourists to Pakistan more than triple since 2013

    As terrorism recedes in Pakistan, tourism appears to be on the rise, with more than thrice the number of international tourists travelling to the country in 2016 as compared to just three years ago, Bloomberg reported...

    Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) data showed that international tourists have more than tripled since 2013 to 1...

  • 122 ‘sectarian incidents’ took place in Pakistan since 2013, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly has been informed that 122 sectarian incidents have taken place all over the country since June 2013 and 10 banned organisations have claimed responsibility, or found involved during investigations, of 91 of them...

    According to a written reply to a question by MNA Saman Sultana Jafri of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal states that 56 sectarian incidents took place in Punjab,...

  • Zaheer lauds ICC role for bringing cricket back to Pakistan

    LAHORE: Batting great Zaheer Abbas has praised the role of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for helping the game’s authorities in Pakistan in their efforts aimed at reviving international cricket in the country by sending the World XI side...

    “The ICC has done a tremendous job by supplementing the efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for bringing back international cricket and its [ICC’s] role will always be remembered...

  • World XI tour first step for return of international cricket in Pakistan: ICC

    LAHORE: The Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed the visit of the World XI to Pakistan to play three T20 matches against Pakistan in September which is big step towards resumption of international cricket in Pakistan...

    Since the ghastly terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore back in 2009, the ICC has never made serious efforts for the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan despite forming a Task...

  • Resumption of international cricket in Pakistan included in ICC strategic policy

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has included the issue of the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan in its strategic policy, which has been finalized in its meeting held in Dubai last week, Dawn has learnt...

    Though the above mentioned issue was not included in the original draft of the strategic policy when it was presented before the member countries of the ICC during the meeting, the Pakistan Cricket Board...

  • Pakistan seeks ICC ban on Indian team for politicising cricket

    SUKKUR / LAHORE: Pakistan has expressed disappointment at the Indian cricket team’s decision to don army caps during a match against Australia, and has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban the Indian team for politicising the game...

    Speaking to reporters at Jatoi House in Sukkur on Saturday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that International Cricket Council (ICC) should take a suo motu notice of the...

  • Japanese reporter died in 2013 after 159 hours of overtime

    NHK reporter Miwa Sado, 31, who had been covering political news in Tokyo, was found dead in her bed in July 2013, reportedly clutching her mobile phone...

    Sato covered Tokyo assembly elections for the broadcaster in June 2013 and an upper-house vote for the national parliament the following month...

  • ECP rejects PTI claim of manipulation of 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected on Wednesday Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s claim that the 2013 general elections were systematically manipulated or influenced by design...

    About unauthorised printing of additional ballot papers and delivery, the ECP said the process of procurement of papers for printing of ballot papers was an exclusive responsibility of the Printing Corporation of Pakistan and the Pakistan...

  • ECP asked to provide details of ballot papers printed for 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Ombudsman’s Secretariat has taken notice of the refusal by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to provide record pertaining to ballot papers printed for 2013 general elections to an applicant, observing that it was not justified and amounted to a violation of spirit of the Freedom of Information Ordinance (FIO) 2002...

    2013 by the federal Ombudsman’s institutional reforms act, 2013,” the communiqué sent to...

  • Turkey acquits all 26 leaders of 2013 protests

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday acquitted more than two dozen activists who helped launch mass protests in 2013 against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after a trial slammed by rights campaigners...

    The 26 suspects are all leaders of Taksim Solidarity, an umbrella group of civil society, union and political groups at the forefront of the May-June 2013 demonstrations that marked the biggest challenge yet to the dominance of the...

  • ECP rejects ex-official’s allegations of rigging in 2013 polls

    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has dismissed allegations levelled by its former additional secretary Mohammad Afzal Khan that the 2013 general elections were massively rigged and said that no proof exists to substantiate his claims...

    Afzal Khan claimed in a television interview that people’s mandate was stolen in the 2013 elections and he accused former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of being involved...

  • Pundits predict repeat of voting patterns from 2013 election

    RAWALPINDI: The results of the cantonment board elections are likely to be a reflection of the results of the 2013 elections with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N and Imran Khan’s PTI emerging as the two strongest parties...

    In the 2013 general elections, PML-N won NA-52, where Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was the successful candidate, and NA-54 where Malik Abrar was victorious...

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