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  • Amir's lesser-privileged background no justification for corruption: Pietersen

    See: The little hamlet of a tainted heroPietersen's remarks are among a volley of divided opinions on Amir's comeback in Pakistan's Test squad...

    Read: Amir should be allowed to move on with his life: Michael AthertonWith harsh criticism and disappointment at Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif's scandal in Pakistan's ill-famed Lord’s Test in 2010, the explosive England batsman went on to soften the blow, lauding Amir's...

  • Pakistani background helped me decode rivals' plans: Moeen Ali

    DUBAI: England all-rounder Moeen Ali revealed on Tuesday that his Pakistani background helped him gain insights into his rivals' plans to dislodge skipper Alastair Cook during his epic double hundred in the first Test...

    The reason was that Ali, 28, understands the Urdu and Punjabi languages which Pakistan players normally use to communicate with each other during games...

  • Moeen says his Pakistani background helping England

    DUBAI: England all-rounder Moeen Ali revealed on Tuesday that his Pakistani background helped him gain insights into his rivals plans to dislodge skipper Alastair Cook during his epic double hundred in the first Test...

    The reason was that Moeen, 28, understands the Urdu and Punjabi languages which Pakistan players normally use to communicate with each other during games...

  • Trump backs improved background checks on gun purchase

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signalled support on Monday for a bipartisan effort to improve a national system of background checks for gun purchases, as urgent calls for reform swell in the wake of the Florida school shooting...

    “While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the president is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders...

  • PPP terms governor-designate’s educational background against PTI’s slogan of ‘change’

    KARACHI: Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani on Saturday said that recent posts on social media ridiculing the humble educational qualification of Sindh’s governor-designate Imran Ismail had nothing to do with the Constitution; however, his appointment is against the very slogan of ‘change’ trumpeted by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)...

    At a press conference at the Pakistan Peoples Party’s media cell office, Mr Ghani said...

  • Why do the SDGs remain in the background?

    WHILE the world came together in New York last week to ‘intensify the drumbeat of progress’ towards achieving the Global Goals, drive action and raise awareness, it was business as usual in Pakistan with politics dominating the public discourse as usual...

    Fuad Hashmi, executive director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Pakistan Business Council, mentioned initiatives of several companies in this regard; a list of...

  • Republicans ready to impose gun background checks: Trump

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Friday that fellow Republicans will set aside resistance to restricting access to firearms by supporting background checks for people buying weapons in the wake of mass shootings in Ohio and Texas...

    Republicans have long resisted imposing background checks on gun buyers, a measure that the powerful NRA argues would be the thin end of the wedge, leading to ever tighter restrictions on the...

  • Army chief, DG ISI call on PM Nawaz ahead of India talks

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has included on the top of its agenda the issue of Indian interference in Pakistan, including that country's alleged support for terrorists activities in the upcoming talks with India that are scheduled to take place in New Delhi on August 23 and 24...

    Following yesterday's in-depth consultations between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his close aides, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif and...

  • Former army, ISI chiefs quizzed by FIA in relation to Asghar Khan case

    Former army chief Gen Aslam Beg and former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt Gen Asad Durrani on Wednesday appeared before a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) committee tasked with the implementation of the Asghar Khan case verdict...

    In 1996, retired Air Marshal Khan had filed a human rights petition in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, accusing Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of doling out money to a group of politicians in...

  • Army to investigate former ISI chief over claims in book

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army on Monday set up a ‘court of inquiry’ to investigate former director general of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani’s collaboration with A...

    The book The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI, and the Illusion of Peace was last week launched in India...

  • How can army, ISI chiefs take up foreign jobs soon after retirement: SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Sup­reme Court on Wednesday wondered how former chiefs of the Pakistan Army and Inter-Services Intelligence could take up foreign jobs without completing the mandatory gap of two years after their retirement...

    A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, asked defence secretary retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan to furnish before the court no-objection certificates issued by the government to...

  • Army, ISI chiefs to visit US with PM: Qureshi

    WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday confirmed that Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa will accompany Prime Minister Imran Khan during his visit to the White House on July 22 for a meeting with US President Donald Trump...

    Briefing the Pakistani media on the visit, Mr Qureshi said the director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) would also come to Washington with the prime minister... ...

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