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  • Pakistan’s oldest Test cricketer Israr Ali dies

    In an interview to ESPNcricinfo in 2012, Israr admitted fallout with Pakistan captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar as one of his “biggest regrets” and something which played a significant part in “shortening his international career”...

    After calling it a day, Israr remained associated with cricket administration as president of the Multan region from 1981 to 1982...

  • Israr upsets Harrity in exhibition squash series

    ISLAMABAD: Junior player Israr Ahmed registered an upset win in the exhibition match against Todd Harrity on the opening day of the two-day squash series between Pakistan and World V here at the Mushaf Squash Complex...

    Israr, ranked 104th in the world, surprised world No 51 American in four games...

  • Brilliant Israr cruises past Ali to win Roshan Khan Open Squash

    KARACHI: Fourth seed Israr Ahmed cruised to a straight sets victory over unseeded Ali Bukhari in the one-sided final to win the Rs0...

    The 23-year-old player from Lahore said he had won 33 national and 12 international titles in his decade-old career so far including Asian junior under-19 gold in 2013 and bronze in world junior in 2014...

  • Israr upsets top seed Farhan

    LAHORE: Upcoming Israr Ahmed stunned top seed Farhan Zaman to enter the semi-finals of the 4th FMC International Men’s Squash Championships at the Punjab Squash Complex here on Thursday...

    Israr stretched to five games quarter-final and after losing the first two by close margins played more skillful game and bounced back to win the match 12-14, 11-13, 11-3, 11-3, 11-6...

  • Pakistan’s oldest surviving Test cricketer Israr Ali dies

    KARACHI: Israr Ali, one of four surviving members from the team which played in Pakistan’s inaugural Test match against India in October 1952, died in Okara on Monday afternoon after a massive cardiac arrest...

    Okara-based Israr, who was 88 years and 276 days old at the time of his death, leaves behind Imtiaz Ahmed (88 years 28 days), Waqar Hasan (83 years, 143 days) and Hanif Mohammad (81 years, 43 days) as the only survivors of the...

  • Promising Israr overcomes Austria’s Aqeel to reach main round

    ISLAMABAD: Promising Israr Ahmed caused quite an upset in the Serena Hotel-Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship here at the Mushaf Squash Complex when he defeated Austria’s Aqeel Rehman in a thrilling contest to move in the main round...

    World number 141 Israr who was part of junior team which recently won the World Junior Squash Championship after beating defending championship Egypt, stunned world number 100 Austrian...

  • Israr, Asim have potential to do well: Faheem

    Faheem has been training two youngsters, Israr Ahmed and Asim Khan, for the last few days here at the academy and the duo will represent the country at the Asian Junior Individual Championships in Iran from August 23-27...

    Israr will then, along with Sadia Gul, participate in the Commonwealth event in Samoa from September 5 to 11...

  • Bhatti to replace Rahat for second Bangladesh Test

    KARACHI: All-rounder Bilawal Bhatti will fill in for injured paceman Rahat Ali for the second Test on Pakistan's troubled tour of Bangladesh, an official said Wednesday...

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Bhatti will fly from Sri Lanka to Bangladesh in time for the second Test starting in Dhaka from May 6...

  • Nasreen Anjum Bhatti: classic case of forsaken writers

    LAHORE: Once active and energetic, Punjabi poet Nasreen Anjum Bhatti has now become frail and weak to such an extent that it has become difficult to even recognise her...

    Well known for composing poetry of resistance, especially during Zia’s dictatorial rule, Bhatti is suffering from ovarian cancer...

  • Mountaineer Bhatti unwell after scaling Everest

    ISLAMABAD: Retired Lt Col Abdul Jabbar Bhatti, who conquered Mount Everest on Sunday, developed health problems during descent, reliable sources told Dawn...

    Mirza Ali Baig, a mountaineer and brother of Samina Baig — who became the first Pakistani woman to conquer the world’s highest peak in 2013 — told Dawn that Mr Bhatti’s condition was critical...

  • Sharif visits Aziz Bhatti memorial in Burki

    BEDIAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited here on Sunday the memorial of Maj Aziz Bhatti who had sacrificed his life while defending an outpost on the strategic BRB Canal...

    Maj Bhatti was honoured with Nishan-i-Haider, the country’s highest military award, for the gallantry he showed till his martyrdom in the 1965 War against India...

  • Restoration of Aziz Bhatti Park planned

    KARACHI: A recent statement by the Karachi Metrop­olitan Corporation (KMC) has announced a scheme that will begin development work at the Aziz Bhatti Park to regain its past glory so that its green lawns can provide Karachiites a healthy place to enjoy nature...

    Tariq Huda on the occasion said that the plant has a capacity to treat 100,000 gallons of water daily and the treated water would help keep Aziz Bhatti Park green all the...

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