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  • Indian poet Javed Akhtar, film star Shabana Azmi arrive in Pakistan to attend Faiz festival

    Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Friday said the current visit of noted Indian poet Javed Akhtar along with his wife, film star Shabana Azmi, to Pakistan would open new doors of peace for Pak-India relationships...

    In a meeting with the Indian celebrity couple, who are in Pakistan to attend the “4th Faiz International Festival”, Chohan said both the neighbouring countries should work together “in...

  • '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 Hockey Federation president Akhtar Rasool resigns

    KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Akhtar Rasool stepped down from his post on Thursday, days after rejecting reports in the media that he was removed from office by the government following the hockey team's failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympics...

    The former center-half Rasool, who represented Pakistan at two Olympics and four World Cups, was elected unopposed as the president of the hockey federation in 2013... ...

  • Akhtar Rasool urges unity to help Pakistan hockey regain glory

    LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Akhtar Rasool on Monday appealed to all former players to unify in order to resurrect the national game instead of criticising each other...

    “Hockey cannot be put back on track singlehandedly and we should all gather at one platform to help Pakistan return to its glory days in the sport,” Akhtar told reporters here at the National Hockey Stadium...

  • Pakistan-India series: No cricket until border unrest stops, says Akhtar

    Straight-shooting former speedster Shoaib Akhtar called upon the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to shelve the proposed series against India, which according to the 'Rawalpindi Express' did not make sense amid the prevailing border tensions...

    The 40-year-old Akhtar, who burst onto the international arena after great performances against India in 1999, said a showdown between the two teams was vital for the game but 'it was not right' to...

  • Kohli vs Amir: Akhtar relishing Pakistan-India T20 battle

    Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is relishing the prospect of Mohammad Amir facing off against the mighty Indian batting line up at the upcoming Asia Cup T20, but has warned authorities that the rivalry may lose its drama if the two teams don't play regularly...

    The 23-year-old will get a chance to further get into rhythm at the Pakistan Super League, kicking off on February 4, but Akhtar says it will be his performance against...

  • Pakistan series: Spin, reverse swing will bring England's downfall, says Akhtar

    Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar says the Ashes-winning England side will have ‘to perform at its best’ to beat Pakistan when the two sides meet in the UAE in October...

    Aktar, who played a vital role in the home series triumph against England when Michael Vaughan's Ashes winners visited Pakistan in 2005, said the dose of spin and reverse swing would prove too much for Alastair Cook's side...

  • PSL: ‘Peshawar is close to my heart,’ says team owner Javed Afridi

    KOLKATA: The Peshawar franchise in the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) has the potential to be both a profit centre as well as a platform for corporate branding, says its owner...

    “A franchise cricket team in Pakistan carries enormous potential both in terms of ROI (Return on Investment) and ROO (Return on Objective),” says Javed Afridi, CEO-HNR Company (Haier Manufacturing Unit)...

  • NBP president, Javed Kayani record statements before NAB in Sharif, Dar references

    National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed and Javed Kayani, a friend of Nawaz Sharif, appeared before a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation team in Lahore on Monday to record their statements in the ongoing references against Ishaq Dar's assets and the Sharifs' Avenfield properties in London, DawnNews reported...

    The combined investigation team also questioned Javed Kayani for his alleged involvement in the...

  • Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal appointed NAB chairman

    The government on Sunday issued a notification confirming the appointment of retired justice Javed Iqbal as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), DawnNews reported...

    The notification announcing the appointment of Javed Iqbal was issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice...

  • Justice Javed named as NAB chairman

    ISLAMABAD / SUKKUR: The government has appoi­nted retired Justice Javed Iqbal as the new chief of the all-important National Acco­untability Bureau (NAB)...

    “In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 6(b) of the National Accountability Ordinance 1999, the president… is pleased to appoint retired Justice Javed Iqbal… as chairman NAB… for a non-extendable period of four years,” said the notification issued on Sunday...

  • Retired justice Javed Iqbal takes charge as new NAB chief

    Retired justice Javed Iqbal on Wednesday assumed command as the new chief of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

    The opposition leader had said that consultations with the government lasted for around 20 days, and that apart from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) also suggested names for the...

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