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  • Karachi International Book Fair begins tomorrow

    KARACHI: The 13th Karachi International Book Fair organised by the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association (PPBSA) in collaboration with the National Book Foundation will begin on Dec 7 and close on Dec 11 at the Expo Centre...

    In the beginning it had sought help from the media to arrange a book fair of international standard in the country...

  • ‘International moot to help project soft image of Karachi’

    KARACHI: Mayor of Karachi Waseem Akhtar on Tuesday said the international building and construction industry exhibition titled Build Asia Exhibition 2016 would send a positive image of Karachi to the rest of the world and help the metropolis to emerge among the world’s modern progressive cities in coming years...

    Organisers said the three-day exhibition had been organised by the Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan with support from...

  • International ships may soon stop visiting Karachi port due to widespread pollution, Senate body told

    The Senate's Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs was informed on Tuesday that international ships may soon stop visiting the Karachi seaport due to the rising amount of pollution in the coastal region...

    In a briefing on the matter, the committee was told that Karachi receives around 500 million gallons of water every day and subsequently, an equal quantity of polluted water is dumped into the sea on a daily basis...

  • CM asks Sethi to hold international matches in Karachi

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah gave a green signal to Chairman PCB Najam Sethi on Tuesday to hold international cricket matches in Karachi following the Pakistan Super League final, to be played here on March 25...

    Sethi, who called on the chief minister here at the CM House on Tuesday, thanked him for his unflinching support in holding the PSL final in Karachi...

  • PSA gives go ahead to international squash events in Lahore, Karachi

    KARACHI: After the doors have been opened for foreign hockey and cricket team’s visit to Pakistan after nine long years recently, good fortunes have come squash’s way too as the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has also given a go ahead to the Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) to play hosts to unlimited number of tournaments at Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad after meeting certain conditions, it emerged on Sunday...

    Next came hockey...

  • International squash returns to Karachi with three back-to-back events

    KARACHI: After consistent efforts, international squash returns to Karachi following a long layoff when the city plays host to three mega competitions that run from Nov 20 to Dec 10...

    According to details, the US$23,500 DHA Cup International Squash Championship for men’s and women’s will take place at the DA Creek Club from Nov 20 to 24...

  • Lucky to play international cricket again: Mohammad Amir

    The other two culprits in the same offence — Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif — are still waiting for their returns to international cricket despite their five-year bans being lifted last year...

    Amir has played One-Day internationals and Twenty20 Internationals since his ban was lifted on Sept 3 last year, but his return to Test cricket will be at the same Lord's ground where the doors of international cricket were shut on him in...

  • Amir admits he’s lucky to play international cricket again

    The other two culprits in the same offence — Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif — are still waiting for their returns to international cricket despite their five-year bans being lifted last year...

    Amir has played One-day Internationals and Twenty20s since his ban was lifted on Sept 3 last year, but his return to Test cricket will be at the same Lord’s ground where the doors of international cricket were shut on him in 2010...

  • Messi retires from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America...

    ”Know more: Clues to weary Messi's shocking retirement from international footballMessi’s dramatic announcement followed Argentina’s third loss in a major final since 2014...

  • Clues to weary Messi's shocking retirement from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi's retirement from international football may have come as a shock to his many admirers but in hindsight there were plenty of clues that the Argentina superstar might call time on his career with the 'Albiceleste' sooner rather than later...

    Though the majority of Argentinian fans remain squarely in Messi's corner, his critics invariably contrast his success with Barcelona with his inability to lead...

  • ‘PCB bio-mechanics lab meets international standards’

    LAHORE: The head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s bio-mechanics laboratory, Prof Awais says that the facility meets all the required international standards to get accreditation with the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

    “According to our record, it is an international standard facility which fulfills all the laid down criteria to get affiliated with the ICC which can send its experts to check its necessary protocols,” Awais told APP...

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