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  • Dreams of thunder for Pakistan’s Saad seeking Formula 1 glory

    ISLAMABAD: Saad Ali is in pole position to become Pakistan’s first Formula 1 driver, a seemingly impossible target in a country with no race tracks and where all sport sponsorship money is poured into the national obsession — cricket...

    “As a kid I was always interested in cars, but there was no racing in Pakistan, it was not even on television,” said Saad...

  • Formula for new NSG members leaves Pakistan out: US group

    WASHINGTON: A draft proposal for accepting new members into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) paves the way for India’s entry but leaves Pakistan out, says a US-based arms control organisation...

    Last week, the US media reported that Rafael Mariano Grossi, a former chairman of the NSG, had prepared a two-page document, explaining how a non-NPT state, like India and Pakistan, could join the group...

  • Pakistan rejects new formula for NSG membership

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected the Grossi formula for evaluation of the candidature of non-NPT states for the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s membership as ‘discriminatory’ and unhelpful for advancing global non-proliferation objectives...

    ”Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina had been appointed as a facilitator for discussions among the NSG members after Seoul plenary meeting of the 48-nation nuclear trade...

  • I opposed Big-Three formula till the end but Sethi spoiled stance, says Zaka

    LAHORE: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf who had stoutly resisted the Big-Three formula at the ICC during his tenure, on Thursday expressed his delight that finally common sense had prevailed at the game’s governing body and the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was voted out on governance structure and revenue model in Wednesday’s ICC meeting at Dubai...

    “Until my last days in the PCB office (in 2014) I stood...

  • PFA bans formula milk’s marketing, sampling

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has imposed a ban on marketing and free sampling of infant formula milk in hospitals...

    The decision was taken in a meeting of the authority officials with the Formula Milk Association office -bearers held at the PFA Headquarters, a handout said on Tuesday...

  • Formula milk, infant’s food to be regulated

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority and the Breast Feeding Protection Unit of the Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Programme on Thursday decided to regulate the formula milk and other food items for the infants...

    In a meeting held here, the PFA and the Health department’s IRMNCH and nutrition programme officials discussed the relevant laws that allowed the departments to regulate the newborn’s food...

  • Early polls, minus-Sharif formula not acceptable to PML-N

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) high command met at ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Jati Umra residence on Monday and pledged to foil any plans to delay the 2018 general elections or remove Mr Sharif from the party...

    A PML-N insider told Dawn that the participants had rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s demand for early elections, which they see as an attempt to sabotage Senate...

  • McCain’s formula

    Pleas for mounting pressure on Pakistan to stop providing safe havens to the Taliban and Haqqani Network are eerily familiar...

    Pakistan, China, Russia, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran have already offered to promote political reconciliation in Afghanistan...

  • BCCI likely to back Big Three formula in ICC meeting

    LAHORE: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur has started lobbying for keeping the Big Three formula intact in the International Cricket Council (ICC) which is in direct contrast to his predecessor Shashank Manohar’s plans of doing away with it for good...

    Well-informed sources told Dawn that the BCCI president is most likely to project a favourable BCCI stance for the Big Three formula in the annual ICC...

  • Formula One: Rosberg wins but Mexico provides the magic

    MEXICO CITY: Mercedes and Nico Rosberg were the race winners on Sunday but Mexico provided the magic on an unforgettable return to the Formula One stage...

    If some fans wore branding for long-defunct teams, or American racing series, they also brought back memories of a time when Formula One was more about passion than building palaces in countries without motor racing traditions...

  • Formula One: Bianchi dies nine months after Japanese GP crash

    PARIS: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died Friday night from head injuries he suffered in a crash at last season's Japanese Grand Prix, after spending nine months in a coma...

    He is the first Formula One driver to die from a racing accident since triple world champion Aryton Senna lost his life in San Marino in 1994...

  • Chaukas presents formula for better govt

    This is the conclusion of a preliminary report on a new social contract for Pakistan, prepared by a group of citizens - Chaukas - that examined state’s afflictions for over a year and found, what they called, workable solutions...

  • Formula One: Tops and flops in 2015

    ABU DHABI: The highs and lows, the tops and the flops of the 2015 Formula One season:TopsDriver - Max Verstappen: the Dutch teenager was only 17 at the start of the year, but such was his impact that he ended it as one of the most popular and respected men on the grid...

  • New formula for drawback calculation irks Prgmea

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Ready­­made Garment Manu­facturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) on Monday criticised the State Bank of Pakistan for creating panic among exporters by revising the calculation method for Drawback of Local Taxes and Levies (DLTL) Scheme...

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