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  • Pakistan squash academies grooming future champions: Qamar Zaman

    ISLAMABAD: Squash legend Qamar Zaman on Tuesday said it will take up to four years to bring talented youngsters to fore who could play their role in regaining glory for Pakistan in the racquet game...

    Talking to APP, Qamar said: “The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has asked legendary duo of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan besides myself to work on youth in the academies set up in Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Lahore and groom them...

  • Zaheer to oversee sports academies in Punjab

    LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) president and Pakistan batting legend Zaheer Abbas will supervise the establishment and functioning of sports academies which are being set up by the government of Punjab...

    “The meeting discussed the establishment of academies, sports grounds and other infrastructure in the Punjab province...

  • Zaheer, Sports Board Punjab to collaborate in cricket academies project

    LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) president and former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas signed on Friday an MoU with the government of Punjab for establishing cricket academies in all major cities of the province...

    According to the details, in the first phase, the academies are to be established in Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, and in Sialkot, where Zaheer was born...

  • Russian marine mammals’ show likely to begin in Karachi on 20th

    KARACHI: Karachiites will soon see five marine mammals, two pairs each of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions, and a beluga whale, in action at the Maritime Museum, where preparations are under way for the show likely to open on Aug 20...

    Everything is new for them and they will take a week or so to feel comfortable, though the weather conditions here are similar to what we have back home these days,” explains Vladimir Pugovkin, the...

  • ‘Marine pollution costing Pakistan billions of rupees’

    KARACHI: Utter neglect towards marine pollution costs Pakistan billions of rupees every year that includes the huge expenditures the country incurs on account of vessel repair and maintenance, as constant flow of untreated toxic effluent towards the sea has doubled (metal) corrosion rate...

    This was stated by Director General of Ports and Shipping Asad Rafi Chandna while talking to journalists on Friday at Jetty No18 of West Wharf,...

  • Muslim Marine saved 60 lives at Orlando gay club

    WASHINGTON: A Muslim Marine saved the lives of more than 60 people in the Orlando massacre, the US media reported on Friday...

    The reports said that New York native Imran Yousuf had joined the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as a security guard after retiring from the US Marine Corps...

  • PNSC eyes marine services business

    KARACHI: Pakistan Nat­io­nal Shipping Corporation (PNSC) is looking to enter the marine services business, official sources told Dawn on Saturday...

    The national flag carrier has bid for two 75-tonne bollard pull tugs and two pilot boats that Karachi Port Trust (KPT) requires on chartering and hiring bases for a three-year period...

  • Scientists discover 150m-year-old marine reptile’s fossil in India

    AHMEDABAD: Indian scientists said on Thursday they had identified a prehistoric marine reptile fossil discovered in a western desert region known as the subcontinent’s Jurassic Park...

    The 150-million-year-old marine reptile known as “ichthyosaur” is the first of its kind found in India and was unearthed by a team of local and German geologists...

  • France’s Marine Le Pen gambles with political patricide

    PARIS: By pushing her maverick father out of the far-right party he founded four decades ago, French National Front leader Marine Le Pen is banking on an act of political patricide to ensure he does not end up ruining her bid for power...

    But Marine, whose core strategy since taking over the party in 2011 involves making it more palatable to mainstream voters, was always going to have to find a way of silencing her father before the...

  • KICT: marine pollution

    RECENTLY I, with my other classmates, visited the Karachi International Container Terminal for a study tour that was organised by the Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology, and Development, Jamshoro...

  • Plastic pollution poses serious threat to marine life

    KARACHI: How polluted our sea has become was indicated on Thursday when fishermen at sea around 270km south of Karachi caught a flat needlefish stuck in the handle of a plastic cup in their catch, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported...

    “Continued dumping of plastic products in the terrestrial and marine environment has become a serious threat to animals and plants inhabiting coastal and offshore waters of...

  • Astola island declared country’s first marine protected area

    KARACHI: Astola island, a major biodiversity hotspot and the largest island along Pakistan’s coast, was declared the country’s first marine protected area through a notification issued by the Balochistan government on Thursday...

    It is home to several species of marine and terrestrial animals and plants...

  • India grants Italian marine 6 more months at home

    NEW DELHI: India's top court on Monday granted an Italian marine detained over the 2012 killing of two fishermen off the coast of Kerala another six months at home to recover from a medical condition...

    Massimiliano Lattore and his fellow marine Salvatore Girone shot the fishermen while serving as part of an anti-piracy mission off southern India in 2012...

  • Pacific nation creates vast marine sanctuary

    KOROR: The tiny Pacific island nation of Palau created a vast marine sanctuary the size of Spain on Wednesday, banning fishing across the bulk of its waters to preserve the ocean for future generations...

    Conservation efforts are underway in the Pacific to create a network of marine parks across the region to ensure one of the world’s last pristine ocean ecosystems is managed sustainably...

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