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  • Move to plug loopholes, distortion in medico-legal reports

    LAHORE: New modules have been introduced to ensure accurate medico-legal reports to effectively pursue criminal cases in courts, making negligence or deliberate distortions for monetary gains or favour a cognisable offence for the first time in the history of Punjab...

    They aim at addressing the perennial problem of medico-legal reports being rendered faulty due to the inability or inefficiency of medico-legal surgeons (MLS), or...

  • President Alvi attends inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport

    President Arif Alvi attended the inauguration ceremony of Istanbul Grand International Airport on Monday while on a three-day visit to Turkey at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    President Erdogan, while opening the airport ? which his government says will eventually become the largest in the world ? with great fanfare, said it would be "the pride of our country and an example to the world...

  • US team visits Islamabad International Airport to give clearance to PIA direct flights

    RAWALPINDI: A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Monday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to conduct final inspection and give clearance to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to start direct flights to the US...

    According to sources, the team will also visit Jinnah International Airport Karachi and Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore...

  • Pakistan enjoy satisfying day in international badminton event

    ISLAMABAD: Home players Anjum Bashir, Shoaib Riaz, Awais Zahid, Murad Ali, Amir Saeed were among early winners in the On the opening day of Pakistan International Series Badminton Tournament that stared at the Pakistan Sports Board’s Liaquat Gymnasium here on Thursday ...

    Speaking briefing on the occasion, Pirzada welcomed the overseas players to Pakistan, while saying: “The participation of foreign badminton here proves again that...

  • Pakistan to host 2 international squash events as PSA lifts ban

    The Professional Squash Association (PSA) on Thursday lifted a ban imposed on Pakistan from hosting international events, confirming that two PSA World Tours would be played in the country in December...

    "The decision to impose the ban on Pakistan was made after extensive consultation with sports risk [management departments] in relation to security concerns but [the] PSA is now satisfied that there are no immediate security concerns...

  • Pakistan welcomes end of isolation from international cricket

    LAHORE: Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket...

    Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a nation that had largely been shunned by international teams since 2009 due to security risks...

  • Italy beat Pakistan in first ever rugby league international fixture

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hosted its first ever international rugby league match here on Saturday when the national rugby league teams of Italy and Pakistan met here at the Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex...

    A portion of the stadium’s brightly coloured seating was already filling up by 12:30pm with schoolchildren who chanted Pakistan Zindabad while the teams went through drills before the game...

  • Reasons why Pakistan loses international arbitration

    PAKISTAN lost two international arbitration cases in quick succession over the last two months, involving more than $900 million compensation payable to local and international business firms...

    In the first case, the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) awarded around $800m compensation to Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim of Turkey in a rental power case and held that Pakistan “expropriated”...

  • World XI tour first step for return of international cricket in Pakistan: ICC

    LAHORE: The Inter­national Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed the visit of the World XI to Pakistan to play three T20 matches against Pakistan in September which is big step towards resumption of international cricket in Pakistan...

    Since the ghastly terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore back in 2009, the ICC has never made serious efforts for the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan despite forming a Task...

  • Pakistan celebrate return of international cricket

    LAHORE: From Pakistan’s most popular fan Chacha Cricket to the Head of State, a nation of 200 million celebrated the return of international cricket in Pakistan for six years on Friday...

    Hundreds of fans battled the 42 degree heat and stifling security checks in long queues hours before the start of the Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe at 7pm local time (1500GMT)...

  • International cricket all set to resume in Pakistan with Zimbabwe arrival

    LAHORE: With Zimbabwe cricket squad — putting for a while their security concerns aside — set to arrive in Lahore in the small hours of Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and fans hope the African team’s visit for a short limited-overs series would prove a turning point for the international sport-starved country...

    Zimbabwe in Pakistan are scheduled to play a couple of Twenty20 Internationals, starting from Friday, followed by...

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