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  • Nokia completes Alcatel acquisition

    HELSINKI: Finnish telecoms giant Nokia on Wednesday said it had finalised its acquisition of former French-American rival Alcatel-Lucent...

    “The closing of the deal today, marked by the purchase of all outstanding Alcatel-Lucent shares, means Nokia will now start eliminating the complexity and costs of running two separate public companies,” Nokia said in a statement...

  • Pakistan's Muniba Mazari named goodwill ambassador by UN Women

    ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

    As the goodwill ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It...

  • Muniba Mazari’s ‘pain-tings’ on display

    LAHORE: An exhibition of paintings by Muniba Mazari, a motivational speaker and the UN’s first woman goodwill ambassador to Pakistan, opened at Collector’s Art Gallery, Alhamra Cultural Complex, on Tuesday...

    Currently, she is running her brand by the name of ‘Muniba’s Canvas’ with the slogan ‘Let your walls wear colors’...

  • Zaheer lauds ICC role for bringing cricket back to Pakistan

    LAHORE: Batting great Zaheer Abbas has praised the role of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for helping the game’s authorities in Pakistan in their efforts aimed at reviving international cricket in the country by sending the World XI side...

    “The ICC has done a tremendous job by supplementing the efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for bringing back international cricket and its [ICC’s] role will always be remembered...

  • Zaheer backs Pakistan to win high-octane final

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas while stating that Pakistan have bright chances of winning against arch-rivals India in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final, has held out hope that Sarfraz Ahmed’s charges will beat Virat Kohli’s men in the same manner they thrashed Pakistan in the tournament opener...

    “Now is the time for Pakistan to beat India in the same way they defeated us in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy,”...

  • I had predicted youngsters will win CT for Pakistan: Zaheer

    LAHORE: Pakistan former Test cricketer Zaheer Abbas on Tuesday lauded Pakistan’s brilliant performance in the recent Champions Trophy and gave full credit to the talented youngsters for their magnificent efforts that saw the team lift the trophy in style against India in the final...

    “I would like to appreciate the performance of the youngsters, especially Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan, who despite playing in their first...

  • Zaheer Abbas pledges to keep cricket ‘alive’ in Pakistan

    Legendary batsman and president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zaheer Abbas, has vowed to keep cricket ‘alive’ in Pakistan by using his position to convince member countries to tour the country...

    In May this year, Zimbabwe became the first Test team to tour Pakistan since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009, suspending all international cricket in the country...

  • Pakistan cricket lacks professionalism: Zaheer Abbas

    KARACHI: President of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zaheer Abbas, said on Saturday that Pakistan cricket is lacking in professionalism when it comes to playing on the global stage and need to improve urgently...

    Speaking to the media at the final of the KCCA President Cup at the National Stadium, the former Pakistan captain emphasised on bringing drastic changes in domestic cricket to bring it at par with the game in other...

  • Zaheer hopes Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Intern­ational Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas hopes Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan, citing both the countries are very close to each other...

    “The time will come when our neighbours will tour Pakistan...

  • ICC helpless in revival of Pakistan-India series: Zaheer

    LAHORE: Zaheer Abbas, the president of cricket's governing body and former Pakistan batsman, said Monday his organisation could not intervene to revive regular matches between India and Pakistan after the two countries cancelled high-level talks last weekend...

    India-Pakistan relations are at their lowest point in over a decade, with the two regularly trading fire over the disputed de facto border of Kashmir in recent months...

  • Bend backwards to revive cricket with India, Zaheer tells Pakistan

    LAHORE: While India-Pakistan ties remain tense in the wake of recently cancelled talks between their national security advisers amid skirmishes along the Line of Control and international border, the newly-appointed ICC president and former captain Zaheer Abbas has emerged with a unique suggestion for Pakistan to keep alive cricketing relations with the warring neighbour...

    He reckons that Pakistan should not show stubbornness in its...

  • Pakistan’s World T20 participation may be jeopardised: Zaheer

    KARACHI: International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas fears that if the current security situation in India persists, the participation of Pakistan cricketers in the upcoming World T20 could be jeopardised...

    “Due to the recent incidents and the worsening security situation in India owing to violent Shiv Sena protests, I fear the Pakistan players could also refuse to tour India for the upcoming ICC World T20,” Zaheer...

  • Pakistan has ability to whiteawash West Indies in ODI series: Zaheer Abbas

    ISLAMABAD: International Cricket Council (ICC) President Zaheer Abbas on Thursday said the morale of the green-shirts is all pumped-up after a 3-0 victory in the T20 series against West Indies and predicted another whitewash in the forthcoming ODI series against the Caribbeans...

    Pakistan whitewashed West Indies in the three-match T20 series...

  • Pakistan must play with positive mindset at SCG to regain confidence: Zaheer Abbas

    LAHORE: Former Test batsman Zaheer Abbas has advised the Pakistan team to play with high spirit and postive mindset in the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney while avoiding the mistakes the tourists committed in the first two Tests Down under...

    “Pakistan need to play with the right combination and great spirit to win the last Test in order to regain their confidence, which might have gone down after losing the first two...

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