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  • PML-N lost Kharian Cantt due to ‘differences among leaders’

    GUJRAT: Kharian Cantonment is the only station where PML-N candidates suffered a defeat; the party has been victorious in almost all cantonment boards from Lahore to Rawalpindi in the central Punjab region...

    The opposition PML-Q, Jamaat-i-Islami and PPP-backed independent candidate Chaudhry Naseer Haider and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Masood Chohan clinched both seats of Kharian cantonment...

  • COAS witnesses army field exercises in Kharian

    RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday spent a night in the field near Kharian and witnessed troops from Central Command carry out operations as part of the Army Field Exercises...

    Commending combat efficiency of the troops, he said: “The resilience, resolve and heroic deeds of our men against odds have earned international acclaim for our audacity as a nation...

  • 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...

  • Wasim hopes international cricket continues in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Legendary paceman Wasim Akram on Friday declared cricket cannot be kept away from Pakistan after watching the passion and successful staging of a limited over series against Zimbabwe — the country’s first in six years...

    “It’s unbelievable (to watch international cricket here),” said Wasim on the sidelines of second day-night match in Lahore...

  • Troops, checkpoints as international cricket revives in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan's first home international in six years...

    The fixture is Pakistan's first on home soil since 2009, when militants launched a gun attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore, killing eight police and civilians and leaving seven players wounded...

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