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  • National Assembly Strategic Plan 2015-2018 set to be launched tomorrow

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly for the first time in its history will launch National Assembly Strategic Plan (NASP) 2015-2018 tomorrow (Monday)...

    This strategic plan has been made under the supervision of Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who formed a Strategic Planning Oversight Committee (SPOC), with representation from all major political parties, to ensure sustainability and continuity of previous useful measures......

  • 3rd T20: New Zealand hammer Pakistan by 95 runs to win T20 series

    WELLINGTON: Corey Anderson whacked a career-best 82 not out and followed up with two wickets as New Zealand demolished Pakistan by 95 runs in their deciding Twenty20 in Wellington on Friday...

    New Zealand wrapped up the series 2-1 after being sent into bat and making an imposing 196 before rolling Pakistan for 101 in the 17th over...

  • Saleem backs National T20 format, urges Pakistan to look forward

    KARACHI: Former Pak­istan wicket-keeper and ex-national selector Saleem Yousuf has backed the cricket board’s initiative of trimming down the number of regional teams that compete in the National T20 Cup, while emphasising on the need for quality over quantity...

    Talking exclusively to Dawn on Sunday, Saleem observed that there is unnecessary fuss being raised over restricting the T20 Cup to just eight teams instead of the previous...

  • Analysis: Australia-bound Pakistan players had mixed fortunes in National T20 Cup

    THERE is no doubt Pakistan face the biggest challenge of their status as the top-ranked T20 side in the post-Sarfraz Ahmed period...

    Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq in his capacity as the chief selector took bold steps by picking an unprecedented number of uncapped both in the T20 and Test squads which he announced last Monday — featuring six newcomers altogether, with three named in the T20 team and four for the two-Test rubber while...

  • Pakistan’s economy to grow 5.1pc in 2015: ESCAP

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations latest report on the economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific has feared that Pakistan’s economy will still be constrained by macroeconomic imbalances despite expected economic growth in the coming years...

    The ‘Economic and Social Survey of the Asia and the Pacific 2015’ launched on Thursday, pointed out that persistently high fiscal deficit, financed by borrowings from the banking system including the...

  • Harmony through food: Pakistan-India cookbook wins at Gourmand Awards 2015

    If there is one thing that brings all of us together, it’s food— and this was proven at the 2015 Gourmand Awards when a Pakistani-Indian cookbook Zaiqay Frontier Kay— Dera Ismail Khan Kay Bulay Bisray Pakwan won the World Cookbook award in 'Cookbook For Peace: India-Pakistan' category...

    Speaking about the book’s recognition internationally, Aman said: "This cookbook is no way a mere collection of recipes but rather a tribute to the...

  • In 2015, anti-state violence in Pakistan fell below 2008 levels: HRCP report

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its 'State of Human Rights in 2015 report' found that anti-state violence in Pakistan over the past year fell below 2008 levels, while there was a 40 per cent decrease in violence-related deaths in 2015...

    The report examines Pakistan's performance in various areas, including violence, human rights, rights of women and children, education, health and housing, among others...

  • Pakistan and India's 2015 journey: From nightmare to 'breakthrough'

    As if by magic, the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference in Islamabad earlier this month turned out to be a deux machina for Pakistan and India...

    On November 9, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj issued a joint statement to pave the way for resumption of bilateral talks, and added a new shibboleth to the voluminous Indo-Pakistan literature on diplomacy – ‘comprehensive bilateral...

  • 2015: Day/Night Test lights a path as Pakistan end cricket drought

    LONDON: Cricket staged its first day/night Test in 2015 after years of speculation that such matches might help arrest declining attendances for the sport's longest format...

    Another event significant in that it simply took place, was that Pakistan played major internationals on their own soil for the first time in six years, beating Zimbabwe in both Twenty20 and one-day series...

  • HWL 2015: Pakistan, India put on a show in exciting draw

    In the most exciting match of the Hockey World League semi-finals, Pakistan and India shared the spoils with a 2-2 finish in Antwerp on Friday...

    Pakistan captain Mohammad Imran scored twice and India's Ramandeep Singh hit back with a brace in a match described as the “best of the tournament” by Pakistan Head Coach Shahnaz Sheikh in the post-game press conference...

  • Pakistan ranks third in executions race with unprecedented number of hangings in 2015

    NEW YORK: Amnesty International reports that there was a dramatic 54 per cent increase in executions globally in 2015, with Pakistan carrying out 326 executions last year – the highest ever recorded by Amnesty International for the country...

    In 2015, Pakistan completely removed a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty after Taliban militants gunned down more than 150 people, most of them children, at Peshawar's Army Public...

  • Pakistan ranks third on global executions list with 324 hangings in 2015

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hanged 324 people last year to rank third worldwide in terms of executions, but the vast majority of those put to death had no links to militant groups or attacks, rights groups said in a report seen by Reuters...

    Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in late 2014 as a measure to deter militancy, after a Taliban gunmen attacked a school and killed 134 students and 19 adults...

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