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  • Hashmi says Imran conspired with 'disgruntled elements in the army' during 2014 sit-in

    Former president of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Javed Hashmi and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday traded barbs after Hashmi on a TV show accused the PTI chief of conspiring against the government during the 2014 sit-in because he had failed to win enough votes in the election...

    In a fiery diatribe against his old party, Hashmi made the allegation that, "Disgruntled elements in the army wanted to make Raheel Sharif...

  • 2014 World Cup: ‘Guardiola wanted to coach Brazil's national team’

    SAO PAULO: Pep Guardiola wanted to coach Brazil at last year's World Cup but local football officials were afraid that fans wouldn't like having a foreign coach in charge of the national team, Barcelona defender Daniel Alves said Tuesday...

    “Pep said he wanted to make Brazil a World Cup champion and had an entire strategy to make us a world champion,” Alves said in an interview with ESPN Brasil...

  • Pakistan jumps 28 spots on World Bank's ease of doing business ranking

    Pakistan landed among the world's top 10 business climate improvers for its ratification of six regulatory reforms pertaining to business regulation, the Doing Business 2020 study by the World Bank said...

    A statement issued on Thursday highlighted Pakistan's efforts in bringing improvements to the business climate in the country, which earned it a jump by 28 places to a global ranking of 108...

  • How ranking the world’s wealthy became a business

    It was 2012, and Bloomberg was about to launch its Billionaires Index as a direct challenge to the long-running World’s Billionaires list run by rival Forbes...

    Over the past few decades, as concern over global wealth inequality has grown, so has the number of lists ranking the wealthy, which the public consumes avidly...

  • Afridi eyes top ranking ahead of World T20

    DUBAI: Former champions Pakistan will face England in a three-match T20 series in Dubai from Thursday as they begin to settle their squads for next year's World T20...

    Pakistan finished runners-up in the first edition of the World Twenty20 in 2007 before winning the crown two years later in England and are now ranked number two in the shortest and the most popular format of the game...

  • New Zealand rugby team says World Cup more important than top ranking

    New Zealand's rugby team All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen dismissed concerns about losing their number one world ranking on Sunday as he concentrated on a World Cup selection conundrum after demolishing Australia...

    Despite scoring five unanswered tries to retain the Bledisloe Cup with a 36-0 romp in Auckland on Saturday, the All Blacks lost the top ranking for the first time in 10 years, replaced by Wales courtesy of their 13-6 win...

  • LDA to outsource buildings inspection after ranking low in World Bank report

    LAHORE: After the World Bank ranked Pakistan behind India in dealing with official construction permits in its recent report, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has decided to outsource inspection of structures — a key job for swift issuance of certificates after completion of residential, commercial and industrial buildings...

    The government also plans to improve other functions – provision of electricity connections and credit...

  • Saudi reserves dip $49bn from end-2014

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign currency reserves dropped by $49 billion in the first four months of 2015 following the dive in world oil prices, a report said on Monday...

    The reserves, piled up in the past decade due to high crude prices, dropped from $732bn at the end of 2014 to $683bn at the end of April, Saudi firm Jadwa Research said in a report...

  • Eleven members of Ahmadi minority killed in 2014: report

    ISLAMABAD: Eleven Pakistani members of the Ahmadi religious minority were murdered for their faith in 2014 and authorities failed to apprehend any of the killers, a report said Monday, highlighting growing intolerance toward the sect...

    In May, gunmen shot dead an American heart surgeon, Mehdi Ali, who was visiting Pakistan on a charity mission in Sindh...

  • CTD official summoned with record of 2014 school attack case

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has summoned the counter-terrorism department’s DSP (investigation) along with the relevant records over a plea of the father of a student martyred in the 2014 Peshawar Army Public School carnage that his statement be recorded by the agency probing the killings...

    Meanwhile, the bench also adjourned hearing into another petition filed by slain APS student Asfand Khan’s father, advocate Ajun Khan,...

  • ATC orders Imran Khan to record statement in 2014 PTV attack cases

    An Anti-Terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday ordered Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to record his statement in four cases — including the Asmatullah Junejo assault case — registered after the PTI's months-long 2014 dharna which left the capital city paralysed...

    The PTI chairman, speaking to journalists outside court, said that there is no comparison between him and Nawaz Sharif, since he was willing to go...

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