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  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

  • After Iran, Pakistan?

    Hardly a week after the Iran deal was announced, the New York Times — which often reflects official US policy — editorially propagated that attention be turned to constraining Pakistan’s nuclear and strategic capabilities...

    The NYT arguments, taken from the Indian hymnbook, were not surprising; the timing of the proposal to target Pakistan is significant...

  • 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...

  • Afridi to fly out 150 APS students for Pakistan Super League

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi will fly out 150 Army Public School (APS) students to Dubai to watch the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the all-rounder announced during a visit to the school on Tuesday...

    PSL, Pakistan's franchise-based T20 league, starts next month from February 4 and will feature five teams: Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta...

  • Cricket Classics: Astonishing Moin knock inspires Pakistan to Asia Cup triumph

    The improvisations were out of this world and at times definitely too cheeky,” Woorkheri Raman wrote of the Karachi street fighter's incredible knock in the final of the 2000 Asia Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka...

    Winning the toss and batting first, Pakistan piled up 277, of which 104 came in the last ten overs after a brutal partnership between captain Moin Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq...

  • Breast cancer tops new cases among women in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Breast cancer continues to account for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in Pakistan while lung cancer has the highest number of incident cases for men...

    Know more: ‘Lung, breast cancers on the rise in Pakistan’Among the leading cancers, the number of esophageal cancer in men was one of the lowest at 5,600 in 2013, up from 2,600 in 1990...

  • US authorities allege Oregon imam assisted radicals in Pakistan, America

    Government lawyers say Kariye for a time “dealt directly” with Osama bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam, the founders of Al Qaeda, and he recruited sympathisers in the United States and Pakistan for an Al Qaeda precursor known as Maktab Al Khidamat...

    He helped process foreign fighters arriving in Pakistan for travel to training camps, authorities say, working directly with bin Laden and Azzam...

  • Indian corps commander warns 'elements in Pakistan' of 'unexpected damage'

    Indian army's Lieutenant General KH Singh on Monday warned "certain elements in Pakistan" of "unexpected damages" in the wake of repeated exchanges of fire between Indian and Pakistani border forces along the Line of Control and Working Boundary over the past week, according to a report on the NDTV website...

    "One girl was killed on the Pakistan side ? we regret the incident...

  • Bangladesh pacer likely to pull out of Pakistan Super League

    Bangladesh medium pacer Mustafizur Rahman is expected to pull out of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to lack of fitness, a Bangladesh daily reported on Tuesday...

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan on Tuesday said it was highly unlikely that Mustafizur would feature in Pakistan’s inaugural T20 league tournament as the Tigers wanted to minimise the left-armers workload before the World T20 in March... ...

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