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  • Shan, Umar tons put Pakistan ‘A’ in driving seat

    KARACHI: Opener Shan Masood and Umar Amin hit contrasting centuries to put Pakistan ‘A’ in command of the decisive third and final unofficial Test against Sri Lanka ‘A’ in Dambulla on Thursday...

    Replying to the hosts’ first innings score of 273, Pakistan ‘A’ prospered to 377-4 on day two of the four-day fixture at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium...

  • Ahmed, Shan, Ehsan recalled for SL Tests; Ajmal left out

    LAHORE: Openers Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood were recalled along with paceman Ehsan Adil for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as the national selectors made three changes to the Pakistan Test squad which toured Bangladesh in April...

    Ajmal failed to impress with his remodelled bowling action and was left out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh which Pakistan won 1-0...

  • Labs provided equipment for testing fortified foods

    LAHORE: A two-day international workshop that concluded here on Tuesday provided laboratory equipment and training to eight public laboratories for testing fortified foods...

    Training was provided to lab staff of Pakistan and Afghanistan by German expert Dr Anna Zhenchuk...

  • Shan strikes half-century as warm-up ends in draw

    COLOMBO: Pakistan drew their three-day warm-up against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI on Saturday after some of the touring side’s top order batsmen had got some useful practice ahead of the three-Test series starting in Galle on Wednesday...

    Pakistan declared their second innings at 257-7 having resumed the match’s final day at the Colts Cricket Club Ground at 27-1, leaving the home team a target of 264 to chase for victory... ...

  • FDA to cut trans fats from processed foods

    NEW YORK: The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday made good on its proposal to effectively ban artificial trans fats from a wide range of processed foods, from microwave popcorn to frozen pizza, saying they raise the risk of heart disease...

    The food industry has begun preparing a petition seeking approval for limited use of trans fats in certain products, such as decorative sprinkles, the industry’s trade group, the Grocery...

  • Dutch company to acquire Engro Foods Ltd

    KARACHI: A Dutch dairy cooperative is set to buy out food giant Engro Foods Limited with an investment of around $460million, in what would amount to the largest private sector takeover by a foreign firm in the country's history...

    FrieslandCampina International Holding BV intends to acquire a 51 per cent stake of Engro Foods Limited, one of the largest listed companies at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), a notification on the...

  • Contributing to series win in SL was dream come true: Shan

    KARACHI: Seldom do youngsters from academic background shine on the cricket field as Test opener Shan Masood did recently in the series-winning Test against Sri Lanka — Pakistan’s first series triumph in the island after nine years — which came a result of a historic fourth-innings chase...

    Coming from an influential family with his father, Mansoor Masood Khan, being a renowned banker, Shan silenced the critics who questioned his...

  • Younis, Wahab, Shan likely to play for UBL

    KARACHI: Three of Pakistan’s top players Younis Khan,Wahab Riaz and Shan Masood are set to play for United Bank Ltd (UBL) in the coming domestic season, it was reliably learnt here on Wednesday...

    Younis, a former Pakistan captain who has been associated with Habib Bank Ltd for the past many years, is currently in negotiations with UBL management and is likely to join them soon...

  • Dutch firm buys Engro Foods for $450m

    KARACHI: Engro Corporation has finally entered into an agreement with a Netherlands-based dairy cooperative to sell up to 51 per cent shares in its subsidiary Engro Foods at an estimated cost of $448 million...

    The transaction has been billed as the single largest private sector foreign direct investment (FDI) in Pakistan in recent years...

  • Shan Masood: My journey to the top

    Shan Masood, who starred in Pakistan's historic win over Sri Lanka in Pallekele during the third Test, was an up-and-coming talent when he wrote this article for Dawn...

    A left-handed opening batsman, Masood ranks among the emerging players of Pakistan...

  • Shan-i-Bahawalpur award conferred on veterans

    BAHAWALPUR: Services of 20 personalities were acknowledged at the Shan-i-Bahawalpur awards ceremony - the first of its kind -- held at the auditorium of Baghdadul Jadid campus of the Islamia University (IUB) here on Monday night...

    They were gathered under one roof from all over Pakistan...

  • Engro Foods’ profit drops by 25pc to Rs2.4bn

    KARACHI: Engro Foods posted a net profit of Rs2...

    “We attribute the decline in revenue to a heated competition in the dairy segment owing to the entrance of new players (Dostea, CupShup etc), especially in the tea-whitening category, which has affected the sale of Engro Foods’ largest dairy brand Tarang,” according to Topline Securities...

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