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  • Tajikistan invites Sharif to attend international conference on water

    ISLAMABAD: Tajikistan has invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Dushanbe in the second week of June to attend an international conference on implementation of the International Decade for Action on Water For Life 2005-2015...

    The conference to be attended also by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and many other international leaders would be held on June 9-11 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan...

  • UN restores Islamabad’s status as family station for its international staff

    The International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) of the United Nations on Thursday announced that it will be restoring Islamabad’s status as a family station, effectively allowing UN personnel to travel with their families to Pakistan...

    A letter from the office of the ICSC chairperson, Larbi Djacta, notifying the development, states: "I, under the delegated authority of the Commission, discontinued the non-family status of the duty...

  • NAB team set to ‘receive’ Nawaz Sharif at Islamabad airport today

    LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: Disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be “received” by a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) when he lands at Islamabad airport on Thursday morning...

    The Civil Aviation Authority in response to a letter by the NAB authorities has granted access to a 10-member team, comprising NAB officials both from the Lahore and Rawalpindi region, to the plane that will be carrying Mr Sharif...

  • Lucky to play international cricket again: Mohammad Amir

    ISLAMABAD: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir thinks he's lucky to re-don the Pakistan green cap...

    The other two culprits in the same offence — Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif — are still waiting for their returns to international cricket despite their five-year bans being lifted last year...

  • Amir admits he’s lucky to play international cricket again

    The other two culprits in the same offence — Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif — are still waiting for their returns to international cricket despite their five-year bans being lifted last year...

    Amir has played One-day Internationals and Twenty20s since his ban was lifted on Sept 3 last year, but his return to Test cricket will be at the same Lord’s ground where the doors of international cricket were shut on him in 2010...

  • Messi retires from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America...

    ”Know more: Clues to weary Messi's shocking retirement from international footballMessi’s dramatic announcement followed Argentina’s third loss in a major final since 2014...

  • Clues to weary Messi's shocking retirement from international football

    EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi's retirement from international football may have come as a shock to his many admirers but in hindsight there were plenty of clues that the Argentina superstar might call time on his career with the 'Albiceleste' sooner rather than later...

    Though the majority of Argentinian fans remain squarely in Messi's corner, his critics invariably contrast his success with Barcelona with his inability to lead...

  • ‘PCB bio-mechanics lab meets international standards’

    LAHORE: The head of Pakistan Cricket Board’s bio-mechanics laboratory, Prof Awais says that the facility meets all the required international standards to get accreditation with the International Cricket Council (ICC)...

    “According to our record, it is an international standard facility which fulfills all the laid down criteria to get affiliated with the ICC which can send its experts to check its necessary protocols,” Awais told APP...

  • ‘Return of Afghans should be in line with international principles’

    PESHAWAR: UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk has emphasised that voluntary return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan to their homeland should take place in line with international principles...

    Talking to journalists here after visiting Voluntary Repatriation Centre (VRC) Chamkani on Thursday, he said that it was extremely important that return should take place in line with fundamental, international and...

  • Gandhara International University gets green light

    TAXILA: The government plans to establish the Gandhara International University in Taxila, in an effort to revive the 3,000-year-old Buddhist university of ancient Taxila and make Pakistan a centre for interfaith harmony and Buddhism studies...

    The chairperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) as well as the steering committee of the project, Siddiqul Farooque, told Dawn that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had formally approved...

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