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  • ICC congratulates Pakistan on successful hosting of Independence Cup

    In a press release posted on its website, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's global governing body, has congratulated Pakistan "for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore...

    "In separate messages, ICC Director Giles Clarke and Chief Executive David Richardson have thanked Pakistani fans for "embracing the World XI players", noting...

  • Jansher blames India for keeping Pakistan from hosting events

    ISLAMABAD: While terming the existing ban on Pakistan for holding international squash events as unjustified, former world champion Jansher Khan on Sunday blamed India for making attempts to keep the sport away from Pakistan...

    “It seems that the Indian lobby is behind the PSA ban on Pakistan for holding international events,” he said in a statement...

  • Hosting PSL abroad will kill cricket in Pakistan: Azhar Mahmood

    LONDON: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) plans on hosting its Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates or Qatar will have a damaging effect on cricket in Pakistan, according to former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood...

    The twice-postponed Pakistan Super League (PSL) was scheduled to be held in the UAE next February but the unavailability of grounds forced the PCB to look to Qatar...

  • UNHCR chief praises Pakistan for hosting Afghan refugees

    PESHAWAR: In a joint press conference with Minister for States and Frontier Regions (Safron) Abdul Qadir Baloch in Peshawar on Wednesday, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Chief Antonio Guterres appreciated the government and people of Pakistan for having generously hosted the world's largest protracted refugee population over a period of three decades...

    Safron Minister Abdul Qadir Baloch said that Pakistan wants...

  • Pakistan hosting millions of Afghan refugees despite lack of international support: Nawaz

    NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan had served as a generous host to millions of Afghan refugees for the past four decades — the largest protracted refugee situation in the world...

    “While financial support from the international community has waned, Pakistan's hospitality has not,” the premier said while addressing the UN General Assembly's first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants on Monday...

  • Pakistan lauded for hosting Afghan peace talks

    PESHAWAR: Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan has lauded the role of Pakistan for facilitating and hosting negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban...

    He said that the ongoing peace process required sincere efforts because peace and stability was in the larger interest of Pakistan and Afghanistan...

  • ‘Hosting Blind Cricket World Cup an honour for Pakistan’

    KARACHI: Chairman of Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Syed Sultan Shah on Tuesday said Pakistan will be proud to host the fifth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup which will be played simultaneously in Pakistan and the UAE in January 2018...

    He expressed these views in a meeting with Chairman of the District Municipal Corporation (DMC), Karachi South, Malik Mohammad Fayyaz here who said it is a real honour for Pakistan to...

  • Pakistan opens new chapter in snooker by hosting world 6-Reds, team event

    Though Pakistan has played hosts to a number of world and Asian competitions of the game in the past, this event has been invented by the world governing body of the game two years back and taking place here for the first time...

    Considered as a strong force to be reckoned with in the game, Pakistan have won accolades by capturing team event gold in the inaugural event at Carlow, Ireland, in 2013 thanks to the duo of Mohammad Asif and...

  • Pakistan’s hosting of refugees exemplary: Mazari

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Thursday that Pakistan’s hosting of refugees in vast numbers has been exemplary and far beyond its resources...

    She said Pakistan continues to host Afghan refugees despite the loss of interest by the world community, and Prime Minister Imran Khan has moved to improve facilities for them...

  • US thanks Pakistan for hosting 'vital' OIC summit on Afghanistan

    US State Secretary Antony Blinken on Wednesday thanked Pakistan for hosting the extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers to discuss the situation in neighbouring Afghanistan...

    We thank Pakistan for hosting this vital meeting and inviting the global community to continue cooperating to support the Afghan people," Blinken said...

  • Australia open to hosting series with Pakistan and India, says CA chief

    MELBOURNE: Australia would be open to hosting Asian arch-rivals Pakistan and India in a series to revive a contest world cricket wants to see, board chief Nick Hockley said...

    Pakistan and India’s rivalry has been confined to events sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asia Cup for the best part of a decade due to the strained relations between them...

  • ICC was pressured into awarding Pakistan Champions Trophy hosting rights, says Ramiz

    KARACHI: The 2025 Champions Trophy hosting rights being awarded to Pakistan came as a result of pressure on the International Cricket Council (ICC) , Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has claimed...

    New Zealand’s unilateral decision to abruptly abort their Pakistan tour and England’s last minute pull-out from their scheduled visit in September last year triggered criticism from the then newly-appointed Ramiz...

  • New York hosting 2016 fashion merry-go-round

    NEW YORK: The twice-yearly style orgy that is New York Fashion Week which was to kick off on Thursday evening when the booted and suited rush to catch sight of collections for spring-summer 2016...

    Hollywood stars, buyers and fashion editors from across the planet descend on Gotham to admire the most coveted talent in US design dominated by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger
  • Qatar says World Cup hosting ‘not up for discussion’

    DUBAI: Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticised Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a diplomatic crisis engulfing the region...

    Lobbying firms and interest groups funded by the boycotting Arab nations increasingly have focused on Qatar’s hosting of the football tournament...

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