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  • Govt utilised just 60pc of 2015-16 development budget in July-April

    ISLAMABAD: The government disbursed Rs429 billion for development projects in the first 10 months (July-April) of this fiscal year, accounting for only 61 per cent of the Rs700bn total allocations...

    The pace of development spending during 2015-16 is significantly slower than last fiscal year when the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) had consumed almost 67pc (Rs349bn) of budgetary allocations (Rs535bn) in the first 10...

  • Pakistan to host ACC Emerging Cup in April 2018: Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Sunday announced that Pakistan will be hosting the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Cup in April 2018...

    Read more: Sri Lanka, Pakistan teams arrive at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for final T20This morning the ACC met in Lahore to discuss the tournament, he said, adding that even holding this meeting in Pakistan was a significant development...

  • Pakistan to host Asia Cup of emerging players in April

    LAHORE: Pakistan will host Asia Cup of emerging players next April with six top regional outfits, chairman of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Najam Sethi announced on Sunday after chairing the development committee meeting of council here...

    “All five full members of the ICC — India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan — will compete in the vent while one team would be selected through a qualifying round,” Sethi, who is also...

  • Pakistan keen to host Asia Emerging Nations Cup in April

    KARACHI: Pakistan is in no mood to give up its right to host the Asia Emerging Nations Cup in April despite strong resistance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

    Besides India, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has also objected to Pakistan hosting the tournament citing security concerns...

  • Pakistan reschedules Bangladesh one-dayer to April 1

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to reschedule a One-day International against Bangladesh next month to give the visitors more time to prepare for their second Test match, which is part of the ICC World Test Championship...

    The one-off ODI in Karachi was originally scheduled for April 3 and will now be played on April 1...

  • Pakistan’s economy to grow 5.1pc in 2015: ESCAP

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations latest report on the economic outlook for Asia and the Pacific has feared that Pakistan’s economy will still be constrained by macroeconomic imbalances despite expected economic growth in the coming years...

    The ‘Economic and Social Survey of the Asia and the Pacific 2015’ launched on Thursday, pointed out that persistently high fiscal deficit, financed by borrowings from the banking system including the...

  • Harmony through food: Pakistan-India cookbook wins at Gourmand Awards 2015

    If there is one thing that brings all of us together, it’s food— and this was proven at the 2015 Gourmand Awards when a Pakistani-Indian cookbook Zaiqay Frontier Kay— Dera Ismail Khan Kay Bulay Bisray Pakwan won the World Cookbook award in 'Cookbook For Peace: India-Pakistan' category...

    Speaking about the book’s recognition internationally, Aman said: "This cookbook is no way a mere collection of recipes but rather a tribute to the...

  • In 2015, anti-state violence in Pakistan fell below 2008 levels: HRCP report

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its 'State of Human Rights in 2015 report' found that anti-state violence in Pakistan over the past year fell below 2008 levels, while there was a 40 per cent decrease in violence-related deaths in 2015...

    The report examines Pakistan's performance in various areas, including violence, human rights, rights of women and children, education, health and housing, among others...

  • Pakistan and India's 2015 journey: From nightmare to 'breakthrough'

    As if by magic, the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference in Islamabad earlier this month turned out to be a deux machina for Pakistan and India...

    On November 9, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz and India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj issued a joint statement to pave the way for resumption of bilateral talks, and added a new shibboleth to the voluminous Indo-Pakistan literature on diplomacy – ‘comprehensive bilateral...

  • 2015: Day/Night Test lights a path as Pakistan end cricket drought

    LONDON: Cricket staged its first day/night Test in 2015 after years of speculation that such matches might help arrest declining attendances for the sport's longest format...

    Another event significant in that it simply took place, was that Pakistan played major internationals on their own soil for the first time in six years, beating Zimbabwe in both Twenty20 and one-day series...

  • HWL 2015: Pakistan, India put on a show in exciting draw

    In the most exciting match of the Hockey World League semi-finals, Pakistan and India shared the spoils with a 2-2 finish in Antwerp on Friday...

    Pakistan captain Mohammad Imran scored twice and India's Ramandeep Singh hit back with a brace in a match described as the “best of the tournament” by Pakistan Head Coach Shahnaz Sheikh in the post-game press conference...

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