TAUNTON: Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan´s brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday. It was a brutal day for the West Indies, who were shambolic in the field and bowled far too loosely. Earlier, Shai Hope´s 96 and the joint-fastest fifty of the tournament from Shimron Hetmyer helped the West Indies reach 321-8. It was the equal fastest 50 in this year´s tournament and the third quickest by a West Indies batsman in World Cup history. Lewis´s partnership of 116 with Hope was the West Indies´ first century stand of the World Cup.
June 17, 2019 17:48 UTC
LAHORE: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and on Monday Pakistan Muslin League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif agreed to not let the Federal Budget 2019-20 be passed and decided to develop a plan of action in this regard. The announcement was made after the two leaders met to discuss the All Parties Conference (APC) of the joint opposition in addition to the country’s current political situation. It is pertinent to mention here that the JUI leader had also met with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari earlier in the day. “Whatever decision was made during the APC would be the collective decision of all,” the PPP chairman said. The PPP and PML-N leaders concurred that only upholding the Constitution of Pakistan and sticking true to democracy can take the country forward while vowing to block the passage of the most recent federal budget.
June 17, 2019 17:27 UTC
The recorded address, which was supposed to be broadcast at 9:30pm on June 11, went live on Pakistan Television (PTV) at midnight. The prime minister’s speech was interrupted twice, with people speculating whether the address was censored or there had been a technical glitch. In his late night address, PM Imran had announced to form a high-powered commission to probe the massive Rs24,000 billion debt piled up in the last 10 years. Firdous clarified during the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting meeting, headed by Mian Javed Latif, on Monday that the PM’s speech was interrupted mainly due to the state television use of “outdated technology”, reported Express News. The speech, she added, was not meant to be televised on the said day, however, after the news was reported in all TV channels, “Imran Khan ordered to televise it the same day”.
June 17, 2019 17:07 UTC
KARACHI: At least seven children died on Sunday due to malnutrition and various other diseases here in the district’s Civil Hospital Mithi. According to sources at the Department of Health, the ages of the deceased children were between two days and three years and they died in the past 24 hours. The latest seven deaths bring the number of total deaths to 38 this month and 386 this year.
June 17, 2019 16:59 UTC
ISLAMABAD: In a historic move, the government of Gilgit Baltistan on Monday notified four more districts in the region making the total number of administrative units to 14. As per the announcement of the regional government, names of these new districts will be, district Darel, District Tangir, District Yaseen and District Rondu. There were 10 districts previously, namely Ghanche, Skardu, Shigar, Kharmang, Gilgit, Ghizer, Hunza, Nagar, Diamer and Astore. Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman, in April 2019, had announced that two more districts were being carved out from Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan. However, after demands from other parts of GB, the ruling party in GB had decided to add two more districts with the inclusion of Yaseen and Rondu.
June 17, 2019 16:56 UTC
ISLAMABAD: The representatives of Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan along with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency called on the international community to support refugee-hosting countries and communities and provide development assistance to put an end to future Afghan displacement. The development took place during the 6th Quadripartite Steering Committee Meeting held here with Minister for SAFRON Shehryar Khan Afridi in the chair. Further, Hossein Zolfaghari said that Iran has enhanced services for Afghan refugees, issued driving licenses, regularise parts of the population and has been issuing work visas. He said that Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan needed more international support and the UNHCR needs to step up its efforts to urge the global community to fulfill their commitments made for the humanitarian cause of Afghan refugees. “The need for SSAR continues to exist and I, therefore, call on the extension of the SSAR timeframe,” he said.
June 17, 2019 16:28 UTC
Ghulam Abbas was scheduled to be hanged on TuesdayISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa has stayed the execution of a mentally-ill convict, who was scheduled to be hanged tomorrow (Tuesday). The Punjab government’s move resulted in considerable distress for the family and the widowed mother of the convict. The execution of prisoners, who suffer from mental illness or psycho-social disabilities, is prohibited under international law. Abbas’ father, who also suffered from mental illness, attempted suicide by slitting his throat but was fortunately saved. Abbas’s paternal aunt also suffer from mental illness and his sister has a neurological disorder requiring regular drainage of excess fluid from her brain.
June 17, 2019 16:21 UTC
However, their polar differences such as their divergent stand on the freedom of media, human rights, democracy; revolution (‘Tsunami’ in Khan’s language), international relations, pragmatism and much more outshine their similarities. Pakistan’s Imran Khan needs to understand the Russian leader Vladimir Putin as well as the country that the latter has been ruling since 1999, in order to launch meaningful ties with the powerful bear to the north. Ever since Vladimir Putin assumed the reins of power, there has been only one thing on his mind, advancing and stabilizing his country’s economy. Russia is wary of deepening Indo-US economic and defense ties which is why it sometimes plays the Pakistan card. Once this has been accomplished, it will pave the way for stronger military ties as well.
June 17, 2019 16:19 UTC
–Egypt’s first democratically elected president, fainted after court session and died afterwardsEgypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after appearing in court, according to state media. State TV reported that Morsi fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Morsi was democratically elected in 2012 after the 2011 Arab Spring saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. He was then deposed following mass protests and a military coup in July 2013. He served just one year of a four-year term, while the organisation to which he belonged, the Muslim Brotherhood, has since been outlawed.
June 17, 2019 16:18 UTC
The system Kaptaan and his ilk came to change has changed them. And, as it turned out and keeps on turning out, they are the latest and true victims of the system. Power has that tendency to show us the true side of our convictions and beliefs and claims. There is only one way to do that; stop playing by the rigged rules of the system. Or else, even if you are heading it, you are not merely just another victim, but a true victim.
June 17, 2019 16:17 UTC
And, that Jinnah had singlehandedly won against a stubborn Hindu majority thoroughly spoilt by the departing British gives further credence to the Divine purpose behind the creation of Pakistan. Since the change of government in Pakistan, the social media is abuzz with prophecies and predictions that evoke mysterious emotions. The Muslim saint spells out various names, with astonishing accuracy that came centuries after his demise. Near at hand he clearly indicated the “Era of the Corrupt Rulers” in Pakistan before the change for the better. For us, the sinners, the selfish and the corrupt, time for asking Divine forgiveness and mercy is running out.
June 17, 2019 16:15 UTC
There is need on the part of the government to accord due respect to Parliament which it is not doing. There was no progress over the brutal Sahiwal killings and the abduction and murder of SP Tahir Dawar. The opposition’s plea for political resolution of the complaints of tribal areas’ residents through the formation of a parliamentary committee was dismissed. The PM has to realize that it is the prerogative of the opposition to criticize the government. Unless they do so, they are likely to find soon that they have upset the apple cart.
June 17, 2019 16:12 UTC
He was toppled by the military in 2013CAIRO: Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday. It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. Erdogan pays tribute to ‘martyr’Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid tribute to the former Egyptian president, calling him a “martyr.”“May Allah rest our Mursi brother, our martyr’s soul in peace,” said Erdogan, who had forged close ties with Mursi. “We received with deep sorrow the news of the sudden death of former president Dr Mohamed Mursi.
June 17, 2019 16:08 UTC
The Gates Foundation is supporting the expansion of this work through its local partner Karandaaz. “This would focus largely on health, education and livelihood challenges faced by BISP beneficiaries.”The Gates Foundation is a major supporter of global health and development around the world. In Pakistan, much of the foundation’s work to-date has been focused on eradicating polio, introducing new vaccines and immunisation strengthening. Dr Nishtar and Gates also discussed innovative ways of addressing stunting and malnutrition in young children which is a high priority area for the government. The foundation will share research and best practices with the Pakistan government to support the prime minister’s multi-sectoral nutrition initiative being implemented under the “Ehsaas” poverty alleviation programme.
June 17, 2019 15:35 UTC
Prime minister Imran Khan is making the same mistake like his predecessor Nawaz Sharif in dealing with Modi. The Indian prime minister in a recent interview claimed that he made concerted efforts to improve relations with Pakistan while Nawaz Sharif was prime minister. At the outset, he invited all neighbours except the Pakistani prime minister to his oath taking ceremony late last month. The newly elected Indian prime minister first made a dash to the Maldives offering the island Islamic republic generous economic assistance. But admittedly it takes two to tango.
June 15, 2019 19:07 UTC