ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has confirmed the national cricket team’s participation in the tri-nation T20I series in New Zealand ahead of the October World Cup starting in Australia. England has already confirmed arriving in Pakistan to play a seven-match T-20 series in Pakistan. That never happened in Pakistan cricket before.”He asserted that the impact of international cricket would be visible on domestic cricket. My intentions are to see Pakistan cricket at the top. But on my family’s insistence, I had to accept the responsibility for the better of Pakistan cricket,” he maintained.
June 26, 2022 10:06 UTC
The former premier announced to hold anti-government public gatherings in all the major cities with him addressing the main event at Islamabad’s Parade Ground on July 2. He said he had issued directives to all party workers to hold the rallies on Saturday night. Imran said the PTI had challenged the amendments in the Supreme Court and expressed optimism that the judiciary would not let the “cruelty” happen to Pakistan. However, he added that the factories of Faisalabad were now closing and unemployment was increasing due to flawed policies of corrupt government. Meanwhile, ahead of the by-elections in Lahore, the PTI chairman will address public gatherings in different areas of the metropolis on Sunday (today).
June 26, 2022 08:15 UTC
The Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives is all set to host Turn Around Conference (TAC) with an objective of gathering the nation together to find solutions to the country’s current socio- economic issues. These solutions would be aimed at short term results; if substantial these due deliverance compact ideas can be extended on to mid and long term objectives. The conference will be held on June 28 at Convention Center which will be graced by Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif as chief Guest, according to a press release issued on Saturday by the Planning Ministry. The prime objective of the conference is to engage all the relevant stakeholders which hold the development sector together from across the nation. However, the government’s focus is to ferret out the medium to long-term solutions to optimise country’s economy to tap its full potential in line with Vision 2025.
June 26, 2022 07:25 UTC
Born on June 30, 1930, Sadequain (1930–1987) would have been ninety-two this year. Sadequain was a polymath and recognised on all five continents even before the advent of social media or television. This sounds like a a harsh statement about Sadequain, but is in fact a comment on the state of affairs in the country. Sadequain painted more than 45 murals from 1950s to 1980s. But the exhibits are not for sale, he told them.”The writer is the founder of the Sadequain Foundation, USA
June 26, 2022 05:49 UTC
Sebastián Blanco scored on a first-half penalty kick, Jaroslaw Niezgoda added a brace in the second half and the Portland Timbers rolled to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Portland (4-6-7) didn't grab the lead until Blanco's PK score in the eighth minute of first-half stoppage time. Eryk Williamson notched an assist on Niezgoda's second goal of the game and fifth of the season. Colorado (5-7-4) and Portland both took 19 shots, but the Timbers had a 7-5 edge in shots on goal. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
June 26, 2022 05:10 UTC
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday warned of an “unprecedented global hunger crisis,” saying next year could be worse. In the past two years, the number of severely food insecure people around the world has more than doubled to 276 million, according to the World Food Programme. Guterres said fertilizers and energy prices rose in the past year, which he said would impact all harvests including rice and corn. “This year’s food access issues could become next year’s global food shortage,” he said. “No country will be immune to the social and economic repercussions of such a catastrophe.”
June 25, 2022 23:23 UTC
Lizzo and Live Nation have pledged $1 million to abortion nonprofits following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn 1973's Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion. "God put me here to do good," Lizzo said at Friday's Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards, announcing her and Live Nation's $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood and Abortion FundsThe Grammy Award winner, 34, has pledged $1 million from her upcoming Special Tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Funds. "I'm pledging $500k from my upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood and Abortion Rights. Live Nation agreed to match— to make it 1 MILLION dollars," Lizzo wrote Friday on Twitter. She later opened up about her philanthropic contribution Friday night as she accepted the Fearlessness Award at the 2nd Hollywood Unlocked Impact Awards in Beverly Hills.
June 25, 2022 22:00 UTC
Royals to republics: Commonwealth talks unity as relevance under scrutinyKigali: Prince Charles says Commonwealth nations are free to farewell the monarchy and become republics, acknowledging changes well under way in a colonial-era organisation trying to define its modern profile and purpose. Murphy said Commonwealth membership had become "almost a mark of international respectability" for countries with reputation problems or a desire to pivot away from France. Despite its shared history of colonialism, Commonwealth nations were not rushing to pore over the painful past or broach uncomfortable topics such as reparations from Britain. Some say the Commonwealth could find new relevance by asking these difficult questions. "It is a logical framework for discussing colonial legacy issues, because that´s the thing that pretty much all Commonwealth members have in common," said Murphy.
June 25, 2022 20:36 UTC
According to the sources, the COAS spent some time with Gen Musharraf and his family at their apartment. PHOTO: FILEChief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and his wife have recently visited the ailing former president and army chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in Dubai, according to sources close to the former military ruler’s family. “Gen Qamar and his wife were accompanied by top physicians of Pakistan Army,” one source told The Express Tribune. “Gen Musharraf and his family greeted the COAS and his wife with great delight,” added the source, who was also present in the meeting. Gen Musharraf was the first army chief to be charged with high treason and the security establishment had watched the case carefully.
June 25, 2022 20:35 UTC
Even after ‘the breaking news,’ the finance minister didn’t appear wavering. Not only his own family, but the son of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, a former prime minister, would also be paying the ‘super tax,’ he had introduced. It wouldn’t yield to the demand of earliest possible elections as the former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, had zealously been pressing since removed. They prefer to believe that the US had not been feeling comfortable with ‘nationalist policies’ of Imran Khan. The story, which the former prime minister keeps drumming relentlessly, appears to have ominously deepened divisions in an already polarized society.
June 25, 2022 16:56 UTC
With news on Friday that the Blackhawks are hiring Luke Richardson as their new permanent head coach, we did some digging to get to know more about the man who will be calling the shots behind the bench in Chicago moving forward. He was also the head coach of the Senators’ AHL affiliate from 2012-13 through 2015-16 and led Canada to the Spengler Cup in 2016-17. Richardson was pressed into action as the acting head coach for Game Three of the 2021 Stanley Cup semifinal against the Vegas Golden Knights when then-Canadiens head coach Dom Ducharme tested positive for COVID. Personal lifeThe most significant and important thing to know about Luke Richardson — as a player, coach or person — is that he’s dedicated. You hear it from the players he’s worked and played with, and you see it in his tireless work in support of mental health initiatives.
June 25, 2022 16:37 UTC
Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday announced holding anti-government public gatherings in all major cities across the country on July 2 with him addressing the main event at Islamabad's Parade Ground. He said he has issued directives to all party workers in all major cities to hold the rallies the same day. Commenting on the “super tax” introduced by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led coalition government, Imran said it would add to already rising inflation in the country. The former premier further stated that the super tax would hike the corporate tax to 40 per cent, which is at 25 per cent in India and Bangladesh at present. Imran further commented that the tax was perturbing the salaried class, saying the wise thing to do was to instead broaden the tax net.
June 25, 2022 14:42 UTC
With the Indian Premier League (IPL) potentially getting a two-and-a-half-month window in the next International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Tours Programme (FTP), the PCB will raise the issue at the ICC AGM in July. That is mostly due to poor political relations between the two countries, as a result of which the IPL window arguably impacts Pakistan s international season more than other members. “There hasn t been any announcement on increasing the [IPL] window,” Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, said during a press conference in Lahore after the PCB’s 69th board of governors (BoG) meet. But this will be the only cricket board that will challenge any platform where it believes Pakistan is being short-changed. “I’ve spoken on the sidelines to Sourav Ganguly, and I told him now three former cricketers [including Martin Snedden] are on the [ICC] board.
June 25, 2022 14:41 UTC
Nation proud of its armed forces for making country's defence impregnable: PMPrime Minister Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif says the nation is proud of its armed forces for making the country's defence impregnable and playing a key role in the fight against terrorism. Shehbaz Sharif said we believe in peace and peaceful coexistence, but this must not be taken as our weakness. He said Pakistan Armed Forces are fully capable to take on any challenge. The Prime Minister also reviewed the Guard of Honour and distributed prizes among the passing out cadets for their distinctive performance. Meanwhile, in a tweet, the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said his government is committed to provide all resources necessary to strengthen Pakistan Navy.
June 25, 2022 11:55 UTC
Mainly hot, dry weather expected in most parts of countryMainly hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country during the next twelve hours. Temperature of some major cities recorded this morning:Islamabad and Muzaffarabad twenty-one degree centigrade, Murree sixteen, Lahore twenty-eight, Karachi thirty, Peshawar twenty-six, Quetta twenty-five and Gilgit fifteen degree centigrade. According to Met Office forecast for Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy and hot weather is expected in Srinagar, Pulwama and Baramulla, dry in Leh, while hot and dry in Jammu, Anantnag and Shopian. Temperature recorded this morning:Srinagar fifteen degree centigrade, Jammu twenty-seven, Leh nine, Pulwama and Anantnag fourteen, Shopian thirteen and Baramulla seventeen degree centigrade.
June 25, 2022 08:39 UTC