September, 2019


AFC President praises Japan for extending U-16 Women’s record

Thailand:  AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has congratulated Japan for capturing a record fourth AFC U-16 Women’s Championship crown after they narrowly defeated DPR Korea 2-1 in Saturday’s final at the Chonburi Stadium in Thailand. The two finalists will also complete Asia’s line-up alongside host India at the 2020 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which will take place from November 2 to 21 next year. Shaikh Salman said: “On behalf of the AFC and the Asian football family, I congratulate Japan on winning the AFC U-16 Women’sRead More

PM Imran briefs UN secretary general on Indian occupied Kashmir situation

UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday met Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and underscored the responsibility of the world body  to take urgent steps to save lives in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) dispute. PM Imran briefed the UN chief on the 54-day long siege of over eight million Kashmiris amidst communications blackout, saying Such a draconian lockdown had no parallel in recent history. The premier rejected India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5 as those were in clear violation of the UNRead More

The economist and the eye doctor: The Afghan presidential hopefuls

KABUL: A former World Bank economist, an ophthalmologist, a spy chief and a one-time warlord are among the 15 candidates vying for the presidency as Afghanistan heads to the polls this Saturday. Eighteen candidates are set to appear on the official ballot, although three have since dropped out and officials say there is not enough time to update the ballot papers. The run-up to the poll has been chaotic, with little in the way of campaigning and large swathes of the country unable to vote due to Taliban threats. President AshrafRead More

Zia Mohyeddin presented Jinnah Medal at Lincoln’s Inn

LONDON: Renowned artist and intellectual Zia Mohyeddin has been presented with the Pakistan Society’s inaugural Jinnah Medal at the Pakistan Society’s 66th Annual Dinner here in recognition of his services. In a citation, the Pakistan Society said that Zia Mohyeddin is universally acknowledged and recognized as a true doyen of aesthetic and performing arts in Pakistan. The glittering dinner event was held on Wednesday night at the Lincoln’s Inn. Leading British Pakistani professionals participated in the event. Founded in 1951 and based in London, The Pakistan Society aims to increaseRead More

Imran talks about complete dismantling of terror groups; welcomes UN verification: Time to act not appease, says PM

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) focusing on the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), Islamophobia, money laundering and climate change The meeting comes amid simmering tension in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran, allegations Tehran denies. In his over 45-minute maiden speech, Imran tore Indian Prime Minister Narendra to shreds for annexing the Indian Occupied Kashmir and imposing a repressive lockdown, with phone and internet services cutoff,Read More

Cameroon withdrawal African Handball Confederation (CAHB) has released the revised match schedule for the 2019

Basle: After the announcement of the withdrawal of Cameroon yesterday, the African Handball Confederation (CAHB) has released the revised match schedule for the 2019 CAHB Women’s African Olympic Qualification Tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which will be held at the Dakar Arena in Senegal. Three teams – Angola (ANG), DR Congo (COD) and host nation Senegal (SEN) – will now play each other once across three match days with the team finishing top of the group booking their ticket to Japan and the second-placed team automatically qualifyingRead More

Foreign Minister attends Ministerial meeting on Mediation

New York: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi today attended the 10th Ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of Mediation in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The Foreign Minister, while underscoring the salience and significance of mediation in the contemporary context, noted that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute qualified as a fit case for mediation. He added that the Kashmir dispute had festered for 70 years despite several UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral mechanism had not yielded any resolution. The Foreign Minister recalled severalRead More

Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Conference and International Conference on Carbon Recycling in Tokyo

Tokyo: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan attended the 2nd Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Conference held in Tokyo. During his keynote speech, the Federal Minister assured Pakistan’s support to the efforts and innovative idea of making Hydrogen Energy as an affordable and reliable source of energy supplies. Mr. Omar Ayub Khan emphasized that the price of Hydrogen Energy supplies need to be reduced as compared to convention fuels in order to make it as a fuel of choice. He urged upon the stakeholders to take on board all the developing countries inRead More


Islamabad: Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw, today presented awards to teams competing in the inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup Karachi. “The Australian High Commission has been sponsoring girls’ cricket in Pakistan since May 2016,” Dr Shaw said. “We began with a single annual tournament in Islamabad but decided last year to expand, starting with Lahore and now we’re here in Karachi.” Australia joined with Jalaluddin Cricket Academy (JCA), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) to bring the event to Karachi. “Our countries share aRead More

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series: Tickets go on sale

Tickets for upcoming ODI and T201 series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are on sale, Geo News reported on Saturday. The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced “The online sale of tickets will commence from 20 September and cricket fans can buy these online from, while select outlets of TCS will commence sales a day later, on 21 September”. r the Karachi 27 and 29 September and 2 October ODIs, the PCB has retained the same price as HBL PSL 2019 play-off matches, ranging from PKR500 to PKR3000. TicketsRead More