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Pakistan to host peace talks between Afghan govt and Taliban

ISLAMABAD: The Quad¬ri¬lateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan peace and reconciliation announced on Monday that Pakistan will host peace talks between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban. A joint communiqué issued by the QCG after a meeting held in Kabul stated that all Taliban and other groups will be invited to participate in the talks through their authorised representatives. ... Read More »

Balochistan’s first polio case of 2016 reported from Quetta

QUETTA: Balochistan's first and Pakistan's third polio case of the year 2016 was reported in Quetta on Monday. Mohammad Ikram, a 30-month old toddler from Quetta city was diagnosed with the virus, sources in the Polio Emergency Cell told DawnNews. Dr Syed Saif ur Rehman, Chief of Polio Emergency Cell, stated to DawnNews that the recurring polio cases were the ... Read More »

Sharjeel, Sami receive Pakistan call-up for Asia Cup, World T20

Mohammad Sami has taken six wickets, giving away just 23 runs in his last two PSL outings. — AFP/File KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced the inclusion of Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Sami in the national squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments, while Khalid Latif made it only to the World T20 squad. The ... Read More »

Argentina to play Chile in Copa America centenary group stage

Messi and his teammates have the opportunity to strike back at Chile. — AFP/File NEW YORK: Lionel Messi and Argentina were given a chance for revenge on Sunday after being drawn against reigning Copa America champions Chile in the group stage for this summer's special centenary edition of the tournament. Argentina suffered an agonizing defeat to Chile in the climax ... Read More »

Pakistan drops to tenth place in list of world’s largest arms importers for 2015

Trend indicator values of 10 largest arms importers globally. Trend indicator values of 10 largest arms importers globally. BEIJING: Pakistan was the tenth largest arms importer in the world in 2015, down one spot from number nine the previous year, a military think tank database reveals, while Saudi Arabia was the leading arms importer in the world, followed closely by ... Read More »

More than 150 people killed in IS blasts in Syria as US, Russia push truce

A woman carries an injured boy inside a hospital after multiple bomb blasts hit a southern district of Damascus, Syria. ─ Reuters SAYYIDA ZAINAB: A string of suicide bombings near a Shia shrine outside Syria's capital and in Homs claimed by the militant Islamic State (IS) group killed more than 150 people Sunday, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure ... Read More »

India agrees to receive Pakistani investigators

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that India has agreed to receive Pakistani investigators for probing its allegations about the involvement of some groups or people from Pakistan in last month’s Pathankot airbase attack. Speaking at a news conference at the Punjab House here on Sunday, he said the only condition India had made was that it ... Read More »

Ton-up Sharjeel, Khalid’s four-for send Peshawar Zalmi packing

United and Gladiators will compete for 2016 PSL trophy on Feb 23. — Photo courtesy: PCB DUBAI: Opener Sharjeel Khan scored a blistering 117 and spinner Imran Khalid returned figures 3-0-20-4 as Islamabad United comprehensively beat Peshawar Zalmi by 50 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Chasing 177, Zalmi slumped to 126-10 in 18 overs. With this ... Read More »

PCB hopeful of breaking even as Pakistan Super League nears end

The inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already grabbed attention with some nail-biting finishes and capacity crowds in the United Arab Emirates. Expectations with the league were high and when it kicked off on February 4, followers of the game began comparing it with the likes of Indian Premier League and the Australian Big Bash T20. Two ... Read More »