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Four ‘missing’ PIA employees released in Karachi after six days

KARACHI: Four missing members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees were released by unidentified individuals early Monday in various parts of the city, DawnNews reported. The four employees ─ JAC leader and People's Unity (PU) President Hidayatullah Khan, PU Vice President Zameer Chandio, Saifullah and Mansoor Dhalwan ─ were found missing on Wednesday. During ... Read More »

Four ‘missing’ PIA employees released after six days

KARACHI: Four missing members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees were released early Monday in the North Nazimabad area, DawnNews reported. The four employees ─ JAC leader and People's Unity (PU) President Hidayatullah Khan, PU Vice President Zameer Chandio, Saifullah and Mansoor Dhalwan ─ were found missing on Wednesday. During a protest against the ... Read More »

Four ‘missing’ PIA employees released after six-day-long detention

KARACHI: Four missing members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) employees were released early Monday in the North Nazimabad area, DawnNews reported. JAC Spokesman Nasrullah Khan confirmed the employees had been released, but was unable to provide any details on who had detained them and why. During a protest against the proposed privatisation of the ... Read More »

Quetta beat Peshawar by 3 wickets in nail-biting PSL game

Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the Pakistan Super League. Gladiators’ skipper Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and asked Zalmi to bat first. In their allotted 20 overs, Zalmi managed to put up 135 runs on the board courtesy an amazing knock of 48 off 31 balls by Darren Sammy. The Quetta ... Read More »

Ajmal strikes thrice as Islamabad edge Karachi in thriller

Saeed Ajmal was the main force behind Islamabad’s victory. — AFP/File DUBAI: Spin wizard Saeed Ajmal was the man of the moment as Islamabad United secured their first win of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in a thrilling encounter over Karachi Kings on Sunday. Karachi needed 16 runs to win in the last over and came within touching distance as ... Read More »

Ajmal strikes thrice as Islamabad cruise to first PSL victory

Saeed Ajmal was the main force behind Islamabad’s victory. — AFP/File DUBAI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal helped Islamabad United secure their first win in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as he picked up a wicket on his very first ball and struck twice in his last over to restrict Karachi Kings to a paltry 132 in a nail-biting encounter. Karachi ... Read More »

ICC bans Yasir Shah for three months

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appealed against Shah’s ban on January 10. — Reuters/File Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months after testing positive for a banned substance in December. The 29-year-old will be available to play again on March 27. Shah was provisionally suspended on December 27 after his “A” sample contained a banned substance – ... Read More »

PIA flights ‘partially on’ at Islamabad airport

KARACHI: Four Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights departed from and landed at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport (BBIA) this morning after five days of stalled operations at all major international airports in the country. Flights PK 4232 and PK 605 departed for Abu Dhabi and Gilgit from BBIA this morning, while flights PK 4231 and 606 arrived at Islamabad airport ... Read More »

Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

Syria’s foreign minister Walid al-Moallem warns that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins".─ AFP/FIle DAMASCUS: Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” and asserted that recent military advances put his government “on track” to end the five-year-old civil war. ... Read More »

Eight killed, 35 injured as suicide attack targets security forces’ vehicle in Quetta

-DawnNews QUETTA: A suicide attack targetted a security forces' vehicle near the premises of the heavily guarded Quetta district courts on Saturday. At least eight people, including two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel, were reportedly killed and at least 35 others were wounded in the powerful explosion. DIG Imtiaz Shah confirmed it was a suicide attack and the attacker blew himself ... Read More »