Herath five-wicket haul seals Sri Lanka win

Herath five-wicket haul seals Sri Lanka win

Herath five-wicket haul seals Sri Lanka win PALLEKELE: Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath backed up centurion Kusal Mendis’ superlative effort to stun top-ranked Australia by 106 runs in the rain-affected first Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Herath finished with impressive match figures of 9-103 to help the hosts bundle out Australia for 161 on the fifth and final day. The visitors, who made 203 in their first innings, had been chasing a challenging 268. Read: Test No. 1 slot beckons Pakistan for first time since start of rankings Australian skipper Steven…

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Kidnap case against Gorchani on LHC order

Kidnap case against Gorchani on LHC order

Kidnap case against Gorchani on LHC order MULTAN: Rajanpur police have registered a case against Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Sher Ali Gorchani and his father Pervez Iqbal Gorchani for allegedly kidnapping a transporter. The city police registered the case under section 447/442, 382/148 and 149/ on the Lahore High Court (Multan bench) order on the plea of Jahanzeb Khan Dreshak alias Chand Khan. The complainant, elected nazim of Jahanpur Union Council, stated that he was allotted 10 shops in the General Bus Stand area by the Rajanpur Tehsil Municipal Administration under…

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Economic inequality rising in Pakistan’

Economic inequality rising in Pakistan’

Economic inequality rising in Pakistan’ ISLAMABAD: According to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, the problem of 22 families controlling 66pc of Pakistan’s industrial assets, as identified by Dr Mahbubul Haq in 1968, remains relevant today due to rising inequality in a country where the richest 20pc consume seven times more than the poorest 20pc. The report titled ‘Development Advocate Pakistan’ claims that inequality has grown even though consumption based poverty has dropped from 57.9pc to 29.5pc between 1998-99 and 2013-14, and multidimensional poverty – which includes health, education…

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KP govt to launch retirement benefit scheme

KP govt to launch retirement benefit scheme

KP govt to launch retirement benefit scheme PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to launch the Retirement Benefit and Death Compensation Scheme for its employees soon. The scheme will replace current system, wherein government employees were insured with the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLICP). An official in the know told Dawn that currently, the government was in agreement with the SLICP for the insurance of its employees, wherein a certain amount was deducted from their salary and the finance department contributed that to the group insurance. Official says…

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Imran enjoys Skardu weather with children

Imran enjoys Skardu weather with children

Imran enjoys Skardu weather with children GILGIT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan on Friday returned to Islamabad by a chopper after spending four days in Baltistan region with his two children and a nephew. Imran Khan’s visit to the region was purely a personnel trip as he avoided any political activity, and spent time visiting tourist resorts with local people. PTI GB secretary information Taqi Akhunzada told Dawn that Imran Khan with his sons, Salman and Qasim, and a nephew Azim Khan, departed for Skardu from Islamabad through a private airline…

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Lack of proper ‘Kashmir policy’ decried

Lack of proper ‘Kashmir policy’ decried

Lack of proper ‘Kashmir policy’ decried ISLAMABAD: A multiparty conference held here on Friday lamented that Pakistan doesn’t have a proper policy on Kashmir issue and called upon the government to summon a joint sitting of parliament to discuss the problem. Main political and religious parties except for the MQM, ANP and some Shia groups attended the conference organised by the Jamaat-i-Islami. The leaders decided to hold a protest march up to the Wagah border on Saturday to highlight human rights violations being committed by Indian forces in held Kashmir. The…

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Bomb attack targets Rangers vehicle Larkana

Bomb attack targets Rangers vehicle Larkana

Bomb attack targets Rangers vehicle Larkana LARAKANA: One Rangers official was killed and at least 14 others including five Rangers personnel sustained injuries in two explosions near a Rangers checkpost on Miro Khan Road here on Saturday, security sources said. DIG Larkana Rangers Abdullah Shaikh told journalists 500 grams of explosives were used in each of the bombs, one of which was planted in a bicycle and the other under a garbage can. The injured, which included five Rangers personnel and 10 passers-by, were shifted to Chandka Medical Hospital for treatment….

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SBP keeps main rate unchanged at 5.75pc

SBP keeps main rate unchanged at 5.75pc

SBP keeps main rate unchanged at 5.75pc KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan kept its key policy rate unchanged at 5.75 per cent on Saturday, citing steady remittances and low oil prices. SBP Governor Ashrah Mahmood Wathra also told a news conference that foreign direct investment is projected to increase as work on projects under the $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) gains momentum. The country’s $250bn economy is growing at the fastest pace in eight years, but it has struggled to attract large-scale investment and is counting on planned CPEC…

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15 dead as floods hit bus

15 dead as floods hit bus

15 dead as floods hit bus PESHAWAR: A government official said flash floods triggered by monsoon rains have swept away a bus carrying a wedding party in Khyber Agency’s Landi Kotal area, killing 15 people. Local administration official Iqbal Khan said several passengers were also injured in the incident. He said it was unclear whether the bride and groom were also traveling in the same bus. National Disaster Management Authority said in statement Saturday that as many as 55 people have been killed across the country since the monsoon rains started…

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Argentina Olympic team robbed at Mexico hotel

Argentina Olympic team robbed Mexico hotel

Argentina Olympic team robbed Mexico hotel PUEBLA: Argentina’s Olympic football team charged Friday that cash and electronics were stolen from players’ hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico. Argentina Football Association (AFA) vice president Claudio Tapia said the theft took place when Mexico and the South American team played to a 0-0 draw in the central city of Puebla on Thursday night. Tapia said the team would stay at the Camino Real hotel until the players are compensated. It was the last preparation game before both countries compete…

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