PCB to hire Integrity Officers for corruption watch during PSL

PCB to hire Integrity Officers for corruption watch during PSL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to hire two Integrity Officers to watch over players during the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in a bid to prevent any corruption approach. The PCB has floated an advertisement informing of two new openings for the post....

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India vs Pakistan semi-final at U-19 World Cup

India vs Pakistan semi-final at U-19 World Cup

India set up U-19 World Cup semi-final against Pakistan after beating Bangladesh by a 131-run margin in the quarter-final. If there was a perfect script for ICC U-19 World Cup, India vs Pakistan would have been the final match. The two rivals competing for a world title is always special...

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Pakistan outclass New Zealand in second T20 to level series

Pakistan outclass New Zealand in second T20 to level series

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 48 runs in the second T20 international to level the series 1-1 in a high-scoring thriller at Eden Park, Auckland on Thursday. Finding form after a dismal run, Pakistan batsmen put up an imposing total of 201-4 after Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to...

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Jalaluddin appointed chief selector, Coles’ stint as women’s head coach confirmed

Jalaluddin appointed chief selector, Coles’ stint as women’s head coach confirmed

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday appointed former test cricketer Jalaluddin as the chief selector of the women’s cricket team while also confirming Mark Coles’ position as the head coach for two years. Coles, who was temporarily appointed for the New Zealand series on recommendation of men’s coach Mickey Arthur,...

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FIA launch probe against PCB’s logistics department

FIA launch probe against PCB’s logistics department

LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Lahore has launched another investigation into the affairs of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). A source in FIA told Dawn on Wednesday that it had started investigation against the officials of the logistics department of the PCB for taking ‘commission’ from a tour operator...

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Batting key as fragile Pakistan look to avoid series loss

Batting key as fragile Pakistan look to avoid series loss

AUCKLAND: Blown away in the five-match One-day International series and routed in the first Twenty20 International on Monday, Pakistan must address batting woes if they are not to concede the T20 series too when they take on New Zealand in the second of three matches at Eden Park on Thursday....

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Pakistan is in semi finals: beat South Africa to join Australia in last four of Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Pakistan is in semi finals: beat South Africa to join Australia in last four of Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Pakistan’s under-19s are enjoying far more success in New Zealand than the senior side after progressing to the semi-finals of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after beating South Africa by three wickets in Christchurch on Wednesday. South Africa were restricted to just 189-9 from their 50 overs after Pakistan won the toss and...

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Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

Commotion in Peshawar Assembly over Imran’s diatribe against parliament

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s anti-parliament remarks sparked uproar in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday after a ruling party member repeated his leader’s words in the house. The trouble began in the house after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MPA Sardar Aurangzeb Nalotha sought Speaker Asad Qaisar’s permission to allow...

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‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has been providing equal and best opportunities to all players and it is upto the players to work hard and win the titles. This was stated by PSF secretary Tahir Sultan, who was talking to Dawn in response to allegation levelled by country’s top...

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Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

LAHORE: Former Test fast bowler Aaqib Javed has questioned the strategy adopted by captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur during Pakistan team’s ongoing New Zealand tour where the visitors have been simply outclassed. Pakistan suffered a humiliating 0-5 clean-sweep by New Zealand in the five-match ODI series before...

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FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

FIA says Rao Anwar stopped from fleeing country at Isb airport; police official denies reports

Rao Anwar, the former senior superintendent of police Malir, was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound flight at Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport late on Monday night, sources told Dawn. Anwar, however, has denied the reports. “I did not try to go anywhere,” the senior police official told Dawn on Tuesday. “Yesterday, there was...

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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs to seal series sweep

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs to seal series sweep

New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth One Day International in Wellington on Friday to complete a rare series whitewash over the tourists. Set a target of 272, Pakistan were all out for 256 with one over remaining. It is only the third time Pakistan have been...

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5 entertaining moments from Miss Veet 2017 grand finale

5 entertaining moments from Miss Veet 2017 grand finale

KARACHI  : Another year, and another Miss Veet season came to an end. Miss Veet 2017 grand finale, held at Expo Center on Thursday, saw the conclusion of several journeys and perhaps the beginning of a few. Among the top three finalists, Nimra Khan, Hira Khan and Nafia Sahar, Hira was crowned...

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Pressure builds on SSP Rao Anwar as SC takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah’s death in ‘encounter’

Pressure builds on SSP Rao Anwar as SC takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah’s death in ‘encounter’

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday took suo motu notice of the alleged extrajudicial murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud in Karachi. Taking notice of the issue, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar asked the Sindh IGP to submit a report within seven days. Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from...

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LHC asked to remove encroachment from Buddhist site

LHC asked to remove encroachment from Buddhist site

TAXILA: The Lahore High Court is set to hear a petition challenging encroachments that have blocked access to an ancient Buddhist site near Taxila. The road leading to the Dharmarajika Stupa, which is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site and protected under the Antiquities Act 1975, has been blocked...

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Govt accused of playing politics with water resources

Govt accused of playing politics with water resources

ISLAMABAD: A former Senate chairman on Thursday accused the government of tampering with the country’s fragile water resources by initiating projects “for political point scoring” and not following through. The remarks came when an official from the Ministry of Water Resources told the Senate Forum for Policy Research (SFPR) that...

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Trucks loaded with food items denied clearance at Torkham

Trucks loaded with food items denied clearance at Torkham

LANDI KOTAL: The trucks loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables and dry fruits imported from Afghanistan via Torkham border were denied custom clearance after a representative of National Food Authority refused to issue them quality certificates. The local traders and clearing agents said that an official of Food Authority came to...

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Accountability court resumes Dar’s trial

Accountability court resumes Dar’s trial

ISLAMABAD: The stalled trial of former finance minister Ishaq Dar resumed on Thursday. The accountability court in which the case is being heard directed the prosecution to produce more witnesses against Mr Dar. Accountability Judge Mohammad Bashir is conducting ex-parte proceedings against the former minister due to his absence. However,...

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Mansha Pasha and Shahroz Sabzwari team up for drama ‘Parwarish’

Mansha Pasha and Shahroz Sabzwari team up for drama ‘Parwarish’

After their respective film debuts with Chain Aye Na and Chalay Thay Saath, Shahroz Sabzwari and Mansha Pasha are now returning to the small screen. Parwarish, which is a working title of the show, is being directed by Owais Khan and also stars Firdous Jamal, Ali Khan, Sonia Nazir and Tara Mehmood to name...

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Hindi Medium actor Saba Qamar gets emotional as she recalls humiliating experience at international airports

Hindi Medium actor Saba Qamar gets emotional as she recalls humiliating experience at international airports

Saba Qamar was in tears as she mentioned how humiliated she feels with the way she is frisked at the airports just because she owns a Pakistani passport. If you think it is only Shah Rukh Khan who faced the brunt of discrimination at international airports, then you might not...

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Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi ‘encounter’

Anger on social media after Waziristan man killed in Karachi ‘encounter’

Acquaintances and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old hailing from South Waziristan, was allegedly among four suspects killed...

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Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

Karni Sena threatens mass suicide of Rajput women if ‘Padmaavat’ releases

In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned....

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Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

Saheefa Jabbar Khattak expresses discomfort on sexualising kids

In the recent turn of events, Sahir Lodhi and his show has come under fire once again. A video has been circulating the internet wherein a girl roughly aged 10-years-old is seen dancing on one of India’s item songs, Laila Mein Laila. The clip is part of Aapka Sahir that he hosts...

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Meet Sindh’s millionaire beggars

Meet Sindh’s millionaire beggars

LARKANA/KARACHI: As the rice harvest season is in full swing in upper Sindh where farmers are busy reaping the rewards of their yearlong labour, wealthy beggars have begun arriving in hoardes on motorcycles, cars and even mini-jeeps. Every day these paradoxically wealthy beggars visit different villages and beg farmers and...

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APCNGA meets reps of UK-, Italy-based companies

APCNGA meets reps of UK-, Italy-based companies

ISLAMABAD: Representatives of three well-reputed companies of Italy and United Kingdom held detailed discussions with All Pakistan Compressed Natural Gas Association (APCNGA) and the concerned government quarters. During their two-day visit to Pakistan, issues related to CNG, including the supply of lightweight CNG cylinder and latest electronic fuel injection (EFI)...

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Used cars create gridlock at Karachi port

Used cars create gridlock at Karachi port

KARACHI: Over 7,000 imported used cars are lined up at the Karachi port waiting to be picked up, while an equal number will reach in a few days, creating problems for port authorities to handle the cargo and the situation. Importers, unwilling to pick up their cargo, say the gridlock...

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Turkish MSE model to help ‘alleviate poverty’

Turkish MSE model to help ‘alleviate poverty’

FAISALABAD: The model of micro and small enterprises (MSE), which are playing pivotal role in socio-economic development and poverty alleviation in Turkey, could benefit Pakistan in eradicating unemployment. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Prof Iqbal Zafar as he held a meeting with Turkish Professor...

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Indian pharma firms taking over Pakistan’s share

Indian pharma firms taking over Pakistan’s share

LAHORE: Pakistan’s pharmaceutical manufacturers are losing their export markets to the Indian industry and this lack of competitive advantage is blamed on the government’s indifference to the toll manufacturing arrangement. The domestic industry has urged authorities to allow pharma companies to optimise production and bring down manufacturing costs by subcontracting...

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Cabinet refuses contract extension for PQA chief

Cabinet refuses contract extension for PQA chief

ISLAMABAD: The cabinet has turned down a proposal floated by the Maritime Affairs Division for extension in the appointment contract of existing chairman of the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) and has issued directives for immediately publishing advertisements to find out a suitable candidate for the post. As the current PML-N...

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FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

FDI in Pakistan drops massive 71.5% in Dec

KARACHI: Foreign investment in Pakistan’s economy dropped a massive 71.5% in December, amounting to just $197.4 million from $692.1 million in the same month of 2016, according to data released on Tuesday by the State Bank of Pakistan. December was the first month of the current fiscal year that saw...

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Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa issuance

Pakistan, Saudi Arabia agree to simplify business visa issuance

ISLAMABAD: The 11th session of the Pakistan-Saudi Arabia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) began on Tuesday with a renewed pledge to boost bilateral economic, investment and trade cooperation between the two countries. High-ranked officials of various ministries of both countries also participated, with an aim to draw a future roadmap to...

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Baaghi bags more nominations as LSA revises two categories

Baaghi bags more nominations as LSA revises two categories

The Lux Style Awards have always been an unpredictable affair and it seems like this year is no different. The Awards office of the LSAs issued the following correction to the Television nomination announced last week. “Due to an inadvertent error, the nominations of the category Best TV Play and...

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1,800 Pakistani religious scholars declare suicide bombings ‘haram’ in new fatwa

1,800 Pakistani religious scholars declare suicide bombings ‘haram’ in new fatwa

ISLAMABAD: More than 1,800 Pakistani religious scholars have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says. The country has for years been plagued by violence, and militants often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy...

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Malala Fund and Sharjah charity donate $700,000 to build school in Pakistan

Malala Fund and Sharjah charity donate $700,000 to build school in Pakistan

The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), in cooperation with the Malala Fund launched by Nobel laureate and female education activist Malala Yousafzai, has donated US$700,000 to build a girls’ school in Pakistan. The Sharjah-based global charity is funding the school project through its ‘Girl Child Fund’ in collaboration with the Malala...

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‘Whole nation is grieving Zainab’s murder’: SC summons all investigation teams

‘Whole nation is grieving Zainab’s murder’: SC summons all investigation teams

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a suo motu case on the grisly rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab in Kasur. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, noted that the entire nation is grieving the death of the minor, whose body was found...

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NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

HAMILTON: Openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro saw New Zealand off to a steady start after skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez steered Pakistan to a respectable total of 262 in the fourth ODI at Hamilton on Tuesday. Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail – in for out-of-form Azhar Ali...

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SC orders demolition of illegal structures in Murree

SC orders demolition of illegal structures in Murree

ISLAMABAD: The apex court on Monday directed that all illegal buildings constructed in Murree should be demolished within five days. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, gave the order while hearing a suo moto case on illegal buildings constructed in the hill station....

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2016 Quetta attack: Commission’s observations are not SC’s findings

2016 Quetta attack: Commission’s observations are not SC’s findings

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has held that Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s findings as head of the Quetta Commission against ex-interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan are not to be treated as findings of the apex court. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, has issued a five-page written order...

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Madrasa reforms: Policy measures to mainstream seminaries soon

Madrasa reforms: Policy measures to mainstream seminaries soon

ISLAMABAD: The federal government will soon announce new policy measures for mainstreaming religious seminaries, considered to be the hotbeds of extremism. A meeting, convened by National Security Adviser Lt-Gen (retired) Nasser Khan Janjua, was held on Monday to review the progress over madrasa reforms. The meeting was attended, among others, by...

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China-Pakistan health corridor along CPEC proposed

China-Pakistan health corridor along CPEC proposed

Air University Vice Chancellor Air Vice Marshal (retd) Faaiz Amir has said that the Belt and Road Initiative brings a lot of opportunities and connectivity in the fields of healthcare and life sciences.  He was addressing the inaugural session of a two-day international conference LIFECON-2018, organised by Fazaia Media College, Air...

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LHC gives police 24 hours to nab Zainab’s killer

LHC gives police 24 hours to nab Zainab’s killer

ISLAMABAD: On expiry of its first deadline, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday gave the Punjab police chief another 24 hours to arrest the ‘real’ culprits behind the grisly rape and murder of Zainab, a seven-year-old girl, in Kasur. A two-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, also...

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After youth shot dead in Karachi’s DHA, detained ACLC officials record statements before police

After youth shot dead in Karachi’s DHA, detained ACLC officials record statements before police

Six Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) officials detained for their suspected involvement in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on Saturday night recorded their statements before police on Monday morning, police sources told DawnNews. Two inspectors, two head constables and two officers were among those taken...

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Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a...

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Everything comes at a price, even a stable rupee

Everything comes at a price, even a stable rupee

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is fire-fighting on the forex front knowing well that it is now paying the price for keeping the rupee overvalued in the past. The tragedy is that the decision to let the rupee put on extra weight was not entirely the central bank’s. In...

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Oil on the boil is bad news for govt

Oil on the boil is bad news for govt

THE recent sharp rebound in global oil prices on the back of supply cuts by the 14-nation Opec oil cartel and other producers led by Russia does not augur well for Pakistan’s economy, industry, exports and households. With around two dozen oil exporters agreeing to extend their deal to limit...

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Cleric arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old student in Karachi

Cleric arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old student in Karachi

A cleric was arrested in Karachi on Sunday over allegations of raping his 14-year-old student, said Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) East Dr Samiullah Soomro. A student of Madressahtul Uloom on Sunday informed Gulistan-i-Jauhar police that his teacher had sexually abused him on Friday night inside the madressah, following which a...

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4 Chinese nationals arrested in another ATM skimming incident in Karachi

4 Chinese nationals arrested in another ATM skimming incident in Karachi

Karachi police have arrested four Chinese nationals suspected of ATM skimming fraud and have recovered Rs2.3 million and 350 ATM cards from their possession, Clifton Superintendent Police (SP) Dr Asad Malhi said on Sunday. Dr Malhi said that the police acted on information regarding suspicious activities of a group of...

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ISPR warns against ‘fake’ telephone calls by impersonators seeking personal information

ISPR warns against ‘fake’ telephone calls by impersonators seeking personal information

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Sunday warned the general public against telephone calls by impersonators pretending to be army officers. “There are reports of fake telephone calls being made to the general public by individuals impersonating as Pakistan Armed Forces officials,” read a message issued by the military’s media...

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Body of MQM leader Dr Hasan Arif found in a car in Karachi

Body of MQM leader Dr Hasan Arif found in a car in Karachi

Professor Dr Hasan Zafar Arif, MQM-London’s deputy convener, was found dead in a car in Karachi’s Ilyas Goth area on Sunday, police said. “The body of Hassan Zafar Arif, son of Maqbool Hassan, 70-72-years-old, was found from car number ANC-016, Lancer silver at Ilyas Goth,” station house officer at Ibrahim...

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PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) plans to kick-off 2018 with hosting a three-nation tournament in Oman next month to prepare the national side for this year’s packed up calendar which is set to witness the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Champions Trophy and the World Cup. PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior...

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