Afridi’s form augurs well for Pak’s World T20 campaign: Misbah

MIRPUR: With the World Twenty20 beginning here in less than a fortnight’s time, explosive all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s ominous form augurs well for the Pakistan side, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said. “The biggest plus has been Afridi. Not only in the Asia Cup but with World T20 coming it’s good for Pak team,” Misbah said after Afridi’s 25-ball […]

Gavaskar slams India for fielding unchanged XI against Afghanistan

MIRPUR: Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday slammed the Indian team management for fielding an unchanged XI in the dead rubber against Afghanistan and wondered whether the “fear” of bench players succeeding over current favourites has prompted it to play the same team. Despite India being out of contention for a berth in the final of the […]

An Earth Rights Law

BY BRIAN LOFFLER Once in a lifetime a truly game-changing event reshapes global society. Think back to 1833 when the British Parliament finally bowed to public pressure and the Slavery Abolition Act was passed. The writer speaks to Polly Higgins who is campaigning tirelessly to do for Earth Rights what the abolitionists did for Human […]

Pak man hands over 3 sons to Hafiz Saeed for ‘jihad’

M Zulqernain LAHORE: A Pakistani man has handed over his three young sons to Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for jihad. Abu Haider, a Jamaat-ud-Dawa activist, handed over his three sons to Saeed at a workers’ convention Monday in Nankana Sahib, about 80 kilometres from Lahore. “I hand over my three young sons to you […]

Finally, no more two-finger test on rape victims

Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along with Indian Council of Medical […]

Javid Mir operated

SRINAGAR: Senior leader of Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat Conference and of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (H) chairman, Javid Ahmad Mir was Tuesday afternoon operated upon in his eye in a Srinagar hospital. Mir, who was operated by a surgeon from Amritsar at Florence Hospital, Chanapora, was later discharged. KR Desk

LS poll dates to be announced today

New Delhi: The schedule for the Lok Sabha polls will be announced by the Election Commission on Wednesday. With the announcement of poll dates, the Model Code of Conduct for governments and political parties will come into force with immediate effect. The schedule will be announced at a press conference by Chief Election Commissioner V.S. […]

Bengali magic fails as hurricane Afridi sends India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh packing

Bengali magic fails as hurricane Afridi sends India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh packing

NEW DELHI: Shahid Afridi’s brilliant blitzkrieg proved too hot for Bangladesh to handle as Pakistan registered a thrilling 3-wicket win that knocked India out of the Asia Cup. Afridi (59 off 25) hit 2 smashing boundaries and 7 scintillating sixes in his stupendous innings that also involved quick-fire 69-run partnership with Fawad Alam, who himself […]

An Outcast in India, Pak History

BY JAWED NAQVI India’s feisty Dalit leader Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar scarcely finds place in our historical consciousness, having been airbrushed from much of the discourse about the freedom movement though he has been assigned the innocuous pedestal of the father of the Indian constitution. Ambedkar has been virtually deleted from the India-Pakistan debate as well […]

Did Pak Need the US, or Vice Versa?

  BY SHAHID JAVED BURKI Pakistan, ever reliant on external financial assistance, faces a very different international situation as the government headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heads towards completing its first year in office. It would be helpful to recall history a little bit in order to understand the external environment in which the […]