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COAS reaches Izmir to witness Pak-Turk joint exercises


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif yesterday reached Turkey on an official visit to witness Pakistan-Turkey joint exercise being conducted near Izmir. The exercise will be conducted in two phases, one on Monday late and the other on Tuesday. The COAS will witness both the phases of …

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PM Sharif all thanks to nation for extending good wishes


LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif yesterday expressed his thanks to the nation for extending good wishes and praying for his early recovery. Talking to media on his arrival at Pakistan’s High Commission here to chair the meetings of the National Economic Council and special cabinet meeting through video link, …

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Bilawal warmly welcomed at Mirpur rally


ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday reached Mirpur to a tremendous welcome and addressed a rally removing all security walls. Bilawal led the road convoy, which is joined by a large number of PPP supporters, reached Mirpur after passing through Islamabad, Rawat, Gujar Khan and …

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Mickey Arthur may join Pak camp by June


ISLAMABAD: Mickey Arthur Pakistan’s newly appointed Head Coach is likely to join the national side in the first week of June. After a chaotic selection procedure that attracted controversies, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) finalised the 48-year-old to be fit for the job earlier this month. A PCB official told that …

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Hafeez to miss England tour as knee injury not improving


KARACHI: Pakistani opener Mohammad Hafeez yesterday underwent an MRI scan here at the Aga Khan University Hospital, which revealed that the condition of his knee has not improved. Hafeez, who missed a two-week-long fitness training programme at Pakistan Military Academy (Kakul), due to a knee injury sustained during the Asia …

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IPL corruption-free, says chairman


BANGALORE: Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla told AFP that this year’s edition of the cash-rich extravaganza had been free of corruption thanks to a multi-pronged approach to tackling fixing. In an interview shortly before Sunday’s final, Shukla said organisers engaged the anti-graft unit of the International Cricket Council …

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