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As a player, I am fit: Shahid Afridi

As a player, I am fit: Shahid Afridi

MOHALI: Shahid Afridi said he was no longer up to captaining Pakistan after his team’s exit Friday from the World Twenty20 but held back from making an announcement on his possible retirement. Going into the match against Australia, the 36-year-old had strongly hinted it would be his last appearance for his country after nearly two

‘Not fit as captain’: Ian Chappell praises Afridi’s honest appraisal

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell praised Shahid Afridi’s “honesty” after he declared himself “not fit” to lead the team as Pakistan bowed out of the World T20 suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of India, New Zealand and Australia. “Very honest appraisal,” Chappell commented on ESPNcricinfo’s Match day. “I don’t think so it was doing

Pakistanis continue to be happier than Indians: UN report

ROME: Pakistanis are happier than Indians once again, according to findings of a United Nations-sanctioned report released on Wednesday. Out of a total 157 countries that were evaluated, Pakistan came in at 92, while India was placed at 118. Both countries have slipped as last year’s rankings had Pakistan at 81 and India at 117.

Pakistan opener Javeria Khan discharged after bouncer incident

NEW DELHI: Javeria Khan, who opens the batting for the Pakistan women’s team, has been released from hospital after being hit on the jaw by a bouncer in Wednesday’s World Twenty20 match against West Indies in Chennai. “She has been discharged with a fractured thumb but we are still waiting for the medical report,” team

Lahore Literary festival to kick off on Feb 19

LAHORE: The fourth edition of the three-day Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) will start from Feb 19. “This year’s three-day, free and open-to-public event will feature some of the most insightful voices from home and abroad in rewarding, thought-provoking discussions on literature and arts,” said Razi Ahmed, founder and chief executive officer of the LLF, in

APS mastermind claims Bacha Khan University attack, 21 killed

PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkha’s Charsadda town Wednesday and opened fire on students and faculty members as they gathered at the school for a poetry recital to commemorate the death anniversary of the activist and leader whom the school is named after. The mastermind of the APS Peshawar attack, Omar

Chinese Prefer Pak, Want To Move Away India As Neighbour: Survey

Beijing:  If given a chance to ‘play God’, majority of Chinese would like to redraw country’s map and move away neighbours such as India, Japan with whom Beijing has territorial disputes. Unsurprisingly majority wanted Pakistan often referred as all-weather ally by Chinese leaders and media to remain as a neighbour.