Pakistan women team’s makes gains in latest FIFA rankings

Pakistan women team captain shakes her with Tajikistan skipper before the start of the game. — Twitter/@TheRealPFF/File KARACHI: Following their win against Tajikistan in the AFC Olympic Qualifiers, Pakistan women team’s position has improved their position in the FIFA world ranking. The green shirts, who were 161st in March this year, have now climbed to

After 13-year hiatus, Pakistan to get USAID fund for development

Economic Affairs Division Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz and USAID Mission Director to Pakistan Reed Aeschliman signed a new five-year bilateral on June 7, Wednesday. — Twitter/eadgop  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Wednesday announced $445.6 million in grant to support socio-economic development in Pakistan. Economic Affairs Division Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz and

Smith, Kohli and Babar Azam are modern-day greats: Mathew Hayden

During the build-up to the World Test Championship final between Australia and India, former Australian cricketer, Matthew Hayden, shared his thoughts on the strengths of both teams. When asked about the advantage Australia might have over India, Hayden highlighted the importance of putting runs on the board, and in doing so, he praised the batting

Gold price falls over Rs2,000 in Pakistan

A representational image of gold jewellery. — AFP/File Despite an increase in the international rate and depreciation in the local currency against dollar, the per tola price of gold fell over Rs2,000 in Pakistan on Tuesday. According to the data released by All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of gold (24 carats)

I have all it takes to play for Pakistan in any format: Omair bin Yousuf

Pakistan to seal IMF deal this month: PM Shehbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. — AFP/File Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday expressed hope that Pakistan would finalise the much-awaited loan deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this month. In an exclusive interview with Turkish news agency Anadolu, the premier said the ninth review by the IMF will match all terms and conditions, adding,

Wahab Riaz wants to join Pakistan team’s upcoming training camp

Pakistan pacer, Wahab Riaz, has expressed his desire to be included in the upcoming Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) training camps.  While speaking to the media at the Torch ceremony of the Punjab Games held at Kinnaird College, Lahore, Wahab who last played an international match way back in 2020 affirmed that he currently has no

Int’l airline operations at risk as Pakistan ‘freezing funds’

Airline association urged governments to abide by international agreements. — AFP/File  The global air transport body has urged countries, including Pakistan, to allow airlines to repatriate their profits, warning that “rapidly rising levels of blocked funds posing threat to airline connectivity”. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) said in a statement on Sunday that the

Shaheen Afridi smashes Bracewell for four sixes in an over

Foreign exchange reserves decline to $4.09bn as Pakistan considers fresh IMF deal

$100 bills. — AFP/File Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) decreased to $4.09 billion as the liquidity-challenged country mulls starting a fresh bailout programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme without completing the current one. In a statement, the SBP said its reserves have fallen $102 million as