ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Zaka Ashraf has resumed his duties as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman on Thursday a day after he was restored by a two-member divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
Ashraf was suspended by IHC judge Shaukat Aziz Siddique in May last year when a retired cricket official challenged his election as . . . → Read More: Zaka Ashraf vows to complete tenure as PCB Chairman
Media reported the hanging of Abdul Quader Molla in Bangladesh, a leading Jamaat-i-Islami leader; the first person to go to gallows for the alleged massacre of 1971. A leading newspaper reported, “Molla’s lawyers had protested the original order, saying the death penalty was awarded based on evidence given by only one prosecution witness, who had . . . → Read More: Fall of Dhaka: Some Facts
Indian business leaders have criticised plans to make visitors pay a £3,000 “security bond” to enter the UK.
The idea, to be piloted from November, is aimed at deterring people from “high risk” countries staying in the UK once their short-term visas expire.
Under the plan, they would forfeit the money unless they left when . . . → Read More: Bond… £3000 security bond for dark skinned visitors
The death toll from a garment-factory building collapse last month surpassed 800 Wednesday, as the government forced 18 factories to shut down temporarily for safety improvements.
Two weeks after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building, the disaster is turning out to be one of the worst industrial accidents ever, putting enormous pressure on . . . → Read More: Bangladesh factory inferno leaves 800 dead
By Farid Ahmed
Dhaka, Bangladesh – At least nine workers died as fire ripped through a multistory clothing factory at Ashulia, on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Saturday night, officials said. Seven of the victims were women.
. . . → Read More: 3 managers to be arrested after Bengali factory fire claims 9 lives
By Humayon Dar
Overseas students, also known as international students, contribute immensely to many western economies, which have an open access policy to their higher education. It is estimated that overseas students bring about £5 billion annually to the UK in terms of tuition fees and living expenses.
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Pakistan’s blind cricket team deserves praise for being world champions. Instead, what they get is pity.
“I used to listen to cricket matches on the radio as a child, and always dreamt of playing the sport though I knew it was not possible,” says cricketer Abdul Razzaq.
. . . → Read More: Blind cricket team: They deserve praise, not pity