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Dying young in Pakistan, where babies face the highest risk

Islamabad: In the neonatal intensive care department of an Islamabad hospital, scrawny infants struggle for survival — victims of a vacuum in resources and education in the country with the highest newborn mortality rate in the world. “In Pakistan, a baby dies every second minute,” says Haider Shirazi, head of …

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PSL 2018: Players to watch out

DUBAI: Here is what you need to know about the key players of the six franchises in third season of Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition, with just two days remaining. It is worth noting that two of the three Pakistan players who make the cut are still emerging talents whose …

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New Zealand Cricket backs Eden Park for T20 final

Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) defended Eden Park Tuesday amid criticism the Auckland venue is too small to host international fixtures such as the T20 tri-series final. The decider on Wednesday features New Zealand and Australia, who produced a run-fest at the same ground on Friday that left some purists …

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China Woos Baloch Militants To Secure CPEC Projects

NEWS DESK: China has been quietly holding talks with Pakistani tribal separatists for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60bn worth of infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, reported Financial Times. According to the report, three people with knowledge of …

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Priya Prakash Varrier Approaches India’s Supreme Court

NEWS DESK: Priya Prakash Varrier became an internet sensation after her expressions caught the attention of everyone. While she has received a lot of praise from various quarters, the song in which she features, ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’ from the upcoming movie Oru Adaar Love, has also gotten her into trouble with …

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Two days remain in start of PSL 2018

DUBAI: Only two days remain in the start of the coveted Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, Samaa reported. The third edition of the tournament will begin on Thursday, 22nd February 2018 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The opening ceremony will feature a live concert in which national and international singers …

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Rishi Kapoor Exchanges Praises With Pakistani Actress

NEWS DESK: After his tweet praising Priya Prakash Varrier that many people found creepy, Indian veteran actor Rishi Kapoor sent out a welcome message on Twitter by exchanging praises with a Pakistani actress.  It began with Eshal Fayyaz, a Pakistani actor whose drama serial ‘Tabeer’ is airing today, when she …

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Two lawyers shot to death in Lahore Sessions court

LAHORE: At least two lawyers were killed in a gunfire incident in a local court of Lahore on Tuesday. According to police, the man who opened the fire posed as a lawyer. The attacker has been arrested, police said. The deceased have been identified as Rana Nadeem and Owais, according …

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