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U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief as Global Terrorist

On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..

Lasith Malinga becomes first bowler to take 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket

On 9th September 2019, Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka became the first bowler to claim 100 wickets in Twenty20 International cricket as he struck 4 times with four balls in the third match against New Zealand. He surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20I wicket-taker. Malinga is known ..

Abdul Qadir, Pakistan’s master leg-spinner passes away

Abdul Qadir Khan (63), Pakistan’s master leg-spinner, has passed away in Lahore on 7th September 2019. He played in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs had a total 368 wickets in his international career. Cricket pundits and writers believe that his biggest achievement was to keep the art of wrist spin alive during the eras of ..

Rashid Khan becomes youngest-ever captain in Test cricket history

On 5th September, Afghanistani leg spinner Rashid Khan (20) has scripted history as he became the youngest-ever Test captain after leading his team against Bangladesh in the one-off Test. Previously, the record was held by former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu. At the age of 19 years and 165 days, Rashid Khan  had also become the ..

Rashid Khan becomes most expensive bowler in ICC World Cup history

The world’s No.3 ODI bowler, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has become the most expensive bowler in ICC World Cup history during their match against hosts England at Old Trafford in Manchester on June 18. He leaked 110 runs off 9 overs as England racked up a gigantic 397 for six after electing to bat. The ..

Mueenul Haq appointed as new Pakistan High Commissioner to India

Mueenul Haq, the current ambassador to France, has been appointed as the new Pakistan High Commissioner to India. Mueen is a career diplomatic and previously served as the chief of protocol at the foreign office. The post of high commissioner to India fell vacant after Sohail Mehmood was appointed the foreign secretary in March 2019. ..

Shahid Afridi authors his autobiography “Game Changer”

Pakistan’s former captain and star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has recently released his controversial autobiography, titled ‘Game Changer’. Be it his views on Kashmir, 2010 spot fixing scandal or his age revelation, Afridi has been creating headlines ever since his autobiography was released. It is co-authored by Afridi and journalist Wajahat S Khan and is published ..

Afghanistan: List of 250 Afghans for holding talks with Taliban released

The administration of Afghanistan in Kabul has recently announced as a list of 250 people which also includes 50 women who will go to Qatar for holding talks with the Taliban in the weekend. The names which have been announced are mostly of ordinary people of Afghanistan. The names have been released by the officials ..