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All-rounder Aliya Riaz has been fined 15 percent of her match fees during the National Triangular One-Day Women’s Cricket Championship at the Lahore Gymkhana on Tuesday. Aliya, who is representing PCB Blasters in the tournament, in the 26th over of the match against PCB Challengers showed anger over umpire’s decision to declare her run out.
Barcelona defender Jordi Alba injured his hamstring in the 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, his team said in a statement on Wednesday, with Spanish media reporting that the Spain international will be out for around two weeks. The left-back was forced off in the 40th minute of Tuesday’s Group F game and replaced by Sergi Roberto.
LONDON: Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday it is hoping to add over 80 new routes to its network after a third runway is built at London’s Heathrow Airport to challenge British Airways owner IAG’s dominance at the airport. Heathrow’s expansion is due for completion in 2026 after lawmakers voted strongly in favor of the third runway in June 2018, although environmentalists and local groups are challenging the plans in court.
NEW DELHI: India’s cabinet on Wednesday banned production and import of electronic cigarettes, a public health movement that is seen dashing the expansion plans of companies such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris International. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a media briefing that an executive order will be passed to ban the products, which the government believes will advance tobacco control efforts in the country.
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of an appeal filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his conviction in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference case till October 7. A two-member bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani took up the appeal filed by the PML-N supremo against the accountability court ruling.
ISLAMABAD: The Speaker of the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, has met Prime Minister Imran Khan where they discussed the overall political situation and parliamentary affairs in Islamabad, reported on Wednesday. The high-ups have also exchanged views on the effective role of the parliament over the current situation of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Wednesday recorded statements of six witnesses of prosecution in assets beyond known sources of income reference filed against the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders Asma Alamgir and her husband Arbab Alamgir. Both the PPP leaders appeared before the court in today’s hearing.
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday. The prime minister and COAS Bajwa exchanged views on the latest developments in the regional environment and situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD: India has sought permission from Pakistan to use its airspace for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight to the United States. New Delhi has requested Pakistan to use its airspace for Modi’s flight to the US on September 20, diplomatic sources said.
LAHORE: The number of child abuse cases is sharply increased in Punjab province during the last seven months as the figure stands at 126 as per statistics recorded by the provincial government. The Punjab government has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of child abuse cases as 126 children were subjected to the crimes during the last seven months across the province.