Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi’s career might be in jeopardy. The left-armer was forced to abort his third over — the 15th of the innings — in the T20 World Cup final loss against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday after an awkward landing on his right knee while taking a catch to dismiss Harry Brook.
Pakistani cueist Babar Masih won bronze medal in the World Amateur Snooker Championship 2022 in Turkey. Masih could not make it to the final round as he was defeated by Japan’s player Lim Kok Leong by 5-3 in semi-final of the championship played in Antalya city. Earlier this week, the Pakistan player defeated the Indian player Brijesh Damani to qualify for the semi-final round.
Pakistan’s Asim Khan on Sunday won the silver medal in Asian Pacific MMA Championship 2022, held in Pattaya, Thailand. He won the medal in 57kg category. On the other hand, Pakistan Shahzaib khan got bronze medal in 77 kg. This is one of the biggest MMA Championship in Asia. Asim Khan defeated the Thailand fighter in the semi-final.
The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), and Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) are the two Pakistani universities to be ranked among the top 100 varsities from the Asia region. According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2023, Islamabad-based public research university NUST moved up seven places to secure the 67th spot. NUST is followed by Quaid-i-Azam University which makes it to the 95th spot.
The federal government has issued a diplomatic passport to PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif after clearance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The passport has been issued for a period of five years and was sent to the PML-N leader through the Passport and Immigration Office. The PTI government had cancelled Nawaz’s diplomatic passport after he was declared proclaimed offender by the court.
The army has put to rest all speculations of yet another extension for the incumbent chief, as its official media wing confirmed that General Qamar Javed Bajwa has kicked off farewell visits. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Sialkot and Mangla garrisons as part of his farewell visits to various formations.
Legendary hockey player, Shehbaz Ahmed Senior has been picked as the next recipient of International Hockey Federation’s Order of Merit award. The award was approved in the 48th congress of the FIH in Lausanne, Switzerland. The former Pakistan captain is a gold medalist of 1994 Hockey World Cup while he also won a bronze medal in 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Pakistan lost to Zimbabwe in their T20 World Cup match on Thursday by a single run — after the Zimbabweans were looking to settle a score and not just on the field. It all began when an apparent Twitter handle of a Zimbabwean claimed that they will ‘settle the matter’, all the while calling Pakistanis ‘frauds’. “Just pray for the rains to save you,” Ngugi Chasura tweeted.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s focal person on Digital Media and Technologies Ahmad Jawad resigned on Friday, claiming “government decisions come from three different places”. Jawad posted a copy of his resignation on his Twitter handle which stated that his “greatest service in politics is that [he] introduced new principles”. He added that he is resigning from his post due to the prime minister’s constraints.
Kenyan journalists have raised questions about the killing of Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif and brought new details to light. In a news story published by Nation Media Group, a senior investigative reporter said the occupant in Mr Sharif’s car shot at GSU officers, according to police claims. It quoted police as saying that the incident prompted police to shoot back.