Aaj News - Feed http://aaj.tv Aaj News | Latest Breaking News from Pakistan, Business, Sports, Entertainment Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:52:16 +0500 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 34 runs http://aaj.tv/2018/02/islamabad-united-win-the-toss-and-elected-to-bowl/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:30:57 +0500 Afshan Zahra http://aaj.tv/?p=401979

Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 34 runs

Afshan Zahra

Cricket

DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 34 runs in the first match of Pakistan Super League at Dubai this evening. Batting first, Peshawar Zalmi scored 176 runs for six in the allotted 20 overs. Islamabad United could score 142 for nine in the allotted 20 overs. For Peshawar Zalmi, Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal were the lead scorers with 53 and 39 runs respectively. Faheem Ashraf took two wickets for Islamabad United. For Islamabad United, Faheem Ashraf was the top scorer with 54 runs and remained not out.

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Asfandyar for resolving political issues in Parliament http://aaj.tv/2018/02/asfandyar-for-resolving-political-issues-in-parliament/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:09:17 +0500 bilal ahmed http://aaj.tv/?p=401995

Asfandyar for resolving political issues in Parliament

bilal ahmed

Editors Pick

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] .— File photo[/caption] CHARSADDA: President of Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan Saturday termed parliament the best forum to solve political issues. Talking to media, Khan said politics of confrontation is never helpful for democracy and the country. Responding to a question, the ANP leader said senate and next general elections should be held on time in the best interest of the country. Criticizing the PTI-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he alleged the provincial government was involved in mega corruption including billion trees tsunami and Bus Rapid Transit projects.

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Mourinho forecasts ‘amazing’ period for Manchester United http://aaj.tv/2018/02/mourinho-forecasts-amazing-period-for-manchester-united/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:00:40 +0500 bilal ahmed http://aaj.tv/?p=401993

Mourinho forecasts ‘amazing’ period for Manchester United

bilal ahmed

Football

[caption id="attachment_401994" align="alignnone" width="800"] .— File photo[/caption] Jose Mourinho has predicted an "amazing" period for Manchester United as he prepares to host a series of significant fixtures at Old Trafford across three different competitions. United host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday to kick off a run of four home games in their next five matches. Mourinho's side start next month with a league trip to Crystal Palace before welcoming top-four rivals Liverpool. A Champions League last-16, second-leg fixture against Sevilla and a home FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton & Hove Albion wrap up the busy period, and Mourinho remains confident ahead of United's decisive spell in the campaign. "I think the next few weeks at Old Trafford will be amazing," he told MUTV. “Two big matches against two direct rivals in the Premier League, two knockout matches that, if things go well, can leave us in the quarter-final of the Champions League and the semi-final of the FA Cup. "Sometimes we have periods with three, four consecutive away matches but this time we have four matches at home, with Crystal Palace away in between, but four big matches at Old Trafford." United's schedule contains 13 fixtures, including 11 league matches, but that total could potentially rise to 20 depending on their progress in the cup competitions. "March, April and May can be really busy and going far in the FA Cup creates you problems," Mourinho added. "We now play Brighton when we were supposed to play West Ham and we don't know when we'll play West Ham." United, currently second in the league, have an opportunity to open up a six-point advantage over fourth-placed Chelsea with a win this weekend.

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At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan http://aaj.tv/2018/02/at-least-23-killed-in-multiple-attacks-in-afghanistan/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:26:26 +0500 bilal ahmed http://aaj.tv/?p=401990

At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

bilal ahmed

Editors Pick

[caption id="attachment_397317" align="alignnone" width="800"] .— AFP file photo[/caption] KABUL: At least 23 people, mostly soldiers, were killed and more than a dozen wounded in a series of attacks and suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest assaults on the war-torn country's beleaguered security forces. In the biggest attack, Taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers. "Last night a big group of militants attacked an army base in Bala Buluk district of Farah. Unfortunately, we lost 18 soldiers, two soldiers were wounded. We have sent more reinforcements to the area," defence ministry spokesman Daulat Wazir said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Deputy provincial governor Younus Rasooli said the authorities had sent a fact-finding delegation to Bala Buluk to investigate the assault. In another attack, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the diplomatic area of Kabul during the morning rush hour, killing at least three people and wounding five others, deputy interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP. "At around 8:30 am, a suicide bomber on foot, well-dressed with a necktie on, was identified at a checkpoint. He blew up his explosives, killing three and wounding five others," he said, updating an earlier toll. A security source who requested not to be named said the explosion happened near a compound belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence agency. The NDS compound is located near the NATO headquarters and the US embassy. "I was driving nearby when I heard a big explosion, the windows of my car were smashed. I saw several wounded people on the street near me," a witness told Tolonews TV adding that security forces had since swarmed the area, closing off the main road leading to the attack site. The Islamic State group, which is trying to make inroads in Afghanistan, claimed the responsibility for the Kabul attack. In December, a suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near the same compound, killing at least six civilians. Kabul has recently seen an increase in attacks by both Taliban and the IS group. Since mid-January, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in the capital, killing more than 130 people as the city remains on high alert fearing further violence. Car bombings In two other attacks on Saturday in volatile southern Helmand province, suicide car bombs killed at least two soldiers and wounded more than a dozen others, officials said. In the first incident, militants used a Humvee to attack an army base in Nad Ali district but the vehicle was destroyed when soldiers identified it and hit it with a rocket propelled grenade, provincial spokesman Omar Zawak told AFP. "Unfortunately, two soldiers were killed in the attack and seven wounded," he said. The Nad Ali attack was followed by a second suicide car bombing in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah that wounded seven people. The attack was against an NDS compound and near a police headquarters in the city, Helmand police spokesman Salaam Afghan told AFP. The Taliban claimed both attacks in Helmand.

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Court acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse http://aaj.tv/2018/02/court-acquits-12-men-accused-of-child-sex-abuse/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:12:37 +0500 bilal ahmed http://aaj.tv/?p=401988

Court acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse

bilal ahmed

Editors Pick

[caption id="attachment_401989" align="alignnone" width="800"] .— File photo[/caption] LAHORE: A court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges on Saturday, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in August 2015. The abuse and extortion scandal, which authorities have called the largest in Pakistan's history, allegedly involved hundreds of victims in Punjab province. Two of the accused were jailed for life in April last year. Judge Chaudhry Ilyas acquitted the men of "sexual abuse of a young boy and making a video to blackmail his family," a court official told AFP. Prosecutors produced 16 witnesses against the accused men, but could not prove the charges, the official said. Another court official confirmed the details. In the village of Hussain Khanwala in Kasur, southwest of Lahore, videos were made of at least 280 children being sexually abused by a gang who blackmailed their parents by threatening to leak the videos. The police, who had conspicuously failed to act despite pleas from some parents, eventually made dozens of arrests after clashes between relatives and authorities brought the issue into the media spotlight. In March 2016, Pakistan's Senate also passed a bill that criminalised sexual assault against minors, child pornography and trafficking for the first time -- previously only the acts of rape and sodomy were punishable by law. Last week a court handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district. Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for killing Zainab Fatima Ameen in Kasur last month. He faces further charges in the cases of at least seven other children attacked in the Punjab city -- five of whom were murdered -- in a spate of assaults that had stoked fears a serial child killer was on the loose. Ali has confessed to all eight attacks, including the death of Zainab.

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Stokes to return for first England-New Zealand ODI http://aaj.tv/2018/02/stokes-to-return-for-first-england-new-zealand-odi/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:06:10 +0500 bilal ahmed http://aaj.tv/?p=401987

Stokes to return for first England-New Zealand ODI

bilal ahmed

Cricket

[caption id="attachment_395339" align="alignnone" width="800"] .—File photo[/caption] WELLINGTON: Ben Stokes is set to return to international cricket on Sunday when England play their first one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton. The star all-rounder, who had been sidelined since his arrest following a nightclub incident last September, rejoined the England squad in New Zealand last week after pleading not guilty in the Bristol magistrates court to a charge of affray. Although England have not yet named their side for the first ODI, and Stokes is short of match practice, captain Eoin Morgan suggested Saturday he would be in the line-up. "He looks in great nick, he's hit the ground running since he's been involved and he's been himself, which is great to see," Morgan said. "He might be better for the more games he does play and feel more comfortable coming back ... it is his first game in quite a long time." Stokes has had long net sessions since his arrival and was said to be middling the ball well with the bat and bowling at maximum effort. Along with Stokes, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow are also back in the England squad after missing the recent tri-nations Twenty20 series in which Australia beat New Zealand in the final. New Zealand have won just one of their last seven Twenty20 matches and only edged England out of the final on the strength of a superior run rate, and will be looking to turn their fortunes with the change of format. "It's a different group this one-day squad. We've played some good one-day cricket," said coach Mike Hesson with the home side having enjoyed a golden run in recent months with a 3-0 ODI series win against the West Indies and beating Pakistan 5-0. But Hesson said his side knows they will have to be at their best to match England. "They (England) are aggressive from ball one with the bat. That in itself means we've got to keep taking wickets. "Their whole (batting) order from one to nine keep coming hard out and obviously Ben (Stokes) is one of those. We can't only focus on one player because they've got plenty of good ones." Morgan believed that how England adapted to New Zealand conditions would be crucial to the outcome of the five-match series. "They've been on a run, have got a good well-balanced side and play extremely well at home," he said. "I mentioned before we bowled a ball in Australia that these two series we were going to play have the potential to expose some of the weaknesses of our side. "We've got to be open to learning and improving on those weaknesses as we go along. Australia was a tough series and New Zealand are going to be no different." Morgan felt England's ODI batting had taken "a backward step" in Australia while their bowling had strengthened in the past year. "You can win a lot of games certainly with the bat, but restricting how many you chase down or controlling a game with the ball is so powerful."—AFP

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Karachi Rangers assures foolproof security for PSL final match http://aaj.tv/2018/02/karachi-rangers-assures-foolproof-security-for-psl-final-match/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:59:08 +0500 Afshan Zahra http://aaj.tv/?p=401985

Karachi Rangers assures foolproof security for PSL final match

Afshan Zahra

Cricket

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers at a high-level meeting at its headquarter in the metropolis assured foolproof security for the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Third Edition cricket match to be held at the National Stadium Karachi on March 25. The meeting, which was chaired by Director General Rangers Maj Gen Mohammad Saeed, reviewed security arrangements for the final match. It was decided that Sindh police and Rangers personnel would be deployed at the venue of the match to ensure security with joint cooperation. Rangers assured that all security arrangements would be ensured to restore the international cricket in Pakistan. The meeting was attended by top officials of Sindh police, Rangers, and other security agencies.—PPI

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Wasim Akram terms PSL one of the biggest cricket brands http://aaj.tv/2018/02/wasim-akram-terms-psl-one-of-the-biggest-cricket-brands/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:50:23 +0500 Afshan Zahra http://aaj.tv/?p=401984

Wasim Akram terms PSL one of the biggest cricket brands

Afshan Zahra

Cricket

[caption id="attachment_351001" align="alignnone" width="800"] -File Photo[/caption] ISLAMABAD: Multan Sultans Director Wasim Akram on Saturday has termed Pakistan Super League (PSL) one of the biggest cricket brands in the world. In an exclusive talk with private news channel, following Multan Sultans 43 run win against Lahore Qalandars and praised the PSL management for organizing such a professional tournament. Wasim Akram said: "I want to congratulate Najam Sethi and the entire team. The new foreigners are very impressed with how the tournament is organised.” Commenting on the Sultans second successive, Wasim Akram revealed that the team immediately took their strategic time-out at the 11th over of the game against Lahore Qalandars in view of halting the momentum being built through the partnership between Fakhar Zaman and Umar Akmal. “We wanted to slow down the momentum, and immediately after the strategic timeout luckily for us Umar Akmal got out, Junaid Khan had his hattrick, Muhammad Irfan’s timely spell. Everything is shaping well. But it’s a long tournament, it is too early to say what will happen next.” He added. “The way the captain led the troops, the way the team responded, and the way Toom Mody is handling the boys. All credit to them,” Cricketer said. The Sultans’ director firmly said that national team selectors will find new talent from this edition of the PSL as well. “Though it is too early to predict but the selectors will defiantly find new talent,” he said. —APP

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Watch Live PSL 2018- Islamabad vs Peshawar Zalmi http://aaj.tv/2018/02/watch-live-psl-2018-islamabad-vs-peshawar-zalmi/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:25:27 +0500 Jamal http://aaj.tv/?p=401981

Watch Live PSL 2018- Islamabad vs Peshawar Zalmi

Jamal

Cricket

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Youth’s role imperative for economic development of country: Ahsan http://aaj.tv/2018/02/youths-role-imperative-for-economic-development-of-country-ahsan/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 10:14:28 +0500 Asim Malik http://aaj.tv/?p=401977

Youth’s role imperative for economic development of country: Ahsan

Asim Malik

National

[caption id="attachment_375475" align="alignnone" width="800"] —File Photo[/caption] Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the youth have a crucial role in economic development of a country.    Addressing a workshop in Lahore on Saturday, he said the future of Pakistan is linked with its youth. Ahsan Iqbal said we have to train the youth as per our future requirements. He said the incumbent government is making concerted efforts to make the youth an asset of the country. The Interior Minister said we are digitally empowering the youth to ensure their contribution in the process of progress and prosperity. He said Pakistan is included in the countries where youth  is in majority. Ahsan Iqbal said now Pakistan is being recognized as an emerging IT power due to its digitally empowered youth. He said the PML-N led government gave a long-term plan for country's development. He said now the menace of terrorism has been dismantled as well as the water and power crisis have also been overcome. Later talking to media, Ahsan Iqbal said Pakistan has taken effective steps against money laundering and terror financing. He said over the last four years, we have registered great successes in the war on terror. He said our enemy is threatening of surgical strikes and hatching conspiracies, adding that it is time to get united to foil enemies' conspiracies.

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