LAHORE: Fierce Pakistani bowlers cowed-down the star-studded World XI squad – chasing 198-run target set by the green shirts – by restricting them to 177 runs for 7 here today at Gaddafi stadium.
Even though the Green Shirts commenced their inning rather precariously seeing Fakhar Zaman going back to pavilion in the first over, the team managed to muster-up 197/5 thanks to the 122-run partnership between Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam.
Captain Faf du Plessis was caught out. The key scalp was taken by Shadab Khan who also stumped David Miller. Towards the end of the inning Thisara Perera was run out with only one ball remaining in the visitors’ kitty.
86 runs off 52 balls by Azam was the highest score that earned the batsman Man of the Match award.
While applauding the revival of international cricket here, citizens lamented the curfew-like milieu that resulted into traffic jams and closure of main arteries and business centers.
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Caretaker Punjab CM takes notice of bus hostess murder
LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari has taken notice of the murder of bus hostess Mahwish Arshad in Faisalabad and sought a report from the IG police. He directed to take legal action against the murderer and extended heartfelt sympathies to the grieved family.
According to details, a security guard named Umer Daraz, who used to earlier work for the very organisation, shot her dead in Faisalabad on 9th of June when she rejected his marriage proposal.
Umar Daraz, who shot dead Mahwish Arshad, was arrested and was handed over to police on 4-day physical remand.
Eid: Minister visits SOS village
LAHORE: Caretaker Minister for Information Punjab Ahmed Waqas Riaz has said that orphan children are the collective responsibility of society by providing them good education and training.
He was talking while distributing Eid gifts among children living in SOS village, a shelter for orphan kids, here on Eidul Fitr. Accompanied by his wife, the minister extended Eid greetings to the children and also distributed “Eidee” from his own pocket. He informally mixed up with the children and drank juice on request of the children. Director SOS village Mrs Almas Butt briefed the minister about activities of the institution.
“I am very happy to visit here and celebrate Eid with toddlers. No doubt SOS village is a noble educational institution and exemplary shelter for the orphan”, said Ahmed Waqas. He appreciated that children were living in a good environment and were took good care in a right way. “Sharing smiles and happiness is a message of Eid-ul-Fitr“, he said. Caretaker Chief Minister Hassan Askari Rizvi himself meeting deprived people on Eid and he also assigned duties to ministers to make visits of places like SOS village and hospitals” he concluded.
Eid: Lahoriites throng recreational places!
LAHORE: A large number of citizens thronged public parks and other recreational places on Monday to celebrate the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr with traditional festivity.
The third day of Eid was usually treated as a party day and majority of Lahorites used to visit public parks, the Lahore Zoo, cinemas and other recreational places with their families to enjoy the holiday. During the day, a rush of people was seen at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Model Town Park, Nawaz Sharif Park, Race Course Park, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Safari Park, the Lahore Zoo, Lahore Fort, Greater Iqbal Park, Shalimar Garden and Jallo Park. The most rush was observed at the Lahore Zoo where people were unable to find a place to even park a motorcycle.
Both entrances of the Lahore Zoo, one at The Mall and second at Lawrence Road, were packed with traffic. Cages of monkeys, lions and tigers, bear house and snake house were points of attraction for children. Play-grounds and cafeteria of Lahore Zoo were also jam-packed. Like the Lahore Zoo, Safari Park on Raiwind Road is also one of the busiest recreational places in the provincial capital. Long queues of vehicles were seen outside lion and tiger Safari areas and people had to wait for hours to get in. Birds arena also attracted a large number of visitors.