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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PTI chief Imran Khan marries Bushra Wattoo in a simple ceremony!
LAHORE: PTI took to the twitter to announce that its chief Imran Khan has married Bushra Manika (Wattoo, in her 40’s) in a simple ceremony held here at the bride’s residence on Sunday (18th of February, 2018).
Nikah was performed by Mufti Saeed in presence of Awn Chaudhary and Zulfi Bukhari who signed the Nikahnama as witnesses.
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) February 18, 2018
Congratulations to IK on his nikah to Bushra today. May he find happiness in his personal life. Wish him the best. pic.twitter.com/gnGTxLsA8a
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 18, 2018
Congratulations Imran Khan on his marriage. Wish the happy couple all the best #MubarakImranKhan
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) February 18, 2018
Model Town Massacre: PPPP, PAT and PTI leaders join hands at Lahore Rally!
LAHORE: Occasion was the commencement of PAT-led movement to force PML-N out of power and to celebrate marriage of convenience, a large crowd converged at the Mall Road here waving a plethora of colors today.
Protesting the 2014 Model Town Massacre PTI, PAT and PPPP leaders joined hands.
Speaking on the occasion PPPP’s Asif Ali Zardari thanked PAT for inviting his party to struggle seeking justice for Model Town victims and termed Sharif family a threat to the country.
Imran Khan holding that PML-N Govt. deliberately killed the PAT activists at Model Town, maintained that police of no country opened fire on citizens. He called Sharif family a mafia that threatened or bought its opponents.
PAT’s Qadri announced that the opposition parties’ leaders would meet in the next couple of days to ponder upon the modus operandi.
Earlier AML’s Sheikh Rasheed, while announcing his resignation from the Parliament, asked Imran Khan to quit the Assembly.
2017: Punjab lawyers made history by staging 3840 strikes in ten months!
LAHORE: CJ of LHC, while talking at an event here today, has informed that the courts failed to hear some 2.2m cases due to 3840 strikes by lawyers.
He said that despite strikes, 2.1 million cases (out of 3m) had been decided this year: “0.24 million cases could have been decided according to our calculations had the strikes not taken place”, he claimed.
It is pertinent to mention here the some 12m cases are pending pending in LHC.