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Younis becomes first Pakistan player to reach 10,000 Test runs

KINGSTON: Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies. The 39-year-old is just the 13th batsman in the history of the sport to break the 10,000-run barrier. He took his place in the record books with a sweep shot for a boundary off slow bowler Royston Chase on the second ball after the interval at Sabina Park having started the day requiring just 23 runs to reach his target. Younis,…

BMW eyes 100,000 electric car sales in 2017: Sueddeutsche

MUNICH: BMW wants to boost sales of electric cars by two-thirds next year to 100,000 vehicles as the luxury automaker is offering more battery-powered models, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing Chief Executive Officer Harald Krueger. Munich-based BMW expects to increase its deliveries of fully electric and hybrid vehicles to around 60,000 units this year, Krueger said in an interview published on Monday. Sales of battery-powered BMW models have totaled about 100,000 cars since 2013, he noted. "Electric mobility will…

Separate brigade to safeguard CPEC in Sindh

KARACHI: An Apex Sindh Committee meeting has decided to form a separate brigade to safeguard China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passing through Sindh. 2,000 former military servicemen will be recruited under the supervision of Army in Sindh police for this purpose, ARY News reported.

Budget 2014-15: Minimum wage raised to Rs 11,000; pension up by 10%

ISLAMABAD: The government has proposed increase in minimum wage from existing Rs 10,000 to Rs 11,000 in the budget for 2014-15, ARY News reported Tuesday. According to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar during his budget speech in the National Assembly, a 10% ad-hoc relief will be allowed to all federal government employees with effect from 1st July 2014; Similarly,a 10% increase will be allowed to those employees in Grade-1 to 15 drawing fixed medical allowance of Rs.1000 per month; a 5% increase will be allowed in conveyance…