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PM Imran hints at KP-like local govt system countrywide

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said the local government system would be made functional in the country on the pattern of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government's experience in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Chairing a meeting with senior leadership of his party on the local government system, Imran Khan said the PTI believed in transferring of power at the grassroots level by strengthening the local government system. "Under the local government system the people will be able to make their decisions," he…

Pakistan can learn from Chinese experience for development: foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Praising the vision of President Xi Jinping for China's socio-economic development, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan could learn much from Chinese experience in socio-economic development, particularly agriculture, as Pakistan had basically an agrarian economy. Talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, who called on him in Islamabad, he reiterated determination of the government to take strategic cooperative partnership between Pakistan and China to new heights. He welcomed the upcoming…

Smith relying on India experience to beat Bangladesh

DHAKA: Australia captain Steve Smith said on Saturday his team’s experience in India earlier this year will help overcome the challenge of Bangladesh in the forthcoming two-Test series. “I think Bangladesh have played some very good cricket and they won a Test match here not very long ago. So we are seeing it as a big challenge,” Smith said in his first press conference in Dhaka since arriving here late on Friday amid tight security. “Hopefully we can learn a lot from what we did in India and bring them into the game…

Lack of experience cost England against Bangladesh: Cook

DHAKA: England captain Alastair Cook said a lack of experience on the subcontinent cost his team dearly as they fell to a first-ever test defeat by Bangladesh in Dhaka on Sunday. England suffered an astonishing collapse at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, losing 10 wickets in a single session in their second innings, and were all out for 164 while chasing 273 for victory on the third day of the second and final test. Next up for Cook is a five-match test series in India starting on Nov. 9, on spin-friendly pitches…