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Russia hands over World Cup hosting duties to Qatar

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday handed over the mantle of World Cup host to the emir of Qatar, whose country will stage the 2022 edition of the tournament. The ceremony marked a handover from the world’s largest country by landmass to one of the smallest. Qatar has a population of 2.3 million people and an area slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Connecticut. Qatar’s size, as well as its broiling temperatures and its lack of ready stadium infra-structure, have prompted some to question the…

CM Murad hands over 12 ambulances to Tharparkar

KARACHI: Realising need for enhanced health facilities, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah handed over 12 well-equipped ambulances to Tharparkar district for its six taluka hospitals. "I am pleased to hand over 12 well-equipped and state-of-the-art 4x4 Toyota Hilux Ambulances, two for each Taluka headquarters hospital of Tharparkar for timely transportation of patients from rural and hardest areas to hospitals or even to tertiary level health facilities for management of critical conditions," he said while addressing…

Pakistan hands dossier to UNMOGIP regarding Indian ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has handed over a dossier regarding the ceasefire violations by India to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). According to Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, the detailed dossier was given to Representative of UNMOGIP at GHQ Rawalpindi on Sunday in view of martyrdom of four children by the Indian forces in Khuiratta Sector on Line of Control yesterday. Read More: Military shoots down Indian drone violating Pakistani airspace Pakistan has asked…

Pakistan releases 87 Indian prisoners

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Pakistan on Tuesday released 87 Indian prisoners including 86 fishermen and a civilian through Wagah border crossing, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO).

Pakistan hands land over to China for economic zone

QUETTA: Pakistan handed hundreds of hectares of land over to China Wednesday for development of a special economic zone in the port of Gwadar, part of a $46 billion project giving Beijing greater access to the Middle East, Africa and Europe.