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PPP’s Shaukat Basra calls on Imran Khan, joins PTI

ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Shaukat Basra on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported. PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, who had invited former member of the Punjab Assembly Shaukat Basra to join the ruling party, was also present on this occasion.  وزیرِ اعظم عمران خان سے شوکت بسرا کی وزیرِ اعظم آفس میں ملاقات شوکت بسرا کی پاکستان تحریک انصاف میں شمولیت شوکت بسرا کی پارٹی میں شمولیت پر وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی…

MQM’s Shabbir Qaimkhani joins PSP

KARACHI: Another Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani on Saturday joined the Pak Sarzameen Party following a meeting with the party leadership in Karachi, ARY News reported. The senior MQM leader from Mirpurkhas announced conjoining with PSP along with his other fellows at a press conference alongside Chairman PSP Mustafa Kamal, President PSP Anis Qaimkhani and Senior Vice President PSP Anees Advocate.  Welcoming the new members, Mustafa Kamal said they had a tradition of turning their…

PML-N MNA Bhawan Das joins PPP

NAWABSHAH: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly (MNA) Bhawan Das on Saturday announced to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). He made this announcement in a meeting with former president Asif Ali Zardari at Zardari House in Nawabshah. Bhawan Das, who hails from Sanghar district, was elected as MNA on seat reserved for non-Muslims on the PML-N ticket in 2013. Provincial minister Ziaul Hassan Lanjar, MNA Ghulam Mustafa Shah, PPP Sindh Information Secretary Aajiz Dhamrah and others were…

South Africa’s Dale Steyn joins Hampshire

LONDON: South African pace bowler Dale Steyn has signed for Hampshire as he bids to return to fitness following a heel injury that forced him to miss the recent Test series against Australia. The 34-year-old will join the county in June and train ahead of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka, which starts in July. The plan is that he will return as the county’s overseas player for the final weeks of the season. During the training stint in June, Steyn will fill in for compatriot Hashim Amla, who will be with Hampshire for…

MQM-P MNA joins Pak Sarzameen Party

KARACHI: Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Mehmood Abdul Razzaq on Friday dissociated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) over differences and joined the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), ARY News reported. Former MQM-P Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from PS-116 constituency met Chairman PSP Mustafa Kamal and President PSP Anees Qaimkhani in Samaro town of Umerkot. Abdul Razzaq said corruption and leg-pulling was ongoing within the party for the last one and a half years. “Statements of MQM-P…

Rizwan joins Karachi Kings, Sohail moves to Qalandars

Karachi Kings have traded the agile wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan from Lahore Qalandars against the right-arm fast bowler Sohail Khan for the PSL 3. Sohail Khan was the pick of the bowler in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League as he ended the tournament with the highest number of wickets (16). Mohammad Rizwan, on the other hand, scored 132 runs in eight matches he played for Lahore Qalandars. Read More: PSL franchises unveil names of retained players Karachi Kings ended the tournament at fourth,…

Azhar Ali joins Pakistan’s 5,000 Test club

ABU DHABI: Consistent Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali completed 5,000 runs in the longer format during the third day's play in the first Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. The 32-year-old became the eighth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone in his 61st Test, when he took a single to reach a personal score of 32. Ali made his Test debut against Australia at Lord's in Pakistan's neutral venue series in England in 2010 and has since been a consistent performer with the bat. Read More: Pakistan lose third…

England’s Anderson joins 500-wicket club

LONDON: England’s James Anderson became the sixth bowler and first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets when he clean bowled West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite for four on day two of the third Test at Lord’s on Thursday. Anderson began the match on 497 and took the wickets of Brathwaite and Kyle Hope before Ben Stokes ran through the visitors in the first innings with a six-wicket spell. After England were bowled out for 194 on Friday, giving them a lead of 71, Anderson took the new ball again and produced an unplayable…

Moeen Ali joins England hat-trick club

LONDON: Moeen Ali became just the 13th England cricketer to take a Test-match hat-trick when he ended the third Test against South Africa with three wickets in as many balls at The Oval on Monday. The Worcestershire off-spinner's treble saw him snare Dean Elgar and Kagiso Rabada with the aid of two slip catches by Ben Stokes at the end of his 16th over, before he had Morne Morkel lbw on review with the first ball of his next. Morkel's dismissal ended the match after lunch on the fifth day, with England winning by 239…