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Karachi ranked amongst least livable cities of the World: Survey

KARACHI: According to the ranks set by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Karachi is amongst the least livable cities in the world. The annual EIU survey ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social stability, crime, education, and access to healthcare. This year Karachi has been ranked 137th, the fourth least likable cities to live in the world and have only ranked above the likes of Damascus in Syria, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Lagos in Nigeria. The survey found that civil war and…

Fakhar Zaman breaks into top 20 for the first time

Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has vaulted into the top 20 for the first time in his career in the latest ODI player rankings. The rankings were released on Sunday following the conclusion of the West Indies-Bangladesh series and also include player performances from the Zimbabwe-Pakistan series. Fakhar scored 515 runs in the series and has gained a total of 22 places to move into 16th position. He also became the first Pakistani player to score a double century. Fakhar was ranked 24th when the player rankings were…

China maintains reign over world supercomputer rankings: survey

BEIJING: China now has more high-performance supercomputers than ever before, again besting the United States in global rankings, a supercomputer tracking organisation said. The standing corresponds with China's growing reputation as the global leader in supercomputers, as the Asian power prepares to launch in June 2018 a prototype exascale computing machine -- a "super supercomputer". Some 202 of the world's fastest supercomputers are in China -- compared with 143 in the US -- according to Top500, a site that has…

Pakistan closer to direct qualification for World Cup 2019

LONDON: Pakistan has extended its advantage in the ICC ODI Team Rankings which can prove decisive for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The ICC released the ranking following the 1 May annual update, which saw eighth-ranked Pakistan open up nine-point advantage over ninth-ranked the West Indies. This is decisive as the 30 September 2017 cut-off date for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 gets closer. Pakistan’s only assignment before the cut-off date is the ICC Champions…

Federer moves up rankings after Miami win

PARIS: Swiss great Roger Federer has risen to fourth in the latest ATP rankings following his victory over Rafael Nadal in Sunday's Miami Open final. Federer climbs two places to fourth, while Nadal also moves up two places to fifth, but Japan's Kei Nishikori slips three places to seventh. Nishikori lost in the quarter-finals in Miami to Italy's Fabio Fognini. ATP rankings top 20 Andy Murray (GBR) 11,960 pts Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7,915 Stan Wawrinka (SUI) 5,785 Roger Federer (SUI) 5,305 (+2)…

Pakistan ranked among world’s most powerful countries

Pakistan has been ranked among the twenty-three most powerful countries in the world. This is according to US News and World Report which released the latest edition of its annual "Best Countries" study. The US has retained its position as the world's most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. Its economic, political influence shapes the world, and a mammoth defence budget of about $600 billion and leading economy put it at the top. The US was perceived as the most powerful, followed closely…

Pakistani passport ranked 196 out of 199 in latest survey

NEW YORK: A US-based consultancy firm has ranked Pakistani passport fourth from the last in a ranking of 199 countries, making it one of the worst for travel. According to a report by Nomad Capitalist, Countries’ passports were ranked on how advantageous they were in terms of visa-free travel, global reputation, international taxes and civil liberties. Out of 199 countries, Sweden came out on top, while the UK was ranked 16th and the US didn’t even make it into the top 30. Top five Last five…

Pakistan drop down to fifth spot in Test ranking

DUBAI: Pakistan have dropped down to fifth place after being crushed by Australia in the three-match Test series by 3-0. Australia defeated Pakistan by 220 runs in the third Test of the series that cost Misbah Ul Haq led side five points in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Ranking. It was Pakistan’s sixth consecutive loss, they lost the last Test against West Indies and then lost to New Zealand by 2-0 followed by a 3-0 defeat by the hands of Australia. Pakistan, who occupied the top spot in the Test ranking for a brief…