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Saturday, April 28th, 2018

 

Soccer Legend Maradona Quits as Coach of UAE’s Al Fujairah Club

April 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Diego Maradona resigned as coach of United Arab Emirates second division soccer club Al Fujairah on Friday after his team failed to gain promotion, his lawyer Matias Morla announced. Argentine legend Maradona, a former World Cup winner and one of football’s most divisive figures, said he was stepping down after a 1-1 draw against Khorfakkan. “After today’s match, and having failed to achieve the objective of promotion, Diego Maradona will no longer be the coach of the team,” tweeted Moria. The lawyer insisted that theRead More


Khawaja Asif’s Disqualification: Trap of Politicians’ Own Making

LIKE a chain reaction, the dominos appear to be beginning to fall. After the Supreme Court’s judgements disqualifying Nawaz Sharif for life from public office on the basis of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, it was clear that others could be netted in the iqama and undeclared foreign earnings trap. To be sure, it is a trap of the politicians’ own making. Whether done deliberately to conceal certain facts from the voter or out of a lack of care because nomination papers have not been scrutinized carefully in the past,Read More


7 Pakistani Men on Trial For Dh14 Million Robbery in Dubai

Their original plan was to flee the country within two hours from the robbery with the use of fake passports. April 28, 2018: A driver of a money transportation vehicle and his two friends – all Pakistanis – stood trial at a Dubai court on the charge of stealing more than Dh14 million from his workplace. They are accused of stealing 10 ATM boxes containing over Dh14 million. Four other Pakistanis are accused of aiding and abetting them by helping in the transfer of the huge amounts of cash toRead More


SC Seeks Report On Foreign Currency Transactions Above $50K

Hopes dashed for ill-gotten assets and wealth recovery from abroad; Supreme Court seeks details within 7 days of all transactions above $50,000 from Pakistan during 2017-18. April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Supreme Court has sought details of all transactions above $50,000 from Pakistan during the year 2017-18, and instructed the State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday to submit a sealed report on the matter within seven days. Headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench passed the instructions during a suo motu hearing ofRead More


Karachi Team ‘Retailistan’ Wins 1 Million Rupees in 2017-18 StartUp Cup Finals

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A team from Karachi, beat 17 other teams to take the top prize—1 million rupees—in the 2017-18 StartUp Competition finals, the fourth edition of the American Embassy-funded event in Islamabad. Retailistan developed a startup plan to change the consumer goods distribution model for small stores through mobile applications and will use the prize to fund its business. The team is now eligible to participate in the Global StartUp Cup 2018, which will be held in the United States. Price Oye, a team from Islamabad, finishedRead More


Fashion Week Comes to the Kingdom–in Modest Style; Princess Noura, the New Face of Saudi Fashion

Great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia’s founder this month oversaw her country’s first Arab Fashion Week—in modest style April 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — A young Saudi Arabian princess inspired by her time living in Tokyo is the new face of fashion in the Kingdom. Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud, the great-granddaughter of Saudi Arabia’s founder, was named honorary president of the Arab Fashion Council in December. The royal, who turns 30 on Sunday, this month oversaw her country’s first Arab Fashion Week, headlined by Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli. With aRead More


Saim Ayub’s 161 Helps Pakistan Under-16 Win T20 Against Australia

Saim Ayub struck an unbeaten 161 not out as Pak-U16 beat Aus-U16 by 3 wickets chasing 258nruns. Australia won the series by 3-2. April 28, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan won the last T20 match by seven wickets on Friday. In the last one-day match on Thursday, Pakistan had overpowered Australia by two wickets. In the one-off Twenty20, which followed five one-day matches, Pakistan scored a seven-wicket win with 16 balls to spare. Saim Ayub’s  161 not out and 56 helped Pakistan win the match against Australia in Melbourne. Australia lostRead More


Saudi Stands With Pakistan In Every Ordeal and Crisis: Pak Envoy to U.S.

“Pakistan contributes to the fight against terrorism and is committed to working with America to meet the challenges” April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to USA was recently interviewed by Ms. Hadeel Oueis of Al-Riyadh daily newspaper in Washington. The detailed interview in Arabic can be retrieved from http://www.alriyadh.com/1677551. During the interview, Ambassador dilated upon matters related to Pakistan-US relations and the regional situation. Hadeel Oueis: “Aizaz Chaudhry, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, who chose to face the decisions of the White House realistically and vigorously inRead More


Venezuela’s State-Backed Petro Coin Rakes in $3.3Bln; Iran and Turkey To Launch National Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Market Rebounds But Faces Resistance to Breach $10K; NASDAQ Might Trade Digital Coins April 27, 2018 (BE2C2): A presale of Venezuela’s state-backed digital currency called Petro coin has raked in $3.3 billion, President Nicolas Maduro said. Maduro said in a statement on Thursday the proceeds would be transferred to the central bank to be auctioned off via foreign exchange platform DICOM, according to the AVN news agency. The cash-strapped South American nation launched the presale of its oil-backed cryptocurrency on February 20. Maduro plans that the central bank willRead More