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Quetta Gladiators rule the roost as Sharjah leg of PSL concludes

DUBAI: The Pakistan Super League 4 has it all, from high drama last-ball sixes to narrow wins and from hat-trick to rattling of stumps and brilliant catches.
Quetta Gladiators, living up to thier reputation of fighters, are ruling the table with eight wins in five games and it needed an extra-ordinary innings from Colin Ingram to stop the juggernauts.Ingram hit the highest-ever individual score to date of 127 off just 59 balls, spiced up with eight sixes and 12 boundaries to lit up the tournament big time. The first phase had also livened up with two exciting last-ball finishes.
Lahore Qalandars outlasting Multan Sultans on Friday with a six by former South Africa all-rounder David Wiese. Very next day Wiese was at the receiving end, conceding a last-ball six to Quetta and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.Throughout the first phase, the Gladiators have proved to be a balanced side. They have set plans under an astute coach in Moin Khan and lively captain in Sarfraz bowl first, restrict the opponents and then chase with authority whatever comes their way.
Quetta’s top-order comprising three former players of their countries Australia’s Shane Watson, South Africa’s Rilee Rossuw and Pakistan’s Umar Akmal were on fire in most of the matches. Both Watson and Umar have hit two half-centuries to enable Quetta win by six, seven and eight wickets respectively.Umar is at the top of most runs chart with 200, followed by Watson on 186. Rossouw has 157 with one fifty and that defines how good Quetta’s batting is.One-time winners Peshawar Zalmi are second on the chart, primarily due to their fast bowling strength. Zalmi’s Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has so far stood out, taking wickets in his first over in three matches to jolt the best of batting.
Hasan has three four-fors in five games which has fetched him 15 wickets and first place in bowlers’ list.Wahab Riaz, Sameen Gul and Umaid Asif further give firepower to Zalmi’s bowling, while England’s left-arm spinner Liam Dawson is an asset as he can also smash the ball to all corner while batting.
Zalmi, though, are waiting for dashing opener Kamran Akmal, who only has one score of 49 to show in PSL4. Islamabad United, third on the table, again had mixed fortunes.The defending champions started the tournament with a thumping five-wicket win against Lahore Qalandars. But, they then lost to Multan Sultans and Quetta in their next two games as batting let them down.
It needed a patient half-century from Ian Bell and a hat-trick by skipper Mohammad Sami to revive Islamabad’s fortunes as they thumped Peshawar by 12 runs to return to winning ways. Luke Ronchi then smashed a fiery half-century to help Islamabad beat Karachi in their last game.
Islamabad will next meet Multan in Dubai on Tuesday. Multan are badly in need of a victory as they are lying in sixth and last place, so the title holders can expect a backlash from their opponents.Lahore Qalandars are on fourth after some mixed fortunes. They lost the opening game to Islamabad but did not take long to register a win that too against old rivals Karachi.
Lahore’s newest pace sensation Haris Rauf grabbed four wickets while Rahat Ali (three) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (two wickets) were equally destructive.Lahore found Peshawar bowling too hot to handle as Hasan (four for 15), Wahab (three for 17) and leg-spinner Ibtisam Sheikh (two for 14) wrecked them for a low total of 78.De Villiers and Wiese brought them back on track against Multan before Sarfaraz snatched a last-ball six to leave Lahore with four points in five games. Karachi finally fired and returned to the old winning ways with that Ingram masterclass.
They won their first game by a narrow seven-run margin against Multan with half-centuries from Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam, but in their next three matches, they failed to score a single fifty. Their pace attack comprising of Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari and Sohail Khan had failed all taking wickets but containing runs.Amir recorded his best HBL PSL figures of four for 25, but has since taken just three wickets. Sohail has been a major flop while Usman too was wayward and expensive.
Lastly, despite having big names in Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Andre Russell, Multan Sultan have been unimpressive. Other than Malik and one innings from Vince, Multan’s batting has left a lot to be desired and so has their bowling.The first phase of PSL has once again thrown some exciting talent. Islamabad’s Mohammad Musa and Multan’s Ali Shafiq have impressed with their wicket-taking abilities.Musa took three for 25 on his HBL PSL debut to announce his arrival and was again threatening against Karachi with figures of one for 28. Shafiq was man of the match on his debut against Islamabad with two for 11 in his four overs.
The rise of Karachi Kings’ left-arm spinner Umer Khan is a story in itself as he graduated from Under-19 to HBL PSL from a humble background. Umer picked up two wickets against Lahore, including the prized wicket of AB de Villiers.Pakistan regular in Tests and ODIs, Imam-ul-Haq, has also made his presence felt in the HBL PSL with two half-centuries.th 2019.

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PSL Highlights 2019 Match 12: Quetta Gladiators Vs Lahore Qalandars: QG beat beat LQ by three wickets

SHARJAH: It could not have been a better sight than Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed sealing the fate of a HBL PSL match, sending the last ball of the match over deep mid-wicket boundary to give Quetta Gladiators a three wicket win against Lahore.
Quetta, chasing 144 to win, needed three off the last ball from David Wiese and Sarfraz completed the task for Quetta’s fourth win in as many games to keep them on top of the six-team HBL PSL table.With that six Sarfraz finished with 52 not out off 36 balls with a six and four boundaries.Lahore Qalandars found the going tough against an accurate Quetta bowling, riding on a laborious 40-ball 45 not out which were, uncharacteristically, without a six and had only two boundaries to post a modest 143-7 in their 20 overs after sent into bat.
Quetta have now chased down targets successfully in all four matches, winning by six, seven, eight wickets in the previous matches.Quetta were in a spot of bother when they lost in-form Shane Watson off a third-ball duck and then the other two successful batsmen Rilee Rossouw (17) and Umar Akaml (nine departed soon to leave Quetta in a difficult situation at 3-53.
Ahsan Ali, who scored 29-ball 40 with two sixes and as many boundaries, fell to Sandeep Lamichanne and Dwayne Smith was run out for two, but the wily campaigner Sarfraz kept his nerves.Sarfraz and Mohammad Nawaz (18-ball 19 with a six) took Quetta to within nine runs of victory.Quetta needed seven off the last over which started with Wiese bowling Anwar Ali with a yorker.Sarfraz still knew a big hit could help Quetta cross the line and that he ultimately did, making Wiese — who hit a last ball six in Lahore’s win over Multan Sultans on Friday  a villain from a hero.
Quetta kept their top position with the win. Peshawar Zalmi (tw0 wins and two losses in four matches) are second, Islamabad United are third (two wins and two losses but ineferior net run-rate), Lahore are fourth (three losses, two wins in five), Multan are fifth (two points from four) while Karachi Kings are sixth (two losses and one win from three matches).Sarfraz praised opposition’s bowling.”When you chase you need to keep wickets in hand, but today we lost wickets regularly because Lahore bowled well.
In the end it was my day and I hit the needed runs,” said Sarfraz.Lahore’s skipper Fakhar Zaman — leading the side after De Villiers hurt his back and couldn’t take the field — admitted his team was short on runs.”We couldn’t get a big total and that hurt us badly,” said Fakhar.Lahore’s batting was kept under tight check by Quetta.It was young Mudassar who was impressive with 3-21. He did not allow the great De Villiers to hit at his usual best.
Mudassar kept following the great master as and when he moved in the crease, allowing him a leg bey and two singles in the 18th and just seven in the final over.Left-arm spinner Nawaz (1-35) removed Fakhar (three) in the second over.But Fakhar’s partner, Sohail Akhtar looked threatening as he smashed three sixes and a boundary in his 21-ball 29 but Mudassar got him caught behind to check the flow of runs.Corey Anderson, playing his first game this year, hit a six in his 18-ball 19 before David Wiese (16-ball 20 with a six) helped De Villiers add 40 for the fifth wicket.
But Lahore did not manage to hit high and wide in final overs as just 28 in the final five overs.That was because Quetta unleashed tight bowling, with Sohail Tanvir also chipping in with 2-21 in his four overs.None of the Quetta bowlers went over seven per over, with leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed the most expensive, returning with figures of 0-31.Karachi Kings meet title holders Islamabad United later Saturday.Quetta Gladiators beat Lahore Qalandars by three wickets in HBL PSLBrief Scores:Lahore Qalandars 143-7 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 45 not out; Ghulam Mudassar 3-21, Sohail Tanvir 2-21)Quetta Gladiators 148-7 in 20 overs (Sarfraz Ahmed 52 not out; Haris Rauf 2-25)

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Pakistan Navy rescues stranded civilians in flood-hit Balochistan areas

QUETTA – Pakistan Navy successfully conducted rescue operation in Uthal, Balochistan and saved 42 precious lives including women and children, who were stranded in rain-hit areas in the southwestern province.Upon the request of District Administration of Lasbela, the Navy personnel promptly dispatched rescue teams along with requisite equipment and boats to the rescue site.Accordingly, 42 personnel including 20 men, 10 women and 12 children of Goth Ali Pur were rescued.The National Disaster Management Authority said 14 people were killed and 200 families were affected by flash floods that submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella.A control room has been set up at the Chief Minister Secretariat in Quetta under the special instruction of the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Jam Kamal Khan.
The control room will immediately respond to the rains affected people across the province and coordinate between the flood-hit people and concerned officials in order to provide relief to them instantly.The rain and flood-hit people have been advised to contact on following telephone numbers 081-9202061, 081-9202069, 081-9201798, 081-9202424 and Whatsapp number 0336-8005960 at any time for any help.Meanwhile, heavy rains wreaked havoc in In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in the death of twenty-three people.Six people died in Upper Dir, five in Kohat, four in Khyber, three in Bajaur and two each in Nowshera and Hangu and one in Shangla.
Nine people were also injured in these areas.Two houses were completely destroyed and seven partially damaged.Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the administration to provide relief to the rain-affected people. In a statement in Peshawar, he directed the concerned authorities to assess damages caused by the rains.In central Pakistan, nine people were killed in three separate incidents of roofs collapsing during heavy rains, four of them in the city of Multan.Heavy seasonal rains often cause landslides and flash floods in the South Asian country.

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PM Imran to launch health card scheme in Rajanpur today

RAJANPUR: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday is all set to launch the health card scheme in Rajanpur. According to Radio Pakistan, “800,000 people of Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts will be provided health cards by the end .

According to Radio Pakistan, 800,000 people of Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts will be provided health cards by the end of next month.At least 7.2 million residents of the 36 districts of Punjab will also get health cards by the end of 2019, said provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid.
Earlier, PM Imran had launched the Sehat Insaf Card for people living in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Addressing the ceremony, PM Imran said that having access to free healthcare is perhaps “the biggest blessing from God for a household of lesser means”.

“For such a family, when a member falls ill, it is a bombshell. As it is, the earning member feeds the others with a lot of difficulties.
With someone getting sick, the whole budget gets upset, and they fall deeper into poverty,” he had said.Stating that the health cards will alleviate poverty, PM Imran said, We want to aid and safeguard the poor segments of the society by issuing health cards.Under the programme, Rs 720,000 will be allotted for every household. “At least in their difficult times they can have the consolation that they have the health card,” the prime minister had said, adding that a family can use the card at any hospital in any city and receive treatment worth that amount.

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Unrest, chaos won’t serve anyone’s interest: FM

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Tuesday said Pakistan wants peace in the region as unrest and chaos will not serve any one’s interest.
Talking to Pakistans High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood, who called on him in Islamabad, the foreign minister said Islamabad is seriously reviewing the emerging situation following the Pulwama attack in Indian-held Kashmir.
Mahmood was called back to Islamabad for consultations following the suicide bombing in which over 40 Indian soldiers were killed. India has accused Pakistan of having a hand in the attack, but Pakistan has rejected any insinuation that seeks to link it to Islamabad without investigation.We are seriously reviewing the emerging situation and I have written a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres apprising him about the situation, the foreign minister said.Minister says Indian leadership should not disturb peace in entire region for the sake of its internal politicsMeanwhile talking to media persons at Circuit House in Multan, Qureshi said Pakistan will not be deterred by Indian war threats.
In case of any misadventure, Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate in a befitting manner. It is easy to wage war but it is very difficult to wrap it up, he said.
The minister said Pakistan will act promptly since India was creating an environment of jingoism among its people after the Pulwama incident. He said Indian leadership should not disturb peace in the region for the sake of its internal politics.Pakistan will cooperate in case India provides actionable evidence about Pulwama incident, he added.Qureshi said India was trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, but it would not succeed in its designs.
He reiterated that Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil for terrorism. Pakistan has rendered over 70,000 sacrifices in the war against terror we can feel the sufferings and pains of families of those who have lost their dear ones in war against terrorism, he added.The minister also urged the leadership of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to not threaten regional peace and stability with the aim of furthering their political agenda. He once more impressed upon India the need for the two sides to sit down for dialogue and resolve all outstanding disputes including that of Jammu and Kashmir 2019.

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PSL 4: Multan Sultans to lock horns with Quetta Gladiators today

SHARJAH (Dunya News) – Multan Sultans are all set to lock horns with Quetta Gladiators on Wednesday as the second phase of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starts today in Sharjah after a two-day rest.
The match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 09:00 PM (PST).Lights , camera , action ! The historic venue of Sharjah Cricket Stadium getting ready to broadcast live action from #HBLPSL 2019, which resumes on Wednesday. will take on , with the match starting at 9 pm PST .
#KhelDeewanoKapic.twitter.com/FJ94e6b8wIFebruary 19, 2019Eight games will be played in Sharjah till February 24. High-scoring contests are expected at the venue owing to batting-friendly pitch.Multan Sultans captain Shoaib Malik, star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and West Indian Andre Russell are ready for the challenge against the Gladiators.Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan and other young bowlers will lead Multan’s pace attack and have finalized their strategies.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is hopeful to continue their undefeated run in the league.The spectators are excited to see power-hitting by Quetta’s Umar Akmal and Shane Watson.Akmal is also the leading run-scorer of the tournament at the moment with 119 runs in two games.It is pertinent here to mention that Quetta Gladiators (4 points) are at the top of the points table after winning two games out of two.Multan Sultans (2 points) played two matches and managed to win just one.The first phase of the PSL 4 was played in Dubai from February 14 to 17.

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Sharjah to host second phase of PSL 4 on Wednesday

SHARJAH (Dunya News) – The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has reached Sharjah and the second phase of the tournament will begin in the historical stadium on Wednesday (tomorrow).
Multan Sultans will face Quetta Gladiators at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium and the match will start at 09:00 PM (PST).Eight games will be played in Sharjah till February 24. High-scoring contests are expected at the venue owing to batting-friendly pitch.Both teams conducted practice sessions ahead of their match tomorrow. Multan Sultans captain Shoaib Malik, star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and West Indian Andre Russell are ready for the next challenge.Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan and other young bowlers will lead Multan’s pace attack and have finalized their strategies.On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is hopeful to continue their undefeated run in the league.It is pertinent here to mention that Quetta Gladiators (4 points) are at the top of the points table after winning two games out of two. Multan Sultans (2 points) played two matches and managed to win just one.The first phase of the PSL 4 was played in Dubai from February 14 to 17.

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Four arrested in Multan over ‘hate speech’

Four people were arrested in Multan on Thursday for their involvement in delivering hate speech of sectarian nature and defaming members of the government, a private TV channel reported quoting police.
In the speech made through a loudspeaker, the primary suspect allegedly incited the audiences religious emotions by issuing statements of sectarian nature and provoked them against the government of Pakistan and incumbent rulers, according to the first information report (FIR) of the incident, registered on the complaint of a police official against six named and 40-45 unidentified people.Four out of the six named persons have been arrested.According to the FIR, the nominated persons were spreading sectarianism and bigotry along with the main accused and raising slogans against the government.Two of the suspects recorded videos of the alleged hate speech through their mobile phones and later uploaded them onto and other social media.The case against the nominated suspects has been registered under sections 500 (defamation), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 109 (abetment with an accused) of the Pakistan Penal Code, 14 and 16 of the Maintenance of Public Order, and 3/6 of the Punjab Sound Systems (Regulation) Ordinance, 2015.The arrests come a day after Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced that a crackdown against hate speech on social media was on the cards.th 2019.

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Apple supplier Japan Display forecasts 5th straight year of losses

TOKYO: Japan Display Inc said it expects to post its fifth straight year of net losses, with a late shift to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens and slowing iPhone sales costing it orders from Apple Inc, its biggest client.3 billion yen for the October-December quarter.
The quarterly loss compares with the 17 billion yen average profit estimate of three analysts, according to Refinitiv data. For the full year, nine analysts had on average estimated a profit of 8.1 billion yen, the data showed.The losses are making the company desperate for fresh cash, as previous, publicly funded bailouts have failed to help the company reduce its dependence on Apple or to accelerate a shift to OLED panels.The company reiterated on Thursday it is in talks with multiple investors to bolster its finances and is aiming to reach an agreement soon.Kyodo news agency reported that the company is in talks to  receive up to 80 billion yen ($723 million) in a bailout from a group including Taiwanese touch panel maker TPK Holding Co  and Chinese state-owned Silk Road Fund.

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