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The Islamic veil across Europe

Countries across Europe have wrestled with the issue of the Muslim veil – in various forms such as the body-covering burka and the niqab, which covers the face apart from the eyes. The debate takes in religious freedom, female equality, secular traditions and even fears of terrorism. The veil issue is part of a wider debate about multiculturalism in Europe, ... Read More »

Could a sports hijab boost number of Muslim women playing sport?

Sport England’s latest participation figures suggest less than one in five Muslim females exercise at least once a week – lower than any other faith group. Could a sports hijab make a difference? A martial arts champion from east London thinks so – and the BBC Asian Network has found out more. What is a hijab? It is a veil ... Read More »

Bangladesh Premier League signs Hasan Ali

Bangladesh Premier League signs Hasan Ali LAHORE (Dunya News) – After displaying wonderful performance in Pakistan Super League (PSL) and ICC Champions Trophy, national fast bowler Hasan Ali has been signed by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for its upcoming edition. The right-arm pacer will be a part of league’s popular franchise Comilla Victorians, and the news has been verified by ... Read More »

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance

Hijab in Sports: How Muslim Women Athletes Are Fighting for Acceptance Muslim athletes have helped kickstart a new discussion about allowing Hijab to be worn in competition. In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim woman athlete competing for America to wear hijab during the Rio Olympics. As one of the most-talked about Olympians in a group that included names ... Read More »

Monsoon currents penetrating southern parts of Pakistan: METMonsoon currents penetrating southern parts of Pakistan: MET

The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Thursday said monsoon currents are penetrating southern parts of the country. A shallow westerly wave is affecting central and upper parts of the country and likely to persist during the next few days. Seasonal low lies over north Balochistan and strong monsoon currents are likely to penetrate upper parts of the country on Friday, the ... Read More »

Opposition sees strong case against PM Nawaz

Opposition sees strong case against PM Nawaz ISLAMABAD: Leaders from opposition parties spoke to the media prior to the start of the Panama case hearing on Thursday. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid, one of the petitioners in the case, said all those saying there are no cases against them will be out of office before his August 13 ... Read More »

From refugee camps in Peshawar to Lord’s: dizzying rise of Afghan cricket

KHURASAN REFUGEE CAMP, PAKISTAN: The manicured emerald pitch at Lord´s in London, where Afghanistan played for the first time ever Tuesday, is a world away from the border refugee camps where the country found its love for cricket. In dusty Pakistani camps like Khurasan, young barefoot cricketers have no pitch, no kit, no wickets, no helmets, no gloves and no ... Read More »

Women`s World Cup: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 15 runs

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 15-run in their last league match on Saturday of Women`s World Cup at Leicester. A sure-footed inning by Dilani Manodara of 84 runs off 129 provided an opportunity for the Lankan team to achieve a fighting total of 221 runs. Diana Baig in her 10-over bowling spell took three wickets, while, Asmavia Iqbal, Sana Mir, ... Read More »

Sana Mir likely to lose captaincy, place in team

ISLAMABAD: Sana Mir is likely to lose captaincy as well as her place in the team after Pakistan’s woeful performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England. “She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week about her future role in ... Read More »

Sarfraz looking forward to T20 stint with Yorkshire

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said he’s looking forward to get maximum advantage from the much-awaited opportunity to play county cricket during his stint with Yorkshire. Sarfraz, who led his team to a dream victory in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, was signed by Sarfraz signs up for Yorkshire in England’s T20 Blast Yorkshire last week for a short ... Read More »