Pakistan reclaim top spot in ICC T20 rankings
Pakistan reclaim top spot in ICC T20 rankings after beating New Zealand
Pakistan ICC T20 ranking is back to the top spot as they outplayed New Zealand by 18 runs on January 28 to win the three-match Twenty20 International series against the hosts 2-1. Importantly, the victory also saw them reclaim the number one spot in the ICC T20 rankings. Staging a stirring comeback after being blanked out 5-0 in the One-Day International (ODI) series against the hosts, Pakistan displayed their traditional…
first pakistani women samar khan scale African mountain on bicycle
Samar Khan becomes first Pakistani woman to scale Africa’s highest peak
Pakistani cyclist and athlete Samar Khan created history in December 2017 when she became the first woman from the country to scale Africa’s highest peak, The 27-year-old from Dir, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is clearly on a quest to break stereotypes and records as this is not the first time her instinct for adventure has led to history being made. In 2016, she became the first woman in the world to have cycled…
Pakistan clinches 15 gold medals at Oceania Powerlifting Championship 2017
Pakistani female power-lifters paid off the trust reposed in them in dramatic fashion, winning 12 of the 15 gold medals that the country’s athletes won at the Oceania Powerlifting Championship 2017 and Pacific Invitational held in Singapore from December 7-10. At the event Pakistan were represented by four female power lifters making it the largest female contingent from the country to take part in an international competition. The country’s spectacular…
Pakistan junior squash team wins World Team Junior Squash Championships 2016
Pakistan Junior Squash Team upset top seeds and defending champions Egypt 2-1 to lift the World Team Junior Squash Championships 2016 on August 16. The event, held in Poland, saw the second-seeded Pakistan regain the title they had last won back in 2008. The Pakistan junior squash team comprised Ayaz Ahsan, Israr Ahmed and Shoukat Abbas with the latter two winning their respective matches against their Egyptian counterparts in the…
Victorious Pakistan snooker team members return home
Pakistan win IBSF World 6-Red Team Snooker Championship 2017
Pakistani cueists put up a stupendous show at the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker Championship 2017, winning both the gold and silver medals at the team event, and the bronze medal in the individual championship. The 36-team event, held in Hurghada, Egypt, saw Pakistan fielding two teams, with both the national outfits winning their respective semi-finals to reach the final of the World Team Snooker Championship, held on August 10. This…
Pakistan thrashes England to reach CT final for 1st time
Pakistan beat England in the semi-final of ICC Champions Trophy 2017
The ICC Champions Trophy semi-final between Pakistan and England saw the hosts receive a thorough trouncing as the tourists romped home by eight wickets at Cardiff on Wednesday, June 18 to reach the final of the mega event for the first time. The Pakistan vs England encounter had started off with the home side deemed favourites, but the national team upset expert opinion in some style, chasing down the 211-run…
Pakistani becomes world number one boxer in flyweight category
Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem tops WBC flyweight rankings
Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem, the current World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion, has become the world’s top-ranked boxer in his category for the month of June. Waseem has become the first Pakistani to top the monthly world rankings. The country’s only professional boxer will now head to Panama to participate in two training fights that will be held under the aegis of the WBC. According to The Express Tribune,…
Col (retd) Abdul Jabbar becomes fourth Pakistani to scale Everest Pakistan shining
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Colonel (retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti becomes fourth Pakistani to scale Everest
Accomplished Pakistani mountaineer Colonel (retd) Abdul Jabbar Bhatti became only the fourth person from the country, and the first from outside the Gilgit-Baltistan region, to scale the world’s highest mountain peak, Mount Everest, on May 22. Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara and Samina Baig have been the other mountaineers from Pakistan to have this achievement under their belts. Mohammed Saad, another mountaineer who was part of Colonel (retd) Bhatti’s expedition, also…