Category Archives: Education

Peshawar Zalmi announces launch of Madrasa Cricket League

Pakistan Super League’s team Peshawar Zalmi has announced launch of the third league, The Madrasa Cricket League, in collaboration with the Zalmi Foundation and the World Council of Religions.

In a media talk, Chairman of Peshawar Zalmi , Javed Khan Afridi said that the main aim of this league is to promote peace and interfaith harmony among the youth.

He said that through sports, the message of peace and prosperity can be spread throughout the world.

Javed Afridi said through this league, the students of madrasas will be diverted towards cricket and they will also be exposed to religious conferences that will help them in enhancing their knowledge.

In the first phase of the league, following teams will take part: Al-Haq Smashers, Al-Maqasid Fighters, Al-Hilal Challengers, Al-Nasr Swingers, Al-Wahda Hitters, Al-Wasl Supernovas, Al-Noor All-Rounders, Al-Khair Riders, Al-Muttahidoon Creatives and Al-Ittehad Peace builder.

After phase one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the league will be spread in other provinces of the country where there will be a final between the best madrasa teams.

Other two leagues of Peshawar Zalmi were school league and the Global league.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Russian military delegation begins negotiations with militants in Syria’s Deraa

In Syria, a senior Russian military delegation began negotiations with militants in rebel-held area of Deraa city today.

According to rebel sources, negotiations started over implementing the terms of a surrender deal reached last Friday that also includes evacuation of rebels and a weapons handover.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Punjab: Govt approves 60-day extension in deployment of rangers

The Punjab Government has approved a sixty-day extension in the deployment of the rangers in the province.

According to the spokesman of the Punjab government, a summary for the extension of the rangers’ deployment in the province will be dispatched to the ministry of interior for final approval.

The rangers have been deployed in Punjab under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 for the joint intelligence based Operations in the province.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Reported Violations of the Southwest Ceasefire

The United States remains deeply troubled by reports of increasing Syrian regime operations in southwest Syria within the boundaries of the de-escalation zone negotiated between the United States, Jordan, and the Russian Federation last year and reaffirmed between Presidents Trump and Putin in Da Nang, Vietnam in November. Syrian regime military and militia units, according to our reports, have violated the southwest de-escalation zone and initiated airstrikes, artillery, and rocket attacks.

The United States continues to warn both the Russian government and the Assad regime of the serious repercussions of these violations and demands that Russia restrain pro-regime forces from further actions within the southwest de-escalation zone. During their call this weekend, Secretary Pompeo stressed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the critical nature of mutual adherence to this arrangement and the unacceptable nature of any unilateral activity by the Assad regime or Russia. The United States expects all parties to respect the ceasefire, protect civilian populations, and avoid broadening of the conflict. We remain committed to maintaining the stability of the southwest de-escalation zone and to the ceasefire underpinning it.

Source: U.S. Department of State

ICC issues ranking for Men’s T20 cricket with Pakistan at top

In the latest rankings by the International Cricket Council of Mens T20, Pakistan top the table with 131 ratings with 3,270 points.

The ranking was issued after the Pakistan-Scotland series.

Australia are at second position with 126 and India at third position with 123 ratings.

Source: Radio Pakistan


SRINAGAR (KASHMIR), May 24 (NNN-PTI) — Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir by opening fire last night, Army sources said.

There was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Kamalkote in Uri sector last night, the sources said here.

They said the Pakistani opened fire from 11 pm to 12:30 am last night.

However, there was no loss of life.

There was effective retaliation from our side, the sources said. — NNN-PTI