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ICC T20 World Cup: Scotland to take on PNG, Oman to lock horns with Bangladesh 

In first match, newbies Papua New Guinea (PNG) will take on Scotland at 3:00 pm and the second match will be played between Bangladesh and Oman at 7:00 p.m. at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground.

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Muscat: In the qualifying round of ICC Cricket World Cup at Muscat, two matches will be played on Tuesday (today).

In first match, newbies Papua New Guinea (PNG) will take on Scotland at 3:00 pm and the second match will be played between Bangladesh and Oman at 7:00 p.m. at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground.

Scotland, began their T20 World Cup campaign on a resounding note, will point their guns at Papa New Guinea for the fifth match of the tournament on Tuesday at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Al Amerat.

Scotland sent shock waves on Sunday by edging out Bangladesh by six runs.

Meanwhile, PNG had a shaky start as they were handed defeat by hosts Oman by 10 wickets, chasing 130 with 38 balls left.

Scotland Squad

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

PNG Squad

Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea

Bangladesh Squad 

Mahmudullah (c), Mohammed Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shamim Hossain. Reserve Player: Rubel Hossain and Aminul Islam.

Oman Squad 

Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas , Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Kashyap Prajapati, Naseem Khushi, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah and Bilal Khan

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Pakistan reports 10 deaths as ongoing impact of COVID-19 weakens  

Around 336 fresh coronavirus cases emerged while 10 people succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours amid 'Omicron' threat.

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Islamabad:  Amid a steady decline in Covid-19 infections, Pakistan's coronavirus positivity ratio further fell to 0.78%, the total death toll reached to 28,777. 

Around 336 fresh coronavirus cases emerged while 10 people succumbed to the disease in last 24 hours amid 'Omicron' threat.

Pakistan’s government will step up COVID-19 vaccination efforts and is expanding the criteria for vaccine booster shots, amid fears of the Omicron variant.

According to the latest figures issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 336 persons were tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. 

The total number of cases has reached 1,287,161. 

As many as 1,246,464 patients have recovered from the disease.

Punjab

The number of patients swelled to 443,519 in the province with 13,041 causalities.

Sindh

The number of infections has surged to 476,830 in the province, while the death toll has reached 7,626.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The confirmed cases have surged to 180,383 in the province with 5,862 casualties.

Balochistan

There are 33,507 confirmed cases while 360 patients have died from the infection so far.

AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan

There are 34,579 coronavirus cases in the AJK while the death toll has reached 742. On the other hand, there are 10,413 cases in GB with 186 coronavirus deaths.

Islamabad

There are 107,930 cases in the capital city while 960 people have lost their lives.

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PM Imran Khan to launch 'Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’ today

This would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Pakistan's largest sports programme, 'Kamyab Jawan Sports Drive’, today, in a bid to revive sports culture for producing national heroes.

According to details, Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the drive at Jinnah Stadium Sports Complex, Islamabad.

In the first phase, the project will provide an opportunity to the talented youth of Pakistan to prepare themselves to display their skills at the international level in 12 sports, including hockey, cricket, football, handball, wrestling, weightlifting, squash, volleyball, skiing, judo, boxing and athletics.

Youth falling in the age group of 11 to 25 years will participate in the sports competitions.

The sports competitions will be held across the country, including Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and one million youth will go through a process of selection.

Earlier on Sunday, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar said this would be the biggest sports programme in the country’s history that would enable active participation of the youth in healthy physical activities.

He said under its first phase, twelve different games for male and ten for female would be arranged across 25 regions under the talent hunt programme. The age bracket for the both would be 11-25 years.

 

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Jhang Assistant Commissioner shot dead by relatives

Assistant Commissioner (AC) Jhang Imran Jaffer has been shot dead by his cousins on Sunday in area of ​​Chiniot district, GNN reported.    

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Jhang: In a tragic incident, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Jhang Imran Jaffer has been shot dead by his cousins on Sunday in area of ​​Chiniot district, GNN reported.    

Reports quoting sources said that the slain assistant commissioner had gone to his native village and got himself in a heated argument with his paternal cousins.  

Angry relatives abruptly opened fire on him—killing him on the spot.

Imran Jaffer had been posted as AC Jhang a few months back. 

Reportedly, the dispute started when Imran’s relatives, verbally abused. His relatives opened fire in a fit of rage. The suspects, then, fled the scene immediately.

Chiniot police rushed to the spot after getting information and shifted the deceased to THQ Bhavana.

Police, however, have started an investigation into the incident and the area has been cordoned off. 

IG Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan took notice of the murder of Assistant Commissioner Jhang Imran Jaffer in his native village.

IG Punjab has sought report of the incident from RPO Faisalabad.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar expressed grief over the death of Assistant Commissioner and directed the concerned authorities to submit a report as soon as possible. 

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