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Police register case on complaint of Playwright Khalilur Rehman Qamar

Writer says he was kidnapped and torture and that he paid a huge amount of money for his release from abduction

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Lahore: The Lahore police on Sunday registered a case on the complaint of eminent writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar that he was kidnapped and tortured.

Qamar told the police that a woman named Amina had called Qamar to her house saying she wanted to make a drama and when he reached the woman's house, the armed men kidnapped him.

The Payare Afzal writer had to give a huge sum of money to the kidnappers for his release.

Later the Sundar police registered a case of the incident based on his statement.

In the FIR, it is mentioned that the accused kept on torturing Qamar and kept moving him to different places, the accused threatened to kill him and asked him to request for more money from his relatives.

It was further stated in the FIR that the accused had transferred Rs250, 000 from Qamar's mobile phone and also took his watch, cash and ATM card.

Qamar is a famous writer and has given the industry some major hits. He is also known to have some controversial views on a variety of subjects.

 

 

 

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Women’s Asia Cup 2024: Pakistan beat Nepal by nine wickets

Chasing a target of 109, Pakistan reached it in just 11.5 overs, thanks to an outstanding 105-run opening partnership between Gul Feroza and Muneeba Ali

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Dambullah: Pakistan achieved their first win of the 2024 Women's Asia Cup, defeating Nepal by nine wickets on Sunday at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Chasing a target of 109, Pakistan reached it in just 11.5 overs, thanks to an outstanding 105-run opening partnership between Gul Feroza and Muneeba Ali.

Feroza celebrated her first T20I half-century, scoring a swift 57 off 35 balls, hitting 10 fours. Muneeba Ali remained not out with 46 off 34 balls, including eight boundaries.

Earlier, Pakistan chose to bowl first and quickly put pressure on Nepal.

Fatima Sana struck in the opening over, dismissing Samjhana Khadka for just 4 runs.

Nepal briefly recovered with a partnership between Sita Rana Magar and Kabita Kunwar, but then lost two wickets for 30 runs. Sadia Iqbal took key wickets, including Kunwar for 13 and captain Indu Barma for a duck.

Nepal's run rate slowed after Rubina Chhetry was dismissed in the 10th over. Sita Rana Magar made 26 off 30 balls before getting out in the 15th over.

A late push from Kabita Joshi and Puja Mahato helped Nepal reach a respectable total of 108 for 6 in their 20 overs.

Kabita remained unbeaten with 31 off 23 balls, hitting three fours and a six, while Mahato added a valuable 25 runs. Sadia Iqbal was the standout bowler for Pakistan, finishing with figures of 2 for 19.

 

 

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Training camp starts in Islamabad for Pakistan Street Child Football team

Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan says the government will establish sports endowment fund for youth to enable them realize their potential and Prime Minister accorded approval to it

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Islamabad: A five-day training camp started in Islamabad on Sunday for Pakistan Street Child Football team which was visiting Norway for the world cup.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the training camp in Islamabad, Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said their street child football team which remained runner up in the Street child Football World Cup last time would return champions this time.

He said the camp was jointly organized by Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination and the Prime Minister's Youth Program and would help field a tuned-up team for the world cup.

He said the government would establish sports endowment fund for youth to enable them realize their potential and Prime Minister accorded approval to it.

The Chairman also informed that ten sports academies for basic sports like cricket, hockey, and football would be established across the country this year as per vision of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

He said a state of the art biomechanical lab would also be established to provide students with physical nurturing and world class fitness facilities.

Rana Mashhood said there was no lack of talent in the country but the need was only to support and sponsor it.

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