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Pakistan round-up: Cricketers test positive for Covid, terror attack in Karachi and more

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Jun 29, 2020, 17:41 ISTNEW DELHI: From several Pakistani cricketers testing Covid-19 positive to the deadly terror attack at the stock exchange building in Karachi, here’s what made headlines across the border recently. Round-up of recent developments in Pakistan: 1 Pakistan Stock Exchange comes under attack; 10 killed, hostage situation foiled Four heavily…

Pakistan cricketers reach England for series amid COVID-19 pandemic

Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq arrives at Manchester Airport on June 28, 2020. (Jan Kruger/Getty Images)MANCHESTER: A 31-member Pakistan contingent, including 20 players, reached England on Sunday as six out of their 10 coronavirus-infected cricketers were held back despite returning negative when tested the second time. The Pakistan cricketers and 11 support staff members arrived on…

Seven more Pakistan cricketers test positive for COVID-19

Representational Image (Photo credit: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)KARACHI: Seven more Pakistan cricketers, including Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz, selected for the tour of England have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 10, the PCB revealed on Tuesday. The seven who tested positive on Tuesday are Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran…

MEA warns Pakistan over two missing Indian officials

NEW DELHI: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Monday summoned Pakistan’s Charge d’affaires to India and issued a demarche over the “disappearance” of two Indian high commission officials in Islamabad, according to sources. Earlier, the Indian high commission in Pakistan had said that two of its officials are missing and that the matter was…

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