8 Pakistani Runners Participate in 53rd New York City Marathon

At the 53rd New York City Marathon, a group of Pakistani runners demonstrated their remarkable talent and unwavering determination, leaving a lasting impression with their display of endurance and resilience.In spite of the demanding nature of the cou…

At the 53rd New York City Marathon, a group of Pakistani runners demonstrated their remarkable talent and unwavering determination, leaving a lasting impression with their display of endurance and resilience.

In spite of the demanding nature of the course, long-distance runners from different cities showcased their exceptional abilities.

The 53rd edition of the New York City Marathon, which took place on Sunday, November 5, showcased remarkable performances as over 50,000 participants raced through all five boroughs.

The participants from Pakistan, including Hamid Butt from Lahore, who was participating for the third time, Aamer Butt, Babar Ghias, Jamal Khan, Khadeja Usmani, Fawad Karim, Muhammad Raza, and Saad Usmani took part in the marathon.

Hamid Butt completed the marathon in 3 hours, 47 minutes, and 55 seconds. Another participant, Prem Kumar from New York, also in his third appearance, finished the race in 3 hours, 58 minutes, and 46 seconds.

Aamer Butt, hailing from New York, made his ninth marathon appearance, finishing the race in 4 hours, 11 minutes, and 1 second.

Babar Ghias, a Chicago native, delivered a remarkable performance by completing the marathon in 3 hours, 50 minutes, and 31 seconds.

Jamal Khan, a resident of New York, successfully finished his second marathon, recording a time of 4 hours, 44 minutes, and 42 seconds.

Khadeja Usmani, hailing from Boston, displayed an impressive performance by completing the race in 6 hours, 24 minutes, and 17 seconds.

London-born Fawad Karim demonstrated his prowess by achieving a finishing time of 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 29 seconds.

Saad Usmani, another New York resident, completed his third marathon in 6 hours, 26 minutes, and 5 seconds.

In his inaugural marathon, Muhammad Raza from Memphis crossed the finish line with a time of 5 hours, 29 minutes, and 42 seconds.

Maeen Ud Din from the UAE finished the NYC Marathon in 4 hours, 34 minutes, and 11 seconds, Shabab Hussain, an American athlete, took 4 hours, 52 minutes, and 10 seconds, while Shahnawaz, a local New Yorker, completed the race in 4 hours, 22 minutes, and 40 seconds.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Babar Azam Loses No.1 Spot in ICC ODI Batting Rankings After 951 Days

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently released an update to the ODI batting rankings, and Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, has lost his top spot after holding onto the position for approximately the past three years.In this latest update…

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently released an update to the ODI batting rankings, and Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, has lost his top spot after holding onto the position for approximately the past three years.

In this latest update, Indian emerging talent, Shubman Gill, has claimed the top spot, displacing Babar Azam to second place.

Shubman Gill has managed to secure 830 rating points, which puts him 6 points ahead of Babar Azam, who currently holds 824 rating points.

It should be noted that Babar Azam maintained his position at the top of the ODI batting rankings for 951 days.

During this period, Babar Azam’s exceptional performance led to numerous records. He became the record holder for the most centuries scored for Pakistan, and he boasts the best batting average in Pakistan’s history.

Looking ahead, Babar Azam still has a chance to reclaim his top spot, especially with the ongoing World Cup in 2023. Pakistan is set to face England, and Babar has the potential to make a significant impact with his batting prowess. If Pakistan manages to qualify for the semi-finals, Babar has the ability to deliver remarkable innings for his team, which could further solidify his position in the rankings.

Here are the latest rankings:

Position Player Team Rating

1 Shubman Gill India 830

2 Babar Azam Pakistan 824

3 Quinton de Kock South Africa 771

4 Virat Kohli India 770

5 David Warner Australia 743

6 Rohit Sharma India 739

7 Rassie van der Dussen South Africa 730

8 Harry Tector Ireland 729

9 Heinrich Klassen South Africa 725

10 Dawid Malan England 704

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Pakistan Football Team Awaits NOC From Govt. Yet Again

Pakistan football team’s trip to Saudi Arabia is on the ropes due to the late submission of documents to get a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from the Pakistani government. According to an official at the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), it is advised t…

Pakistan football team’s trip to Saudi Arabia is on the ropes due to the late submission of documents to get a ‘No Objection Certificate’ (NOC) from the Pakistani government. According to an official at the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB), it is advised that all federations apply for the NOC six weeks prior to the departure of the athletes.

This should be considered that the national football side qualified for the 2nd round on 17th October which means that the six-week rule was already out of bounds.

Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) was also facing an issue with the Punjab Board of Revenue which resulted in PFF not having its office for the next couple of days after the win over Cambodia on 17th October 2023.

The majority of the players are the same who played against Cambodia last month, so it is baffling to see why it’ll take so long to get the clearance for the NoC. Imran Kayani seems to be the only new addition to the Pakistani squad.

Saudi Arabia will host Pakistan on 16th November 2023 at Damman Stadium for the first match of the 2nd round of 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The green shirts will then return home to face Tajikistan on 21st November 2023.

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SECP Allows China Chengxin to Collaborate With Pakistani Credit Rating Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has allowed China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Rating Company Limited as an internationally recognized credit rating institution to enter into joint venture or technical collaboration arrange…

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has allowed China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Rating Company Limited as an internationally recognized credit rating institution to enter into joint venture or technical collaboration arrangements with any credit rating company in Pakistan.

In this connection, the SECP issued a notification on Wednesday.

According to the S.R.O1482(I)/2023, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 40B of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Act, 1997 read with clause (g) of regulation 4 of the Credit Rating Companies Regulations, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan is pleased to notify the China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) Credit Rating Company Limited as internationally recognized credit rating institution for the purpose of entering into joint venture or technical collaboration arrangement with any credit rating company in Pakistan.

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Price of Gold in Pakistan Rises Slightly

The price of gold in Pakistan increased by Rs. 200 per tola on Wednesday to settle at Rs. 214,200.According to the data released by the All-Pakistan Gems and Jewellers Association (APGJA), the price of gold (24 carats) rose by Rs. 200 per tola to Rs. …

The price of gold in Pakistan increased by Rs. 200 per tola on Wednesday to settle at Rs. 214,200.

According to the data released by the All-Pakistan Gems and Jewellers Association (APGJA), the price of gold (24 carats) rose by Rs. 200 per tola to Rs. 214,200 while the price of 10 grams registered an increase of Rs. 172 to close at Rs. 183,642.

The price of gold fell by Rs. 400 per tola on the opening day of the week i.e. on Monday while the price declined by Rs. 200 per tola yesterday (Tuesday).

In the international market, spot gold was largely unchanged at $1,967.10 per ounce by 0751 GMT, while the US gold futures stood at $1,974.10

Source: Pro Pakistani