Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail wins gold at Asian Championship

Pakistani female powerlifter Twinkle Sohail has won the gold medal in the Asian Bench-Press Powerlifting Championship being held in Muscat, Oman.

The Pakistan female team has accompanied the men team for the first time at the Asian Powerlifting Championship being held in Muscat from Oct 1 to 5.

Seven powerlifters – three women and four men – are representing Pakistan at the event in Muscat.

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Charity beyond borders: Indian NGO raises funds for Pakistani girl’s treatment


MUMBAI: As tensions between India and Pakistan run high and leaders from either side lock horns over a range of political differences, a rare act of kindness from across the border might have changed a Pakistani girl’s life forever.

An Indian non-governmental organisation (NGO) has raised almost Indian Rs1.3 million in funds for the treatment of a young Pakistani girl, who suffers from Wilson’s disease — a rare genetic disorder, said a reportpublished on The Time of India.

Saba Tariq Ahmed, a 15-year-old Karachi resident, returned home along with her mother Nazia, after undergoing treatment for the disorder — that results in poisonous accumulation of copper in the body — at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai.

TOI quoted Jaslok hospital CEO Dr Taran Gainchandani as saying: “Saba and her mother, Nazia, boarded an afternoon flight for Karachi. They were extremely happy about how well the treatment worked for Saba.”

According to the report, Saba’s family was assisted financially for her treatment twice between April and October, 2015.

In April-May, an NGO, Bluebells Community, raised INR 700,000 from Mumbai citizens. “But Saba did not respond too well to the regularly prescribed medicines for Wilson’s disease,” TOI quoted liver specialist Dr Aabha Nagral, who has been treating the teen, as saying.

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Austrian company finds gas reserves in Sindh


VIENNA: Austrian oil and gas company OMV has found gas at the Latif exploration block in Sindh, according to a press release issued by the company on Monday.

The Latif South-1 well had a gas throughput of 2,500 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) a day during testing, the company said in a statement.

“We are very pleased with this exploration success,” Johann Pleininger, an OMV board member in charge of exploration and production, said in a statement

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