Ansar Burney

  • Sarabjit's killing leaves jailed sepoy's family in despair 08-05-2013 01:19 AM

    Faridkot: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's killing in a Lahore jail has left the family of another prisoner of war in Pakistan, a worried lot. Surjit Singh, a BSF sepoy who is a prisoner of war for the past 42 years in Pakistan, remains untraceable and his wife Angrez Kaur and...
  • Shocked to hear nonsense accusations by Sarabjit's sister: Burney 02-05-2013 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Human rights activist Ansar Burney on Thursday refuted the claims made by Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur. Dalbir Kaur had claimed that Burney demanded Rs 25 crore from her to ensure Sarabjit's release from Pakistan. Rubbishing Dalbir Kaur's claims, Burney tweeted, "I was shocked to hear...
  • Ansar Burney demanded Rs 25 cr to save my brother: Sarabjit's sister 02-05-2013 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur appealed on Thursday to all countrymen to unite and attack Pakistan, where her brother breathed his last in the wee hours of the day after remaining comatose for nearly a week following a brutal assault by his fellow inmates in a...
  • Attack on Sarabjit may hit Pakistan-India ties: Daily 29-04-2013 11:13 AM

    Islamabad: The attack on Sarabjit Singh could have serious implications for Pakistan-India ties, said a Pakistani daily, adding that the fate of the Indian death row prisoner was caught in the problematic relationship between the two countries. Sarabjit was admitted to a Lahore hospital after a murderous attack on him...
  • 'Exerting pressure on Pak to give best medicare to Sarabjit' 28-04-2013 02:44 PM

    Bangalore: All efforts are being made to exert pressure on Pakistan to ensure best medical treatment for Sarabjit Singh, Union Minister Manish Tewari said on Sunday. "All of us are extremely concerned about the condition of Sarabjit," Tewari told reporters, rejecting criticism of opposition parties that the attack on Singh...
  • Attackers wanted to kill Sarabjit, say main accused 28-04-2013 12:53 PM

    Lahore: The main accused in the brutal attack on Indian national Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail have told investigators that the attackers planned to kill him to take revenge for bombings he was accused of carrying out in Lahore. According to a preliminary report prepared by Deputy Inspector General...
  • India offers help in Sarabjit's treatment, wife demands his return 28-04-2013 08:00 AM

    New Delhi/Lahore: With Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh continuing to be in a coma and battling for life in state-run Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, India has offered medical assistance to Pakistan in treating him and has said Delhi will use the incident as an additional ground to push hard...
  • Authorities fail to provide Sarabjit security: Lawyer 27-04-2013 01:45 AM

    Lahore: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh had spoken of a threat to his life from a fellow prisoner after the execution in India of Afzal Guru but Pakistani authorities failed to provide him adequate security, his lawyer said on Friday. "Sarabjit told me and a CID (Crime Investigation Department)...
  • MV Suez sailors back after 10-month ordeal 24-06-2011 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: As the families of six Indian sailors who were onborad the MV Suez reached Delhi's international airport, there was a sense of relief. For the last 10 months they were meeting up as families who shared a common fear - will we ever get to see our men...
  • Indian sailors of MV Suez reach Delhi 24-06-2011 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: After 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of MV Suez reached the Delhi Airport on Friday. They were welcomed by their families and friends who praised and thanked Pakistani Human Rights activist Ansar Burney, who arranged for the ransom money to get the sailors...
  • Indian sailors of MV Suez to reach home today 24-06-2011 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: After 10 months of captivity by Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of MV Suez will reach New Delhi on Friday. The pirates released the crew of the Egyptian-owned ship, comprising six Indians, four Pakistanis, 11 Egyptians and one Sri Lankan after ransom of $2 million was paid to...
  • MV Suez sailors reach Karachi, families jubilant 23-06-2011 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unprecedented emotional scenes played out in Karachi on Thursday after the crew of MV Suez comprising Indians and Pakistanis finally hit land 10 months after being captured by Somalian pirates. The six Indian sailors will start their journey back home on Thursday night. The hero of the moment...
  • Indian crew of MV Suez to reach home in 3 days 20-06-2011 08:31 AM

    New Delhi: Even after being released last week by Somali pirates for $2 million ransom, the nightmarish journey continues for the sailors of Egyptian merchant vessel MV Suez. While moving out from the troubled water, they were nearly hijacked by another group of pirates. The 18 crew members of Egyptian...
  • MV Suez crew abandon ship, to be brought to Pak 19-06-2011 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: Freed from Somali pirates, sailors of MV Suez continue to be on a nightmarish journey back home. They had to abandon ship after their fuel ran out and a tug boat failed to reach them due to bad weather. Earlier they were nearly hijacked by another group of...
  • MV Suez crew members may reach home by June 20 17-06-2011 03:33 PM

    Islamabad: Six Indians and 16 other crew members of an Egyptian-owned merchant vessel, recently freed by Somali pirates following 10 months in captivity, are expected to reach their home countries by June 20, Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney said on Friday. The ship MV Suez is currently on its way...
  • Families await return of the released sailors 14-06-2011 09:10 PM

    New Delhi: The families of the six abducted Indian sailors aboard MV Suez may be relieved and eagerly awaiting their return, but in the end, the entire episode has left a bitter taste, specially because of the manner in which the government handled the crisis. The Sharma family in Jammu...
  • 1971 PoW languishing in Pakistan jail? 30-04-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Leading rights activist Ansar Burney claims that an Indian prisoner of war - captured during the 1971 war - has been found in a Pakistani jail. Burney says the PoW is Surjit Singh who was captured in 1971 and his jail term ended in December 2010. Burney says...
  • All Indian prisoners to benefit from amnesty: Pak 22-06-2008 01:02 PM

    Bangalore: Branded as a One-day international and Twenty20 specialist, Suresh Raina said that he was keen to shrug off the tag and cement his berth in the Indian Test team, and felt that his effort of 55 on the second day against New Zealand in the second cricket Test here...
  • Pak govt behind Burney's deportation: Sources 01-06-2008 04:03 PM

    London: Tom Maynard, the Surrey batsman and son of former England allrounder Matthew Maynard, has died after being hit by a London underground train, the English county and the Metropolitan Police have confirmed. He was 23. Maynard had started his cricketing career with his original county, Glamorgan, but had moved...
  • After denying entry to Burney, India says sorry 01-06-2008 02:02 AM

    Southampton: Australia great Shane Warne has had a stand named after him at the headquarters of Hampshire, the English county where he enjoyed several successful seasons as captain. It's a huge moment, Warne told the BBC after the stand bearing his name was officially opened before the start of the...
  • Burney deported for lack of proper papers: Govt 31-05-2008 08:48 PM

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to play a series of three one-day internationals and an equal number of Twenty20 matches against Australia in August-September, but the venues for the matches will be decided in the next few days, a senior PCB official told PTI. Since now we...
  • Burney wrongly mentioned port of embarkation: Sources 31-05-2008 09:16 AM

    Lahore: The Pakistan cricket Board wants former Test captain and fast bowling legend, Wasim Akram to spare time to coach at a camp for emerging players to be set up at Gaddafi stadium from June 20th. Intikhab Alam, the former Test captain who heads the PCB national academy affairs told...
  • Ex-Pak minister Ansar Burney deported on arrival in India 30-05-2008 11:14 PM

    Kingstown, St. Vincent: India A were reeling at 57 for 4 at stumps on the third day of the second unofficial four-day Test, chasing a 220-run victory target against West Indies A here at Amos Vale. India lost all their top-order batsmen, including the in-form skipper Cheteshwar Pujara, to left-arm...
  • Burney hopes Sarabjit would be released soon 03-05-2008 01:19 AM

    Former ICC (International Cricket Council) president, Ehsan Mani said that governments and law enforcement agencies of the various cricket boards should work together to fight corruption in the sport, adding that India's role could be significant in the matter. Mani said a lot depended on India finding a way to...
  • Sarabjit case: Key witness retracts statement 27-04-2008 09:26 AM

    Mirpur: Chittagong Kings notched up their fifth victory in eight outings in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League, beating the Dhaka Gladiators by 13 runs at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The win takes them to 10 points and in second place behind Khulna Royal Bengals. Darren Bravo struck...
  • Burney to collect evidence for saving Sarabjit 03-04-2008 01:45 AM

    Melbourne: Indian batting mainstay Rahul Dravid didn't turn up for the net practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday but the side's media manager insisted that he is fine and only wanted to take a break ahead of the first Test against Australia beginning on Monday. Dravid normally...