MUSTAFA KAMAL

  • Mustafa Kamal's remarks rile Congress leaders in Kashmir September 22, 2013

    Srinagar: Congress leaders in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday expressed resentment that senior National Conference (NC) leader Mustafa Kamal had taken on an "antiCongress posture" during a recent convention of his party in Srinagar. "Senior party leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ambika Soni were told to ask the NC leadership to rein...
  • Yasin sharing dais with Saeed in Pak creates flutter February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: JKLF leader Yasin Malik sharing a dais with LeT Chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan on Monday created a flutter in India. Congress spokesman Sandeep Dikshit urged the UPA government to look into the issue which was described as "very unfortunate" by Union Information and Broadcasting...
  • Omar's uncle makes a Uturn, says he's a patriot November 14, 2012

    Srinagar: National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal, who is also the uncle of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, on Wednesday made a Uturn on his reported antiIndia comments and said that he had been misquoted. Mustafa Kamal said that he was a patriot and had been being unfairly targeted...
  • Relatives make things difficult for me: Omar November 14, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is in yet another controversy, this time over his uncle Mustafa Kamal, who claimed that it was the government of India, not Pakistan, that was the real enemy of Kashmiris. "I have no hesitation in saying that our enemy is our own...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah's uncle calls India the enemy of Kashmiris November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is courting yet another controversy, this time over his uncle Mustafa Kamal's statement. Kamal claimed that it was the government of India, not Pakistan that was the real enemy of Kashmiris. He also accused Indian security forces of having vested interests...
  • Bangladesh board names politician as new chief October 17, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has named a ruling party Member of Parliament and business executive as the new president of its national cricket board. In a statement on Wednesday, the government says Nazmul Hasan, son of President Zillur Rahman, replaces AHM Mustafa Kamal who was recently made the vice president of the...
  • Geelani on payroll of ISI, says NC leader July 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Sunday accused hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani of being "a double agent" on "the payroll of Pakistan's ISI". "(Geelani is) a double agent ... a four time MLA who has been drawing pension and has been even on the payroll of...
  • BCB wants fullfledged tour of India: Kamal June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mustafa Kamal says he is hopeful of the national team visiting India for a maiden fullfledged tour this year. Kamal said that the BCCI chief N Srinivasan "has assured me that a tour could be possible by the end of the year". "We know...
  • Bangladesh surprised by BPL nonpayment claims June 9, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Cricket Board President AH Mustafa Kamal says he is surprised by claims that his board will be sued over its failure to pay players who took part in the inaugural Bangladesh Premier League. In a report published on Friday Tim May, the chief executive of the Federation of International...
  • FICA takes legal route over BPL payments June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The continued failure of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchises to clear the dues of players who took part in the Twenty20 league could hurt the board chief Mustafa Kamal's ambitions of becoming the next ICC president. Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has...
  • Pakistan should not doubt our sincerity: BCB April 23, 2012

    Karachi: Having drawn flak in Pakistan for postponing their muchanticipated tour, BCB president Mustafa Kamal has responded by saying that his sincerity in reviving international cricket in Pakistan should not be doubted. He also dismissed suggestions that he had committed to the Bangladesh team's tour to Pakistan this month in...
  • PCB to discuss fallout after B'desh cancel tour April 21, 2012

    Lahore: Disappointed with the postponement of the muchanticipated tour by Bangladesh, the Pakistan Cricket Board will meet on Sunday to discuss its fallout. The meeting has been called as the PCB is also not happy with the role of a section of the media in highlighting the security issues in...
  • FICA objects to Bangladesh touring Pakistan April 19, 2012

    Melbourne: The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) has described Bangladesh's decision to tour Pakistan for an ODI and a Twenty20 match as "chaotic and contradictory", saying players' safety should not be put at risk to "enhance someone's political or other aspirations". Bangladesh, in the last week of April, would be...
  • PCB wants fullstrength Bangladesh April 17, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keeping its fingers crossed over whether the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) would be able to convince its top players and team officials to tour Pakistan later this month to play a Oneday international and a Twenty20 match. Wellplaced sources in the board told...
  • Bangladesh say 'yes' to Pakistan tour April 15, 2012

    Dubai: Bangladesh will tour Pakistan later this month, becoming the first top level international cricket team to play in the country since 2009, the International Cricket Council announced Sunday. The ICC executive board, which is meeting in Dubai, was informed by the countries' cricket boards that the tour will take...
  • B'desh chief selector quits over interference March 7, 2012

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's chief national selector Akram Khan resigned on Wednesday citing interference in the squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup by the country's cricket board. Bangladesh board president AHM Mustafa Kamal omitted opener Tamim Iqbal, Akram's nephew, reducing the 15man squad to 14. Tamim, widely regarded as Bangladesh's best batsman,...
  • Bangladesh keen to tour Pakistan March 4, 2012

    Islamabad: The head of the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday that he would try to bring international cricket back to Pakistan after voicing satisfaction with security arrangements in the country, provided, though, that the tour gets the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Pakistan have invited Bangladesh to tour...
  • 'J&K situation not conducive for removing AFSPA' December 13, 2011

    Jammu: The BJP on Tuesday said the militant attack on a Jammu and Kashmir minister in Srinagar proved that the prevailing situation in the state does not allow withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act. "The present situation in Jammu and Kashmir does not allow withdrawal of AFSPA. The recent militant...
  • Omar asks uncle not to drag him into controversy November 22, 2011

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday refused to get dragged into a controversy sparked off by his uncle, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, who was ousted from two key positions in the ruling National Conference. Retweeting to a question posed by one of his followers on Twitter, Omar Abdullah...
  • NC leader asked to quit on Rahul Gandhi remarks November 11, 2011

    Srinagar: Cracking the whip, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked his younger brother Mustafa Kamal to quit party posts following his controversial remarks that AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has no role in the affairs of the state government and on AFSPA. "I have asked him to submit his...
  • Farooq asks Mustafa Kamal to quit NC posts November 10, 2011

    Srinagar: Cracking the whip, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Thursday asked his younger brother Mustafa Kamal to quit party posts for his controversial remarks on AFSPA. "I have asked him to submit his resignation from the post of chief spokesperson of the party as well as general secretary," Abdullah said. Kamal...
  • J&K: Army toughens stand on AFSPA November 6, 2011

    Srinagar: Ahead of the cabinet meeting slated later in November, the army has further hardened its stand over the AFSPA issue leaving very little leeway for Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who proposes partially lifting of the Act in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The army contends they would require some...
  • AFSPA within the purview of Home Ministry: Army Chief October 27, 2011

    Army Chief Gen VK Singh reacted to Farooq Abdulalh's brother Mustafa Kamal's statement accusing the Army of being behind the recent spate of violence in the valley. ...
  • AFSPA issue in J&K under MHA purview: Army Chief October 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Army is opposed to withdrawal of controversial AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General VK Singh on Thursday said the issue is under the purview of the Home Ministry. He said the Army has already given its inputs on the...
  • Army behind grenade attacks: exJ&K CM's brother October 26, 2011

    Srinagar: Diwali got off to a bad start in Jammu and Kashmir. National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah's brother Mustafa Kamal has accused the army of orchestrating the twin grenade attacks that occurred in Srinagar on Tuesday. The purpose, he says was to make the government rethink its decision to partially...