PAKISTAN

  • India says Islamic State not yet a threat 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Islamic State and al Qaeda do not yet pose a threat to India, the national security adviser said on Tuesday, despite attempts by the ultra-radical groups to enlist support from among India's huge Muslim population. Flags of the Islamic State have appeared in Jammu and Kashmir, India's only...
  • Pakistan court admits petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification 6 hours 6 minutes ago

    Lahore: A petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on money laundering charges has been admitted by a court for hearing, 23 years after it was filed. A Lahore High Court comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh yesterday admitted the petition after listening...
  • India wants to resolve all issues with Pakistan through talks: NSA 6 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that there are no problems which cannot be resolved, India on Tuesday said it would like to address all its issues with Pakistan through talks while having an "effective deterrence" to deal with terrorism emanating from there. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval also emphasised that India wants to...
  • Australia aim for top Test spot in series against Pakistan 11 hours 29 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings when they face host Pakistan in the two-Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which starts on Wednesday in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here. A two-nil series win over Pakistan will lift Michael...
  • Mitchell Marsh, Stephen O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Canberra: On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover. With Mitchell Marsh and Stephen O'Keefe expected to receive their first baggy green caps ahead of the first Test, starting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), many...
  • Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought 16 hours 59 minutes ago

    Dubai: Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of their premier spinner Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal, who has been suspended due to an illegal bowling action, has single-handedly ruled the...
  • Australia's warm-up loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    Dubai: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia's 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai. "It's quite nice to see them lose," said Waqar of the Pakistan `A` team`s win in Sharjah in a four-day...
  • Pakistan suspends channel for airing programme against judiciary Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday suspended a television channel for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million for airing a derogatory programme against the judiciary. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) suspended ARY News' license for a period of 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10...
  • Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed Yesterday

    Sydney: Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said on Monday that he has gained five kilos which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers. "If you put in more...
  • Imran khan says Pakistan Hindus can return after his party comes to power Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan has said that the Hindus who fled the country after being persecuted will return home if his party comes to power. "I am hopeful that people from Hindu community, who had fled Pakistan after facing atrocities, would return when Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) comes to power,"...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India Yesterday

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday. "We will...
  • Hafeez not worried about bowling action in Australia Tests 2 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said on Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during a Champions League Twenty20 game last month. The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday....
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq 2 days ago

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • Pakistan include three uncapped players in Test squad against Australia 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan included three uncapped players on Saturday in their squad for the two-Test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Batsman, Haris Sohail, pace bowler Imran Khan and leg spinner Yasir Shah were named in a squad trimmed down to 16. Sohail, a left-hander, scored a century in the...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto holds first public rally in Karachi 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday held his first public rally here, launching his political career in a big way. Around 40,000 persons were deployed to provide security cover for the rally at the Bagh-e-Jinnah adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi keeping in view the...
  • Pakistan: PTI Chief Imran Khan expects election by 2015 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf chief Imran Khan has claimed that the general elections in the country would be held next year and asked his party workers to gear up for the polls. "2015 is the year of election, so start preparing for the polls," Khan told his supporters at a public rally...
  • Michael Clarke flops again as Pakistan A beat Australia 3 days ago

    United Arab Emirates: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke flopped for the second successive time as Pakistan A romped to a 153-run victory on the last day of their four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Saturday. Clarke, who scored 10 in the first innings, could make only 5 runs in the...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for peace: Pakistan Army Chief 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Saturday said that the resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for establishment of sustainable peace in the region. Addressing a passing-out parade at Military Academy in Kakul, General Sharif said that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide their fate...
  • PTI chief Imran Khan expects Pakistan elections next year 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has declared that 2015 will be election year as he asked his supporters to prepare for a fresh poll. He made the announcement while addressing a rally at the Sports Stadium in Sargodha on Friday evening, The Nation reported. Imran Khan termed the 60 per...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Poonch 3 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another case of ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Indian Army posts in Poonch's Hamirpur sector. The firing occurred on Friday night from 9 PM to 10 PM. No casualties have been reported so far. Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice by firing on forward posts along the LoC and...
  • Babar Azam, Haris Sohail tons Pakistan A lead to 338 4 days ago

    United Arab Emirates: Young batsman Babar Azam and Test hopeful Haris Sohail smashed centuries as Pakistan A swelled their lead to 338 against Australia on the third day of their four-day match on Friday. Azam, 20, made an unbeaten 114 and rookie left-hander Sohail, who has been named in a 19-man...
  • Pakistan government wants peace within and outside borders: Nawaz Sharif 4 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development. "Pakistan desires peace and tranquility both within and outside its borders so that the much needed socio-economic development goals are achieved. We cannot afford to be distracted in...
  • Pakistan accounts for 80 per cent of polio cases: WHO 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan, which accounts for nearly 80 per cent of polio cases globally, remains the "greatest single risk" to eradicating the crippling disease due to a ban imposed by militants on immunisation, the WHO has said. The World Health Organisation in its progress report held Pakistan responsible for failing to curb...
  • Afridi shouldn't be in team, says former PCB chairman 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Ejaz Butt doesn't appear to have forgotten his three-year-old dispute with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi as he said that the former captain didn't deserve to be in the national team. After an impromptu meeting with the serving chairman, Shaharyar Khan at the Gaddafi...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian Army posts in Hamirpur 4 days ago

    Hamirpur: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again, along the Line of Control in Hamirpur sector in the Rajouri district. Pakistani forces fired at Indian Army posts late on Thursday night. Small arms firing continued for about 90 minutes. No injuries have been reported so far. Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad terms Pakistan Army as a 'rogue army' 5 days ago

    Kathua: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday lambasted Pakistani Army for deliberately targeting civilians and said it was "rogue army" as authorities of the neighbouring country have no control over it. "Pakistani Army is a rogue army because Pakistani authorities have no control over their Army which is an...
  • Doolan's ton takes Australia to 273/8 against Pakistan A on Day 2 5 days ago

    Sharjah: Alex Doolan hit an elegant century and Steven Smith continued his fine batting form by scoring 58 on the second day of the four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Thursday. Doolan hit a dozen boundaries and three sixes in his knock of 104 off 194 balls before he was...
  • India cannot carry out surgical strikes inside Pakistan: Sartaj Aziz 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said that India cannot afford to carry out "surgical strikes" inside the country as it is aware of Pakistan's response to any such action. National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz claimed that the current border tension was part of a bigger conspiracy by Indian government to blame...
  • PM to address top military commanders on Friday 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the country's top military commanders for the first time on Friday at a conference during which he will outline his strategic vision and get a briefing on the overall security situation. The Combined Commanders' conference of the three Services is expected to...