Pakistan

  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track for...
  • Asian Games 2014: India to meet Pakistan in men's hockey final 7 hours 28 minutes ago

    A brilliant field goal by Akashdeep Singh gave India a 1-0 victory over South Korea and a place in the men's hockey final at the Asian Games, in Incheon, on Tuesday. ...
  • Hindus in Pakistan town struggle to maintain religious ethos 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani Hindus in Thul, a town which once narrated stories of amity between Hindus and Muslims, are facing difficulty to maintain its pluralistic religious ethos due to increasing intolerance, forced conversions of teenage girls, among others, media said on Tuesday. The Hindu community that once constituted nearly half the...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources 12 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Younis Khan will not be disciplined by Pakistan 13 hours 33 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Disgruntled batsman Younis Khan will not be penalized by the Pakistan Cricket Board for criticizing the selectors after being dropped from the one-day international series against Australia. "For the moment, we will not take any disciplinary action against him, and hope he will settle down now," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan...
  • Waqar Younis questions timing of ICC crackdown on chucking 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of cricket authorities' crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup, and suggested that rules on bowling actions be relaxed for spinners. In an interview with AFP, the former pace great said key all rounder Mohammed Hafeez's confidence was left...
  • Shahid Afridi wants dignified exits for Pakistan seniors 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi said the team's senior cricketers should be given dignified farewells, after veteran batsman Younis Khan was unceremoniously axed from the one-day squad. An incensed Younis lashed out at selectors last week for not including him in their plans for next month's series against Australia, a decision...
  • Pakistan: SC adjourns PM Sharif disqualification hearing till October 2 Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till October 2 the hearing of a plea to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly lying to the parliament over asking the army to mediate a truce with anti - government protesters. The three-judge apex court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S...
  • Pakistan: Fresh murder, terrorism case against PM Sharif, 10 others Yesterday

    Islamabad: A fresh murder and terrorism case was on Monday slapped on Nawaz Sharif and 10 others, including his brother and ministers, over the death of three protestors during anti-government demonstrations last month, the third criminal case filed against the embattled Prime Minister. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party of cricketer-turned- politician...
  • 85 militants surrender in southwestern Pakistan Yesterday

    Islamabad: At least 85 tribal militants belonging to Bugti tribe of slain Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti on Monday renounced violence by surrendering their weapons, Pakistan security forces said. The militants bid adieu to violence in Sui area of the Balochistan province which is a stronghold for the followers...
  • Shashi Tharoor praises Modi's UN speech, says good reply to Pakistan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the United Nations drew applause from Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor on Sunday. "Strong speech by @PMOIndia at #UNGA2014. Soaring internationalism, support for democracy & environment, anti-terrorism. Good reply to Pak," Tharoor said on Twitter. At...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Younis Khan needs to show some maturity: PCB chief 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad as he is a very senior player...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Delhi eyes onions from Pakistan, Afghanistan to meet festive demand 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India is turning to Pakistan and Afghanistan to ensure that there is no shortage of onions in the national capital during the upcoming festival season. National Agriculture and Marketing Federation (NAFED) will import onions from the two countries in a bid to avert an onion shortfall in Delhi as...
  • Meeting of Pakistan High Commission with Hurriyat leaders was ill-timed: Sartaj Aziz 2 days ago

    New York: Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the UNGA and said that India is ready for talks with Pakistan, but not under the shadow of terror, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that they regretted the meeting with Hurriyat leaders. "In this case perhaps,...
  • In the Kashmir issue we stand by PM Modi, says Salman Khurshid 3 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan was a tough customer and India needs to deal with them. "Let us do this with dignity. Pakistan has been a betrayer for years now. In the Kashmir matter, the entire country stands together," said Khurshid. ...
  • India desires a peaceful, stable environment with Pakistan: PM Modi at UNGA 3 days ago

    Speaking at UNGA summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India wants peaceful and stable environment with Pakistan. "I am prepared to engage in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism, to promote our friendship and cooperation," the Prime Minister...
  • Willing to resolve Kashmir issue with Pakistan but without the threat of terror: PM Modi at UNGA 3 days ago

    United Nations: With a firm resolve and avoiding a war of words with Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that India is prepared to work towards resolving the Kashmir issue with the neighbouring country in a serious bilateral dialogue and a peaceful atmosphere, which should be without the shadow of...
  • Sena demands closure of Pak High Commission over Sharif's Kashmir rhetoric 3 days ago

    Jammu: Criticising Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in the UN, Shiv Sena's Jammu and Kashmir unit on Saturday held anti-Pakistan protests in Jammu and called the Centre to shutdown the office of the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi. "The Pakistan High Commissioner in India should be sent back...
  • Pakistan court orders filing of another murder case against Nawaz Sharif 3 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered registration of a fresh murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and 10 others over the death of three protesters during the anti-government demonstrations in August. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan had sought the court's intervention for launching of the case...
  • 1.3 kg heroin seized at India-Pakistan border 3 days ago

    Amritsar: Security forces on Saturday recovered 1.3 kg heroin, arms and two mobile phones having Pakistani SIM cards from Kahangarh border outpost area. Confirming the seizure, BSF DIG RPS Jaswal said troops had recovered 1.3 kg heroin worth Rs 6.5 Crore, one automatic pistol, one magazine, six cartridges, two Pakistani...
  • Pakistan: 250 policemen killed in Karachi in 1 year, says Official 3 days ago

    Karachi: Around 250 policemen have been killed in an ongoing operation against militants and criminals in Pakistan's largest city, a top police official said on Saturday and asked the government to provide them advanced weapons to fight the anti-social elements. Ghulam Haider Jamali, Inspector General of Police in the southern...
  • Former players speak up on Younis Khan ouster 3 days ago

    Karachi: After Younis Khan's salvo fired at former players for not speaking out on his axing from the national one-day squad, some of them have decided to speak up and said the senior batsman deserved better treatment and more respect from the cricket authorities. "I don't know what is wrong with...
  • Pakistan opt for 'mission cleanup' on suspect 'chuckers' 3 days ago

    Karachi: After the ban on ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan are on 'mission cleanup' with an astonishing 28 cases of suspect bowlers being reported in the ongoing national T20 championship at the national stadium. In all the instances, the match officials have reported or even stopped the bowlers from bowling. The...
  • Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen 3 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 29 Indian fishermen were on Saturday arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly entering the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Maritime Security Agency (MSA) officials, who also confiscated their five boats during a routine patrol. The fishermen were almost 10 kilometres inside Pakistan territorial waters...
  • Nawaz Sharif's speech on Kashmir has imprints of Pakistan military hawks: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Criticising Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in United Nations General Assembly, the Congress on Saturday said his speech had "imprints" of Pakistani military hawks as he and his government were "under siege" in Islamabad. The party said thar it was "unbecoming" of the Pakistan...
  • India should not respond to Pakistan's Kashmir provocation in UN: Alvi 3 days ago

    Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturdayy said, "A reply will give importance to Pakistan PM's statement at United Nations General Assembly, we must ignore his statement." ...
  • BJP: No point raising Kashmir at UNGA 3 days ago

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra slammed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday saying that there was no point raising the topic of Kashmir at UNGA since Jammu and Kashmir is an issue where there are only two stakeholders involved, but for the sake of answering, the MEA will give an answer...