Pakistan

  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league 41 minutes ago

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a below-par domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in Islamabad on August 25, following a telephonic conversation of the two diplomats on Tuesday. The meeting holds significance as it comes after an array of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board to approve new constitution 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is set next week to adopt a new constitution intended to make the appointment of its chairman more democratic and weaken political influence. The changes come as the board prepares to hold a fresh election to end a long-running power struggle for the top job. "The amended...
  • 13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    Islamabad: At least 13 militants were killed on Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners,...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir 11 hours 58 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too 9 hours 59 minutes ago

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • Pakistan violated ceasefire 19 times since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over Yesterday

    New Delhi: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir 19 times since the new government took over and the Indian side retaliated appropriately in each case, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "Our head has not bowed... This government will not let our heads bow,"...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena opposes talks with Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Slamming the 'sari and shawl' diplomacy with Pakistan, ruling NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that the government should hold no talks with Pakistan and give it a "befitting" reply after the killing of a jawan in shelling at the Line of Control. "What is this sari and...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed Yesterday

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament. Jaitley had...
  • Pakistan's Supreme court orders elections for new cricket chief Yesterday

    LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule. The saga began in May last year when the then-chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf, was suspended for holding dubious elections. Since...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace 2 days ago

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily 3 days ago

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Kapoors' ancestral home in Peshawar crumbling: Report 3 days ago

    Islamabad: The dilapidated ancestral home of Indian film industry's celebrated Kapoor family in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar may crumble soon, according to a media report. The Kapoors lived in Dhakki near Peshawar's Qissa Khwani Bazaar -- the famous street of storytellers - before partition. A Dawn report today delved on...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu 3 days ago

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania 3 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Grant Flower vows to make Pakistan batsmen more consistent 4 days ago

    Pakistan's new batting coach Grant Flower has termed his new assignment as the biggest challenge of his coaching career and is hopeful of making the batsmen more consistent. The former Zimbabwe batsman told reporters in Lahore that he took up the assignment only because he believed he could make a difference...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan 4 days ago

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Grant Flower describes Pakistan assignment as a 'big challenge' 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's foreign batting coach Grant Flower has described his new assignment as a "big challenge" and said he was looking forward to convincing Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to do away with their habit of throwing away good starts. A day after reaching Pakistan for his two-year assignment, the former...
  • Kamran Akmal hurt at being ignored by selectors 5 days ago

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has said senior players need to be given more respect in Pakistan cricket. The experienced campaigner, who has been ignored by the cricket board and national selectors since the World T20 in Bangladesh, said that it was not fair for the selectors to judge a player...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • JuD says Saeed discussed Indo-Pak issues with Vaidik 5 days ago

    Lahore: Amidst the raging row over the meeting between an Indian scribe and the 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah on Thursday came out with a statement claiming that the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the Narendra Modi government were among topics discussed. JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid, who claimed to be present...
  • US officials hail Modi's steps to firm up ties with neighbours 6 days ago

    Washington: Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steps to improve ties with SAARC countries, top US officials, eminent South Asia experts and lawmakers have said he has shown firm commitment towards strengthening India's relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan. "When Prime Minister Modi invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard 6 days ago

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour 1 week ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I don't know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and...
  • RSS backs Vaidik openly over meet with Hafiz Saeed, calls him a patriot 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Ved Pratap Vaidik trouble continued for the government for a third day on Wednesday. Even as other political parties protest, the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideological wing, the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS) has openly backed Vaidik. The RSS has said that Vaidik is a patriot and what he did...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan kills one BSF personnel, injures four 1 week ago

    Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the International Border in Jammu district, killing one BSF personnel and leaving four injured. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena accuses Vaidik of sedition, urges Centre to act 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena has hit out at Ramdev aide Ved Pratap Vaidik for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Sena, in its political mouthpiece Saamana has accused Vaidik of sedition and being unpatriotic for meeting a terrorist. Sena has urged the government to act against Vaidik,...
  • Pakistan restrict Mohammed Irfan to ODIs and T20s 1 week ago

    Karachi: Pakistan team management have decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind team's interest in the next year's World Cup. Injury-prone Irfan was stopped from participating in any Ramazan tournament as coach Waqar Younis called him back to the national cricket academy to...