PAKISTAN

  • Aussie pacer Siddle puts on weight to regain speed 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    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 6 hours 36 minutes ago

    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 9 hours 20 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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' 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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...
  • Mohammad Hafeez recovers from hand injury 4 days ago

    Islamabad: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has fully recovered from a hand injury and is fit for next week's first Test against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this month, Hafeez missed the one-off Twenty20 and the three one-day internationals against Australia after injuring his left hand during a practice match at...
  • Pakistan needs to 'incite' those fighting in Kashmir against India: Musharraf 4 days ago

    Islamabad: In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to "incite" those "fighting" in Kashmir. "We have source (in Kashmir) besides the (Pakistan) army. People in Kashmir are fighting against (India). We just need to incite...
  • Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq on Wednesday. Ajmal bowled a number of overs to experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez who has also resumed batting in the nets after having to return home from the UAE because...
  • Waqar Younis hopes Pakistan come good in Tests against Australia 4 days ago

    Sharjah: Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis raised hopes that his team will fare better in the upcoming Tests against Australia after suffering a 3-0 whitewash in the recent one-dayers. The countries are now preparing for a two-match Test series which starts with the first Test in Dubai from October 22,...
  • Asad Shafiq's century takes Pakistan A to 305/8 against Australians 4 days ago

    Sharjah: Asad Shafiq hit an aggressive unbeaten century for Pakistan A against Australia on the opening day Wednesday of a four-day match, a tune-up for the first Test next week. Shafiq, who is leading Pakistan A, reached 108 not out off 156 balls, with 13 fours and four sixes in a...
  • Indian Army recovers Pakistan-origin mine along LoC in Poonch 4 days ago

    Jammu: Army has foiled a cross-border plan to plant IEDs and target patrolling troops as they recovered one such Pakistan-made mine along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. "Pakistan origin claymore mine along with a knife, shawl, tracksuit and caps was recovered on LoC in Saujiyan Sector in Poonch on...
  • India thrash Pakistan 6-0 in Sultan of Johor Cup 5 days ago

    Defending champions India bounced back in style from their loss to Great Britain with a 6-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their third match of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Stadium in Malaysia on Wednesday. The two teams played traditional hockey in the first 15 minutes...
  • Rookie spinner in Pakistan's preliminary squad for Australia Tests 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan on Tuesday named uncapped legspinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with...