Pakistan

  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI August 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk),...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of MisbahulHaq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Creative team of 'Mardaani' not ready to compromise on the film, won't release it in Pakistan August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Yash Raj Films Rani Mukerjistarrer 'Mardaani', which released in India Friday with an Adult certification, wont hit the screens in Pakistan due to demands for a few changes. A spokesperson for the film said that when the Pakistan Film Censor Board saw the film that addresses the issue of...
  • Ceasefire violation: Heavy firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians; jawan, 3 others injured August 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday morning as it fired on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector and Arania sub sector. Two civilians were killed and three others suffered injuries in the firing. One jawan too has been hurt in...
  • Islamabad protests: Imran returns to negotiating table, party lawmakers resign August 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Mounting further pressure, 34 opposition lawmakers resigned from the National Assembly on Friday to force the Nawaz Sharif government to quit but their party Pakistan TehreekiInsaf surprisingly decided to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for antigovernment protests in...
  • Pak ceasefire violations no cause for worry, we are prepared: IAF chief August 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday said there was no tension as such in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan but "we are all prepared". "We all are prepared, there are no tensions as such if you ask me...this is nothing exception, this has been happening, and...
  • PCB waits on ICC anticorruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anticorruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anticorruption laws in...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests August 22, 2014

    Islamabad: With antigovernment protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and invited...
  • Pakistan court order to file murder case against Nawaz Sharif challenged August 22, 2014

    Lahore: Three Pakistani federal ministers on Friday challenged a sessions court's decision to register a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of Canadabased cleric Tahirul Qadri. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Railways...
  • Pakistan protest leaders assure court they will follow Constitution August 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two antigovernment protests in Pakistan, on Friday assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations. The two are staging separate sitins in front of the parliament to dislodge Prime Minister...
  • Pakistan regroup for Sri Lanka onedayers August 22, 2014

    Hambantota: Pakistan and Sri Lanka begin a threematch oneday series on Saturday hoping to gauge each other's firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away. The two former world champions have been drawn in different halves for oneday cricket's showpiece that is to be played in...
  • Saeed Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka August 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's leading offspinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two oneday internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action. Saeed, 36, will head to Brisbane from Colombo on August 23 with his test scheduled the next day. The...
  • Not India, Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land: Mirwaiz August 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN the Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq explained his meeting with Pakistan High Commission on Monday. In response to the only two stakeholders of Kashmir statement of MEA, the separatist leaser said neither India nor Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land....
  • Crisis in Pakistan deepens; government's talks with protesters stalled August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Thursday as dialogue between protesters headed by Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri and the government broke down but Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ruled out any crackdown on the siege of Parliament. The fragile dialogue between the government and protesters that had yesterday raised hopes...
  • US following different policy for Pakistan: Imran Khan August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday criticised the US for its statement against "any extraconstitutional changes" in Pakistan, saying it is adopting a different policy for the country over poll rigging. "Why the United States is following a different policy for Pakistan when it would never accept election results in...
  • Islamabad: Imran Khan suspends talks with government, calls for nationwide protest August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Thursday hardened his stand by withdrawing from dialogue with the government and vowed to continue his fight till the end, apparently buoyed by the Supreme Court's washing off its hands of the protests. Pakiatan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief cleric Tahirul Qadri whose thousands of...
  • Pakistan Parliament rejects demand for Nawaz Sharif resignation August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the antigovernment protesters' demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the Parliament. Protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri camping in the capital have demanded that Sharif should quit and assemblies be dissolved. The resolution by...
  • We do not support extraconstitutional changes in Pakistan: US August 21, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it does not support any extraconstitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking his resignation over allegations of corruption and election rigging. "We support the constitutional and electoral process in Pakistan, which elected Nawaz Sharif...
  • Imran Khan begins talks with Pakistan government over protests August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: The protest against the Nawaz Sharif regime took a new turn on Thursday with cleric Tahirul Qadri opening a dialogue with government and Imran Khan sticking to his 'notalks' position unless the Prime Minister resigns as the Supreme Court summoned both the leaders tomorrow for hearing a petition against...
  • BJP veteran hails Centre's decision to call off talks with Pak August 20, 2014

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi hailed the government's decision to call off Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan after the latter's envoy held meetings with Kashmiri separatists. ...
  • Islamabad protests: Army seeks peaceful resolution, cleric Qadri ready for talks; Imran Khan fumes August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: As the siege of Parliament continued, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday shut the doors for negotiation with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns while cleric Tahirul Qadri was open to dialogue after the army sought peaceful resolution to the weeklong crisis. Khan, however, said he would...
  • Pakistan's SC summons Imran Khan, cleric Qadri over antigovernment protests August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri on a petition filed against them over their protests that have called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster. The Supreme Court issued notices to Pakistan TehreekiInsaf (PTI) chairman Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Qadri...
  • India, Pakistan face trust deficit August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It was Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit's first public statement, since the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off. And he made it clear that for his government, it wasn't a question of an "eitherOr" when it comes to speaking to Kashmiri separatist leaders, which of course was...
  • India suffer 02 defeat against Pak in football friendly August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 02 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the twomatch series 11 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 10 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...
  • Islamabad turmoil: Imran Khan vows to storm PM house, Qadri calls for encircling Parliament August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence with thousands of his supporters while cleric Tahirul Qadri asked protesters to encircle the Parliament, even as the powerful army warned that the sanctity of key buildings in the heart of the capital be...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Pakistan: Imran's lookalike big draw at 'Azadi March' August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his lookalike who has been a big draw at the protest. Jamal Shah, a lecturer of English at a private college in Nowshera in...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside archrivals and eighttime champions Pakistan in the 10nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...