PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along International Border in Jammu, Kathua December 27, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from Border Security Force. This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the past four days. "Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on Vikraman post along the IB in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • Dawood Ibrahim's conversation caught on tape, location traced to Karachi December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's...
  • Pakistan will do well at World Cup: Ahmed Shehzad December 26, 2014

    Karachi, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad is of the firm belief that the national cricket team can do wonders at the 2015 ICC World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-Mar 29. The last time the World Cup was held in Australia, Pakistan turned out...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi challenges detention in Pakistan high court December 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Friday challenged his detention under a public security order in the high court in Islamabad after the Pakistan government rejected his plea seeking release. "Today Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court, challenging his detention...
  • Pakistan kills Peshawar school massacre planner and Taliban commander Saddam December 26, 2014

    Peshawar: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Agency. "Saddam had been killed in the Gundi area of Jamrud by the security forces in an operation yesterday. One of his accomplices...
  • Umar Gul yet to recover, may not be considered for WC December 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has revealed that national cricket team's most experienced pacer, Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad, as he is yet to completely recover from his knee problem. Gul underwent an operation last year in Melbourne after...
  • Kamran Akmal may make it to Pakistan WC squad December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal could be a surprise inclusion in Pakistan's final World Cup squad after he continued his rich vein of batting form in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold league at the National Stadium here. Kamran, out of favour with the selectors in the one-day format since...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan united in fight against terrorism, divided on military courts for swift disposal of cases December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the time has come to take "extraordinary measures" to crush terrorism in the country even as political parties remained divided over the issue of military courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. This came even as a court in Pakistan upheld...
  • 26/11 prime accused Lakhvi appeals to Pakistan government for release December 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Wednesday submitted an application with the Pakistan government seeking an end to his detention under a public security order slapped on him soon after being granted bail in the 26/11 case. "We have filed a representation (plea) with the...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place December 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists December 24, 2014

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: PHF December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Franchises don't want to risk Pakistan players' security in IPL: PCB December 24, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has admitted that participation of country's players in the lucrative Indian Premier League is not possible due to security concerns of the T20 event's franchises. Khan said that the Indian cricket board officials had told him clearly that they had no...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Hiranagar sector December 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. The infiltration bid was foiled. No casualties reported so far. ...
  • Present Pakistani team can win the World Cup: Moin Khan December 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani wicket keeper Moin Khan says that the current Pakistani team has what it takes to be the champions in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Khan, who was a part of the World Cup winning team of 1992, has his hopes pinned on the big event returning to...
  • Pakistan government fails to act on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail, court vacations begin December 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan government on Tuesday again failed to file a plea challenging the bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on the last working day for courts ahead of a two-week winter break, citing that the judge has not released the copy of the order....
  • Mohammad Hafeez to fly to Chennai for bowling action test December 23, 2014

    Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is expected to fly to the Indian city of Chennai on December 25th for his bowling action test at the International Cricket Council bowling centre. A member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it is yet to be decided if...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August December 22, 2014

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • Pakistan forced to delay 26/11 accused Lakhvi's bail appeal as he hasn't got the court order yet December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another legal hitch in the trial of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Pakistan government prosecutor said that he has been forced to delay an appeal against his bail as Lakhvi is yet to receive a copy of the court order. Lakhvi, accused in the...
  • India to seek clarification from UN on reference to 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed as 'sahib' December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Perturbed over calling 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as as 'sahib' by a UN Security Council panel, India will seek a clarification on it from the world body. It is understood that the government will seek the clarification on the usage in the communication...
  • Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan as execution campaign widens December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged four Islamist terrorists on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last Tuesday. None of those hanged has anything to do with Tuesday's school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani...
  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack December 21, 2014

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 151 people -- mostly children -- in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup December 21, 2014

    Pakistan's experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a news conference on Sunday that after the World Cup, which starts on February 14, he will focus on T20 matches leading up to the T20...
  • Pakistan executes 4 convicts for involvement in attack on ex-President General Pervez Musharraf December 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday hanged four prisoners, convicted for involvement in attack on former President General Pervez Musharraf. Three other prisoners were hanged to death on Friday. On December 18, Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on the death sentences and 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been...
  • Pakistan cry foul after losing kabaddi final against India December 21, 2014

    Amritsar: Pakistan captain Shafiq Chishti alleged umpires being biased towards opponent team after they lost the Kabaddi World Cup final 42-45 to India here on Saturday. The players accused the organizers of bias and foul play to ensure that India won. They accepted the prize money as runners-up but only...