PAKISTAN

  • New Zealand players wanted to abandon UAE series: Sources November 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had to contact their New Zealand counterpart in order to convince the Kiwi team to continue with their series in the United Arab Emirates following the tragic death of Australian batsman Phil Hughes. A well informed source in the PCB told PTI on Saturday that...
  • Moin Khan to continue as national selection and Pakistan team manager November 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce a new national selection committee early next month, but Moin Khan will continue to work as the chief selector. The PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media after the meeting of the Board of Governors in Lahore that four new selectors would be...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • Islamic State a cause of concern but won't let it gain a foothold in India: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst recent reports of growing influence of the Islamic State in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the banned terror outfit's impact in India is a cause of concern. However, he added that he had confidence in the security forces which are ready to face all kinds of...
  • Phillip Hughes death nearly led to calling off Sharjah Test, says NZ coach November 29, 2014

    The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third Test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson. Both sides took to the field in Sharjah on Friday and New Zealand reached the...
  • Pakistan must move beyond shaking hands to improve ties: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that India wants to have good neighbourly relations with Pakistan, but cautioned that mere shaking of hands would not restore such relations between the two countries. Addressing a Bharatiya Janata Party election rally in Uri town on phone after inclement weather prevented his scheduled...
  • World Snooker: Muhammad Sajjad, Yan Bingtao in title round November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad, until now unsung and unheralded, dished out a master class to outplay a precocious Zhao Xintong of China 7-3, aided by two superb century breaks, en route to the men's final in the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship on Friday. In the best-of-15 frames final on Saturday, Sajjad,...
  • 3rd Test: McCullum, Craig put Pakistan on back foot in Sharjah November 28, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351 on Friday. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever test hundred off 78 balls, and he and Kane Williamson combined for the Kiwis'...
  • Braving all odds, Army guards LoC in Gurez to stop infiltration before it snows November 28, 2014

    Gurez: Braving all odds, particularly cold and harsh conditions at the forward posts in the border town of Gurez in North Kashmir, the Army has maintained round-the-clock vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) to stop terrorists from sneaking into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) before snow blocks all...
  • J&K: Army kills fourth terrorist hiding in a makeshift bunker in Arnia sector, encounter ends November 28, 2014

    Jammu: The encounter in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir that was underway since Thursday morning has ended with the Army killing the fourth terrorist who had been in hiding in a makeshift bunker. Three other terrorists had been killed on Thursday during the fierce gunbattle with the Army. Four civilians...
  • Pakistan and New Zealand players mourn Phillip Hughes's death November 28, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and New Zealand teams and officials on Friday observed a minute's silence and wore black armbands to join the world in mourning young Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Hughes, 25, died yesterday from a rare head injury after a devastating on-field blow in a first-class match in Sydney, leaving the...
  • 40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail November 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Friday released 40 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from a jail here, officials said. The release of the prisoners from Karachi's district jail Malir comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif warmly shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • If India wants to restore ties with Pakistan, Kashmir issue must be discussed 'seriously': Nawaz Sharif November 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said India should not have cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks, insisting that there was "nothing new" in consulting Kashmiri leaders ahead of a dialogue. "We had been talking to the Kashmiri leaders in the past whenever Pakistan-India talks are held. This is nothing new...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • Saudi Arabia beheads 9th Pakistani since mid-October November 27, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing to nine the number of people from his country executed since mid-October. Mohammed Rahman Mohammed Asghar had been "tried and found guilty of smuggling a large quantity of heroin into the kingdom," the official Saudi Press Agency said....
  • Businessman to fund Pakistan hockey team's expenses for Champions Trophy November 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan men's hockey team will take part in next month's Champions Trophy in India after a high-profile businessman and cricket fan has agreed to bear the expenses of the team for the tournament, a top official of the national federation said on Thursday. Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Rana Mujahid said...
  • Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success; meeting Sharif a normal courtesy: MEA November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat but no end to logjam over pacts November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the retreat at the SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting between the two leaders is just being seen as a courtesy call to share pleasantries. "Yes, they have met and shook...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands, meet at SAARC retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands and met briefly during the retreat at the Saarc Summit Thursday, a day after Modi conspicuously avoided Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. "Yes, they have met and shook hands at the retreat," Nepal...
  • Former Pakistan Minister claims to have proof of IS presence in the country November 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former interior minister Rehman Malik has claimed that he had documentary evidence about the presence of the dreaded Islamic State terror group in the country. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should sensitise the world community about the rapid penetration of IS into several countries and use the forum...
  • Deal with banned players with caution: Ehsan Mani to PCB November 27, 2014

    Karachi: Former ICC President, Ehsan Mani has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to proceed with caution while dealing with the tainted cricketers who were banned for spot-fixing. Mani, who is in Lahore, said he got the feeling that perhaps PCB was rushing things to get the banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir...
  • Play suspended in Pakistan-NZ 3rd Test after Phil Hughes' death November 27, 2014

    The start of the second day's play in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket agreed to delay the start of play and will decide the...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board declares Ahmed Shehzad fit November 27, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said that opener, Ahmed Shehzad has recovered from his head injury and will be considered for the one-day and T20 series against New Zealand starting next month. An official said that the medical panel of the board which includes senior manager medical, Dr Sohail Saleem...
  • SAARC initiatives caught in Indo-Pak logjam; Modi, Sharif come face-to-face at the retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In the last ditch effort to push Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to ink the regional connectivity agreements, all heads of the SAARC nations are meeting in Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from Kathmandu for a retreat. The retreat is a tradition of SAARC Summit where leaders hold...
  • Pakistani actress Veena Malik shocked at conviction for blasphemy; says her faith in the country's judicial system still intact November 27, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed "shock" at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country's judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward. An anti-terrorism...
  • Pakistan: Police recover 33 minor girls from Karachi home November 27, 2014

    Karachi: Police in Pakistan's biggest city have recovered 33 minor girl students of a religious seminary who had apparently been handed over to a family by a teacher and a supervisor of the madrassa over non-payment of a debt. Acting on a complaint filed by the local residents, police raided a...
  • India-Pakistan friction threatens to scupper efforts by SAARC leaders to boost trade ties November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and exchanges of fire across the...
  • Has Modi isolated Pakistan at SAARC? November 26, 2014

    Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are sensitive to each other's security, and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region." ...