PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan convict dressed in white for hanging before last-minute stay March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man charged as a child with murder was dressed in a white uniform, ready for hanging, and told to write his will before the execution was postponed, his family said on Thursday. Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004 when he was burnt with...
  • Light intensity earthquake hits J&K March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: An earthquake of low magnitude was felt in Srinagar and other parts of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, the Meteorological Department said. "A slight intensity tremor, measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale was felt at 7.15 AM today," a MET spokesman said. He said the epicentre of the earthquake was J&K-Pakistan...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia to beat Pakistan with ease, says Brad Hogg March 19, 2015

    Brad Hogg also said that Mohammad Irfan injury will be a big plus for Australia and that's going to put holes in Pakistan's bowling attack. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Back-in-form Pakistan look to upset formidable Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: This is quite the irresistible force against the immovable object, a potential humdinger if there was one. Australia, a potent mix of flair and substance, style and method, against Pakistan, effervescent and explosive, emotional and prone to wild mood swings. This has all the trappings of a classic; whether...
  • World Cup: Bowlers can help Pakistan beat Australia, says Darren Gough March 19, 2015

    Pakistan need to win the toss and field first and reverse swing can be key for team from sub continent against Australia. ...
  • World Cup: Pakistan can tide over problems to surprise Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: They used to say once of West Indies that they had a production line which just kept throwing up one fast bowler after another, no worries. In fact, so rapidly was the production line unearthing quicks that several careers overlapped, several immensely talented pacemen slipped through the cracks. The same...
  • Pakistan game a 'World Cup final', says Michael Clarke March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will approach Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan like a final, saying he expected a "tough challenge" from Misbah-ul-Haq's men in the make-or-break game. Pakistan have lost nine of their last 10 one-dayers to Australia on Australian grounds, including all of the last seven, but Clarke...
  • World Cup: Favourites don't always win, says Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq fired the first salvo ahead of his team's World Cup quarter-final match in Adelaide on Friday, saying Australia will be favourites - but that favourites don't always win. The odds are in favour of four-time champions and co-hosts Australia, but Pakistan's unpredictable nature and four consecutive wins...
  • World Cup 2015: Time for Australia, Pakistan to get things right March 19, 2015

    Well, the showdown between Australia and Pakistan will certainly be an interesting one. No quarter-final of an ICC Cricket World Cup should be easy, but Pakistan is really gaining some momentum at the right time of the tournament. Both teams have played well to date, the only real test for...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan need to maintain aggressive approach against Australia March 19, 2015

    Aggression is the best defence against a team like Australia. And Pakistan's aggression has got a severe blow when Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final against the host. Irfan could have sent jitters into the strong Australian batting line-up, but such is...
  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting after six months March 18, 2015

    Jammu: After a gap of over six months, Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers held sector commander-level flag meeting on Wednesday as the two sides called for bringing "much needed peace" on the border in the wake of recent exchanges of heavy fire. "On the request of Pakistan, a Sector Commander-level...
  • LeT, ISI training 60 terrorists in 42 terror camps in PoK: Intelligence inputs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major security threat for the country, Intelligence inputs indicate that 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is active again. Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba are training terrorists to be suicide bombers, according to the inputs. According to sources, 60 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists are being...
  • Pakistan 2018 FIFA World Cup tie switched from Lahore to Bahrain March 18, 2015

    Pakistan's World Cup qualifier at home to Yemen is to be played on neutral territory in Bahrain after 16 people died and dozens were injured in Sunday's suicide bombings at two churches in Lahore. Soccer's governing body FIFA said in a statement on Wednesday that the Asian zone first round second...
  • Over 10 lakh queries on India-Pakistan World Cup match March 18, 2015

    Guwahati: Over 10 lakh search queries were recorded during the India-Pakistan tie in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup, a latest analysis by Google said. According to the global search engine, more than 10,00,000 search queries were made from across the country on Google Search for the February 15 match in...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi still in detention: Pak High Commissioner March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Affirming that 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi "was not released and still in detention", Pakistan's High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Wednesday gave assurance that the country's judiciary would take action against him. "I want to tell you that Mr Lakhvi has not been released, he was...
  • Past clashes add spice to Pakistan-Australia World Cup duel March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: The stage is set for an explosive contest at the Adelaide Oval on Friday as Pakistan and Australia square up in the World Cup quarter-finals against the backdrop of a history of feisty clashes. Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis admits previous games between the two teams have been hard-fought and...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia count on steep bounce to trouble Pakistan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Ahead of their cricket World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan on Friday, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said it will be a "different story" for the Asians as they will face steep bounce at the Adelaide Oval wicket unlike those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where they had beaten the...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India's road to the quarter-finals March 18, 2015

    Given the Men in Blue's below-par show in the Test series and the ODI tri-series that followed Down Under, no one expected India will turn the tables like they have and that too on the biggest cricket stage of all - the ICC World Cup. India won all their six matches...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ready to cope without X-factor Mohammad Irfan March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis described Mohammad Irfan as the team's X-factor but insisted they can still defeat Australia despite the giant seamer being ruled of the tournament with a stress fracture of his pelvis. The lanky 7 foot, one inch paceman suffered a fracture to his hip bone and was...
  • LeT planning to launch fresh attack against India, claim Intelligence inputs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major security threat for the country, Intelligence inputs indicate that 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is active again. Interception by intelligence agencies shows Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) is training young people in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). According to sources, 60 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists are...
  • World Cup: Australia call-up Steve Waugh for words of wisdom March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia have called up former captain Steve Waugh for advice as they prepare for the World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Waugh, 49, a veteran of four World Cups and part of the winning squad twice in 1987 and as captain in 1999, had a...
  • Decision to retire after World Cup will not change: Misbah-ul-Haq March 18, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said his decision to hang up his boots from one-day international cricket after the World Cup is final and will not change. "I had decided to retire from ODIs after the World Cup after giving it much thought and it was the right time to take...
  • World Cup 2015: Saeed Ajmal available if Pakistan reach semi-final March 18, 2015

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the option of flying out off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to Australia for the cricket World Cup was available if Pakistan reached the semi-finals of the tournament. Khan said that Ajmal could replace the injured pacer Mohammad Irfan, who was ruled out of the World...
  • Politics poses hurdles in improving India, Pakistan ties: Abdul Basit March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said "politics or issues" posed hurdles in improving bilateral ties, although people on both sides of the border wished the relationship to flourish and foster growth. "While people on both sides of the border wish the relationship to foster growth, politics...
  • World Cup: Pakistan wouldn't mind facing India again, says Misbah-ul-Haq March 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced captain Misbah-ul-Haq says his team wouldn't mind facing India in the semi-finals if they progress beyond the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup. In an exclusive interview to PTI from Adelaide on , Misbah said it will be another opportunity for them to try and break the jinx...
  • India, Pakistan set to resume bilateral cricketing ties from December March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December this year, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said here Tuesday. "Pakistan and Indian cricket teams, would be playing a bilateral series in December this year. We are working very hard on that, it will be happening...
  • World Cup: Akram looking forward to battle of left-arm pacers in Aus-Pak clash March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Wasim Akram can't wait to see five left-arm seamers in action when Australia and Pakistan clash on Friday for a World Cup semi-final spot, but admits Mitchell Starc is his favourite exponent. The Adelaide showdown promises a feast of left-arm pacemen with Australian spearhead Starc the leading wicket-taker in the...
  • Injured Mohammad Irfan ruled out of Pakistan's World Cup squad March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of Pakistan's squad ahead of the World Cup quarter-final against Australia due to a stress fracture of the pelvis. The 7-foot (2.1-meter) tall fast bowler had medical scans on Monday which revealed a stress injury, but weren't considered conclusive. Pakistan team physiotherapist...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson wary of danger from Pakistan March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian allrounder Shane Watson expects Pakistan to come out firing in Friday's World Cup quarter-final, saying a knock-out situation usually brought out the best in them. "They can play some incredible cricket, as they have in times I've played against them, but they also can self-destruct quite quickly as well,"...
  • World Cup: Pressure on Australia not Pakistan, says Sarfraz Ahmed March 17, 2015

    Adelaide: In-form opener Sarfraz Ahmed believes the pressure of expectation will be on Australia when the co-hosts take on Pakistan in a highly-charged World Cup quarter-final, vowing an attacking approach from his team. The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman hit his team's first hundred of the World Cup which helped Pakistan beat Ireland in...