Pakistan

  • HC annuls appointments of Waqar Younis, Grant Flower as Pakistan coaches May 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket on Monday plunged into crisis as the Islamabad High Court, which had restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Board, declared in its detailed judgement all decisions taken by the Najam Sethi-led management committee since February as "null and void". The judgement means all the decisions taken by...
  • Zaka Ashraf takes charge of Pakistan Cricket Board as turmoil rolls on May 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's reinstated cricket chief Zaka Ashraf took charge of the national board Monday, with the future of national head coach Waqar Younis and batting coach Grant Flower hanging in the balance. Ashraf was restored to the chairmanship of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by a court ruling on Saturday,...
  • India should not shy away from 'contentious' issues: Pakistan May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday said India should not shy away from dealing with "contentious" issues like Jammu and Kashmir which need to be resolved for the two countries to move on. Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit also said first four-five months of the new government will be...
  • Two Indian journalists leave Islamabad after abrupt expulsion May 19, 2014

    Islamabad/Wagah: The two Indian journalists posted in Islamabad on Monday left for home after their abrupt expulsion even as India has taken up the issue with Pakistan. Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and Hindu newspaper's Meena Menon left early on Monday for India after they were given...
  • Nawaz Sharif invites Modi to Pakistan, says 'hope BJP win boosts ties' May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan has invited India's PM-elect Narendra Modi to visit the country. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit told CNN-IBN that their Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his electoral victory, expressing "hope that BJP's decisive victory would augur well for...
  • Modi has come, India-Pakistan friendship is shattered: Hafiz Saeed May 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in the Lok Sabha elections, 26/11 mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has said that there is no longer a chance of improved relations with India. Addressing a gathering in Islamabad, Saeed said the recent election was won on an anti-Pakistan and...
  • Najam Sethi to appeal as PCB lurches into fresh crisis May 18, 2014

    Pakistan's suspended cricket chief Najam Sethi vowed on Sunday to appeal against a court judgement which reinstated his rival in the latest round of musical chairs in the game's management. The Islamabad high court on Saturday overturned a February 10 order by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointing Sethi as chairman of...
  • Javed Miandad doubts Indo-Pak bilateral agreement May 18, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has expressed serious doubts over claims made by the Najam Sethi-headed PCB that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BCCI to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. "I don't know what is the value of this MOU because the BCCI...
  • Court restores Ashraf as Pakistan Cricket Board chairman May 18, 2014

    Karachi: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has once again restored Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Judge Noor ul Haq put aside a notification issued by the Prime Minister in February under which Ashraf was removed as chairman and a 12-member management committee was set up to...
  • Lahore may host an ODI series later this year: Najam Sethi May 17, 2014

    Karachi: Devoid of any international cricket since the 2009 terror attack on the Sri Lankan team, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi is hopeful of an international series in Lahore later this year. "It all depends on how quickly the government is able to erode the terrorist threat. But we...
  • Pakistan to play two Tests, 3 ODIs in Sri Lanka May 16, 2014

    Pakistan will play Tests in Galle and Colombo on their tour of Sri Lanka in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Friday. The teams will also play three one-day internationals during the short tour, originally not included in Future Tours Programme but was agreed on the sidelines of the International...
  • Five Pakistan cricketers fined for participating in unauthorised T20 tournament May 16, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday fined five of its cricketers USD 5,000 each for participating in an unauthorized Twenty20 tournament in the United States. The PCB said fast bowler Wahab Riaz, allrounder Abdul Razzaq, middle order batsman Fawad Alam and opening batsmen Nasir Jamshed and Shahzeb Hasan all were...
  • PCB criticised over Grant Flower's appointment as batting coach May 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come in for severe criticism from former players over the appointment of Zimbabwe's Grant Flower as the national team batting coach. Pakistan's former Test batsman and coach Mohsin Khan said he couldn't comprehend the logic behind appointing Flower as he had done nothing of...
  • Grant Flower named Pakistan batting coach May 15, 2014

    Pakistan appointed former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower as their batting coach Thursday in a comprehensive overhaul of the national team's management in their bid to win next year's World Cup. Grant, younger brother of former England coach Andy, will join in August during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka. "We have completed...
  • Indian journalists told to leave Pakistan by May 20 May 15, 2014

    The only two Indian journalists stationed in Pakistan have been told to leave the country by May 20, a media report said on Thursday. Snehesh Alex Philip of The Press Trust of India (PTI) and Meena Menon of The Hindu newspaper were told to leave the country by May 20, Dawn...
  • Pakistan, India agree to resume cricket series May 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday said it had agreed to play a total of six cricket series against India from 2015 to 2023, the first since the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks suspended play between the teams. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had signed an MoU with the Board of Control...
  • US supports journalists in reporting freely on countries: White House May 14, 2014

    The US supports the ability of journalists to freely report on countries around the world, the White House said on Wednesday on being asked about the Pakistan government's decision asking the two Indian journalists based in Islamabad to leave the country within a week. "Well, I'm not familiar with the specifics...
  • PCB increases players' salaries by 25 percent May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has given its players a 25 percent pay rise, taking a top-category contract to around $4,500 a month. The PCB also says in a statement on Wednesday that fees for Test matches will be increased by 25 percent and one-day internationals by 10 percent. The list of...
  • Veena Malik offers her kidney to prominent social worker May 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's controversial actor Veena Malik on Wednesday offered to donate her kidney to the ailing prominent social worker and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. Malik, 30, made the offer during her visit to Edhi's residence with her husband Asad Khattack. Edhi, who has won numerous accolades and recognition for his work...
  • Expulsion of journalists by Pakistan a retrograde step: India May 14, 2014

    In a strong reaction, India on Wednesday termed as "regrettable and unfortunate" expulsion of the two Indian correspondents in Pakistan and said not allowing independent journalists to function was a "retrograde step". Asserting that free flow of information between India and Pakistan has long been recognised as an important confidence building...
  • Two Indian journalists virtually expelled from Pakistan May 14, 2014

    Islamabad/New Delhi: The two Indian journalists posted to Pakistan have been virtually expelled by the Pakistan government without assigning any reasons. Press Trust of India's (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and The Hindu's Meena Menon received letters late on Tuesday night from the Pakistan government informing them that their visas are...
  • Pakistan: Polio vaccine a must for exit travellers May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will require all travellers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination from June 1, 2014, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said the restrictions comply with a decision by the World Health Organisation advising travellers of all ages to be vaccinated by next...
  • Grant Flower in contention as Pakistan team's batting coach May 13, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwe opener Grant Flower is in the running to become the batting coach of the Pakistan national team. "Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower is a strong candidate for the batting coach position while Richard Halsall as the fielding coach. The PCB has consulted with head coach, Waqar on both appointments...
  • New government must continue peace process with Pakistan: Omar Abdullah May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that it is important that the new central government continues the peace process with Pakistan. Speaking at a discussion titled "Discussion between India and Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir - A historical perspective" at the Kashmir University, Abdullah said...
  • Pacer Umar Gul hopes to get complete fitness May 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul hopes a month-long summer training camp will help him regain full fitness before the series against Sri Lanka starts in July. Gul underwent knee surgery in Australia last year and skipped the Champions Trophy and Test series against Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Gul seemed...
  • Pakistan appoint Mushtaq Ahmed as spin coach May 12, 2014

    Lahore: Mushtaq Ahmed has left his role as England spin-bowling coach to take up a similar position with Pakistan. The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Mushtaq, who played 52 Tests for the country, will join their coaching set-up with immediate effect. Mushtaq had been working with England for the past...
  • Pakistan all set to name Mushtaq Ahmed as spin bowling consultant May 11, 2014

    The PCB is all set to appoint former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as the spin consultant of the national team as his contract with the England team has expired. Reliable sources close to the former leggie said that the England Cricket Board has already released Mushtaq as new chief coach Peter Moores...
  • Pakistani woman denied permission to board Thar Express train May 11, 2014

    A Pakistani woman, who had come on a visit to India, was denied permission to board the Thar Express train on Saturday for her return journey due to incorrect visa documents, police said on Sunday. Naseema, who had come to India by the same train 20 days ago, wanted to return...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • Pakistan asks two Indian journalists to leave country in a week May 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Two Indian journalists Meena Menon of 'The Hindu' and Snehesh Alex Philip of the Press Trust of India (PTI) based in Islamabad have been asked to leave Pakistan in a week's time after their visas were not renewed for the last two months. The Pakistan government has not given...