PAKISTAN

  • Mohammad Amir targets steady progress in Pakistan comeback 4 days ago

    Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir's 23rd birthday celebrations were marred by a hamstring injury on Monday as the former prodigy downplayed hopes of a speedy international recall following a four-year ban for spot-fixing. Currently turning out for Omar Associates in Pakistan's Grade-II tournament, Amir, who has bagged an impressive 22 wickets in...
  • Pakistan Punjab government challenges 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release in SC 4 days ago

    Punjab: Pakistan Punjab government has challenged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Lakhvi's release in the Supreme Court. It has sought that a fresh detention order be issued. The Islamabad High Court had on Monday set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude hearing in the 26/11 attack case. It had...
  • Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report 4 days ago

    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, its sources have revealed that the ACC headquarters will be shut down from June this year....
  • PCB advises Mohammad Amir to avoid media interactions 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has advised banned left arm pacer Mohammad Amir to control his interaction with the media since he is still serving a five year ban for spot fixing from the ICC. A reliable source in the board said that the PCB had advised Amir against regularly giving...
  • Pakistan team arrives in Bangladesh for month-long tour 4 days ago

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports bdnews24.com. The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon. The ODIs...
  • I am not arrogant and revengeful: Waqar Younis 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket's head coach Waqar Younis has hit out at critics and former players branding him as "arrogant" and "revengeful" and said he was a totally patriotic Pakistani. In an exclusive interview on Geo Super sports channel on Monday night, Waqar was responding to questions that he is arrogant with...
  • Pakistan: Islamabad HC sets 2 month deadline for 26/11 trial case 5 days ago

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court has set a 2 month deadline for 26/11 trial, warning that it would accede to Pakistan government's plea to cancel the bail granted to LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman if it failed to do so. A two-member bench of IHC headed by Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi gave...
  • Injured Sohail Khan ruled out of ODI series against Bangladesh 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Khan has been ruled out of the one-day series against Bangladesh due to a back injury a day before the team was scheduled to depart for Dhaka. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Sunday that Khan complained of pain in his back during a practice match...
  • Pakistan's international cricket hiatus to end with Zimbabwe tour 6 days ago

    Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan's cricket chief said Thursday. "Zimbabwe's final reply is that yes we want to come to Pakistan and although there are some details to be finalised we hope that...
  • Over 1,700 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi 1 week ago

    Lahore: Over 1,700 Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to celebrate Baisakhi festival at the historic Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Punjab province's Hasan Abdal town. Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee greeted the pilgrims when they arrived by two special...
  • US, France, Israel express grave concern over Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi release 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The US, France and Israel have expressed "grave concern" over the release of UN-designated terrorist and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. While the US said it was "gravely concern" about the release and it has communicated the concerns in this regard to Pakistan, French President Francois Hollande expressed...
  • Azhar Ali wants Pakistan batsmen to score fast runs 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new one-day captain Azhar Ali says his batsmen must match the fast pace of modern cricket and score quick runs. The 30-year-old middle order batsman says "definitely cricket these days is going fast and we are surely going to match the pace at the top level." Ali, who played the...
  • Shiv Sena stages protest against release of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Saturday staged a protest against Pakistan in New Delhi over the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi from jail, demanding that the neighbouring country should be declared a terrorist state. Scores of protesters reached Jantar Mantar shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and burnt posters of...
  • Prosecution in Pakistan not using evidence to strengthen case against Lakhvi: MHA 1 week ago

    The Home Ministry has accused the prosecution in Pakistan of not using the evidence the Indian government handed over to strengthen the case against 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, "We gave evidence against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to Pakistan. The...
  • Lakhvi's release, border disturbance shows Pakistan not interested in peace: PDP 1 week ago

    Peoples Democratic Party hit out at Pakistan over release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. PDP spokesperson Naeem Akhtar said, "Lakhvi's release and border disturbance shows Pakistan not interested in peace." ...
  • Unless we tour big teams, we won't be ready for the top level: Shakib Al Hasan 1 week ago

    Bangladesh had a more than satisfactory 2015 World Cup, knocking England out to make the quarter-finals, where they fought for a while before falling away in the face of the collective muscle of the Indians. Shakib Al Hasan, the biggest star Bangladesh cricket has ever had, had a decent World Cup...
  • Gunmen kill 20 labourers in Pakistan 1 week ago

    Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and three others injured on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a labour camp in Pakistan's Balochistan's province. The incident took place at Turbat city in Balochistan, Dawn online reported. Imran Qureshi, District Police Officer (DPO) Turbat, said terrorists opened fire indiscriminately at the...
  • No country should provide shelter to terrorists but punish them, says Modi 1 week ago

    Paris: On a day 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was released, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a veiled message to Pakistan, saying no country should provide shelter to terrorists but should punish them. "There is a need for global action to deal with terrorism. All nations should...
  • Inordinate delay by India in extending cooperation in 26/11 trial led to Lakhvi's release: Pakistan 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday held India responsible for Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's release from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi. Lakhvi was released late Thursday night in secret and was received by his associates. Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said, "Inordinate delay in extending cooperation by...
  • US expresses 'grave concern' over Lakhvi's release by Pakistan April 11, 2015

    Washington: Expressing grave concern over Mumbai attack mastermind Zakirur Rehman Lakhvi's release, the US on Friday said that it has repeatedly asked Pakistan to follow through on its commitment to ensure justice for the 26/11 victims. "We are gravely concerned about the release on bail of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Zakirur...
  • Pakistan betrays India again, frees 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi April 10, 2015

    The Butcher of Mumbai, the man who was responsible for the death of 166 Indians and foreigners on Friday walked out of the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been taken to a 'secret location' where his movements and access will be restricted. The Indian Envoy to Pakistan...
  • Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants right attitude in 'new era' April 10, 2015

    Dhaka: Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis on Friday warned only players with the right attitude will represent the national team as it embarks on a "new era" with their Bangladesh tour next week. Pakistan lost in the quarter-finals to the victorious Australians in the World Cup last month, which was...
  • Where's a 56-inch chest when you need one, asks Milind Deora on Lakhvi's release April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for failing to keep pressure on the Pakistan government to keep Lashkar-e-Toiba Lakhvi commander and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind behind bars. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former telecom minister Milind Deora tweeted, "Where's a 56-inch chest...
  • Promoted Sarfraz Ahmed vows new start for Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Pakistan's fast-rising wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed vowed to take the new-look side to the next level after his elevation to the one-day and Twenty20 vice-captaincy. Under new one-day captain Azhar Ali, Pakistan are hoping for a fresh start when they start their Bangladesh tour next week following the retirement of stalwarts Misbah-ul-Haq...
  • Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz signs for Surrey April 9, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan quick Wahab Riaz is set to meet sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen in county ranks after he confirmed his signing with Surrey. The man who terrorised the Australian batsmen during the cricket World Cup quarter-final, will join the person who made a habit of creating havoc in the Australian...
  • Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed bats for reconciliation with Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Jammu: Stating that peace was "prerequisite" for development, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Thursday strongly pitched for reconciliation with Pakistan. "Peace is prerequisite to development, peace means reconciliation with our neighbours," Sayeed told the Assembly in his concluding speech on the last day of Budget Session. "We cannot...
  • US defends $952 million arms sale to Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Washington: The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sell attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations. "This proposed sale of helicopters and weapons systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counter-terrorism...
  • Zimbabwe may end international cricket draught in Pakistan April 9, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Union are close to finalising a one-day international series that will be held in Karachi and Lahore next month. A senior official of the PCB confirmed to PTI that it had sent a tentative itinerary of three one-day internationals and two T20 matches...
  • Kamran Akmal lashes out at Pakistan team management April 9, 2015

    Karachi: Experienced wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal's scathing attack on the Pakistan team management could hurt his chances of making a comeback to international cricket. Kamran lashed out at the team management for making his younger brother Umar Akmal a sacrificial lamb. Umar was dropped for the coming tour to Bangladesh by the new...
  • Bangladesh call up uncapped Rony Talukdar for Pakistan ODIs April 8, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Wednesday named uncapped opener Rony Talukdar in a 14-man squad for the first two of their three one-day internationals against Pakistan this month. Talukdar has been rewarded for consistent performance in domestic competitions, having top-scored in the Dhaka Premier League with 714 runs at an average of 51...