Pakistan

  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts in RS Pora, Arania July 20, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pora and Arania sector on 10 Border Security Force(BSF) posts on Sunday. BSF also responded to firing. Earlier Pakistani troopers violated the ceasefire on July 18 in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district after a flag meeting between the two sides. ...
  • Grant Flower vows to make Pakistan batsmen more consistent July 19, 2014

    Pakistan's new batting coach Grant Flower has termed his new assignment as the biggest challenge of his coaching career and is hopeful of making the batsmen more consistent. The former Zimbabwe batsman told reporters in Lahore that he took up the assignment only because he believed he could make a difference...
  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • Grant Flower describes Pakistan assignment as a 'big challenge' July 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's foreign batting coach Grant Flower has described his new assignment as a "big challenge" and said he was looking forward to convincing Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi to do away with their habit of throwing away good starts. A day after reaching Pakistan for his two-year assignment, the former...
  • Kamran Akmal hurt at being ignored by selectors July 18, 2014

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has said senior players need to be given more respect in Pakistan cricket. The experienced campaigner, who has been ignored by the cricket board and national selectors since the World T20 in Bangladesh, said that it was not fair for the selectors to judge a player...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • JuD says Saeed discussed Indo-Pak issues with Vaidik July 17, 2014

    Lahore: Amidst the raging row over the meeting between an Indian scribe and the 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah on Thursday came out with a statement claiming that the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the Narendra Modi government were among topics discussed. JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid, who claimed to be present...
  • US officials hail Modi's steps to firm up ties with neighbours July 17, 2014

    Washington: Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's steps to improve ties with SAARC countries, top US officials, eminent South Asia experts and lawmakers have said he has shown firm commitment towards strengthening India's relations with its neighbours, including Pakistan. "When Prime Minister Modi invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Akhtar snubs PCB for sending too many support staff on Lanka tour July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for deciding to send 10 officials with the national team for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "I don't know what they are trying to do but this board is full of ignorant people and...
  • RSS backs Vaidik openly over meet with Hafiz Saeed, calls him a patriot July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ved Pratap Vaidik trouble continued for the government for a third day on Wednesday. Even as other political parties protest, the Bharatiya Janata Party's ideological wing, the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh (RSS) has openly backed Vaidik. The RSS has said that Vaidik is a patriot and what he did...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan kills one BSF personnel, injures four July 16, 2014

    Jammu: In a major ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Wednesday opened heavy fire at Indian border outposts along the International Border in Jammu district, killing one BSF personnel and leaving four injured. Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Pittal border outpost along IB in Arnia forward area of...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena accuses Vaidik of sedition, urges Centre to act July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena has hit out at Ramdev aide Ved Pratap Vaidik for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Sena, in its political mouthpiece Saamana has accused Vaidik of sedition and being unpatriotic for meeting a terrorist. Sena has urged the government to act against Vaidik,...
  • Pakistan restrict Mohammed Irfan to ODIs and T20s July 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan team management have decided to restrict tall paceman Mohammed Irfan to only ODIs and T20s, keeping in mind team's interest in the next year's World Cup. Injury-prone Irfan was stopped from participating in any Ramazan tournament as coach Waqar Younis called him back to the national cricket academy to...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meeting wasn't officially organised: Indian High Commission July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the Narendra Modi government denied any back channel talks following Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Indian High Commission in its report has said that it had no information about the meeting and that it was a personal meeting. This comes after...
  • The curious case of the Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi based journalist tweeted that, "Ved Pratap Vaidik finally got what he always wanted, tons of cheap publicity." Ved Pratap Vaidik, a retired journalist and a close aide of yoga guru Ramdev is now basking in the reflected glory. Vaidik, a Hindi journalist, was unknown outside the...
  • Did Indian mission facilitate Vaidik-Saeed meet, asks Rahul Gandhi July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik as an "RSS man", Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday questioned whether the Indian High Commission in Islamabad had facilitated the meeting between him and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. "The question is did the Indian embassy facilitate the gentleman (Vaidik) or not. We are...
  • Opposition calls for Vaidik's arrest, MHA says too early to jump the gun July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ved Pratap Vaidik, journalist and a close aide of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, did not inform the Indian Embassy in Pakistan about his "interview" with Jamat ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed, said sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Sources told CNN-IBN that Vaidik's meeting with the 26/11 mastermind...
  • India uses cinema to tell its stories, Pakistan uses TV, says 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having immortalised strong women-oriented roles on TV screens across the border, young and multi-faceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29-year-old...
  • Lone Hindu Brahmin family in Pakistan's Chakwal leads a secluded life July 14, 2014

    Chakwal: "When I first went to a local college two years ago, students and teachers gave me a strange look," recalls 18-year-old Manisha Chhiber, a Hindu girl whose family lives a secluded life in Kariyala village located at the top of Surla Hill, some 10 kilometre away to the south...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour. Though the government clarified that it had nothing to do with...
  • Dilip Kumar's ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan July 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Hindi moviedom's thespian actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house. The prime minister's approval was sent to the information ministry, which has forwarded...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate July 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in forward area along International Border in Jammu district with small weapons, prompting BSF troops to retaliate. "Pakistan rangers resorted to firing by small weapons along the IB in Pindi border belt in R S Pura sector of Jammu district...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pora sector, no casualties July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the border on Saturday. Pakistan Rangers fired at Indian post Pindi in RS Pora sector on Saturday morning. The Indian posts retaliated the firing. There are no reports of casualties so far. ...
  • Musharraf resigned under deal to give him safe passage: Gilani July 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday claimed that the current government was violating a deal under which Pervez Musharraf tendered his resignation from the president's office in exchange for a safe passage. Gilani claimed that former military ruler Musharraf was to be given a safe passage under...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...
  • Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates Sethi as PCB chairman July 11, 2014

    Karachi: The drama in Pakistan Cricket Board continued with the Supreme Court on Friday reinstating Najam Sethi as its Chairman by setting aside a government notification which led to his removal barely a day ago. The court also set aside a new constitution which had appointed Justice (retd) Justice Ali Shah...
  • PCB chief used veto powers to include Younis Khan in ODI squad July 10, 2014

    Karachi: The now-defunct chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi had to use his veto powers to have former captain and senior batsman Younis Khan included in the one-day squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Sethi told reporters that he had to interfere in selection matters and convince...
  • Government appoints retired judge as PCB chairman July 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has appointed a retired judge as interim chairman of the country's cricket board to oversee fresh elections for chairman. Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Jamshed Ali will conduct the election within a month under the new constitution of the PCB. Butt...