PAKISTAN

  • Trip down memory lane for UAE coach Aaqib Javed 3 days ago

    There was a dreamy look to Aaqib Javed as he arrived at the WACA ground on Friday (February 27) morning. It was here, 23 years back, that a most unlikely revival began. Down and seemingly out for the count, Pakistan somehow dug deep into their reserves to tigerishly defend 220...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin Khan provided security after fans gather outside his house 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's under-fire chief selector, Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonstrations outside his residence in Defence Housing Authority. SSP South Tariq Dharejo said that police personnel had been deployed at Moin's residence for security reasons. "We have deployed the security after he complained...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official 4 days ago

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Fans smash eggs on their own heads in anger against Moin Khan 4 days ago

    Islamabad: A handful of Pakistan cricket fans smashed eggs on their heads in anger on Thursday after the country's chief selector returned home from the World Cup in disgrace because he visited a casino. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan ordered Moin Khan to come back after the former wicketkeeper was...
  • Shoaib Akhtar wins legal battle against PCB 4 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday reportedly won a long running legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the recovery of seven million rupees which were deducted from his earnings as penalty imposed on him by an appellate tribunal for indiscipline. In October 2007 when Nasim...
  • It's Pakistan calling for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: 'Daddy', a theatrical production based on Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's eponymous 1989 movie, will premiere in Pakistan. It will be attended by Mahesh and his daughter Pooja, who had made her acting debut with the film. "'Daddy' to be staged as a play in Pakistan. Mahesh & Pooja Bhatt to...
  • Record 288 million viewers tuned in for India-Pak World Cup clash 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side comfortably won, was the most-watched television event in India in...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan team hit by fresh scandal 5 days ago

    Pakistan have found themselves embroiled in an all new controversy in the ongoing cricket World Cup as chief selector Moin Khan's casino visit has earned him a flight back home. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' 5 days ago

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • National Geographic 'Afghan girl' living in Pakistan on fake papers 5 days ago

    Islamabad: The famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' immortalised by the National Geographic magazine on its 1985 cover has been living in Pakistan on fake documents, prompting authorities to launch a probe. Four officials were suspended today for allegedly issuing fake Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) to Sharbat Gula and her two...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin Khan apologises to Pakistan fans for casino visit 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan on Wednesday apologised for going to a New Zealand casino on the eve of a crucial World Cup match, an "inappropriate" visit which has seen him sent home from the tournament. Moin said he was sorry that his actions had offended millions of cricket...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • BSF 'mahila' troops sets off for unique camel safari along India-Pakistan border 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A contingent of over two dozen women, including border guarding 'mahila' troops of Border Security Force, have embarked on a maiden 2,300-km camel safari along India's international border with Pakistan. The all-women team will traverse different terrains in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab on camel backs and the journey is...
  • World Cup: Moin's return, Younis' retirement gaffe add to Pakistan turmoil 6 days ago

    Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another jarring note on Tuesday as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asked Moin Khan, the chief selector, who was touring with the team, to return home to give an account of himself, following an alleged visit to a casino in Christchurch two days prior to...
  • Pakistan orders mobile users in country to give fingerprints or lose connection 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to fast process biometric data collection to curb terrorism, the Pakistan government is pushing its citizens to either provide their fingerprints in time or face cancellation of their cellular services. However, as the task of fingerprint scanning of the country's million-odd population includes tedious amount of...
  • ICC World Cup: Younis Khan not retiring, says tweet was fake 6 days ago

    Out of form senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan denied on Wednesday tweeting a plan to retire from one-day internationals after the ongoing World Cup, saying he was working hard to come good for his team. A tweet from a supposedly official Younis account on Tuesday said he was going to retire...
  • Coast Guard DIG Loshali who claimed to have ordered Pak boat be blown off, shunted out 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali, who had contradicted the government's version on the explosion on board a Pakistani vessel, has been removed as the Chief of Staff at Northwest region and attached to their zonal headquarters. This has been done as a Board of Inquiry (BoI) is on...
  • Kashmiris join insurgency against India at highest rate in two decades 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is increasingly dependent on homegrown, educated fighters with the highest number of local youth joining in two decades, according to Indian army data seen on Tuesday. The trend represents a new threat in the region where Muslim separatists have been fighting Indian forces since 1989. At...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 6 days ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Jammu: West Pakistan refugees hold protest, demand citizenship rights from India 6 days ago

    Jammu: A large number of refugees from West Pakistan on Tuesday held a demonstration in Jammu demanding that they be accorded citizenship of the State. "We have been suffering for several decades now. We have become strangers in our own homes," said Sham Lal, a refugee from West Pakistan. "We are...
  • Pak court adjourns hearing on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's plea against detention 6 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, against his detention under a public security act as the judge did not turn up. "Islamabad High Court judge Noorul Haq Qureshi was on leave today therefore the hearing...
  • Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to travel to Pakistan in March 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to Pakistan in March; seven months after India cancelled foreign secretary-level talks. "In accordance with the Prime Minister's directive, will be undertaking a SAARC Yatra to all South Asian countries including Pakistan in March," Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin...
  • World Cup: Pakistan recall chief selector Moin Khan over casino visit 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan has been sent home from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after the former Test captain visited a casino before the match against West Indies. Shaharyar Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said Moin behaved inappropriately at a time when the...
  • Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal back with Worcestershire 1 week ago

    London: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will return for a third spell with Worcestershire, the English county announced on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was recently cleared to bowl again after undergoing remedial work on his action. However, he failed to satisfy doubts about the legality of his deliveries in time for the ongoing World...
  • ICC World Cup: Pakistan fret over non-performing asset Younis Khan 1 week ago

    Speculation is rife that Younis Khan will quit one-day cricket after the World Cup and chances are it would be far from a fairytale farewell for one of Pakistan's modern batting greats. Runs have dried up, his team's World Cup campaign is in disarray, fans back home are fuming and pundits,...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram 1 week ago

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance 1 week ago

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Timeline on Pakistan World Cup turmoil 1 week ago

    Brisbane: Factfile on Pakistan's World Cup turmoil after chief selector Moin Khan was reportedly spotted in a casino in Christchurch hours before the team's defeat by the West Indies: February 12: Eight Pakistan players, including maverick former captain Shahid Afridi, fined for breaching a team curfew ahead of their crucial World...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India favourites, Pakistan so far hopeless, says Zaheer Abbas 1 week ago

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) While there are a lot of similarities between India and Pakistan, cricket has always been one of...