Pakistan

  • Younis Khan to be left out of ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour July 6, 2014

    Karachi: Former captain, Younis Khan is set to be ignored once again for the one-day internationals after the Pakistan team think-tank met in Lahore at the weekend to discuss plans for the coming tour to Sri Lanka and building a team for the World Cup 2015. According to a well-informed source...
  • Solar panels to run traffic signals in Pakistan July 6, 2014

    Islamabad: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) in Pakistan has planned to install solar energy panels to keep traffic signals around the city running during long power cuts, a media report said on Sunday. Due to frequent power cuts in Rawalpindi, traffic has become un-manageable in the city, Dawn online reported. A...
  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas July 4, 2014

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team till...
  • New contracts offer major financial boost for Pakistan players July 4, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given its players a major financial boost in the new central contracts awarded to them. The players have been given major raises in their Test, One-day and Twenty20 match fees with the category A players to be earning approximately 5,50,000 for playing a Test...
  • Miandad rubbishes PCB plans of hosting T20 league in Dubai July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has rubbished the plans of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold its inaugural premier league T20 tournament early next year in Dubai. "Unless the premier league is held in Pakistan it will serve no purpose and it will not help bring back international cricket...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers July 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Pakistan players unhappy with new central contracts July 1, 2014

    Pakistani players are unhappy with some of the clauses included in the nearly 200-page new central contract documents sent to them after a long delay by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Well-informed sources close to some of the players told PTI that one of the biggest complaints they had was that the...
  • Waqar Younis says Pakistan focused on upcoming series July 1, 2014

    Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis insisted on Tuesday that next year`s World Cup would not distract his side as they prepare for tough series against Sri Lanka and Australia. The 42-year-old fast bowling legend took over for a second spell as coach in May from former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore. He...
  • Waqar Younis returns as Pakistan's cricket coach July 1, 2014

    Waqar Younis says he's returning for his second stint as Pakistan's cricket coach with a positive frame of mind and wants to bring more aggressiveness to the squad ahead of next year's World Cup. Younis led the team to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Twenty20 and 2011 World Cup before...
  • Pakistan 'to get richer' in next eight years June 30, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief on Monday claimed his country will earn $450 million in the next eight years, mainly from hosting four series to be played with arch-rivals India. India and Pakistan signed an agreement to play a total of six series - the other two will be hosted by India...
  • Pak woman burnt to death after rejecting marriage proposal June 29, 2014

    Lahore: A young woman has been burnt to death by her suitor after she rejected his marriage proposal in Pakistan's Punjab province. The incident took place in Toba Tek Singh district when the suspect visited the residence of the victim with his marriage proposal, according to the girl's family members. The proposal...
  • Newly-wed couple killed in public over love marriage in Pakistan June 29, 2014

    Lahore: A newly-wed couple was brutally killed in full public view by the family members of the girl for marrying a 'man of her choice' in Pakistan's Punjab province. According to an FIR, Muafia Bibi (23) of Satrah village of Daska tehsil, some 100km from Lahore, married Sajjad Ahmed (27)...
  • West Indies, Pakistan awarded seats on ICC's executive June 28, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket president James Cameron and Pakistan board chairman Najam Sethi have been awarded seats on the International Cricket Council's new executive committee, but South Africa has been snubbed from the game's new world order. The five-member executive committee is one of a raft of sweeping reforms that have...
  • PCB push for Mohammad Amir's early return to domestic cricket June 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned Test pacer Mohammad Amir could make an early return to domestic cricket if a draft clause inserted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption code is approved by the executive board of the sports' world governing body. "Once the executive body approves the revised anti-corruption code which includes...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire at Mendhar, India fires back June 27, 2014

    Srinagar: There have been reports of another ceasefire violation in the Mendhar sector at the Line of Control. Heavy firing was reported from the Pakistani side from midnight till 4 am on Friday morning. The Indian Army also responded by firing back. The firing has now ceased. Army sources said...
  • India has over 1 million children out of school: UN June 27, 2014

    United Nations: India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a UN report which said the global number of unschooled children aged 6 to 11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007. The United Nations Educational, Scientific...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan June 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it has signed a binding agreement with the BCCI, in which two countries will play six bilateral series over the next eight years under the new future tours program. The PCB said in a statement from Lahore that it had made extraordinarily...
  • One month of Modi government: Is inflation the government's biggest worry? June 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed its first month in office on Thursday. In the past one month, the Modi government has faced various challenges ranging from the Iraq crisis to inflation to a below normal monsoon. CNN-IBN takes calls of people from across the country and takes their views...
  • Modi regime's 1 month: Some tough decisions, many challenges remain June 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completed its first month in office on Thursday. In the past month the government has been praised for measures like forming an SIT on black money but it has also been in the line of fire for a steep hike in railway fair announced ahead...
  • US names Jamaat-ud-Dawa as terror outfit, sanctions 2 LeT leaders June 26, 2014

    Washington: Tightening its noose around LeT, the US on Wednesday added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. The State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Taiba's designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal,...
  • Shoaib Akhtar ties the knot with 20-year-old July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province. Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday. "The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and...
  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Pakistan: SC overturns decision to lift travel ban on Pervez Musharraf June 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday overturned a High Court ruling to lift a travel ban slapped on Pervez Musharraf last year, a setback to the former military ruler facing multiple trials including one for high-treason. The Sindh High Court in a judgment of June 12 had allowed 70-year-old Musharraf to...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman June 22, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates. A well placed source in the PCB told PTI...
  • Three killed in Pakistan's Khyber Agency airstrikes June 21, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three militants were killed and six injured Saturday during airstrikes in Pakistan's Khyber Agency region, a media report said. According to officials, the militants had occupied a government school in Bara Malakdin Khel area which was targeted by the helicopters in an attempt to destroy it, Dawn online...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary June 21, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three one-day internationals, and a four-day side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • Bomb blast at Islamabad shrine injures 40 June 21, 2014

    Islamabad: More than 40 people were injured, some critically, when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Islamabad, officials have said. A police spokesman said the explosion happened yesterday when food was being distributed to 200 devotees during annual celebrations at the shrine, which is situated around...
  • 'Pak's strategy of supporting terror groups unsustainable' June 20, 2014

    Washington: The growth of an indigenous militant threat to Pakistan has made its strategy of supporting terror groups in the past an increasingly costly and ultimately unsustainable strategy, a top Obama Administration official has said. "In the past, Pakistan has projected influence in Afghanistan by its toleration of and even support...
  • Pak cleric seeks FIR against Prime Minister Sharif, others June 20, 2014

    Lahore: Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother, nephew and some of the top cabinet ministers for the killing of 10 people during a police raid on his residence and offices here. "We want registration of FIR against Nawaz Sharif,...