Pakistan

  • Imran Khan begins talks with Pakistan government over protests August 21, 2014

    Islamabad: The protest against the Nawaz Sharif regime took a new turn on Thursday with cleric Tahirul Qadri opening a dialogue with government and Imran Khan sticking to his 'no-talks' position unless the Prime Minister resigns as the Supreme Court summoned both the leaders tomorrow for hearing a petition against...
  • BJP veteran hails Centre's decision to call off talks with Pak August 20, 2014

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi hailed the government's decision to call off Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan after the latter's envoy held meetings with Kashmiri separatists. ...
  • Islamabad protests: Army seeks peaceful resolution, cleric Qadri ready for talks; Imran Khan fumes August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: As the siege of Parliament continued, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday shut the doors for negotiation with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns while cleric Tahirul Qadri was open to dialogue after the army sought peaceful resolution to the week-long crisis. Khan, however, said he would...
  • Pakistan's SC summons Imran Khan, cleric Qadri over anti-government protests August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri on a petition filed against them over their protests that have called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster. The Supreme Court issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Qadri...
  • India, Pakistan face trust deficit August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It was Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit's first public statement, since the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off. And he made it clear that for his government, it wasn't a question of an "either-Or" when it comes to speaking to Kashmiri separatist leaders, which of course was...
  • India suffer 0-2 defeat against Pak in football friendly August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...
  • Islamabad turmoil: Imran Khan vows to storm PM house, Qadri calls for encircling Parliament August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence with thousands of his supporters while cleric Tahirul Qadri asked protesters to encircle the Parliament, even as the powerful army warned that the sanctity of key buildings in the heart of the capital be...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir - India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Pakistan: Imran's look-alike big draw at 'Azadi March' August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest. Jamal Shah, a lecturer of English at a private college in Nowshera in...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Pakistan Army says PM must share space with it; Sharif to meet Imran Khan soon August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Amidst the continuing turmoil, the Pakistan Army has assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that there will be no coup, but the Army has said that Sharif must in return share space with them, according to a Reuters report. Sharif will, meanwhile, meet Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan shortly. Over 30,000...
  • Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation August 20, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. Former captain Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year Test career on Monday following the 2-0...
  • Separatists continue meetings with Pakistan envoy, say Modi shouldn't have called off talks August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: It is back to square one for India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. If it comes down to a contest of wills, neither India nor Pakistan is blinking yet. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit continued to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders despite the Narendra Modi government's opposition and cancellation...
  • US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks August 20, 2014

    Washington: The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. "We are engaging with the governments of both India and Pakistan...
  • Thousands led by Imran Khan, Qadri protest outside Pak Parliament, say Sharif must quit August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Islamabad is under siege as calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down grow louder. Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have reached Pakistan's Parliament in the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', which is Islamabad's diplomatic enclave. There is heavy army deployment...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Modi vs Nawaz: Are Indo-Pak talks meaningless? August 19, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Despite cancellation of talks, Pak High Commissioner meets J&K separatists August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Unfazed by India's decision to call off Foreign Secretary-level talks, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday went ahead with his talks with moderate and hardline Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani. After their meetings with the envoy, the separatist leaders attacked Prime...
  • News 360: Molestation survivor harassed by Mumbai Police August 19, 2014

    In yet another case of insensitivity by the police, a young woman had to undergo a harrowing ordeal when she went to file her complaint for molestation by goons in Mumbai. ...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan August 19, 2014

    Jammu: There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening after nearly 10 days of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border. "There is no ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu...
  • Imran Khan, cleric Qadri reach Pak Parliament, defiant Sharif says he will not resign as PM August 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan protesters led by opposition leader and Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri reached the Islamabad Parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not go inside. The protesters were seen on their way to Parliament wearing...
  • Sri Lanka shuffle pack for ODI series against Pakistan August 19, 2014

    Sri Lanka have made several changes after naming a 15-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan. Batsmen Upul Tharanga and Dinesh Chandimal, spin duo Seekkuge Prasanna and Suraj Randiv, and fast bowler Dhammika Prasad have been recalled after missing last month's three-match series against South Africa that Sri...
  • Sri Lankan President puts Pakistan visit on hold August 19, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government had not officially announced dates for the visit but developments in the Pakistani capital which is currently...
  • India using military force to crush our basic rights: Geelani August 19, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, "India and Pakistan are not...
  • Mohammad Irfan to join Pakistan squad for ODI series against Sri Lanka August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Fit-again paceman Mohammad Irfan will join the Pakistan squad for their one-day matches against Sri Lanka to reinforce the attack after their 2-0 Test series defeat, a board official said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who holds the record of being the tallest-ever cricketer at seven feet one inch (2.16 metres),...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Geelani meets Pakistan envoy amidst protests outside embassy August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Police officials on Tuesday tightened the security at Pakistan High Commission as some protesters were seen protesting against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ahead of the separatist leaser's meeting with the Pakistan envoy. Delhi Police detained some protesters as the they attempted to break the security barricades. Geelani is...
  • India look to continue momentum against Pakistan in football friendly August 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Buoyed by their 1-0 win over a dour Pakistan in the last encounter, India will look to build on the momentum when they take on the arch-rivals in the second and final football friendly match on Wednesday, before leaving for Incheon to play in the Asian Games. India will start...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand August 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...