Pakistan

  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC, no casualty June 13, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the entire Medhar area in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control has come under attack on Friday. Small arms, grenades and rocket propelling grenades were being used by the Pakistan Army since 7 AM. The Indian Army retaliated after heavy firing from...
  • Pakistan gets tough on out-of-shape players June 12, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan plan to fine its most unfit players if they fail to meet tough new standards, former fast bowler Mohammad Akram told AFP as he wrapped up a month-long boot camp with the team. Long regarded as one of cricket's most mercurial teams, Pakistan have thrived on the efforts...
  • Wasim Akram backs Shahid Afridi as Pakistan T20 captain June 12, 2014

    Karachi: Legendary pacer Wasim Akram has backed senior allrounder Shahid Afridi to succeed Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of Pakistan's T20 team. Akram said Afridi is the best choice to lead the national T20 team after Hafeez had stepped down from the post following Pakistan's dismal outing in the World T20...
  • Pakistan court allows Musharraf to travel abroad June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: A Pakistan court on Thursday accepted former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's request to leave the country, media reported. The Sindh High Court(SHC) ruled that Musharraf's name should be removed from the exit control list, which has barred him from travelling out of Pakistan, Dawn online reported. A two-judge bench of the...
  • Panel formed to investigate Karachi airport attacks June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: The police have constituted an inquiry committee to investigate the terror attacks at the Karachi international airport, media reported on Thursday. The inquiry committee would be headed by Karachi Police's Deputy Inspector General Munir Ahmed Shaikh, Dawn online reported. On Sunday night, an audacious terror attack was mounted at Karachi's Jinnah...
  • I would have loved to shoot 'Filmistaan' in Pakistan, but you know how times are: director Nitin Kakkar June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept first-time Indian director Nitin Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning saga "Filmistaan" which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan. The movie, which released in India June 6, has been lauded critically and commercially. But Kakkar...
  • 10 die in Pakistan drone strike June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 10 people were killed in a second US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan province, increasing the toll to 16 since Wednesday's attack, media reported Thursday. According to officials, the drone targeted a house near Miranshah and fired eight missiles, The News International reported. The first US drone attack...
  • Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: In a commando-style attack carried out with military precision, terrorists wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years. Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of the...
  • US supportive of dialogue between India, Pakistan June 12, 2014

    Washington: Welcoming the discussion held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the US has said that dialogue between the two neighbours is a positive step and it is supportive of such efforts. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan. We feel that's a positive...
  • Pakistan disappointed after Ireland cancel tour June 11, 2014

    Pakistan expressed disappointment on Wednesday after Ireland cancelled a scheduled tour following a militant siege on Karachi airport that left 37 people dead, dashing hopes of reviving international cricket following a five year hiatus. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman said arrangements for a three-match series with associate team Ireland were...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board reverse Younis Khan's demotion June 11, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket authorities on Wednesday reversed a decision to demote star batsman Younis Khan from the top-tier of centrally contracted players following widespread criticism from the media and former players. The 36-year-old was demoted to the second-rung of players in the central contracts announced last week because of a rule preventing...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a high-level meeting on Tuesday...
  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The attack on Karachi's airport - Pakistan's busiest - killed 19 security personnel and civilians, along with the 10 assailants. The group that claimed responsibility on Monday vowed even more violence. Here are the issues related to the history of terrorism in Pakistan: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what...
  • Terror attack could negatively affect air traffic in Karachi June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan airline authorities fear that the terrorist attacks on Karachi airport terminal building could negatively effect the flow of international air traffic at the Jinnah international airport here. Some unnamed officials in the Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines admitted that initial reaction to the terrorist attacks had...
  • Ireland, Sri Lanka's tour to Pakistan uncertain June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Uncertainty looms over the planned tours by Ireland and Sri Lankan cricket teams to Pakistan this year following the terrorist attacks at the Karachi airport. "We were going to sign an agreement with the Ireland cricket body on the sidelines of the ICC executive board meeting in Melbourne this month....
  • PCB announces increment for employees June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain, Zaheer...
  • Satisfied with my visit to India, look forward to working with Modi: Sharif June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing satisfaction over his meeting with him recently and said he was looking forward to working with him in "harmony on all unsettled matters". In a letter which was delivered to the Prime Minister's...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Pakistan: Karachi airport targeted for second time in 48 hours June 10, 2014

    The Karachi airport was targeted for the second time in 48 hours on Tuesday. Heavily armed terrorists attacked a training camp of the Airport Security Force located close to the airport but this time fled the scene after a brief exchange of fire. There were no casualties. ...
  • News 360: Government assures additional 400 MW to tackle Delhi power crisis June 10, 2014

    With frequent power cuts hampering normal life in the national capital, the government has now assured additional 400 MW to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists flee after attacking Karachi Airport Security Forces camp June 10, 2014

    Karachi: A group of terrorists launched yet another daring attack at Pakistan's Karachi airport on Tuesday and fled after a fierce gunbattle with security forces. The attackers targeted the Airport Security Forces (ASF) camp in Karachi. While Pakistani Interior Minister claimed that five people had been killed in the latest attack,...
  • Air strikes kills 15 terrorists in Pakistan June 10, 2014

    ISLAMABAD: At least 15 terrorists were killed today when Pakistani fighter jets pounded targets in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, a day after a brazen Taliban assault on Karachi airport. The early morning air strikes were launched at Taliban hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber tribal agency. A military official said that nine hideouts of...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack June 10, 2014

    Islamabad: The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi reopened to passengers on Monday afternoon following Sunday night's terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said. Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in its statement, said the airport was reopened to passengers after the security forces...
  • US condemns terror attack on Karachi airport June 10, 2014

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack on Pakistan's busy Karachi airport in which at least 30 people were killed and offered its assistance in probing the incident. "The United States condemns the attack on the Karachi airport. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13-hour intense gun battle, the brazen attack on Karachi international airport by Taliban militants disguised as security forces ended today, leaving 30 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists who were planning for a lengthy siege of the key facility. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • Has Pakistan paid a heavy price for failing to rein in terror groups? June 9, 2014

    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest Karachi airport on Sunday and at least 28 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. ...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead June 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but destroys...
  • Gun and suicide attack kills 23 near Pakistan- Iran border June 9, 2014

    Quetta: At least 23 people including several Shiite pilgrims were killed in a gun and suicide attack on the restive Pakistan-Iran border late on Sunday night, officials said. The attack came when a bus carrying Pakistani pilgrims returning from a visit to holy Muslim sites in Iran stopped at a...