Pakistan

  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 3, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012- January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three one-dayers and...
  • Masked men attack Pakistani daily Jang's editor June 1, 2014

    An editor of Pakistan's 'Jang' daily has been attacked by arms-wielding masked men and beaten up near his house in Multan. Resident Editor of 'Jang' Zafar Aheer was attacked by masked men near Western Ford Colony in Multan yesterday, Geo News reported. Aheer was attacked when he was about to reach his...
  • Eyeing Pakistan and China, PM Modi bolsters security team June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi's traditional enemy. The choice of Ajit Doval, alongside former Army chief General VK Singh...
  • Sister of slain Pakistani woman says her husband killed her June 1, 2014

    Lahore: The family of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was bludgeoned to death in broad daylight this week accused her husband of killing her, in stark contrast to his version of a story that has shocked people around the world. Police and witnesses said Farzana Iqbal, 25, was murdered by assailants...
  • PCB promises financial incentives ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 May 30, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has promised financial incentives and best possible facilities for its players ahead of the World Cup in 2015. PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi met with the players during the national summer training camp in Lahore on Friday and described them as national assets. Pakistani cricketers are national...
  • PCB appoints Grant Luden as fielding coach, trainer May 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed former Bangladesh trainer Grant Luden as trainer and fielding coach of its national team. The Pakistan management under PCB chairman Najam Sethi has undergone a major revamp after the side failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World T20 in Bangladesh this...
  • Sri Lankan cricket board considering Pakistan's invite May 29, 2014

    Karachi: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is evaluating Pakistan Cricket Board's invitation for a short series in the foreseeable future. If the Sri Lankans agree to send their team to Pakistan, it would be the first tour by a Test playing nation since the infamous March 2009 attack incident in Lahore...
  • Grant Flower signs contract with Pakistan Cricket Board as batting coach May 29, 2014

    Karachi: Former Zimbabwean batsman, Grant Flower has finally signed a contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to join the national team as its batting coach next month. According to sources in the PCB, the board also had success in appointing a foreigner as fielding coach and trainer. "Grant Luden who...
  • India releases 30 fishermen, 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India will release 30 fishermen and 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners on Thursday. The move by India comes after bilateral talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, 150 prisoners who were released by Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night....
  • Anti-Modi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly June 14, 2014

    Lahore: A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "allegations" of terrorism against Pakistan was on Wednesday blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province, ruled by Premier Nawaz Sharif's PML-N party. The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the "anti-Modi" resolution in the 372-member...
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi June 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • Pakistan needs to focus on economic independence: Nawaz Sharif May 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Noting that Pakistan's defence is impregnable, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the country should concentrate on economic progress. "Our defence is impregnable but now we need to focus on economic independence," he said. Sharif was addressing a gathering in Lahore to mark the 16th anniversary...
  • Anti-Modi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly June 14, 2014

    A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "allegations of terrorism against Pakistan" was on Wednesday blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province. The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the "anti-Modi" resolution in the 372-member house but Speaker Rana Iqbal did not allow it. Opposition...
  • Anglican leader says Pakistan's minorities should have equal rights May 28, 2014

    The Archbishop of Canterbury on Wednesday called for Pakistan to safeguard the rights of its religious minorities and afford them equal treatment under the law. Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, was on a two-day visit to the eastern city of Lahore where he met with church leaders, government...
  • Time for India, Pakistan to remove mutual mistrust: Sharif to Pranab May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that India and Pakistan should move forward in their relationship and remove mutual mistrust as governments in both the countries had received a strong electoral mandate. Sharif conveyed this to President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday during his meeting before returning to Pakistan....
  • India releases 32 Pakistani fishermen May 28, 2014

    Reciprocating Pakistan's gesture, India on Wednesday released 32 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Kutch district and they were already on their way to Wagah border in Punjab to return to their country. "These 32 fishermen from Pakistan have been in Joint Interrogation Centre for almost six months. They were captured while fishing...
  • Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari acquitted in graft case May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was on Wednesday acquitted in a corruption case related to the illegal construction of a polo ground at the Prime Minister House when his wife Benazir Bhutto was the premier. An accountability court in its verdict said that the accused has not been proven...
  • Terrorism a mutual concern for both the neighbouring countries: Pak May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Calling the bilateral meeting between the Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers as "constructive", Advisor to Pakistani PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that though Nawaz Sharif's visit to India was a ceremonial occasion, "the outcome was better than expected". Aziz also said that the Pakistani Prime Minster also invited...
  • PHF plans to host India for bilateral hockey series May 28, 2014

    Keen to revive bilateral ties with India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation is planning to host the country for a Test series and has got the government's clearance for it even though the dates are yet to be finalised. "The government has given us clearance for the series and also agreed to...
  • PM told Pak talks can't go ahead if terrorism continues: Sushma Swaraj May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday took charge even as she began her work on Tuesday with meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon after taking charge, Swaraj said that her first prerogative would be to portray the strengths of India...
  • Top Pakistan cricketers want bilateral series with India May 28, 2014

    Karachi: Some of Pakistan's top cricketers including Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar have supported the restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India and hoped the issue was discussed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his flying visit to India. Former Pakistan speedster Akhtar pointed out that cricket had always played a...
  • Sharif's daughter thanks Modi for shawl for her grandmother June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a goodwill gesture soon after the meeting of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, Sharif's daughter Maryam posted a message on twitter thanking Modi for gifting a shawl to her grandmother. In the meeting on Tuesday, PM Modi had gifted Sharif a...
  • Pak won't hand over Saeed till the courts find him guilty: Sharif aide May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the bilateral talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan has made it clear that it won't hand over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to India yet. This even as Modi conveyed to Sharif India's concerns on cross border terrorism...
  • Modi pulls off a diplomatic coup of Day 1 of assuming office June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all the eight leaders of SAARC countries on Day 1 of assuming office. ...
  • Modi-Sharif meet: Photo-op or an ice breaker? June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Narendra Modi raised issues of terror and the trial in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. IBN18 Editor-In-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai takes question with...
  • Honour killing: Pakistani woman stoned to death May 27, 2014

    Lahore: In an apparent honour killing, a 25-year-old pregnant woman was on Tuesday brutally beaten and stoned to death outside the High Court by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice. Police said that Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few...
  • Watch: Hina Rabbani Khar speaks on Pak PM's India visit May 27, 2014

    In an exclusive phono to CNN-IBN, former Pakistan Foreign Affairs Minister Hina Rabbani Khar expresses her views on Nawaz Sharif's India visit. ...
  • Have to alter confrontation into cooperation: Sharif after India visit May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After the historic visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif finally bade goodbye to India on Tuesday evening. Sharif, who was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his swearing-in ceremony, said he was "pleased and privileged" to be here. "I had a good and constructive meeting with the Indian...
  • Younis Khan wants a recall for World Cup May 27, 2014

    Ex-captain Younis Khan wants to play at the World Cup next year and thinks he deserves a recall to Pakistan's limited-overs squad after playing more than a decade of international cricket. The 36-year-old Khan has been overlooked by selectors for the one-day format since March 2013, missing 32 matches including two...
  • Modi holds 'fruitful' talks with SAARC leaders, raises terror with Pak June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his work. On his first day in office, he met the prime ministers and premiers of eight countries constituting the SAARC or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, holding what the External Affairs Ministry labelled as 'fruitful talks'. "On the whole, the meeting...