Pakistan

  • Sri Lanka lead Pakistan by 165 on Day 3 of 2nd Test August 17, 2014

    Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara scored a half-century and shared an unbroken 98-run third wicket stand with Mahela Jayawardene to give Sri Lanka a strong 165-run lead against Pakistan in the second Test. Sri Lanka reached 177 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on day three Saturday after Rangana Herath earlier...
  • Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM Sharif steps down August 16, 2014

    More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expected, but the power of protesters to paralyse the central business district has presented the biggest challenge yet...
  • Junaid goes for scan after being hit by Prasad bouncer August 16, 2014

    Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan went for a precautionary checkup after being hit on the head while batting by a delivery from Sri Lanka paceman Dhammika Prasad during the third day of the second Test on Saturday. "Junaid was feeling dizzy after he came to the dressing room and we have...
  • India, Pakistan resume rivalry on football pitch August 16, 2014

    Bangalore: In what will be a curtain-raiser to the upcoming Asian Games, India and Pakistan resume their rivalry on the football pitch as they lock horns in the first of two friendly matches here on Sunday, bringing to an end a nine-year old hiatus. It will be the first such series...
  • Watch: This heart warming video of strangers from India and Pakistan talking to each other will leave you with a broad grin! August 16, 2014

    What's the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Pakistan? You might say Indo-Pak cricket matches, pretty girls, and war. But something amazing happened when YouTube channel 'All India Bakchod' tried to get strangers from across the border to talk to each other over the phone. When...
  • Pakistan: Anti-government protestors reach Islamabad, Imran Khan announces sit-in August 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Thousands of anti-government protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The opposition groups, led by cricketer-turned-politician Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri, will protest in the capital to press Sharif to call an early election little...
  • Torrential rain, hailstorm kills 16 in Pakistan August 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 16 people, including nine children, were killed and over 80 others injured on Friday in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as roofs and walls of buildings collapsed due to heavy rain. According to reports, 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 50...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's five-wicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, by...
  • Shots fired at Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan in anti-Nawaz Sharif rally August 15, 2014

    Gujranwala (Pakistan): Clashes broke out in the city of Gujranwala on Friday after gun shots were fired at the vehicle of Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-populist politician was shot at as he led an anti-government march to the capital. Khan's spokeswoman Aneela Khan said that Khan was not injured...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address August 14, 2014

    Islamabad Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said it is the "main source of tension" in Indo-Pak relations and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties. "We want peaceful resolution of Kashmir with our full sincerity so that by removing this...
  • Watch: Celebrations at Wagah Border on the eve of 68th Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As India gears up to celebrate its 68th Independence Day, crowds gathered at Wagah Border to witness celebrations at the India-Pakistan border. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pakistan on its Independence Day August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan on its Independence Day on Thursday. "On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan," he said on micro-blogging website Twitter. The Prime Minister's message came two days after he accused Pakistan of "proxy war",...
  • 2nd Test: Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz put Pakistan in control on Day 1 August 14, 2014

    Colombo: Pacers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261/8 at stumps. Khan returned with best figures of 4/69 and Riaz supported him well with 3/66. Riaz dismissed opener Upul Tharanga eight...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career among greats August 14, 2014

    Colombo: At age 37 and with hundreds of innings behind him, Mahela Jayawardene tried something new in his next-to-last Test match - a move typical of his innovative attitude when it involves pursuing victories for Sri Lanka. He opened the innings for the first time in a Test match -...
  • Islamabad braces for protest marches as Pakistan celebrates independence August 14, 2014

    Islamabad: As Pakistan celebrated its 68th Independence Day on Thursday, supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) parties remained determined to march towards Islamabad. The marches have been called to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Dawn online reported. According to officials, parts of Islamabad...
  • Google celebrates Pakistan Independence Day 2014 with a doodle August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 68th Independence of Pakistan, Google has posted a doodle on the Pakistan homepage. The doodle features the blooming flower-shaped Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistan Monument is a national monument that represents the country's four provinces and three territories. Before an architect was finalised to...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • Iqbal Qasim urges Pakistan to boost spin reserves August 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former spin great Iqbal Qasim on Wednesday urged the country's cricket chiefs to groom more young slow bowlers after Saeed Ajmal was reported for suspect action. The umpires and match referee voiced concerns over a number of the 36-year-old off-spinner's deliveries during Pakistan's seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka at...
  • India celebrates Independence Day: 68 significant events in the last 67 years August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Today is the 68th Independence Day of India. India has come a long way from being one of the poorest nations in the world to an emerging super power in the last 67 years. From a socialist state, India has moved towards becoming a free market capitalist economy...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • Pakistan's 'denials' on terror not worthwhile: India August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday came down hard on Pakistan for its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proxy war comments and asserted that terrorism was a "core concern" in bilateral ties and all means available will be used to deal with the challenge. In a strong reaction, the External Affairs...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • BJP blames Congress for acting on Pakistan's behest as Lok Sabha debates Communal Violence Bill August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Discussion over the Communal Violence Bill took place in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday amidst huge uproar. While the Congress alleged that maximum cases of communal violence had come to light since the Bharatiya Janata Party led government had taken charge at the Centre, the latter blamed the...
  • Mahela Jayawardene a rare brand of cricketer, says Angelo Mathews August 13, 2014

    Cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said on the eve of the veteran batsman's last Test match. The second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday will be an emotional...
  • Indo-Pakistan trade has increased despite border tensions: study August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study compiled by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to the SAARC Chamber's research report, the two nations have been...
  • J&K: Indian soldier injured as Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again August 13, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire yet again in the Bhimber Gali area of Poonch sector in Jammu. These ceasefire violation incidents continue even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to Leh and Kargil had accused Pakistan of engaging...
  • Danish Kaneria says he will continue to fight against life ban August 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria will not give up his fight to get his name cleared and seek damages from the England and Wales cricket board which imposed the punishment on him for spot-fixing. A court of appeal in the United Kingdom on Tuesday turned down an appeal by Kaneria...
  • Pakistan cricket board earns profits of 800 million rupees August 13, 2014

    Karachi: The outgoing chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi, has claimed that in the fiscal year ending June, 2014 the PCB, which was in danger of going bankrupt in three years' time, has ended up with profits of 800 million rupees. Sethi, who is stepping down as PCB chairman...
  • Pakistan hits back at Narendra Modi, says his 'proxy-war' allegations baseless August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has come out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of the country engaging in a proxy war against India. "Pakistan rejects baseless allegations by Indian PM. Our Armed Forces ready to defend our borders and thwart every threat of aggression," said Pakistan Foreign Office Spokeswoman...