Pakistan

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif visits floodravaged PoK September 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited floodravaged Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK) for a firsthand assessment of the devastation caused by torrential rains which claimed the lives of 64 people and left several displaced. Sharif made an aerial survey of the floodhit areas in Rawalakot and asked authorities to expedite...
  • Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his archrivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence. "Shami, Umesh (Yadav) and (Varun) Aaron are the ones....
  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Topranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh included in Australia Test squad September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Leftarm spinner Steve O'Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions on Monday in Australia's Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The uncapped duo were in a lineup that also includes allrounder Glenn Maxwell and the return of batsman Phil Hughes. Australia play two...
  • Pakistan floods leave 170 dead, PM Modi offers help September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Floods continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan occupied Kashmir with nearly 170 people losing their lives in the natural disaster. The Pakistan Army is carrying out rescue operations. Army helicopters have rescued several people who had taken refuge on top of roofs in different parts of the Jhelum...
  • Pakistan condoles loss of lives in J&K; offers help to India September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in Jammu and Kashmir and offered help to India in whatever way possible to mitigate the suffering of the people affected by the floods in the state. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carried out an aerial survey of the affected areas in Pakistanoccupied...
  • PM Modi writes to Nawaz Sharif, offers help for flood victims in PoK September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif offering assistance to victims of the devastation caused by the torrential rains and floods in Pakistanoccupied Kashmir (PoK). Modi, who reviewed the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his daylong visit on Sunday, said he...
  • Pakistan: PM Sharif criticises antigovernment protesters for Chinese President Xi's trip deferment September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday criticised antigovernment protesters for staging sitins that forced Chinese President Xi Jinping to postpone his maiden visit to the country, jeopardising major infrastructure projects backed by the "allweather" ally. Talking to people during his visit to flood affected areas of Sialkot in...
  • Concerned over attack on Sikhs in Pakistan, Congress asks government to take up issue September 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed grave concern over increasing attacks on members of the Sikh community living in the restive province of KhyberPakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Singh, Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, said urgent measures were needed to restore the confidence of the Sikhs living as a...
  • Pakistan: Defiant PM Sharif warns of elements hampering country's progress September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday appeared defiant as he warned the people to be wary of elements staging sitins and hampering national progress even as the threeweeklong political turmoil showed no signs of a breakthrough. "It is your duty and the duty of nation to take notice of...
  • PM Modi offers assistance to Pakistan for relief operations in floodhit PoK September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a humanitarian gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered all possible assistance to Pakistan for carrying out relief operations in the floodravaged PakistanOccupied Kashmir (PoK). Making the offer after undertaking a visit to floodhit Jammu and Kashmir for a firsthand assessment of the situation, Modi expressed his...
  • J&K floods a national disaster, says PM Modi; announces special assistance of Rs 1,000 cr September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Assuring the people of Jammu and Kashmir of all assistance from the Central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the floodaffected state. "Centre is in touch with state government. Army, Air force and NDRF are coordinating relief operations in...
  • Prominent Shia leader, his guard shot dead in Pakistan September 7, 2014

    Karachi: A prominent Shia leader and his guard were shot dead on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's financial capital of Karachi. Allama Ali Akbar Kumaili, the son of respected Shia scholar and Jafaria Alliance Pakistan chief Allama Abbas Kumaili, was targeted by unknown gunmen riding a motorbike near Bhangoria Goth...
  • 12 injured as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Karachi: At least 12 people were injured on Saturday when an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolted Pakistan's southern Sindh Province. The earthquake struck Nawabshah district and its adjoining areas in the province, causing panic and forcing people to come out on streets. Residents from Lahore, Nankana and Sheikhupura also headed...
  • China announces postponement of Xi's visit to Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Beijing/Islamabad: China on Saturday announced the postponement of President Xi Jinping's first visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing political crisis there., in a decision which marks his skipping an "all weather" ally for the first time during a South Asia trip which will take him to India and Sri...
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan vows to stay in front of Parliament till PM Sharif quits September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's antigovernment protesters on Saturday had a quiet day in the capital's high security area where they have been camping demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, even as opposition leader Imran Khan vowed to continue the sitin until goals achieved. TehreekiInsaf chief Khan promised his supporters that he would...
  • Pakistan: Army chief holds off generals seeking PM Sharif's ouster September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Weeks of mounting antigovernment protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. According to a minister close to military circles, top generals met in...
  • Pakistan: 160 killed in torrential rains September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 160 people have been killed and 148 others injured in torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan that have wreaked havoc across the country as troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas. Premier Nawaz Sharif on Saturday chaired a meeting to review rain and flood situation in the...
  • Pakistan Army, ISI targeting India to hit Nawaz Sharif:Riedel September 6, 2014

    Washington: Pakistan's army and the ISI are using "terrorist brinkmanship" to threaten India and undermine their own Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to secure domestic gains against their civilian leaders, a former CIA analyst has said. "Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence directorate is using terrorist brinkmanship to threaten India and undermine Nawaz Sharif,"...
  • PCB admits Mumbai attacks still a hurdle in resuming IndoPak cricket September 5, 2014

    Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday admitted the inconclusive inquiry into the 2008 Mumbai attacks was a major hurdle in reviving sporting ties between the archrivals. India stalled all bilateral ties in the wake of the attacks on India's commercial hub, which left 166 people dead and were blamed on...
  • Army chief briefs PM on China, Pakistan border situation September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is understood to have briefed him about the situation along the borders with China and Pakistan. The Army chief gave a presentation to him on important issues, Army sources said here. ...
  • Pakistan say Ahmed Shehzad could be disciplined September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board says batsman Ahmed Shehzad has breached his central contract for making religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan and he could face disciplinary action. Chairman Shaharyar Khan says on Friday that Shehzah's contract clearly states "you will not be involved in any political or religious discussion...
  • Pakistan: Sharif seeks Parliament support; political stalemate continues September 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sought the support of all parties in Parliament, stressing on "unity" amid protests, as the political logjam continued after several rounds of talks. "I hope the opposition will continue on its path of supporting the government," Sharif said on the fourth day...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board expecting Indian visa for Lahore Lions on Friday September 5, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting clearance from the Indian government on Friday for visas to be issued to the Lahore Lions team for the Champions League in India this month. A senior official when contacted told PTI that till Thursday visas had not been issued to the Pakistan team....
  • Australia women make clean sweep of series against Pakistan September 5, 2014

    Gold Coast: Australia recorded a 20run win in the final women's Twenty20 International against Pakistan to make a clean sweep of the series 40 at the Kerrydale Oval on Friday. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Australia put on 139/3 from their 20 overs which the visitors failed to...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • PCB committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments September 4, 2014

    The Pakistan Cricket Board has formed a threemember committee to look into Ahmed Shehzad's religious comments to Sri Lanka player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their oneday international. PCB director of international cricket operations Zakir Khan is heading the committee. Shehzad was caught on camera telling Dilshan "if you are a nonMuslim and you...
  • Harsh decisions need to be taken before World Cup: Moin Khan September 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief of selectors and manager Moin Khan on Thursday called for bold steps to lift the team's performance ahead of next year's World Cup following a disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan lost the twomatch Test series 20 and went down 21 in oneday internationals on last month's tour,...
  • Qaeda threat to India: Controlling disgruntled elements more important than issuing alerts, experts tell Centre September 4, 2014

    A nationwide alert has been sounded after an alQaeda video appeared where the terror outfit threatens to carry out its campaign in India. So far intelligence agency sources are pointing out that the video seems genuine as is an attempt to carry out fresh recruitment. ...
  • Heavy rains kill nearly 40 in Pakistan September 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Near 40 people including children died due to heavy monsoon rains and related accidents in Pakistan, a police official said. Most of the people have died because of the roof collapsing incidents in the largest province in Punjab as a result of continuous heavy rains since last night. Fifteen...