Pakistan

  • Banned Butt, Asif could face problems convincing ICC August 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif could face problems convincing the ICC to put aside their suspension periods when they complete their five-year ban term in August 2015. Reliable sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have told PTI that while the board was preparing to make a...
  • PCB confident of Lahore Lions' participation in CLT20 August 27, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday it was confident that the Lahore Lions team would get clearance from the Indian government to participate in the forthcoming Champions League in India. A official aware of the developments said that until now the BCCI had not contacted the PCB on the...
  • Pakistan cricket authorities prepared for worst in Ajmal case August 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities are prepared for the worst possible scenario in the Saeed Ajmal bowling action case. An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Ajmal had joined the Pakistan squad in Sri Lanka for the final one-day international. "We have been told we will be...
  • Pak PM Sharif defiant amid calls for ouster, says crisis shall pass August 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Facing his toughest test since becoming Pakistan's Prime Minister, a defiant Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday brushed aside the demand of protesters asking him to quit saying the country has survived "difficult times" and the current political crisis too shall pass. Political stalemate has continued for the last two weeks with...
  • J&K: BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting at Nikowal border outpost August 27, 2014

    Jammu: A 40 minute flag meeting between BSF and Pakistan Rangers took place at Nikowal border outpost of Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. The two sides is reported to discuss the ongoing tension along the International Border. After the meeting, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma briefed about the meeting and assured more...
  • 2nd ODI: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 77 runs, level series 1-1 August 27, 2014

    Hambantota: A brilliant all-round performance by Thisara Perera guided Sri Lanka to a 77-run victory over Pakistan in their second one-day international on Tuesday to level the three-match series. Perera's whirlwind 65 off 36 balls took Sri Lanka's total to 310-9 after captain Angelo Mathews missed out on his maiden ODI...
  • Pakistan cancels Twenty20 league August 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket authorities were Tuesday forced to cancel their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of the World Cup, leaving question marks over its future. Pakistan Cricket Board had planned to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Pakistan Taliban splits over method of functioning August 26, 2014

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday suffered a major split as leading commanders of the banned outfit formed a splinter group, accusing its leadership of promoting personal and narrow objectives. Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives, resulting in lack...
  • Pak court orders filing of murder case against Nawaz Sharif, his brother August 26, 2014

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the registration of a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri in Lahore. The Lahore High Court...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan August 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • Pak PM Nawaz Sharif meets Army Chief to discuss political turmoil August 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday met Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to discuss the current political crisis caused due to anti-government protests in Islamabad and the recent Indo-Pak border "skirmishes". "Overall security environment including the prevailing situation was discussed in the meeting. There was a consensus on the...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations August 26, 2014

    Srinagar: Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan met on Tuesday and discussed the repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border. It was decided that regular flag meetings will be held between field commanders to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, back home, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will...
  • How Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif stumbled into protests crisis August 26, 2014

    Islamabad: As thousands of protesters blockaded Pakistan's parliament last week, the spirits of the lawmakers inside were briefly lifted by a rare appearance from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. But Sharif only listened in silence as legislator after legislator denounced the protesters seeking his government's resignation. He then stood up, and left...
  • UN chief asks India-Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue August 26, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks August 26, 2014

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
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  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys August 25, 2014

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Attack Pakistan to teach lesson, Uddhav tells Modi August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack Pakistan and teach a lesson for its continued intrusions in Indian borders. In an edit in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackery said that recently Pakistan attacked 13 border villages, fired at 22 outposts in Jammu, leaving two...
  • Islamabad police chief replaced amid anti-government protests August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Amid massive anti-government protests, Pakistan on Monday replaced Islamabad's police chief, triggering criticism from the protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri. The interior ministry said Inspector General of Police Islamabad Aftab Cheema has been replaced by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Khalid Khattak. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said Cheema had...
  • Younis Khan to return from Sri Lanka after family tragedy August 25, 2014

    Karachi: Veteran batsman Younis Khan will play no further part in Pakistan's one-day series in Sri Lanka following the death of his 10-year-old nephew, an official said on Monday. "Younis will return home on Monday as his nephew Saad Khan died while having a liver transplant in India," a Pakistan Cricket...
  • Pak crisis deepens, Qadri issues 48-hour deadline to government August 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri giving a fresh 48-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down after a former top Election Commission official backed protesters' allegations of rigging in last year's polls. Buoyed by former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan's...
  • Home Minister reviews situation along border with Pakistan August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of continuous firing from across the Line of Control and Intelligence Bureau, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan and directed BSF to take all possible steps to ensure security of civilians in the areas subjected to shelling. At...
  • Indian men's kabaddi team grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games August 25, 2014

    The Indian men's kabaddi team, which would be bidding for its seventh straight gold in next month's Asian Games, has been pooled along side arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A of the competition. The other two teams in Group A of the men's competition are Bangladesh and Thailand, as per the draw...
  • Pak ceasefire violations rock J&K Assembly August 25, 2014

    Jammu: The repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army rocked the Jammu & Kashmir Assembly on Monday as the Opposition targeted the state government over the issue. Members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) intervened when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was speaking in the House on ceasefire violations. Members of...
  • In Jammu, Amit Shah launches scathing attack on Omar August 25, 2014

    Kathua: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, who is in Jammu & Kashmir, instilling confidence into party workers ahead of Assembly elections in the state, launched a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government on Monday during a rally in Kathua. Attacking the government on the repeated ceasefire violations along the...
  • NC, BJP workers clash after Amit Shah visits border camps following ceasefire violations August 25, 2014

    Jammu: Clashes broke out between workers of the ruling National Conference and Bharatiya Janata Party after the latter's chief Amit Shah visited RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday morning. Shah and BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav visited border camps in the morning following repeated ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army. Clashes...
  • Jammu: Pakistan fires at Indian posts for the third day in a row August 25, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan fired at 35 Border Security Force posts in Ramgarh area in Samba and Kanachak area of Akhnoor, violating ceasefire for the third day in a row during the wee hours of Sunday. Pakistani Rangers fired at Indian posts along the International Border throughout the night, prompting BSF jawans...
  • No justification for protests: Sharif tells agitating leaders August 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said there was no justification for the protests as he has accepted all constitutional demands of protesters after opposition leader Imran Khan asked him to quit for 30 days to allow a probe into alleged rigging in the 2013 polls. "Instead of wasting...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearing-in ceremony....