Pakistan

  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • Pakistan Rangers to hand over captured BSF soldier to India on Friday August 7, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Thursday informed Indian authorities that the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who got swept away by strong currents of Chenab river will be returned on Friday. The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the BSF soldier who was captured by...
  • Pakistan Rangers DG says captured BSF soldier will be returned to India soon August 7, 2014

    Jammu:The Director General(DG) of Pakistan Rangers on Thursday said that they will soon return the Border Security Force (BSF) soldier who was swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir and was captured by them. "I want to say that we are returning the solider soon....
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was swept away by the Chenab river. Currently, the soldier is in the custody of the Pakistan Rangers. The soldier was on patrol when their boat engine failed. Three soldiers took the rescue boat, 1 was swept away. The BSF has sought a flag...
  • Pakistan captures BSF soldier swept away by strong Chenab river current August 6, 2014

    Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier swept away by strong currents of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday has been captured by Pakistan Rangers. The Pakistan Rangers have confirmed the soldier's capture and the BSF has called for a flag meeting to get him freed. Pakistan Rangers will...
  • 1st Test: Younis, Shafiq lift Pakistan to 261/4 at stumps August 6, 2014

    Galle: Younis Khan hit an eventful century and lifted Pakistan to a respectable 261/4 on day 1 of the first test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Khan showed no signs of rustiness after Pakistan playing a test match for over six months and made a splendid 133 off 228 balls with...
  • Saudi men told not to marry women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Chad August 6, 2014

    Islamabad/Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has prohibited its men from marrying women from Pakistan, Bangladesh and two other nations, in an apparent move aimed at discouraging its citizens from marrying foreigners. Apart from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Saudi men now can't marry women from Chad and Myanmar as well. Saudi Arabia is home to an...
  • Justice Mohammad Sair Ali not keen to continue as acting chairman PCB August 6, 2014

    Acting chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board is not keen to continue as PCB head and wants to hold fresh elections within a month. Last Monday Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is patron of the PCB, appointed Justice Mohammad Sair Ali as acting chairman PCB and election commissioner for fresh elections...
  • Pakistan to participate in Wave World Kabaddi League August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move towards normalizing sporting relations between India and Pakistan, a team from across the border -- Lahore Lions -- managed by the Government of Punjab will participate in the inaugural World Kabaddi League scheduled to begin in London on August 9. Under the leadership of Mian...
  • J&K: Army jawan killed in gunbattle in Kupwara August 6, 2014

    Jammu: One Indian army jawan has been killed in a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara. The gun battle took place on Tuesday night. The army has cordoned off the area. There have been many ceasefire violations from Pakistan in the recent past. (More details to follow) ...
  • Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath August 5, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath in the two-Test series starting on Wednesday. Herath has often proved to be a thorn in Pakistan's side having taken 65 of his 237 Test wickets against them...
  • Sri Lanka paceman Lakmal ruled out of Pakistan series August 5, 2014

    Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal will miss the Pakistan Test series due to an ankle injury, dashing the home team's hopes of fielding their most potent new-ball partnership in the opening match on Wednesday. "Lakmal has sustained severe swelling above his left ankle following the second Test against South Africa and...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate August 5, 2014

    Jammu: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate. "Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Poonch district...
  • Pakistan look to break cricket coaching jinx August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country's sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it. Pakistan's series against Sri Lanka, which begins on Wednesday at Galle with the first of two Test matches, sees legendary fast-bowler...
  • Pakistan PM appoints ex-judge as caretaker PCB chief August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appointed a retired judge to hold elections for the country's cricket chief within a month, hoping to draw a line under a long-running crisis. The post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has been held by rivals Zaka Ashraf and Najam Sethi five...
  • Misbah's batting style not helping Pakistan in ODIs: Mohammad Yousuf August 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman, Mohammad Yousuf has once again lashed out at the national team's Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, advising him to change his batting position in one-day internationals. "If Pakistan is to do well in the next World Cup and in the one-day internationals, Misbah has to change his...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka, Pakistan gear up for Mahela Jayawardene finale August 5, 2014

    Galle: Hosts Sri Lanka hope to give retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell when they take on Pakistan for a sixth Test series in as many years from Wednesday. The elegant right-hander, sixth in the all-time scorers' list with 11,671 runs in 147 Tests since his debut in 1997,...
  • Modi woos Nepal, visit aims to improve ties between the neighbours August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Summing up the unease which has been the defining characteristic of Indo-Nepal relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the Nepal parliament on Sunday said, "It has taken us 17 years to meet despite being so close to each other". Even after Modi's amicable visit, there are...
  • Banned cricketers Salim Malik, Mohammad Amir back prison terms for match fixers August 4, 2014

    Pakistan's banned cricketers, Salim Malik and Mohammad Amir have backed moves by New Zealand's government to enforce prison sentences for players found guilty of spot or match fixing. Malik, who is serving a life ban for match fixing and Amir who is in the fourth year of a five year ban...
  • Banned bowler Mohammad Amir hopes for earlier return to game August 4, 2014

    Disgraced Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir on Sunday said he hoped to return to the game before a five-year ban ends next year if the world cricket body amends its anti-corruption code. Amir's spot-fixing ban ends in September 2015, but Pakistani cricket officials have applied for it to be relaxed, with...
  • Chinese President Xi to visit India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka August 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks and his programme is being coordinated with the governments of the three countries. While Chinese officials maintain that dates are being finalised, Pakistan daily Dawn on Sunday reported that Xi will be visiting the...
  • I don't see myself playing in 2015 World Cup: Mohammad Amir August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned pacer Mohammad Amir has ruled out any chances of playing in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Amir, 22, who is serving a five year ban for spot fixing admitted that he didn't see any realistic chances of playing in the World Cup despite...
  • Will look for early wickets of Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Misbah August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has said his team-mates will have to take the wickets of the stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara early if they want to win the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, commencing at Galle on August 6. Jayawardene, 37, has announced that he...
  • Response for cricket in Incheon Asian Games August 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Cricket has elicited lukewarm response from the full ICC members of the continent for the upcoming Incheon Asian Games with India skipping the event altogether and Pakistan electing to send only their women's team. "For upcoming 2104 Asian Games, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will be sending both men and...
  • India's response to beheading-like incidents by Pakistan would be intense, asserts new Army Chief August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's response to any beheading-like incident would be more than adequate, intense and immediate, said Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as he assumed office on Friday. Suhag took charge as the Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday from General Bikram Singh who retired after a career...
  • Sri Lanka drop Mendis, retain Dickwella for Pakistan series August 1, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have dropped spinner Ajantha Mendis and retained wicketkeeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella for the two-Test series against Pakistan starting next week. Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday announced a 15-member squad which also include seam bowler Nuwan Pradeep, who was part of the squad for the concluded series against South...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • India gave befitting reply to Pak after beheading incident: Gen Bikram Singh July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Thursday said that India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan after the beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in 2013 along the Line of Control (LoC) even as he did not rule out the possibility of skirmishes on...
  • Pakistan: Mob kills three over 'blasphemous' Facebook post July 28, 2014

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post July 28, 2014

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...