PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez out of Australia ODIs through injury October 4, 2014

    Pakistan all rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the limited-overs series against Australia due to a hand injury he sustained during a practice game. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Hafeez required five stitches after he split the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his left hand...
  • Mohammad Hafeez unfazed after action reported October 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday said he was surprised but not concerned after his bowling was reported during the Champions League Twenty20 in India, adding he had no plans to modify his action. The 33-year-old is key to Pakistan's attack in their series against Australia which starts with a...
  • Coach Waqar urges Pakistan bowlers to fill void left by Ajmal October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited-overs and Test series. Ajmal, ranked number one in one-day cricket, was last month suspended after his bowling action...
  • In historic homeland, Pakistan's Sikhs live under constant threat October 4, 2014

    Peshawar: Every time someone walks into his pharmacy in the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar, Amarjeet Singh prepares for the worst. "I don't know if it's a customer or an assailant who will reach out for his gun," Amarjeet, a member of Pakistan's tiny Sikh minority, said. Easily recognised because of their...
  • J&K: Pakistan shells LoC villages in Poonch, girl killed, 4 injured October 3, 2014

    Jammu: A teenage girl was killed and four persons were injured as Pakistani troops targeted villages and Indian forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in ceasefire violation for the third consecutive day on Friday. Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shillings and small arms...
  • Eight Pakistan bowlers told to undergo test for suspect action October 3, 2014

    Karachi: At least eight bowlers with suspect bowling actions, including a player in the national squad, have been directed to undergo tests to be conducted by a committee of Pakistan Cricket Board next week at the National Cricket Academy. The PCB said in a statement that fast bowler Ataullah had already...
  • 'Haider' has not yet been presented to us: Central Board of Film Censors, Pakistan October 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Amid reports that Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-based drama 'Haider' may not get a release, the Pakistan's censor board today said that the film is yet to come before them. Dawn reported that the movie may not get the much-needed No Objection Certificate by the censor board. The film, starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu,...
  • Six injured in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir October 3, 2014

    Jammu: At least six people were injured after Pakistan opened fire on Indian positions on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, government sources said on Friday. "Six civilians sustained injuries after the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Poonch...
  • 55 Indian fishermen captured by Pakistan; 8 boats seized October 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In the second such incident within a week, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) has apprehended 55 fishermen from Gujarat in the Indian waters and also seized their boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) said on Wednesday. "The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency late last...
  • Pakistan will miss Ajmal, says T20 captain Afridi October 2, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi admitted his team will miss suspended ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in Dubai on Sunday. The 36-year-old offspinner is serving suspension on illegal bowling action and will not be available to play internationally until he is cleared after remedial work and reassessment. Ajmal...
  • Hockey greats laud Asian Games gold but say there's work ahead October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey greats Balbir Singh Sr and Ajit Pal Singh on Thursday hailed India's Asian Games gold medal winning effort but felt the players still have a mountain to climb to succeed at the world and Olympics level. The former stars said the win over Pakistan will give the sport...
  • Pakistan's ISI closely connected with IM operatives: NIA October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan intelligence agency ISI was "closely connected" with top operatives of banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) and provided shelter to its members wanted in India, the National Investigation Agency has told a special court in New Delhi. The NIA said this in its supplementary charge sheet filed against 20 suspected...
  • Hockey India announces cash award after Asian Games gold October 2, 2014

    The gold medal-winning players of India's men's hockey team will receive a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh each from Hockey India for their stupendous show at the Asian Games. India regained the Asian Games title after 16 years, following a 4-2 shoot-out win over Pakistan in the final at Incheon,...
  • Asiad gold, ticket to Olympics, win over Pakistan: Indian hockey is back and how! October 2, 2014

    Today is the defining moment in Indian hockey. Qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, winning the Asian Games gold after 16 years and beating archrivals Pakistan in the final on a penalty shootout. It doesn't come any better than this. The young Indian team will remember this moment for the rest...
  • Asian Games gold one of the biggest moments in my life: Sardar Singh October 2, 2014

    Incheon: Winning the Asian Games hockey gold is one of the biggest moments in his life, said the triumphant India captain Sardar Singh after his team won the nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal drought in the Asiad and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics. "This...
  • Pakistan's ISI closely connected with IM operatives: NIA October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan intelligence agency ISI was "closely connected" with top operatives of banned Indian Mujahideen (IM) and provided shelter to its members wanted in India, the National Investigation Agency has told a special court in New Delhi. The NIA said this in its supplementary chargesheet filed against 20 suspected IM...
  • Pak says Kashmir a 'legal issue', demands plebiscite October 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Needling India, Pakistan on Thursday asserted that Kashmir is a "legal issue" and must be resolved through plebiscite as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. At the weekly briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam also made it clear that Indo-Pak talks were not a substitute to the...
  • J&K: Six civilians injured in Pak firing in Poonch October 2, 2014

    Jammu: Six civilians including two women were injured and six houses partially damaged during shelling by Pakistani troops on border hamlets along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops on Wednesday night resorted to firing by...
  • Asian Games: India beat Pakistan to win hockey gold, reach Olympics October 2, 2014

    Indian hockey gave the world a timely reminder on Thursday to not count them out yet as the men from the land of hockey beat Pakistan in nervy penalty shootout to win the Asian Games gold after 16 years. After the re-designed regulation period of 60 min ended in a 1-1...
  • India vs Pakistan: Trial by fire in Asian Games hockey final October 2, 2014

    Tactics in India-Pakistan games always seem to fall apart as the emotions take hold and everyone reverts back to just run and gun. I feel it's not going to change on the big day today. This rivalry is something else. There is an old saying: 'the hottest fire makes the hardest...
  • Man to sue US government after being cleared in the Taliban terror case October 2, 2014

    Miami: Irfan Khan, a naturalised US citizen from Pakistan with a wife and two children, worked hard to realise the American dream after arriving in this country in 1994. He held jobs in South Florida as a taxi driver, service technician and operated a limousine company. He was an avid...
  • Ensure unorthodox bowlers don't fade away: Rameez tells ICC October 2, 2014

    Karachi:Pakistan's former captain Rameez Raja has said that the ICC needs to tweak its new protocol on illegal bowling actions to ensure the 'doosra' remains part of the sport. "The ICC appears to have made up its mind to show no leniency to bowlers who they feel try to bypass the...
  • 16 air hostesses, crew of Pakistan airline disappear in Canada October 2, 2014

    Karachi: At least 16 air hostesses and cabin crew members of Pakistan's national carrier have disappeared in the last five months in Canada after going there on international flights. Four air hostesses of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) last month failed to show up for their return flights after disappearing from the...
  • India vs Pakistan: Much more than Asian Games hockey gold October 2, 2014

    I can't wait. I have had so many calls from hockey players around the world just wanting to see this game. Traditionally whenever we as players and coaches attended hockey tournaments, this was the game we all wanted to see. India vs Pakistan is the real magic of hockey. There...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 13 October 2, 2014

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 12 Round up: It was a mixed day for India at Asian Games where its athletes finished with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Boxer Mary Kom came out with flying colours by bagging the gold medal, while...
  • J&K: Pak Army violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch October 1, 2014

    Poonch: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Indian posts in Sabzia area of Mandi sector in Poonch. The firing continued from both sides. There was no report on casualties or injures. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in three forward areas along LoC in...
  • New cricket rules in force at Pakistan-Australia series October 1, 2014

    Dubai: The new playing conditions for Tests, one-day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5. The game of cricket has witnessed a sea change since the inception of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1909...
  • Asian Games 2014: India vs Pakistan Hockey Preview October 1, 2014

    Incheon: Intricacies of South Asian style of hockey will be on full view on Thursday when a resurgent India take on bitter foes Pakistan in the high-octane men's Asian Games gold medal match, with a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics up for grabs for the winners. The match, similar...
  • Doug Bracewell returns to New Zealand Test team for Pakistan series October 1, 2014

    Allrounder Doug Bracewell has earned a recall to the New Zealand Test squad for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after being dumped from the team for disciplinary issues earlier this year. The 24-year-old Bracewell, who last played against Bangladesh last year, was dropped after he and batsman...
  • Hope Pakistan players would be allowed in IPL soon: PCB October 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan believes the Lahore Lions' successful participation in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20 will open the Indian Premier League doors for the country's players. Khan said he was satisfied with the performance of the Lahore Lions team. "But apart from performances the Lahore Lions team...