Pakistan

  • PM Modi meets Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, seeks speedy trial of 26/11 attacks case June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his first day at work by meeting all the eight SAARC leaders on Tuesday. Modi started with meeting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and ended the day of bilateral talks with meeting Bangladesh Parliament Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury. The key meeting of them all was...
  • Pak released us because of Modi's invite to Sharif: Indian fishermen June 14, 2014

    Just ahead of the bilateral talks, as a sign of goodwill, Pakistan released over 150 Indian fishermen caputured for illegal fishing in Pakistan waters. They were taken in buses from Karachi to the Wagah border in Lahore from where they were handed over to Indian authorities. The fishermen have returned...
  • PCB to probe 'missing' USD200,000 during Zaka Ashraf's tenure May 27, 2014

    Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Monday began an inquiry into the spending of $200,000, which they said was not accounted for during the tenure of former chairman Zaka Ashraf. The spending relates to Ashraf's rocky 22-month tenure, during which time he was suspended by the Islamabad High Court before being restored to...
  • PM Modi to meet Pak PM Sharif today, may discuss 26/11 trial delay June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes on Tuesday will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic push and his meet with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He is set to begin his first day in office by meeting SAARC leaders. Both Modi and Sharif will meet around noon at Hyderabad House. No...
  • Narendra Modi's pictures with mother, leave Nawaz Sharif, mother emotional June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: History was created when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on Monday. Sharif, whose visit was clouded in speculations over his presence for the event, walked down the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhawan forecourt on Monday evening, marking...
  • Indo-Pak trade issues to figure in Modi-Sharif talks on Tuesday June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Trade related issues such as grant of non-discriminatory market access to Indian products are expected to figure in the bilateral meeting of Narendra Modi and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. "Definitely both the prime ministers will discuss issues related with trade....
  • Ties can be normalised only through strong leaders: Pak diplomat May 26, 2014

    Pakistani diplomat Musharraf Zaidi told CNN-IBN that the reaction in Pakistan was positive about their Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visiting India. ...
  • Shiv Sena opposed to Pak, not Nawaz Sharif: Sanjay Raut May 26, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday expressed support for Narendra Modi's invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying his party was not opposed to him per se but to Pakistan. ...
  • If Pakistan doesn't mend its way, Modi will have to press the nuclear button: Uddhav June 14, 2014

    Mumbai: NDA constituent Shiv Sena said with Narendra Modi at the helm, it is expected that good days will come in respect of Pakistan and there will be peace in Kashmir and the entire country but maintained it was difficult to trust the neigbouring country. In a statement issued here, Sena...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday May 25, 2014

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they...
  • Welcome Pakistan, Sri Lanka's decision to release Indian fishermen: Modi May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi welcomed Sri Lanka and Pakistan's decision to free Indian fishermen in their custody. "I welcome the step by Sri Lanka & Pakistan to release our fishermen. I welcome our fishermen brothers back home!," he tweeted on Sunday evening. A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's...
  • Modi oath taking: Rashtrapati Bhavan gears up for its biggest event ever May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the 15th Prime Minister of India will be the biggest event so far to have been staged at Rashtrapati Bhavan with the guest list, which includes key leaders from SAARC countries, set to cross the 4,000 mark. This is the first time...
  • Ashraf denies reports of bookie approaches to Afridi, Umar May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf on Sunday dismissed reports about bookmakers making approaches to Pakistani players, Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal during the one-day series played against England in the UAE in 2012. The claim was made in a British newspaper and also partially confirmed by the present board...
  • Pakistani players should be allowed to play in IPL: Saeed Ajmal May 25, 2014

    Pakistan's top spinner, Saeed Ajmal has said he would definitely like to get an opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League in the future and hoped the BCCI looks into the matter. Talking about the continued absence of Pakistani players in the lucrative T20 league, Ajmal said the organisers and...
  • PCB waiting for ICC's annual executive meeting May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting for the annual executive board meeting of the ICC to take place in June before it expects the BCCI to announce the details of the MOU signed between the two boards for a seven -year period. The PCB and its chairman, Najam Sethi have...
  • Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan hangs in balance May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has already sent an official invitation to the Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) for a short series but the probability of the tour taking place is 50-50 chance. "The chances that Sri Lankan board will accept our invitation is 50-50 to be honest. Because we know...
  • PCB chief briefs Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations May 25, 2014

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi has briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Indo-Pak cricket relations ahead of the Premier's two-day official visit to India. Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister on Monday and is scheduled to later...
  • India-Pakistan Cricket should be revived: Wasim Akram May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pace legend Wasim Akram feels it is high time that the bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan are revived as the fans in sub-continent deserve to enjoy the historic rivalry which has produced some exhilarating action on the field. "I have always maintained that sports and politics should...
  • Pakistan frees 59 Indian fishermen ahead of Sharif's visit May 25, 2014

    Karachi: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Sunday freed 59 Indian fishermen, a day ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Syed Nazir Hussain, the superintendent of the Malir jail in Karachi, said that the Indian prisoners...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka free Indian fishermen to mark Modi's swearing-in May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A day ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have ordered the release of Indian fishermen in their custody. Both Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa are being invited for the ceremony. Pakistan will release 152 Indian fisherman while...
  • Modi pulls off diplomatic coup, Sharif to attend swearing-in ceremony May 25, 2014

    After two days of "will he, wont he" speculation we got the confirmation on saturday that Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif will be attending Modi's swearing in ceremony, along with the other SAARC leaders. It will be seen if the meet leads to a new chapter in the strategic dialogue of...
  • All eyes on Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif’s India visit May 25, 2014

    After much delay, Pakistan President Nawaz Sharif on Saturday confirmed his attendance at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath taking ceremony. All eyes are now on the Pakistan PM's India visit. ...
  • Indian Muslims welcome Narendra Modi's invitation to Nawaz Sharif May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's gesture of inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing-in ceremony has raised hopes of a long-lasting peace between the arch rivals among Muslims of this country. In direct contrast to his election pitch - where he spoke of a toughened stand against...
  • Nawaz Sharif's daughter hails his decision to attend Modi's swearing-in May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam hailed her father's decision to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in saying the step will help in restoring fraying bilateral ties. In an exclusive statement emailed to Network 18, Maryam said, "The invitation extended by India's Prime Minister-designate & the reciprocal gesture by the Prime Minister Nawaz...
  • Shiv Sena mum on Nawaz Sharif's presence at Modi's PM swearing-in ceremony May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Key NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has been vocal against Pakistan for "sponsoring" terrorism in India, on Saturday chose to remain mum on its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting the invite to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on May 26. Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut declined...
  • Pakistan just one member, don't ignore other nations: G Parthasarathy May 24, 2014

    Reacting to the confirmation from Pakistan PM for attending Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony, former diplomat G Parthasarathy said that Pakistan is just one of the eight nations that were invited and cautioned that one should not go overboard with just one nation and ignore the others. ...
  • Modi has hit a diplomatic sixer by inviting Pak PM: Natwar Singh May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Soon after a confirmation from Pakistan on the arrival of their Prime Minister for the swearing-in of Indian Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, reactions have started pouring in. Former External Affairs minister Natwar Singh hailed Modi's decision and said that he had hit a diplomatic sixer by inviting...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in: Kick-off point for a new foreign policy May 24, 2014

    By inviting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has sent out a powerful message on foreign policy. After an electoral campaign where "Candidate" Modi had made several disquieting statements about the region - from criticising Bangladesh for its treatment...
  • IPL snub to Pakistan players dented India's image: Shahid Afridi May 24, 2014

    Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi feels Indian cricket's image has taken a hit worldwide due to the IPL organisers' decision to keep players from his country out of the Twenty20 event. Talking to reporters in Lahore, the former captain said it was strange to see that while cricketers from all over the...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. "The Pakistan Prime Minister will be visiting India for the swearing-in ceremony," confirmed PML(N) spokesperson Tariq Azim. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson in...