PAKISTAN

  • 2nd T20I: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 17 runs to draw series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: James Neesham and Kyle Mills shared six wickets as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in the second Twenty20 on Friday and levelled the two-match series 1-1. Neesham grabbed 3 for 25 and got the key wicket of Shahid Afridi while Mills polished off the tail with 3 for...
  • Day of terror in Kashmir: High voter turnout rattles Pakistan? December 5, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bloody and black Friday with terrorists stepping up attacks across the valley, just four days before polling is scheduled to be held for the third phase in the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, where a very high voter turnout...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News360: Terrorists target 4 towns in Kashmir, 21 killed December 5, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a bloody and black Friday with terrorists stepping up attacks across the valley, just four days before polling is scheduled to be held for the third phase in the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 16 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, where a very high voter turnout...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Dubai December 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to field. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi (c), Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Anton...
  • Immediately resolve Kashmir dispute or Jihad will be launched against India: Terrorist Hafiz Saeed December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: On a Black Friday, which was marked by four attacks by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Kashmir dispute needed to be resolved immediately otherwise Jihad against India will continue. Saeed's warning came on a day when he...
  • India records highest deaths among under-five children December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India reports the highest number of deaths among children below the age of five years, annually due to pneumonia and diarrhoea, according to an international report, the government told Lok Sabha on Friday. India has 3.18 lakh under-five children deaths annually due to the two diseases and the countries...
  • Jaitley's remarks contrary to historical facts of Kashmir dispute, far from reality, alleges Hurriyat December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and borders cannot be redrawn, both the factions of Hurriyat Conference said that that his remarks are contrary to political and historical facts of Kashmir dispute and far from reality. Alleging that 'stubbornness' of...
  • Kashmir attacks: India asks Pakistan to stop aiding terror, offers help December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: As December 5 turned a Black Friday for Jammu and Kashmir with four serial terror attacks striking the state, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pointed fingers at Pakistan, asking it to stop these activities directed against India and said it was ready to help if it was unable...
  • PCB wants ICC to delay biomechanic test of Saeed Ajmal December 5, 2014

    Karachi: Within days of asking the ICC for dates to conduct the biomechanic tests on suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistan Cricket Board now wants the process to be delayed as the bowler is not yet ready. An official in the Board told PTI that the PCB had initially requested the...
  • 1st T20: Pakistan thump New Zealand to take 1-0 lead December 5, 2014

    Sarfraz Ahmed smashed an unbeaten 76 off 64 balls in his debut Twenty20 and led Pakistan to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory against New Zealand on Thursday. Ahmed, who scored three centuries and three half centuries in his last seven tests, hit eight fours and two sixes in a brilliant knock, as...
  • Pakistani Taliban squeezed by Afghan revolt, US drone strikes December 4, 2014

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban militants holed up in Afghanistan are being squeezed by US drone strikes and a revolt against them, a trend that could disrupt the insurgents' capability to strike in Pakistan. For years, Pakistani Taliban commanders fighting the Pakistani state have been hiding in remote areas of east Afghanistan, plotting...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st T20 December 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl. Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from a knee problem...
  • Australia is the team to beat in Champions Trophy: Barry Middleton December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England hockey team captain Barry Middleton said on Thursday world champions Australia will be the team to beat in the FIH Champions Trophy, which kick starts at the Kalinga Stadikum from Saturday. "All teams are equally good but I think world champions Australia are going to be the toughest of...
  • Ten thalassemic children in Pakistan get HIV due to transfusion December 4, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 10 Pakistani children suffering from thalassemia have tested positive for the HIV virus after allegedly receiving a transfusion of infected blood. The news about the children aged between 5 and 16 getting the deadly virus due to negligence of medical staff sent shock waves through the healthcare...
  • Umar Gul's return boosts Pakistan for New Zealand T20s December 4, 2014

    Paceman Umar Gul's return is a huge boost for former world champions Pakistan ahead of two Twenty20 internationals against an under-strength New Zealand starting in Dubai on Thursday. The 30-year-old is back after suffering from a knee problem that has kept him out of international cricket since the World Twenty20 competition...
  • Sister urges Indian-origin IS terrorist to return home December 3, 2014

    London: The sister of a suspected Islamic State terrorists of Indian-origin, who posted a picture of himself recently on Twitter holding his baby son in one hand and an AK-47 assault rifle in the other, has appealed to him to return home even if it means going to prison. Abu Rumaysah,...
  • Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Argentina, England draw with Netherlands December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan thrashed Argentina 3-0 in the first practice match, while England held Netherlands 1-1 in another warm-up game ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy that begins here on Saturday. Muhammad Irfan opened the account for Pakistan in the first quarter, followed by goals from Muhammad Arslan Qadir and Muhammad Rizwan...
  • Pakistan need to accept that boundaries can't be rewritten: Jaitley December 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said Pakistan should understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now. Addressing a gathering of local civil society and intellectuals in Srinagar, Jaitley said: "Pakistan needs to understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now." "Those few...
  • Pop star-turned-preacher booked for blasphemy in Pakistan December 3, 2014

    Islamabad: A pop singer-turned-preacher in Pakistan has been booked under the country's controversial blasphemy law for alleged profanity against one of the Prophet Mohammed's wives. Junaid Jamshed, reportedly committed blasphemy in a video which went viral on social networking sites, creating anger among the conservative Muslims. Mobin Qadri of rightwing...
  • Mike Hesson lauds New Zealand`s undefeated Test series run December 2, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Tuesday lauded his team`s unbeaten Test series run and the bounce back against Pakistan to level the three Tests. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to win the third and final Test in Sharjah on Sunday, levelling the series 1-1. Pakistan...
  • PCB applies for reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's action December 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chiefs said on Tuesday that they are seeking a reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's bowling action which was deemed illegal in September, in a bid to clear the star off-spinner before next year's World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling at international level after a bio-mechanical analysis of his...
  • Centre asks J&K to consider conferment of permanent status to West Pakistan refugees December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There would be no permanent residency for refugees from Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947 unless the state Constitution is amended, the government today informed the Lok Sabha. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said West Pakistani refugees settled in the state are not the...
  • Pakistan envoy expects no breakthrough in bilateral talks with India, unhappy with progress on Kashmir December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resuming the bilateral dialogue with India, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. "India has suspended the dialogue process and now it's their responsibility to resume it," Aziz said. He made the comment...
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan alters countrywide 'shut down' plan December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has altered his plan to "shut down" the country on December 16, after being criticised as the protest date coincided with the formal surrender of the army in Bangladesh. Khan, who has been protesting since mid-August, had threatened to paralyze Pakistan on December 16 if...
  • Saeed Ajmal not keen on playing domestic cricket December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who will undergo another private biomechanics test this week on his bowling action, is not keen to play domestic cricket matches as recommended by PCB's bowling action review committee. A reliable source close to the committee said that Ajmal had called up the chairman of...
  • I would like to bat at number three, says Younis Khan December 1, 2014

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has expressed his desire to play at number three position in the batting line-up in the upcoming one-day series against New Zealand. Younis, who has been recalled to the one-day squad after much bitterness with the selectors over his place in the 50-overs format and...
  • BSF gave befitting reply to Pakistan's ceasefire violation: Home Minister December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The BSF troopers gave "a befitting reply" when Pakistan violated the ceasefire, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "Our BSF jawans are the most concerned about 'Rashtriya Swabhiman' (national pride). No power can cast an evil eye on our country," said Rajnath Singh at the Border Security...
  • New Zealand name Kane Williamson stand-in skipper for Pakistan ODIs December 1, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand on Monday named batsman Kane Williamson as stand-in captain for the upcoming limited overs series against Pakistan, allowing regular skipper Brendon McCullum to take a break. The move confirmed Williamson's status as McCullum's long-term successor, with chief selector Bruce Edgar saying it would give the 24-year-old valuable experience...
  • Brendon McCullum hails 'band of brothers' after Hughes tragedy December 1, 2014

    Sharjah: Skipper Brendon McCullum hailed New Zealand's "not so easy" series-levelling win in the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in a Test overshadowed by...