PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan SC rejects pleas seeking to declare 2013 polls void October 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed all petitions demanding last year's general elections to be declared null and void, in a relief to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is under pressure to quit after being accused of rigging the polls. Pakistan for the first time in its history achieved...
  • 2nd Test: Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan October 29, 2014

    After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but effective Pakistan spin attack and suffered a crushing 221-run defeat in the...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan wary of Australian backlash October 29, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi starting on Thursday. Pakistan thrashed the Australians by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday, with their spinners rattling through the visitors' batsmen on a slow pitch. The...
  • Waqar Younis warns hurt Australia will bounce back in second Test October 28, 2014

    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Tuesday warned his team to be prepared for a backlash from wounded Australia in the second Test. Pakistan thrashed Australia in the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday. They now seek their first series win over Australia for 20 years in the second...
  • PCB to nominate Najam Sethi for ICC president post October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Former PCB chairman Najam Sethi is set to be nominated as the next President of the International Cricket Council by the Pakistan board for a one-year term starting in June, 2015. The PCB Board of Governors at its last meeting, recently, had formed a committee to recommend names for nomination...
  • Younis Khan should be part of ODI squad: Shaharyar Khan October 28, 2014

    Karachi: The national selectors might have ignored Younis Khan from the ODI squad, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday said that the senior batsman should be part of the team's 2015 World Cup plans. "In my personal opinion I think Younis should be in the one-day team...
  • Moin Khan warns Pakistan against complacency after Dubai win October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team manager and chief selector Moin Khan has cautioned his players to stay focused ahead of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. "Coach Waqar Younis has been emphasising on staying focused and this is the best advice he has given to his players at...
  • Junaid's knee injury more serious than expected October 28, 2014

    Karachi: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan is facing the prospect of being sidelined from cricket for a while after it was revealed that his knee injury was more serious than initially diagnosed. Junaid was sent home from the UAE without playing any match of the ongoing series against Australia due to...
  • Pakistan retain winning squad for second Test against Australia October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan Monday retained the same 16-man squad for the second Test against Australia which won the first match by a convincing 221-run margin. Chief selector Moin Khan said the team has given a good performance and deserved to be retained for the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday. "The...
  • New judge to resume Mumbai attacks trial on October 29 October 27, 2014

    Lahore: A new anti-terrorism court judge has been appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks after seven of his predecessors were transferred, hampering speedy trial of the case. The case has now been transferred to Anti-Terrorism Court, Islamabad Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi...
  • UNICEF warns India against polio risk as cases rise in Pakistan October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: "Polio virus doesn't need any visa to cross border," UNICEF warned polio-free India as the number of cases of the paralysing disease reached an alarming high in Pakistan. The UN agency's warning came months after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India polio-free and Pakistan recently recorded its 200th...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann admits Australia failed to adapt October 27, 2014

    Dubai: Australia's cricket coach Darren Lehmann Monday refused to blame the Dubai pitch and instead admitted his team didn't play well during their 221-run defeat against Pakistan in the first Test. Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the two-match series on the back of a maiden five wicket haul (5 for...
  • Aussie batsmen need more practice playing spin: Dean Jones October 27, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg. Pakistan beat...
  • Pakistan an attractive, long-term investment place: Nawaz Sharif October 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that there were opportunities for investors in Pakistan and termed the country a potential place for long-term investments. The premier was speaking at a two-day investment conference titled 'Invest Pakistan: priority sectors and legal framework for investment in the country', Dawn online...
  • Younis Khan keeps his defence up against Pakistan board October 27, 2014

    Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who capped a memorable Test against Australia in Dubai with hundreds in both innings, said he had thought of skipping the two-match series after being dropped from the 50-over squad. The former captain, who will turn 37 next month, had criticised the selectors and the Pakistan...
  • Pakistan saving Mohammad Irfan for World Cup October 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's tall left arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has had to reject lucrative offers to play in England and South Africa after his cricket board told him to stay fresh for the World Cup. He will not feature in Pakistan's second Test against Australia starting on Thursday or the three Tests...
  • Pakistan defeat puts fire in Australian bellies October 27, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke said his team would be fired up by defeat in the first Test against Pakistan but clearly needed to improve in all facets of the game to square the series later this week. The defeat by 221 runs in Dubai on Sunday was Australia's second in five...
  • Younis Khan wants to play in World Cup October 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's man of the match in the first Test win over Australia in Dubai, Younis Khan, is keen to play in next year's World Cup despite the national selectors sidelining him for the one-day series against the Australians. Younis, who scored twin centuries in the Dubai Test, said he was...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings October 27, 2014

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...
  • Misbah-ul Haq hails crushing victory over Australia October 27, 2014

    DUBAI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq hailed his side's first Test victory over Australia in Dubai as "one of the finest wins" but added his team needed to remain focused to win the series. Pakistan thrashed Australia by 221 runs on the fifth and final day with just 21.5 overs remaining in...
  • Crowds boo, heckle Bilawal Bhutto at PPP's rally in London on Kashmir October 27, 2014

    London: A rally organised in London by the Pakistan People's Party opposing India's right to Kashmir turned violent after Bilawal Bhutto appeared on stage. People attending the rally hurled water bottles, cans and brickbats at the stage. The so-called 'Million March' from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street descended into chaos...
  • London: Anti and pro Bilawal Bhutto groups clash with each other in Kashmir Million March rally October 26, 2014

    London: Incidences of violence was reported in a Pakistan sponsored rally in London. Anti and pro Bilawal Bhutto groups clashed with each other in the Kashmir Million March rally on Sunday. Anti Bilwal Bhutto groups threw bottles at Bilawal Zardari chanting 'Go Bilawal Go'. Participants protested against Bilawal's Participation. Following...
  • Pakistan enthusiastically observes Diwali this time October 26, 2014

    Lahore: Diwali, the festival of lights was celebrated enthusiastically this time in Pakistan as the federal government officially patronised the Hindu festival especially in Punjab province. For the first time, the Senate observed a holiday on the occasion of Diwali. Not lagging behind, the other mainstream parties including Pakistan People's...
  • Pakistan couple held for buying flat with fake documents: Police October 26, 2014

    Vadodara: A Sindhi couple hailing from Pakistan was arrested on charges of buying a flat here on the basis of fake documents. Dilip Kumar Sunderlal Panjwani (32) and his wife Sapna (aged around 30), residents of Khairpur in Pakistan's Sindh province, bought the property in Varasiya locality through forged documents,...
  • Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Yousuf October 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Mohammad Yousuf said. Yousuf's comments came after Pakistan rolled over Australia by 221 runs in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. "If you...
  • Malik says accepting Pakistan captaincy in 2007 World Cup was a mistake October 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and discarded allrounder Shoaib Malik has said he made a mistake in his career to accept the captaincy of the national team after the 2007 World Cup. "In retrospect, I think it would have been better if I had not accepted the captaincy in 2007. But I...
  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • 1st Test: Younis Khan, spinners star as Pakistan thump Australia October 26, 2014

    Dubai: Zulfiqar Babar took a maiden five-wicket haul and fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah took four as Pakistan humiliated Australia by 221 runs in the first Test in Dubai on Sunday. Babar finished with 5-74 in only his third Test, while debutant Shah took 4-50 to dismiss a resolute Australia for 216...
  • Will not allow India to resolve Kashmir issue in its way: Pakistan October 26, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow India to resolve the Kashmir issue in its own way and plans to send envoys to different countries to brief them about "Indian aggression" along the LoC, the Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said. "India wants to resolve the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 October 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test. Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day...