Pakistan

  • Mohammad Akram removed as bowling coach, made selector 24-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday removed Mohammad Akram as the bowling coach of the national team while giving him the fresh responsibilities of being a member of the national selection committee and head coach at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. As expected, Akram, a former Test pacer, was...
  • Inzamam-ul Haq backs Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 24-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul Haq on Thursday backed Waqar Younis to be given another chance as the country's national cricket coach, saying he had proved his credentials in the past. Pakistan is looking for a permanent coach after former Australian batsman Dav Whatmore's two-year tenure ended in February. Former Test...
  • Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram faces axe 23-04-2014 09:05 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan bowling coach Mohammad Akram is facing the axe with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looking to build up a new support staff for the 2015 World Cup. Reliable sources in the board have told PTI that there are strong indications that Akram will be removed as the bowling...
  • Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban 23-04-2014 08:55 PM

    Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban and for not recognising a welfare association in which he is actively involved to hold a benefit match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Malik said he was fed...
  • 'Encouraged' by Modi's remarks on ties: Pakistan envoy 23-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forward to a stable government here to engage "quickly, comprehensively and meaningfully". Making a strong pitch for resumption of dialogue process, Pakistan...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to...
  • Feel encouraged by Modi's criticism of Giriraj: Pak High Commissioner 23-04-2014 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has found a new admirer. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that he felt "encouraged" by the statements of the BJP strongman on television. Basit was addressing a press conference when he was asked how he felt about the statements made by BJP leader...
  • 'Partition was not solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation' 22-04-2014 06:13 PM

    Sonipat: Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue in Sonipat. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor...
  • BJP hits back at Omar for jibe at Modi 22-04-2014 01:38 PM

    BJP on Tuesday hit back at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his dig at the party, saying he should concentrate on providing good governance in his state where even elected representatives are not "safe". Abdullah had sarcastically said on Monday that he would not stop opposing BJP's...
  • BJP blocks its website access in Pakistan 22-04-2014 12:12 PM

    People in Pakistan cannot access the BJP website as the saffron party has blocked its Internet page though its high-profile Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's portal can be accessed for those who want to know about him. "Error 1009 The owner of this website (bjp.org) has banned your IP address...
  • Former PCB chief Zaka Ashraf lashes out at Najam Sethi 22-04-2014 10:44 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf has lashed out at his successor Najam Sethi, blaming him for the sport's rapid deterioration in the last two months. In a statement, Ashraf claimed the situation had deteriorated after his departure from the board and said he felt discord, disunity and...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board appoints Moin Khan as chief selector cum manager 21-04-2014 10:49 PM

    Karachi: In a surprisingly hurried move, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has entrusted on former captain Moin Khan the dual responsibilities of holding the post of chief selector as well as managing the national team. Since being inducted into the board last year, Moin has held three important positions. He...
  • Majid Memon criticises Giriraj for his remarks on Modi detractors 21-04-2014 06:49 PM

    NCP leader Majid Memon condemned Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remarks on Modi detractors saying that the comments were very dangerous and could result in enimosity between communities. ...
  • 'Karachi, You're Killing Me' describes extremes of Pakistan 21-04-2014 06:44 PM

    There are very few satirical writers left in the world, I think. Or maybe I have not heard enough of them. So when I stumble on something interesting - satirical, with a good plot and hilarious at the same time, I know that I have struck gold. For a reader,...
  • I stand by what I have said regarding Modi's detractors: BJP's Giriraj Singh 21-04-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who said that detractors of Narendra Modi should move to Pakistan after the elections, remains defiant. "I stand by what I have said. I expressed my feelings. My statement is not creating any divide between any community. I have not taken anyone's name or...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan 21-04-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in...
  • Najam Sethi could appoint Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 20-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Karachi: PCB chief Najam Sethi could bring back former captain Waqar Younis as Pakistan's head coach and re-appoint Moin Khan chief as selector. The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited applications from interested candidates for the positions of fielding, batting coach and spin consultant. Younis confirmed to PTI that he had...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • FIR against Giriraj for his 'those against Modi will have to go to Pakistan' remark 20-04-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: An FIR was filed against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Deoghar, Jharkhand on Sunday for his controversial remarks that those opposing Narendra Modi had no place in India and should go to Pakistan. A complaint was also registered against former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and other party leaders...
  • Hamid Mir stable after attack; Pak PM summons high level meeting 20-04-2014 08:47 AM

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who was on Saturday shot at in Karachi is out of danger. He had undergone a surgery on Saturday. Mir was rushed to the hospital after he was hit by three bullets by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen en route to his studio from...
  • People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 09:47 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh did a u-turn by saying that the people who favour Pakiastan do not want party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold the post. He said, "People who favour Pakistan want to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power." Earlier Singh said, "Those who...
  • LS polls: Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Bihar's BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. "Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have a place in Pakistan and...
  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained 19-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt 18-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor 18-04-2014 03:10 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In...
  • Pakistan looking for new cricket coaches again 18-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for new coaches after the national team's poor performance in the World Twenty20. The PCB didn't renew the two-month contracts of head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas, and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad. Also, Mohammad Hafeez stepped down from the captaincy...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...