Pakistan

  • 1981 Air India plane hijack: Delhi HC refuses to stay fresh trial 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to stay a lower court decision ordering de novo trial against two alleged Sikh militants who were deported in 2000 from Pakistan after serving life term for hijacking an Air India plane to that country in 1981. Justice...
  • SC fiat to government on POWs in Pakistan jails 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a...
  • PCB penalise Afridi and others for not maintaining fitness 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder, Shahid Afridi along with three other cricketers have been penalised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for failing fitness evaluation tests. Besides Afridi, spinners, Abdul Rehman and Reza Hasan and batsman, Umar Akmal have been penalised 25 per cent of their monthly central contract salaries for four...
  • Air-strikes kill 42 militants in North Waziristan 6 hours 5 minutes ago

    Peshawar: At least 42 militants were killed when Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the restive North Waziristan province, the army said on Tuesday. Military jets targeted militant hideouts in Dandi Kachkol, Gurbaz and Mana areas of North Waziristan and killed 19 militants, a statement released by Inter-Services Public...
  • Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief 17 hours 36 minutes ago

    Muzaffarabad: Pakistanoccupied Kashmir's parliament on Tuesday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods. Monsooninduced flooding has wreaked havoc on both sides of the Himalayan region, which is divided between...
  • Parental opposition defeating antipolio efforts in Pakistan Yesterday

    Islamabad: A lot of Pakistani parents' reluctance to administer oral polio vaccine (OPV) to their children is plaguing the antipolio endeavour in the country, a media report here said Monday citing official statistics. According to official data, 149 of the total 166 polioaffected children recorded this year so far are of...
  • Pakistan: Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar named new ISI chief, to take charge on November 8 Yesterday

    Islamabad: Major General Rizwan Akhtar has been appointed Director General of Pakistan's inteligence agency ISI on Monday. The officer will assume the charge of his new appointment on November 8. Maj Gen Rizwan was commissioned in Pakistan Army in Frontier Force Regiment in September 1982. He is graduate of Command...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Oman India's last chance to improve goaldifference Yesterday

    India have had a good record previously against Oman and I think they will do so again in their second consecutive meeting against the world hockey minnows after a notsoimpressive win against Sri Lanka in the campaign opener. After Sunday's game against Sri Lanka, India need to do some hard thinking...
  • Injured Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime Yesterday

    Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the twomatch series against Pakistan. The 33yearold blamed training directly after a longhaul flight for an injury to his left hamstring...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal Yesterday

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet Yesterday

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain MisbahulHaq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • New al Qaeda wing in South Asia claims major attack 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at US vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. The SITE monitoring service quoted its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying...
  • Pakistan: 18yearold girl and family attacked with acid by jilted lover 2 days ago

    Lahore: An 18yearold Pakistani girl and two other members of her family were injured on Sunday in an acid attack allegedly carried out by two men, one of them her spurned lover in Punjab province. Shabnam Bibi, along with her mother and brother, were attacked on Saturday while they were asleep...
  • Younis Khan makes the cut among probables for Australia series 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan selectors have retained senior batsman Younis Khan in a shortlist of 20 players they have finalized for the Test and ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates. Sources close to the selectors told PTI on Sunday that Younis was shortlisted for the series despite initial doubts...
  • Pakistan developing seabased and shortrange Nweapons: Analysts 2 days ago

    Islamabad/Washington: Pakistan is developing seabased missiles and expanding its interest in tactical nuclear warheads to give it a "secondstrike" capability if a catastrophic nuclear attack destroyed all its landbased weapons, according to a media report on Sunday. The next step of Pakistan's strategy includes an effort to develop nuclear warheads...
  • Pakistan water experts to inspect 120MW Miyar hydropower project 2 days ago

    Shimla: A threemember Pakistani delegation will inspect the 120MW Miyar hydropower project near Udaipur town in bordering tribal district of LahaulSpiti on Monday. "The delegation led by Pakistan's Indus Waters Commissioner Mirza Asif Beg, reached Manali in Himachal Pradesh this afternoon and would leave for Lahaul and Spiti tomorrow," said...
  • Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India 2 days ago

    Multan: Hafiz Saeed, widely considered one of South Asia's most dangerous militants, has no doubt who is to blame for devastating floods that have submerged swathes of Pakistani countryside and claimed hundreds of lives. "India irrigates its deserts and dumps extra water on Pakistan without any warning," the bearded Saeed told...
  • Diplomacy is not a takeaway joint, Congress tells Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Criticising the Narendra Modi government's policy towards Pakistan and China, Congress on Sunday said diplomacy is not a "take away joint" and asked the Prime Minister to take the country into confidence before working on any "strategic alliance" with the US. Talking about Modi's foreign policy, Congress spokesperson and...
  • Bilawal one of the 'daydreamers' in Pakistan: Muslim League 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Union Muslim League on Sunday dubbed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as one of the "daydreamers" in Pakistan for his Kashmir remarks and said that every inch of Indian territory will be protected to the last minute. "The utterances of Pakistan's Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto is nothing but to show...
  • Injured Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series 2 days ago

    Australia allrounder Shane Watson was on Sunday ruled out of next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury. The injuryprone Watson was recovering from an ankle he sprained in training which forced him out of last month's tri oneday series in Zimbabwe when...
  • Mohammad Hafeez backs Shahid Afridi as Twenty20 captain 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez has come out in support of the appointment of Shahid Afridi as the national T20 captain. The former national T20 captain, who is presently leading the Lahore Lions team in the Champions League in India, said he had no regrets over the appointment of Afridi. "When I...
  • Waqar Younis hopeful of Pakistan's chances in ICC World Cup 2015 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's head coach, Waqar Younis said he has moved on from the 2011 World Cup semifinal defeat to India and was hopeful that his team will go all the way in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "Obviously there is that regret over losing that semifinal. You...
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  • Unity and integrity of India is nonnegotiable: Modi government's terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto on Kashmir 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday gave a terse reply to Bilawal Bhutto, son of Benazir Bhutto, the former slain prime minister of Pakistan, after he claimed that he will "take back Kashmir" from India. "The integrity and unity of India is nonnegotiable. We are in the process of looking forward, but...
  • Bilawal Bhutto's comments on Kashmir 'irresponsible': BJP 3 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party reacted strongly to Pakistani leader Bilawal Bhutto's comments on Kashmir calling them irresponsible. The PPP leader had earlier in the day said that he would take back Kashmir from India. ...
  • I will take back Kashmir from India, it belongs to Pakistan, says Benazir Bhutto's son 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the 'GenNext' politician of Pakistan, has said that his Pakistan People's Party (PPP) would get back entire Kashmir from India. Bilawal, in his 20s, was addressing the party workers in Multan region in Punjab on Friday. "I will take back Kashmir, all of it, and I will not...
  • Pakistan selectors want to drop Younis Khan from ODIs 3 days ago

    Karachi: The national selectors who are under fire for not showing up for the ongoing National T20 Championship matches, want Test and ODI captain MisbahulHaq to bat at number three position in the 50over format. A source aware of the developments said that the sixmember selection committee, which is headed by...
  • Shahid Afridi may quit other formats to focus on T20 4 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder and national T20 captain Shahid Afridi may join the growing band of international cricketers who have opted to retire from other formats to focus only on T20 cricket. Afridi told reporters at the national stadium that he could quit oneday internationals after the 2015 World Cup to...
  • PCB chief looks to foster closer ties with India 4 days ago

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan will undertake a tour of Asian cricket playing nations early next month in a bid to foster closer ties with BCCI and mend fences with Bangladesh. "My prime objective is to foster closer relations with all these countries because I believe that if the Asian bloc...
  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission 4 days ago

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...