PAKISTAN

  • Watch: Sangakkara's special, Unconvincing Pakistan win, Day 16 at ICC World Cup 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne scored 139 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant 117* to chase down England's 309 with 16 balls to spare while unconvincing Pakistan did enough to beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs. ...
  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship for the second time 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time. An earlier plea by the singer had been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer had last applied for an Indian citizenship 2 years ago. Last month, Home Ministry had asked Law Ministry whether Sami could...
  • World Cup 2015: Despite win, Misbah and co. played poorly against Zimbabwe 2 hours 23 minutes ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq is a man out of his time. There were still those who defended him on Sunday (March 1) - the fallen hero, the martyr on the cross who gave everything for the cause. For about 45 overs he captained as well in a Pakistani bowling innings as he's done...
  • India have been provided favourable pitches in WC: Sarfraz Nawaz 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz has accused the ICC of favoring the Indian team in the ongoing cricket World Cup by providing the defending champions pitches tailor made to suit their strengths. "You look at the matches played so far in this World Cup that where India has played the...
  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer -- whose earlier request was rejected some two years back -- has made his application to the Foreigners' Division of...
  • Shoaib Akhtra's U-turn on Misbah, says skipper is keeping team alive 14 hours 31 minutes ago

    Karachi: After criticising Misbah-ul-haq severely in the recent past, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday took a U-turn, saying the captain was the person who was keeping the team alive and he needs support from other batsmen. Akhtar had called Misbah a selfish and coward captain but after Pakistan's first...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: Giant Mohammad Irfan a cut above for Pakistan 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Mohammad Irfan was back to his best as Pakistan had to rely on their bowlers to get their stuttering World Cup campaign back on track after yet another dismal batting performance against Zimbabwe at the Gabba on Sunday. Fast bowler Irfan, standing a lofty 2.16 metres (7-foot-1-inch) tall, was the...
  • World Cup: We found ways to get out at crucial periods, says Brendan Taylor 15 hours 42 minutes ago

    Brisbane: May, 1999, the County Ground in Chelmsford. The Neil Johnson show, as a solid 76 with the bat was followed by three quick wickets that reduced heavily fancied South Africa to 40 for 6. Zimbabwe would go on to win by 48 runs. They haven't beaten a top-eight side...
  • World Cup: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq tells Pakistan batsmen to shape up 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told his batsmen to shape-up or ship out of the World Cup after the 1992 champions scraped a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday. It was Pakistan's first victory of this World Cup after losing by 76 runs to India and suffering a 150-run hiding at the...
  • World Cup 2015: Riaz, Irfan help Pakistan tame Zimbabwe by 20 runs 17 hours 58 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Wahab Riaz struck a belligerent 54 with the bat to give Pakistan a total that they could defend, and then combined with Mohammad Irfan (4 for 30) to scuttle Zimbabwe as Misbah-ul-Haq's team got their campaign off the ground with a 20-run victory at the Gabba in Brisbane on...
  • World Cup 2015: This Pakistan team has substance, says Wasim Akram 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Even as the current Pakistan team struggles to make an impact at the World Cup, Wasim Akram - one of the heroes of the 1992 triumph - backed them to come good, while slating ex-players who had been savage in their criticism after the defeats to India and West...
  • ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field on Sunday in the 24th over of their World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep. He will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports espncricinfo. Pakistan batsman and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had...
  • J&K CM Mufti Sayeed credits Pakistan, Hurriyat, terrorists for peaceful polls; BJP in a tight spot 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    Jammu: It is a statement that is surely going the hackles in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday called for a dialogue with Pakistan while crediting the neighbouring, Hurriyat Conference and terror groups for providing a conducive environment for the five-phased Assembly...
  • Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first leg of 'SAARC yatra' 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Thimphu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Sunday called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving in Thimpu on the first leg of his 'SAARC yatra'. "Jaishankar SAARC Yatra begins. Foreign Secy Jaishankar in Thimphu," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted. Bhutan's trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March...
  • 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Lakhvi's luxury jail life: Internet, mobiles, TV and visitors 21 hours 52 minutes ago

    Islamabad: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur- Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, is living in relative luxury inside jail with access to internet, mobile phones and visitors despite Pakistan's protestations that it is cracking down on terrorists. One of Pakistan's most notorious prisoners, 55-year-old Lakhvi is living in relative luxury...
  • Taj Mahal cinema in Pakistan shuts down after 66 years Yesterday

    Islamabad: A 66-year-old cinema in Pakistan has shut down -- mainly due to declining clientele. The Taj Mahal cinema in Abbottabad city, built in 1948, was being dismantled after its owner recently sold the property, the Dawn reported Saturday. Mohammad Saeed Khan, who ran the cinema for the last four decades, said...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • Moin Khan summoned by Pakistan Cricket Board Yesterday

    Karachi: Two days after returning home to an angry reception, the chief selector Moin Khan has been summoned by the Pakistan Cricket Board to explain his conduct, a visit to a Casino in Christchurch a night before the national team's World Cup match against the West Indies. A source in the...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins Yesterday

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as MS...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly Yesterday

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq wants Pakistan to avoid the panic button Yesterday

    Misbah-ul-Haq can't see any reason for his Pakistan squad to panic, despite two losses from two starts at the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan plays Zimbabwe on Sunday in a crucial Pool B match for both teams. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, the only other time it was co-hosted by Australia...
  • Trip down memory lane for UAE coach Aaqib Javed Yesterday

    There was a dreamy look to Aaqib Javed as he arrived at the WACA ground on Friday (February 27) morning. It was here, 23 years back, that a most unlikely revival began. Down and seemingly out for the count, Pakistan somehow dug deep into their reserves to tigerishly defend 220...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin Khan provided security after fans gather outside his house 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's under-fire chief selector, Moin Khan has been provided security by the police after angry cricket fans held demonstrations outside his residence in Defence Housing Authority. SSP South Tariq Dharejo said that police personnel had been deployed at Moin's residence for security reasons. "We have deployed the security after he complained...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official 3 days ago

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Fans smash eggs on their own heads in anger against Moin Khan 3 days ago

    Islamabad: A handful of Pakistan cricket fans smashed eggs on their heads in anger on Thursday after the country's chief selector returned home from the World Cup in disgrace because he visited a casino. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan ordered Moin Khan to come back after the former wicketkeeper was...
  • Shoaib Akhtar wins legal battle against PCB 3 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Thursday reportedly won a long running legal battle against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the recovery of seven million rupees which were deducted from his earnings as penalty imposed on him by an appellate tribunal for indiscipline. In October 2007 when Nasim...
  • It's Pakistan calling for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' 3 days ago

    Mumbai: 'Daddy', a theatrical production based on Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's eponymous 1989 movie, will premiere in Pakistan. It will be attended by Mahesh and his daughter Pooja, who had made her acting debut with the film. "'Daddy' to be staged as a play in Pakistan. Mahesh & Pooja Bhatt to...
  • Record 288 million viewers tuned in for India-Pak World Cup clash 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side comfortably won, was the most-watched television event in India in...