PAKISTAN

  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Misbah-ul-Haq January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud. India and Pakistan open their respective campaigns against each other on February 15...
  • Squash great Jahangir pays a visit to India January 20, 2015

    Pakistan's legendary squash player and perhaps the most consistent athlete ever, Jahangir paid a visit to India. ...
  • Pakistan must get serious on terror, says Kirren Rijiju January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of the US and the UK asking Pakistan to hand over terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India, the government on Tuesday said good sense must prevail on the neighbouring country and it must get serious on terrorism. "Pakistan must get serious on the issue...
  • PCB bars players from using social media websites during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistani players, featuring in the World Cup squad, have been banned from using social networking sites during the mega event, beginning next month. Team manager, Naved Akram Cheema confirmed on Tuesday that as part of their central contracts, players would not be allowed to use any social networking site...
  • Shahid Afridi wants to regain fastest ODI ton record during World Cup January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Allrounder Shahid Afridi said he will try to wrest back the record of scoring the fastest ODI hundred when Pakistan tours New Zealand and during the World Cup to make it a memorable farewell for him and his fans from 50 overs cricket. Afridi has announced he will retire...
  • Abdul Razzaq lashes out at Waqar Younis January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan out of favour allrounder Abdul Razzaq had lashed out at the national team's head coach Waqar Younis for launching a campaign against established senior players. "Till Waqar is the coach I will never be considered for a comeback to the national team," Razzaq complained. "For some reason since Waqar became...
  • Bilawal Bhatti replaces Junaid Khan in Pakistan's World Cup squad January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan suffered a major blow even before the Pakistan team could leave for the World Cup as experienced pacer Junaid Khan was replaced by allrounder Bilawal Bhatti in the 15-member squad. The Pakistan Cricket Board said that Junaid had still not made a full recovery from a hamstring injury he...
  • Pakistan: Coffin business at peak after deadly terror attacks January 20, 2015

    Peshawar: Northwest Pakistan has been gripped by a raging Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, but a grim economic lifeline has emerged from the tragedy for some enterprising locals, a boom in coffin sales. Coffins are not part of traditional Islamic death rites in Pakistan, where corpses are normally bound...
  • Pakistan rubbishes reports of US warning against terror attacks, says India tends to exaggerate January 20, 2015

    Washington: Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday rubbished reports of any warning issued to his country by US ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit. "The Indian media has a tendency to invent and exaggerate things," said the Ambassador when asked to comment on reports...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • Selection committee can appoint Misbah replacement: PCB January 19, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing. A senior board official confirmed to PTI that if Misbah is unable...
  • Saeed Ajmal counts Pakistan out of World Cup semi-final race January 19, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal does not believe that the national cricket team will be able to make the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on Geo Super channel, the seasoned campaigner tipped Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and India to be in the...
  • 'Showdown with Pakistan is most exciting in World Cup' January 19, 2015

    When I first started playing first-class cricket, the greatest incentive was to break into the Indian team and get the opportunity to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand. But at no stage did I actually think that I would on the plane to...
  • LeT trying to infiltrate into India before Obama's visit, security hiked along the international border January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Security has been hiked along the international border after specific inputs of an infiltration by Lashkar-e-Toiba trained terrorists into India ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit. According to sources, second line of security has been enforced with 10 additional companies of Border Security Force being deployed along the...
  • Pakistan: Around 5000 join rally against Charlie Hebdo for publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoon January 19, 2015

    Lahore: Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for terror links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told protesters: "We...
  • No terror attack during Obama's India trip: US warns Pakistan January 18, 2015

    Washington: Ahead of President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross-border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of "consequences" if any such attack is traced back to the country. Obama will travel to New Delhi later this week to attend...
  • 600 arrested in Pakistan as part of heightened security measures January 18, 2015

    Peshawar: Over 600 people, including 125 illegal Afghan immigrants, have been arrested and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered during raids by police in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as part of measures to counter terrorism and improve security. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police conducted search and strike operation in...
  • We want to win World Cup for Peshawar school kids: Misbah-ul-Haq January 17, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan World Cup squad on Saturday interacted with the surviving children of the Army Public School carnage in Peshawar and also with their parents who were affected by the terrorist attacks on December 16. Soon after moving scenes were seen as the players shook hands with the injured children...
  • Inzaman-ul-Haq hopes Pakistan break World Cup jinx against India January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's most capped player Inzamam-ul-Haq wants to see the national team create history in the forthcoming Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand by defeating arch-rivals India in the opening match in Adelaide. "Throughout my career we?beat India in many matches but for some reason we never managed to...
  • Five people allegedly involved in Peshawar school attack arrested in Afghanistan January 17, 2015

    Kabul: Afghan security services have arrested five men in connection with the massacre at a Pakistan military school in December that killed 150 people, most of them children, officials said. The men, all foreigners, helped support the December 16 assault by the Taliban at the Army Public School and College in...
  • Pakistan rightwing group to unite 1 million people against Hebdo cartoons January 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic. At least four people, including a...
  • Coach happy with Pakistan not among favourites for World Cup January 17, 2015

    Islamabad: Head coach Waqar Younis is happy that Pakistan are not among the favourites for the World Cup, saying it will keep his team focused on next month's event without any added pressure. Pakistan were not among the top teams at the 2011 World Cup but went on to reach the...
  • In the quest for ICC Cricket World Cup January 17, 2015

    Losing my NSW player contract in mid-2000 seemed to spell the end of all the hopes and aspirations I had held of playing international cricket. Coming shortly after the birth of my first child, I was devastated and for a time I questioned whether I would even continue to play...
  • Pakistan not mending its ways, says Rajnath Singh January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With Intelligence reports suggesting Pakistan-based terrorists planning strikes in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday attacked the neighbouring country for "not mending its ways" despite being given a befitting reply many times. "Pakistan is not mending its ways. Despite getting a befitting reply many times, it is...
  • Evidence prompts rethink in Pakistan cricketers' case: report January 17, 2015

    London: Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spot-fixing allegations, according to a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian said the convictions in a London court of then Pakistan captain Salman Butt, paceman Mohammad Asif and swing bowler Mohammad Amir, were among...
  • Pakistan paceman Junaid Khan in injury scare ahead of World Cup January 17, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan's frontline paceman Junaid Khan had an injury scare on Friday, barely a month before the start of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The 25-year-old fell while bowling during the team's training camp on Thursday, but an MRI scan revealed that there was no muscle tear and...
  • US slaps sanctions against Dawood Ibrahim's brother January 17, 2015

    Washington: The US on Friday slapped sanctions against two Indians, including a brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, and a Pakistan-based paper company for their ties with D Company. Designation of two long-time members of D Company, Shaikh Anis Ibrahim Kaskar (Anis Ibrahim), the brother of Dawood Ibrahim, and Aziz...
  • It will be tough without Saeed Ajmal in World Cup, says Pakistan spin coach January 16, 2015

    Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed on Friday admitted it will be tough to find the right balance without ace spinner Saeed Ajmal suspended due to illegal bowling action. Pakistan will be without Ajmal at this year's World Cup starting on February 14 after the off-spinner withdrew following his failure to...
  • PCB not happy with Ajmal for rushing ICC bowling action test January 16, 2015

    Karachi: Relations between suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are not very cordial these days after the senior player insisted on taking the ICC bowling test this month. Sources aware of the developments said the PCB was not in favor of Saeed rushing his official ICC bowling...
  • Protesters clash with Pakistan police near French consulate January 16, 2015

    Pakistan: Pakistan police fired tear gas and water cannon at about 200 protesters outside the French consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday when a demonstration against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo turned violent. It was the first time people's anger over the cartoons lampooning Islam's Prophet...