PAKISTAN

  • Shoaib Akhtar advises suspended Saeed Ajmal to approach CAS 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. "I had three months back said that Saeed will have to plead his own case and take legal action against the authorities challenging the...
  • Ajmal wasn't feeling effective enough for World Cup: Coach 9 hours 48 minutes ago

    Karachi: Rejecting suggestions of an Indian conspiracy in Saeed Ajmal's pullout from next year's ODI cricket World Cup, Pakistan's bowling coach Muhammed Akram said that the off-spinner withdrew as he did not feel "effective enough" after reworking his suspect bowling action. Akram strongly refuted assertions that India was behind the crackdown...
  • Cartoon of the day: Pakistan against terrorism 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    As US grants help to Pakistan to tackle terrorism here is cartoonist Neelabh's take on the development. ...
  • PCB says Misbah-ul-Haq needs more time for full fitness 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday said that Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has made improvement on his hamstring injury but still required more time to be 100 per cent fit. In a statement on the fitness status of Misbah, left-arm pacer Junaid Khan, batsman Sohaib Maqsood and all-rounder Ehsan Adil,...
  • India asks Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim saying enough evidence have been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said India's stand has been very clear for a long time that...
  • Saeed Ajmal pulls out of Pakistan's World Cup squad 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    Suspended Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from the World Cup squad because he has no chance of getting his action cleared before the tournament. Pakistan Cricket Board officials met on Saturday and decided that all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is also suspended from bowling in international cricket, will travel to Chennai,...
  • Pakistan: Draft amendments for trial of militants presented to Nawaz Sharif 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was presented with the first draft of constitutional and legal amendments for trial of hardcore terrorists and enemy combatants as he ordered the activation of a dormant anti-terror body to fight the menace on Saturday. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the committee to...
  • Saeed Ajmal doubtful for ICC World Cup over action problem 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    Suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal's chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action. The 37-year-old was suspended from all international cricket after his bowling action was found illegal in a bio-mechanical test in September. Pakistan...
  • Pakistan replace Moin Khan as World Cup manager 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Lahore: Pakistan on Saturday appointed retired top military officer Naveed Cheema as manager for next year's cricket World Cup, replacing former captain Moin Khan. Sixty-year-old Cheema, a retired brigadier who also held the manager`s post from 2011 to 2013, is currently serving as chief secretary of Punjab province. The Pakistan Cricket Board...
  • Pakistan: 60 terrorists killed in airstrikes, gun battle Yesterday

    Peshawar: About 60 terrorists were killed in airstrikes by Pakistan military and a gun battle that ensued after terrorists attacked army check posts in the volatile northwest tribal region, officials said on Saturday. The militants attacked the check posts in Shindara and Khazana Kandao in Orakzai Agency near the Afghan border...
  • Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing Yesterday

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on Saturday to send only one of its two suspended offspinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan. Former Test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed...
  • Pakistan kills 39 terrorists in airstrikes Yesterday

    Islamabad: At least 39 suspected terrorists were killed in airstrikes by military fighter jets in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan Tribal Agency, media reported on Saturday. Official sources said the airstrikes carried out on Friday targeted militant hideouts in Madakhel, Lataka and Basikel areas and destroyed at least six...
  • Legal loopholes led to 26/11 prime accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail: Pakistan court Yesterday

    Islamabad: Legal loopholes in the Mumbai terror attack case led to the granting of bail to its alleged mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) stated here in a written order. The order added that weak evidence, registration of the FIR invoking irrelevant sections against the suspect, the "never-ending" trial...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along International Border in Jammu, Kathua Yesterday

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from Border Security Force. This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the past four days. "Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on Vikraman post along the IB in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor Yesterday

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  • Dawood Ibrahim's conversation caught on tape, location traced to Karachi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Underworld don and the man who tops India's most wanted list Dawood Ibrahim has been caught on tape by a western intelligence agency. The agency has claimed to have recorded a telephonic conversation involving the underworld don, the location of which has been traced to Clifton suburb in Pakistan's...
  • Pakistan will do well at World Cup: Ahmed Shehzad 2 days ago

    Karachi, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad is of the firm belief that the national cricket team can do wonders at the 2015 ICC World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-Mar 29. The last time the World Cup was held in Australia, Pakistan turned out...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi challenges detention in Pakistan high court 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Friday challenged his detention under a public security order in the high court in Islamabad after the Pakistan government rejected his plea seeking release. "Today Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court, challenging his detention...
  • Pakistan kills Peshawar school massacre planner and Taliban commander Saddam 2 days ago

    Peshawar: A senior Taliban commander, believed to be a key planner in the Peshawar school massacre, has been killed by the security forces in Pakistan's troubled Khyber Agency. "Saddam had been killed in the Gundi area of Jamrud by the security forces in an operation yesterday. One of his accomplices...
  • Umar Gul yet to recover, may not be considered for WC 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has revealed that national cricket team's most experienced pacer, Umar Gul may not be considered for the final World Cup squad, as he is yet to completely recover from his knee problem. Gul underwent an operation last year in Melbourne after...
  • Kamran Akmal may make it to Pakistan WC squad 2 days ago

    Karachi: Discarded wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal could be a surprise inclusion in Pakistan's final World Cup squad after he continued his rich vein of batting form in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold league at the National Stadium here. Kamran, out of favour with the selectors in the one-day format since...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan united in fight against terrorism, divided on military courts for swift disposal of cases 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the time has come to take "extraordinary measures" to crush terrorism in the country even as political parties remained divided over the issue of military courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. This came even as a court in Pakistan upheld...
  • 26/11 prime accused Lakhvi appeals to Pakistan government for release 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Wednesday submitted an application with the Pakistan government seeking an end to his detention under a public security order slapped on him soon after being granted bail in the 26/11 case. "We have filed a representation (plea) with the...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Pakistan plan to organise tri-series with SA, SL in UAE 3 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan cricket authorities have stepped up their efforts to revive international series for its upcoming players and plan to organize a tri-series with South Africa and Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates next year. "South Africa initiated the idea of having a 50-overs tri-series between the A teams...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Pakistan to execute five more terrorists 3 days ago

    Lahore: Five Pakistani terrorists were on Wednesday sentenced to death by the high court of Lahore for attacking an army camp as the government continued to move ahead swiftly with executions of convicted militants in the aftermath of the grisly Peshawar school attack. Justice Arshad Mahmood Tabassum of the Rawalpindi bench...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: PHF 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...