PAKSITAN

  • Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad don't have Kohli's class: Mudassar Nazar 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Perth: Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar. "Look there is a vast difference in pedigree of Virat and Akmal. Both Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad played...
  • World Cup: Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad cleared for Zimbabwe match 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has been cleared to play in the team's third World Cup Pool B game against Zimbabwe after suffering an ankle injury, an official said on Friday. The 23-year-old right-hander was sent for an MRI scan after team practice in Brisbane, complaining of pain in his left...
  • Fans smash eggs on their own heads in anger against Moin Khan 20 hours 36 minutes 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...
  • Coast Guard DIG Loshali who claimed to have ordered Pak boat be blown off, shunted out 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: The Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali, who had contradicted the government's version on the explosion on board a Pakistani vessel, has been removed as the Chief of Staff at Northwest region and attached to their zonal headquarters. This has been done as a Board of Inquiry (BoI) is on...
  • World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar has doubts over Mohammad Irfan's fitness 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has raised questions over the fitness of the tall left arm paceman Mohammad Irfan, who is part of the national team in the ongoing World Cup. I have doubts over the fitness of Irfan. I don't think he is fit to play a match,...
  • World Cup: Pakistan have ignored deserving players, says Miandad February 19, 2015

    The road to the quarter-finals will only get bumpier for whoever loses the Pool B match between West Indies and Pakistan on Saturday (February 21), at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. An ill-planned Pakistan went down against arch-rivals India, and alarm bells began ringing loud and clear - in...
  • Misbah should be more stern with players, says Shoaib Akhtar February 15, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised captain Misbah-ul-Haq to become more stern and be strong with the players if the team harbours hopes of doing well in the cricket World Cup. "I am totally disappointed today at the way some of our batsmen played rash strokes and got...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell tip India to beat Pakistan again in WC February 11, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell tipped India as favourites in their much anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan, saying that past history and better acclimatisation to Australian conditions could tilt the balance in favour of the defending champions. India have beaten Pakistan in all the cricket World Cup...
  • Sea attack foiled: Was Pakistan planning another 26/11? January 2, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 but before the security officials could board the boat, it was set on fire by its occupants setting off explosions and finally sank....
  • Pakistan Army moving forward after India's strong retaliation along the border in J&K: Sources January 2, 2015

    Jammu: Pakistan Army is moving forward after India's strong retaliation along the international border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, say external intelligence sources. Pakistani Army troops have crossed several posts which are normally manned by Pakistani Rangers, the equivalent of India's Border Security Force. In the last few...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...
  • What Taliban did to the school children in Pehsawar is unforgivable: Dilip Kumar speaks about recent crisis in the city where he was born December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood thespian and now ailing Dilip Kumar, who was born in Peshawar, said Thursday that he longed to reach out to the parents of the children massacred in the Pakistani city. Speaking on his behalf, his wife and former actress Saira Banu said Dilip Kumar, who real name is Yusuf...
  • Indo-Pak peace should not be held hostage by Kashmir: Bilawal Bhutto October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's 'Gen Next' politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said the peace process between India and Pakistan should not be held hostage by the Kashmir issue. Referring to his recent statements on Kashmir, Bilawal, 26, said that people in India should not misunderstand him over his remarks on Kashmir. "Please don't...
  • Pakistani, Indian Army officials speak over hotline, discuss border tension October 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani and Indian military officials spoke to each other over the hotline on Tuesday and discussed ways to reduce tension along their border, a media report said Tuesday. "Directors of Military Operations (DMO) of the Pakistani and Indian armies spoke to each other over hotline," reported Dawn online citing...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo fitness test for Australia series October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will know on Tuesday if he can make the Test series against Australia after undergoing a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy. According to the chief medical and health officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Hafeez has resumed batting in the nets with the...
  • Full text: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the UNGA September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that India is prepared to work towards resolving the Kashmir issue with Pakistan, in a serious bilateral dialogue and a peaceful atmosphere, which should be without the shadow of terrorism. In an indirect reply to Pakistan Prime Minister...
  • Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain reported for illegal action September 10, 2014

    Dubai: Just a day after ace Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal was handed a bowling ban for illegal action, Bangladesh pacer AlAmin Hossain has been reported for chucking during his side's 10wicket loss against West Indies in St Vincent. With new and stringent rules in place, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is...
  • Javed Miandad blames weak setup for team's defeat August 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Javed Miandad has blamed a weak domestic cricketing base for Pakistan's poor performance in the 20 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka. "Our batsmen are weak against quality bowling. We could compete against weaker teams like Zimbabwe, but not against teams like Sri Lanka, South Africa or England," the former...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career among greats August 14, 2014

    Colombo: At age 37 and with hundreds of innings behind him, Mahela Jayawardene tried something new in his nexttolast Test match a move typical of his innovative attitude when it involves pursuing victories for Sri Lanka. He opened the innings for the first time in a Test match ...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of smalltown boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential smalltown boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globetrotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • Nawaz Sharif committed to improving IndiaPakistan ties: Envoy July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was committed to normalisation of relations with India on the basis of mutual interest and respect, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said. Basit was speaking at the Jama Masjid which he visited at the invitation of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for 'Iftar'...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • World Twenty20: Former Pakistan coach predicts India-Pakistan final March 20, 2014

    Former Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has tipped arch rivals India and Pakistan to play the final of the 2014 World Twenty20. Lawson, who was in charge of the Pakistan team between 2007-2008, said conditions in Bangladesh were ideally suited to both sides as was evident from their performances in the...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 18, 2014

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar will fade away from public memory soon: Javed Miandad November 13, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former Test captain Javed Miandad feels veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar will fade from public memory once he retires after the second Test against West Indies as he is leaving the stage at a time when the Indian cricket team has found some exciting talent to fill the void. "The...
  • Gayle, Afridi join Sydney Thunder for Big Bash July 23, 2012

    Sydney: Star West Indian bighitter Chris Gayle and Pakistani allrounder Shahid Afridi have signed to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition for the Sydney Thunder, the team said on Monday. Gayle is returning to the team where last season he smashed an unbeaten century off 54 deliveries, including 11 sixes, against...
  • Gavaskar hopes for IndoPak series soon February 15, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday said he hoped a window could be found to accommodate an IndiaPakistan series, as tight schedules were stopping the archrivals from playing each other. India suspended all bilateral ties with Pakistan in the wake of the deadly 2008 militant attacks in Mumbai, which...
  • Will stop terror groups if elected PM: Imran November 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani opposition leader and TehreekeInsaaf chief Imran Khan said that that terror groups will have no place in Pakistan if his party comes to power. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's advocate, Imran added that for IndoPak ties to improve, the Kashmir issue should be put on the...
  • Ilyas Kashmiri is alive and active: sources July 16, 2011

    Islamabad: Al Qaedalinked militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri, who was reported to have been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's tribal belt in June, is still alive, according to a media report on Saturday. Kashmiri, the chief of the HarkatulJihad alIslami is still alive and active in the border areas...
  • US declines to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 7, 2011

    Washington: Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's reported assertion that Washington has confirmed the death of Ilyas Kashmiri, the United States has declined to do so. "I don't have any confirmation of that," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Monday when asked about Gilani's statement about the killing...