PAKSITAN

  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan has become a battle ground: Haqqani June 7, 2011

    Washington: Observing that Pakistan has become a battle ground, country's envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani has said that there may be elements in the Pakistani Government who are responsible for the criminal behavior. "Pakistan today is a nation brutalised by the arrogance of some who impose their ideology on the...
  • Pak on alert following Ilyas Kashmiri's killing June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani law enforcement agencies have been put on alert in the federal capital and northern parts of the country to prevent possible suicide attacks to avenge the killing of al Qaedalinked terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri in a US drone attack. The National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) of the Interior Ministry sounded...
  • Pak minister says Kashmiri is very likely dead June 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Sunday that he was "98 per cent sure" senior al Qaeda figure Ilyas Kashmiri had been killed in a US drone strike near the Afghan border. US officials in Washington said however they were highly sceptical of reports that Kashmiri, seen by them...
  • Pak media ridicules army after naval base attack May 24, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military was ridiculed and accused of complicity in the media on Tuesday after a small group of militants laid siege to a naval air base, holding out for 16 hours against hundreds of commandos and rangers. As few as six militants infiltrated the PNS Mehran naval base in Karachi,...
  • Pak under pressure and threat from terrorists: US May 24, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan is under tremendous pressure and threat from extremist elements in the country which is reflected in the series of terrorist attacks including the latest one on the nation's naval facilities, a State Department official said. "It just illustrates that Pakistan is under enormous pressure and threat from these kinds...
  • UN investigators seek facts on Osama death May 6, 2011

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators called on the United States on Friday to disclose whether there had been any plan to capture Osama bin Laden and if he was offered any "meaningful prospect of surrender and arrest." Principles of engagement in such operations require the possibility of surrender, firing warning shots...
  • US identifies Armyman who leaked war documents July 27, 2010

    London: US officials claim to have identified a 22yearold arrested Army intelligence analyst as a possible suspect in leaking classified US documents on the war in Afghanistan. Bradley Manning, arrested in May 2009, is believed to be the main suspect who leaked the information to Wikileaks. He has already claimed he...
  • Pak claims Taliban is out, different ground reality March 2, 2009

    The military says it has finally pushed the Taliban out of a strategic area. ...
  • PPP leader Zardari likely to be next Pakistan President August 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari is likely to be the next President of Pakistan. Sources say that the executive committee of the PPP proposed Zardari to be the next Pakistan President. Zardari has reportedly agreed to the committee's proposal. However, it seems that Zardari has trouble...
  • Dictatorship has become a tale of the past: Gillani August 15, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day on Thursday and the ceremonies for the first time in almost a decade were led by a civilian Prime Minsiter. But the focus continued to be on President Pervez Musharraf. For the first time in eight years a civilian Prime Minister led ceremonies marking Pakistan's...