Shoaib Akhtar wants to guide returning Amir (23 Sep 2015 at 9:53pm
Karachi – Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akthar on Tuesday said he was eager to take youngster Mohammad Amir under his wing and guide him back to the national team following his return to cricket after a five-year ban. Amir, 23, was suspended along with then-captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif for bowling no-balls
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US drone strike kills five militants in NW Pakistan (1 Sep 2015 at 9:56pm
Peshawar (Pakistan) – A US drone attack on a militant compound in a restive Pakistani tribal area Tuesday killed at least five militants, security officials said. The drone strike took place in Lawra Mandi area in the North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the Pakistani military is battling Taliban militants. “A militant compound was
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Taliban say Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown (31 Aug 2015 at 8:30pm
Kabul – The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died but did not say when, deepening internal divisions. Many insurgents accused
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Pakistan cricket fixing trio start long road to redemption (31 Aug 2015 at 12:19pm
Karachi – Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif can return to cricket this week following five-year spot-fixing bans, but age and public hostility mean the pair face a hard road to redemption. On Wednesday they will join left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, whose own ban was relaxed by the International Cricket Council
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Gunmen attack on Jiwani airport kills one in SW Pakistan (30 Aug 2015 at 7:20pm
Quetta (Pakistan) – Gunmen armed with automatic weapons early Sunday attacked a small airport in Pakistan’s remote and restive southwest, killing an officer and abducting another, officials said. Up to a dozen attackers torched navigation equipment at Jiwani airport in Gwadar district before entering the building, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.
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Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani PM (27 Aug 2015 at 9:37pm
Karachi – A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as well as one of his senior ministers in a dozen graft cases against them. The court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which probed the cases, to apprehend Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 to
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Pakistan army chief approves increase in military courts (25 Aug 2015 at 3:34pm
Karachi – Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of military courts to handle pending terrorism cases in the southern city of Karachi, the military said. Lawmakers voted in January to set up military courts to hear terrorism cases, prompting criticism from lawyers and rights activists concerned about
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ADB announces new $1.2 bn annual package for Pakistan (25 Aug 2015 at 3:29pm
Karachi – The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it has approved a new assistance programme for Pakistan worth $1.2 billion annually, to improve infrastructure and create jobs. The Manila-based bank said Pakistan, which has suffered sluggish growth in recent years, was on track to meet targets for cutting poverty. But it said overall development was
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Pakistan provincial minister among 14 killed in suicide attack (16 Aug 2015 at 3:46pm
Shadi Khan (Pakistan) – Two suicide attackers on Sunday killed a Pakistani provincial minister who had campaigned against militants along with at least 13 other people after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending. “Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada has embraced martyrdom,” said chief rescue official Mohammad Ashfaq. Khanzada, 71, had been
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Al-Qaeda?s Zawahiri vows allegiance to new Taliban chief (14 Aug 2015 at 9:48am
Dubai – Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group’s allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who is facing a bitter struggle over his leadership. Mansour, a trusted deputy of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar whose death was confirmed last month, is taking charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and
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Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack (14 Aug 2015 at 9:43am
Islamabad – Pakistan’s army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly students, in the country’s deadliest terror attack. The men were convicted by military courts established in the wake of the December 16 siege last
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PCB gearing up to launch Pakistan Super League in 2016 (13 Aug 2015 at 4:06pm
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to start the bidding process for the sale of franchises, broadcasting media rights and other merchandising for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from September. “We are planning to officially launch the league sometime in September,” an official of the board told media. The PCB is planning
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Emotional funeral for Pakistan ?teen? killer (5 Aug 2015 at 11:14am
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) – A Pakistani man controversially hanged for a crime which his supporters say was committed when he was a juvenile was buried Wednesday amid emotional scenes. Shafqat Hussain was hanged on Tuesday for killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi in 2004 despite claims he was under 18 at the time and was tortured
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Gunman fires on Pakistan cricket legend Akram?s car (5 Aug 2015 at 10:48am
Karachi – Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram said Wednesday he was lucky to escape unscathed when a gunman opened fire at his car after a traffic collision. Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to coach at a training camp at the city’s National Stadium
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Bollywood hit brings hope for mute Indian stuck in Pakistan (5 Aug 2015 at 2:38am
Karachi – Deaf and mute, Geeta has been stuck in Pakistan for 13 years, unable to return to her native India because she cannot remember or explain exactly where she is from. But after repeated false dawns, Geeta has new reason to hope. Following fresh media coverage the Indian government this week pledged to bring
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Pakistan defies rights protests to hang ?teen? convict (4 Aug 2015 at 10:48am
Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan executed a convicted child killer Tuesday, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime. Shafqat Hussain was hanged shortly before dawn at a jail in Karachi for killing a seven-year-old boy
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Pak special athletes accumulate 33 medals as curtain falls on Special Olympics (3 Aug 2015 at 12:08pm
Pakistan special athletes clinched 33 medals as the biggest ever Special World Olympic Games concluded on Sunday here with an impressive closing ceremony. Ronak Lakhani, chairperson Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) congratulated the medal winners. In swimming, Pakistan’s special athletes managed two gold and as many silver medals. In athletics, the athletes in green won a
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Ashfaq Qaimkhani, a lawyer gunned down in Karachi (3 Aug 2015 at 2:31am
A lawyer was gunned down in firing in the wee hours of Monday. Police sources said unknown men opened firing on a car at Mian University Road. As a result a lawyer Ashfaq Qaimkhani died while his friend Rifaat Zaidi was injured and rushed to hospital. Police was probing into the incident.
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Khurshid Shah for more dams on Indus River (3 Aug 2015 at 1:15am
Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah says PPP saved democracy during PTI?s sit-in and not the government. Talking to newsmen in Rahim Yar Khan on Sunday, he said political leaders needed to work together to take the country out of different crises. He said dams could be constructed at ten different places on the Indus River
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Govt committed to resolve energy crises: NA Deputy Speaker (3 Aug 2015 at 1:13am
Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaz Javed Abbasi on Sunday welcomed the announcement of Ministry of Water and Power to build a grid station in District Mansehra. The grid station will be built with a cost of $ US 20 million. This project will be built by National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) and 120 kanal
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