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Naseem Shah named in Pak U 19 squad for WC 2020
Lahore, Dec 6 (IANS) Young Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been included in the 15-member squad for the U 19 World Cup slated to be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9 next year.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
ADB approves $1bn emergency loan for Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an emergency loan of $1 billion for Pakistan to provide immediate support to the country's finances and help strengthen a slumping economy, according to a statement issued on Friday.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Khaleda's lawyer arrested over adultery
Dhaka, Dec 5 (IANS) Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-12-05
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Green Brigades' bus driver recalls 12-year journey
Lahore, Dec 1 (IANS) Waheed Ahmed has not only been driving the officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but also pilots the Green Brigade to and from the hotel, airport, stadiums venues since 2007.
2019-12-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Who is Usman Khan, the London Bridge attacker
London, Nov 30 (IANS) The London Bridge attacker who killed two persons on Black Friday attack was a British citizen born in the UK. Usman Khan was a terror convict who had been out on parole and targetted a gathering where students and other former convicts had assembled.
2019-11-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
2016 Dhaka cafe attack: 7 Islamists get death penalty
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday sentenced seven Islamic militants to death in the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe terror attack case in 2016 that claimed the life of 22 people, including Tarishi Jain, an Indian student among a number of foreigners.
2019-11-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Pak SC begins hearing in Bajwa's tenure extension case
Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing in a case pertaining to the extension/reappointment of tenure of Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is due to retire on November 29.
2019-11-27
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Court reserves order on contempt plea against Imran Khan
Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Islamabad High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a petition accusing Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan of contempt of court for his recent statement about the judiciary.
2019-11-26
Category: International, Pakistan,International
PCB COO Subhan Ahmad steps down
Lahore, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmad has stepped down from the post after nine years in the role. The announcement was made during the 56th meeting of the PCB Board of Governors on Saturday.
2019-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Shane Watson's return to Pakistan on cards
Lahore, Nov 23 (IANS) Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is expected to return to Pakistan next year after he was included in the Platinum category for Pakistan Super League 2020.
2019-11-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
While Pak shares terror, India development partnership: Envoy
New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Contrasting India's and Pakistan's involvement in Afghanistan, India's envoy to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, has said, "Unlike (the) other country in the region, which believes in sharing 'terrorism', we believe in sharing 'development partnership'."
2019-11-22
Category: International, United States,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Imran says nothing to worry about foreign funding case
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) After the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ordered hearing of the foreign funding case against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on a day-to-day basis, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party leaders not to worry about the case.
2019-11-21
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Sana Mir announces break from international cricket
Lahore, Nov 20 (IANS) Pakistan woman cricketer Sana Mir on Wednesday announced that she will be taking a break from international cricket in order to reset her "future objectives and targets".
2019-11-20
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Sharif continues to remain critical: Personal physician
Lahore, Nov 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's health has continued to be in critical condition and delays to allow the PML-N supremo to travel abroad for treatment could result in adverse impact on his life, his personal physician said on Friday.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
JUI-F continues to block roads across Pakistan
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Thousands of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) protesters continued to block roads and highways across Pakistan on Friday as part of the party's 'Azadi March Plan B'.
2019-11-15
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Activists demand arrest of Pak Hindu student's killers
Karachi, Nov 10 (IANS) Civil society and rights activists have demanded the immediate arrest of the killers of a Pakistani Hindu medical student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her hostel room in September, saying she was subjected to criminal assault.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India.
2019-11-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Ayodhya verdict will put more pressure on Muslims: Qureshi
Islamabad, Nov 9 (IANS) In response to the Indian Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute case, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the ruling will "put more pressure on the already suppressed Muslim community".
2019-11-09
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Pak fearful of strategic encirclement by Ind, plays negative role in Af
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Pakistan has played an active but negative role in Afghan affairs for decades, and Pakistan's security establishment, fearful of strategic encirclement by India, continues to view the Afghan Taliban as "a relatively friendly and reliably anti-India element in Afghanistan", says a US Congressional report.
2019-11-06
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1,100 Indian Sikhs arrive at Pakistan's Punja Sahib
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Some 1,100 Indian Sikhs have arrived in Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province on Monday as part of the Nagar Kirtan, a religious procession held to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
2019-11-04
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: Imran
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Kartarpur was ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims from India to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev - the founder of Sikhism.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Pak govt to file mutiny case against JUI-F chief
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government has decided to file a mutiny case against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for delivering a provocative speech and "instigating people" against Prime Minister Imran Khan and state institutions.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Ahmed Shehzad fined by PCB for ball-tampering
Lahore, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been fined by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the charges of ball-tampering during a domestic tournament.
2019-11-02
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Inflation, not Kashmir biggest issue in Pakistan: Survey
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Pakistan's state of economy and not Kashmir is the biggest cause of worry for a vast majority of Pakistanis, a new survey has revealed.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak train fire: Death toll reaches 65
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed and several others injured when a train from Karachi to Rawalpindi caught fire in Pakistan's east Punjab province on Thursday, Geo news reported.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Imran invites Sidhu to Kartarpur corridor inaugural event
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has invited Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to the Kartapur corridor's inaugural event, slated for November 9, according to Pakistani media on Wednesday.
2019-10-30
Category: International, Pakistan,International
60 Bangladeshi immigrants to be deported from Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Oct 29 (IANS) About 60 illegal Bangladeshis identified and detained by the city Crime Branch would be deported to Bangladesh soon, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak traders protest against government's tax measures
Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Traders in Pakistan on Tuesday downed shutters to observe a nationwide strike against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's economic policies and tax measures.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
Imran's Mission Kashmir: Pak Generals dance with pop singer at GHQ (IANS Exclusive)
Rawalpindi/New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Throwing basic military disciplines to the wind, top officers of the Pakistan Army danced along with Punjabi pop singer Humaira Arshad at the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the Pakistan Army on Sunday evening to observe "Kashmir Black Day".
2019-10-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Italy eyes stronger economic ties with Bangladesh
Rome, Oct 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian Foreign Ministry officials held talks here on Monday with Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Abdul Momen in a bid to boost bilateral economic relations, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pakistan to offer tourist visas to non-Indian Sikh pilgrims
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) The Pakistan government on Monday announced that it will give tourist visas to non-Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the proposed Kartarpur corridor. It also exempted them from paying a USD 20 fee, levied on Indian Sikh pilgrims.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan eves win match and series against Bangladesh
Lahore, Oct 28 (IANS) Skipper Bismah Maroof and opener Javeria Khan slammed fifties while Sadia Iqbal struck thrice within the space of two overs to help Pakistan women beat Bangladesh by 15 runs and win in the second T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Imran lays foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak varsity
Nankana Sahib, Oct 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan observes 'Black Day' in solidarity with Kashmiris
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday observed 'Black Day' to express solidarity with Kashmiris to "reject India's occupation of Kashmir". It was on this day in 1947 that India took control of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan rejects request to let Modi use its airspace
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a request by India to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi use its airspace, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here on Sunday.
2019-10-27
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pak T20I skipper Babar wants to emulate Kohli, Williamson
Lahore, Oct 26 (IANS) Newly-appointed Pakistan T20I skipper Babar Azam has said that he is not under any pressure and is confident of being able to handle the challenge in Australia, their next assignment.
2019-10-26
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
FATF pressure off its shoulders, Pak might up ante against India
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With the meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) over, India apprehends that Pakistan may escalate military action on the Line of Control (LoC) and increase attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir.
2019-10-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Ex-President Zardari owns more than 100 weapons
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) In a clear manifestation of politicians' obsession for guns, dozens of Pakistan lawmakers have a wide array of arms in their arsenals, including military-grade deadly weapons designed to inflict maximum damages.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Pakistan jumps 28 places on ease of doing business index
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan has risen 28 spots to 108th position in the global ease of doing business rankings this year, according to World Bank posting on its website on Thursday.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
PCB revokes NOCs issued to players for T10 league
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board has revoked no objection certificates (NOCs) given to its players to feature in the Abu Dhabi T10 league. The league is due to start from November 15 and is set to clash with a a fitness and medical assessment camp at the National Cricket Academy in Pakistan alongwith several rounds of the domestic Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
After reptiles, Pak singer threatens Modi with suicide attack
Lahore, Oct 23 (IANS) After threatening to unleash reptiles on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, Pakistani pop singer Rabi Pirzada is now warning him with a suicide attack.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
Nawaz Sharif serious, son alleges poisoning in jail
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's condition continues to be serious and his son has alleged that his father is being poisoned in jail, Dawn newspaper reported.
2019-10-23
Category: International, Pakistan,International
US voices deep concern over rights abuses faced by Pak minorities
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) The US on Tuesday voiced "deep concern" about reports of human rights abuses and discrimination faced by Pakistanis because of their faith, which in many cases are perpetrated by non-state actors.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Relations with India not of dictation but partnership: US
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) The United States does not dictate to India but partners with it, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells declared on Tuesday at a Congressional hearing on human rights in South Asia at which Representatives leveled caustic criticism of India's action in Kashmir after rescinding its special constitutional status.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Dialogue between India, Pakistan can reduce tensions: US
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Stressing that Pakistani authorities remain accountable for the action of terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed which seek to foment violence across the Line of Control, the US on Tuesday said it supports direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Simla Agreement.
2019-10-22
Category: International, United States,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Post 370: Govt identifies over 500 URLs generated by ISI's Cyber Jehadis
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) As "cyber jehadis" of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), exploit various social media platforms (SMPs) to foment trouble in Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of India, the government has identified over 500 URL (Uniform Resource Locator), and accounts on SMPs to be blocked. The ISI has also hired social media influencers in Middle East and Europe to generate trending hashtags on Twitter with an intent to malign India's image.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Plea filed in Lahore HC against Misbah's appointment as head coach
Lahore, Oct 22 (IANS) A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court praying to immediately stop former captain Misbah-ul-Haq from working on different posts including that of Pakistan head coach.
2019-10-22
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Injured Hasan Ali to miss Australia T20Is
Lahore, Oct 21 (IANS) Right-arm Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Australia due to a back problem.
2019-10-21
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
'Manmohan to attend Kartarpur opening as common pilgrim'
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not attend the Kartarpur corridor inauguration on the invite of Pakistan next month, "but participate in the event as a common pilgrim", sources said on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Four terror camps hit in PoK, number of terrorists killed: Army Chief
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Four terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were hit and a number of terrorists killed in retaliatory artillery firing by India following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Army chief, General Bipin Rawat said.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism