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Sharif reiterates stand on Kashmir

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to extend Pakistan’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the “indigenous freedom struggle” in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharif made the remarks to Sardar Yaqoob Khan, the outgoing President of the Pakistani side of Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported. The Prime Minister said the world needed to

Misbah keen to leave Pakistan legacy

London:  Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has vowed to leave a Test legacy after a series-levelling win against England at The Oval. Pakistan marked the nation’s Independence Day on Sunday with a 10-wicket victory over England in the fourth Test at The Oval in south London that saw them end the four-match series all square at 2-2.

Democracy remains fragile in Pakistan, moans daily

Islamabad: Despite 70 years of independence, Pakistan’s democracy remains fragile unlike in India, a leading Pakistani newspaper said on Sunday. “As we celebrate independence, we must also remember that democracy in Pakistan remains fragile,” The News International said in an editorial on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day. “We have around us political mayhem with

Kashmiri struggle can’t be suppressed: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday said the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for “right to self determination” was legitimate and it cannot be suppressed. “Political aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be suppressed,” Basit said in a speech to mark the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence

Pakistan at 69: Perceptions, Prescripitions, and Prognoses

Whither Pakistan? The country, which turns 69 on Sunday, is far from being in a viable state. Vicious terrorists of various stripes not only run free and lethally but are increasingly taking on the state, tensions persist with both immediate neighbours as well as a prime ally, economic growth is stymied and there are many

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday commemorated its Independence Day with national zeal and fervour.The day dawned with 31 gun salute in the federal and 21 gun salute in the provincial capitals, Radio Pakistan reported. The main ceremony of Independence Day was held at the Convention Centre in Islamabad where President Mamnoon Hussain along with Prime Minister

Pakistan observes Nazia Hassan’s death anniversary

Karachi: Pakistan on Saturday observed the 16th death anniversary of Nazia Hassan, the ‘Queen of Pop’ whose single “Aap Jaisa Koi” for Bollywood movie “Qurbaani” catapulted her to fame. Nazia ruled the music field in Pakistan during the 1980s. The first face of pop in Pakistan, Nazia was born in Karachi on April 3, 1965,

Pakistan sports fraternity bids adieu to Hanif

Karachi:  The country’s top cricketers,sportspersons and high profile personalities attended the funeral of Pakistan’s former captain and legendary batsman Hanif Muhammad with many lamenting that sporting greats were not given the recognition they deserved during their lifetime. Hanif, 81, passed away on Thursday at a local hospital after a long battle with lung cancer and

England ride on Moeen Ali’s ton to seize control of Day 1

London: Moeen Ali made Pakistan pay for their latest fielding lapses with a century that saw England fight back on the first day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. Ali’s 108 was the cornerstone of England’s 328 all out. And there was still time in the two overs before stumps for Stuart Broad

Hanif Mohammad still alive, says ‘misinformed’ son

Karachi: Former Test cricketer Hanif Mohammad is still alive and his heart beat has been restored, son Shoaib Mohamamd said on Thursday.Reports emerged earlier in the day that Hanif passed away when his heart beat stopped for six minutes. He had breathing problems, owing to which he was shifted to a ventilator two days ago,

England Bat , Iftikar Ahmed debuts for Pakistan in 4th Test

England won the toss and have opted to bat in 4th Test match to be played at Kennington Oval, London. For Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez and Rahat Ali are out, Wahab Riaz back in and Iftikar Ahmed debuts.While England squad is unchanged. England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen

Four injured in blast near Pakistan hospital

Islamabad:  Four people were injured on Thursday in a roadside blast near a hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta city, police said. The explosion comes just after a suicide bombing at the emergency ward of Quetta’s Civil Hospital on Monday that killed over 70 people, mostly lawyers and journalists, Dawn online reported. According to rescue officials, two

Umar Gul makes a comeback to Pakistan ODI Squad

Umar Gul,  Pakistan fast bowler, has been included in the One-Day International squad on Tuesday (August 9) to face Ireland and England from August 18. The selectors decided to recall Gul and leave out left-arm seamer Mohammad Irfan. Legspinner Yasir Shah has also made a return to limited-overs cricket for the first time since November

Salahuddin asks Pakistan to snap ties with India

Karachi: Hizbul Mujahideen chief SyedSalahuddin asked Pakistan to snap diplomatic ties with India if a “peaceful solution” to the ongoing violence in Kashmir is not reached. At a press conference here yesterday Salahuddin said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing gave a “new meaning to the struggle” for Kashmir. He asked Pakistan to “find a

Salahuddin asks Pakistan to snap ties with India

Karachi: Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin asked Pakistan to snap diplomatic ties with India if a “peaceful solution” to the ongoing violence in Kashmir is not reached. At a press conference here yesterday Salahuddin said Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing gave a “new meaning to the struggle” for Kashmir. He asked Pakistan to “find a

25 killed, 35 injured in blast at hospital in Pakistan

Karachi: At 25 people were today killed and35 others injured when a bomb ripped through a hospital in Quetta in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province followed by gunfire. The loud explosion, followed by firing, was heard after president of Balochistan Bar Association (BA) Advocate Bilal Anwar Kasi was shot dead by unidentified assailants in the provincial

Five killed as blast hits Pakistan hospital

Islamabad: At least five people were killed when a blast hit a hospital in Pakistan’s Quetta city. The blast that hit the the Civil Hospital followed the killing of President Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Anwar Kasi, who was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Quetta earlier in the day, Dawn online reported. The explosion took place

10 die in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

Karachi: At least 10 persons died and six others were injured in separate rain-related incidents in Pakistan’s Karachi city, which was also hit by massive power outages due to the downpour. According to local media reports, heavy rain coupled with gusty winds continued to lash Karachi and other cities of Sindh for the second day

Rajnath’s jibe at Pakistan: ‘Yeh padosi hai ki maanta nahin’

New Delhi:  Apparently miffed over the treatment he received in Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said India has always tried to be friendly with its reluctant western neighbhour but “yeh padosi hai ki maanta nahin”. “We can change friends but not neighbours. Our Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has been friendly with Pakistan. We have

Told Pakistan not to glorify terror: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said he told Pakistan not to glorify terrorism and urged all Saarc nations to respect United Nations ban on terror oufits. “I told them that strongest action must be taken not just against the terrorists but also those who support terrorism,” Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha, a