Pakistan

Pakistan, officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the 6th most populous and 33rd-largest country in the world covering an area of 881,913 square kilometres. It is a predominantly Urdu speaking nation with Islam being the most followed religion. A civil war in 1971 resulted in the formation of an independent Republic of Bangladesh which before the war was part of Pakistan.

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Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead

03 Jul 2020

Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead

At least nineteen people have died in Pakistan on Friday after a train hit a passenger bus, carrying Sikh pilgrims, in Sheikhupura.

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

02 Jul 2020

While LAC simmers with tensions, LoC being watched too

Already engaged with an eyeball-to-eyeball conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian armed forces have not lost sight of the Line of Control (LoC) from where Pakistan regularly launches attacks.

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

30 Jun 2020

Mumbai: 2 Taj Hotels received calls threatening 26/11-like attack

A caller threatened to blow up two Taj Hotels in Mumbai — the Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba and Taj Lands End in Bandra — after which security was tightened.

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

29 Jun 2020

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

In a gruesome incident, armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building in Karachi on Monday, after which a gun battle ensued between them and police personnel.

Pakistan cricket team departs for England tour: Details here

28 Jun 2020

Pakistan cricket team departs for England tour: Details here

The Pakistan cricket team left for England on Sunday with 20 players and 11 support staff.

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

27 Jun 2020

Swarms of locusts reach Gurugram, residents share visuals

After weeks, crop-destroying locusts are back in North India, this time to launch an attack on Gurugram, Haryana, just next to Delhi.

US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"

25 Jun 2020

US demolishes Pakistan's claim that Masood Azhar is "missing"

Pakistan hasn't expressed the will to act against terrorists functioning from its soil and has continued to provide a safe haven to regionally focused terrorist groups, the US State Department said in a report released on Wednesday.

After being declared COVID-19 positive, Mohammad Hafeez tests negative

24 Jun 2020

After being declared COVID-19 positive, Mohammad Hafeez tests negative

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez has tested negative for coronavirus just after a day he was declared positive by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Asia Cup likely to be played in SL or UAE

24 Jun 2020

Asia Cup likely to be played in SL or UAE

Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan said that Asia Cup will go ahead as scheduled, in either Sri Lanka or UAE.

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

24 Jun 2020

Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

Pakistan cricket squad to leave for England on June 28

20 Jun 2020

Pakistan cricket squad to leave for England on June 28

The Pakistan cricket squad is set to leave for England on June 28 to play three Tests and three T20Is.

Pakistan contingent to be tested twice for coronavirus

19 Jun 2020

Pakistan contingent to be tested twice for coronavirus

The Pakistan touring party will be tested twice for COVID-19 in the space of three days before leaving for England.

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

18 Jun 2020

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.

Babar Azam has an edge over Virat Kohli: Saqlain Mushtaq

15 Jun 2020

Babar Azam has an edge over Virat Kohli: Saqlain Mushtaq

Indian captain Virat Kohli is deemed the greatest batsman of this generation.

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

13 Jun 2020

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has tested positive for coronavirus.

Haider Ali named in Pakistan's 29-member squad for England tour

12 Jun 2020

Haider Ali named in Pakistan's 29-member squad for England tour

Pakistan have named a 29-member squad for the upcoming tour of England.

Ready to share cash transfer scheme with India: Pakistan PM

11 Jun 2020

Ready to share cash transfer scheme with India: Pakistan PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he is ready to share his government's cash transfer program with India to help the latter with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

Five players to watch out for in the upcoming season

08 Jun 2020

Five players to watch out for in the upcoming season

International cricket is expected to be in full swing soon as players resumed training in several nations.

Pakistan: Blogger Cynthia Ritchie accuses ex-Minister Rehman Malik of rape

06 Jun 2020

Pakistan: Blogger Cynthia Ritchie accuses ex-Minister Rehman Malik of rape

American blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie has accused former Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik of rape.

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

05 Jun 2020

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

Wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim has contracted coronavirus and is admitted to an army hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, News18 reported on Friday citing top government sources.

Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: A look at his phenomenal records

03 Jun 2020

Happy Birthday Wasim Akram: A look at his phenomenal records

Pakistan bowling legend Wasim Akram turned 54 on Wednesday.

Pakistani plane carrying 98 crashes minute before landing

22 May 2020

Pakistani plane carrying 98 crashes minute before landing

A passenger plane of Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) crashed on Friday near Karachi airport, a minute before it was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport.

Umar Akmal files appeal against three-year ban

20 May 2020

Umar Akmal files appeal against three-year ban

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has filed an appeal against the ban imposed on him by Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Disciplinary Panel.

Misbah-ul-Haq defends omitting senior cricketers from PCB's central contracts list

14 May 2020

Misbah-ul-Haq defends omitting senior cricketers from PCB's central contracts list

Pakistan's head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has defended the axing of senior pacers Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali from the central contracts list.

Sarfaraz Ahmed set to be demoted in central contracts list

09 May 2020

Sarfaraz Ahmed set to be demoted in central contracts list

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to demote former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed in the central contracts list.

Former Pakistan player accuses Umar Akmal of constant threats

03 May 2020

Former Pakistan player accuses Umar Akmal of constant threats

Umar Akmal, who was banned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for three years over corruption charges recently, has been accused by former cricketer Zulqarnain Haider of constant threats.

ICC Rankings: Team India loses No. 1 Test spot

01 May 2020

ICC Rankings: Team India loses No. 1 Test spot

The Indian cricket team lost its number one spot in the ICC Test Rankings.

Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

A renowned Pakistani cleric has sparked a controversy by blaming women for the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation

22 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to self-isolate himself after he met a philanthropist who tested positive for coronavirus. The PTI leader also took the COVID-19 test and his results came as negative, said reports.

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

18 Apr 2020

Targeting China, India revises FDI Policy to curb 'opportunistic acquisitions'

The Center on Saturday revised the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy to prevent "opportunistic acquisitions" of vulnerable, coronavirus pandemic-hit Indian companies.

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

11 Apr 2020

Days after five-soldiers were martyred, Army targets Pakistani ammunition dump

The Indian Army has released a video showing how it precisely attacked an ammunition dump of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara area, the same place where five soldiers were martyred few days ago.

Kapil Dev shoots down Shoaib Akhtar's suggestion on Indo-Pak series

09 Apr 2020

Kapil Dev shoots down Shoaib Akhtar's suggestion on Indo-Pak series

Former Indian captain Kapil Dev shot down Shoaib Akhtar's suggestion to have an India-Pakistan series to raise funds which can help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: World Bank approves  $1bn emergency fund for India

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: World Bank approves $1bn emergency fund for India

The World Bank on Thursday approved a $1 billion emergency fund for India to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 70 in the country and infected 2,543.

Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

02 Apr 2020

Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a convict in the 2002 murder of United States journalist Daniel Pearl.

#ThisDayThatYear: India thrash Pakistan in 2011 World Cup semi-final

30 Mar 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: India thrash Pakistan in 2011 World Cup semi-final

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan locked horns in the high-voltage World Cup semi-final on March 30, 2011 in Mohali.

#ThisDayThatYear: Virender Sehwag rules Multan with a triple century

29 Mar 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Virender Sehwag rules Multan with a triple century

On March 29, 2004, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag etched his name in the record books with an uncanny batting display.

Pakistan legend Javed Miandad names his favorite Indian cricketer

21 Mar 2020

Pakistan legend Javed Miandad names his favorite Indian cricketer

The Indian cricket team has earned valuable reputation across formats over the years.