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Pakistan expected to struggle in Asian Squash


April 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Pakistan's inexperienced team will struggle and have slim chances to defend their title of Asian squash team championship scheduled to be held next month in Kuwait, ... Read more...

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Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan


March 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 4 (IANS) A Taliban leader was killed by the security forces in northern Afghanistan Sunday, police said.Seyd Gul was killed in Kunduz province in a joint operation ... Read more...

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Release my 80-year-old father, Pakistani to India


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) An 80-year-old man who is languishing in an Indian prison since 1971 should be released, pleaded the prisoner's son in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.Gul Rehman of ... Read more...

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National Conference backs Omar on appointments


February 18th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The National Conference Saturday decided to back Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over "political appointments" that were flayed by the State Accountability Commission.The ruling ... Read more...

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‘Benazir killed for backing Lal Masjid operation’


February 12th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated for supporting the Lal Masjid operation, an anti-terrorism court has been told.Dawn quoted Magistrate Taufiq Ahmed, ... Read more...

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Two hurt as rocket hits Pakistani journalist’s home


February 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) A rocket slammed into the house of a journalist in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, injuring two children. Pakistani forces and suspected Taliban rebels ... Read more...

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Taliban won’t attack Pakistani security forces: Report


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban factions have announced they will not attack security forces in the country and instead focus their attention against the US-led forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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Dhoni, Kohli among top-10 ODI batsmen in ICC rankings


December 7th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) Pakistani spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez dominate the ODI rankings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli are the only two Indian batsmen in ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants more EU market access for its products


October 12th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan wants more market access to European markets through Turkey for its products, a minister said.Firdous Ashiq Awan, minister for information and broadcasting who is currently ... Read more...

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Cook rubbishes Gul’s ball-tampering charge against Anderson, Broad


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) England's One-Day International captain Alastair Cook Monday rubbished Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul's charge that fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad indulged in ball tampering.Gul ... Read more...

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Akhtar could make best batsmen nervous: Gul


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 2 (IANS) Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul said Shoaib Akhtar, when at his best, could ruffle the best batsmen in the world including West Indian great Brian ... Read more...

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Chinese journalist detained in Pakistan


September 9th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) A Chinese journalist and two Pakistani journalists were detained in Pakistan's Abbottabad city where Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead.The detention took place ... Read more...

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Call to protect the Taj ‘building’ in Pakistan


August 5th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) An imposing mansion built in 1920s, called the Taj building, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province faces threat from the construction of shops, say locals who have ... Read more...

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Benazir killing accused stands third in school exam


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) An accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case has stood third in the Class 10 exam in Rawalpindi.Bhutto was assassinated Dec 27, 2007, as she ... Read more...

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35 Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan


July 26th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) At least 35 Pakistani Taliban have been killed and many more wounded by the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan, BBC reported.The militants crossed over into the ... Read more...

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Afridi to play in inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League


May 11th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 11 (IANS) Top Pakistan cricketers are looking to showcase their Twenty20 skills at the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) later this summer.Leading the ... Read more...

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Laden’s death near Islamabad will cause tension between US, Pakistan: Expert


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): The fact that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, was apparently living in relative luxury not far ... Read more...

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17 insurgents killed in Afghanistan


May 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 1 (IANS) Seventeen insurgents, including a local Taliban commander, have been killed by Afghan soldiers during a four-day operation in the country's Badghis province, Xinhua reported.Badghis is ... Read more...

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Our plans for Indians didn’t work in World Cup semifinal clash: Umar Gul


April 15th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 15(ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul, who was wayward and expensive in his spell against India in the March 30 World Cup semifinal clash, has expressed his disappointment over losing ... Read more...

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Batsmen need to show improvement: Waqar


April 13th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan coach Waqar Younis wants the batsmen to show substantial improvement on the upcoming tour of the West Indies.Pakistan lost to traditional rivals India in the ... Read more...

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‘Dropped’ Razzaq blames Pak team management for his unimpressive WC performance


April 7th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 7(ANI): Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has hit out at the team management following his omission from the national squad for the West Indies tour, saying that he was not utilised ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘buttery fingers’ helped India scrape into World Cup final: Roebuck


April 1st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 1(ANI): India owes their victory against Pakistan in Wednesday's World Cup semi-final more to the mistakes of their opponents than to any inspiration of their own, noted cricket columnist ... Read more...

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Sehwag sixth India batsman to score 1,000 runs against Pakistan (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) Virender Sehwag Wednesday became the sixth Indian batsman to score 1,000 runs or more against Pakistan in One-day Internationals (ODIs) when he drove the third ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s 85 gives India some target to bowl at (Lead)


March 30th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar fell 15 runs short of his 100th international century and India limped to 260 for nine in 50 overs against Pakistan in the ... Read more...

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Sehwag completes 1,000 runs against Pakistan


March 30th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 30 (IANS) India's opener Virender Sehwag completed his 1,000 runs against Pakistan in One-day Internationals (ODIs) when he drove the second ball of the World Cup semifinal, ... Read more...

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Indian batting vs. Pakistani bowling crux of WC semi-final clash: Mudassar


March 29th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29(ANI): The crunch of Wednesday's Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final match lies in the Indian batting versus Pakistani bowling, former Pakistan opening batsman and cricket expert Mudassar Nazar has said."Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Pakistan debate Shoaib Akhtar recall against India


March 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan continues to debate recall of the retiring fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in its line-up for the high-voltage World Cup semi-final clash against India here ... Read more...

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Pakistan unpredictable, West Indies inconsistent (Preview)


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan are unpredictable even if they are in form. They still start favourites against an equally inconstant West Indies in the first quarter-final of the ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif advised two-week rest in London


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, who underwent heart surgery in a private London hospital, has been advised rest ... Read more...

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Australia bowled out for lowest World Cup total since 1992 (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Pakistan catapulted itself within striking distance of topping Group A by bowling out defending champions Australia for just 176 runs in 46.4 overs in their last ... Read more...

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Australia all out for 176 against Pakistan


March 19th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 19 (IANS) Australia were all out for 176 runs against Pakistan in a World Cup Group A match at the R Premadasa Stadium Saturday.Wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin scored ... Read more...

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Pak pacer Junaid Khan says he’s been clocked hitting 140-142 kph speed


March 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 17(ANI): Pakistan's World Cup surprise selection Junaid Khan, who has been a regular fixture in the domestic circuit for the last four years, has said that he has been clocked ... Read more...

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Vice chancellor issue rocks Jammu and Kashmir assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 15 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir assembly Tuesday witnessed heated exchanges between the chief minister's adviser and members of the opposition over the appointment of the vice chancellor ... Read more...

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Pakistan targets Australia to top Group A


March 15th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 15 (ANI): Pakistan qualified for the World Cup quarter-finals, but captain Shahid Afridi is more concerned about victory against Australia on Saturday when they will target the top spot in ... Read more...

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Clinical Pakistan beat Zimbabwe to make World Cup quarters (Roundup)


March 15th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Pallekele (Sri Lanka), March 14 (IANS) Debutant Asad Shafiq's unbeaten 78 guided Pakistan into the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a rain-marred Pool ... Read more...

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