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  • Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on 'Pak militant web'

    The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.

  • Panamagate takes Nawaz Sharif down

    Nawaz's detractors have been celebrating the court verdict. But is it really a triumph for the people of Pakistan? There are completely opposing viewpoints with some calling it independent judiciary in a democracy while others trashing judicial activism describing it as the death knell of democracy.

  • 13 killed as van catches fire in Pakistan

    A total of 13 people are killed after a van carrying the passengers catches fire after hitting a gas pipeline near Attock in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, rescue officials say.

  • Ronaldinho to play exhibition matches in Pakistan

    Brazilian hero Ronaldinho, will play two exhibition matches in Pakistan this weekend in hopes of attracting more players from the cricket-mad country, media reports say.

  • Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

    Pakistan begins Eid in mourning as the death toll from an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores more injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilt fuel.

  • Suicide car bomber kills 11 in Pakistan's Quetta

    A suicide car bomber kills at least 11 people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.

  • Stage set for ultimate grudge match

    An India-Pakistan match was once considered the mother of all battles on a cricketing plain, but for the last few years the rivalry has

  • Pakistan in final

    Pakistan book a place in Sunday's final of the ICC Champions Trophy after dispatching hosts England by eight wickets in the first semifinal at the Sophia Garden in Cardiff today.

  • 3 men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

    Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

  • Kohli, Yuvraj make Pak pay

    India captain Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made Pakistan pay for fluffing catches with quickfire fifties as the holders launched their Champions Trophy title-defence with a rain-affected 124 run thrashing of their arch-rivals at Edgbaston yesterday.

  • Indian government rejects Pakistan series

    India rule out any cricket series against Pakistan until "cross-border terrorism" stops.

  • New Pak skipper faces CT acid test

    New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion's Trophy -- starting with a highly-charged clash against India.

  • Tigers falter as Pakistan seize victory

    Pakistan gain an unlikely victory against Bangladesh by two wickets after a late storm from Fahim Ashraf saw Pakistan edge the match in the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Match played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • Younis honoured at Lord's

    Record-setting former Pakistan Test batsman Younis Khan was accorded a warm reception held at Lord's the other day.

  • Pakistan make steady start

    Pakistan negotiated a potentially tricky first session, reaching 70 for one on the first day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica on Wednesday.

  • Iran to hit inside Pakistan if terror attacks continue

    The head of the Iranian armed forces warns Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

  • Abbas bags four as West Indies make 312

    Pakistan’s opening pair were laying the foundations of a solid reply at 36 without loss at lunch after their bowlers had dismissed the West Indies for 312 in the first innings on the second day of the second Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday.

  • Chase ton leads Windies rally

    A polished century by Roston Chase guides West Indies out of trouble and into a decent position on 286 for six against Pakistan on the first day of the second test in Barbados on Sunday.

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    Indian 'spy's' mother asks Pakistan to release son

    The mother of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death for espionage in Pakistan has appealed for his release.

  • Misbah to receive Spirit of Cricket Trophy

    Retiring Test cricketer Misbah ul Haq wins hearts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with his good behaviour and will soon become the first-ever recipient of the Imtiaz Ahmed Spirit of Cricket Trophy, which will also earn him a cash prize of Rs 500,000.

  • Misbah announces retirement from international cricket

    Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Thursday announced his retirement from the international game.

  • Shoaib and Shadab lead Pak to opening win over Windies

    Shoaib Malik made a composed unbeaten 38 to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over West Indies in Barbados on Sunday in the first of four Twenty20 internationals.

  • PCB invites Bangladesh for two T20s

    On the back of successfully holding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited Bangladesh to play two T20 matches here before their tour to Bangladesh in July-August.

  • US drone kills militant blamed for attack on SRL team in Pak

    A US drone air strike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said.

  • Pakistan reinstates secret military courts

    Pakistan's parliament amends the constitution to reinstate secret military courts that try civilians charged with terrorism offences, something activists have warned will lead to human rights abuses.

  • Parliament passes motion to mark March 25 as Genocide Day

    The House unanimously adopts a resolution to observe March 25 as Genocide Day, marking the brutality carried out by Pakistani Army on the unarmed Bengalis on the black night of March 25, 1971.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh,

    Bangabandhu first realised Pakistan was not born to exist: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the first among many Bengali politicians who had realised that the state of Pakistan was not born to exist.

  • New insurgent group stirs Myanmar crisis

    The emergence of Harakah al Yaqin, the first Rohingya Muslim insurgent group to organise in Myanmar in decades, signals a dangerous new phase in a crisis that is increasingly attracting the attention of extremists in Pakistan and the Middle East.

  • Anamul leaves for Lahore

    Opener Anamul Haque left for Lahore yesterday to take part in the final of the Pakistan Super League.

  • Decision on Anamul's PSL trip pending

    Out-of-favour national opener Anamul Haque expressed his desire to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final as he considered it a good opportunity for him.