Pakistani court grants month’s bail to 2 radical clerics

World 05/14/19, 05:26

A defense lawyer says a Pakistani court has granted a month's release on bail to two clerics, leaders of a radical party behind widespread protests last year against the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.Afrasiab Khan says the Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that Khadim Hussain ...

Suicide bombing outside Pakistan shrine kills 8

World 05/08/19, 02:23

A suicide bomber attacked security forces guarding a famous Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, killing at least eight people and wounding 23 others, police said.Officials said it was not clear if the target was the shrine itself, known as Data Darbar, or police outside guarding ...

Pakistan hands over 100 Indian fishermen in goodwill gesture

World 04/08/19, 11:02

Pakistani authorities have handed over 100 detained Indian fishermen to their country's officials at the Wahga border crossing. This is the first batch of a total 360 fishermen set for release this month.The transfer on Monday comes as a goodwill gesture aiming to defuse tensions between the two nuclear-armed South ...

Ali, Hasnain excite Pakistan coach ahead of Cricket WCup

Sports 04/02/19, 08:58

Out of a thrashing from Australia in a limited-overs series, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was happy to embrace two positives: Unearthing a new batsman and fast bowler."Losing 5-0 to Australia is something that hurts us incredibly," Arthur said on Tuesday in Lahore on the team's return from the United Arab ...

Karachi set to watch top cricketers in PSL T20 finals

Sports 03/09/19, 01:09

Pakistan's biggest city is set to witness some of the biggest stars in international cricket over the next nine days as the last leg of Pakistan Super League begins on Saturday.Shane Watson of Australia, Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy of the West Indies will be the star attractions in the ...

Pakistan-India train service resumes as border tensions ease

World 03/04/19, 08:47

A key train service with neighboring India resumed and schools in Pakistani Kashmir opened Monday in another sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals since a major escalation last week over the disputed Kashmir region.Pakistan Railways spokesman Ejaz Shah said the train service, known as the Samjhauta Express, ...

Butt hopes for Pakistan return, replaces Hafeez in PSL

Sports 02/20/19, 05:48

Salman Butt is hoping to make a national team comeback after replacing the injured Mohammad Hafeez in the Pakistan Super League.The left-handed opening batsman spoke in Lahore on Wednesday before leaving for the United Arab Emirates to represent Lahore Qalandars in the PSL."I really hope that if I can come ...

PSL: A pathway to revive international cricket in Pakistan

Sports 02/12/19, 01:11

The Pakistan Super League is not like any other Twenty20 cricket competition. It can't compete financially with the lucrative Indian Premier League in terms of player payments, yet it's a dream for some cricketers just to be playing in it.For the Pakistan Cricket Board, it's considered a pathway to resuming ...

Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif moved from prison cell to hospital

World 02/02/19, 09:16

An aide to Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says has he been shifted from his prison cell to a government hospital in the eastern city of Lahore.Senator Asif Kirmani says Sharif was taken from his cell in Kot Lakhpat prison on Saturday to the Services Hospital following the recommendation ...

West Indies women beat Pakistan in Super Over in Twenty20

Sports 02/01/19, 07:59

The West Indies women's team defeated Pakistan in a Super Over tiebreaker on Friday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series.The Pakistan Cricket Board is staging the series in a bid to showcase its ability to host international matches following a deadly 2009 terrorist attack against ...

West Indies women win 1st match in Pakistan without problems

Sports 01/31/19, 07:22

The West Indies women's first cricket match in Pakistan was a 71-run victory that passed without incident on Thursday.Pakistan has staged only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, a World XI, and the West Indies since a deadly terrorist attack in March 2009 against the Sri Lanka test team ...

Kaka and Figo in Pakistan to launch World Soccer Stars event

Sports 01/10/19, 10:07

Soccer greats Luis Figo and Kaka arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to launch the World Soccer Stars event in a country more known for its cricket.A private England-based group, Touchsky Group, will organize the event in late April in Karachi and Lahore with an aim toward portraying a softer image ...

Pakistan arrests top leader of Islamist party in Lahore

World 11/23/18, 16:56

The party of a radical Islamic cleric who disrupted daily life with rallies across Pakistan following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case says he has been arrested by police in the city of Lahore.In a statement, the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party said their leader, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, was ...

Pakistan executes man convicted of killing 8 children

World 10/16/18, 19:43

A man convicted of killing eight children was executed at a Pakistani prison early Wednesday after the country's top court rejected a request for his public hanging, officials said.Mohammad Imran was hanged in the eastern city of Lahore in the presence of the father of 7-year-old Zainab Ansari, whose rape ...

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