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  • 3rd T20: New Zealand hammer Pakistan by 95 runs to win T20 series

    WELLINGTON: Corey Anderson whacked a career-best 82 not out and followed up with two wickets as New Zealand demolished Pakistan by 95 runs in their deciding Twenty20 in Wellington on Friday...

    New Zealand wrapped up the series 2-1 after being sent into bat and making an imposing 196 before rolling Pakistan for 101 in the 17th over...

  • Judoka Shah Hussain to be Pakistan's flag bearer at Rio Olympics

    KARACHI: Judoka Shah Hussain will be Pakistan's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics, kicking off in Rio De Janeiro from August 5, Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Director Akhtar Ganjera told DawnNews on Wednesday...

    Traditionally, the captain of the Pakistan Hockey Team used to lift the national flag at the Games...

  • Change of plans: GM Bashir to bear Pakistan flag at Rio Olympics

    RIO: In a drastic change of plans on the eve of the Rio Olympics opening ceremony, the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) on Thursday nominated shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir, also known as GM Bashir, to bear Pakistan's flag despite having named Judoka Shah Hussain for the task earlier...

    Well-placed sources told DawnNews that there were differences between the PSB and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) over who would be Pakistan's flag...

  • ‘No disagreement over selection of Pakistan flag-bearer’

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has contradicted the media reports that there was difference of opinion between them and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) over the selection of shooter Ghulam Mustafa Bashir to lift Pakistan flag in the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics...

    “It is being reported that there has been a last minute change in the flag-bearer of the Pakistan contingent and that there are difference of opinion...

  • This week 50 years ago: Pakistan flag hoisted on Indian tank

    Going through the 1965 India-Pakistan war archives will reveal that the effects and implications of the conflict refused to go away (as they should not, some might argue) from the hearts and minds of those governing the country and the public for a long, long time...

    Pakistan’s armed forces achieved considerable success in keeping the aggressors at bay, so much so that they even captured their armoured vehicles...

  • Kashmiris hoist Pakistan flag in Srinagar

    SRINAGAR: Members of the Asiya Andrabi-led Kashmiri group Dukhtaran-i-Millat hoisted Pakistan flags at several places here on Wednesday, when Pakistanis celebrated Pakistan Day...

    Ms Andrabi’s group has been hoisting Pakistan flags every year on the occasion of Pakistan Day and independence day of Pakistan...

  • Angered by bills, Indian unfurls Pakistan flag

    A young man was so miffed by his inflated electricity bill in Kanpur that he staged an unusual protest — he unfurled the Pakistani flag on his terrace, apparently aware that he would be slapped with a sedition case, the Indian Express said on Saturday...

    It said Chandrapal Singh, 36, from Sisamau area of Kanpur district was arrested on Friday after he unfurled the Pakistan flag on his terrace as part of his protest against the...

  • Interior ministry unaware of whereabouts of Pakistan's first flag, NA told

    The interior ministry on Monday informed the National Assembly that it was unaware of the whereabouts of the national flag which was presented by Pakistan's first prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan during the first meeting of the constituent assembly on August 11, 1947...

    In a written reply to a question by PML-N lawmaker Khalida Mansoor, the interior ministry said it was "not responsible for the protection of the first flag and was only...

  • 30 college students in India's Kerala state booked for waving 'Pakistan' flag

    At least 30 college students in India's Kerala state have been booked by police for "allegedly waving a flag resembling that of Pakistan inside their campus", ANI reported...

    As part of union election campaigning, students belonging to the Muslim Student Front (MSF) were carrying out a procession which included waving a large green and white flag similar to that of Pakistan...

  • Officials in India to assess security for Pakistan cricket team before T20 World Cup

    LAHORE: A two-member team reached India Monday morning to review the security situation ahead of a possible visit by the Pakistan cricket team for participation in the ICC T20 World Cup which kicks off in Kolkata on March 16, immigration officials at the Wagah border confirmed...

    The team comprises Director Federal Investigation Agency Usman Anwar and Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Security Officer Retired Col Azam Khan, and is expected...

  • Sharjeel, Sami receive Pakistan call-up for Asia Cup, World T20

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced the inclusion of Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Sami in the national squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments, while Khalid Latif made it only to the World T20 squad...

    The changes in the national side were made due to the injuries sustained by Babar Azam and Rumman Raees during the on-going Pakistan Super League (PSL), making the players unavailable for either of...

  • India, Pakistan set for Asia Cup T20 clash on February 27

    KARACHI: It has been 346 days since Pakistan and India last squared off on a cricket field...

    But 2016 will provide fans with plenty of opportunities to see the two Asian giants in action in a series of high-profile matches first at the 2016 Asia Cup T20 followed by the World T20's marquee clash in Dharamsala...

  • India, Pakistan to renew T20 rivalry in Asia Cup

    DHAKA: India and Pakistan will renew cricket’s most bitter rivalry this week after a one-year gap when they face off in the Asia Cup, a contest for regional supremacy which is also a final rehearsal for the ICC World Twenty20...

    But most eyes will be on Saturday’s glamour tie when India and Pakistan take to the field together for the first time since last year’s World Cup match in Australia...

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