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  • US says no group will be allowed to attack Pakistan from Afghan soil: Janjua

    Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Tuesday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that the United States (US) had assured Pakistan that no group, including Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), would be allowed to launch attacks on Pakistani soil from across the western border...

    Participants of the Senate meeting, which was chaired by Nuzhat Sadiq, were also briefed by Janjua on Pakistan-US ties in...

  • Pakistan lead 2-0 against Thailand in Davis Cup group finals

    Pakistan led the fist day of the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-II final against Thailand played at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad, by 2-0...

    In the first match, which lasted for an hour and 46 minutes, Pakistan's Aqeel Khan beat Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul of Thailand by 3-0 (6-3, 6-4, 6-4)...

  • Pakistan beats Thailand to qualify for Group-I of Davis Cup

    Pakistan qualified for Group-I of the Davis Cup by beating Thailand 3-2 in the Asia-Oceania Group-II final played at the grass courts of the Pakistan Sports Complex in Isamabad on Sunday...

    In the other match, Aqeel Khan led Pakistan to victory by defeating Kittiphong Wachiramanowong by 6-4, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-2 (3-2)...

  • Arthur confident group-stage aberration behind Pakistan

    LONDON: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident his side’s group-stage ‘aberration’ against title-holders India will have no bearing when they face their arch-rivals again in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final at The Oval...

    When the Asian giants met in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4, India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs...

  • Monitoring group offers mixed review of human rights in Pakistan

    The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday offered a mixed report card in its annual look at the state of human rights in the country, welcoming the enactment of new laws to protect women but decrying an uptick in religiously motivated vigilantism...

    The independent monitoring group said Pakistan was among the world's most prolific enforcers of the death penalty, having executed 87 prisoners in 2016...

  • Pakistan can still finish second from group: Tahir Zaman

    LAHORE: Ex-Pakistan coach Olympian Tahir Zaman has said even Pakistan’s 2-2 drawn game against India in the World Hockey League semi-final in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday is beneficial for the green-shirts as it will keep their hopes of ending the group at second place alive...

    “Pakistan could have won the match had it played an attacking game, which in fact India played...

  • Pakistan should refuse to play India in World T20 group stages: Mani

    ISLAMABAD: Ehsan Mani believes Pakistan, in response to BCCI’s indifferent approach towards reviving the bilateral series, should devise a proper strategy to refuse to play India in group stages of 2016 ICC World Twenty20, insisting there is no need to compromise with the Indian board...

    Mani reckoned Pakistan could take up a concrete stand on playing against India in ICC events — as a counter move to India avoiding bilateral series...

  • Belarus, Kazakhstan assure support for Pakistan's Nuclear Suppliers Group bid

    ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said on Monday Belarus and Kazakhstan have assured to support Pakistan’s bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), reported Radio Pakistan...

    Fatemi, in an interview, said Pakistan is expanding upon its relations with different countries including Russian and central Asian states...

  • Aisam, Aqeel carry Pakistan into group one after a decade

    KARACHI: The ageing duo of Aisam-ul-Haq and Aqeel Khan carried Pakistan into group one in 2016 after a decade when they whip Chinese Taipei 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania zone group two final at Merkezi Tennis Club, Izmir, Turkey, on Sunday...

    According to results, Pakistan, which entered the concluding day of the rubber with a 2-1 lead, suffered a blow when Aqeel Khan lost to Chieh Fu Wang 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-1, 3-6 as two...

  • Junior Asia Cup: Pakistan thrash Oman 7-1 to top group

    KARACHI: Pakistan taught a lesson to lowly ranked Oman by inflicting a 7-1 defeat on them to stretch their unbeaten run in the eighth junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Kuantan, Malaysia, on Tuesday...

    According to results, the triumph helped Pakistan top four-team group B after beating Bangladesh and South Korea...

  • Indian inclusion could affect strategic stability, Pakistan tells Nuclear Suppliers Group

    ISLAMABAD: A day after India received support from the United States' for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, Pakistan cautioned the cartel of nuclear technology holders that country specific exemptions would negatively impact strategic stability in South Asia...

    In order to mobilise support for Pakistan’s NSG membership, a briefing session was held in Islamabad with NSG countries diplomatic missions invited...

  • Rights group urges Pakistan not to hang mentally ill man

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan must not hang a mentally ill man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, a rights group said Friday, after a court issued a warrant for his execution next week...

    "Imdad Ali is mentally ill and has suffered years without proper treatment," a report by local watchdog the Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) said, adding he had been diagnosed as a "paranoid schizophrenic"...

  • Seven Indian embassy websites hacked by group claiming Pakistan 'support'

    Hackers claiming to be from Pakistan defaced websites of seven Indian embassies, high commissions, and consulates in various countries with pro-Pakistan Army slogans on Wednesday...

    The text defacing the sites of Dushanbe, Ankara and Athens read brief, jarring phrases such as "Don't Be Panic", "We Rock and U Shock", "Pakistan Zindabad", and "Feel the Power of Pakistan"...

  • Pakistan says occupation of Afghan territory by any group 'unacceptable'

    NEW YORK:Commenting on the capture by the Taliban of the Afghan city of Kunduz, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the occupation of a part of Afghanistan by any group was “unacceptable” to Pakistan...

    “Afghanistan is being run by a democratically elected and legitimate government and occupation of its territory by any group is unacceptable,” the top diplomat told reporters at a news briefing...

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