Pakistani Muslims http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25638/all en Cricket-Ajmal makes up for ICC awards snub with Pakistan haul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-ajmal-makes-icc-awards-snub-pakistan-haul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARACHI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal made up for his omission on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Player of the Year shortlist when he won four honours at the Pakistan Cricket Board's first awards ceremony.</p> <p>Ajmal, 35, was adjudged the best bowler in all three formats of the game and was also given the special prize of best bowler of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cricket-ajmal-makes-icc-awards-snub-pakistan-haul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani Muslims Saeed Ajmal Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:30:29 +0000 5733645 at http://www.globalpost.com Firebrand cleric raises fear of "soft coup" in Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/firebrand-cleric-raises-fear-soft-coup-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Pakistan's evolving democracy at crucial stage</p> <p>* Fears military has hand in protest movement</p> <p>* Caretaker government in focus</p> <p>By Matthew Green and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>ISLAMABAD, Jan 17 (Reuters) - To Pakistan's ruling party, a firebrand cleric camped outside parliament with thousands of protesters is looking more and more like the harbinger of their worst fear: a plan by the military to engineer a "soft coup".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/firebrand-cleric-raises-fear-soft-coup-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Pakistan Pakistani Muslims Pakistani politicians Politics Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 04:15:18 +0000 5735415 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss will not reopen graft probe into Pakistan president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/swiss-will-not-reopen-graft-probe-pakistan-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Katharine Houreld</p> <p>ISLAMABAD Feb 10 (Reuters) - Swiss authorities will not reopen a corruption probe into the Pakistani president, officials said Sunday, laying to rest a case that cost one Pakistani prime minister his job and inflamed tensions between Pakistan's executive and judiciary.</p> <p>Switzerland began investigating allegations in the late 1990s that Zardari and his late wife, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, had taken $12 million in kickbacks from Swiss cargo inspection companies and stashed the money in Swiss accounts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/swiss-will-not-reopen-graft-probe-pakistan-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Pakistan Pakistani Muslims Pakistani politicians Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:30:04 +0000 5751764 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Beaten Pakistan slammed for lack of aggression http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/cricket-beaten-pakistan-slammed-for-lack-of-aggression <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan's cricketers came under fire Monday after their series defeat in South Africa, with former players blaming the team's timid approach for their loss in the second Test.</p> <p>South Africa, the number one ranked team in Test cricket, beat the visitors by four wickets in the Cape Town Test on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.</p> <p>Former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said Pakistan had looked overawed by the world's top team.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/cricket-beaten-pakistan-slammed-for-lack-of-aggression" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani Muslims Punjabi people AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:01:44 +0000 5758777 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Afridi back in Pakistan ODI squad for South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-afridi-back-pakistan-odi-squad-south-africa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan on Wednesday recalled Shahid Afridi to its one-day squad for the series in South Africa, with the country's selectors saying the all-rounder has a last chance to prove himself.</p> <p>The 32-year-old was omitted from last year's one-day series in India after his performance with both bat and ball slumped.</p> <p>But Pakistani cricket officials said he would return to the 16-man one-day squad, and he also retained his place in the 15-man squad announced for the Twenty20 internationals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/cricket-afridi-back-pakistan-odi-squad-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Kamran Akmal Pakistani Muslims AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:31:06 +0000 5761291 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket:T20s give Pakistan a chance to fight back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/crickett20s-give-pakistan-chance-fight-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan have a chance to hit back after a trouncing in the Test series when they meet South Africa in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Kingsmead on Friday.</p> <p>The tourists were outclassed in the Tests, losing all three matches, but can be reasonably optimistic about their prospects in the shorter forms of the game with the Twenty20 games followed by five one-day internationals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/crickett20s-give-pakistan-chance-fight-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani Muslims Pashtun people AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:45:31 +0000 5768231 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: T20s give Pakistan a chance to fight back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-t20s-give-pakistan-chance-fight-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan have a chance to hit back after a trouncing in the Test series when they meet South Africa in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Kingsmead on Friday.</p> <p>The tourists were outclassed in the Tests, losing all three matches, but can be reasonably optimistic about their prospects in the shorter forms of the game with the Twenty20 games followed by five one-day internationals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/football-t20s-give-pakistan-chance-fight-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani Muslims Pashtun people AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:45:53 +0000 5768239 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-president Musharraf to return to Pakistan before election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/ex-president-musharraf-return-pakistan-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, March 1 (Reuters) - Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday he would return home this month after almost three years in Dubai and take part in a forthcoming parliamentary election.</p> <p>Parliament is due to be dissolved by March 16, after which an interim administration will take over to oversee the run-up to the election to be held within 90 days.</p> <p>Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup and briefly imposed a state of emergency in Pakistan before resigning in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/ex-president-musharraf-return-pakistan-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bhutto family Pakistan Pakistani Muslims Pervez Musharraf Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:46:07 +0000 5770944 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa v Pakistan scoreboard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scores in the second and final Twenty20 international between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park on Sunday.</p> <p>Pakistan </p> <p>Nasir Jamshed c Ontong b Tsotsobe 13 </p> <p>Ahmed Shehzad run out (Morris) 46</p> <p>Mohammad Hafeez hit wicket b Kleinveldt 86</p> <p>Umar Akmal c Du Plessis b Morris 11</p> <p>Shoaib Malik c Miller b Kleinveldt 7</p> <p>Shahid Afridi not out 19</p> <p>Kamran Akmal c Ontong b Morris 1</p> <p>Umar Gul c Behardien b Abbott 1</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/cricket-south-africa-v-pakistan-scoreboard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Kamran Akmal Pakistani Muslims AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:45:25 +0000 5772148 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: South Africa face Pakistan seeking ODI improvement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-south-africa-face-pakistan-seeking-odi-improvement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Since Gary Kirsten took over as South African coach in June 2011 the country's Test team has risen relentlessly to the top of the International Cricket Council rankings. The performances of the one-day side, though, have been patchy at best.</p> <p>A five-match series against Pakistan, starting at Chevrolet Park here Sunday, marks a change of focus for the Proteas, who have slipped to fourth place in the rankings for the 50-over format. Pakistan are sixth on a tightly-bunched table.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/cricket-south-africa-face-pakistan-seeking-odi-improvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Hashim Amla Pakistani Muslims AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:30:35 +0000 5777775 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-president Musharraf to return to Pakistan on March 24-aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/ex-president-musharraf-return-pakistan-march-24-aide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, March 12 (Reuters) - Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf will return home on March 24 after nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Dubai, his press aide said on Tuesday, in time to take part in a parliamentary election.</p> <p>Musharraf seized power in a 1999 coup and resigned in 2008 when his allies lost a vote and a new government threatened him with impeachment. He left the country a year later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/ex-president-musharraf-return-pakistan-march-24-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Muhajir people Pakistan Pakistani Muslims Pervez Musharraf Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:01:07 +0000 5781147 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan face fast bowling crisis, says PCB selector http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/pakistan-face-fast-bowling-crisis-says-pcb-selector <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan face a looming crisis in world cricket unless they nurture more fast bowlers at grassroots level, the country's chief selector Iqbal Qasim warned on Wednesday.</p> <p>Qasim said selectors no longer had the luxury of choosing from an array of top fast bowlers as the talent pool had dried up and the country needs to quickly find a new generation of Wasim Akrams and Waqar Younises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/pakistan-face-fast-bowling-crisis-says-pcb-selector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Pakistani Muslims Punjabi people Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:45:31 +0000 5782666 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan MPs demand Musharraf arrest on arrival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/pakistan-mps-demand-musharraf-arrest-arrival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistani lawmakers on Monday repeated their call for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to be arrested and tried for treason on his return home from self-imposed exile in Dubai.</p> <p>Musharraf has said he will return next Sunday to contest elections that are expected in May.</p> <p>"I am arriving in Pakistan on March 24th. I need your support," Musharraf said on his Facebook page early Monday, but lawmakers demanded his immediate arrest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/pakistan-mps-demand-musharraf-arrest-arrival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pakistan Pakistan Pakistani Muslims Pakistani people Politics AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:16:16 +0000 5786818 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Wasim to help groom fast bowlers for Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/cricket-wasim-help-groom-fast-bowlers-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan pace great Wasim Akram Tuesday promised to help groom a future generation of speedsters as his country looks to recapture former fast bowling glories.</p> <p>Wasim was part of a long line of world-class Pakistani fast bowlers that began with Fazal Mahmood in the 1950s and featured the likes of Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.</p> <p>But pace stocks have dwindled in recent years and Pakistan currently have no fast bowlers among the top 10 in either Test or one-day rankings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/cricket-wasim-help-groom-fast-bowlers-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Human Interest Pakistani Muslims Punjabi people Technology War Wasim Akram AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:17:02 +0000 5787676 at http://www.globalpost.com Former great Akram ready to mend Pakistan's bowling woes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/former-great-akram-ready-mend-pakistans-bowling-woes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KARACHI (Reuters) - Former great Wasim Akram is prepared to help Pakistan's fast-bowling department out of a hole with his country in need of fresh talent.</p> <p>Chief selector Iqbal Qasim said last week that Pakistan was facing a pace bowling crisis as there was no exciting talent coming up even at the domestic level.</p> <p>However Akram, one of Pakistan's leading pacemen with 414 test wickets and 502 one-day international scalps, said he was not worried about the future.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/former-great-akram-ready-mend-pakistans-bowling-woes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Human Interest Pakistani Muslims Punjabi people Technology War Wasim Akram Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:45:26 +0000 5788098 at http://www.globalpost.com