Tag: Imran

Imran ‘genuinely upset’ by bans

KARACHI - Legendary all-rounder Imran Khan on Sunday said he felt "genuinely upset" at the lengthy bans given to three Pakistani cricketers for spot-fixing, but said punishments were necessary for the sake of the game in Pakistan.
An International Cricket Council (ICC) tribunal on Saturday banned former Pakistan captain Salman Butt for 10 years, with five years suspended, bowler Mohammad Asif for seven years, with two suspended, and teenage paceman Mohammad Aamer for five years.

Imran says US should cooperate on Davis case

LAHORE - It will be to America's benefit to be a helping hand in Raymond Davis's trial, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan said on Sunday. He expressed these views while talking to the press after a visit to the residences of all three victims who lost their lives at the hands of Davis.
Fahim's father Shamshad, Faizan's brother Rizwan, and Obaidur Rehman's family was present on the occasion. Imran said that if the Americans tried to call the shots in the Davis case,

A revolution beckons: Imran

LAHORE - Revolution is knocking at the door and this massive human wave will demolish the big palaces made from the public money said Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, while addressing a huge gathering in Faisalabad Wednesday.
He said that revolution has already started in Pakistan as people are on roads demonstrating against the anti-people policies of the government which has made the life of the common man a living hell.
He added that poverty has pushed the

Imran all set for long march against GST

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday announced to launch civil disobedience movement in the country, if the government imposed General Sales Tax (GST). Addressing a protest demonstration at Aabpara Chowk against GST, price hike and unemployment, Imran said that his party would resist against the imposition of GST.
He said that the Pakistan People's Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were the two sides of the same coin and had same agenda 'to plunder national

Pakistan need Aamer, Asif for World Cup, says Imran

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's chances at the cricket World Cup will depend on the verdict reached against bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in the match-fixing inquiry, former captain Imran Khan said on Thursday.
"We must wait for the verdict on Aamer and Asif," Pakistan's World Cup-winning skipper responded when asked by reporters how his nation will fare in the showpiece event next year.
"They are the best opening bowling pair in the world. We need to know about their

Imran Farhat sends legal notice to Majeed

LAHORE: Pakistan's discarded opener Imran Farhat on Wednesday threatened to sue a British-based marketing agent unless he apologise for naming him in a spot-fixing scandal. "Through our London-based lawyer, Farhat has sent a legal notice to (Mazhar) Majeed asking him to prove his allegation. If he fails to do so or to apologise, then we will take further action," Farhat's father-in-law Mohammad Ilyas told AFP.
The 28-year-old opener, left out of Pakistan's Twenty20 and Test

Imran Khan threatens civil disobedience if RGST imposed

LAHORE: A 'civil disobedience movement' would be launched if the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) was imposed,.Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan warned on Friday.
PTI chief expressed these views while addressing a big rally taken out under the auspices of party Punjab chapter leadership against RGST, price hike, unemployment and increase of fuel prices. A good number of people and workers of PTI attended the rally. The participants of the rally were also holding

Zulqarnain exit is shameful for Pakistan: Imran

KARACHI/DUBAI: Former captain Imran Khan has called for a clean-up of Pakistan cricket and said wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider's sudden exit to Britain to seek asylum was a "shameful' incident.
"Sadly this incident only gives credence to the feeling our players are linked with bookmakers or are controlled by them. The recent spot-fixing allegations have not been helpful at all for Pakistan cricket," the former captain said.
Zulqarnain fled the team's hotel in Dubai on

Dr Imran Farooq laid to rest

KARACHI: Karachi was virtually shut down on Saturday as MQM's murdered leader, Dr Imran Farooq's body was laid to rest in front of wailing crowds shouting slogans.
The MQM leader was laid to rest at the Shuhda Qabristan in Yasinabad after his body was brought to Karachi from London in the morning. Senior MQM leaders including Dr Farooq Sattar, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Dr Imran Farooq's widow, children and father were also aboard.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad and Interior

Imran Farooq’s body arriving today

KARACHI: As the body of slain MQM leader Dr Imran Farooq arrives in Karachi today (Friday), security agencies have expressed grave concern over the issuance of 275 special passes by the airport authorities to MQM activists to receive the coffin at Jinnah International Airport.
Pakistan Today has reliably learnt that flight No PK788 is to arrive at the airport at 9:35 am today, and airport authorities have issued 25 passes to the MQM leaders and workers for collecting the body.

Nawaz ‘power hungry’, has no principles: Imran

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf could not even think of joining hands with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz because Nawaz Sharif is power-hungry and can forego any principle to attain power, Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, Imran said the opposition was attempting to save a corrupt system, adding that the only obstacle to the 'corrupt' rulers was Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry. The PTI chairman warned the PPP