PCB says Maqsood has been ruled out due to a lower back injury.
"I feel it is the right time to move on and reunite with my young family," says Khan.
"We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation," says a spokesperson.
PM Imran speaks to Jacinda Ardern, says no security threat exists for visiting team; Ramiz says "New Zealand will hear us at ICC."
The tour is part of the Future Tours Programme and will follow the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE.
The Kiwis landed at the Islamabad airport and headed to a hotel where they will undergo a mandatory isolation for 3 days.
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Says he has "reservations about the way chances were given to a few players by the previous Misbah-ul-Haq management".
Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim says PCB tried to put together a "formidable and balanced unit".
The move comes following speculation over the appointment of PCB chief, with Raja being one of the hopefuls.
Says PM's Office has informed him of his nomination; a PCB official adds that Ehsan Mani "will not be continuing" his role.
He will now undergo a 10-day quarantine in Jamaica before returning to Pakistan.
15-year-old talent is the first and only scrabble player to win the championship twice.
Spokesperson says visit was "always scheduled"; PCB confident tour will take place.
The response comes after BCCI, as part of its attempts to sabotage KPL 2021, wrote a letter to ICC.
Advises other cricketers to stay away from "any such suspicious activity" and report any dubious approaches on time.
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“I may not be available for too long but I am excited to represent Peshawar Zalmi," he says.
Sources says the ICC and the BCCI are convinced that the Covid crisis in India makes it nearly impossible to stage the tournament.
Sources say the PCB is pondering sending a security delegation to India in Sept to assess arrangements for the team.