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PM pays tribute on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan paid tribute on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day and reiterated Pakistan’s support for the people of the occupied territory. In a statement on Twitter, he said “We stand with Kashmiris on Kashmir Martyrs’ Day & pay tribute

India probes use of drones in airbase blast in IoK

NEW DELHI: India is investigating the suspected use of drones after two explosions rocked an Indian Air Force Station in the northern region of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The explosions in the early hours of Sunday injured two people and

Modi’s U-turn on IoK

Indian Prime Minister Modi will hold an all-parties meeting with Kashmiri political leaders in New Delhi where the revocation of the autonomous status of the region and fresh elections are on the cards. The meeting is certainly a walk back

Qureshi writes to UN calling for action against Indian repression in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon United Nations Security Council (UNSC) President and the UN Secretary General to take note of the repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a letter addressed to the

UNGA president regrets India’s reaction to Kashmir remarks

NEW YORK: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Volkan Bozkir has expressed regrets that India took his recent remarks on Jammu and Kashmir out of context, saying they were consistent with the long-standing UN position regarding the dispute. “The president

Pakistan urges ICRC to set up medical corridor in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan handed over dossier to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to set up an international humanitarian medical corridor to provide medical assistance to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The dossier was presented by

Pakistan ready to talk if India revisits August 5 decisions: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan would willingness to talk out differences and resolve outstanding issues through dialogue if India was willing to revisit the unilateral decisions taken on August 5, 2019. “If India is willing to

Kashmir remains central to ‘meaningful dialogue’ with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said durable peace, security and development in the region hinges on peaceful resolution of the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute. “We, therefore, believe that the two sides [India and Pakistan] need to discuss all outstanding issues

India, Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai over Kashmir: Sources

NEW DELHI: Top intelligence officers from India and Pakistan held secret talks in Dubai in January in a new effort to calm military tension over Kashmir, people with close knowledge of the matter told Reuters news agency in Delhi. Ties

Edge of a precipice – Part 1

Do we really know or care to know what is happening around us? How have we been treated by the state, society, leadership and the clergy and where are we being taken to? These are not just questions out of

Ceasefire on LOC: What’s next?

Shall we really hope some miracles happen and resolves the Kashmir conflict and improves the regional peace after Pakistan-India have announced reaching an agreement to recommit themselves to the 2003 ceasefire arrangement at the Line of Control (LOC)? Shall they

PIA aircraft-shaped balloon seized in IoK

NEW DELHI: The Indian police reportedly seized a balloon in the shape of the Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) aircraft in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The seizure of the PIA balloon was reported in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector

India tops list for most internet shutdowns in 2020 globally

NEW YORK: India topped the list for the most internet shutdowns in 2020 globally for the third consecutive year, a new report by digital rights and privacy organisation Access Now said. India leveraged blackouts to crush the nationwide Farmer’s Protest

Indian hackers spied on Pakistan, claims US cybersecurity company

A group of hackers linked with the Indian army, who adopted a pair of mobile surveillance tools to spy on geopolitical targets in Pakistan and Kashmir, has been exposed by the US cybersecurity company. According to a San Francisco-based cybersecurity

US should not ignore ground realities in IoK: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the international community to pay attention to the gross and blatant human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The foreign minister was addressing photography and cultural exhibition organized to

Kashmir struggle

The people of Pakistan and Kashmiris are observing ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ to raise their voice against the ongoing struggle against Indian oppression. The situation changed drastically in occupied Kashmir when India annexed the region in August 2019 and imposed a

Kashmiris observing India’s Republic Day as Black Day: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India’s Republic Day is being observed as a Black Day today by Kashmiris across the world who are protesting against the usurpation of their as their rights. In a statement, the foreign minister

Tribute to our patriots

The more Pakistan remains a peaceful country in the region, the more terrorism is imposed on it. India is the world’s most fascist and fanatic country involved in egregious human rights violations. Yet the global community does not impose any

Indian designs against Pakistan

Although Indo-Pak history has been troublesome since 1947 with the two countries fighting three wars, except for some brief interlude in 70s when Morajee Desai took over reign or Vajpayee’s bus tour to Lahore, New Delhi has been consistently been

India must allow UN to investigate human rights violations in IoK: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged India to allow the United Nations to investigate the grave human rights violations in its Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In his message on Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day, he said the

PM reminds UN of granting Kashmiris rights to self-determination

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the United Nations to honour its commitment of providing the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir. In a series of tweets on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day being observed

Pakistan rejects Indian PM’s claims about ‘democracy’ in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the Indian prime minister’s “preposterous and fallacious claims about democracy” in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir following the so-called election of District Development Council. In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said

Former IoK CM’s assets seized in money laundering probe

SRINAGAR: Indian authorities have seized assets worth over Rs120 million of former chief minister of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah in connection with its money laundering probe. The investigating agency is probing money laundering case linked to

India must be held accountable for human rights violations in IoK: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called upon the international community to hold India accountable for serious crimes against the Kashmiri people and human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Foreign

Pakistan rejects US designation on religious freedom

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the “arbitrary and selective assessment” by the US State Department under a domestic legislation on religious freedom. The US had categorised Pakistan and nine other states as “countries of particular concern” (CPC) under its International Religious

OIC’s support for Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has returned from a visit to the African nation of Niger to attend the OIC Council of Foreign Minister’s meeting. After two days of deliberations, the 57-member bloc came up with a declaration calling on

Rain, snow expected in upper parts of country today

ISLAMABAD: Rain with snowfall is expected in the upper parts of the country today. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), it will be cloudy in different parts of the country today. Rain is expected in Pothohar, Upper and Central

Donald Trump is unpredictable, plays by his own rules: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan expects from the United States an “even-handed treatment with respect to India” especially on the Kashmir dispute. “The region is a hotspot, it could flare up at any time. That’s why we

Kashmir Black Day: FM calls for lifting military siege in IoK

ISLAMABAD: In his message on Kashmir Black Day, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the international community to pressure India to immediately lift the military siege of the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reverse illegal actions and restore fundamental human rights.

PM urges global community to work for resolution of Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the international community to work for the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. In his message on the eve of Kashmir Black