Pakistan to approach ICJ for India’s human rights violations in IoK

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government has decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over widespread human rights abuses by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed the decision. "An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of disputed Kashmir to the International Court of Justice," the foreign minister said on Tuesday. All legal...

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PM Khan to attend 74th UNGA session in September: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Aashiq Awan on Tuesday sought the nation's support — especially the media — in highlighting the situation in occupied Kashmir ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent the country at...

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Court turns down Zardari, Faryal request for A-class jail facilities

ISLAMABAD: An accountability in Islamabad on Tuesday turned down a request for A-class facilities in jail by former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, who have been arrested in the fake bank accounts case. Farooq H Naek and Advocate Sardar Latif Khosa appeared in the court of Judge Mohammad Bashir, who conducted the hearing over Zardari and...

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Genocide has been committed in occupied Kashmir: AJK President

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday said India has unleashed genocide in occupied Kashmir and urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to fulfill its responsibility for the resolution of the issue in the valley in accordance with its pending resolutions. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, Khan said a meeting of the UNSC...

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COAS Bajwa confirms sentence of serving major

RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa court-martialed a serving major of Pakistan Armed forces for breaching his contract who was tried by Field General Court Martial, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release on Tuesday. “The court adjudged the accused officer guilty of misusing his authority,” ISPR said.

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Nobel laureate Amartya Sen slams decision to terminate IoK’s special status

Indian economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has slammed the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to terminate occupied Kashmir's special status, saying that India had "lost the reputation" of being the world's first non-Western country to adopt a democratic system." In an interview with NDTV on Monday night, the Nobel laureate said, “as an Indian, I am not proud of the...

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Judge video scandal: Supreme Court reserves verdict on petitions

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on three identical petitions on the video scandal involving accountability court judge Arshad Malik, all seeking a directive from the apex court for the formation of an inquiry committee or a judicial commission. Chief Justice (CJP) Asif Saeed Khosa headed the three-member bench which heard the case in presence of Attorney...

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