Genocide Watch issues alert for Occupied Kashmir

US based organisation Genocide Watch has issued an alert and urged the United Nations and its members to warn India not to commit genocide in Indian occupied Kashmir. Occupied Kashmir has been under curfew and lockdown since August 5 after the Indian government scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the valley. The curfew and lockdown has led to...

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Disciplinary proceedings against judge Arshad Malik ordered by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Thursday ordered disciplinary proceedings against accountability court judge Arshad Malik for violating the code of conduct. “The disclosures and admissions made by Mr Muhammad Arshad Malik, District & Sessions Judge/Former Judge, Accountability Court-II, Islamabad in his press release dated 07.07.2019 and the affidavit dated 11.07.2019, prima facie, constitute acts of misconduct and violation of...

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Court dismisses request by Qandeel Baloch’s parents to pardon her killers

MULTAN: A trial court in Multan on Thursday rejected a request by the parents of slain social media star Qandeel Baloch to pardon her brothers, who are accused of killing her. Baloch's brother Waseem had strangled her to death in the name of “honour” at their house in 2016. He later confessed to have killed her because she allegedly “brought...

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India has converted occupied Kashmir into world’s biggest prison: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said that India has converted occupied Kashmir into the world’s biggest prison with the ongoing curfew and communications blackout after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status granted to the disputed valley. In his weekly press briefing, the spokesperson emphsaised that the aggression exhibited by India posed a danger...

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Pakistan done very little in terrorism fight: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that other countries must assume the battle against Islamic extremist militant groups as the US negotiates a withdrawal from Afghanistan. He singled out India and Pakistan as frontline countries that are doing little to nothing to fight militant groups. “Look, India's right there, they are not fighting it, we're fighting it. Pakistan...

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Brazil’s president blames NGOs for Amazon fire

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organisations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government’s image after he cut their funding. Bolsonaro, who has shocked environmentalists with plans to open the Amazon to business interests, said NGOs could be behind the record number of wildfires this year, although he presented no evidence...

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‘We won’t give an inch’: India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call "Kashmir's Gaza" as a mosque loudspeaker broadcasts slogans of liberation. In an act of defiance against New Delhi's controversial decision to withdraw occupied Kashmir's special status and integrate it fully into India, Soura neighbourhood on the outskirts of Srinagar...

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PM Khan highlights Kashmiris’ plight on day honouring victims of violence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called attention to the plight of the Kashmiri people living under the Indian occupation and suffering brutalities, on the occasion of the first International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief. In a series of tweets, the premier urged the world to play its role in preventing...

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PM Khan says he is done seeking dialogue with India

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he is done seeking dialogue with India after repeated rebuffs from the Modi government at his efforts for peace and negotiation. While giving an interview to the New York Times, the premier expressed his frustration at the attitude of the Indian officials. PM Khan said, “there is no point in talking to them....

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