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Royal visit: Prince William, Kate Middleton meet President Alvi, PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are attending a reception at the Pakistan National Monument in Islamabad. The royal couple arrived at the venue in style in a rickshaw decked out in traditional truck art. William was seen wearing traditional attire for the first time since his arrival — a teal sherwani by Naushemian —...

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PM Khan, Malala named among most influential Muslims

Prime Minister Imran Khan, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, prominent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil and Dr Umar Saif have been named among the World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims. The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in Jordan has compiled the annual publication which highlights people who are influential as Muslims. This year’s list features some of the most prominent Muslims including...

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18 years on: Cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

NEW YORK: Jacquelin Febrillet was 26 years old on September 11, 2001, when hijackers flew two passenger jets into the World Trade Center just two blocks from where she worked. Fifteen years after the attacks that day, Febrillet, by then a mother of three, was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. The likely cause: a cloud of toxic ash that engulfed her....

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Nation observing 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

The 71st death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is being observed today with zeal, zest, pride and reverence. Prayers will be held at Quaid’s mausoleum in Karachi. People from different walks of life will visit the mausoleum to lay floral wreaths and offer prayers. Several public and private organizations and educational institutions will hold functions to highlight different aspects...

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Pakistan to present dossier before UNHRC on Indian violence in Occupied Kashmir

GENEVA: Pakistan has prepared a dossier to be presented before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday pertaining to Indian violence in occupied Kashmir. The 115-page dossier addresses the grave human rights violations along with pictures and names of those who have been victims of Indian brutalities. The dossier states, “India’s imposition of strict curfew, detention of the entire...

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PM Khan, President Alvi send out messages to commemorate Youm-e-Ashur

ISLAMABAD: As the nation commemorates Ashura on Muharram 10, various government officials on Tuesday sent out messages recalling the sacrifices that were made at Karbala. Prime Minister Imran Khan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the great battle between the good and the evil was witnessed at Karbala. "The incident gives a message to Muslims that they should be ready to...

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Amnesty International India launches #LetKashmirSpeak campaign aiming to end blackout

BANGALORE: Global rights group Amnesty International on Thursday launched an urgent global campaign to end the communications blackout imposed on Indian occupied Kashmir by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The #LetKashmirSpeak campaign aimed to emphasise the human cost of the draconian communication blackout in occupied Kashmir that was termed as an outright assault on the civil liberties...

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PM Khan praises PAF’s contributions in war against terror

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the contributions of Pakistan Air Force in the war against terrorism, nation-building activities, and projecting a positive image of Pakistan, said Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday. According to DG ISPR Ghafoor, the prime minister visited Air Headquarters Islamabad today, where he was presented a guard of honour....

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Maleeha Lodhi briefs UNGA president on Occupied Kashmir crisis

NEW YORK: Pakistan's ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi met President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Maria Fernanda Espinosa and briefed her on India’s ongoing brutalities in occupied Kashmir. The envoy briefed the UNGA president in detail about the human rights violations being perpetrated in Indian-occupied Kashmir, where the curfew and communications blackout entered its 23rd day...

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Ambassador Majeed urges world to take notice of India’s brutalities in IoK

VIRGINIA: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan has urged the international community to take strict notice of India’s ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir. Addressing an event in the state of Virginia on Saturday, Ambassador Majeed said the Narendra Modi-led government had held nine million Kashmiris hostage with its ongoing clampdown in the occupied valley, and called...

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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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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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PM Khan’s ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ launched for youth elevation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister's Youth Affairs Programme (PMYAP) has launched the 'Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for the socioeconomic development of the youth in the progress of the country. According to an official, under the programme a vast array of projects and initiatives would be undertaken in education, skill training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement for the country’s youth. These initiatives would focus on...

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World Humanitarian Day: Peaceful society cannot be formed without principles of love: Buzdar

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said on Monday a peaceful society cannot be formed without the principles of love and harmony. Addressing an event celebrating the World Humanitarian Day, the Punjab CM said that Islam is a religion of love with humanity and our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) set an example of love and affection towards...

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Black Day being observed in Pakistan

SRINAGAR: The Indian Independence Day is being observed as Black Day across Pakistan and on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) today. Black Day is being observed to protest against India's action to change the special status of the disputed valley.  Earlier, the federal government had announced they will observe the Indian Independence Day as Black Day across...

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Nation celebrates Eid-ul-Azha with religious zeal

The nation is celebrating Eid-ul-Azha today with due passion to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). The day begun with special prayers in mosques for the well-being of the Ummah and progress, prosperity, safety and security of the country. Following the prayers, people slaughtered their sacrificial animals following with the sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). In Islamabad, the...

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PM Khan fears RSS ideology of Hindu supremacy will not stop in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said the ethnic cleansing of occupied Kashmir was happening through a Nazi-inspired Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideology. The premier in a post on Twitter said, “The curfew, crackdown and impending genocide of Kashmiris in IoK is unfolding exactly according to RSS ideology inspired by Nazi ideology. Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir...

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