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PM Khan apprises Mohammad Bin Salman on occupied Kashmir situation

JEDDAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and apprised him of the latest developments in India-occupied Kashmir, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said. The premier discussed the "grave situation" in occupied Kashmir following the Indian government's decision to devoid the region of its autonomy on August 5. The occupied...

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PM Khan telephones Saudi crown prince, discusses Kashmir situation

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and discussed the latest developments in occupied Kashmir. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the two leaders discussed the latest developments in the region. The crown prince was briefed by the premier on the latest developments in occupied Kashmir. Indian-occupied Kashmir has been facing a crackdown...

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Modi has made a ‘historic blunder’ by revoking Kashmir’s special status: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday Narendra Modi had made a "historic blunder" by revoking occupied Kashmir's special autonomy and in doing so "he has opened the way to Kashmir's freedom". Addressing the nation, the premier said, "when I came to power, we wanted to solve it and bring peace. India and we share many problems; inflation, poverty,...

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Kashmir issue has been internationalized; India playing with fire: President Alvi

President Arif Alvi has said that India is playing with fire by revoking the special autonomy of occupied Kashmir and the same fire will eventually "burn the secularity" of the Indian state, it emerged on Saturday. In an interview with Canadian-American media outlet Vice News, the president said the Indian government was "living in a fool's paradise" if it felt...

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SC announces verdict in Judge Arshad Malik video scandal case; stated can’t interfere into sub judice matter

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday issued its detailed 25-page verdict on petitions in the video case of judge Arshad Malik. The verdict categorically stated that it was not an appropriate stage for the Supreme Court to interfere in the matter of the relevant video and its effects, particularly when the video may have relevance to a criminal appeal presently...

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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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More than 50 villages submerged into water as River Sutlej floods

KASUR: According to media reports, dozens of Pakistani villages were submerged and several people were evacuated after India released up to 38,000 cusecs of water into River Sutlej without intimation earlier this week. More than 50 villages were submerged near the Sutlej on Wednesday, including areas in Kasur, Chachran Sharif, Kot Mithan, Chanda Singhwala, Gati Kalanger, Mastayki, and Bhikiwind. Moreover,...

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Current Account Deficit shrinks to massive 73 percent: SBP

The State Bank of Pakistan on Tuesday said that Pakistan’s current account deficit (CAD) contracted by a massive 73 per cent in the first month of this fiscal year. The CAD shrank to $579 million in July (the first month of this fiscal year), as compared to $2.13 billion in the same period of last year. The whopping 72.81 percent...

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Donald trump once again offers to mediate on “explosive Kashmir”

WASHINGTON: US President Donald said on Tuesday that he would do his best to mediate in the “explosive and complicated” Kashmir dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan. Talking to reporters at the White House, President Trump said he would discuss this possibility over the weekend with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The two leaders are slated to meet at the...

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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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Trump phones PM Khan, expresses desire to lessen tension in region: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said Prime Minister Imran Khan in a phone call to US President Donald Trump informed him that the unilateral decision of Modi’s government has endangered the region. “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for...

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PM Khan approved 3 year extension in COAS Bajwa’s tenure

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved an extension in the tenure of Army Chief (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for another three years, a notification issued by the premier's office said. The brief notification issued on Monday from the PM Office reads, "General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from...

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India releases water into River Sutlej, leading to flood alert

In its latest act of aggression against Pakistan, India has released up to 0.2 million cusecs of water into the River Sutlej without notifying the relevant authorities. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) warned that at least 150,000 to 200,000 cusecs of water from the Indian state of Punjab is expected to spill into Ganda Singh Wala – a village...

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FO summons Indian envoy post unprovoked LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to record Pakistan’s protest over the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary by Indian forces. On Sunday, two Pakistani civilians were martyred when the Indian army engaged in unprovoked firing at the Line of Control...

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5 dead, various injured in Upper Dir blast

UPPER DIR: On Sunday, at least six people died and 19 others, including three police officers, were injured in a roadside blast near a double-cabin vehicle in the Gamadand area at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Upper Dir district, said local police. According to the district police officer (DPO), Mian Naseeb Jan, the bomb, planted in the vehicle, was detonated by remote control. The...

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India might go for ‘misadventure’ against Pakistan after suffering diplomatic defeat: FM

By: Syed Tazmeen Javed ISLAMABAD: Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi after heading a top-level Kashmir committee meeting accompanied by Director General Inter-Service Public Relations Major Asif Ghafoor said in a press briefing that India could initiate aggression against Pakistan following the diplomatic defeat in the United Nations Security Committee (UNSC). "India after suffering the diplomatic defeat in UNSC might...

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Pakistan lodges protest against India over ceasefire violations at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over its recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC). Director-General South Asia and SAARC Dr Mohammad Faisal has summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia at the Foreign Office in Islamabad today and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupying forces along the LoC in Lipa...

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