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A democracy-friendly Premier can fight better for Kashmir cause: Bilawal

SKARDU: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday claimed that no "selected prime minister" can fight for the Kashmir cause the way a "democracy friendly" premier can. Addressing a press conference in Skardu, Bilawal said there was no comparison between the military occupation in occupied Kashmir and the undermining of democracy and human rights in Pakistan. He said,...

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One dead, 8 injured in Quetta market blast

QUETTA: On Tuesday, At least one person died and eight other were injured in blast at Haidery Market, Quetta. The injured are being shifted to nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. Security forces arrived at the site of the blast and have began operation after cordoning off the area.

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Pakistan to respond back if India acts aggressively: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan on Tuesday while addressing the Joint Parliamentary session over the issue of scrapping 370 and 36 A of Indian constitution, annulling the special status given to Jammu-Kashmir said that Pakistan will respond aggressively if New-Delhi attacks Azad Kashmir in Pakistan.   The Joint Parliamentary session which was summoned after India revoked article 370 of...

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SC accepts plea seeking CM Sindh disqualification

KARACHI: The Supreme Court accepted for hearing a review petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday. A three-member bench of the apex court led by Justice Azmat Saeed reviewed the petition filed against Shah and issued the chief minister a notice to appear before the court. The petition, filed by Roshan Ali Buriro's lawyer...

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US official for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrive Islamabad

ISLAMABAD:  United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership. Wells' visit comes a day after the Indian government had rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution that...

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Pak Army vows to go till any length to protect Kashmiri struggle against illegal Indian Occupation

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army headed by Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday vowed to go till any extent to protect the Kashmiri struggle. The much-needed statement by the top CORPS of the city came after India on Monday annulled article 370 of its constitution scrapping special rights to the indigenous people of the valley. Furthermore, army chief...

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5 to 10 million people would be killed if 7.0 magnitude quake hits Karachi, says SC judge over building conditions

Karachi: An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale can eliminate five to 10 million people in Karachi, observed a Supreme Court judge in his remarks on the condition of buildings in the city. The remarks came during the hearing of a petition against demolition of a multi-storey building on MA Jinnah Road at the Karachi Registry of the apex...

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US media slams India’s move to scrap occupied Kashmir’s special status

NEW YORK: A leading American newspaper has denounced Indian government’s decision to strip Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) of its semiautonomous status and called for preventing “India’s folly from escalating into a perilous and unpredictable regional crisis.” In an editorial, The New York Times editorial board called New Delhi’s move, which was accompanied by a huge security clampdown, as “dangerous and wrong” and...

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Unilateral decisions about IoK likely to increase tensions: Amnesty International

Amnesty International India on Monday cautioned that New Delhi's decision to revoke Indian-occupied Kashmir's (IoK) special status "without consulting [the region's] stakeholders and amidst a complete clampdown on civil liberties" could lead to increased tension in the region. Earlier, the India government rushed through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian...

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Former IoK CM Mehbooba Mufti arrested, taken to state guest house

President of the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former chief minister of the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday taken to a state guest house after being placed under house arrest in wake of Indian government signed an order revoking the special status granted to Indian-occupied Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution. Omar Abdullah,...

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India has lost control over IoK after revoking special status: AJK premier

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Monday said that by repealing the special status granted to Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), New Delhi has lost its control over the territory in its entirety. Earlier, the India government rushed through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied...

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India’s illegal move regarding IoK will destroy regional peace: PM Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one which would destroy regional peace and security. The prime minister made this statement while speaking with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir bin Mohamad on the situation in occupied Kashmir. During their conversation, Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed changing the status of occupied Kashmir as...

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Nineteen dead in explosion due to Cairo car crash

CAIRO: Nineteen people died and 30 were injured in an explosion resulting from a car crash in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said on Monday. There was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack. The blast happened when a car driving against traffic on Cairo’s Nile corniche road collided with three other cars, the interior ministry said...

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BJP murdered democracy: Indian opposition responds to Article 370 scrapping

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday signed an order revoking the special status granted to Indian-occupied Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution — a move heatedly opposed by the majority of the opposition. Ghulam Nabi Azad, a senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha — the upper house of India's parliament — in his...

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NA Secretariat issues production orders for Zardari, Abbasi, Saad Rafique

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Secretariat issued the production orders on Monday for former president Asif Zardari, and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Saad Rafique. The production orders were issued for the leaders who are facing inquiries, in order to allow them to attend the National Assembly session. The copy of the production order has been forwarded...

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Pakistan condemns Indian decision to terminate special status of IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday slammed the Indian rush through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), as tensions build up in the disputed valley with unprecedented numbers of Indian troops deployed in the region. Indian Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a resolution to scarp Article 370 in Rajya...

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PM Khan urges Pakistani youth to plant trees

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday kick-started plantation drive by planting a tree here at the federal capital and urged Pakistani youth to plant at least two trees on August 18. Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM said the government planted one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) within five years and the international organisations are accredited of Pakistan's exemplary...

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