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India’s Narendra Modi government has unilaterally changed the constitutional status of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region by revoking the occupied region’s special status through a presidential order, stoking pro-freedom sentiments in Kashmiris and putting the entire subcontinent at risk...

Indian troops martyred seven more youth in Indian occupied Kashmir in a fresh incident of state terrorism in Kupwara district. The youth were killed in Keran area of the district. Meanwhile, with the recovery of two more dead bodies in the debris of a house after the 40-hour-long cordon and search operation at Pandoshan village in Shopian, the toll has risen. An Indian...

The cluster ammunitions used by Indian army through artillery targeted civilian population in Neelum Valley across LoC in violation of the Geneva Convention and international law. The attack left two civilians, including a 4-year-old boy, dead and 11 others critically injured. Cluster bombs are actually a conglomeration of weapons. When released, they splinter into hundreds,...

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan is right in saying that in the past, dynastic politics prevailed in the South Asian countries, but today all has changed. Like India and Sri Lanka, the rule of dynasties has ended in Pakistan with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) coming to power. The people of Pakistan, particularly...

Prime Minister Imran Khan assured his American counterpart the US President Donald Trump last week that Pakistan “will do everything within its power” to facilitate the process aimed at ending Afghanistan’s nearly 18-year war adding that the world owed it to the people of Afghanistan to bring about peace after four decades of conflict. Afghanistan remained...

Security forces personnel martyrdom in North Waziristan tribal district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan after they came under separate attacks by unknown militants is really a shocking development. Ten soldiers were martyred in N Waziristan, Balochistan attacks. Six of them embraced martyrdom in a cross-border attack near Pakistani-Afghanistan border after...

A right step

July 28, 2019

Zartaj Gul, the minister of state for climate change’s announcement of an embargo on fairness creams that contain more than 1pc mercury is a right step. Many of these creams do not have all the ingredients listed, and most users are unaware of exactly what they are using on their skin. Over-the-counter creams contain topical steroids or parabens that are usually left...

Some signs have emerged that that there is going to be a visible improvement in the US-Pakistan relationship. Prime Minister Imran Khansuccessfully delivered Pakistan’s point of view on all the contentious issues. It’s a good news that the US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan extended to him by our PM. Ahead of...

Some gestures and words by the President of the United States Donald Trump addressed to the European authorities indicate the complete disagreement of the White House with the European Union. Over the past few days, there have been reports about the unambiguous talks between President of the United States and some of the European Union’s member states. Trump called on...

Time to act for the UN

February 27, 2019

Pakistan shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan prompting leading powers to urge the nuclear armed rivals to show restraint. Tensions have been elevated since Pulwama attack killed at least 40 Indian Central Reserve Police Force personnel on Feb. 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically when India launched an air...

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