KEA WARNS UN IS EXHAUSTING PEACE OPTION ON KASHMIR ISSUE

KEA WARNS UN IS EXHAUSTING PEACE OPTION ON KASHMIR ISSUE In a statement issued from Oslo, President of Kashmir European Alliance Sardar Pervez Mehmood has appealed to UN to speak up for the rights of the Kashmiri people held hostage in Indian part of Kashmir. With the passage of four months since New Delhi put India-held Kashmir under lockdown, another grim milestone has been passed, Sardar said. While the people of the forsaken Valley suffocate under India’s stifling restrictions, as millions of Kashmiris continue to live in an open-air prison. Kashmiris…

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PM Imran leaves for Davos summit, expected to meet President Trump

Prime Minister Imran Khan left for Davos, Switzerland, early on Tuesday to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), reported Radio Pakistan on Tuesday. The premier is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant on National Security Mooed Yusuf and Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari, while Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Ambassador at large for Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui will join the delegation in Davos. The prime minister will deliver a keynote address at the WEF…

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‘Disgruntled’ lawmakers appear in PTI ranks

LAHORE: Already facing tough time from party allies, a group of ‘disgruntled’ PTI lawmakers have surfaced in Punjab openly expressing their resentment for being ignored in the distribution of public funds and public welfare projects. “We have faced ‘ruthless’ discrimination from the Shahbaz government during the past one decade and the situation seems no different in the Buzdar dispensation as our constituencies are still being ignored in terms of development projects,” said PTI MPA Sardar Shahabuddin, while speaking to Dawn on Monday. Mr Shahabuddin, who has been elected as MPA on PTI…

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Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires

Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few hours could be “very, very challenging” even as rain poured down in some parts. Defence personnel stood ready to move to bushfire grounds if conditions became extreme, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters, as soaring temperatures and erratic winds create dangerous conditions. “Even with rain in Melbourne, even with forecast better conditions next week, there is a long way to go in what has been…

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Blast inside Quetta mosque claims 15 lives, injures 19

A blast inside a mosque in Quetta’s Satellite Town area during Friday evening prayers claimed 15 lives and left 19 people injured, Balochistan Home Minister Zia Langove confirmed. According to Quetta Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema and hospital sources, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amanullah and the mosque’s imam were among the deceased. What we know so far: Explosion took place during Maghrib prayers DSP, imam among the deceased Nature of the blast yet to be determined The nature of the explosion, which took place inside the mosque…

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Digital Pakistan and Sindh ICT Board can take benefit from Estonian technological advancement, Dr. Yar Muhammad Mughal

Dr. Yar Muhammad Mughal who is  currently working as Assistant Professor of Informatics at University of Tartu in Estonia- Europe (http://www.ut.ee/~muhammad). Dr Yar Muhammad is a pioneer and founding member of Pakistan Estonia Association (PEA). He extended all his help to develop Pakistan. Dr. Yar Muhammad Mughal highly appreciated efforts of the Federal Government of Pakistan and Provincial Government of Sindh initiative and kick off the Digital Pakistan and Sindh ICT Board respectively.  He said that Digital Pakistan could get benefits from Estonian technological advancement because Estonia is one of…

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Despite ‘wonderful’ meeting, Trump and Erdogan fail to resolve conflicts

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a “very serious challenge” to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as “wonderful”. After the much anticipated meeting at the White House to address a crisis in relations, Trump said he was “a great fan” of the Turkish leader and that they had a “productive” encounter. But both leaders fell short of explaining in concrete terms how they would overcome the…

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PML-N rejects govt’s condition of indemnity bond for Nawaz’s travel, approaches court

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday rejected the government’s conditional decision to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment, accusing the government of playing “dirty politics” on the former prime minister’s health. Addressing a press conference alongside the PML-N’s top leadership, he announced that the party’s legal team has approached the Lahore High Court against the government decision. It emerged while Shehbaz’s press conference was underway that a two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and including Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem would hear the…

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Pakistani Exchange students visit Norwegian TV2 Headquarters in Oslo

Oslo (Bureau Report) Two exchange students of mass communication from Pakistan have visited Oslo’s headquarters of Norwegian TV2, the largest commercial TV channel of the country Thursday. Both students namely Haseeb Shahid and Saqib Saleem are currently studying under an exchange program at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). Haseeb, who is basically student of bachelors in Media and Mass at Beconhouse National University in Lahore, is also a freelance journalist. Saqib Saleem, who is a Mphill student on the exchange program at OsloMe is primary an assistant professor at Forman Christian…

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Coin issued to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced that the government has issued a commemorative coin to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion, and invited Indian cricket star and former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor project on Nov 9. Mr Sidhu accepted the invitation and assured the government that he would definitely attend the function, said spokesman of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. “Mr Sidhu expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan for inviting him to the…

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Death toll from Tezgam inferno jumps to 62: Rahim Yar Khan district govt

The death toll from a fire in three bogies of a Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city jumped to 62, while many remain under critical condition, Rahim Yar Khan district government said on Thursday. Women and children are also amongst the victims — none of whom have been identified yet. The dead and injured are being shifted to DHQ Hospital in Liaqatpur. Some of the injured have also been shifted to Bahawal Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur due to their critical condition. The train was bound from Karachi to Rawalpindi, Radio Pak reported. The…

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A Norwegian Pakistani Artist presents an art work showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war

A Norwegian Pakistani Artist Anwar Kazmi presented an art work showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war (click on below video and read its related text as under) Oslo (Exclusive Report) A Norwegian Pakistani Artist Syed Anwar Ali Kazmi created a picture showing circumstances of an expected Nuclear war (possibility between two nuclear states of South Asia – India and Pakistan). He shows in this piece of art work how the people will face a long starvation and other miseries as after effects of the War. It is important to…

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KEA expressess grave concerns over continuous lockdown in J&K

Article 370 of the Indian constitution was supposed to encapsulate the terms under which the Maharaja of Kashmir was supposed to have acceded to India. By removing this article, India has eliminated the only legal argument it had itself advanced to justify its claim to Jammu & Kashmir. By its own legal yardstick, therefore, there now is naked occupation. Sardar Pervez Mehmood president of Kashmir European Alliance said in a statement issued from Norwegian capital Oslo on the occasion of Kashmir black day being observed by the people of Kashmiri origin…

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We admire Iraq’s embassy in Norway for swift visa on Arbain, Says Dr Syed Zawar Hussain

Hujjatul Islam va Muslimeen Dr Syed Zawar H. Shah Oslo (PR) Director religious affairs of Anjuman e Hussaini Norway, the oldest Shia religious organization in the country Hujatul Islam wal Muslimeen Dr Syed Zawar Hussain Shah said, we are thankful to the honourable Ambassador of Iraq and his respectable staff that pilgrims from Norway received visa for Arbain without any difficulty. He added that such cooperation and encouraging behavior of the embassy is highly appreciable and we hope that such inspiring collaboration will continue in the future. A group of…

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A Tajik’s opposition figure deported from Poland

Warsaw (News Desk) Poland deported an opposition political worker of Tajikistan to his homeland last week. According to media reports, Mustafo Hayotov, the activist of political movement “Group-24” was deported from Poland to Tajikistan after above one year of stay in deportation center in Poland as he was in the center since June 2018. It should be noted that it is for the first time an activist of Group-24 was deported from Poland to Tajikistan. Human rights activists expressed grave concerns on this Polish decision a saying the opposition political…

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