US cuts military training programme for Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US military institutions are struggling to fill the 66 slots they had kept aside for officers from Pakistan for the next academic year, as the Trump administration refused to provide funds for their training, official sources said. The fund for training Pakistani officers came from the US government’s International Military Education and Training Programme (IMET) but no funds were made available for Pakistan for the next academic year. Dawn first learned about the suspension from the US National Defence University (NDU), Washington, which has had reserved seats for Pakistani…

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Pak’s Foreign Policy is based on our National Interests with a focus on strengthened relations: Ambassador Jauhar Saleem

Pakistan Ambassador to Germany Jauhar Saleem

By Yasir Aziz (Berlin-Germany)  Speaking with Overseas Tribune (OT), the Ambassador of Pakistan to Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Jauhar Saleem highlighted the importance of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and formidable challenges, the country faces. ‘Pakistan’s Foreign Policy is a principled based policy, in pursuit of country’s National Interests, stated the Ambassador.   In an interview with our Warsaw based contributor for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yasir Aziz, he spoke about Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and strengthening of our relationships under fore-coming leadership of Imran Khan, whose party has won an overwhelming majority in elections 2018. The Interview covered various aspects of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy in depth.   Speaking about…

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KC-EU welcomes Imran Khan’s fresh stance on Kashmir

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has welcomed Chairman Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan’s first stance on issue of Kashmir after the victory in parliamentary elections in Pakistan. It is important to mention that in his first address to nation as leader of largest political party after the elections Imran Khan on Wednesday suggested, “The leaders of Pakistan and India should sit down at a table and resolve the Kashmir issue.” Praising the Imran Khan’s speech specially its part on Kashmir, Chairman Kashmir Council EU…

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KC-EU praises EU’s parliament fresh document on Kashmir

Chairman Kashmir Council Eu Ali Raza Syed

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has praised the EU’s parliament for issuing a fresh document on Kashmir issue specially human right violations in Indian Held Kashmir. The EU’s parliament on Wednesday issued the documents containing history of 70- year old dispute of Kashmir, its damaging impact on development in South Asia, UN’s resolutions, Struggle of people against the India rule and human rights violations in IHK. It said, at the end of document which was issued by The EU’s parliament research service, it has been prepared…

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Turkey’s economy looks like it’s headed for a big crash

Tayyip Erdogan

0 It might seem strange to worry about an economy that grew 7.4 per cent last year, but despite – or rather, because of – that good news, Turkey is showing all the classic signs of an emerging markets crisis. It’s pretty simple. Turkey has and continues to borrow a lot of dollars that are getting harder to pay back now that its currency is falling fast. Or, more specifically, its banks and companies have. But, in any case, the fact that its government hasn’t built up a big rainy-day…

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US jury indicts 12 Russian ‘spies’ on charges of hacking Clinton’s computers

WASHINGTON: A US federal grand jury on Friday indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on charges of hacking the computer networks of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the Justice Department said. The indictment, secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election won by President Donald Trump, was issued three days before Trump, who is currently on a visit to Britain, meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki. “The indictment charges 12 Russian military officers…

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Trump urges Congress to fix ‘insane’ immigration laws

donald trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump urged Congress on Thursday to reform the nation’s “insane” immigration laws, in his latest contradictory outburst over a border crisis that has seen thousands of migrant children separated from their parents. In a series of tweets, Trump demanded lawmakers “pass smart, fast and reasonable Immigration Laws” now, despite the House of Representatives rejecting a broad immigration bill late last month that had support from the president. “When people, with or without children, enter our Country, they must be told to leave without our… Country being…

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Rouhani in Vienna to shore up nuclear deal, dogged by diplomat’s arrest

Hassan Rouhani

VIENNA: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednes­day was on the second leg of his European tour seeking assurances over the 2015 nuclear deal, a trip clouded by the arrest of a Tehran diplomat over an alleged bomb plot against opposition exiles in Paris. Hoping to boost economic cooperation to help offset the return of US sanctions following Washington’s pullout from the historic deal, Rouhani arrived late Tuesday in Vienna — the city where it was signed. “Insofar as it is possible for Iran, we shall remain party to the accord, we…

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Norwegian Pakistani Cricket Team Eagles wins Norwegian Premier League

Oslo (Bureau Report) Norwegian Pakistani Cricket team “Eagles”” won Norwegian Premier League (NPL) tournaments held in Oslo, the capital. The week long tournaments was concluded at Eke Burg sport ground of Oslo, the capital city last weekend. This is for the second time, Eagles won the championship as it won NPL last year.  The final match on Sunday was between Eagles and Knight Riders in which Eagles made 250 runes but Knight Riders could not achieved even 200 runes. Some of players of Pakistani national cricket team namely Abdu Razaq, Misbah…

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General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Poland on an official visit.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) reached Poland on an official visit. During the visit COAS met Mr Mariusz Blaszczak, Minister of National Defence and Deputy Minister of National Defence. COAS also held separate meetings with Polish military leadership including Chief of General Staff, Commander of the Poland Armed Forces and Commander of Poland Land Forces. During the meetings, matters of mutual interest including emerging geo-strategic environment, regional security situation and measures to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation were discussed. The Poland military leadership appreciated Pakistan’s contributions…

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India to resume strikes on militants in held Kashmir

India said on Sunday it was resuming military operations against rebels in held Kashmir after a rare 30-day suspension for Ramazan expired, with a top minister blaming militant attacks. Army operations were halted on May 16 at the start of the fasting month, despite a months-long escalation of violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region. Troops would stop the pursuit of militants and door-to-door house searches but would still retaliate if attacked, officials said at the time. “While the security forces have displayed exemplary restraint during this period, the militants have…

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KC-EU for UN’s war tribunal on human rights violations in IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has urged United Nation (UN) to set up an International Criminal Tribunal for dealing with war crimes committed by Indian occupation forces in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In a statement while reacting on UN’s Human Rights’ office (OHCHR) report on Human Rights violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), chairman KC-EU lauded the report. He added, the international humanitarian law provides victims an opportunity to raise their voices over the brutalities which they witnessed and experienced and it is duty of world…

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KC-EU condemns assassination of Shujaat Bukhari in IHK

Shujaat Bukhari

  Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed has condemned assassination of renowned Kashmiri Journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) on Thursday. The unknown gunmen shot dead the editor-in-chief of Jammu and Kashmir based newspaper “Rising Kashmir”)  outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar on Thursday’s evening. He received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat Bukhari was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also attacked and taken to hospital. One of the guards later succumbed in…

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KC-EU louds a noted European photographer for international display of his photographs from IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council EU Mr Ali Raza Syed has highly appreciated international display of photographs of the famous French-Belg photographer Mr Cédric Gerbehaye. The website of globally famous National Geographic Channel has uploaded the photographs of Mr Gerbehaye which he snapped during his recent visit to the occupied Kashmir. The photographs appeared on the website tell how are the miseries of the people of the occupied valley and how they struggle for freedom in a brutal environment and a severe pressure by the occupation forces. It is important to mention that Mr Cédric…

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Chairman KC-EU calls for UNSC’s meeting over severe situation in IHK

Chairman Kashmir Council Eu Ali Raza Syed

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed called upon government of Pakistan to initiate an extra ordinary meeting of United Nation Security Council (UNSC) on the severe situation of human right in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In a statement condemning the a large scale human right violations by the Indian security forces, Mr Ali Raza Syed said, Indian forces’ brutal activities in IHK are out of limit now. The forces which have already used many ruthless methods for their crimes in IHK, has recently started to run military…

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