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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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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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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Norwegian Pakistani Artist Anwar Kazmi returns home with dignity

Norwegian Pakistani Artist Syed Anwar Ali Kazmi who faced hardships in Pakistan last year as he was  tortured in Lahore, finally by returning home joined his family in Norway with a great dignity as the main opponent in his case Malik Riaz Mahmood and his supporters apologized on their mistakes. Earlier, the additional Session Judge of Lahore Mohammad Irfan Basra cancelled bail before arrest of Malik Riaz Mahmood and other people involved in this case as saying police should arrest them in order to complete the legal proceeding. Syed Anwar…

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3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers: DIG

At least three people were killed and 19 were wounded in a blast inside Rehmania mosque in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad area during Friday prayers, according to Civil Hospital medical superintendent (MS) Dr Saleem Abro. The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the casualties and said that the attack was carried out through an improvised explosive device (IED). According to Cheema, the blast occurred before Friday prayers started. There has been no claim of responsibility as yet. The DIG said that out…

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Ch Qamar Iqbal meets DG NADRA: The Official directs for preferring overseas Pakistanis in NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian

Islamabad (Exclusive Report) Director General (DG) NADRA Islamabad region Zulfiqar Ahmad has directed the concerned officials of his organization to give priority to overseas Pakistanis at NADRA’s offices in Gujrat and Kharian. The directive issued on request of Chairman Pakistan Union Norway (PUN) Ch Qamar Iqbal, who met the DG NADRA at his office in G.10 Islamabad. DG NADRA Vigilance Lt.Col retired Adnan Hafeez, Researcher Syed Sibtain Shah, Senior Journalist Arshad Raza and Senior member PUN and Norwegian Pakistani Businessman Mir Nasir were also present on the occasion. Ch Qamar Iqbal…

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JF-17, not F-16, used in air combat: report

WASHINGTON: Apparently, it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, says a CNN report as an American diplomat said Washington wanted to know if Pakistan used a US-built F-16 jet to shoot the plane. The JF-17 is a Chinese-designed fighter jet produced jointly by Pakistan and China. “It may have been one of those jets that on Wednesday downed an Indian Air Force fighter plane, leading to the capture by Pakistan of an Indian pilot” Abhinandan Varthaman, said the CNN report released this weekend. The report…

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AJK’s PM Raja Farooq Haider meets Chairman KC-EU Ali Raza Syed

Mirpur, AJK (PR) Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that India is involved in brutal act of state terrorism against the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir for a long time. In a meeting with Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed at his residence in Mirpur (AJK), he said, unfortunately international community is kept silent on the Indian barbarism on the innocent Kashmiris. Appreciating the efforts of Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) for highlighting Kashmir issue in Europe, the AJK’s PM said, Mr…

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