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With request for asylum in India, Bugti has slammed the door on reconciliation with Pakistan

With request for asylum in India, Bugti has slammed the door on reconciliation with Pakistan

Islamabad, September 22 (Dawn): The problems that Balochistan faces will not go away by involving hostile foreign countries in what is essentially a domestic political issue that has been militarised and mishandled. If anything, this will further complicate the issue. Hence, the announcement by Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti that he intends to seek political asylum in India is regrettable,...

UN Chief commends Sri Lankan President’s commitment to good governance

UN Chief commends Sri Lankan President’s commitment to good governance

New York, Sept 22 (NIA) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Thursday, highly appreciated Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s total commitment to good governance and reconciliation. He made these remarks when he met President Sirisena in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. President Sirisena commended the great service rendered by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Sri...

China supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue

China supports Pakistan on Kashmir issue

New York ,September 21 (IANS): China on Wednesday hoped that there will be a better understanding of Pakistans position on Kashmir by the international community and that Beijing attaches great importance to Islamabad's position on Kashmir. This was conveyed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UNGA meet...

Outgoing Pakistani diplomat helped promote Buddhist ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Outgoing Pakistani diplomat helped promote Buddhist ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 21 (NIA): Pakistani diplomat Muhammad Daud Ehtisham ,who is leaving Sri Lanka after six years of dedicated service to the promotion of cultural ties between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will stand out for assiduously promoting Buddhism as a bridge between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Until Ehtisham took over as Press Attache of the Pakistan High Commission six years...

India has an uphill task isolating Pakistan internationally

India has an uphill task isolating Pakistan internationally

New Delhi, September 21 (The Hindustan Times): In the wake of the Uri attack, India has vowed to isolate Pakistan internationally by highlighting its alleged support to terror elements. It had tried to adopt a similar strategy after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which left 166 people dead. However, turning Pakistan into an international pariah is a task that’s more easily...

PEN’s plea to India for legislation to enforce tolerance

PEN’s plea to India for legislation to enforce tolerance

New Delhi, September 21 (The Hindustan Times): A report by worldwide writers’ group committed to defending freedom of expression, Poets, Essayists and Novelists International (PEN International) and the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, earlier this week made a strong case for India to revoke specific laws and create a legislative framework to encourage...

Maldives seeks emergency drugs from Sri Lanka

Maldives seeks emergency drugs from Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sept 21 (NIA) - The Maldives has sought Sri Lanka's assistance in upgrading its health sector and providing emergency drugs to the island country. In a statement, released by the Maldives High Commission in Colombo, it said that in discussions held between Maldives Health Minister, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim and his Sri Lankan counterpart, Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, the two ministers discussed...

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