Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly to draw world attention to atrocities

Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly to draw world attention to atrocities

Islamabad, August 18 (NIA): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would highlight the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session to be held in New York, in September, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, Nafess Zakaria, said on Thursday. Zakaria recalled that Prime Minister Sharif had strongly pleaded the cause of Kashmir at General Assembly session last year and would raise...

Former Indian Home Minister Chidambaram blames government’s belligerence for chaos in Kashmir

Former Indian Home Minister Chidambaram blames government’s belligerence for chaos in Kashmir

  New Delhi/Srinagar, August 17 (NIA): Former Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday squarely blamed the Peoples’ Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party (PDP-BJP) coalition government in Kashmir for the on-going unrest in the Kashmir Valley and said that the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have only "exacerbated" the crisis. According to a PTI despatch, Chidambaram said that the situation...

India-Pakistan talks unlikely despite Pakistan’s official invitation

India-Pakistan talks unlikely despite Pakistan’s official invitation

New Delhi/Islamabad, August 16 (NIA): Given the slanging match taking place between the two countries on Kashmir and Balochistan, talks between India and Pakistan are unlikely to take place despite Pakistan’ s official invitation to New Delhi for discussions. To begin with, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is unlikely to attend a meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers in Islamabad on...

He doesn’t just win hearts, he wins awards, and lots of them.

He doesn’t just win hearts, he wins awards, and lots of them.

Melbourne, August 13 (Dawn): The 2016 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne held between August 11 and 21, was a big night for Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, as his film Kapoor And Sons won best film and he bagged the Diversity Award. The Pakistani actor also presented the Best Actress award to Sonam Kapoor for her film Neerja later in the night. The festival set...

Pakistan’s “Freedom Train” has the Kashmiris’ struggle among the main themes

Pakistan’s “Freedom Train” has the Kashmiris’ struggle among the main themes

Islamabad, August 13 (NIA): This year, Pakistan is celebrating its independence from Britain (and India) in a novel way. It is running an “Azadi” (Freedom) train with compartments depicting the Indian Muslims’ struggle to secure a homeland for themselves; the multi-faceted culture of the country; the on-going struggle for “Azadi” in Indian-held Kashmir; and the country’s own fight against terrorism....

Pakistan seeks US, Afghan help to recue helicopter crew

Taliban release Pakistan helicopter crew who were held hostage

Aug 13 (NIA) - The Pakistan government, on Saturday, announced that the six member crew who were held hostage by the Taliban when their helicopter crash landed in Afghanistan on Aug 4, had been released. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry, in a statement said that the crew was released in an inter-tribe exchange on the Pakistan -Afghan border in FATA. They...

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