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Sikhs in Peshawar Hold Anti-Pakistan Protests

The anger is simmering across the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as people have taken to streets, protesting against the Pakistan establishment in the wake of the murder of a Sikh activist Charanjeet Singh in Peshawar on May 29.

Jammu and Kashmir Opened 215 Facebook Pages, 31 Twitter Accounts To...

DGP said that a big campaign is underway on social media from Pakistan to trick youths into militancy on the basis of false propaganda, but the police have taken effective measures to counter it and have managed to block many such accounts. 

Pakistan and China agreed to make 2019 a year of Economic...

The Minister for Planning Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar, said during a meeting with the Chinese ambassador Yao Jing, that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Industrial Cooperation signed during the 8th Joint Coordination Committee on CPEC provided a framework to promote communication on key industries such as textile, petrochemical and iron and steel.

BAP Emerges as Largest Parliamentary Party in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awam Party has emerged as the largest parliamentary party in Balochistan following the general election in the nation.

EU suspends PIA for six months over fake pilot licence scam

In an official letter, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said that though the PIA claims that it has grounded all pilots that were part of the list of fraudulent licence holders compiled by the Pakistani authorities, it does not mitigate its concern, as there are strong indications that a high number of Pakistani pilot licences are invalid.

Faculty Concerned Over State Intervention and Repression in Pakistan Universities

Serious concerns have been raised regarding academic freedom and state repression in universities in Pakistan in a letter that is being circulated on social media, signed by faculty members and academicians close to 150 in number

Shahbaz Sharif Heaps Praises on Pakistan Army Chief

In what can be dubbed as the first move, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has openly come to the fore and has backed the Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, calling him "professional" and "straightforward".

Pakistan defends ‘holistic’ approach against WHO

The comments from the country's top medical expert, Zafar Mirza, came on Wednesday - a day after Pakistan recorded its highest daily spike with more than 5,300 new infections, reports the BBC.

Gujjar and Bakerwal Community Demands Extension of SC/ST Act to Jammu...

According to Gujjar leaders, this bill could help their tribes to fight against atrocities that they were facing legally, constitutionally as well as politically

Kashmiri Students Assaulted in Haryana, Mehbooba Mufti Demands Probe

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Haryana government to take stringent action against the perpetrators for assaulting Kashmiri students and demanded a probe into the case.

Pakistan Refutes India’s Allegations in Jadhav Case

Pakistan on Tuesday filed a second counter-memorial on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Khawaja Haris Rejoins Nawaz’s Legal Team

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's lead counsel Khawaja Haris has rejoined his legal team for the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif and his family.

20,000 Troops To Be Deployed In Jammu And Kashmir Ahead Of...

According to officals that 202 companies that were given the task of conducting the recently-concluded Amarnath pilgrimage in the state will now be deployed in Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara, Bandipora, Shopian and Awantipora for pre-election duties.

Foreign Journalists Cannot Visit Jammu and Kashmir without Special Permission from...

Venkat Narayan, president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) opposed the order and stated that India is the largest democracy in the world so the government shouldn’t be imposing any restriction on the media

Protests in Pakistan after court rejects Manzoor Pashteen’s bail

The court granted permission to the police for his transfer to the Dera Ismail Khan jail from the Peshawar Central Jail where he was sent to a 14-day judicial remand.

Pakistan Polls Result on Plain Papers Raises Questions

Though the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) continuously refuted the allegations of elections being rigged, the pictures of results being provided on plain papers have recently emerged, proving otherwise.

NAB Summons Imran Over Misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Chopper

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was on Friday summoned by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 7 in connection with alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters.

Pakistan to Release Ailing Indian Prisoner

The Pakistan Foreign Office announced on Wednesday that it will release an Indian prisoner, owing to his deteriorating health.

CBI raids 13 places in J&K, NCR in arm licence case

Multiple CBI teams carried out the raids at the residential premises of one former Deputy Commissioner and seven former District Magistrates deputed in different districts of Jammu & Kashmir for their alleged involvement in giving nod to the arms licenses.

Maryam Nawaz Refuses to Shift to Sihala Rest House

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz has refused to move from Adiala jail in Rawalpindi to the rest house of Sihala Police Training College in Islamabad.

Urban Local Bodies Polls: Over 200 Candidates Elected Unopposed

The State’s two main political parties including the National Conference (NC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had boycotted the elections earlier since they were dissatisfied with the position of the Government of India on Article 35A, which grants special privileges to residents of J&K

After reptiles, Pakistani pop singer threatens Modi with suicide attack

On Tuesday, Pirzada posted on Twitter a photo of herself donning what appeared to be a suicide jacket with a caption that again warned Modi over Kashmir. "#ModiHitler i just wish huh. #kashmirkibeti," she wrote as a caption to the photo.

Supreme Court orders shifting of Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami to AIIMS

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the shifting of ailing CPI-M leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who is under detention in Jammu and Kashmir,...

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Crime Branch Presses Perjury Charges against...

The session judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh issued a show cause notice to Ajay Kumar to explain why an action shouldn’t be initiated against him.

Israel Massacres Palestinians in Gaza While Ivanca Trump Opens US Embassy...

As Ivanca Trump, Unites States (US) President Donald Trump's daughter, celebrated the US embassy's location shift to Jerusalem, Israeli armed forces massacred Palestinians in Gaza. At least 52 people were murdered and over 2500, including women, children and journalists were injured in the ghastly attack. In December 2017, US President Donald Trump had recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move that outraged Palestinians and was criticised heavily by other nations of the world

Imran Khan Unveils Four Point Plan to Uplift Country in Malaysia

During his two day official visit to Malaysia, the prime minister that the incumbent government wanted to uplift the living standards of the poor and the downtrodden segments of the society by revamping governance and weeding out corruption.

Pakistan: Chief Justice directs to open malls

During a hearing of a suo moto case regarding measures taken to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the Chief Justice questioned the "logic" behind keeping malls closed, reports Dawn news.

‘Azadi March’ sets out for Islamabad from Karachi

Besides JUI-F leadership, PPP leaders Raza Rabbani, Saeed Ghani, PML-N leaders Mohammad Zubair, Nihal Hashmi, ANP's Shahi Syed and others, were onboard the leading container which is slated to reach Islamabad on Thursday.

Pakistan rejects ‘fabricated’ NIA chargesheet in Pulwama attack

"Pakistan categorically rejects the so-called 'chargesheet' by India's National Investigation Agency (NIA), which mischievously attempts to implicate Pakistan in the Pulwama attack," said a statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry.

Sharif’s Ward in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Declared as ‘Sub-Jail’

Islamabad's chief commissioner on Monday declared former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences' (PIMS) Cardiac Centre as a 'sub-jail'.

Kulgam Killings: Army shoots 12 year old dead

Srinagar:Three teenagers including a 12 years old girl Andleeb were killed and five others injured in army firing during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO)...

Nawaz Sharif Directs PML-N Leaders to Protest Against NAB

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif ordered Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders to adopt a strict strategy following the arrests of party candidates by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Dialogue is the only way to Pull Out Jammu and Kashmir...

The governor also said that the pursuit of divisive and confrontational approaches would not lead to resolution of any problem and he also appealed to all political parties, civil societies, NGO's and other stakeholders to seriously ponder seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil

DEM Chief Aasiya Andrabi and her Two Aides arrested by NIA...

Aasiya Andrabi, the chief of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DEM) and her two aides were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday on charges of sedition and waging war against government of India.

Article 370: 2 months on, no injunction by SC

The restrictions had been imposed on August 4, a day ahead of the Central government moving a resolution in Parliament to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under Article 370.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not...

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

Marriage Racket run by Uk-based Pakistanis Busted

Scores of young Pakistani girls have revealed their horrific tale as to how they were lured into marrying British-Pakistani nationals, who later blackmailed them by shooting videos of their first wedding night.

Pakistan Election Commission Rejects Candidacy of PTI Chief

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan's candidacy for the Islamabad constituency has been rejected by the Election Commission's returning officer on Tuesday.

Mysterious Disappearance of Christians in Youhanabad, Community Puts Forth Grievance

Members of Christian community based out of Karachi in Pakistan met District Inspector on Friday to inform about mysterious disappearances of Christians and "raids" conducted in Youhanabad.

Pakistan Army Upset With Sharif

The Pakistan Army is said to be 'extremely upset' with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged admission that Pakistan had a significant role to play in the terrorist attacks that took place across Mumbai between November 26 and 29, 2008, which claimed the lives of 166 persons and injured more than 300.

Amendment in Public Safety Act Unacceptable: National Conference of Jammu and...

Earlier, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, had amended the Public Safety Act (PSA) to allow the government to detain people in jails outside the state, which was seen as a tough measure to regulate the protests in favour of freedom in Kashmir

Dilbag Singh Replaces S P Vaid as DGP in J&K

Vaid's services have been placed at the disposal of the General Administration Department for further posting as state transport commissioner. S P Vaid, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as the DGP by the previous PDP-BJP government.

Global climate March conducts in Pakistan

Celebrities as well as leaders, including Senator Sherry Rehman, have called on people to participate in the climate march.

Pakistan Interim PM Appoints Chief Secretaries, IGPs of 4 Provinces

Pakistan interim Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk on Wednesday approved the names of new chief secretaries and inspector generals of police (IGP) in all four provinces.

Foreign funding case: PTI shows no trust in Chief Election Commissioner

Raza is likely to issue a verdict in the foreign funding case before his retirement on December 6.

Indian occupied Kashmir largest prison in the world says Pakistan

“Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir continues to be the largest prison in the world with the heaviest deployment of Indian occupation forces since the coercive, unilateral and illegal Indian actions of August 5, 2019, aimed at altering the internationally recognised disputed status of IOJ&K and changing its demographic structure to preempt the results of a UN plebiscite,” Pakistan said in the press release.

Schools in Kashmir reopen; attendance thin

Srinagar: Primary schools in Kashmir reopened for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. However, attendance was very less.“The attendance...

Pakistan FM leaves for 2-day China visit

In a video message released before his departure, Qureshi said he was going on a "very important trip to China" and that he had a discussion with Prime Minister Imran Khan before leaving, reports Dawn news.

Imran Khan to attend China-Pakistan biz forum in Beijing

This will be Khan's third visit to China after coming to power in August 2018, The News International reported on Tuesday.

Interna­tional Monetary Fund team in Pakistan to review programme progress

An official said the team will hold marathon meetings with top officials of the Ministry of Finance, Planning Minister Khusro Bakhtyar, Planning Commission officials and the Minister of Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar and his team.

Boycott over Ballot is a clear Message to New Delhi: Joint...

By rejecting the elections, the JRL said that the people of Kashmir have conveyed that they are under forcible control since 1947.

Nine-year-old girl was found dead in a forest near Uri.

The deceased was identified as Muskan Jan, the daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganaie, of Trikanjan, was missing since August 23. The girl, according to her father, had gone to the market and never came back home.

India failed to convince the world that Kashmir is its internal...

Islamabad:Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday claimed that India, despite its efforts to the contrary, is facing defeat at every forum regarding...

Pakistan to File Counter-memorial Today in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Pakistan will file its second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Turkish President postpones Pakistan trip

It had earlier been reported that the Turkish President would pay an official visit to Pakistan on October 23 to cement relations between the two countries and extend full support to Pakistan's stance on the Kashmir issue, the Dawn reported.

Hafiz Saeed Using Khalistani Sikhs for Anti-India Propaganda

The founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Hafiz Saeed is using the vulnerable Sikh community in Pakistan to push his propaganda against India especially the so called Khalistan issue.

Palestinians Observe 14th Death Anniversary of Yasser Arafat

The Israeli government had attempted to assassinate Arafat many a time. Though all of them were unsuccessful, it has been alleged that Arafat was killed using poison.

Palestinian Paramedic Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers in Gaza, 100 Others...

Israeli military claims about the latest attack that took the life of Razan al-Najjar, that they were 'retaliating' to the 'thousands of rioters' who were 'burning tyres adjacent to the security fence and attempting to damage security infrastructure.' Palestinian Ministry of Health said that at least a hundred people were injured in the attack that killed Najjar.

Top Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo trapped in Jammu Kashmir

The overnight operation by the security forces started on Tuesday evening when a massive search operation was launched in the native village of Naikoo.

Arrogance has blinded PM Modi, Dissecting Imran Khan’s UN speech

"RSS believes in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims. RSS goons butchered hundreds of Muslims. This is arrogance. This makes people do cruel things. Something PM Modi has done. Arrogance has blinded PM Modi," he said.

Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz Government’s 5-year tenure ends

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government on Friday midnight completed its five-year tenure.

Taxation in Pakistan: Hysteria of Sin Tax

In Urdu translation, sin tax is called as “Gunnah tax” which would be imposed on cigarettes and sugary beverages which would in turn be diverted to the health budget.

Shah Faesal’s arrest after LoC, shows govt has malafide intent, his...

Delhi: Delhi High Court sought a response from the centre on a petition filed by Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal. Faesal has been under...

Pakistan: COVID-19 cases tally over 50,000

A total of 2,603 new cases and 50 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying.

Frisking and Security Beefed up in the Kashmir Valley Ahead of...

Ahead of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State, government forces intensified frisking in the city to check movement of militants and prevent them from carrying out any attacks.

Jaish-e-Mohammed Directs its Cadres to Strengthen `jihad' in Kashmir

Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has directed its cadres to step up and intensify its ' Jihad ' in Jammu and Kashmir.

Balochistan Interim Minister Resigns

The caretaker minister of Pakistan's Balochistan Province, Hafiz Khaleel Ahmed, has tendered his resignation over "inevitable reasons."

Militant’s Father die due to Cardiac Arrest in Shopian

Shopian:Father of a militant died due to cardiac arrest soon after hearing that his son was trapped in an encounter with government forces at...

Pakistan Correspondent Sirmed’s Home Ransacked Again After Eight Years

The residence of veteran Pakistani journalist Marvi Sirmed was found ransacked on Thursday. The modus operandi of the robbery, according to informed sources, was similar to the previous robbery at her house in 2010.

Shutdown and Restrictions Marks the Martyrs’ Day in Jammu and Kashmir

A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Friday to commemorate martyrs' day while separatist leaders were barred from offering tributes to the martyrs

Nasser Khan Janjua Resigns as Pakistan’s National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser (NSA) of Pakistan, Nasser Khan Janjua, tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

Imran to meet Trump at Davos summit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the WEF, which runs until Thursday. The theme for this year's gathering is �Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World', The Express Tribune reported.

Kathua rape and Murder Case: High Court issues notice to government...

The accused, Tilak Raj, a constable, was first placed under suspension on March 8, 2018, after his involvement in the brutal rape and murder case of the eight year old girl of Rassana (Kathua) came to the force.

Government Declared Floods in South Kashmir: High Alert in Srinagar

Srinagar: The government on Friday declared floods in parts of south Kashmir and  Srinagar as the water levels continued to increase in Jhelum due...

Nawaz Sharif Faces Backlash Over 26/11 Remark

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has faced backlash from the country's senators for his recent statement about the Mumbai attacks.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Declares Support for PTI in Centre

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday declared its support for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to constitute the Central government.

Nawaz Sharif’s Wife Kulsoom Suffers Cardiac Arrest

London:The ailing wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz, suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit of a London...

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Key Evidence disappears from Forensic Science...

In a shocking turn of events, the sealed envelope of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which was supposed to have the key evidence in the Kathua rape and murder case, was empty when it was opened before the court in Pathankot Punjab

Pakistan Celebrates 141st Birthday of National Poet Iqbal

Iqbal is also admired by Indians for writing the patriotic song Tarani-Hindi, popularly known as ‘Sare Jahan se Aacha’.

PDP would launch agitation if Pir Panchal and Chenab Valley were...

Mehbooba also said that the governor should not encroach upon the democratic space in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.