Delhi using chemical weapons in Kashmir: Pakistan Foreign Office

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal Thursday accused New Delhi of using chemical weapons in Jammu and Kashmir said asserted that Kartarpur border crossing cannot be opened till India responds. “Pakistan was not pleading with India to hold talks, but that it was the latter who had initiated contact,” the FO said. He said Pakistan “could only try” to co-exist peacefully with its neighbour. Faisal said 18 Kashmiris have been killed by Indian forces in the past two weeks in Kashmir. He condemned the killing of Kashmiris as well as…

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‘Small men occupying big Offices’, Disappointed at India’s arrogant response: Imran Khan

Reacting sharply to the cancellation of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan, Imran Khan on Saturday termed India’s move as “arrogant” and “negative” to his call for resumption of dialogue between the two countries. “All my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture,” tweeted Khan. Imran Khan @ImranKhanPTI Disappointed at the arrogant & negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come…

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Pakistan releases special stamps of Burhan, Pellet Victims

Slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani has been declared a ‘freedom icon’ by Pakistan as they expressed their solidarity with Kashmiris in their ‘fight against the Indian oppression’. To commemorate the ‘victims of atrocities by Indian troops in Kashmir’, Pakistan has issued 20 such special postage stamps. A Times of India report quoted a senior official of Pakistan Post as saying that stamps — many with disturbing images – were issued from its headquarters in Karachi on July 24 to locally and internationally highlight the plight of people living in…

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New Pakistan govt sells 70 luxury cars including Mercedes, BMW

The cash-strapped Pakistan government on Monday sold 70 cars “above their market price” as it started the process of auctioning of 102 luxury vehicles of the PM House under Prime Minister Imran Khan’s austerity drive, a media report said. Apart from luxury cars, the government, facing huge debts and liabilities, plans to auction eight buffaloes kept by deposed and jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House for his “gastronomic requirements”, a senior aide to Khan said last week. It will also sell the four surplus helicopters lying…

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Pakistan gets Turkey’s backing to use UN report on Kashmir at UNGA sidelines

Pakistan plans to use a report on Kashmir by the UN Human Rights Office to highlight the issue during a conference that will be held on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. “At the UN, there will be a separate conference on Kashmir on the sidelines. It happens every year, but it is different this time because a new UN report has come out which sheds light on (Jammu and Kashmir),” Qureshi said. There has been a surge in the…

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Proposal ready to resolve Kashmir Issue: Pakistan Minister

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government is preparing a proposal to resolve the Kashmir issue, a senior Pakistani minister has said, describing the draft as a “model for conflict resolution.” Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari made the revelation during a TV talk show, but she did not share the details of the proposal. “We will prepare the proposal within a week and circulate it among all the stakeholders,” Mazari told the anchor of the Urdu language news channel 24NewsHD early this week. She said the proposal, which is a “model…

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Imran Khan calls to resume dialogue with India on all issues

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, expected to be sworn in as Pakistan’s new premier next week, on Friday called for the resumption of dialogue with India on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. Khan made the remarks during a meeting in Islamabad with Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria, who congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman on his electoral success. Bisaria briefed the “PTI leadership on India’s concerns about terrorism and cross-border infiltration”, said a statement from the Indian mission. PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said Khan had called for the resumption of bilateral talks. “He…

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Geelani, Mirwaiz congratulate Tayyip Erdogan on election success

Hurriyat conference (g) chairman Syed Ali Geelani extended his congratulations to Tayyip Erdogan for “his success” in the June 24 presidential elections and “appreciated Turkey’s development, success in economy and a stronger position in the international arena,” statement said. “Our long and painful walk to freedom demands and deserved more practical and concrete steps from every freedom-loving nation especially the collective forum of Muslim countries—so that there is an end to our sufferings and we are allowed to live an honorable and peaceful life,” Geelani in a statement said. Geelani…

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World Bank asks Pak to accept India’s offer of appointing a neutral expert on Kishan Ganga dispute

The World Bank has asked Pakistan that it should accept India’s offer of appointing a “neutral expert” on the Kishanganga dam dispute instead of instead of insisting to refer it to the International Court of Arbitration (ICA), according to a media report today. Pakistan considers the construction of the Kishanganga dam in Kashmir over the waters flowing into the western rivers a violation of the Indus Waters Treaty 1960. It wants the dispute to be referred to the ICA. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a fresh communication last…

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Pak warns of dangerous situation over water issues with India

Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal, during the weekly media briefing, said the World Bank has assured that the international agreement will not be breached. He said Islamabad has been effectively raising the issue of India’s Kishanganga project to resolve it through a dispute resolution mechanism provided by the pact. Lately, Pakistan sent a four-member…

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