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PM Khan condemns loss of lives in Indian train accident

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in train accident in Amritsar, India. He also condoled with the bereaved families. According to the Indian media, at least 59 people were killed after a train ran over hundreds standing on a railway track in Amritsar on Friday evening. Reuters adds: A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making…

Pakistan envoy to India visits Amritsar’s Golden Temple, meets CM

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on an official visit to Haryana and Punjab recently visited the Golden Temple, Sikh community’s holiest shrine in Amritsar. In a statement issued by the Pakistan high commission on Friday High Commissioner Mahmood also met the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab in order to help improve the unity of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Apart of the chief ministers, the Pakistan envoy also met with dignitaries, academics, businessmen…

Britain must apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: London mayor

AMRITSAR: London's first Asian-origin mayor Sadiq Khan said the British government should apologise for a colonial-era massacre in India as he visited the site on Wednesday. The 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which British troops opened fire on thousands of unarmed protesters in the city of Amritsar, remains an enduring scar of British colonial rule over the subcontinent. The then British prime minister David Cameron described it as deeply shameful when he visited the memorial in the northern state of Punjab during…

Pakistan to go ahead with plan to attend ‘Heart of Asia conference’ in India

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, on Thursday said that Pakistan would attend the Heart of Asia conference in India starting this month and suggested the visit could be used to "defuse the tension" between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The Heart of Asia conference focusing on Afghanistan is due to be held in the first week of December in the north-western Indian city of Amritsar, close to the Pakistani border. The conference would seek ways to help improve security and bring peace to…