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AJK president slams Indian oppression in held Kashmir

BHIMBAR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan says India is using coercive tactics to divert the world's attention from human right abuses being committed by its troops in occupied Kashmir. Addressing a public gathering in Bhimbar, he said people in occupied Kashmir are being murdered, maimed, blinded and illegally imprisoned for merely demanding to exercise their right to self-determination. Masood said international community has become a silent spectator due to its strategic, political and economic…

Woman killed, two men injured in unprovoked Indian shelling in AJK

RAWALAKOT: Indian troops on Friday resorted to unprovoked shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), killing a woman and injuring two men in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Rashida Begum, 55, was killed while two men were injured in Poonch district’s Rawalakot town as a result of intense shelling by Indian forces without any provocation, according to the local police. Earlier this week, the Foreign Office (FO) summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner and lodged a protest over the cross-border attack in Azad…

Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over, are observing Black Day today to protest against the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. Following a strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and other pro-freedom organizations, a complete shutdown is being observed today in the occupied Kashmir. The black day marks 70 years of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces. It was on this day that Indian troops illegally took control of the Himalayan region of…

India seeking to change demography of IHK, says foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday told the Senate that India was seeking to change the demography of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) by settling non-Kashmiri Hindu population there. The session of the Senate of Pakistan was held with its Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair. The foreign minister submitted a written response to a question vis-a-vis Kashmir issue, informing the upper house that the foreign ministry was taking steps to counter the Indian move. He said a former adviser to the prime…

British delegates concerned over human rights violations in IoK

ISLAMABAD: A British parliamentary delegation on a visit to Pakistan has expressed concern over the human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK). Addressing a joint press conference with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan here on Thursday, the members of the delegation called on the international community to take cognizance of the ongoing genocide of Kashmiri people in the occupied valley. Seeking attention of the world towards atrocities in Kashmir, Member British Parliament Andrew Flint…

Indian forces kill two youth in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in the latest act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth on Sunday in Pulwama district of India held Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops martyred the youth during search operation in a neighborhood of Pulwama district. The martyrs were identified as Shariq Ahmad of Gulzarpora and Showkat Ahmad of Mahind Bijbehara in Islamabad district. The Indian authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district following the killings. The killings triggered…

PML-N wins big majority in AJK elections

MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerges victorious with a landslide, as the unofficial and unconfirmed results of the elections of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly show, the party has grabbed at least 31 seats in the house of 41 members, ARY News reported. 

Bilawal calls on PM Sharif to step down

KOTLI: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that his days were numbered and he would not be able to complete his tenure, hence he should step down, ARY News reported.