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Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away

STOCKHOLM: Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden's Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country's highest point. "It's quite scary," Gunhild Ninis Rosqvist, a Stockholm University geography professor who has been measuring the glacier for many years as part of climate change research, told AFP. "This glacier is a symbol for all the glaciers in the world. This whole environment is melting, the snow…

Pakistan expresses concern on inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed serious concern about the inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP). Foreign Office in a statement said Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). Despite several rounds of bilateral negotiations as well as mediations under the auspices of the World Bank, India continued with the construction of the project. This intransigence on part of India clearly threatens…

Threatening statements from India against Pakistan should be dismaying for int’l community: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said the threatening statements emanating from the top Indian leadership against Pakistan should be a matter of concern for the international community.     "The international community should also take notice and get stopped the ongoing Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir," he said while responding to the queries of media persons at his weekly news briefing about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tirade against Pakistan in the United Kingdom.…

Pakistan terms N. Korea missile launch a move against ‘peace, stability’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the reported launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea on Wednesday.  Foreign Office Spokesman Dr. Muhammad Faisal, in a statement, said that such missile launch constitute violation of the UN Security Council resolutions. He said these steps also undermine the goals of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula. The Spokesperson said Pakistan continues to call upon North Korea to comply with its obligations under the Security Council resolutions and to refrain…

China voices ‘grave concern’ over N. Korea missile test, urges talks

BEIJING: China on Wednesday voiced "grave concern" over North Korea's test of a missile capable of striking anywhere in the United States and called for talks to peacefully resolve the nuclear crisis. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing's proposal for North Korea to freeze weapons tests in return for the US to suspend military drills in the region was the best approach to ease tensions. Washington has rejected that approach. China hopes all sides will work on the "peaceful settlement" of the issue as…

Marriyum expresses concern over reports that JIT is still active

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has expressed serious concern over reports that the Panama Leaks case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was still active, despite submitting its final report in the Supreme Court. In a statement, she said the JIT should have formally sought more time from the Supreme Court if it could not complete its work. The minister of state said that the government would not accept any addition to the volume -10 of the JIT report after Monday last, which…

Corps Commanders conference expresses concern over ‘fabricated story’

RAWALPINDI: Participants of the Corps Commanders conference expressed serious concern over feeding of false and fabricated story of an important security meeting held at PM house and viewed it as breach of national security, ARY News reported. The internal and external challenges faced by the country also came under discussion in the high level military meeting which was chaired by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. All Corps Commanders and Principal Staff Officers were also…