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Speakers in Brussels demand probes of human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels organized a conference at the Press Club Brussels Europe to observe Black Day for Kashmir with a view to draw attention of international community to the human rights violations in the Indian occupied Kashmir. Members of European and Belgian Parliament and community leaders highlighted atrocities committed by the Indian forces of occupation and demanded independent international investigation of this matter as recommended by the United Nation’s Office of High Commissioner on…

MQM-P leadership meets Jahangir Tareen, presents demand

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday presented its demands before a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation headed by Jahangir Tareen in Karachi. The PTI delegation including Arif Alvi, Imran Ismail and Firdous Shamim Naqvi called on MQM-P leadership at Bahadurabad office. Jahangir asked the MQM to support the PTI in the center. He also consulted the Karachi-based party regarding opposition in the Sindh Assembly, said sources. The sources said the MQM presented several demands to the…

Mohmand residents demand women-only polling stations for facilitating female voters

GHALANAI: Residents of Mohmand tribal district say they will allow their female family members to vote in the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25 if women-only polling stations are established. A resident of Atto Khel area of Haleemzai tehsil, Hairan Momand said that women had the right to vote, but their casting vote would depend on the security situation of the area. "If it (law and order situation) would be normal the turnout of women voters would be higher." He said in general elections 2013 all women…

‘World needs 43,000 more planes in next 20 years to meet booming demand’

LONDON: The world needs to produce 43,000 new aircraft over the next two decades to meet booming demand, Boeing's CEO forecast here on Sunday. Dennis Muilenberg, chief executive of the US aerospace giant, revealed the outlook upgrade to reporters in London before the sector's Farnborough Air Show starting Monday. "We continue to see the aerospace market grow very strongly," said Muilenberg. "We see $8.1-trillion marketplace in the next ten years" for commercial, defence and services, he added. "We further…

Price drop spurs India gold demand, buyers eye bigger dips

MUMBAI/BENGALURU: Gold demand improved this week in India as prices fell to their lowest level in nearly three months, while demand elsewhere in Asia remained tepid as investors waited for prices to fall further. Gold futures in India were trading at around 30,419 rupees ($444.4) per 10 grams by 1010 GMT on Friday, after falling to 30,365 rupees earlier in the day, the lowest level since April 5. “There is modest rise in demand from jewellers, but still gold is trading at a discount,” said Harshad Ajmera, the…