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Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passes away

RAWALPINDI: One of the country's most valiant soldiers and Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital Attock, Pakistan Army's media wing announced on Tuesday night. The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during 1965 war. He spent forty years in Indian jails and was released in 2005. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat in 2009. His funeral prayers will be offered on Wednesday with full military honours, Director General Inter…

‘Pakistanis confined in Indian jails not provided consular access’

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Friday said the Pakistanis locked up in Indian prisons have not been provided consular access for years, despite repeated requests and follow-up by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. This she said while, in a meeting, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale raised the issue of the Indian serving Naval Officer and Research & Analysis Wing agent Commander Kulbhushan Jhadav. Jhadav, who was arrested in Pakistan for espionage and sabotage activities, has been…