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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…

Foreign Office rejects Indian allegations, offers joint investigation

ISLAMABAD: Expressing disappointment, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Friday said the reasons cited by the Indian side for the decision to cancel the meeting, slated to be held between foreign ministers of Pakistan and India in New York, were entirely unconvincing, ARY News reported. Dr Faisal said the alleged killing of BSF soldier took place two days prior to the Indian announcement of its agreement to hold the bilateral meeting. "Pakistan takes this opportunity to categorically reject these…

18 Indian fishermen arrested for violating territorial waters

KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency on Wednesday carried out an operation in the open sea and arrested 18 Indian fishermen and seized two shipping boats. According to a PMSA spokesman, the arrested Indian fishermen were fishing in Pakistan territorial waters near the coast of Sujawal. He said the arrested Indian fishermen were handed over to Docks police after initial investigation. The National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) in India also confirmed that that fisherman were apprhended off the coast off the state of…

Civilian martyred by Indian troops firing along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops open unprovoked firing along the Line on Control and killed a civilian named Abdul Rauf, said the Inter Services Public Relations. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the Kotkoterra Sector along the LoC. The individual was grazing animals when he was targeted by Indian troops. Earlier this month, an elderly man was killed when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations from across the LoC in Danna sector targeting civilian population. As a result, 65-year old…

Federal minister asks international community to raise voice against Indian brutalities in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on Friday urged the international community to come forward and raise the voice against the brutalities and worst violations of human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir. "The people of Indian Occupied Kashmir have been sacrificing their lives for the attainment of the plebiscite which has been guaranteed by the UNSC and UNCIP resolutions. "Besides, the right to self determination lies at the centre of the International Bill of Rights. Why the innocent and…

Veteran Indian journalist Kuldeep Nayar passes away

NEW DELHI: Veteran Indian journalist Kuldeep Nayar passed away on Wednesday night in a New Delhi Hospital. He was 95. He was suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to a hospital five days back, his elder son Sudhir Nayar said. Born at Sialkot in present-day Pakistan, Kuldeep Nayar graduated with a law degree from Lahore before moving to India after Partition. He studied journalism and began his career with an Urdu newspaper called Anjam. He later headed various newspapers in Delhi and was a widely known columnist…

Ceasefire violation: FO summons Indian deputy high commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad on Saturday to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control in Dana Sector that resulted in the shahadat of an innocent civilian and injuring a boy. The Director General South Asia and SAARC urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire agreement, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire…

Atif Aslam receives flak for singing Indian song at Independence Day parade

Singer Atif Aslam has received immense criticism for singing a Bollywood song during an Independence Day parade in New York. Many Pakistani citizens were disappointed after Atif sang an Indian song and left the concert midway. The singer also faced immense criticism on social media. Renowned singer Muhammad Ali Shaikhi said that it was inappropriate to sing an Indian song at an event held to mark Independence Day. He said national and patriotic songs are usually sung on such occasions, but it was possible that Atif…