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Former Norwegian PM condemns atrocities in IOK

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik has strongly condemned the gross human rights violations and atrocities perpetuated by Indian forces in held-Kashmir. Mr. Bondevik who was on a three-day visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir to gain a first-hand understanding of the human rights situation called on Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on Friday. He had earlier met the President AJK Masood Khan who has invited him to the region, and Prime Minister AJK Raja…

Former Norwegian PM held in US over Iran visa

OSLO: A former Norwegian prime minister said he was held at a Washington airport for one hour because of an Iranian visa in his passport, an incident he described as "provocative".  "There is no reason to be afraid of a former head of government who has been on official visits several times to this country, including in the White House," Kjell Magne Bondevik, 69, told Norwegian broadcaster TV2 on Thursday. Bondevik, who served as prime minister twice between 1997 and 2005, said immigration authorities held him on…