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Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over, are observing Black Day today to protest against the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. Following a strike call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership and other pro-freedom organizations, a complete shutdown is being observed today in the occupied Kashmir. The black day marks 70 years of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces. It was on this day that Indian troops illegally took control of the Himalayan region of…

Without democracy development not possible, says PM Abbasi

KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while underscoring the significance of a democratic polity said the country cannot progress without democracy. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of dirty cargo terminal on Saturday, the premier said there will be flaws in the democratic setup, but it should be allowed to flourish. He inaugurated the country's first coal, clinker and cement terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said it is the prerogative of people to evaluate the performance of public…

Abbasi arrives in London to attend PML-N huddle

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived here to attend a high-level PML-N huddle to be chaired by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss national and political issues, ARY News reported. After attending the 72nd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, the premier arrived in London where he will meet Sharif and attend a high-level party meeting to discuss national issues and political situation. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is also expected to depart for London to attend the…

Bill Gates appreciates Pakistan’s efforts in polio eradication

NEW YORK: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chairman Bill Gates has appreciated Pakistan's tremendous progress in eradication of polio.        He expressed these views during a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York, Radio Pakistan reported. Bill Gates reiterated his continued interest in working together for eradication of polio in Pakistan. He also expressed interest in expansion of engagement in other areas including the broader immunization programme. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi…

Pakistan won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war, PM Abbasi tells UN

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, PM Abbasi told the United Nations on Thursday.  Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with the renewed onus on Pakistan. “Having suffered and sacrificed so much due to our role in the global counter terrorism campaign, it is especially galling for Pakistan to be blamed for the military or…

Malala meets PM Abbasi, seeks govt support for education promotion

NEW YORK: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi here on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Admiring Malala’s efforts for promoting education and improving the status of women, Pakistan's prime minister said that education is the forefront agenda of his government. On the occasion, the activist for female education sought PM Abbasi’s support to promote education in rural areas of Pakistan, particularly in Swat. The premier…

Abbasi arrives in New York to address UNGA with Kashmir, Rohingya on agenda

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has arrived here to lead Pakistani delegation at the 72nd annual session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).          The premier was received at New York's Kennedy International Airport by Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry and Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi. Pakistan's prime minister will highlight key regional and global issues, including Kashmir and Rohingya Muslims issues, in his address to one of the largest…

PM Abbasi arriving in New York to attend UN General Assembly

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving here today to represent Pakistan at the session of the United Nations General Assembly. On the sidelines of the General Assembly, the PM will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders and the secretary general of the UN. PM Abbasi will address the Council on Foreign Relations and will interact with the US Pakistan Business Council. He will also have extensive interaction with the international media. The theme of this year's session is 'Focusing…

PM Abbasi meets Nawaz Sharif in London

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Sunday met deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif at the latter's son's office in London, ARY News reported. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, and Speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq were present on the occasion. Political matters and those related to progress on various development projects came under discussion at the huddle. Abbasi will depart for New York to lead Pakistan delegation at 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly…

US sanctions would be counter-productive in fight against terrorism: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says it would be counter-productive for the United States to sanction Pakistani officials or further cut military assistance, warning that any such move would hurt both countries’ fight against militancy. US-Pakistan relations have frayed since President Donald Trump last month set out a new Afghanistan policy and lashed out at Islamabad, accusing it of giving ‘safe haven to agents of chaos’ by harbouring the Afghan Taliban and other militants. The United States has…