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Tillerson’s Pakistan visit to help improve bilateral ties: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan and the United States want to strengthen bilateral relations and the visit of US Secretary of States Rex Tillerson will pave way in this regard. Talking to the state television, he said Pakistan presented its stance on ceasefire violations at the Line of Control and atrocities on…

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Video: Restrictions in Occupied Kashmir for Muharram processions

In Occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed strict restrictions in Srinagar to prevent people from taking out Muharram processions. The authorities deployed Indian troops and police and paramilitary personnel in full riot gear across the city to stop the Muharram processions. Pedestrian as well as vehicular movement was barred with the placement of razor-fitted wire…

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India is the mother of terrorism in South Asia: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative in the United Nations Dr. Maleeha Lodhi has termed India as the “Mother of terrorism in South Asia”. She made the statement while responding to the allegations of terrorism leveled against Pakistan by India ‘s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her address at the UN General Assembly session in…

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Indian forces martyr Kashmiri youth in Kulgam

SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, in their fresh act of state terrorism the Indian troops martyred one youth on Eid-ul-Azha day in Kulgam district, on Saturday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the youth identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Paddar, was killed by Indian forces during crackdown operation at Tantray Pora in the district. Dozens of people were…

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Watch how youths in Occupied Kashmir celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day

In Indian-held Jammu & Kashmir, the 70th Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated with the similar zeal and fervor that was in Pakistan. By marching on roads and hoisting Pakistani flags, the Kashmiri youths renewed the pledge that they would continue the ongoing struggle for the right of self determination till it reach to its…

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FO slams India for restrictions on patients suffering from terminal illnesses

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday slammed the Indian government for imposing restrictions on Pakistani patients suffering from serious and terminal illnesses. In response to a question during a press briefing, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was not diplomatically ethical to ask Sartaj Aziz to verify every visa application….

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Six Hindu pilgrims killed in Occupied Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants killed six Hindu pilgrims and wounded 14 others Monday in Indian-held Kashmir, police told AFP, after their bus came under attack. India’s Central Reserve Police Force, which provides security for the two-month long annual pilgrimage, said gunmen first opened fire on a security checkpoint but no injuries were reported. “Militants further attacked the…

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First martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Wani today

SRINAGAR: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and elsewhere in the world are marking the first martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani on Saturday.   The anniversary is being observed with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of martyrs till success of the struggle for liberation of Kashmir….

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Shutdown strike in Occupied Kashmir on Saturday

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, complete shutdown will be observed on Saturday as a part of week-long protest calendar to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of popular youth leader, Burhan Muzaffar Wani.     Burhan Wani along with his two associates was martyred by Indian troops in a fake encounter on July 8, last year. Call for the…

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Clashes hit Indian-occupied Kashmir on Eid festival

Indian government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns at protesters brandishing Pakistani flags as the occupied territory of Kashmir marked the Muslim festival of Eid on Monday. Authorities detained some pro-separatist political leaders to try to avert trouble on Eid, the day of festivities that marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month. But…

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Watch: Occupied Kashmir celebrates Pakistan’s victory

In occupied Kashmir, people burst firecrackers in Srinagar and other towns to express their joy on victory of Pakistani team against India in ICC Champions Trophy. Joy was palpable in Srinagar and all other areas as youth came out of their homes to celebrate Pakistan’s victory. Reports of celebrations were received from all the districts…

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A Kashmiri martyred in fake encounter, toll rises to seven

ISLAMABAD: Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism in Indian occupied Kashmir martyred one more Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district on Sunday raising the number of killed in fake encounters in the territory to seven since yesterday. The troops martyred a youth during a military operation in Gurez area of Bandipora, today. The…

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Reporters Without Borders slams Indian social media ban in occupied Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: Reporters Without Borders, an international organization advocating freedom of press, has called on India to restore access to social media platforms in Indian occupied Kashmir, blocked since the intensification of protests against New Delhi’s rule in the region last month, and urged an end to threats against journalists and citizen-journalists. The government banned…

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UN boss calls upon Pakistan, India to resolve issues with talks

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Pakistan and India to find a peaceful solution to their problems through engagement and dialogue.   This was told by UN secretary-general’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric during a news briefing at the United Nation. He said the secretary-general is aware of the developments and was keeping a watch…

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Social media: A battleground in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian-held Kashmir has highlighted social media’s role and Indian atrocities in the valley. Authorities in the Kashmir valley this week ordered internet service providers to block 15 social media services for at least one month, saying they were being misused by “anti-national and anti-social elements”….

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Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youngsters

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state-terrorism have martyred two Kashmiri youth in Budgam district. According to Radio Pakistan, the youth were martyred during a siege and search operation at Hayatpora area of Chadoora. After the killings, intense clashes erupted between rock-throwing protesters and government forces, with police and paramilitary…

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Video: Kashmiri protester tied to jeep, used as human shield by Indian army

SRINAGAR: A video showing a Kashmiri protester tied to the front of an Indian army jeep to be used as human shield against his comrades went viral on social media and incited anger among the masses. The Indian Army has been condemned time and again by human rights agencies for their brazen disregard for human…

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Indian forces kill eight in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Eight youth including two teenage boys, in occupied Kashmir, were shot dead and around a hundred were injured after Indian forces opened fire on demonstrators protesting against the holding of Indian parliamentary elections in Bagdam, Srinagar and Gandarbal districts. According to Kashmir Media Service, the martyrs were identified as Faizan Ahmad Dar, Jan Muhammad…

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Indian forces shoot dead three youngsters in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: At least three youth were shot dead and many injured after Indian forces opened fire on protestors in Charar Sharief and Beerwah areas of Badgam district in occupied Kashmir on Sunday. Among the martyrs have been identified as 15-year-ol Faizan Ahmad Dar, Jan Muhammad Rathar and Nisar Ahmad. Two youth were martyred in Delwin…

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India’s Kashmir stance contrary to its tall claims: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has said that India claims to be big democracy, however its stand about Kashmir is contrary to its tall claims and its aspiration for membership to Security Council is inappropriate. According to KMS, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “We…

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Resistance day to be observed in IOK on Friday

SRINAGAR: In Occupied Kashmir, “Resistance Day” will be observed tomorrow (Friday) against the surge in killing of innocent Kashmir youth by the Indian troops. According to Kashmir Media Service, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have appealed to hold peaceful protest demonstrations throughout the Valley after…

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