- ‘Govt should lobby for Kashmir cause, not envoys’
LAHORE, Aug 30 : The president, government and members of legislative assembly (MLAs) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) should be carrying out lobbying instead of parliamentary envoys appointed by prime minister to highlight Indian brutalities in Indian-Held Kashmir and to lobby for the Kashmir cause in 10 countries of the world.
- Legislators ask UN to resolve Kashmir dispute
ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 : Condemning human rights violations in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), legislators on Monday demanded the United Nations take notice and play an active role in resolving the decades-old dispute as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people. The UN should implement its own resolution in Indian Occupied Kashmir and also salvage the region and entire world and prevent war between two atomic power states, Pakistan and India, observed senators in Senate Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan.
- AJK president, govt, MLAs should lobby for Kashmir cause: Pildat
ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 : Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development & Transparency (Pildat) in a statement said that the parliamentary envoys appointed by the prime minister to ‘highlight Indian brutalities in Indian-occupied Kashmir and to lobby for the Kashmir cause’ in 10 countries of the world should not have had been assigned with this task instead of the president, government and MLAs of Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
- Pakistan to continue highlighting Indian brutalities, Kashmir cause globally: President
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 : President Mamnoon Hussain Monday reiterated that Pakistan would continue to highlighting the Kashmir issue and atrocities being committed by Indian security forces against innocent Kashmiris at international level.
- PM to nominate more envoys to highlight Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: After facing criticism from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and some political circles over the prime minister’s act of ignoring opposition parties in the nomination of parliamentarians as special envoys on the Kashmir cause, the government has now decided to nominate more envoys, giving representation to other parties as well.
- AJK president presents proposal for resolution of Kashmir Issue
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: AJK President Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has presented a six-point proposal to resolve the longstanding Kashmir issue in accordance with UN resolutions in Islamabad on Sunday.The proposal includes evolving unity among all political forces in AJK and enhancing contacts with representative leadership in Indian-held Kashmir.
- PM appoints 22 special envoys to highlight Kashmir issue at int’l level
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has nominated 22 parliamentarians as special envoys who will be highlighting the Indian brutalities and human rights abuses in the occupied Kashmir in key parts of the world.
- PM asks AJK president to advocate Kashmir cause
ISLAMABAD, August 27: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said Pakistan would continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to the freedom movement of Indian-held Kashmir.
- Peace could be light years away sans Kashmir solution: Aziz
ISLAMABAD, August 27 : Pakistan yesterday said that permanent peace could be light years away in South Asia if the decades-old Kashmir issue was not resolved.
Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz believed resolution of lingering Kashmir dispute was vital for peace and security in the region.
- UNSC, EU ambassadors briefed on human right violations in held Kashmir by Indian forces
ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 : Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday briefed the ambassadors of permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the European Union regarding the human right violations being committed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
- Taking all steps against Indian atrocities in Kashmir: FO
ISLAMABAD, August 25: The Foreign Office on Thursday said that the government of Pakistan was taking all steps against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
- Kashmir: Pakistan’s energetic diplomatic initiaves
Islamabad, August 25: KASHMIR has been converted into blood tarn. In the recent history, the past forty-three days have been the goriest and the barbaric. More than 1.3 billion pellets, thousands of bullets, teargas shells and pepper gas cartridges have been fired killing sixty-eight and wounding over ten thousand civilians- scores disabled for life
- China, Pakistan discuss human rights violations in Kashmir
Beijing, August 24: Continuing with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has briefed China about human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue.
- Fatemi briefs OIC member states over human rights violations in held Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi briefed the ambassadors of Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) member states on Monday over grave human rights violations in the India-held Kashmir.
- OIC stresses Kashmir issue solution through dialogue
ISLAMABAD/MUZAFFARABAD, August 22: The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC), Iyad bin Amin Madani, on Sunday expressed concern over the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces with impunity in Indian held Kashmir and called for an early resolution of the Kashmir dispute through peaceful negotiations.
- Solidarity: PTI protests Indian aggression in Kashmir
LAHORE , August 22: Scores of workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf staged a demonstration in front of the press club on Sunday to protest Indian aggression in Kashmir and to press the federal government to take a harder stance against atrocities in the region.
- Khursheed Shah criticises India over Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD: Aug 21, Opposition leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah said on Sunday that the people of IHK want complete freedom from Indian rule.Khursheed Shah, in his statements, urged the United Nations to implement its resolutions on Kashmir. He said that the only way to maintain peace in Kashmir was to ensure implementation of resolutions relating to the Indian-held Kashmir.
- Kashmir freedom moment foremost priority of PML-N Govt: Mushtaq Minhas
MUZAFFARABAD, Aug 21 : The Minister for Information Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mushtaq Minhas has said that Kashmir freedom moment was the utmost priority of PML-N government and all available resources would be utilized in this regard.
He said while talking to journalists here on Sunday, adding he said the Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has brought the Kashmir issue on limelight on international level with a great sagacity.
- Mamnoon Hussain strongly condemns Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir.
Gilglt, Aug 20, President Mamnoon Hussain says forces inimical to Pakistan are engaged in conspiring against China Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, and Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan are their special targets. He was addressing a laptop distributing ceremony among brilliant students of Karakoram International University at its Skardu campus on Saturday
- India non-serious in finding solution to Kashmir dispute: Maleeha Lodhi
NEW YORK, August 20, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said on Saturday that India is non-serious in finding a solution to the Kashmir dispute.
- Pakistan invites Indian Foreign Secretary for talks on Kashmi ISLAMABAD, August 19: The Foreign Office on Friday invited the Indian Foreign Secretary to visit Islamabad for discussion on the Kashmir dispute and to find a fair and just solution as per United Nations Security Council resolutions.
- Ban Ki-moon condemned killings in IHK
NEW YORK, August 19: United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the killings of Kashmiri protesters by Indian security forces in occupied Kashmir.
- Maleeha seeks UN’s intervention on Kashmir dispute
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Friday said India is non-serious in resolving Kashmir issue and it is obligatory upon the United Nations to persuade the Modi government for peaceful settlement of this long standing dispute.
- Pakistan support for Kashmir cause unflinching: Pervaiz Rashid
Islamabad, August 19: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that a strong and stable Pakistan could advocate Kashmir cause at international level in an effective manner and instability in Pakistan at this critical juncture of Kashmir movement could harm the Kashmir cause.
- Pakistan fully supports kashmir cause: Musadik
Islamabad, August 18: Pakistan fully supports the struggle of people in Indian occupied Kashmir for their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations resolutions.This has been stated by Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr Musadik Malik while talking to newsmen in Islamabad.
- Action plan for Kashmir
Lahore, August 18: An all party’s conference of the national leaders and the leaders of the occupied and Azad Kashmir was held in Islamabad. Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, the Ameer of Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan, presided over the conference. The agenda of the conference was to consider the prevailing situation after the martyrdom of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in occupied Kashmir.
- Kashmir dialogue
(Editorial) August 17: Despite the toxic atmosphere currently poisoning Pak-India relations, it is welcome that Islamabad has reached out to New Delhi to discuss the Kashmir problem. On Monday, the foreign secretary gave the Indian high commissioner in Islamabad a letter intended for his counterpart in New Delhi, inviting him to discuss the issue.
- Pakistan PM Sharif reiterates stand on Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to extend Pakistan’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the “indigenous freedom struggle” in Jammu and Kashmir. Sharif made the remarks to Sardar Yaqoob Khan, the outgoing President of the Pakistani side of Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported.
- World supports Pakistan’s dialogue offer to resolve Kashmir issue: Sartaj
ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 : Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Tuesday said Pakistan was ready to
resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue, but India was budging from its commitment by completely neglecting the core
issue. He said Pakistan was ready for dialogue and such a good intention had been supported by the world.
- Kashmir issue: Pakistan invites India to secretary-level talks
ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 : Pakistan has formally invited India to secretary-level talks on Kashmir.
The Foreign Office said in a statement that Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry called on Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale on Monday afternoon and handed over a letter to him that was addressed to his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
- Modi’s assertions termed a bid to dilute Kashmir Intifada
ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 : Hurriyet leaders,in Indian held Kashmir, have strongly rejected the Indian Prime Minister,Narendra Modi’s assertions on Balochistan and Azad Kashmir.The Chief Organizer of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Altaf Shah, in an interview in Srinagar said that instead of commenting on internal issues of Pakistan, Narendra Modi should introspect and stop human rights violations in the valley,reported Kashmir Media Service.
- US expresses concern over violent incidents in Indian-held Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Aug 16, The United States has expressed concern over the violent incidents in occupied Kashmir.A US State Department Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said that Washington will encourage every positive step for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.
- Modi’s speech proves RAW’s meddling in Balochistan, says Aziz
ISLAMABAD: Aug 16, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to divert global attention from the tragedy in India-held Kashmir.“Modi was only trying to divert world attention from the grim tragedy that has been unfolding in Indian-occupied Kashmir over the past five weeks,” said Aziz, referring to Modi’s comments.
- Pak HC’s Kashmir remarks madden India
ISLAMABAD: Aug 15, A war of words began between Pakistan and India on Sunday when Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit said Pakistan was dedicating its Independence Day to Kashmir’s freedom and vowed to extend diplomatic, political and moral support to its people.
- Kashmir issue must be resolved: Mamnoon
ISLAMABAD, Aug 14, Addresses 70th Independence Day ceremony
President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday said Pakistan’s future was in a strong democracy that would ensure progress, prosperity and development of the country.
- Rally held for Kashmir cause
The Difah-e-Pakistan Council organised a ‘Karavan-e-Kashmir’ rally in the city on Sunday. Commencing from Safari Park, the rally culminated at Hasan Square as the participants raised slogans against Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir.
- PM dedicates Independence Day to Kashmir freedom
ISLAMABAD, Aug 13 PM Nawaz Sharif has dedicated this year’s Independence Day to the freedom of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.I dedicate this year’s August 14th to the freedom of Kashmir. I dedicate it to those people of Kashmir, who bravely faced the Indian oppression but kept the spirit of freedom alive,” he said in his message to the nation on Independence Day.
- Pakistan to invite India for ‘exclusive dialogue on Kashmir’
ISLAMABAD, Aug 12 (APP): Pakistan will invite India for an exclusive dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir, despite the stalled Composite Dialogue process between the two countries.“The foreign secretary will formally write a letter to his counterpart soon to discuss the issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs said here at a press conference on Friday.
- Pakistan highlighted Kashmir issue at int’l fora: Mushahidullah
ISLAMABAD, (Aug 11): Secretary Information PML-N, Mushahidullah Khan on Wednesday said that Pakistan highlighted Kashmir issue at international fora including United Nation (UN).Speaking in a private news channel programme, he said Pakistan supported morally and politically to Kashmir indigenous struggle.
- Air chief briefs Lankan president on held Kashmir
COLOMBO: (Aug 10)Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman of the Pakistan Air Force met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena here on Tuesday and while pledging Pakistan’s unflinching support to his country, also briefed him about the current disturbances in India-held Kashmir.
- PM Sharif draws UN attention on Indian atrocities in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: (Aug 09): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has written letters to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, urging efforts to end the persistent and egregious violation of the basic human rights of the Kashmiri people and also to implement UN Security Council Resolutions, which provide for self determination of the Kashmiri people through a fair and impartial plebiscite under the aspiration of the UN.
- ‘Kashmir’s resolution vital for peace in South Asia’
ISLAMABAD: (Aug 09): Pakistan People’s Party Member National Assembly (MNA) Belum Hasnain on Monday said Kashmir’s resolution is vital for peace not only in South Asia but in the entire world. Hasnain said that Kashmir was an international issue and should be resolved as per the wishes of the Kashmiris.
- The third intifada in Kashmir
This year Independence Day comes at a time when Indian-held Kashmir is witnessing Kashmir’s ‘third intifada’. This current intifada comes in the age of information empowerment of the Kashmiri masses where monopolisation of information by the Indian establishment and brutal security apparatus is not possible.
- World urged to take on Indian terrorism in Kashmir
LAHORE: (Aug 07) The struggle of Kashmiri freedom fighters dates back to the time when the British and the Hindus conspired to annex the territory of Kashmir to India at the time of partition, NPT Chairman Rafique Tarrar said yesterday.
- Taking Sides On Kashmir
When asked to comment on the war of words between the Indian and Pakistani home ministers at the recent SAARC meeting, deputy spokesperson of the US State Department, Mark Toner replied in a cautious, diplomatic – and ultimately evasive – tone.
- PM seeks UN’s help in provision of medical assistance for Kashmir unrest victims
- Islamabad (Aug 6) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday directed authorities to contact United Nations for the provision of medical assistance to victims of violence in Indian-held Kashmir especially those affected by the indiscriminate use of pellets.
- Pakistan offers medical treatment to victims of state violence in Kashmir
- ISLAMABAD: (Aug 6) Pakistan on Saturday vowed to arrange medical treatment for victims of state oppression by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
- Pakistan requests ‘Doctors Without Borders’ to provide medical aid to Kashmiris
Islamabad, (Aug 6) Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Friday requested Médecins Sans Frontières … many injured people have lost their eyesight from shotgun injuries.
- Women protest Kashmir violence in Karachi
- Karachi, Aug 05 (Press TV) Violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir has brought thousands of women protesters before the mausoleum of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the port of Karachi.
- Kashmir freedom movement calls upon UN Security Council to ensure protection of civilians in IHK
MUZAFFARABAD, Aug 4 (APP): Kashmir freedom movement has stepped up its diplomatic campaign to highlight the gross violations of human rights in Jammu Kashmir.The secretary foreign affairs bureau of the Kashmir Freedom Movement Engineer Aftab Khan has said in a letter written to the president of the United Nations Security Council Dato Ramlan Bin Ibrahim. Drawing his attention towards the extremely volatile situation
- Violence in occupied Kashmir is terrorism: Nisar
Islamabad (Aug 04): Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday termed violence on Kashmiris by Indian security forces as ‘terrorism.’Addressing a one-day meeting of home ministers from countries belonging to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), Nisar said there was a difference between fighting for freedom and terrorism.
- Kashmir main pillar of foreign policy: PM
Islamabad (Aug 04): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday said the Kashmir issue is the main pillar of Islamabad’s foreign policy.Sharif, addressing the concluding session of the three-day conference of Pakistani envoys in Islamabad, stated that “desire of freedom is running in the blood of Kashmiris”.
- Kashmir issue is not India’s internal matter: PM
ISLAMABAD (Aug 03): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday remarked that Kashmir issue is the main pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy.Speaking at the concluding session of a three-day conference of Pakistani envoys in Islamabad, the prime minister stated that desire of freedom is running in the blood of Kashmiris.
- Bleeding Kashmir seeks world attention: Speakers
Islamabad (Aug 03): Speakers at the seminar urged the world community to give due attention to the grave situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. Flagrant violations in Indian occupied Kashmir and brutal actions of killing and injuring innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupying forces need immediate attention.
- The long struggle for Kashmir’s freedom
The visit of the Indian home minister to Islamabad to attend the Saarc ministerial meeting in connection with the forthcoming summit in November provides an opportunity to unfreeze the current gridlock between the two countries.
- NA endorses Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination
ISLAMABAD(Aug 02): The National Assembly on Tuesday extended complete support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for their right to self-determination.The 34th session of the National Assembly began in Islamabad on Monday evening with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.
- Pakistan intensifying diplomatic efforts to highlight Indian atrocities in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD(Aug 02): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan is intensifying diplomatic efforts to sensitise the world about the Indian atrocities on the people of Occupied Kashmir. Letters were being sent in this regard to five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
- Azad Kashmir marches against Indian violence in the occupied zone
MUZAFFARABAD (Aug 02): A large number of people including refugees from Indian-held Kashmir came out on the streets in Muzaffarabad, capital of Azad Kashmir, to stage a rally against Indian violence on people across the Line of Control (LoC), just weeks after the extra-judicial killing of Burhan Wani, a pro-freedom insurgent leader in the occupied zone.
- Kashmir liberation an ideological war, says Siraj
LAHORE (Aug 01): A large number of people from the Punjab capital and surrounding areas joined the Kashmir Azadi march of the Jamaat-e-Islami to express their solidarity with the valiant Kashmiris struggling for their right of self-determination.
- Candlelit vigil for Held Kashmir martyrs
LAHORE (Aug 01): Dozens of schoolchildren on Sunday held a candlelight vigil for the martyrs of Kashmir and expressed solidarity with Kashmiri people. Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK) organised the candlelight vigil in which children carrying placards chanted slogans against India and the United Nations.
- Lawyers want HR violations in Kashmir be brought to world court
Islamabad (July 31): Lawyers on Friday demanded that human rights violations in Kashmir be brought to the international court of justice. The legal fraternity presented a memorandum of protest to the United Nation Office in the federal capital against the atrocities committed by India through state sponsored terrorism in Kashmir.
- No talks with India sans Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (July 30): Declaring liberation of Occupied Kashmir a ‘national objective’, Pakistan yesterday ruled out possibility of the Composite Dialogue with India without having Kashmir issue on the agenda.“Kashmir will be the core issue in any (broad spectrum) dialogue with India, whenever it takes place,” Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria told the weekly press briefing here at the Foreign Office.
- World support for Kashmiris’ right of self-determination sought
Jakarta (July 29): The speakers at a seminar asked the Indonesian government, freedom loving people and the International Community to support the right of self-determination of Kashmiri Muslims suffering the atrocities inflicted by the occupying Indian forces since last 70 years.
- Pervaiz asks India to give Kashmiris right of self-determination
ISLAMABAD (July 29): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid yesterday said that India should give Kashmiris their basic right of self-determination.Addressing a seminar on Kashmir here, he said that the present govt is effectively highlighting the Kashmir issue at international forums and Pakistan is committed to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people.
- “Pakistan to take up Kashmir issue forcefully during next session of UNGA”: FO
Islamabad (July 28) , Pakistan has emphasized that solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute lies in implementation of UN resolution envisaging holding of a free, fair and impartial plebiscite under auspices of the world body.
- India should provide Kashmiris’ their basic right of self-determination
Islamabad (July 28) : Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid says Pakistan is committed to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people.Addressing a seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad on Thursday, he said Pakistan is a party to Kashmir issue and also a lawyer to fight this case.
- India cannot claim Kashmir as its essential part: Foreign Office
Islamabad (July 28) : The Foreign Office said that India had violated United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) resolutions by calling the disputed area of Kashmir an essential part of its territory. While talking to state-owned Television, FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said Pakistan would always resist this argument at every legal and diplomatic forum.
- Pakistan decides to contact Facebook over Kashmir posts’ censorship
Islamabad (July 28), Pakistan has decided to contact Facebook administration to discuss the issue regarding censorship on posts highlighting the Indian forces’ brutality on innocent people of occupied Kashmir, Dunya News reported. During weekly press briefing in Islamabad, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nasfees Zakaria stated that Pakistan will present its reservations on the matter.
- ‘Kashmir freedom to be PML-N’s priority’
Muzaffarabad(July 28): President of Pakistan Muslim League-N AJK chapter Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider on Sunday said Kashmir freedom struggle, good governance and local government elections would be top priority of the PML-N government in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
He expressed these views in an interview with a local daily here the other day.
- Pakistan questions Facebook ‘double standards’ on Kashmir issue
ISLAMABAD (July 28): As film makers, activists and journalists accused Facebook of blocking their accounts for posting messages and images related to the violence in Indian occupied Kashmir, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) raised questions on social network “double standards”.
- PM Nawaz, Gen. Raheel discuss regional security
Prime Minsiter Nawaz Sharif met Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday to discuss matters of regional security. The Prime Minister and army chief discussed the outcome of Indian atrocities in Indian-held Kashmir.
- Black Day observed on both sides of LoC
Black Day was observed across the country and on both sides of Line of Control on Wednesday to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir and condemn grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.
- Pakistan observing ‘black day’ against Indian ‘atrocities’ in Kashmir
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said India has no option but to “accept defeat” in the face of a “freedom wave in Kashmir” as Pakistan observed a “black day” on Wednesday to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Pakistan observes Black Day to protest alleged atrocities in Kashmir
Pakistan announced its decision to mark “Black Day” after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime minister Nawaz Sharif last week
- Black Day observed against Indian atrocities in IHK
HAFIZABAD: People from all walks of life here on Wednesday observed Black Day to protest against the genocide of innocent Muslims in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) and express solidarity with them.
- Pakistan observes ‘Black Day’ over Kashmir unrest
Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged India to grant self-determination right to Kashmiris, as Pakistan observed a protest day on Wednesday over alleged “repression” in the Indian-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region.
- Pakistan raises Kashmir issue with UN officials
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi briefed President of the Security Council for July Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho, Ban’s Chief of staff and Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on the situation in Kashmir.
- Pakistan observing ‘black day’ against Indian ‘atrocities’ in Kashmir
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said India has no option but to “accept defeat” in the face of a “freedom wave in Kashmir” as Pakistan observed a “black day” on Wednesday to express solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Pakistan calls for end to Indian atrocities in Kashmir
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has briefed the UN Security Council President, Ambassador Koro Bessho of Japan, and top UN officials on the deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir during which she called for an end to impunity and brutal repression of innocent civilians by occupation forces.
- Pakistan to observe ’Black Day’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani nation would observe Black Day on Wednesday to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren who are being subjected to worst brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
- Black Day being observed today to slam Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir
Rallies and functions will be held all over Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards the burning issue of Kashmir.
- Federal, provincial govt to observe Black Day
All the ministries and divisions of the federal government and the provincial governments on Monday were directed to observe ‘Black Day’ on July 20 to express solidarity with the people of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).
- Senate adopts resolution on held Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the recent killings of Kashmiris by the Indian army in held Kashmir.
- At UN, Pakistan seeks independent inquiry into killings in Kashmir
Notwithstanding India’s sharp response, Pakistan has demanded a UN-backed independent and transparent inquiry into the “extra-judicial” killings in Kashmir, terming the situation there a “grave threat to peace and security”.
Pakistan’s envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met Under Secretary General Edmond Mullet, the Chef de Cabinet of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon here (Continue…)
- Speakers concerned over Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a round table discussion on Thursday showed their deep concern that Indian aggression and brutality over Kashmiris elapses for more than six decades and Indian forces scar humanity with their acts of violence and bloodshed. Even the puppet CM of Occupied Kashmir declared such acts of cruelty and brutality as completely illegal and unconstitutional.(Continue…)
- General Raheel Sharif’s statement on IOK situation
ISLAMABAD : Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday that the world needs to recognise the aspiration of Kashmiri people and their struggle for freedom from the occupying forces. While condemning the killings of Kashmiri youth executed by Indian forces, General Raheel said the international community should help resolve the long-standing dispute for enduring peace in the region. He was chairing the Corps Commander Conference at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi where the army’s top brass took an in- depth review of the country’s internal security situation, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.
- PM Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says unarmed Kashmiris cannot be deterred from their rightful struggle for self-determination on gunpoint. In a statement, he said right to self-determination is just demand of Kashmiris in the light of UN resolutions. The Prime Minister urged India to respect human rights in Occupied Kashmir. He called on India to fulfill its commitment to hold plebiscite in Kashmir to ascertain will of the people for their future alignment with either Pakistan or India. The Prime Minister expressed concern and deep sorrow over killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and other innocent Kashmiris at the hands of India troops. He said massacre of citizens by Indian forces is condemnable and use of force against Kashmiris is regrettable. Nawaz Sharif also expressed concerns over continued house arrest of Kashmiri leaders.
- Sartaj Aziz
Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz has said India cannot bury the Kashmir issue till Kashmiris are granted right to self-determination. In an interview with Radio Pakistan’s News and Current Affairs Channel, he strongly condemned the Indian forces brutalities’ in the held Kashmir during the last two days. He said India is committing serious human rights violations in Kashmir by suppressing the voice of Kashmiris. He said Pakistan wants to resolve all outstanding issues with India through composite dialogue.
- Pervez Rashid
Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has urged the international community to take notice of brutalities of the Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. Speaking in Radio Pakistan’s News and Current Affairs’ programme, he said India cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiris by committing such un-precedent atrocities against unarmed people. The Minister urged international community to play its role in granting Kashmiris’ their birth right to self-determination as promised by the first premier of India. He asked Indian government to refrain from changing demography of the occupied Kashmir.
- Foreign Office Spokesperson
Pakistan, while strongly condemning the continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir, has called for plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Office in a statement says the extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable. “Such acts are a violation of fundamental human rights of Kashmiris and can not deter the people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand for the realization of the right to self determination,” the statement added. Pakistan also has serious concerns over the detention of Kashmiri leadership in occupied Kashmir and calls upon the Indian government to fulfill its human rights obligations as well as its commitments under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Pakistan reiterates that the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is only possible by the realization of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, as per the UNSC resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.
- A new generation of struggle
ONCE again, Kashmir is on the boil. In spite of leadership being gagged, caged and confined, the so-called “peace” in the valley has been shattered. So far 30 youngsters, most of them teenagers, have been killed in cold blood, hundreds are wounded, many of them critically by the Indian armed forces in Kashmir. Men, women and children have been beaten up mercilessly on the streets and in their homes across Kashmir.(Continue….)
- Pakistan calls for plebiscite in strife-torn occupied Kashmir
UNITED NATIONS(APP): With the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir sharply deteriorating, Pakistan raised the issue in the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, making a clarion call for allowing the oppressed Kashmiri people their UN-pledged right to self-determination to establish peace and security in South Asia. (Continue…)
- US should do more on Kashmir
VOICING concerns over recent breakout of violence in occupied Kashmir, the US has urged all the sides to make efforts towards finding a peaceful solution. While appreciating the statement emanating from the US State department, we expect that Washington will use its clout on the Indian side to stop the unbridled killing spree in the occupied territory (Continue…)
- Kashmir: The Palestine next door
Clearly, it would be unrealistic to expect those moving and shaking the world with their ‘freedom and democracy’ agenda, to denounce the barbarity of Modi’s India in Kashmir.Can you imagine their indignation and loud warnings if something like this had happened in one of those countries? Imagine if it were China or Iran that had shot dead over 30 peaceful protesters. (Continue…)
- Kashmir bleeding again!
Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) during one year of PDP-BJP alliance with RSS assistant has fostered its agenda of IOK’s complete integration into India. Though legal experts of India and IOK High Court have clarified the permanent status of Article 370 of Indian Constitution, BJP’s agenda of division is still on table. (Continue…)
- Islamabad nudges UN veto club on Kashmir
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday approached the five veto-wielding members of the UN Security Council to take notice of the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and call on New Delhi to respect human rights in the violence-wrecked disputed Himalayan territory. (Continue….)
- PM convenes cabinet meeting to discuss situation in held Kashmir
LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has convened a special cabinet meeting to discuss the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir at Punjab Governor’s House on Friday.(Continue…)
- Answering the Kashmir question
Living up to their dark traditions of oppression and tyranny in the occupied state, the Indian security forces open indiscriminate fire on the thousands of protesters in Srinagar following the death of young Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar (Continue…)
- Pakistan strongly condemns continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in IOK
The extrajudicial killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and scores of other innocent Kashmiris is deplorable and condemnable. Such acts are a violation of fundamental (Continue…)
- P5 asked to take note of Indian atrocities in held Kashmir
As the bloodshed in India-held Kashmir sparked protests in the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and outside the UN office in Islamabad on Tuesday (Continue…)
- Call for peace in Kashmir
Terming it a serious violation of human rights, the Civil Society Network Pakistan yesterday condemned the brutal killing of innocent Kashmiris in the occupied valley and called upon the human rights bodies to play their role to end this genocide by the Indian forces.(Continue…)
- People say Kashmir unrest to jolt region
People living in Rawalpindi-Islamabad, including Kashmiris, are alive to what’s happening in Kashmir valley occupied by India by force in violation of the United Nations Charter and universal human rights. Reportedly, the death toll is more than 30, including the killing of young freedom fighter Burhan Wani. (Continue…)
- One picture that sums up situation in Indian-held Kashmir
As the 86th Kashmir Martyrs Day is being observed on both sides of the Line of Control on Wednesday (Today), an image of a classified ads page from a Kashmiri newspaper sums up the situation about how life in the disputed valley has been affected by the clashes.(Continue…)
- Press India to respect human rights in Kashmir: Pakistan to UNSC members
Pakistan on Tuesday asked the five permanent UNSC members to take notice of the tense situation in Kashmir and call on India to “respect human rights” of the people in the violence-hit Valley. (Continue…)