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No clue to missing Italian, British climbers on Nanga Parbat

No clue to missing Italian, British climbers on Nanga Parbat

ISLAMABAD: A week on, the circumstances of how two Italian and British climbers went missing on Nanga Parbat are still not clear, Pakistan based Dawn reported. With the air space closed on Friday, a ground team consisting of high altitude climbers Mohammad Ali Satpar, Dilawar Hussain and Imtiyaz Hussain – all from the Satpara Village […]

Erdogan, Imran Khan discuss Kashmir, Indo-Pak tensions

Erdogan, Imran Khan discuss Kashmir, Indo-Pak tensions

Srinagar: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed recent tensions between Pakistan and India over the phone with the Pakistani premier Imran Khan on Thursday, Turkish presidential sources said. According to a statement from the Pakistani prime ministry, Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed appreciation for Imran Khan’s move to release a captured Indian fighter pilot who intruded […]

UN chief calls India-Pak to take steps for ‘meaningful mutual engagement’

UN chief calls India-Pak to take steps for ‘meaningful mutual engagement’

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with “deep concern” the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, calling on both sides to urgently take steps for a “meaningful mutual engagement”. In the wake of the Pulwama attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan. India carried out air strikes against […]

India, Pak should avoid further military action: Pentagon

India, Pak should avoid further military action: Pentagon

Washing: Fearing an escalation of the current tensions between India and Pakistan, the Pentagon has urged the two South Asian neighbours to avoid further military action,PTI reported. Tensions between India and Pakistan rose following the February 14 attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group claimed […]

Pak will raise ‘India’s violation’ with UN, OIC

Pak will raise ‘India’s violation’ with UN, OIC

Islamabad: Pakistan will raise the issue of India’s “violation” of the Line of Control (LoC) at the United Nations and other international forums, Pakistan media reported Tuesday, quoting sources. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the top civil and military leadership, including Army chief […]

Indo-Pak tensions: UK calls for ‘diplomatic solution’, China asks for ‘restrain’

Indo-Pak tensions: UK calls for ‘diplomatic solution’, China asks for ‘restrain’

London/Beijing: The British government has called on India and Pakistan to pursue diplomatic solutions in the wake of the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt held telephonic conversations with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) […]

OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the results of the plebiscite in the southern Philippines, which provide expanded autonomy to the country’s Muslims in the framework of ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The BOL is the result of decades-long peace negotiations concluding with the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro […]

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Manila: Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines’ south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty. The results, announced on Friday, will begin the process of the Catholic-majority nation’s largest rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, […]

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

No option for India but to talk to Pakistan, says ex-FM Kasuri

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri has said that long-lasting peace between Pakistan and India was possible through people-to-people contact. “We have taken the Kartarpur initiative believing that no progress can be achieved regarding peace between the two countries without people-to-people contact. In fact, long-lasting peace is only possible through this, but unfortunately […]