‘Welcome, but more seriousness is needed’

‘Welcome, but more seriousness is needed’

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday welcomed the fresh dialogue between India and Pakistan, but maintained that inclusion of Kashmir in the dialogue is a must. According to a statement issued here, a joint meeting of the conglomerate’s Executive Council, General Council, and Working Committee was held at its Rajbagh headquarters. The meeting was chaired […]

Autonomy only way forward to settle JK: NC

Autonomy only way forward to settle JK: NC

JAMMU: Reiterating its stand on the autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference on Saturday described it as the “core of the party’s political agenda” and a way forward towards resolution of the political issue of the State. In a resolution, adopted at an eight-hour long Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting, presided over by its […]

Pro-India parties responsible for genocide of Kashmiris: Geelani

Pro-India parties responsible for genocide of Kashmiris: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani said on Saturday that pro-India political parties—PDP, NC, People’s Conference—“solely are responsible for the genocide of Kashmiris”. “These parties are the main hurdle in the way of our cherished goal (of independence) and the struggle against illegal Indian occupation. I once again ask people to stay away […]

Mirwaiz asks OIC to play active role on Kashmir

Mirwaiz asks OIC to play active role on Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday asked the Organisation of Islamic Countries to play its role in ending “continuous suppression and oppression of Kashmiris by Indian forces”. Mirwaiz wrote a letter to OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani, saying Kashmiris have offered sacrifices for the right of self-determination promised them at […]

India not forthcoming on resuming talks: Pakistan

India not forthcoming on resuming talks: Pakistan

New York: India is not forthcoming in resuming comprehensive dialogue with Pakistan and such an attitude is impeding prospects of normalisation of bilateral relations, Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has said. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War College last […]

UNSC veto impedes Kashmir resolution, says Pakistan

UNSC veto impedes Kashmir resolution, says Pakistan

United Nations: Pakistan has said that the use of veto in the UN Security Council prevented a resolution of the Kashmir dispute and inhibited implementation of UN resolutions on the same. Pakistan’s UN Ambassador, Maleeha Lodhi, in the inter-governmental negotiation process on Security Council reform reiterated the country’s opposition to add new permanent members to […]

Pakistan says no change in position on Kashmir

Pakistan says no change in position on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: While strongly condemning the ‘brutality of Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir’, Pakistan said on Thursday that it has not changed its principled stance on Kashmir issue and would continue to raise the issue at every fora. “Whenever there are talks between India and Pakistan, Kashmir issue would remain on agenda,” Foreign Office (FO) […]

‘Foolish’, says Pakistan’s Mazari

‘Foolish’, says Pakistan’s Mazari

SRINAGAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Central Information Secretary, Shireen Mazari, on Wednesday lashed out at British foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, calling him “a foolish man” for saying the issue of Jammu and Kashmir should not be a pre-condition for resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue, Pakistan-based Dawn newspaper reported. “We really don’t need the British foreign secretary telling […]