Hasina gets call from Pak PM ahead of India tour

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a surprise phone call from her Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan hours ahead of her visit to India, according to officials. Khan has been dialling up Muslim leaders around the world to drum up support for Islamabad on the Kashmir issue. Hasina’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told PTI that […]

Pak asks Taliban to resume talks with US

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday asked the Taliban to grasp the opportunity and resume talks with the US for an early and peaceful resolution of the conflict in Afghanistan, saying war is not a solution, as top leaders of the militant group met Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here. A high-level Taliban delegation met Qureshi as […]

Pak’s 70 yr plans will collapse once growth starts in JK: Jaishankar

Pak’s 70 yr plans will collapse once growth starts in JK: Jaishankar

Washington: Once India triggers development in Jammu and Kashmir, all of Pakistan’s plan for the last 70 years against the state would come to a naught, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar told a top US think tank here. The minister also pointed out to the Washington audience that the current suspension of the mobile network […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia to protest over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) that it said killed a woman. The Foreign Office said that Director-General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Ahluwalia and condemned the ceasefire violations by the Indian troops […]

US Congress panel to hold hearing focusing on Kashmir situation

US Congress panel to hold hearing focusing on Kashmir situation

Washington: A US Congressional sub-committee on Monday said it will hold a hearing on human rights situation in South Asia with focus on Kashmir on October 22. Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells, who oversees all State Department policy towards South Asia will testify at the hearing, Congressman Brad […]

India rejects third party mediation on Kashmir

Washington: Categorically rejecting any scope for third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said India’s stand has been clear for decades and the two countries can discuss the issue bilaterally. Jaishankar arrived here on Sunday night from New York after attending the annual General Assembly session of […]

Pak stands with Kashmiris, says Imran after returning from US

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the US on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not. Prime Minister Khan, who focussed on the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, told his party workers […]

‘Intn’l community will take note of situation in Kashmir’

Washington: While conceding that he has not received much traction for his shrill campaign on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he is confident that ultimately the international community will take note of the situation in the Valley. In an interview to CNN, Khan, Khan continued with his anti-India rhetoric and said there […]

Restore communication in Kashmir: US Congressmen

Washington:  Indian-American lawmaker Pramila Jayapal along with 13 other US Congressmen have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address concerns over the human rights situation in Kashmir and lift the communications blackout. A statement, addressed to Prime Minister Modi, was issued jointly by Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr, Judy Chu, Pramila Jayapal, Carolyn Maloney, Gerald […]

China raises Kashmir issue at UN; India reiterates ‘internal matter’

United Nations/New Delhi: Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the “dispute” should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement. China, a close ally of Pakistan, also stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally […]