JKLF writes open letter to Commonwealth nations to resolve Kashmir issue

JKLF writes open letter to Commonwealth nations to resolve Kashmir issue

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has written an open letter to the leaders of 53 Commonwealth nations attending their biennial meeting in London this week urging them to find solution to Kashmir issue, party said on Monday. A party spokesperson in a statement issued here said that JKLF has urged the Commonwealth countries to […]

UN urges Pakistan, India to de-escalate LoC tensions

UN urges Pakistan, India to de-escalate LoC tensions

UNITED NATIONS: A senior United Nations (UN) official has urged India and Pakistan to address their outstanding issues through peaceful means, reiterating UN secretary general’s concern over the growing tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). UN Political Affairs Assistant Secretary General Miroslav Jenca made these remarks during his talks with top Pakistani officials during […]

Pak Army chief backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir

Pak Army chief backs dialogue with India to resolve disputes, including Kashmir

Islamabad: The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan’s Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said. Bajwa’s remarks came during his speech at the passing-out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul yesterday, according to a statement by […]

Ceasefire violation in Rajouri

Ceasefire violation in Rajouri

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Saturday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, prompting retaliation from this side, officials said. A defence spokesperson said there was no report of any casualty in the skirmishes, which continued for several hours. Pakistani troops […]

Dineshwar Sharma, others meet Governor

Dineshwar Sharma, others meet Governor

JAMMU: Government of India’s Special Representative for Dialogue in J&K, Dineshwar Sharma, called on Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan on Fruday. Governor and Sharma held extended discussions regarding the crucial importance of maintaining peace and normalcy in the State alongside the effective functioning of the administrative apparatus. A statement also said that that […]

Everyone should sit together and talk, including Pakistan: DGP

Everyone should sit together and talk, including Pakistan: DGP

Srinagar: The solution to the Kashmir problem lies not in the gun but in everyone sitting down to talk, including Pakistan, J&K Director-General of Police SP Vaid said on Thursday in a live question-answer session on the JK Police’s official Twitter handle. When asked about suggestions on resolving the Kashmir conflict, Vaid said: “I wish […]

Meeting between PM Modi, Pak PM Abbasi unlikely during CHOGM

Meeting between PM Modi, Pak PM Abbasi unlikely during CHOGM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to have bilateral talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi when the two attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London next week, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs said. During his visit to the UK from April 17-20, Modi will meet his […]

Pak accuses India of ‘scuttling’ SAARC summit

Pak accuses India of ‘scuttling’ SAARC summit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday accused India of “scuttling” the process to reconvene the SAARC summit in Islamabad and “holding hostage” the development and economic progress of the whole region. India has said that it was difficult to proceed with the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) initiative under current circumstances, citing Pakistan’s continuing support to […]

1,700 Sikhs from India arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi

LAHORE: Around 1,700 Sikh pilgrims from India on Thursday arrived in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi district. The Sikhs, who arrived at Wagah railway station by special trains, were greeted by Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Secretary Tariq Khan, Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee president Sardar Tara Singh and other […]