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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

 

Pak-China joint statement on occupied Kashmir irks India

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NEW DELHI: India is unhappy over the reference of situation in the occupied Kashmir in the Pakistan-China joint statement issued Sunday after the conclusion of visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Islamabad. “We reject the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued by China and Pakistan after the recent visit of Chinese Foreign Minister. J&K is an integral part of India,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said. The Chinese foreign minister was in Islamabad over the weekend to hold discussions with Pakistani leadership on variousRead More


Pak vs SL: Sri Lanka says India not behind players who refused Pakistan tour

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan has been embroiled in controversies since day one and now the decision of top Lankan players to opt out of it has given it a new twist. Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday accused India of trying to jeopardise the tour by influencing Sri Lankan players. “Informed sports commentators told me that India threatened SL players that they ll be ousted from IPL if they don’t refuse Pak visit,” he said. Reacting to the statement, Sri Lanka Sports Minister Harin Fernando said that there’s noRead More


Foreign Minister meets the President Human Rights Council

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Geneva, 11th September, 2019. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday met with President of the Human Rights Council (HRC) Ambassador Coly Seck, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations and, at the United Nations in Geneva. The Foreign Minister discussed with the HRC President the continued and deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) in the wake of recent Indian actions of 5 August 2019.   The Foreign Minister highlighted that India was attempting to change the demography of IOJ&K through its illegalRead More


Foreign Minister and UN Human Rights Commissioner discusses human rights situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir  

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Geneva 11th September, 2019 Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet to discuss the fast deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K). The Foreign Minister highlighted that India’s illegal and unilateral actions were not only in breach of international human rights and humanitarian law but also violated the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir. He apprised the High Commissioner that since August 5, over 6,000 people have been arrested. Young boys in largeRead More


Statement of 50 countries at the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in IOJ&K

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  Below is the text of the Joint Statement delivered today by Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of over 50 countries from across various regions regarding the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in IOJ&K: Quote “Mr. President, The worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Administered Jammu & Kashmir, especially following decisions taken on August 5, 2019, requires urgent attention by the Human Rights Council and human rights mechanisms. We share the concern expressed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Michelle BacheletRead More


England, France hammer minnows, Ronaldo shines for Portugal

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PARIS: England and Portugal both scored five goals while France scored three as they overcame lowly-ranked Kosovo, Andorra and Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying on Tuesday. Captain Ronaldo, making his 160th international appearance, scored four as Portugal won 5-1 in Vilnius and strengthened their position in Group B after a sluggish start.