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EU urged to fulfill its commitment towards people of J&K under UNSC resolutions ISLAMABAD: Recognizing the role of European Union as the flag bearer of human rights, the special envoys of Pakistan on Thursday urged parliamentarians and high officials of Belgium as well as European Union to fulfil their commitment towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions.The Prime Minister's special envoys, MNAs Ijaz ul Haq and Malik Uzair Khan, who are currently visiting Belgium to highlight the grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) at the EU institutions, think tanks and media, a message received here said.They briefed parliamentarians and high officials of Belgium as well as European Union about the ever deteriorating condition of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir resulting in over 100 deaths and 8000 serious injuries due to inhuman use of pallet guns.The envoys stressed that the international community must call on the Indian government to honour its human rights obligations and allow ...

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PM convenes meeting of Cabinet on Friday; to discuss situation in IoK ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has convened a meeting of the Federal Cabinet Friday that apart from the regular agenda items would discuss the situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK), a statement from the PM House said.On the directions of the Prime Minister the first agenda item of the cabinet meeting will be discussion on the situation in IoK, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) visit and his (PM) bilateral meetings with the ...

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Fund-supported programme helped Pak restoring macroeconomic stability: IMF ISLAMABAD: International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Pakistan's Fund-supported programme has helped the country restore macroeconomic stability, reduced vulnerabilities, and made progress in tackling key structural challenges.In a statement issued by the Fund after its Executive Board Completed the Twelfth and Final Review Under the Extended Fund Facility for Pakistan on Wednesday said that Pakistan's Economic growth has gradually increased and inflation has declined.The IMF said the External buffers have been bolstered, financial sector ...

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COAS hails Pakistan Army as the most battle hardened in the world RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said that armed forces of the country are the most battle-hardened forces in the world.The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Abbottabad and witnessed the finals of 4th COAS Young Soldiers Inter Central PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship at FF Centre. He also awarded prizes to the winners on the occasion, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Pakistan Army is ...

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Pakistan warns India; Aggression will not go unpunished: FO ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Thursday rubbished Indian claim of a "surgical strike" into Pakistan, saying such "falsified, concocted and irresponsible" statements can only escalate the fragile security situation in the region."We can assure India that any such aggression will not go unanswered or unpunished," the Foreign Office said in a hard-hitting statement.Pakistan blamed India of "deliberately escalating tension" at the LoC to divert attention from the continued deteriorating situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and ...