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At UN, Pakistan hits back, calls India a sponsor and practitioner of state terrorism UNITED NATIONS: A top Pakistani diplomat Monday hit back after India leveled a series of allegations against Pakistan, including that Islamabad promotes terrorism, saying it was actually New Delhi that sponsors and perpetrates that menace and aggression against neighbouring countries. "Over the course of the last half century, India has sponsored and perpetrated terrorism and aggression against all its neighbours; creating terrorist groups; destabilizing and blockading neighbors to do its strategic bidding and sponsoring subversion, sabotage and terrorism in various parts of Pakistan,"Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said while excercizing her right of reply to the tirade by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the General Assembly earlier in the day. Ambassador Lodhi said Ms. Swaraj's statement was a"litany of falsehoods about Pakistan and a travesty of facts and history". "We reject all the baseless allegations made in that statement," the Pakistani envoy said in a hard hitting reply. "These allegations ...

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Kashmiris being bludgeoned, brutalized by India: Tehmina Janjua ISLAMABAD: The situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) is about the tragedy of Kashmiri people being bludgeoned and brutalized by India - the occupying power so that they give up their just struggle for their inherent right to self-determination.Ambassador Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva told this to the Human Rights Council, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Monday.She said ...

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Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate HEMPSTEAD: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in US history. The tight race for the White House and the unpredictable clash in styles between well-known but polarizing foes has generated wide interest in the potentially pivotal encounter, which comes six weeks before the Nov. 8 election. The ...

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UN Rights Council must force India to receive fact finding mission in IoK ISLAMABAD: Pakistan delegate to the United Nations Human Rights Council has stressed that the Council must not fail the Kashmiri people and demand India to receive the fact finding mission in Occupied Kashmir as suggested by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.The delegate termed Indian attempts at casting aspersions on Pakistan, as an act of desperation by India.It was trying to distract the attention of the international community from the terrible human rights situation in ...

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Kashmiris demonstrate in New York to protest Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir UNITED NATIONS: Raising vociferous anti-India slogans and waving placards, hundreds of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members Monday staged a demonstration in front of the United Nations building to condemn the killings of their brethren in Indian Occupied Kashmir to push the UN to implements its resolutions on the longstanding dispute, as India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the General Assembly. A group of Sikhs Joined the rally on a sunny day in New York ...