PM to embark on three-day Azerbaijan visit Thursday

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will embark on a three-day visit to Azerbaijan on Thursday wherein he would discuss with the leadership of host country the bilateral relations, economic cooperation besides exchanging views on regional and international issues. At the invitation of President Ilham Aliyev, this will be the first

AJK PM urges UN to take notice of illegal detention of JKLF leader

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has urged the United Nations General Secretary to take notice of illegal detention of Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik by the Indian authorities.According to a news channel, in his letter to the United Nations General Secretary

NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq lambasts PTI for absence at joint session

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for boycotting a joint session of parliament on Kashmir held last week. “We [lawmakers] should have given the message that we are united, but one party was absent from the session,” Sadiq told journalists. “They should ask themselves whether

Punjab Govt considering to link prices of meat to its quality

MULTAN: Punjab government is contemplating to link prices of beef and mutton to its quality. The step is being taken to offer handsome return to cattle rearers and ensure supply of healthy meat to citizens, said Punjab Agriculture and Meat Company (PAMCO) Chairman and noted progressive farmer Mumtaz Ahmed Khan Manais

COAS visits frontlines along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Sunday visited frontlines troops, deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Haji Pir Sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The COAS was given detailed briefing by the local formation commander on operational preparedness of the units and formation, Inter Services

Pakistan urges Afghan refugees repatriation by 31st March 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged Afghan refugees to ensure their repatriation by 31st March of next year. In a statement, the Ministry of States And Frontier Regions has advised them to adopt the way of voluntary and dignified return to their country in extended time, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday. The Ministry said

Two youth killed in Langate in IOK: Puppet authorities

SRINAGAR: The puppet authorities have claimed that two youth were killed in an encounter with Indian forces at Langate in Handwara area of Kupwara district, this morning. According to Kashmir Media Service, the youth were killed near Indian Army’s 30-Rashtriya Rifles camp in Langate. The authorities said that search operation was

Indian forces resort to unprovoked firing at Iftikharabad, Kel sector

RAWALPINDI: Indian troops have resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Iftikharabad and kel sector here on Wednesday, in Azad Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC), ISPR reported. According to Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR), Pakistani troops befittingly responded to the firing at Iftikharabad and Kel sector here on Wednesday.

International community should condemn Indian fabrications: COAS

RISALPUR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said any aggression by the country’s enemy would be met with a befitting response as he called on the international community to condemn Indian fabrications against Pakistan. “We have recently witnessed an unfortunate display of utter desperation playing out inside Occupied Kashmir

Forceful anti-India protest held in valley

SRINAGAR: Forceful anti-India protest demonstrations and rallies, in occupied Kashmir, marked by restrictions continued on the 89th consecutive day, in the territory. People including women and children defied restrictions and came out of  their houses after Zuhr prayers and held anti-India protests in Srinagar, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora, Pulwama,Kulgam, Shopian, Islamabad and