October 19, 2019

Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of linking access to Afghanistan across the Wagah border for the transport of Indian goods

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has ruled out the possibility of linking access to Afghanistan across the Wagah border for the transport of Indian goods, arguing that transit trade is not a trilateral problem anyway. “We have asked Afghanistan not to link commercial access across the Wagah border and they accepted it because transit trade was a bilateral […]

American press slams India’s move to scrap Occupied Kashmir’s special status

NEW YORK: An important American newspaper denounced the decision of the Indian government to strip India-occupied Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status and asked to prevent “the madness of India from becoming a dangerous and unpredictable regional crisis.” In an editorial, the New York Times Editorial Board called the New Delhi measure, which was accompanied by […]

From Indian action to IMF’s caution, US reaction Situationer

ISLAMABAD: The day that New Delhi abolished the special status of India Held Kashmir and made it part of its own territory in flagrant violation of the UN Resolution on Kashmir, Washington called it “internal affairs” of India, while the IMF warned Pakistan not to leave the FATF the gray list could jeopardize the country’s […]

India’s step violates our territorial sovereignty: China

BEIJING: China on Tuesday opposed India’s decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir because it undermines Chinese territorial sovereignty. In a movement to strengthen its control over the Himalayan region, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped a constitutional provision that allowed the only Muslim-majority region occupied by India to enact its […]

Pakistan has many legal options in response to Indian move: legal experts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has several legal options in response to the recent unprecedented decision taken by the Indian government, which revokes article 370 of its constitution, stripping India Held Kashmir (IHK) of its special status. The other day, India revoked IHK’s special status and rushed through a presidential decree in an attempt to fully integrate its […]

Kashmir issue: We are prepared: Shall go to any extent, says COAS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has several legal options in response to the recent unprecedented decision taken by the Indian government, which revokes article 370 of its constitution, stripping India Held Kashmir (IHK) of its special status. The other day, India revoked IHK’s special status and rushed through a presidential decree in an attempt to fully integrate its […]

UN launches new Zimbabwe appeal as millions face food crisis

HARARE: the UN food agency launched an appeal of $ 331 million for donations of aid to feed millions of people in Zimbabwe, hit by the crisis, which is recovering from a drought and the high cost of foods. According to the World Food Program (WFP), about five million people, or one third of the […]

Govt unclear about $8.5 bn Chinese loan under IMF conditions

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Planning is not clear if Pakistan will be in a position to obtain a $ 8.5 billion Chinese loan for the construction of ML-1 under IMF conditions or not. This issue was discussed during the procedures of the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms of the National Assembly that met […]