Pakistan

Prime minister leaves for US on completion of Saudi visit

ISLAMABAD, Sep 21 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday left for the United States (US) after completing his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant Zulfiqar Bukhari, a PM Office statement said.

During the visit, the prime minister would address the United Nations General Assembly, besides meeting with the US leadership and other engagements.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan likely to meet Trump on Sep 23

Islamabad, Sep 20 (PTI) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to meet US President Donald Trump in New York on September 23 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, according to a media report.

Pakistani daily Dawn quoting diplomatic sources said this could be the first of the two meetings Prime Minister Khan is expected to have with President Trump during the UNGA session.

The Khan-Trump meeting will take place a day after Trump along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address more than 50,000 Indian-Americans at the "Howdy Modi!" mega event in Houston.

Belligerent Indian leadership persecuting minorities, become threat to regional, world peace: President

ISLAMABAD, Sep 20 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said the belligerent Indian leadership, with its thumb on nuclear button, was doggedly hinduizing India and persecuting minorities and had, therefore, become a threat not only to the regional and world peace, but also to the very social fabric of India itself.

He expressed these views while talking to Turkish media delegation, which led by Prof. Dr. Halil Toker, called on him here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

UN chief calls for respect for human rights in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, Sep 19 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the need for respecting human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir, which is under repressive lockdown for over six weeks now, and urged India and Pakistan to find a solution to the grave crisis through dialogue.

Responding to a question from a Pakistani journalist at his crowded press conference marking the start of the General Assembly’s 74th session, he said he would continue to advocate for the peaceful settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute, Kashmir Media Service reported.

Modi to be put on trial in court of law soon: Fakhar Imam

ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP): Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam Wednesday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be put on trial in the court of law soon for committing crimes against humanity in Kashmir.

Addressing a conference on Kashmir arranged by Senate of Pakistan, he said India had crossed all limits of tyranny and carried out human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.

He said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to put at stake the regional peace with its unconstitutional steps and narrow minded approach.

Indian SC verdict exposed lies of fascist Modi government : Firdous

ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Tuesday that the verdict of Indian Supreme Court on the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir has exposed lies of fascist Modi government.

In a tweet, she said that the Indian SC verdict was victory of Pakistan. She said that Indian repression and atrocities were retreating against the stead fastness and Kashmiris.

Petition raises Kashmir concerns

ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP): British Labour MP John Spellar has called on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obtain justice for the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Occupied Kashmir had its autonomy wiped out last month after restrictions were imposed on it by the Indian government.

40,000 Kashmiris arrested since August 5, says WPI leader

ISLAMABAD, Sep 16 (APP): Indian forces have arrested around 40,000 Kashmiris since August 5, the day when India abrogated Article 370 to scrap Jammu and Kashmir of its special status in the Indian constitution.

According to Kashmir Media Service, this was disclosed by Sheema Mohsin, a senior leader of the Welfare Party of India during a media interview in New Delhi. Sheema along with a three-member delegation of Welfare Party of India visited occupied Kashmir from September 12 and 13.

Pakistan committed to send its first astronaut by 2022: Fawad

ISLAMABAD, Sep 15 (APP): Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Sunday said Pakistan was committed to send its first astronaut to space by 2022.

China would collaborate with Pakistan in its space mission, he said, adding the selection process for the astronaut would start in 2020. Initially, 50 persons would be selected and then the list would come down to 25 in 2022, out of them only one would be sent to the space, he told a private news channel.

The Pakistani Air Force, he said, would play an important role in the astronaut’s selection.

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