Bilawal Zardari, Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Minister raised Jammu and Kashmir issue in New York, on September 23. Despite knowing the flood-affected situation in the Islamic country and seeking funds for the development of the country, the Minister expressed concern about the Jammu and Kashmir issue, relation with India and other political matters. Furthermore, while addressing the New York Council of Foreign Relation, Bilawal raised ways to… read-more
Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer has defended Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh. Notably, the Indian skipper is being brutally trolled for missing catch during the high-voltage India-Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 clash in Dubai on Sunday, September 4. Team India lost against Pakistan, and netizens blamed Singh. In defence, Gurmeet Singh said, "Everyone has their good and bad days. Sports should be treated like it is."
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
A contingent of Sikh Jatha has left Punjab for Pakistan, to celebrate Baisakhi in Lahore. One of the devotees rued that out of the 900 visa permit applications, only 705 permits could be approved, and hence, some devotees would miss the chance of Guru Drashan. Another pilgrim expressed the need for unity between the two neighbouring countries, and a relaxation in visa-related requirements.
Welcoming the recent military understanding between India and Pakistan, the Saudi Crown Prince has urged them to resolve their issues including the Kashmir issue. The development came during Pakistan PM Imran Khan and Crown Prince’s meeting held under Khan’s visit to the gulf country. While Saudi welcomed the recent Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement along LoC, both countries emphasized the importance of dialogue to resolve issues and ensure peace… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times
Amid the strained bilateral relationship with India, Pakistan High Commission has issued visas to 91 Indian pilgrims. While 47 pilgrims visiting the Katas Raj temple in Pakistan's Chakwal district will leave on December 23, another group of 44 pilgrims has returned from the Shadani Darbar temple in Sukkur. Reportedly, the Indian Sikh and Hindu pilgrims have been visiting Pakistan on special occasions under the bilateral agreement signed in… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Alarming against the growing distrust, UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the world is living in an environment of nuclear disaster. He urged the US and Russia to extend the disarmament treaty, START, which is set to expire next year. Guterres also called upon the members to strengthen the Non-proliferation Treaty, which completes 50 years in 2020. Reportedly, the review of the treaty was postponed owing to the pandemic.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz on September 23, criticized the army’s interference in political decisions, speaking over the Army-Chief Gen Bajwa and ISI's meeting with opposition leaders, last week. Reportedly, the meeting had taken place at army's General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. “From what I understand it was called to discuss Gilgit-Baltistan which is a political issue...These decisions should be made in… read-more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Pakistan dismissed India’s request of appointing an Indian lawyer or the Queen’s counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav's case. Calling it an 'unrealistic demand', Pakistan said that only lawyers having a license to practice law in Pakistan would be allowed. "Pakistan is not working as per orders of the International Court of Justice," Indian Foreign Ministry affirmed. Earlier, on Islamabad Court's direction, Pakistan gave a four-month extension to… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Pakistan is pushing to accord Gilgit-Baltistan a full-fledged province status. As per Express Tribune report, Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs claimed of PM Khan visiting the region soon to announce the decision. The minister also told that construction on Moqpondass Special Economic Zone will start under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. While clearing its stand, India said that entire J&K and Ladakh, including… read-more
Courtesy: The Hindu
Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ehsan Mani has announced that there can be no bilateral cricket series with India unless political conditions normalise. He also said BCCI would not be requested to allow Pakistani players to play in IPL. “At this moment I don't have any intention of playing any T20 league with India,” he added. It has been more than eight years since both sides have played on either soil.
Courtesy: News 18