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PM proposes formalization of LoC ceasefire, demilitarization of Kashmir

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (DNA): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday proposed formalization of the 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control and expansion of the UN observers to monitor the ceasefire.Addressing the UN General Assembly he also suggested demilitarization of Kashmir.“I want to use the opportunity today to propose a new peace initiative with India, starting with measures that are the simplest to implement,” he said.“One, we propose that Pakistan and India formalize and respect the 2003 understanding for a complete ceasefire on the Line of Control in Kashmir. ForRead More

Saudi Arabia always supported Pakistan during difficult time: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 30 (DNA) – Federal Minister for Planning and Development Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal said that Pakistan’s closest relationship with Saudi Arabia is the cardinal principle of its foreign policy – backed by all political parties in the country. Strong relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always stood the test of time and Riyadh always supported Islamabad during difficult times, he said in his brief comments on the eve of 85th National Day of Saudi Arabia. The reception to mark the occasion was hosted by Saudi Arabian ambassador to PakistanRead More

India breaking international law: senior Nepali lawmaker says

KATHMANDU: A senior Nepali lawmaker, tipped to be the next prime minister, on Wednesday accused neighbouring giant India of breaking international law by deliberately halting cross-border trade, forcing the landlocked nation to ration fuel. Since last Thursday, members of an ethnic minority living in Nepal’s southern plains have blocked a critical trade route into the country from India in protest over the new constitution adopted on September 20. Officials say cargo movement through other border checkpoints has also declined sharply since last week, sparking fears of a fuel shortage andRead More

Pakistan beats Bangladesh in 1st Women T20 Cricket Match by 29 runs

KARACHI: Pakistan women cricket team on Wednesday defeated Bangladesh by 29 runs in first Twenty20 in Karachi. Pakistan captain Sana Mir decided to bat first after winning the toss and gave target of 125 runs to Bangladesh team who only managed to post 95/7 in 20 overs. Vice-captain Bismah Maroof, declared as player of the match, played a stunning innings of 65* and snatched a 28-run victory against Bangladesh. The second Twenty20 will be played on October 2 and the two one-day matches will be played on October 4 andRead More

Series against Bangladesh will be a high-voltage series: Sana

KARACHI: With memories of a cut-throat finale at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon still fresh in her mind, Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir predicted a high-voltage series against Bangladesh women’s team during the next ten days. “People of Pakistan will see how competitive women’s cricket is,” Sana told reporters at the Southend Club in Karachi during a crowded press conference. “We are not going to take Bangladesh easy. Salma (Khatun) is the world’s number one all rounder and then there are a few other players such asRead More