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Jordan condemns Israel for new Jerusalem construction

Jordan‘s foreign minister on Friday condemned Israel for approving thousands of housing construction in the occupied West Bank and considered it a “flagrant violation of international law and undermining the foundations of peace.” In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Haitham Abu al-Foul said the kingdom condemns Israeli authorities’ approval of building 3,557 new settlement units in Palestine, and considers it a “flagrant violation of international law and resolutions of international legitimacy.” Abu al-Foul stressed that the settlement policy is “illegal, rejected and condemned.” The Israeli step “is unilateral and represents a violation of international law and undermines the foundations ofRead More

Rana Shamim affidavit: Indictment of ex-GB judge, others postponed as court gives time to ‘reflect’

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday postponed the framing of charges in a contempt of court case against former Gilgit-Baltistan chief justice Rana Shamim, Jang Group owner Mir Shakeelur Rehman and senior journalists Ansar Abbasi and Aamir Ghauri on Friday in connection with a news report about an affidavit that accused former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar of trying to delay the release from prison of top PML-N leadership. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah gave Shamim and the others time until the next hearing on January 20 to “reflect” onRead More

Admin halts tourists as Galyat become overcrowded

ISLAMABAD, Jan 07 (DNA): Galyat administration has urged the tourists toavoid entering the region as Murree, Ayubia, and other galis have becomeovercrowded. Galyat Development Authority (GDA) Spokesperson Ahsan Hameed in anofficial statement said on Friday that Galyat has a large number oftourists, so do not travel further. While Abbottabad Galyat Development Authority Director General RazaHabib talked to the media said Galyat region has a capacity of only20,000 tourists. But, around one lakh tourists has entered in Galyat region so there areall hotels are booked and no more room available, heRead More

Pakistan Embassy in Vienna marks “Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day”

Vienna, Jan 7: Today, the Embassy of Pakistan in Vienna, Austria, organized an event to mark the Kashmiris’ right to Self-Determination Day.The event at the Embassy was attended by the members of Pakistani and Kashmiri community in Austria and media persons. Messages of the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, issued on the occasion, were read out. In his remarks, Ambassador Aftab Ahmad Khokher recalled that the right to self-determination was enshrined in all major international human rights instruments including the UN Charter. He said that theRead More

Oman delegation meets Sadiq Sanjrani

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/- Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani called for diversifying the already cordial ties with Oman and laid emphasis on increasing bilateral trade and economic relations in different sectors. He was expressing these views while talking to a delegation of Oman led by Radha Al Saleh, Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and industries of Oman at the Parliament House on Friday.  The Chairman Senate observed that Pakistan highly values its bilateral relations with friendly country Oman and there is need to bring business communities  of the two sides more closeRead More

Beijing Games ceremony to include ‘unprecedented’ cauldron lighting

The opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Winter Games next month will include an opening ceremony “different” to the 2008 summer Games in the city and will light the cauldron in a way “unprecedented in the over 100-year history of the Olympic Games,” chief director Zhang Yimou has promised. The 71-year-old filmmaker Zhang will become the first man to direct both summer and winter ceremonies as Beijing becomes the first city to host both versions of the Games. “It’s a great honor to direct the opening ceremony for the secondRead More