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OPCW: Chlorine used in regime attack on Syria’s opposition-held area in 2016

Chlorine was used in the regime attack on an opposition-held area in Syria in 2016 in which at least 20 people suffered breathing difficulties, the world’s chemical weapons watchdog concluded Tuesday. The incident near a field hospital outside the town of Kafr Zeita came shortly after witnesses reported a helicopter dropping at least one object, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said. Inspectors obtained an industrial chlorine cylinder retrieved from the site and were able to “positively link” it to the October 1, 2016 attack, helped by digital evidence and witness interviews, it said.Read More

Uyghur Muslims urge International Criminal Court to launch probe into China

Several groups acting in unison with victims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday to launch an investigation into alleged crimes Chinese authorities commit against Uyghurs. The East Turkistan Government in Exile, Human Rights Watch Association of East Turkistan, the Association of Turkic World Solidarity and Cooperation as well as the Uyghur diaspora residing in Turkey held a news conference at a hotel in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul. Halit Kanak, the head of the Association of Turkic World Solidarity and Cooperation, said the group urgedRead More

US $6.4 mn grant for 30 cultural heritage projects

Nazir Siyal KARACHI: U.S. Consul General Mark Stroh joined Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) Executive Director Dr. Faiza Mushtaq, Sindh Exploration and Adventure Society (SEAS) President Dr. Kaleemullah Lashari, SEAS Secretary General Dr. Asma Ibrahim, and other guests to celebrate the successful renovation of the historic Nusserwanjee Building. This landmark restoration was made possible through a $140,000 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grant to restore the building implemented by SEAS and facilitated by IVS. The United States has awarded more than $6.4 million dollars (approximatelyRead More

“Put Pakistan on Your Travel Map” virtual panel sheds light on Pakistan tourism”

London: The High Commission for Pakistan, London and Capra Falconeri Traveller magazine jointly organized a virtual panel discussion entitled “Put Pakistan on Your Travel Map” on 31 January 2022. The purpose was to attract international tourists to make Pakistan their next travel destination and uncover its hidden treasures.The panelists included famous Scottish photographer Colin Prior, Jonny Bealby of Wilde Frontiers, multi-award-winning travel journalist Emma Thomson and wildlife photographer Ghulam Rasool. Anam Hussain, founder and creative director at Capra Falconeri Traveller hosted the event.The expert panel shed light on the adventure, culture, nature and wildlife that tourists are most likelyRead More

Indian delegation to arrive in Pakistan next month for river water talks

ISLAMABAD, Feb 01 (DNA): A seven-member delegation of the Indian IndusWater Commission will arrive in Lahore next month to hold talks withPakistani officials over water disputes. The delegation, headed by Indian Water Commissioner Pradeep KumarSaxena, will discuss the Indus Waters Treaty (also known as the SindhTaas Agreement) among other issues during the two-day Pakistan trip. The Pakistani delegation will be headed by Pakistan Commissioner forIndus Waters Syed Meher Ali Shah. The 116th meeting of the India-Pakistan Permanent Indus Commission washeld in New Delhi on 23-24 March 2021. The Pakistan sideRead More

FM Qureshi receives Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister

ISLAMABAD: /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Ambassador Sedat Onal, Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister, at the Foreign Office today. Foreign Minister Qureshi, conveying cordial greetings for Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, noted with satisfaction the excellent bilateral relationship between Pakistan and Turkey. He reaffirmed commitment to further deepen and broaden cooperation in all areas, adding that the forthcoming 7th Session of the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), co-chaired by the two leaders, would further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. The Foreign Minister appreciated Turkey’s steadfast support on theRead More