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Cyril Almeida admits his story was based on assumptions: FO

Pakistan rejects blame of involvement in Uri attack

ISLAMABAD, 14 OCT (DNA) – The spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Nafees Zakaria, on Friday defended the government decision to place a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the military and the centre by saying Cyril Almeida himself admitted that the October 6 story was based on assumptions. Speaking to media in the federal capital, Zakaria said that the government has already denied the story of Cyril Almeida since in a bid to eliminate terrorism from the country; all state institutions were working together inRead More

Attempts to paralyze country to ‘fail miserably’: PM Nawaz

Persona non grata declared Indian diplomat leaves Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, October 10 (DNA): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the elements wanted to paralyze the country through their negative politics, “would fail miserably” in their attempts. “They earlier failed in their 2014 attempt, and would again fail this time as well,” the Prime Minister said while chairing a meeting of PML-N’s Central Working Committee held here. The Prime Minister said his government’s agenda was of “development and progress”, however certain people wanted to derail this process and “only believed in protests”. Nawaz Sharif said democracy gives theRead More

Junaid Ahmad’s martyrdom worst example of Indian atrocities in Kashmir: FO

Pakistan seeks UK help in ending rights abuses in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, OCT 09 (DNA) -Pakistan on Sunday condemned the killing of Junaid Ahmad, a 12-year-old innocent boy by pellet gun in Occupied Kashmir. Spokesman to Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and demanded the international community to take step to end bloodshed in the valley. He said that Junaid Ahmad’s martyrdom is worst example of Indian atrocities in held-Kashmir. Nafees Zakaria said that more than 115 Kashmiris have been killed in 3 months while 15,000 sustained severe wounds in different clashes. He said that dozens ofRead More

India plans to completely seal border with Pakistan by Dec 2018

India plans to completely seal border with Pakistan by Dec 2018

NEW DELHI , OCT 8 (DNA) — The Indian government on Friday said that it will seal the entire stretch of 2300km long border it shares with Pakistan by the end of 2018. Speaking to media after reviewing the security situation on border with ministers and officials of four bordering states, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India is planning to seal the entire border with Pakistan by December 2018 and a proper monitoring mechanism would be in place at the central and state government levels for it. “The action plan willRead More

Occupied authorities arrested Geelani, Mirwaiz in Srinagar

Occupied authorities arrested Geelani, Mirwaiz in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, 13 JULY (DNA) – Indian police arrested the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, in Hyderpora area of Srinagar, Wednesday, when he defied curfew and tried to march towards Naqashband Sahib in the city on the occasion of the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day. Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyet leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had jointly given a call for the march towards Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931. Despite curfew, Syed AliRead More

US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More