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  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • Azad Jammu and Kashmir ? Pakistan's treasure chest of rubies

    The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) are sitting on a treasure chest: millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them...

    ”For Azad Kashmir's rubies and other mineral resources — such as copper, gold and silver — to contribute more to Pakistan's economy, there must be more investment in local expertise and development of a legal framework to support the mining sector, dealer Rizvi...

  • Delhi-bound Samjhota Express returned to Lahore with all passengers

    LAHORE: The Delhi-bound Samjhota Express, carrying both Indian and Pakistani passengers, was called back from the Wagah border to the Lahore Railway Station after Indian authorities cautioned their Pakistani counterparts of disruptive farmers protests in Indian Punjab province...

    Railway officials will issue certificates to allow the Indian nationals, whose visas to visit Pakistan are set to expire, to extend their stay in the country...

  • Delhi-bound Samjhota Express's departure delayed till Thursday

    LAHORE: The Delhi-bound Samjhota Express that was called back from the Wagah border to the Lahore Railway Station Thursday after Indian authorities cautioned their Pakistani counterparts of disruptive farmers protests in Indian Punjab will not be able to carry passengers to the Indian capital on Monday too, Pakistan Railways spokesman told Dawn on Saturday...

    Railways spokesman Rauf Tahir claimed that the train carrying both Indian...

  • Stalled Samjhota Express departs for Delhi

    LAHORE: The Delhi-bound Samjhota Express, which was called back from the Wagah border to the Lahore Railway Station on October 8 departed for Attari on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Pakistan Railways (PR) had earlier announced that the train would depart on Monday but the departure was delayed a second time as farmers protests continued on the Indian side of the border...

  • 'Jammu and Kashmir seeks attention' posters appear in Geneva

    Posters demanding freedom for Jammu and Kashmir and Indian states Tripura, Nagaland, and Manipur have appeared on metro buses and trams in Geneva while the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is underway in the city...

    The Pakistan Television Network (PTV) official Twitter account shared this information on Monday night with images...

  • 'You are losing Kashmir,' former Jammu and Kashmir CM warns India

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called on India to 'wake up', and warned New Delhi that: "You are losing Kashmir...

    "In a stinging interview with IndiaToday, Abdullah, who is contesting by-polls in Srinagar, urged India and Pakistan to hold talks to beat the threat of terrorism...

  • Army assures Azad Jammu and Kashmir PM of preparedness for all types of threats

    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday met Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan at the General Headquarters (GHQ) to discuss the situation along the Line of Control, the Army's media wing said in a statement...

    In a separate meeting, the COAS also met the ambassador of United Arab Emirates to Pakistan, Essa Abdulla Al Basha Al Noaimi, at the GHQ...

  • Two soldiers, as many fighters killed in attack on Jammu army base

    SRINAGAR: A spokesman for the Indian army said that militants stormed a military camp early on Saturday in India-held state of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two army personnel and wounding nine people...

    Singh Jamwal, the inspector general of police in Jammu, said that at about 4:55am, a guard noticed suspicious movement before gunfire on his bunker...

  • Rouhani expresses concern over 'killing of innocent people' in occupied Jammu and Kashmir

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, during a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday, expressed concern over the "atrocities and killing of innocent people in occupied Jammu and Kashmir," a statement released by the Prime Minister's Office said...

    During the conversation, the prime minister underlined that India's move to change the status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir — which is internationally recognised as a...

  • India moves to divide occupied Jammu and Kashmir amid harsh security clampdown, protests

    India will formally split up occupied Jammu and Kashmir into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three months...

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government withdrew occupied Kashmir’s autonomy in August but in addition, it also announced its division into two territories to be directly ruled from...

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