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  • India alleges hurling of stones during Wagah ceremony

    LAHORE: India alleged that some Pakistani visitors hurled stones at its side during a flag-lowering ceremony at Wagah border crossing on Sunday...

    “The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) today complained to us that some Pakistanis during the flag hoisting and lowering ceremony threw stones on its side,” a senior official of Punjab Rangers told Dawn...

  • Sikh community to protest at Wagah Border

    LAHORE: The Sikh community led by Gurdawara Parbandhak Committee will hold a rally at Zero Line (Wagah Border) on Tuesday to condemn the Indian blocking of pilgrims twice in June...

    The committee held a meeting on Friday to devise a protest strategy against India and, according to some participants, decided to start the campaign from Tuesday...

  • Indian man crashes car into Wagah-Attari border gate

    LAHORE: A speeding sports utility vehicle (SUV), driven by an Indian man, crashed into the Wagah-Attari border gate early on Monday...

    The Indian citizen breached security on the Indian side of the border, reportedly crashing a check post and reached zero point of the border...

  • Indian man breaches security at Wagah border

    LAHORE: A man breached security on the Indian side of the international border on Monday and rammed his vehicle into the gate on the Pakistani side of the Wagah-Attari checkpost...

    According to initial reports in the Indian media, the man wanted to pay obeisance at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan but could not undergo visa and other formalities because it would take a lot of time...

  • Closing the border

    With thousands of people stranded on both sides and traders unable to move their goods across, the sealing of the border with Afghanistan has created a serious humanitarian crisis...

    It is a month now since Pakistani security forces closed the border crossings following the recent wave of terrorist attacks carried out by militants operating from sanctuaries inside Afghanistan...

  • Proposal for India-Afghan trade via Wagah opposed

    PESHAWAR: Transportation of Indian goods to Afghanistan through the Wagah border will be a violation of the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement (ATTA), which is a bilateral pact and does not include a third party, as it would harm local industries in Pakistan...

    He said that the proposal to allow Afghanistan to import goods from India via Wagah-Attari border was contradictory to the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement and against the...

  • India's top court rules sex with a minor wife is rape, closing a legal loophole

    Sex with a minor amounts to rape even if the couple are married, India's top court ruled on Wednesday, closing a legal loophole that had allowed some perpetrators to escape punishment...

    The age of consent and thus, the legal age for girls to marry in India is 18, but millions of children are made to do so when they are much younger, particularly in poor rural areas...

  • Closing gender gap to boost Pakistan’s GDP by 30pc: IMF study

    WASHINGTON: Closing the gender gap could boost GDP in Pakistan by 30 per cent, says a report the Inter­national Monetary Fund (IMF) released on Friday...

    The report — Pursuing Women’s Economic Empo­wer­ment — also appreciates Pakistan’s policy of using conditional cash transfers to increase female school enrolment, noting that “empirical evidence suggests educational attainment correlates positively with female labour force...

  • Kabul to join CPEC only if given access to Wagah crossing: Ghani

    KARACHI: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to the Wagah crossing on the Pak-India border, DNA India reported on Wednesday...

    Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foun­dation in New Delhi, Mr Ghani said that Kabul would block Pakistan’s access to Central Asia if it was not given access to India through the...

  • Rangers DG visits Wagah sector

    LAHORE: Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) Director General Maj Gen Umer Farooq Burki on Wednesday visited forward locations in Wagah sector...

    The DG also appreciated the security measures taken at Wagah border by Rangers...

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