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  • Visa waiver accord with Kuwait suspended

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday suspended Pakistan’s visa waiver agreement with Kuwait due to the ‘failure on the part of Kuwait’ to follow it in letter and in spirit...

    The decision was prompted by reports of difficulties faced by Pakistani government officials and diplomats while travelling to Kuwait...

  • Kuwait ready to ease business visa: CG

    KARACHI: Kuwait wants to ease issuance of business visas to Pakistanis and in this regard negotiations must take place between the interior ministries of the two countries at the earliest, Consul General of Kuwait in Karachi Salem Yousif Al-Hamdan said on Wednesday...

    Addressing a meeting at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the Kuwaiti envoy noted that people from around 120 nationalities are living in the Gulf...

  • 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...

    The federal authorities that administer this disputed territory do not have the funds to buy new machinery or to build more mines, explained Shahid Ayub, director general of the Azad Kashmir Mine and Industry Development Company (AKMIDC), a public company...

  • Brexit hastens Azad Kashmir’s economic break with UK

    MIRPUR: The tiled palaces beside Mangla reservoir and dozens of exchange offices testify to the prosperity enjoyed by Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur thanks to vast sums of cash sent back by tens of thousands of emigrants living in Britain...

    With few jobs and little industry, the residents of Pakistan’s “Little England” overwhelmingly rely on family members based in the United Kingdom for their economic livelihood...

  • Rubies: Azad Kashmir’s untapped treasure

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

    Azad Kashmir has just one mine and one exploration site, where miners dig to assess the potential of the jewels below...

  • A little out of the way — Azad Kashmir

    I could feel the difference as soon as I drove across the Kohala Bridge over the Jhelum River, and into Azad Kashmir...

    There were scores of vehicles and colourful umbrellas at the picnic-point on the Pakistani side, while the Azad Kashmir end had only a couple of modest structures that served as stopover facilities for mainly public buses and the occasional explorers like me...

  • MC, PPP leaders join PTI Azad Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Azad Kashmir politicians Sardar Maqsooduz Zaman and Sardar Gul Khandan crossed over to PTI from their respective PPP and the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference parties...

    Sardar Zaman deserted not only PPP but also his uncle, the incumbent President of Azad Kashmir Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan who belongs to PPP...

  • Six dead, 14 injured as passenger van plunges into ditch in Azad Kashmir

    At least six people, including three women, lost their lives and 14 others were reportedly injured when a passenger coach plunged into a ditch in Sudhnoti district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said...

    "The ill-fated vehicle, with 20 people on board, left the town of Palandari at 9am for Rawalpindi but met the accident just after an hour into the journey when it had travelled a distance of 31 kilometres," said Imdad...

  • Indian firing leaves 2 dead, at least 13 wounded in Azad Kashmir

    Unrelenting Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) left two civilians dead and at least 13 others wounded in two different sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Tuesday, officials said, fearing that the fresh wave of Indian aggression could cause more physical and material losses...

    The LoC that splits the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan has been tense for quite...

  • PPP, PML-N on warpath in Azad Kashmir

    MUZAFFARABAD: Rela­tions between the ruling PPP and the opposition PML-N in Azad Kashmir, which have been at daggers drawn since Saturday’s clash in Kotli, took a turn for the worse on Sunday when the former announced that it would observe a ‘black day’ on Monday in protest against the killing of ‘its activist’ and the latter called for a judicial inquiry to unearth the facts...

    “Instead of conquering Azad Kashmir, the federal...

  • Rains, landslides kill 9 in Azad Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: At least nine people have been killed during five days of torrential rain and landslides in Azad Kashmir, emergency officials said on Thursday...

    Every year since 2010, which saw the worst floods in Pakistan's history, the country has experienced serious inundations that kill hundreds and wipe out millions of acres of prime farmland, harming the heavily agrarian economy...

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