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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Palestine president in India ahead of Modi’s Israel trip

    NEW DELHI: Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas landed in New Delhi late on Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip to Israel...

    “India and Palestine enjoy historically close and friendly ties,” it said in a statement late Saturday, reiterating India’s “political support to the Palestinian cause”...

  • President calls for resolution of Palestine issue

    ISLAMABAD: President Mam­noon Hussain has linked permanent restoration of peace in the Middle East with the resolution of the long-standing Palestine issue...

    The government and people of Pakistan considered the issue as their own and promised continued and unequivocal support to their Palestinian brethren, he said on Monday at the 5th extraordinary session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Palestine and Al Quds,...

  • Pakistan affirms solidarity with Palestine, urges US to refrain from shifting embassy to Jerusalem

    Pakistan on Wednesday reaffirmed full solidarity with the Palestinian people and expressed concern over the proposed move by the United States to shift its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying “such a step would constitute a clear violation of international law and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions”...

    US President Donald Trump told Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a...

  • Pakistan criticises UN’s inability to act on Palestine

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has criticised the UN Security Council’s inability to resolve the Palestinian issue and end Israeli atrocities and violence in the region...

    Participating in a debate on a report by a special committee on Palestine, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodi described as “disconcerting” the assessment from Washington earlier this week that prospects of resolving the Palestinian issue remained...

  • Palestine recalls ambassador to Pakistan who attended rally alongside Hafiz Saeed

    Palestine on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Pakistan who attended a pro-Palestinian rally alongside Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Emir Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a statement issued by its foreign ministry said...

    Palestinian Ambassador Walid Abu Ali on Friday shared the stage with the JuD chief at the Tuhaffaz-i-Baitul Muqaddas Conference in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh, organised by the Difa-i-Pakistan Council (DPC)...

  • Vatican recognises state of Palestine in new treaty

    VATICAN CITY: The Vatican officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalised on Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects...

    The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in Palestinian territory, is both deeply symbolic and makes explicit that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organisation to...

  • Blatter calls for Israel concession in Palestine football dispute

    ZURICH: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday he hopes to head off a Palestinian call for a vote to expel Israel from football’s governing body but that Israel must make a concession...

    Blatter said he will meet Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas next Wednesday and Thursday in a bid to end what he called his biggest “challenge”...

  • A PAKISTANI IN PALESTINE

    Novelist and journalist Mohammed Hanif visited Palestine three times — in 1999, 2010 and 2011 — the first time on a reporting assignment and subsequently to teach a creative writing class and to attend the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest)...

    PalFest was established in 2008 with the aim of showcasing and supporting cultural life in Palestine, breaking the cultural siege imposed on Palestinians by the Israeli military...

  • Global political dynamics hindering resolution of conflict in Kashmir, Palestine: Lodhi

    Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi, in an interview with a London-based news organisation, has asserted that the politics of big global powers have impeded the resolution of the Kashmir and Palestine conflicts...

    The Pakistani envoy, drawing parallels between the Palestine and Kashmir conflicts, highlighted their peoples' decades-long struggle for the right to self-determination...

  • Finally, Israel-Palestine has become a US election issue

    But here we are in an American election year and Bernie Sanders is calling for a more “even-handed” approach to the Palestinians; Vice President Joe Biden has expressed his “overwhelming frustration” with Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu; even Hillary Clinton – who, of course, is probably going to be the next US President – has managed (just) to refer to “damaging actions” by Israel, “including with respect to settlements”...

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