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  • Water commission bans all construction in Karachi's DHA, Clifton till resolution of territorial dispute

    The one-member water commission appointed by the Supreme Court to probe Karachi's water troubles on Monday imposed a ban on construction in Karachi's Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and Clifton areas until a territorial dispute between the two is resolved...

    Explore: Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?When asked about the number of commercial and business centres in DHA, the housing authority officials were caught unawares...

  • China says India move on Kashmir violates its territorial sovereignty

    China said on Tuesday it opposed India's decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir, a disputed region sandwiched among India, Pakistan and China, because it undermined China's territorial sovereignty...

    In a move to tighten its grip on the Himalayan region, India dropped a constitutional provision that allowed the country's only Muslim-majority region to make its own laws...

  • Pakistan arrests 66 Indian fishermen over alleged territorial violation

    KARACHI: Pakistan's marine forces on Monday arrested 66 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said...

    Pakistan and India frequently carry out such arrests as the maritime border in the Arabian Sea is poorly defined and many fishing boats lack the technology needed to be certain of their precise location...

  • PM Nawaz at SCO: Pakistan facing challenges to territorial integrity

    ZHENGZHOU: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while attending the 14th Heads of Government Council meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in China on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment to counter-terrorism and combating crime...

    However, "the security situation around us remains precarious", he said, adding that Pakistan is "seeing challenges to state sovereignty, territorial integrity"...

  • No compromise on territorial sovereignty: Mamnoon

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain while addressing a high-level gathering of civilian and military officials to celebrate Independence Day celebrations at the Convention Centre on Friday said Pakistan will not compromise "if there is any threat to territorial sovereignty...

    "The President, referred to 'undesirable incidents', and said that action is being taken against "negative, destructive elements which have tried to harm to...

  • CPEC’s territorial impact

    ON Nov 13, the military and civilian leaderships of Pakistan appeared on the same page during the operationalisation ceremony of Gwadar port and testing of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s western route...

    While the corridors of movement and connectivity are discussed with much rigour and energy, the territorial and spatial impacts of CPEC are not being considered...

  • Territorial claims

    India, for example, is raising such claims through its political figures and some who hold government office...

    The slogan of ‘Akhand Bharat’ is an attempt to reclaim the territory of neighbouring states on the pretext that once they all partly constituted the Bharat that existed as a single territorial entity hundreds of years ago...

  • Russia asks Pakistan to bilaterally resolve Kashmir dispute with India

    ISLAMABAD: Russia on Wednesday asked Pakistan to bilaterally resolve its dispute with India over Occupied Kashmir...

    This message was given to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi when he telephoned his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to apprise him of heightened tensions between Pakistan and India after the latter revoked autonomous status of the occupied territory through a presidential order...

  • ICC constitutes dispute resolution committee for PCB, BCCI dispute

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday constituted a three-member conflict resolution committee after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) initiated a dispute resolution process against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

    The panel — comprising Michael Beloff QC, Jan Paulsson and Annabelle Bennett — will conduct a three-day hearing in Dubai to arbitrate in its legal dispute between the two cricketing...

  • China reacts furiously after Permanent Court of Arbitration rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute

    THE HAGUE: An international tribunal ruled on Tuesday against China's claims it had "historical rights" in the South China Sea in a bitter dispute that risks further stoking regional tensions...

    Beijing claims most of the South China Sea, even waters approaching neighbouring countries, as its sovereign territory, basing its arguments on Chinese maps dating back to the 1940s marked with a so-called nine-dash line...

  • China urges India not to 'complicate' border dispute as Tibetan figure visits

    China called on India on Monday not to do anything to complicate their border dispute after a senior exiled Tibetan religious leader visited a sensitive border region controlled by India but claimed by China...

    The Karmapa Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's third-most-senior figure who fled into exile in India in 2000, last week went to Tawang in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the remote eastern Himalayas...

  • India asks China to avoid raising Kashmir dispute at UN

    India on Thursday asked China to avoid raising the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations Security Council, insisting it is a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan...

    The government issued a statement on Thursday, a day after China requested a review by the UN Security Council of the UN observer mission in Kashmir...

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