Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Affairs

Turkey to continue supporting Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir, Erdogan tells President Alvi

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assured the Pakistani government of Turkey’s complete support to the Islamabad’s stance on Kashmir

India appoints 44 officers to seize assets of pro-freedom Kashmiris

SRINAGAR – India has designated 44 new officers to seize land and properties of pro-freedom youth and activists under the black law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in the occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir. According to media reports, India has decided to take stern action against the Kashmiri people who are directly or indirectly involved in pro-freedom activities. The reports said, Indian Home Ministry has decided to take immediate steps for execution of the UAPA, which was passed by the Indian parliament to suppress the freedom struggles.

Kashmir highway in Islamabad to be renamed as Srinagar highway

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday called for observing the first anniversary of annexation of Kashmir on August 5 as Yaum-i-Istehsal (Day of Exploitation) with full enthusiasm. He announced the renaming of Islamabad’s Kashmir Highway as Srinagar Highway and said Pakistan’s eyes were on Srinagar and the day was not far away when “we will offer prayers in the mosque of Srinagar with our Kashmiri brothers”. A commemorative postal stamp bearing the picture of Sopore toddler sitting on the bullet-ridden body of his grandfather is being issued. The picture had sparked outrage when it got published in international media.

Anti-terrorism Amendment Bill and United Nations Security Council Amendment Bill Passed

Both amendment bills sailed through NA & Senate amid sloganeering from the opposition benches. These bills were crucial to meeting requirements for FATF action plan on countering of terrorism financing.

Nuclear secrets: the Dutch whistle blower who tried to stop Pakistan’s bomb

In May 1974, India tested its first nuclear weapon. Khan wrote to Pakistani officials, offering to help build the “Islamic bomb”. In September, the prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, decided to gamble on him. Pakistan’s embassy in The Hague contacted Khan. “He has performed great services for his country. He became a spy, in my view. "

Imran Khan speaks with Hasina Wajed: Bold Initiative towards Bangladesh?

PM, in what was his first telephone conversation with his Bangladesh counterpart Hasina Wajed, said: “Pakistan is committed to deepening fraternal relations with Bangladesh on the basis of mutual trust, mutual respect and sovereign equality.”

China’s Belt and Road rejuvenated in Pakistan, $11 billion deals signed

As part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the nations signed deals on June 25 and July 6 for two hydro-power generation projects in disputed Kashmir worth $3.9 billion. A separate $7.2 billion deal plans to overhaul Pakistan’s colonial-era railways – in what is the most expensive Chinese project in Pakistan to date.

Quaid e Azam Business Park: Soft Launch by PM Imran Khan

The Quaid-e-Azam Business Park is a special economic zone (SEZ) that is being developed by Pakistan Industrial Estates Development and Management Company (PIEDMC) near Sheikhupura on M2 motorway.

Whole Kashmir desired to accede to Pakistan in 1947: AJK president

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that on July 19, 1947, the whole Kashmir State had desired to accede to Pakistan and that spirit still lives strong today.

Work on CPEC projects has not stopped anywhere, Bajwa tells special committee

a meeting of the special committee on CPEC was held under the chairmanship of Senator Sherry Rehman,in which Bajwa while giving a briefing said that we had received orders that CPEC is very important to us and no project should be stopped.