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Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has, in an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressed serious concern over the ‘genocide’ of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. “We [PTI] find this continuing silence and complete inaction by the UN on the continuing plight and persecution of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar a shameful testament […]

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Zardari terms FATA reforms package political gimmick, Vows to integrate FATA in KPK, extension of High Courts jurisdiction, end to FCR

Islamabad (Our Correspondent) Former President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the government was not sincere in implementing FATA reforms package and challenged the government to prove its sincerity. He was addressing a representative gathering of hundreds of tribal people drawn from all tribal agencies and Frontier Regions in Tehkal in Peshawar today on the third […]

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

Former President Asif Ali Zardari calls for freedom of expression, RTI Legislation and end to impunity of crimes against media persons

“There is a systematic erosion of freedom of expression in the name of ideology and national security on the one hand and crimes against media persons are being committed with impunity on the other”. This has been stated by former President Asif Ali Zardari in a message on the international Press Freedom Day on Wednesday […]

Indian abattoirs end strike on assurances of no Hindu party crackdown

Indian abattoirs end strike on assurances of no Hindu party crackdown

By News Desk/ Reuters A man loads goats into a cycle rickshaw at a wholesale livestock market in Allahabad, India March 31, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS ALLAHABAD: Abattoirs and meat sellers across India called off a four-day strike on Friday after the state government of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state, gave assurances that mainly Muslim-run, unlicensed […]

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute Web Desk NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday urged all parties in the Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir dispute to resolve matters through a negotiated settlement. The Indian chief justice J S Khekhar said he was ready to sit as an arbitrator in […]

Syria talks in Geneva postponed from Feb 8 until end of the month: Lavrov

Syria talks in Geneva postponed from Feb 8 until end of the month: Lavrov

MOSCOW (AFP) – UN-hosted negotiations on the Syrian conflict planned for February 8 in Geneva have been postponed until the end of that month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. “The date of February 8 has been put back until the end of next month,” Lavrov told a meeting with minor Syrian opposition representatives […]

End ban on women driving, UN expert tells Saudi govt

End ban on women driving, UN expert tells Saudi govt

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s government should end the kingdom’s ban on women driving and reform the male guardianship system, a United Nations independent expert said on Thursday. Philip Alston spoke at the end of a 12-day visit during which he met cabinet ministers, people living in poverty, activists, Islamic experts and others. “My concern is that […]