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PM Modi earns kudos from world for his 21-day lockdown order to combat COVID-19 New Delhi: Several international experts and think thank groups have appreciated Indian PM Narendra Modi's 21-day lockdown move to combat COVID-19 outbreak in India with many calling the process as a step in the right direction. 31-Mar-2020
Covid-19: Shopian youth distributes food items, medicines to people in need Shopian: In a positive move at a time when the country, including the Kashmir Valley, is witnessing a COVID-19 outbreak, a group of volunteers in South Kashmir’s Shopian district led by advocate Owais Khan distributed essential commodities to the people. 31-Mar-2020
Activist slams Pakistan government for raking up Kashmir issue amid COVID-19 outbreak Islamabad: A Kashmiri political activist has flayed the Pakistan government for raking up the Kashmir issue at a time when the entire world is combating the COVID-19 outbreak. 31-Mar-2020
COVID-19: Cheaper, faster test to be reality, thanks to virologist who raced against time to develop India's first test kit Pune: Virologist Minal Dakhave Bhosle brought a ray of hope to the nation, struggling to contain the deadly coronavirus with its meagre screening resources, just a day before delivering a baby girl on March 19. 31-Mar-2020
Covid-19: Hindus, Christians denied food supplies in Pakistan Islamabad: The world is unitedly trying to beat the COVID-19 outbreak and the disease has even extended its killer arms in Pakistan but for the administration in the South Asian nation religious discrimination still remains a top priority with reports emerging that Hindus were denied food supplies by the authority which they said were meant for the Muslims, media reports said. 31-Mar-2020
Baloch journalist goes missing in Sweden, Baloch National Movement doubts ISI's role Upsalla: Baloch journalist Sajid Hussain Baloch, who had fled Pakistan for life in 2012 and has been living in self-exile for several years, has gone missing from Swedish city Upsalla for nearly a month now, media reports said. 30-Mar-2020
Imran Khan government's slow approach exposed as COVID 19 grips Pakistan Islamabad: Pakistani government is failing to implement proper measures to curb the spread of the deadly disease and with clerics refusing to close their mosques, the situation of COVID-19 outbreak in the South Asian country is escalating further every day. 30-Mar-2020
Twelve IS inmates escape prison in NE Syria Damascus: A total of 12 inmates of the Islamic State (IS) militant group escaped a prison run by Kurdish militia in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Sunday, state TV reported. 30-Mar-2020
Baloch leader claims Pakistan Army using COVID 19 outbreak as a ground to expand occupation in Balochistan Islamabad: A Baloch leader has claimed that the Pakistani military is using the Coronavirus outbreak in the nation to expand its occupation and grip in Balochistan, media reports said. 29-Mar-2020
Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Chairman condemns arrest of Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Islamabad: Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Chairman Sardar Akhtar Mengal has condemned the arrest of Jang-Geo Group Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB).   28-Mar-2020
Pakistan: Five imams arrested for violating prayer codes Islamabad: Police in Pakistan's Gakhar Mandi city arrested four imams (prayer leaders) for allegedly violating prayer codes which have been enforced by authorities in the region at a time when the country is witnessing a major spike in the number of COVID 19 infected cases. 28-Mar-2020
Pakistan: COVID 19 cases rises to 1257, Army allegedly move positive patients to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan Islamabad: Pakistan seems to slip in its efforts to tackle the COVID 19 menace as the number of infected patients in the country has now touched 1257 and reports are even emerging that Pakistan Army has started to move coronavirus positive patients from Punjab province to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan. 27-Mar-2020
ISIS Khurasan claims Sikh Gurudwara in Kabul was attacked by Abu Khalild al-Hindi Kabul: An offshoot of the terror group Islamic State- ISIS Khurasan- has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Sikh gurudwara in Afghanistan's Kabul city which left 25 people dead, media reports said. 27-Mar-2020
Kabul Sikh Gurudwara attack: Hand of Pakistani spy agency ISI suspected Kabul: Even as Islamic State terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack in a Sikh Gurdwara (temple) in Afghanistan capital Kabul city, which has claimed 25 lives so far, Intelligence sources have pointed to a Pakistan ISI link to the bloody episode which left the world shocked in the middle of a global war against coronavirus. 26-Mar-2020
25 killed in Kabul Sikh Gurudwara attack as ISIS claims responsibility Kabul: With the world currently engaged in tackling Coronavirus outbreak, Afghanistan witnessed a tragic day as Islamic State gunmen attacked a Sikh gurudwara in capital Kabul city and killed at least 25 people on Wednesday, media reports said. 25-Mar-2020
Law firm Doughty Street Chambers files appeal at UN against arrest of Pakistan media icon Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman Islamabad: Calling the move 'politically motivated, arbitrary and unlawful', Amal Clooney’s Doughty Street Chambers has filed a complaint at the United Nations (UN) against the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Jang and Geo Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman by Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB). 25-Mar-2020
Pakistan PM still hesitant about imposing complete lock down even as confirmed COVID 19 cases cross 1000 Islamabad: At a time when several countries, including neighboring India, have announced lock down to combat COVID 19, Pakistan PM Imran Khan seems to be still hesitant towards taking the move even as the number of Coronavirus infected cases in the nation crossed 1000 on Wednesday. 25-Mar-2020
Afghanistan: Gunmen attack Sikh Gurudwara, 11 killed Kabul: At a time when the world, including Afghanistan, is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak, gunmen stormed into a Sikh Gurudwara in Shorbazar area of Kabul city on Wednesday and left 11 people killed, media reports said. 25-Mar-2020
Fidayeen gunmen storm into Sikh Gurudwara in Kabul killing four, worshippers held hostage Kabul: While the world is fighting Coronavirus spread, terror attacks continue in Afghanistan as gunmen and suicide bombers stormed into a Sikh Gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and killed at least four people on Wednesday morning, media reports said. 25-Mar-2020
PoK protests against Islamabad's attempt to spread COVID 19 by setting up quarantine centres Islamabad: A recent protest in Mirpur city has highlighted how Islamabad is attempting to bring COVID 19 positive patients to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) by setting up quarantine centres in the region, media reports said. 25-Mar-2020
One Belt, One Road, One Virus: Gilgit and PoK leaders seek immediate end to project Political leaders from Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan have called for an immediate end to China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative as they feel that it is a roadway which might destroy Gilgit and many other corners of the globe through the spread of coronavirus. 25-Mar-2020
Underage minor Hindu girl 'forcefully' married to Muslim man in Pakistan: Reports Islamabad: Amid reports of intolerance against minorities emerging from Pakistan in recent times, a case of an underage Hindu girl’s marriage with a Muslim boy surfaced near Yazman area in southern Punjab, media reports said. 24-Mar-2020
Pakistan: COVID 19 outbreak leaves doctor dead, reports of 'dirty' condition of Taftan camps emerge Islamabad: At a time when reports are emerging that PM Imran Khan-led government is failing to implement proper measures needed to fight Coronavirus in Pakistan, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan, who was working to treat patients suffering from COVID 19, died due to the virus as the death toll in the nation touched six on Monday. 24-Mar-2020
PoK, Gilgit Baltistan leaders appreciate PM Modi's move of fighting against COVID 19 Islamabad: Several key exiled leaders from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan region have lauded Indian PM Narendra Modi's attempt to fight against COVID 19 outbreak. 24-Mar-2020
পাকিস্তানের মহিলারা আজও লড়ছেন অধিকারের জন্য ঢাকাঃ নারীদের অধিকার একটি খুবই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয় আজকের পৃথিবীতে তবে আজও এমন একটি ব্যাপার প্রশ্নের মুখে পরে পাকিস্তানের মত একটি দেশে। 23-Mar-2020
Coronavirus bleeds Pakistan: Doctor treating COVID19 infected patients himself tests positive in Gilgit Islamabad: Pakistan seems to be failing to provide the necessary steps and arrangements required to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country. With reports of a doctor getting effected by COVID 19 in Gilgit, it seems there is slow break-down of medical setup of the nation. 22-Mar-2020
COVID19 Impact: Experts believe Pakistan's economy might witness bloodbath Islamabad: The Coronavirus outbreak may hit Pakistan's economy, which is already bleeding hard with experts assuming that the nation's exports may dip by 25 percent in March. 22-Mar-2020
Pakistan: Coronavirus pandemic hits normal life in south Punjab Islamabad: Amid reports that the Pakistan government is not providing proper setup needed to combat the disease, the coronavirus outbreak has hit various regions in the country including South Punjab 22-Mar-2020
Pakistan: COVID-19 cases surge to 495, docs in Islamabad start strike to protest lack of protective gears Islamabad: As the number of confirmed Coronavirus-hit patients touched 495 on Friday, reports of lack of proper implementation of the system by PM Imran Khan-led government to combat the menace have been sneaking out from Pakistan which is suspected to have an increased number of infected in the nation since the past few days. 21-Mar-2020
Pakistan Army: Baloch officer kills Colonel Maula Bakhsh Lahori; Pashtun and Baloch officers desert duty Islamabad: Reflecting an internal conflict within the Pakistan Army and a revolt that broke out in 31 Baloch Regiment, a clash erupted between Baloch officer Major Gul Marjan Bugti and Punjabi officer Colonel Maula Bakhsh Lahori recently. Colonel Lahori was killed in the clash, sources said. 20-Mar-2020
Pakistan records 453 COVID19 patients, Shia pilgrims returning from Iran in lurch Islamabad: Amid rising concerns that the Pakistan government is lacking in its efforts to implement proper medical amenities needed to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country, the number of infected people in the nation touched 453 on Friday. 19-Mar-2020
Amid spike in Covid 19 cases doubts over Pakistan Islamabad: Amid reports of ineffective quarantine procedures, Pakistan has witnessed a massive surge in the number of Coronavirus infected people over the past few days. 18-Mar-2020
Pakistan Rangers fired to disperse own citizens returning from COVID19-hit Iran: Video Islamabad: Pakistan Rangers allegedly opened fire on their own citizens who returned from coronavirus- hit Iran though no casualty was reported, sources said based on a video report from the spot as people alleged squalid conditions at the quarantine facilities. 17-Mar-2020
Pakistan Minister who raised Kashmir issue during SAARC meet is facing FIA probe in masks smuggling case Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan's Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza, who tried to make India uncomfortable at the SAARC conference on COVID 19 on Sunday by raising the Kashmir issue, is himself facing an investigation for allegedly smuggling of 20 million face masks abroad, media reports said. 16-Mar-2020
UK Minister says his government is aware of mass graves in Balochistan London: Minister of State Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Nigel Adams has said his government is aware of the presence of mass graves in Pakistan's Balochistan region. 15-Mar-2020
Afghanistan: 5 militants killed in clashes Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan: At least five Taliban terrorists were killed during clashes with Afghan security forces in the country's southern Helmand province, local police said Saturday. 14-Mar-2020
World Sidhi Congress urges UNHRC to hold Pakistan accountable for human rights violation in Sindh region Geneva: Targeting Pakistan over enforced disappearances and persecution of minorities in Sindh, the World Sindhi Congress recently urged the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold Pakistan government accountable for the violation of human rights of the people belonging to the community. 13-Mar-2020
People living in PoK in an atmosphere of fear: JKNIA leader Mahmood Kashmiri Geneva: A Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) leader has unveiled the domination imposed over them by PM Imran Khan and his government and said people in the region live in an atmosphere of fear. 13-Mar-2020
Pakistan authority arrest Geo News owner Rahman in land case; action seemed motivated Islamabad: In what appears like a crackdown for its anti-establishment reporting, Pakistani authorities have arrested the owner and editor in chief of the country's biggest independent group of newspapers and TV stations, Mir Shakilur Rahman, in connection with a case pertaining to the purchase of a 54-kanal piece of land, media reports said. 13-Mar-2020
Pakistani 'oppression': PoK leader urges world bodies to protect them Geneva: Highlighting the true picture of Pakistan, political activists from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) asked the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNFRC) to protect them from the oppression of Islamabad, media reports said. 13-Mar-2020
UNHRC: India corners Pakistan for peddling distorted Kashmir narrative Geneva: India recently cornered Pakistan on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva for referring to different UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions to target New Delhi but never itself comply with any of them. 13-Mar-2020
Afghanistan peace prospects ‘slim’ without women’s participation: Hillary Clinton New York: There can be no sustainable peace in Afghanistan if women are not at the negotiating table, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ambassadors and activists at UN Headquarters on Tuesday. 11-Mar-2020
Taliban killing too many Afghans in the countryside, says US State Department Washington: Days after a peace deal was signed between the two groups, the US State Department on Wednesday confirmed that the Taliban has taken steps to stop attacks against the coalition force in the cities but they are killing too many Afghans in the countryside. 11-Mar-2020
Pakistan wants Taliban to rule Afghanistan, says former Afghan President's brother Geneva: The brother of a former Afghanistan President has said that Pakistan is backing the Taliban group to topple the elected government in his nation. 10-Mar-2020
Afghanistan: Suicide bomber shot dead before reaching target in Kandahar Kandahar: Afghanistan security forces have killed a suicide bomber who was looking to carry out an attack in Zherai district, officials said on Tuesday. 10-Mar-2020
Pakistan: Confirmed coronavirus cases touch 16 Karachi: With nine more cases of coronavirus infection being reported from Karachi city, the total number of the cases in Pakistan has touched 16, officials said. 10-Mar-2020
Women participate in Aurat March in Pakistan, unidentified men pelt stone to disrupt Islamabad edition Islamabad: Women in large numbers on Sunday participated in 'Aurat March' across different cities in Pakistan to demand basic rights for women in each field of life. However, the Islamabad edition of the march was marred by a stone-pelting incident where the peaceful participants were allegedly targeted by religious hardliners. 09-Mar-2020
By European Foundation for South Asian Studies ( EFSAS) It had been argued in the EFSAS Commentary of 06-09-2019 titled ‘Strange negotiations in an incongruous environment do not portend well for peace in Afghanistan’ that the talks that the United States (US) was engaged in with the Taliban represented basically an acceptance of defeat by the US, its willingness to renege on the promises, both articulated and implied, made to the people of Afghanistan, and in its rush to get out of Afghanistan its sheer lack of interest in, or commitment to, the prospects of long-term peace in the country. 08-Mar-2020
Afghanistan: 27 killed as gunmen attack ceremony in Kabul Kabul: An attack took place at a ceremony on Friday, which was marking the anniversary of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, leader of the Hezb-e Wahdat party, where Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other politicians were attending, and left 27 people killed, media reports said. 06-Mar-2020
Pakistan ethnic groups stage protest in Geneva on UNHRC sidelines, Pashtun leader seeks India's help Geneva: Voicing their discontent, human rights activists from Pashtun, Baloch, Sindhi and other communities have highlighted the atrocities perpetrated by the Pakistani military establishment on these group, with a pavilion displaying 'Stop Pashtun Torture' at Broken Chair in Geneva recently. 04-Mar-2020
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