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China-Pakistan's decision to construct Diamer-Bhasha Dam may led to ecological disaster: Experts warn  Islamabad: Pakistan and its all-weather ally China's move of building the Diamer-Bhasha Dam in the Gilgit-Baltistan region may cause a major ecological disaster, experts have warned. 20-May-2020
Pakistan: National Commission for Human Rights still non-functional even after a year lapse Islamabad: Pakistan's National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) is still not functioning even after a year since its first term ended. 19-May-2020
After Twitter halts in Pakistan for hours on Sunday, digital rights group demands answer from govt Islamabad: Amid doubts of media censorship, the Media Matters for Democracy, a digital rights group, has asked the Pakistan government to issue a statement to clarify if micro-blogging site Twitter was blocked in the country recently. 19-May-2020
Govt reimposes lockdown in PoK as 20 fresh COVID-19 cases surface Islamabad: Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), government officials said the decision to suspend relaxations in lockdown was “need of the hour”. 19-May-2020
Pakistan: ANP condemns alleged threats to Pashtun leader Peshawar: Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) has condemned the alleged death threats given to Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) central leader Dr Said Alam Mehsud. 19-May-2020
COVID-19 in Pakistan: Clerics announce resumption of congregational prayers at mosques Islamabad: With Pakistan still witnessing an increase of COVID-19 cases, several prominent clerics and noted scholars on Monday announced the resumption of five-time congregational prayers at mosques across the country. 19-May-2020
World Sindhi Congress opposes Pakistan govt's decision to build Diamer-Bhasha Dam The World Sindhi Congress has criticisied Pakistan government's decision to build Diamer-Bhasha Dam on river Indus. 18-May-2020
UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances now seeks permission to visit Pakistan to probe cases Islamabad: Amid growing reports of forceful disappearances in the country, a UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances has sent several requests to Pakistan government to visit the nation to investigate the cases 18-May-2020
Pak-based Haqqani backs terror groups planning another 9/11 in West, claims ex-Afghan intel chief Kabul: Former Afghan intelligence chief Rahmatullah Nabil has alerted that Pakistan-based Haqqani Network is 'backing' proscribed terror groups that are planning to carry out an attack in the West. 18-May-2020
US court sentences Pakistan-American woman to 13 years of imprisonment for funding ISIS New York: A Pakistani-American woman was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment by a United States' Federal Court for attempting to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, officials said. 17-May-2020
Honour Killing: Two Teenage girls murdered in Pakistan over mobile video Islamabad: In a chilling instance of alleged 'honour-killing', two teenage girls were murdered in a village located close to the border of the North and South Waziristan tribal districts in Pakistan, media reports said. 17-May-2020
Pakistani doctor, who planned an attack in USA, indicted on terrorism charges New York: A federal grand jury has indicted a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic research coordinator for providing support to a terrorist group after he told paid informants that he planned to carry out attacks against the US, media reports said. 17-May-2020
Bangladesh: Suspected Rohingya drug peddler killed during gunfight Dhaka: An alleged Rohingya drug peddler was killed during a gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members in Bangladesh's Teknaf upazila, media reports said on Sunday. 17-May-2020
Pakistan's ISI kidnapped Mohammad Khalid 20 yrs ago for refusing to join Kashmir jihad: Mirza London: Human rights activist Amjad Ayub Mirza has claimed that Mohammad Khalid of Hajera region in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was kidnapped by Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) 20 years ago for his refusal to join the jihad in Kashmir. 16-May-2020
Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme architect now kept as a 'prisoner' Islamabad: Pakistan's former nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, who had earned international attention in 2004 after publicly confessing his role in global nuclear proliferation, has petitioned in the Supreme Court to say he is being kept as a 'prisoner' by the country's government agencies. 16-May-2020
১৭ লাখ টাকায় মুশফিকের ব্যাট কিনলেন শহিদ আফ্রিদি ঢাকা, মে ১৬ : করোনা দুর্গতদের সাহায্যে নিজের সবচেয়ে প্রিয় ব্যাট, যেটি দিয়ে ২০১৩ সালে গলে শ্রীলঙ্কার বিপক্ষে বাংলাদেশের হয়ে প্রথম টেস্ট ডাবল সেঞ্চুরি করেছিলেন মুশফিকুর রহীম, সেই ব্যাটটি নিলামে তোলার ঘোষণা দিয়েছিলেন তিনি। ৯ মে মুশফিকের জন্মদিনেই শুরু হয় তার ব্যাটের নিলাম। ৫দিন ব্যাপি এই নিলামের আয়োজন করে পিকাবো। সঙ্গী ছিল মুশফিকের ম্যানেজমেন্ট পার্টনার নিবকো এবং স্পোর্টস ফর লাইফ। যা শেষ হয়েছে গতকাল (বৃহস্পতিবার রাতে)। দেশ-বিদেশে ক্রিকেটপ্রেমীরা নিলামে অংশ নেয়ার সুযোগ পেয়েছেন। 16-May-2020
J&K: Security forces bust terrorist hideout in Budgam, LeT operative arrested with arms Srinagar: Security forces have busted a hideout of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, sources said. 16-May-2020
Daughter of missing Pashtun activist Idris Khattak slams Pakistan over silence London: Talia Khattak, daughter of a prominent human rights defender Idris Khattak, has slammed Pakistan over its silence on her father's 'forced disappearance' last year. 15-May-2020
Agents of Pakistan's military killed Kashmir nationalist leader Arif Shahid 7 yrs ago: Sajjad Raja London: Marking the seventh martyrdom anniversary of Arif Shahid, a Kashmiri nationalist leader who advocated independence of Kashmir from both India and Pakistan's rule, National Equality Party Chairman Sajjad Raja said agents of Pakistan's powerful military agencies killed the Kashmiri nationalist leader and hence they will never be traced. 15-May-2020
Covid-19 cases under reported in Pakistan: Opposition blames Imran Khan govt Islamabad: Main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has accused the government of under reporting the number of Coronavirus cases in the country and claimed that the tally has crossed the 1,00,000-mark. 15-May-2020
Pashtun activist claims Pakistan Army committing human rights violations Islamabad: A Pashtun activist has accused the Pakistan Army of committing human rights violations in the country's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. 13-May-2020
Attack India with forces: PoK PM tells Imran Khan Islamabad: At this moment of crisis when the world is combating COVID-19, Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) PM Farooq Haider has asked Pakistan PM Imran Khan to attack India with forces. 13-May-2020
Pakistan disobeying UNSC resolution on Kashmir: PoK activist writes to British MP London: A political activist from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) Shabir Choudhry has written to British lawmaker and Leader of Opposition, Keir Starmer, and informed him that Islamabad is not obeying UN Security Council's resolutions on Kashmir issue. 13-May-2020
Afghanistan: UN shocked and outraged over deadly attacks on maternity hospital and funeral New York: Perpetrators behind two separate deadly attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday must be brought to justice, top UN officials have said. 13-May-2020
Balochistan: Two students disappeared, Pakistan Army blamed Quetta: Even at a time when Pakistan is combating COVID-19 outbreak, the country's military continued its domination over Balochistan people as two students have disappeared in the region, media reports said. 12-May-2020
Pakistan govt allegedly imposes ban on Balochistan Human Rights Commission's website Quetta: In yet another attempt by the Pakistani authority to curb down the Baloch voices, PM Imran Khan-led administration has imposed an indefinite ban on the official website of Human Rights Commission of Balochistan, media reports said. 12-May-2020
Human Rights activist calls Pakistan's move to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan as 'illegal' Quetta: A political and human right activist from Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) has described Pakistan's s move of holding election in the region as 'illegal'. 12-May-2020
Blasphemy: Pakistani singer targeted over song posted on social media Islamabad: While the world is engaged in combating COVID-19 outbreak, Pakistan's hardline Islamists are active. They are misusing the blasphemy law to target any voice of protest. 12-May-2020
Five killed in terrorist attack at maternity hospital in Afghan capital Kabul, May 12 : Four civilians and an assailant were killed and five civilians were wounded after two explosions rocked a maternity hospital in Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in western part of Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, the country's Interior Ministry confirmed. 12-May-2020
Pakistan ranks 19th in COVID-19 infected list Islamabad: Pakistan has ranked in the 19th position in the global coronavirus ranking, as per data released on Sunday. 11-May-2020
Pakistan's COVID-19 outbreak is yet to reach its peak: Minister Islamabad: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said the country is yet to witness the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak. 11-May-2020
Taliban maintains close ties with terror groups: Afghanistan NDS chief Kabul: The head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) has said Taliban’s relations with other terrorist groups 'continue to be close and mutually beneficial which is against the spirit of the peace agreement the group had signed with the United States'. 11-May-2020
Hindu man, wife tortured in Pakistan by neighbours Islamabad: Torture of minorities continues in Pakistan even at a this time when the world is united in their fight against COVID-19 as a Hindu man Gulab and his wife were attacked in Punjab region of the country. 11-May-2020
Nepalis slam China on state-run CGTN's tweet showing Mt. Everest on their side Kathmandu/New Delhi: Netizens recently came down heavily on China after its state-run media agency China Global Television Network (CGTN) posted a tweet where it claimed that the Mount Everest is on its side. 10-May-2020
Breaking COVID-19 lockdown norms, Chinese nationals clash with police in Kathmandu Kathmandu: Breaking all COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing norms, 33 Chinese nationals clashed with the police in Nepal's capital city Kathmandu recently, leaving six people hurt. 10-May-2020
Pakistani intellectuals fear Imran Khan's call for educational reform is reaction to Aurat March Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's announcement on bringing education reform in his nation specially reacting to the 'Aurat March', which began annually since 2018, has raised doubts in the minds of a certain sections of people. 09-May-2020
The Resistance Front - Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba's shadow terror outfit now launched in Kashmir: Reports Srinagar: An intelligence report submitted to national security planners in New Delhi has claimed that a new terror group-The Resistance Front-has taken responsibility for major terror attacks and firefights in Jammu and Kashmir over the past few weeks, media reports said. 08-May-2020
Pakistan witnesses jump in COVID-19 cases, death toll at 610 Islamabad: Pakistan has seen a jump of 838 Covid-19 positive cases in Punjab as the nation recorded 26435 positive cases till Friday. 08-May-2020
Pakistan: Missing Persons Commission receives 33 fresh complaints in April Islamabad: It seems that Pakistan is seeing more missing persons in recent times as the country's commission on missing people received 33 new cases in April, media reports said. 07-May-2020
Kabul: Afghanistan security forces destroy joint ISIS, Haqqani network centre Kabul: At least five terrorists were killed as Afghan Special Forces busted a major network of militants-led by ISIS and Haqqani Network- in Kabul during an operation conducted in the country's capital city, media reports said. 07-May-2020
Political activists criticise Pakistan SC's decision to hold polls in Gilgit-Baltistan Quetta: Several political activists have protested the decision announced by the Pakistan Supreme Court to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and form an interim government in the region. 07-May-2020
Pakistan: Punjab govt ratifies army land allotment to civilian officials Islamabad: The Punjab government has ratified the allotment of up to 25 acres of state land to 47 civilian government officials but they were actually meant for the families of the martyred soldiers and war veterans under the Army Welfare Scheme (AWS), media reports said. 06-May-2020
Pakistani forces killed four pro-freedom Baloch activists in Panjgur: FBM Quetta: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) recently alleged that Pakistani forces killed four pro-freedom Baloch activists and tied one of the dead bodies to the back of a vehicle and dragged it mercilessly in Panjgur district of Balochistan, media reports said. 06-May-2020
Pakistan: Rights groups reject summary for formation of ‘sham commission on minorities’ Islamabad: Several minority rights groups and parliamentarians have vowed to resist the formation a National Commission for Minorities (NCM) by the Pakistani government, media reports said. 06-May-2020
18 million people may lose job, says Pakistan Minister Islamabad: Giving a hint that COVID-19 might leave a major burden on Pakistan's economic paradigm, country's Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar has said between 20 million to 70 million people could fall below the poverty line and 18 million people could also lose jobs due to the lockdown. 06-May-2020
Pakistan may soon see shortage in petrol, diesel supply: Reports Islamabad: Pakistan, which is fighting against Covid-19 outbreak, may soon be seeing a shortage of petrol and diesel in the months of May and June, media reports said. 06-May-2020
Afghanistan: Security forces arrest two Pakistani nationals affiliated with ISIS Kabul: Afghanistan security forces have arrested two Pakistani nationals who were affiliated with the Islamic State terror group, media reports said on Tuesday. 05-May-2020
Bangladesh: 17 JMB members arrested in Dhaka Dhaka: Bangladesh police have arrested 17 members of the banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB from country's capital city Dhaka, media reports said on Tuesday. 05-May-2020
Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan businessmen 'suffer' due to govt's incompetence in handling COVID-19 lockdown Islamabad: Small businessmen in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region have alleged that they are suffering due to discriminatory and unprofessional conduct of the authorities at this time when the country is witnessing COVID-19 outbreak. 05-May-2020
Pakistan: Doctor dies in Karachi after not getting ventilator facility for COVID-19 treatment Islamabad: A doctor in Pakistan, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died in Karachi city of the country after he could not get a ventilator for his treatment, media reports said. 04-May-2020
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