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After the division of the sub-continent and emergence of two new states –  India and Pakistan, the subsequent circumstances not only imprinted tales of woes in the hearts of people on either sides but gave birth to some new geopolitical issues in South Asia. The most prominent among all is Kashmir issue, which is yet to be resolved after so many dialogues, deliberations and no doubt a hell of sacrifices of indigenous Kashmiri men, women, and children. Extravagance of both Pakistan and India without demilitarization in Jammu Kashmir will never bring an ultimate solution of the said issue. Both the

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At least two people have been killed on Friday in a blast at Kalima Chowk outside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore where an ODI between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was ongoing at the time. Pakistan’s information minister Pervaiz Rashid has said the blast that killed two people, including a police officer, near the Gaddafi Stadium here was a suicide attack. Rashid told Geo News, “An attempt to attack the Gaddafi Stadium was foiled by the gallantry of a police official, who lost his life while trying to stop the attacker near Kalma Chowk.” The provincial police’s inspector general of operations, while addressing a press

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It is impossible to discuss the dispute between India and Pakistan over the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, without mentioning ‘the plebiscite’: the pledge made by both leaders of recently independent India and Pakistan – Prime Minister Jawaharhal Nehru and Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah – to hold a plebiscite to confirm (or reject) Maharajah Hari Singh’s accession to India in October 1947. Given the hurried nature of the accession, carried out in the face of mounting unrest in the state and a tribal invasion from neighbouring Pakistan, it was Mountbatten – in his capacity as Governor-General of India

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Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affair, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday  caused a stir by declaring that those who cannot survive without eating beef, should go to Pakistan. The union minster in Narendra Modi’s government made the comments responding to a question by India Today Group consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai  at ‘Manthan’ conclave organised by TV channel Aaj Tak. He said “If you can’t resist eating or sell beef, you should go to Pakistan or any other Arab country. There is no place for you in India.” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, leader Asaduddin Owaisi who was also present at the panel

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A protest march was organized in Kargil on Saturday to express solidarity with the Ismaili Shia community whose 44 members were shot dead in a terrorist attack in Karachi Pakistan on Wednesday. The protest call was given by Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust (IKMT) and other religious and political bodies. A large number of people attended the protest march that was led by MLA Kargil Asghar Ali Karbalai and Chairman Imam Khomeni Memorial Trust Sheikh Muhammad Muhaqiq. Carrying placards and banners, the protesters demanded stern action against the terrorists. Speaking on the occasion, Karbali said innocent Shias are being gunned down

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The Pakistani Taliban today claimed responsibility for shooting down a military helicopter, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine envoys, and said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was their target.

“The helicopter was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile, killing pilots and many foreign ambassadors,” an Urdu-language statement emailed by their main spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said.

The helicopter was one of three carrying a delegation of envoys to inspect projects on a three-day trip to the Gilgit-Baltistan territory where they were set to meet with Prime Minister Sharif.

Agencies

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Pakistan today came out against the plan of establishing special towns or zones for Kashmiri pandits in Kashmir.

The country’s Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasnim Aslam, at her weekly news briefing in Islamabad said any effort to establish special towns or zones to change the demographic make up of the territory will be in violation of UN resolutions.

“Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the United Nations Security Council in its resolutions has clearly pronounced the status of the territory,. The people of Jammu and Kashmir are also resisting the resettlement plans,” she said.

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If they unite, Hurriyats can play a productive role in even bridging the divide between New Delhi and Islamabad, writes senior journalist and editor Shujaat Bukhari

In a rare show of unity, three main characters of Kashmir’s resistance against India– Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik—addressed a public gathering jointly at Narbal where they had gone to express condolences with the family of 16-year-old local boy Suhail Ahmad Sofi who was killed in police firing on April 18. Those who witnessed the three leaders share the stage were not sure whether it really was a gesture of unity or not. They say Geelani hesitated in shaking hands with Mirwaiz and was more comfortable in talking to Yasin Malik. There are many theories suggesting

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A  Pakistani private guard, Tuesday shot and killed himself in front of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Lahore, Associated Press reported.

Senior police officer Safdar Raza Kazmi said the guard shot himself with his own gun during business hours Tuesday at the consulate.

Officer said that he was transported to a hospital, where he told officers before his death that he shot himself because of his “uneasy relations with his family.”

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An earthquake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the richter scale jolted various parts of Pakistan’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today, triggering panic among the people. According to the meteorological department, the epicenter of the earthquake was the area of Tajikistan-Pakistan border and its depth was 144 km, Dawn online reported. The tremor was felt in Malakand, Swat, Upper and Lower Dir districts of the province. The quake came days after a powerful 7.9 temblor jolted Nepal and neighboring areas in China and India, leaving thousands dead and scores injured. In 2005, the country was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that killed

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