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Last updated: September 26, 2021 - 6:30 pm (+05:00)

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Pakistan hits back at India over Kashmir claims

Pakistan Friday firmly rejected India’s claim at the United Nations that Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part, saying the Himalayan state was an internationally recognized disputed territory. “Jammu and Kashmir neither is a so-called ‘integral’ part of India, nor is it India’s internal matter,” Pakistani delegate Saima Saleem said in response to an Indian delegate assertion that by raising the Kashmir dispute in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had brought in “matters internal…

Social media campaign highlights colorful Afghan clothing to protest Taliban dress code

After seeing photos of black-clad Afghan women in full face veils at a pro-Taliban rally in Kabul, Bahar Jalali, an Afghan-American historian, launched a campaign highlighting the vibrant colors of traditional Afghan dresses. "I was very concerned that the world would think that those clothing worn by those women in Kabul was traditional Afghan clothing, and I don't want our heritage and culture to be misrepresented," said Jalali, who lives in Glenwood, Maryland, about an hour's drive from Washington. Jalali, 56,…

Unfortunate of world to ignore India’s ‘war crimes’ in Kashmir: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said India’s actions in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir amounted to “war crimes” and the “crimes against humanity” and regretted the world’s “selective” approach owing to its corporate interests. “It is unfortunate, very unfortunate, that the world’s approach to violations of human rights lacks even-handedness, and even is selective,” the prime minister said in his address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Imran Khan said India was violating the international…

MCC adopts gender-neutral ‘batter’ in re-write of cricket laws

Marylebone Cricket Club on Wednesday announced an amendment to the laws of the game meaning the gender-neutral term "batter" will be used from now on instead of "batsman". The club, the sole authority on the laws of the game, said the use of the terminology would "help reinforce cricket's status as an inclusive game for all". The profile of women's cricket has rocketed in recent years, with England’s victory over India in the 2017 World Cup final taking place in front of a capacity crowd at Lord's, which is owned by…

Email threats to New Zealand team sent from India: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that a fake email account was created in India to threaten the wife of New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill. The fake social media post warned the New Zealand team against touring Pakistan. "The post stated that the New Zealand cricket team should not go to Pakistan as Daesh would attack it," added Chaudhry. He said that an article was published in The Sunday Guardian two days later, on August 19, by Abhinandan Mishra, who wrote the same thing: that the New…

PAF trainer aircraft crashes near Mardan

ISLAMABAD: A small trainer aircraft has crashed near Mardan during a routine training mission, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesperson said Wednesday. “A Board of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident,” the statement added.

NCOC asks provinces to implement vaccination obligatory regime

The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday asked the provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) to ensure strict implementation of vaccination obligatory regime from October 1st. The NCOC session chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar took detailed stock of epidemic curve chart data, implementation of obligatory regime, vaccination rates in the federating units and activation of district vaccination committees. The…

FM urges West to ‘eschew tendency to mould Afghan society’

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the West “to eschew the tendency to mould the Afghan society and body politic according to its own worldview”. “The international community needs to realize that the new order of things in Afghanistan is not something that can be wished away or rendered insignificant through polemics and grandstanding,” the foreign minister said in his Op-Ed posted at the CNN website. Qureshi said the tide of Afghanistan’s history had shifted, however added that “we can usher in an era of…

Absence of an inclusive govt. can descend Afghanistan into civil war: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday once again cautioned that Afghanistan could descend into civil war if all factions were not included in an inclusive government. In an interview with the BBC, the prime minister said “If they do not include all the factions, sooner or later they will gradually descend into a civil war,” adding that it would again impact Pakistan. “That would mean an unstable, a chaotic Afghanistan and an ideal place for terrorists. That is a worry,” he observed. The prime minister further said that…

Veena Malik wants a dress code in place for showbiz industry

Pakistani actress Veena Malik Tuesday demanded a dress code in place for the showbiz industry, saying that it was not appropriate to let anyone do as he/she wish. Veena Malik, in a recent interview, said that it was important for people to have "boundaries". Veena Malik explicitly talked about the dress code do's and don'ts that should be followed in the industry. "Pakistan is a sovereign land, people are wearing every type of dresses here, and girls have the freedom to wear the clothes of their own choice” she began…

Indian actress Payal Ghosh injured after suspected acid attack

Indian actress Payal Ghosh Tuesday said she had been attacked by a few men in Mumbai who threw acid on her. The Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi actress can be seen in a video message, which was shared widely by her fan accounts on social media websites, saying that some men attacked her with a rod just as she was about to sit in her car. Payal Ghosh said the men were carrying a bottle in their hands, leading to her to suspect that maybe they intended to throw acid on her face. While she escaped the attackers, the actress…

Actress Aamina Sheikh, husband announce baby boy’s birth

Pakistani actress Aamina Sheikh and her husband welcomed their baby boy into the world, sharing the news with thousands of fans on social media. Aamina Sheikh took to Instagram to announce the happy news of the birth of her baby boy, sharing pictures with her husband Omar Farooqui. "With prayer & joy we welcome to the family our baby boy," wrote the couple in a joint statement," the couple wrote in a joint statement. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aamina Sheikh (@aaminasheikh)…

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