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Commonwealth Observers endorses election process in Pakistan, lauds massive participation

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — The Commonwealth Observer Group which came to Pakistan to observe the process of elections in Pakistan concluded in an interim statement that commended the people of Pakistan for their commitment to exercising their right to vote and termed the move as “an important milestone in strengthening democracy in Pakistan.” While appreciating the task conducted by the Election ... Read More »

Imran Khan’s Party in big lead, Nawaz+Zardari in no position to form Govt. in Centre

ISLAMABAD (PPA Special Report) — As Pakistanis await official results the unofficial reports say that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (Justice Party) has secured more than 107 seats in the National Assembly while his arch-rival Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN) could manage no more than sixty seats and Asif Zardari’s Pakistan People’s Party emerged in the third position to by ... Read More »

Pakistan Navy decides to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently”

Pakistan aims to secure national interests, free shipping against all threats KARACHI, July 7, 2018 — Chief of Pakistan Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi disclosed that Pakistan Navy has decided to initiate “Regional Maritime Security Patrols, independently, in the Indian Ocean Region in line with the UN Resolutions and UN Convention on Law of the Sea.” Admiral Zafar Mahmood further ... Read More »

U.S. postpones “2+2” strategic dialogue with India

NEW DELHI (Compiled by PPA) — The United States has postponed the “2+2” dialogue with India that was scheduled to be held in Washington next week, Indian officials confirmed on June 28, 2018. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj “to express his regret and deep disappointment at the US having to postpone ... Read More »

President Mamnoon, world leaders felicitate Erdogan over victory in elections

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has extended felicitations on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the presidential election. According to Foreign Office spokesperson, President Mamnoon Hussain underscored that the large turn-out and peaceful conduct of parliamentary and presidential elections is a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of Turkey’s democratic ... Read More »

Another Kashmiri journalist killed in occupied Srinagar, roles of Hindu fundamentalists suspected

SRINAGAR — In Indian-held Kashmir, unknown gunmen on June 14, 2018 shot dead the Chief Editor of daily Rising Kashmir,  Shujaat Bukhari outside his office at Press Avenue in Srinagar. Shuijaat Bukhari who also worked for BBC received multiple bullets in his head and abdomen. Shujaat was accompanied by his two personal security guards. They were also injured in the ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

Gaza remembers Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces

Gaza remembers Razan Najjar, nurse shot dead at Israel border

Thousands of Palestinians participate in the funeral of  Razan al-Najjar, nurse killed by Israeli forces Thousands of Palestinians, many dressed in white medical uniforms, took part on Saturday in the funeral of a nurse who was shot dead at the Israel-Gaza border. Razan al-Najjar is known to the world as the 21-year-old Palestinian medical nurse shot dead by an Israeli sniper during protests ... Read More »

India’s Archbishop says ‘political atmosphere’ threats democracy, secularism in India

NEW DELHI — India’s ruling Hindu BJP party and fundamentalist Hindus became furious over a letter addressed to all the churches in the national capital by the Archbishop of Delhi who said there is a “turbulent political atmosphere” in the country which “threatens” democracy and secularism. The letter has triggered a sharp response from the ruling BJP and radical Hindu ... Read More »

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