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newsdailyFebruary 23, 2021
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GENEVA: Turkey on Monday raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Human Rights Council, with a call for resolving the decades-old dispute on the basis of UN resolutions and the “legitimate” expectations of Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right of self-determination.

“We reiterate our call to the Government of India to ease current restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir,” Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the 47-member Council in Geneva. “We wish for the resolution of the issue through peaceful means on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions and the legitimate expectations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” the Turkish foreign added.

The Council on Monday began its month-long, 46th session, which is being held almost entirely remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In Washington, Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary-General of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum, welcomed Cavusoglu’s remarks about the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.

“This has been the consistent policy of the Erdogan administration to sensitize the world opinion to help bring parties concerned together to resolve the Kashmir dispute for the sake of peace and security not only in Kashmir but in the region of South Asia,” he said.

“The people of Jammu & Kashmir were heartened to listen to Mr. Cavusoglu explaining before the world body the principle aspect of the Kashmir issue,” Dr. Fai said. He added that the time has come for the world powers to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.—APP


newsdailyFebruary 22, 2021
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GENEVA : China on Monday rejected “slanderous attacks” about conditions for Muslim Uighurs and other minorities living in its Xinjiang region, insisting that they enjoyed freedom of religion and labour rights.

Activists and U.N. rights experts have said that at least 1 million Muslims are detained in camps in the remote western region. China denies abuses and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the U.N. Human Rights Council that it was taking counter-terrorism measures in accordance with the law and that Xinjiang enjoyed “social stability and sound development” after four years without any “terrorist case”.

There were 24,000 mosques in Xinjiang, where people of all ethnic groups also enjoyed labour rights, he said.

“These basic facts show that there has never been so-called genocide, forced labour, or religious oppression in Xinjiang,” Wang said. “Such inflammatory accusations are fabricated out of ignorance and prejudice, they are simply malicious and politically driven hype and couldn’t be further from the truth.”

The Biden administration last month endorsed a last-minute determination by the Trump administration that China has committed genocide in Xinjiang and has said the United States must be prepared to impose costs on China.

Earlier, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab denounced torture, forced labour and sterilisations that he said were taking place against Uighurs on an “industrial scale” in Xinjiang. “The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale,” he said.

Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas said: “Our commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights also leaves no room for the arbitrary detention of ethnic minorities like the Uighurs in Xinjiang or China’s crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong.” Wang invited U.N. scrutiny but gave no timetable.

“The door to Xinjiang is always open. People from many countries who have visited Xinjiang have learned the facts and the truth on the ground. China also welcomes the High Commissioner for Human Rights to visit Xinjiang,” he said, referring to U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose office has been negotiating terms of access to the country.


newsdailyFebruary 19, 2021
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Iran will “immediately reverse” actions in respect of its nuclear programme when U.S. sanctions are lifted, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday, reiterating Tehran’s position on Washington’s offer to revive talks.

The Joe Biden administration said on Thursday it was ready to revive a 2015 agreement between Iran and world powers that former president Donald Trump abandoned in 2018 before reimposing sanctions on Iran. When sanctions are lifted, “we will then immediately reverse all remedial measures. Simple,” Zarif said on Twitter.

On Thursday, Zarif had tweeted that Iran’s “remedial measures” were in response to violations of the accord by the U.S., Britain, France and Germany. Other signatories to the 2015 deal were China and Russia.

Breaches of the deal by Iran began in 2019, about a year after Trump withdrew from it. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that the Biden administration would return to the accord if Tehran came into full compliance with it.

Tehran has set a Feb. 23 deadline for Washington to begin reversing sanctions, otherwise, it says, it will take its biggest step yet to breach the deal – banning short-notice inspections by the U.N. nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Britain, France, Germany, and the United States called on Iran to refrain from that step and repeated their concerns over recent actions by Tehran to produce uranium enriched up to 20% and uranium metal.—Reuters


newsdailyFebruary 18, 2021
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Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals on Thursday for toppling the civilian-led government while Japan said it had agreed with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly.

Western countries have condemned the Feb. 1 overthrow and detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which has also brought daily mass demonstrations to the streets of the Southeast Asian country.

Following sanctions from the United States announced last week, both Britain and Canada announced measures. Britain said it would impose asset freezes and travel bans on three generals while Canada said it would take action against nine military officials.

“We, alongside our international allies, will hold the Myanmar military to account for their violations of human rights and pursue justice for the Myanmar people,” British foreign minister Dominic Raab said.

Britain already had sanctions in place on junta leader Min Aung Hlaing, accusing him of human rights abuses against Muslim Rohingya and other ethnic minority groups.

Myanmar’s government made no immediate reaction to the new sanctions. On Tuesday, an army spokesman told a news conference that sanctions had been expected.

The coup halted a tentative transition to democracy that began in 2011 after nearly half a century of army rule, raising fears of a return to an old era of isolation despite the generals’ promise to hold fair elections.

Also on Thursday, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he had agreed with his U.S., Indian and Australian counterparts in the so-called Quad grouping that democracy must be restored quickly in Myanmar.

But the army has closer ties to neighbouring China and to Russia, which have taken a softer approach. There is little history of Myanmar’s generals giving in to foreign pressure.

PROTESTS AND STRIKES

But they also face a challenge in the country of 53 million from protests that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people and strikes that have paralysed much government business.

“I don’t want to wake up in a dictatorship. We don’t want to live the rest of our lives in fear,” said Ko Soe Min, who was out in the main city of Yangon where tens of thousands took to the streets a day after some of the biggest protests yet.

The marches have been more peaceful than the bloodily suppressed demonstrations seen during an earlier half century of army rule, but police have fired rubber bullets several times to disperse protesters.

One protester is expected to die after being shot in the head in the capital Naypyitaw last week. The army says that one policeman died of injuries sustained in a protest. In the second-biggest city, Mandalay, protesters rallied on Thursday to demand the release of two officials arrested in the coup. Police fired water cannon in Naypyitaw to scatter a crowd approaching police lines.

Police and soldiers used catapults to break up a protest in the northern town of Myitkyina, a resident said.

In the old capital of Bagan, people with banners and flags marched in colourful processions against a backdrop of ancient temples. Some protesters stopped at a temple to put a curse on dictators, a witness said. The army took power after the electoral commission rejected its accusations of fraud in a Nov. 8 election won by Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.

Suu Kyi faces a charge of violating a Natural Disaster Management Law as well as charges of illegally importing six walkie talkie radios. Her next court appearance has been set for March 1. Suu Kyi, 75, spent nearly 15 years under house arrest for her efforts to bring democracy and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her struggle.

The number of people known to have been detained since the coup had reached 495 by Wednesday, of whom 460 were still being held, Myanmar’s Assistance Association for Political Prisoners said.–Reuters


newsdailySeptember 16, 2019
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Democratic presidential applicants expressed critical concerns over deteriorating state-of-the-art state of affairs in indian occupied kashmir (iok). They stated for the duration of the meeting with pakistani american texas-based main pakistani businessman and excessive ranking influential member of the democratic birthday celebration tahir javed and his fellow nouman hussain. Beto o’rourke – in a race of democratic presidential candidate – expressed critical worries, pronouncing that the usa have to come ahead and placed its efforts for making sure peace and balance in the south asia.

Former us vice-president joe biden said that silence could not be discovered over human rights’ violations and atrocities with the aid of indian troops, and it might be too late, if the issue have been not raised at global forums.

“she wants to convey her message to the humans of occupied kashmir that they may be now not on my own, and we’re maintaining a watch at the contemporary situation,” democratic presidential candidate kamala harris stated even as talking at a rite in texas.

“the illegally occupants usually considered as no one is gazing him but all of us are seeing indian atrocities inside the occupied valley,” kamala harris in addition referred to.

“inside the american values continually enhance voice on the human rights violations and intervened where suitable, if she may be elected as president of the united states then follow the ones ethical values,” she maintained. On the other hand, everyday life persisted to remain paralysed because the unparalleled lockdown entered its 42th day, on sunday, in indian occupied kashmir (iok) with faculties, markets and different enterprise establishments closed and public delivery off the roads.

Communication hyperlinks along with mobile and internet offerings and television channels are snapped inside the whole kashmir valley and areas of jammu vicinity due to the fact fifth of august, the day india scrapped kashmir’s special repute. The kashmir valley stays beneath strict military siege as masses of heaps of indian troops deployed in each corner and corner continue to hold millions of human beings restrained to their houses.


newsdailySeptember 15, 2019
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Us president donald trump showed on saturday the us has killed hamza bin weighted down, a son of former alqaeda chief osama bin laden. His dying was reported in july, however not confirmed by means of america authorities. He changed into formally designated by the usa as a international terrorist years in the past. On saturday, the white house issued a assertion announcing that he changed into killed “in a us counter terrorism operation inside the afghanistan/ pakistan place”. The statement did no longer specify while the usa operation happened.

“the lack of hamza bin weighted down now not handiest deprives al-qaeda of crucial leadership capabilities and the symbolic connection to his father, but undermines essential operational sports of the group,” the assertion examine.

Reuters mentioned that an unnamed us respectable said hamza changed into killed “months ago” and trump was briefed at the time. Hamza became dubbed the ‘crown prince of jihad’ with a $1m reward offered for his seize. The state branch defined hamza as “an emerging al qaeda leader” who “has threatened attacks towards the united states and allies.” his ultimate acknowledged public assertion turned into released by means of the terror institution in 2018, threatening saudi arabia and calling for the human beings of the arabian peninsula to riot.


newsdailySeptember 15, 2019
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4 Pakistan Army soldiers have been martyred and one injured in separate incidents of firing by means of militants close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. A sepoy became killed after militants opened hearth on a patrolling party of the safety forces in north waziristan.

The firing occurred near abba khel in spinwam on friday night. The deceased has been recognized as 23-year-vintage sepoy akhtar hussain. He become from baltistan. Two miscreants have been killed within the alternate of hearth, in step with the Pakistan military. One at a time, three troops were martyred and one injured in firing from throughout the afghan border whilst they had been fencing the border.

The martyrs had been diagnosed as 28-year-vintage lance naik stated amin afridi, a resident of district khyber, 31-yr-antique lance naik muhammad shoaib, who belongs to district manshera, and 22-year-antique sepoy kashif ali from nowshera. Some other pakistan navy soldier changed into martyred in firing through indian forces along the line of manipulate within the hajipur.

In step with the ispr, indian troops resorted to unprovoked fire in the hajipir sector. Havaldar nasir hussain turned into martyred in the fireplace. Havaldar hussain turned into 33 years antique and have been in service for 16 years. He was from narowal. Tensions alongside the loc, the border dividing kashmir, have increased on account that august 5, whilst india revoked articles 35a and 370 of its constitution and imposed a curfew in kashmir.


newsdailySeptember 13, 2019
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4 us senators have written to president donald trump urging him to do so to resolve the problems in kashmir. The letter turned into signed with the aid of senators todd younger, Chris van hollen, Benjamin l Cardin and Lindsey graham and expressed their “difficulty regarding the situation in kashmir, which has grave implications for democracy, human rights and local balance”. Even as we support your aim of running with the parties to help discover a long-time period resolution to the reputation of kashmir, we write now to urge you to straight away facilitate an quit to the contemporary humanitarian crisis there, they said.

“in step with your provide of help in july, we accept as true with that us engagement with india can be critical in presenting alleviation for the all the humans of kashmir,” read the letter. On august five, the indian government unilaterally revoked article 370 of its constitution, which afforded autonomy to the state of jammu and kashmir. “shortly earlier than revoking article 370, india deployed tens of heaps of extra troops to the kashmir valley, imposed curfews on its citizens, and severed communications to the region, including get right of entry to to the internet and telephones,” said the senators, who delivered that the facts blackout has severely confined get entry to to medical offerings, averted families from contacting every different, and disrupted the neighborhood financial system. Related: foreign minister challenges modi to maintain public collecting in srinagar

“press reports indicate that as a minimum four,000 humans have in the end been detained in kashmir and held beneath the general public safety act – a debatable law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to 2 years without fee or trial – including nearby politicians, activists, lecturers and students.”

with every passing day, the situation for the humans of kashmir turns into more and more difficult, they wrote, asking the president to call upon high minister narendra modi to absolutely repair telecommunications and internet services, carry the lockdown and curfew, and release kashmiris detained pursuant to india’s revocation of article 370. “pakistan ought to additionally cease its assist and safe haven for militant groups working on its soil – inclusive of those targeting india – and refrain from taking any steps that could in addition destabilize kashmir,” study the letter.

“the usa has a critical function to play in facilitating a decision to this humanitarian crisis, and we urge you to behave swiftly. As soon as the urgent humanitarian scenario has been addressed, we hope america can play a positive role in supporting resolve the underlying disputes between the 2 nuclear powers, india and pakistan.”

president trump has made more than one offers to mediate between india and pakistan at the kashmir problem, gives which have been welcomed with the aid of pakistan and rebuffed by way of india. The pm modi-led authorities calls kashmir an “inner issue” and says it need to be resolved bilaterally. However pakistan says on every occasion it has prolonged an offer of talks, india has became away. The letter follows fifty eight nations joining pakistan at the human rights council meeting in geneva to call for that india prevent the use of force, raise the siege in kashmir and put off other regulations on them. The european union has additionally known as for a non violent resolution of the dispute consistent with the un protection council resolutions. Other us leaders, like senator bernie sanders and congresswoman ilhan omar, have also referred to as for a peaceful resolution to the kashmir problem.


newsdailySeptember 8, 2019
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US President Donald Trump has dropped ‘Peace arrangements’ with the Taliban after the gathering said they were behind an assault in Kabul that murdered a US fighter and 11 other individuals.

Trump made the declaration in a progression of tweets on Sunday, saying he has “canceled harmony exchanges” with Afghan and Taliban pioneers. The “mystery” meeting was planned for Sunday at Camp David in Maryland.

The discussions had gave off an impression of being on the precarious edge of a milestone arrangement to finish 18 years of war.

Kabul has been grasped by a flood in savage savagery even after the US and the radicals arrived at an understanding “on a fundamental level” that would see the US pull a great many troops from Afghanistan as an end-result of different Taliban security guarantees. Any arrangement would have required last endorsement from Trump, who has said that he needs to end American inclusion in Afghanistan, propelled after the September 11, 2001 assaults. As indicated by parts of the arrangement made open, the Pentagon would have pulled around 5,000 of its about 13,000 or so troops from five bases crosswise over Afghanistan by right on time one year from now.

The declaration by tweet shows up suddenly to end, at any rate for the present, a careful conciliatory procedure drove for about a year by Zalmay Khalilzad, the Afghan-brought into the world veteran US representative who held nine rounds of chats with the Taliban, normally in Qatar.

Afghanistan’s universally perceived president, Ashraf Ghani, had been candid in his analysis of the rising state of the withdrawal concurrence with the Taliban, who have would not consult with his administration. Selling the arrangement in Kabul, Khalilzad said that he had arrived at an understanding “on a fundamental level” with the Taliban — who governed a lot of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 during which they forced a draconian adaptation of Islam.

As indicated by parts of the draft bargain that had been made open, the Pentagon would pull around 5,000 of the about 13,000 US troops from five bases crosswise over Afghanistan by ahead of schedule one year from now. The radicals thusly would revoke Al-Qaeda, guarantee to battle the Islamic State gathering and stop jihadists utilizing Afghanistan as a place of refuge — the essential explanation behind the 2001 intrusion.

US general feeling has soured on about two many years of war and Trump, after at first being influenced to strengthen US troops, has said that the United States ought not seek after “perpetual” war.


newsdailySeptember 5, 2019
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The US dollar came to Rs156.35 after a 12-paisa increment in the interbank on Thursday. With the expansion, the US dollar was being sold at Rs156.35 in the interbank showcase.
Then, securities exchanges opened in green as enlisting an addition of around 144 points at KSE 100 Index in morning exchange, while the benchmark KSE-100 file expanded at level of 30, 389.

Prior, the dollar has sneaked past Rs1 to reach at Rs157.25 in the interbank advertise, fortifying Pakistani rupee that had seen consistent.

As per the subtleties, the Pakistani rupee bobbed back picking up Rs1 toward the beginning of exchanging the interbank showcase. The dollar was exchanging at Rs157.25 and since its pinnacle of Rs164.25 on June 27 has fallen by more than Rs6.

The decrease in the expense of the dollar will help pay off the obligation trouble by Rs600 million.

In the most recent day of week, the Pakistan Stock market demonstrated a positive pattern with the benchmark KSE-100 Shares file picking up focuses. The present list remained at 31,900.

The Pakistan securities exchange has performed well after reports that legislature upheld budgetary foundations would siphon liquidity into the market.



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