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Tag: Imran Khan

Pak PM Imran Khan to meet President Trump twice during US visit

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan will have two meetings with President Donald Trump later this month during his visit to the US where the Pakistani premier will also attend his first UNGA session, according to a media report. According to Khan’s schedule, the first meeting between both the leaders will be at lunch, whereas, the […]

Pak PM To Lead Kashmir Solidarity Rally In PoK

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday announced holding of a Kashmir solidarity rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s (PoK) capital Muzaffarabad on Friday. “I am going to do a big jalsa in Muzzafarabad (sic) on Friday 13 Sept, to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; […]

Pakistan's Former Legislator Seeks Asylum In India

Chandigarh: A former legislator from Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has sought asylum in India, claiming that minorities were deprived of their rights in the neighbouring nation. Baldev Kumar (43), along with his wife and two children came to India last month and is presently staying at Khanna in Punjab’s Ludhiana […]

CPEC To Help Boost Pakistan's Development: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will attract trade, investment and technology from China to Pakistan so as to help boost his country’s future development. Khan made the remarks during his meeting on Sunday with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here in Prime Minister House, […]

Kashmir is Pakistan's "jugular vein": PM Imran Khan

Islamabad: Kashmir is Pakistan’s “jugular vein” and India’s decision to alter its special status poses challenges to the country’s security and integrity, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday. Prime Minister Khan in his message on Pakistan’s Defence and Martyrs Day said his government has launched a proactive diplomatic campaign in the world capitals and […]

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Pakistan will not use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Amid tensions with its neighbour India following its decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asserted that his country would never ever start a war with India and even not use nuclear weapons first. “We will never ever start the war. Both Pakistan and India are […]

Sikhs protest outside Pak embassy against forced conversions

New Delhi: Members of the Sikh community protested against the alleged forced conversion of Sikh girls in Pakistan, outside the Pakistan High Commission here on Monday. The protesters were trying to submit a memorandum to the Pakistan High Commission when they were stopped. This irked the Sikhs who launched violent protests near the premises of […]

Reham mocks Imran over Kashmir, says Qureshi waiting to take over

Islamabad: Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has taken pot shots at the PM over his call for observing ‘Kashmir Hour’, and said that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is waiting in the wings to take over when the PM’s chair is toppled. In a video that has gone viral, […]

Pak observes Kashmir Hour to express 'solidarity'

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday observed “Kashmir Hour”, with the national anthems of the country and “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” (AJK) being played nationwide to express “solidarity” with Kashmiris. This comes amid tensions between the two neighbours over India’s revocation of special status for Jammu and Kashmir. Sirens blared across Pakistan as the clock struck noon […]

India Condemns Provocative Statements Against It By Imran Khan

New Delhi: India on Thursday strongly condemned “highly irresponsible” statements by Pakistani leadership on withdrawal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Pakistan has been using terrorism as state policy against India and it must stop exporting terror. “We strongly condemn highly irresponsible statements by Pakistani leadership on […]

Kashmir internal issue for India, Imran Khan's rhetoric ridiculous: US lawmaker

Washington: Asserting that Kashmir is an internal issue for India, Indian-American lawmaker Ro Khanna who recently joined the Pakistani Congressional Caucus has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan needs to cool his heated rhetoric. “Kashmir is an internal matter for India’s democracy and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan needs to cool his heated rhetoric […]

Indo-Pak war likely in October: Pak Minister

Rawalpindi: Continuing his attack on India in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Railway Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Wednesday that he feels that a full-fledged war will be fought between India and Pakistan in October or November this year. According to reports […]

Imran chairs Cabinet meeting on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Cabinet to discuss the situation in Kashmir. The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Khan informed the Cabinet about his decision to raise the Kashmir issue in the world and that he had become the “voice of […]

Trump clears air on Kashmir mediation row

Biarritz (France): US President Donald Trump on Monday cleared the air about his controversial claim that Prime Minister Modi had asked for his mediation on Kashmir, saying that India and Pakistan could bilaterally do something “very good”. A readout of their bilateral talks here on the sidelines of the G7 summit reinforced it, saying: “President […]

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Will raise Kashmir issue at every international forum: Pak PM Imran

Islamabad: With Pakistan failing to get traction for its belligerent stand on Kashmir, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday that he will raise the issue at every international forum, including at the UN General Assembly. In his address to the nation on the Kashmir issue after India revoked the special status of Jammu and […]

Trump Asks Imran Khan To 'Moderate Rhetoric' With India Over Kashmir

Washington: US President Donald Trump has asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to “moderate rhetoric” with India over Kashmir, as he underlined the need of exercising “restraint” by both sides and avoid escalation of the “tough” situation in the region. Trump on Monday spoke separately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Khan […]

Extreme rhetoric against India by some regional leaders not good for peace: Modi to Trump over phone

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump during which he made an indirect reference to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s extreme rhetoric against India, and said such incitement to anti-India violence was not conducive to peace. According to a release from the Prime Minister’s Office […]

Qureshi criticises Rajnath Singh's remarks on PoK talks

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday criticised Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks that talks with Islamabad would be held only on the issue of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Addressing a public rally in Haryana earlier in the day, Singh asserted that there would be no talks with Pakistan unless it acts against terrorists and […]

Hooda backs Article 370's abrogation, puts Congress on notice

Rohtak (Haryana): In a significant political move, senior Congress leader and two-time Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, here on Sunday, supported the Narendra Modi government’s move to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution. Addressing a ‘Mahaparivartan Rally’ in his hometown, Hooda said he would not compromise with anyone on the issue of patriotism. “When […]

Imran Khan attacks 'fascist, Hindu supremacist Modi govt'

Islamabad: Defeated in his bid to get the UNSC or the world leaders to censure India over Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took to Twitter to urge the world to “seriously consider the safety and security of India’s nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government”. As […]

Donald Trump asks Imran to resolve tensions with India bilaterally

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday conveyed the importance of India and Pakistan reducing tensions through bilateral dialogue on the Kashmir issue during a phone call with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the White House said. The phone conversation between Trump and Khan took place before the close-door-consultation of the 15 members of the UN […]

US Congressman apologizes after outcry over Kashmir letter

New York: A US Congressman has apologized for having written a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that Washington “focus” on Kashmir and criticizing India’s move to rescind its special status. Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi, who met about 100 Indian Americans on Sunday, said in a statement on Monday: “I am sorry. If […]

'Mika Singh Night' in Karachi had ISI officials, D-family on guest list (Exclusive)

New Delhi: The much-hyped and controversial ‘Mika Singh Night’ at the plush Karachi bungalow of billionaire businessman Adnan Asad on August 8 had VIP guests which reportedly included family members of India’s most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, who presently operates from Pakistan. Asad, a cousin of former Pakistan dictator, Gen Pervez Musharraf, had hosted ‘Mika […]

Imran's aide asks overseas Pakistanis to protest on Aug 15

Islamabad: A top aide of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday appealed to the overseas Pakistanis to stage protests outside Indian Consulates on August 15, wherever they are across the world. The Indian government on Monday revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, a move that received widespread flak from the Pakistani leadership and […]

Pak PM Imran dials Boris Johnson, prince Salman on Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his government’s plan to inform the world leaders about India’s decision of revoking Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article […]

Imran Khan summons another NSC meet over Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday summoned a second session of the National Security Committee (NSC) within a week following the Indian government’s move to scrap special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In the second such session within a week, the top civil-military brass will mull over the response strategy after the Indian […]

'Akhand Bharat' banners appear near Pak Parliament

Islamabad: Hundreds of flex banners bearing an Indian parliamentarians remark about acquiring Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Balochistan appeared near the National Assembly here a day after India reclassified Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) as a Union Territory. India on Monday asserted Kashmir was not a bilateral issue but an internal one as it scrapped the autonomy and […]

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Revoking Article 370 to 'further deteriorate' relations between N-capable neighbours: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir as “illegal” and said it will “further deteriorate” relations between the nuclear-capable neighbours. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir […]

Pakistan will respond to any Indian aggression: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan will respond to any “misadventure or aggression” by Indian forces against it. Chairing the National Security Committee meeting in Islamabad, Imran Khan alleged that India has used “cluster bombs” on civilians along the Line of Control and called on the UN Security Council to take […]

Trump says would "certainly intervene" on Kashmir if India, Pak want him to

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he would “certainly intervene” between India and Pakistan on Kashmir if they wanted him to, days after he stunned New Delhi with his claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to mediate on the vexed issue. Trump on Thursday said it was up to India and Pakistan […]

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Imran Khan terms forced conversions as 'un-Islamic'; vows to protect worship places of minorities

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed the practice of forced conversions as “un-Islamic” and said there was no precedent in Islamic history for forcefully converting others. Addressing an event in connection with National Minorities Day at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (President’s House) here, Khan vowed to protect and develop worship places of minorities in […]

Pakistan PM assures minorities, Hindus protest in Karachi

Karachi/Islamabad: The minority Hindu Maheswari community in Karachi on Sunday held a protest against the administration’s failure in tracing a missing 16-year-old Hindu girl. The family of the girl, who went missing on May 20, has alleged her abduction. The family and the community leaders have accused the police of failing to take any action […]

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Pak-Based Terrorists Fought In Kashmir, JeM Operates In India: Imran

New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that some terrorists in Pakistan had fought in Kashmir while asserting that he had the army’s support for disarming them and for overtures to India. Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on Tuesday, he tried to make the case that the army and […]

Trump on Kashmir: Imran 'surprised' by India's reaction

Washington: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was surprised by India’s reaction to US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Islamabad and New Delhi to dialogue table for resolving Kashmir conflict. “Surprised by India’s reaction to President Trump’s offer of mediation to bring Pak and India to dialogue table […]

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does: PM Imran Khan

Washington: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same. In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if India said it was giving up its […]

'Kashmir a beautiful name, but bombs all over', says Trump; gets slammed on Twitter

New Delhi: “It’s just bombs all over the place” – US President Donald Trump’s vision of Jammu and Kashmir, as if it were another Syria, evoked derision on social media on Tuesday, with Twitterati slamming his comments. One Twitter user posted: “And the way Trump describes Kashmir; ‘bomb blasts here and there, every day, in […]

Will develop 'best' Pak cricket team before next WC: Imran

Washington: Imran Khan, former Pakistan skipper and current Prime Minister, has said that he is working on a plan to develop “best cricket team of the world” following the dismal performance of the Men in Green in the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales. Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage of […]

Workers race against time to complete Kartarpur Sahib corridor

Amritsar: Racing against time, workers are doing three shifts a day to complete the Indian part of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor that will enable pilgrims from here to visit the revered Sikh shrine in Pakistan. Construction of around 4.2 km-long corridor is targeted to be completed by October 31, a week before the celebrations to […]

US Congressmen ask Trump to raise issue of Sindh with Pak PM Imran

Washington: A bipartisan group of 10 influential American lawmakers Saturday asked US President Donald Trump to raise the issue of human rights abuses in the Sindh province in his meeting with the visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Prime Minister Khan on Saturday left for his maiden trip to the US to have face-to-face talks […]

Previous arrests of Hafiz Saeed made no difference: US

Washington: The Trump Administration Friday expressed doubts over Pakistan’s intentions in arresting terrorist Hafiz Muhammed Saeed, the mastermind of the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attack, saying his previous arrests made no difference either to his activities or that of his outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. “We’ve seen this happen in the past. And we […]