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Tag: Imran Khan

Pakistan steps up security to block JKLF march to LoC

Chinari (PoK): A large number of security personnel have been deployed at Jaskol in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to prevent the Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists from reaching the Line of Control (LoC). Hundreds of JKLF activists and supporters from various places in PoK have been marching towards LoC for the past three […]

Sourav Ganguly Criticises Pak PM Imran Khan's UNGA Speech

New Delhi: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has strongly criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his recent speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Ganguly labelled Khan’s speech as “rubbish” and said the former was not the cricketer the entire world knew. “Viru, I see this and I am shocked… […]

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Pakistan Tells Minorities They Can't Be PM, President

Islamabad: For all its criticism of India for denying rights to minorities, Pakistan’s parliament has shot down a minority Christian member’s constitutional amendment bill seeking to allow non-Muslims to become Prime Minister and President of Pakistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been strident in his attack on India, alleging that New Delhi is denying […]

Imran Khan Calls Bangladesh PM Hasina Ahead Of Her India Tour

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a surprise phone call from her Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan hours ahead of her visit to India, according to officials. Khan called Hasina amid his shrill anti-India campaign on the Kashmir issue after the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. Khan has been dialling up Muslim […]

Expect Imran To Promote Peace, Not Hatred, Says Harbhajan

New Delhi: Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Shami have criticised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for issuing despicable threats and speaking about hatred during his speech at the UNGA last month. “Mahatma Gandhi spent his life spreading the message of love, harmony, and peace. Imran Khan from UN podium issued despicable threats and spoke […]

It Is A Jihad, Imran Khan On Kashmir After Returning From US

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his return from the US on Sunday said that those standing by Kashmiris were doing “jihad” and Pakistan will support Kashmiris even if the world does not. Prime Minister Khan, who focussed on the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, told his party workers […]

Imran Khan Creating Content For Cartoon Makers, Says Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a dig at Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday saying that the latter has been creating content fit for cartoon makers in trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue. He was speaking in Mumbai on the occasion of the commissioning of India’s second Scorpene-class attack submarine at the […]

Imran Khan Calls PM Modi Indian 'President' In UNGA Speech

United Nations: Imran Khan on Friday described Narendra Modi as “the Indian president”, in a slip of tongue by the cricketer-turned Pakistani prime minister. During his marathon speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, Khan goofed up once and called Prime Minister Modi as the “president”. In April, during a joint press conference with […]

Pak Violates Ceasefire On LoC Ahead Of Modi's UN Speech

New Delhi: There were reports of a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of speeches to be delivered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan at the UN General Assembly on Friday. The ceasefire violation took place in the Nowshera sector in Rajouri district […]

PM May Stopover In Riyadh To Firm Up Oil Deals

New Delhi: Amid reports that Saudi Aramco is set to announce its IPO next month, which would be the world’s largest ever listing, India would be looking to expedite the $44 billion West Coast refinery project in Maharashtra, in which Saudi Aramco is to hold considerable stake, as well Reliance Industries Ltd $15 billion deal […]

I offered to help India, Pakistan with arbitration, mediation on Kashmir: Trump

New York: US President Donald Trump said he discussed the issue of Kashmir with the leaders of India and Pakistan during his meetings with them and offered to help with arbitration or mediation to the two nuclear-armed countries, who have to work it out. Trump, addressing reporters here Wednesday, said he has had “very productive […]

Imran Reiterates Nuclear Blackmail If World Doesn't Pressure India

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has held out a triple threat to the world if it does not put pressure on India on the Kashmir issue: a risk of a nuclear war, radicalisation of Muslims around the world and a bloody uprising in the area. Calling for international intervention at a news conference […]

Pak Army, ISI Trained Al Qaeda To Fight In Afghanistan: Imran

New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan acknowledged that his country’s army and spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) trained Al Qaeda and other militant groups to fight in Afghanistan, and therefore there were always links with them because they had trained them. Speaking at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think […]

Anti-Terrorism Measures Should Not Be Politicised: Modi

United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged nations not to politicise anti-terrorism measures like the listing of militants for UN sanctions or imposing financial restrictions on countries involved in financing terrorism. Briefing reporters here about Modi’s participation in the Leaders’ Dialogue on Strategic Responses to Terrorist and Violent Extremist Narratives, External Affairs Ministry Secretary […]

Trump To Meet Pak PM Imran On Monday, PM Modi On Tuesday In New York

Washington: US President Donald Trump will meet Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, a day after he joins Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the mega “Howdy Modi” event in Houston and will again hold a meeting with the Indian leader in New York on Tuesday, a senior official has said. Both the meetings with […]

Imran, Bajwa Discuss Kashmir Situation

Islamabad: Chief of the Pakistan Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed several matters including the Kashmir situation and the latters forthcoming visits to the US and Saudi Arabia. “Latest developments in the regional environment, situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Prime Minister’s forthcoming visit to Saudi Arabia […]

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No India Talks Unless J&K Special Status Restored: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pledging to present the “Kashmir case” at the UN General Assembly “like no one ever did before”, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there was no use talking to India unless restored Jammu and Kashmir’s special status. He made the statement at a presser on Wednesday after inaugurating the Integrated Transit Trade […]

Pak condemns India's statement on taking back PoK

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday “strongly condemned and rejected the inflammatory and irresponsible” remarks made by the Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on taking back Pakistan occupied Kashmir, saying they could “further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region”. In a statement, hours after India said that Pakistan occupied Kashmir was […]

Pak Minister Slammed For Foul Tweet On Modi's B'day

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry on Tuesday posted a nasty tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday following which he was mercilessly trolled by Twitterati. The motormouth Minister, who is known for making insensitive comments, tweeted: “Today reminds us the importance of contraceptives.” #ModiBirthday After this post, Chaudhry was slammed […]

Will Meet India, Pak PMs Soon: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be meeting the prime ministers of India and Pakistan soon, even as he maintained that tension between the two Asian countries had reduced. While Trump will address Indian-Americans, along with PM Modi, at the “Howdy Modi!” event in Houston on September 22, the American president […]

Imran Acknowledges Pak Could Lose In War With India

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again raked up the prospect of a war, including a nuclear war, with India over New Delhi’s “illegal annexation” of Kashmir. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Imran has also tacitly acknowledged that Pakistan could lose in a conventional war with India, and in that case “there […]

Imran Vows To 'Fight Kashmiris' Case' At UNGA

Muzaffarabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday vowed “to fight the case of oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir” at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), saying he will act as their ambassador before the world and will not disappoint them. He made the comments while addressing a […]

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 […]