Malik Muhammad Ashraf

  • Never before was solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir exhibited so strongly and overwhelmingly as on ‘Youm-e-Istehasl’ observed on August 5. The unity shown by the government, opposition parties and the armed forces in sending a strong and unequivocal message to India ...

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  • While the world remains oblivious to the sufferings of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IO&JK), Indian security forces feel free to kill, terrorise and brutalise. Since August 5, 2019 more than 200 Kashmiris have been killed through extra-judicial killings. But this has not ...

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  • According to the figures released by the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC), 38 people died from coronavirus on Tuesday, while the number of new infections was 1013. The trend is very encouraging on both counts as it is constantly on the downward curve, compared to the period after ...

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  • Human history is replete with oppression, persecution and the denial of basic human rights to subjugated masses by tyrant rulers and the resistance by the oppressed against the injustices perpetrated on them, leading to barbaric responses by the rulers to quell the uprisings. Kashmir is ...

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  • On July 5, Pakistan and China signed the accord for construction of 700 MW Azad Pattan Hydro Project at a cost of $1.5 billion which will be entirely foreign investment. The project also envisages the creation of 3000 jobs. Earlier on June 25, 2020 an agreement for the launch of 1142 MW Kohala ...

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  • The anti-Pakistan nexus between India and Israel is a well-known fact which has gained greater strength since the advent of Modi as Indian Prime Minister. Robert Fisk, a multi-award winning Middle East correspondent in an article written in the backdrop of the Indian attack at Balakot last year ...

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  • Every year under the auspices of UN, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed on June 26. The aim and objective of this observance is to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors of this inhuman treatment throughout the world. ...

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  • Human history is replete with wars and conflicts that cause deaths, destruction and pile miseries on the vanquished or subjugated people. The painful reality about them is that sexual violence against women and girls is often employed as a weapon of war and as a tactic to brutalise, humiliate, ...

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  • Announcing the ECC decision to sack over 9300 workers of the Steel Mills as part of the government plan to revamp the entity, the Federal Industries Minister Hammad Azhar said that with a view to revive the industrial unit, it was imperative to move away from an owner and operator mode to that of ...

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  • Reportedly, Indian forces on Tuesday killed 13 Kashmiris in IOK in fake encounters and the so-called anti-infiltration operations. Pakistan, while condemning these extra-judicial killings, has again urged the international community to take immediate action to dissuade India from committing such ...

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  • Peaceful co-existence and cooperation among states having geographical proximity is undoubtedly the best propeller of their economic well-being and security. The emergence of EU in the post-World War II period that transformed hostility into an impregnable bonhomie as well as economic and political ...

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  • The hope ignited by a peace deal between the US and Taliban to end the four decade-old strife in Afghanistan unfortunately remains elusive as ever, due to the inexplicable position taken by the Afghan President in regards to its implementation and the differences between him and Abdullah Abdullah ...

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  • Reportedly an improvised explosive device (IED) hit a vehicle of the military personnel in Buleda (district Kech) Balochistan near the Pak-Iran border on May 8, killing one major of the Pakistan Army and five soldiers who were returning to their base after conducting a routine patrol in the area. ...

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  • Reacting to the instructions given to the Government of Pakistan by the Supreme Court of Pakistan for holding elections in Gilgit-Baltistan under the Election Act of 2017, India in a statement said that Pakistan or its judiciary had no locus standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by ...

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  • Reportedly, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is looking to re-enter India into its list of ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ because of the communal policies pursued by the Modi government, especially its treatment towards the Muslim minority. The Vice ...

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  • Notwithstanding the fact that the pandemic of coronavirus is universally recognised as the biggest humanitarian challenge facing the global community and requires a global response premised on recognition of the need to extend adequate financial support to the poor and developing countries to cope ...

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  • While we may feel a bit satisfied and grateful to the Almighty due to the fact that the curve representing infections and deaths caused by coronavirus in Pakistan has not yet assumed alarming proportions like in Western countries – USA and others – there is no room for lowering our ...

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  • Amidst the gloom and despondency in the country in the wake of the onslaught of the deadly coronavirus comes the good news that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has given another five-month grace period to Pakistan to submit its performance report on 13 outstanding benchmarks for foolproof ...

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  • Setting aside the blame-game and controversy regarding how, when and where the coronavirus originated, it is an irrefutable reality that the velocity with which this pathogen has swept across the globe, almost all governments were caught unprepared for the challenge, and its onslaught exposed the ...

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  • The global community is currently facing the most dangerous challenge of the century in the form of COVID-19 which, due to its exponential spread across the world, is quite similar to the influenza pandemic of 1918-29, estimated to have claimed 30-40 million lives in North America, Europe, Asia, ...

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  • In a joint statement issued at the end of President Arif Alvi’s visit to China, the two countries have rightly underlined that the coronavirus is a common challenge for humanity, and all countries should unite and cooperate to overcome it together. With almost all the countries of the world ...

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  • Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing a gathering while inaugurating Ehsas Kafalat programme at Gallanai in the tribal area revealed that the government would not further enhance prices of electricity and gas noting that the people and industry could not bear further pressure on that account. What ...

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  • In the backdrop or Uri incident, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had threatened to stop flow of river waters into Pakistan in defiance of the Indus Water Treaty. According to media reports, India is now planning to stop 2 TMC of water of Ujh River a tributary of Ravi River by building three ...

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  • The federal cabinet approved the Pakistan National Education Plan on Tuesday 25 February under which uniform curricula would be introduced in all the educational institutions including religious seminaries whose students would be brought into the mainstream by providing them modern education ...

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  • The concept of the ombudsman evolved during the Swedish enlightenment in eighteenth century where democracy, humanitarianism and individual liberty were emphasized against state absolutism, injustice and abuse or misuse of public power. The surge of democratic values placed prime importance upon ...

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  • Continuing with its poverty alleviation and relief measures for the masses groaning under the impact of the hydra-headed inflation, the government announced yet another relief package of Rs.10 billion for the next five months-- which envisages to provide substantial subsidies on wheat, sugar, rice, ...

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  • Whether Pakistan will remain on the grey list for another extended period or get out of it will be decided by the FATF plenary meeting in Paris later this month. However, Pakistan delegation led by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar seems to have successfully defended its compliance report ...

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  • The right of the people to self-determination is a cardinal principle in modern international law. The concept of self-determination evolved as a by-product of the doctrine of nationalism. It found expression in the French and American Revolutions. The allies accepted self-determination as an aim ...

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  • Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi talking to Fox News during his recent visit to USA while answering a question about Afghanistan was right on money to observe “the convergence between Pakistan and US stands as a unique opportunity for peace in Afghanistan, ultimately a shared ...

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  • An incisive appraisal of the developed countries reveals that their phenomenal economic growth was propelled by entrepreneurship, which is rightly regarded as a key to economic prosperity. Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to start a new business venture and the hallmark of ...

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