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Over 200 booked for anti-Hindu riots in Pakistan Over 200 booked for anti-Hindu riots in Pakistan



Karachi, The police have registered three cases against more than 200 people in connection with the anti-Hindu riots in Pakistan Sindh province's Ghotki town.

Officials told The Express Tribune that the cases had been filed in which a total of 218 people were nominated.

Hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets in Ghotki on Sunday after Notan Lal, a member of the Hindu community and principal of the Sindh Public School, was accused of passing "blasphemous remarks" by a student.

Pakistan gives 115-page 'dossier' on J&K to UNHRC Pakistan gives 115-page 'dossier' on J&K to UNHRC

 

Geneva, In its desperate attempt to internationalise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Tuesday submitted a 115-page "dossier" to the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), which contained wild and unsubstantiated allegations about the situation there.

In the document, 35 pages have been devoted to history and the current situation in Kashmir, which Pakistan itself admits is based on "scantily available information". The rest 80 pages, in the form of an annexure, contain photographs of some funerals, protests and apprehension of separatist leaders like Yasin Malik.

Asha Bhosle receives birthday wishes from Justin Trudeau Asha Bhosle receives birthday wishes from Justin Trudeau



Mumbai, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished veteran singer Asha Bhosle on her 86th birthday.

Bhosle on Sunday shared a message sent by Trudeau on Twitter. It read: "It is a great pleasure to send you best wishes and warmest congratulations on the occasion of your eighty sixth birthday."

The Indian singer captioned: "On my 86th birthday, I feel happy that my achievements have put India on the world music map where world leaders acknowledge my presence. Thank you to PM Trudeau of Canada."

'UAE told Pak not to make Kashmir Muslims an issue' 'UAE told Pak not to make Kashmir Muslims an issue'

 

Karachi, The UAE has told Pakistan not to make Kashmir's Muslims an issue, leading journalist Hamid Mir has said.

Appearing in a Geo TV news show on Wednesday, he said that highly-placed sources in the Pakistani leadership had told him of the UAE's stand.

Mir also said that he had been told that the Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister was also arriving in Pakistan to show solidarity with Pakistan, and on Wednesday morning, "some very responsible sources in the Federal government said that the UAE's Foreign Minister was coming for the same purpose, but in its communications with the Pakistan government in the previous days, it had strongly urged the Pakistani leadership that it not try to make Kashmir's Muslims an issue".

Abducted Hindu girl in Pakistan returns home Abducted Hindu girl in Pakistan returns home

 

Islamabad, A Pakistani Hindu girl, who was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and wedded to a Muslim, has returned to her parents.

According to a report in the Pakistani media, the girl -- Reno Kumari -- was abducted on August 29 from the Rohari town in Sindh province while on way to the college. Her family members alleged that she was kidnapped and married to a Muslim

Trump nominates Indian-American to federal judgeship Trump nominates Indian-American to federal judgeship



New York, US President Donald Trump has nominated Shireen Mathews, an Indian-American lawyer, to be a federal judge.

She is a partner with the elite law firm Jones Day, where she specialises in white-collar crimes.

Before that, she was an assistant federal prosecutor in California serving as the coordinator for criminal healthcare fraud cases.

Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Pak official Sikhs, Muslims should work together: Pak official



Lahore, Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, said that Sikhs and Muslims should work in unison to defeat extremism and intolerance in the world.

Addressing the International Sikh Convention here at the Governor's House on Saturday, she said the Sikh religion had many ideals in common with Islam, The News International reported.

Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, was influenced by Islam's philosophy of 'Tauheed' (Oneness of God), she added.

'Abducted' Sikh girl in Pak returns to family, 8 held 'Abducted' Sikh girl in Pak returns to family, 8 held



Islamabad, A Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her family and the police has arrested eight people in connection with the incident, it has emerged.

The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan.

Pak to finish Sikh pilgrims' visa process by Sep 30 Pak to finish Sikh pilgrims' visa process by Sep 30



Islamabad, Pakistani authorities have decided to complete the process of issuance of visas to Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world to attend the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib, by September 30, the media reported on Thursday.

The decision was taken during a meeting of the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee (RTHC) chaired by Punjab province's Governor Chaudhry Sarwar in Lahore on Wednesday, Dawn news reported.

Indian, Pak officials to meet on Friday over Kartarpur Indian, Pak officials to meet on Friday over Kartarpur



Islamabad, Despite the escalating tensions over Kashmir, Indian and Pakistani officials will meet on Friday to discuss the Kartarpur Corridor project.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammed Faisal said that both sides will hold a technical meeting at Zero Point on the border on Friday.

Modi says Kashmir under control: Trump Modi says Kashmir under control: Trump

 

France-US President Donald Trump on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi told him the Kashmir situation is "under control" and that he thinks he can deal directly with Pakistan.

When the two leaders spoke to the media ahead of their 45-minute bilateral on the sidelines of the G7, Modi firmly reiterated that Kashmir was a bilateral issue, ruling out mediation by the US President.

Pak journalists to march to LoC Pak journalists to march to LoC



Muzaffarabad, More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan have arrived here to take part in a "symbolic march" towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday.

The march organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, was for the ongoing Kashmir issue that arose after the Indian government scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and also divided the state into two Union Territories.

Did not call for UNSC session on Kashmir: UK Did not call for UNSC session on Kashmir: UK



New Delhi, The UK on Friday denied that it had backed Pakistan and China in calling for the August 16 closed-door session on Kashmir and stressed that all issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved bilaterally.

In a statement, the UK also said that it does not seek to mediate in the matter.

"There has been some inaccurate speculation about the UK position at the closed session of the UN Security Council on August 16 on Kashmir," it said.

Pakistan opposition accuses government of Kashmir 'sellout' Pakistan opposition accuses government of Kashmir 'sellout'



Islamabad, The opposition parties in Pakistan have accused the Imran Khan-led federal government of 'selling out' Kashmir under an international conspiracy.

According to Dawn, an English daily in Pakistan, leaders from different political parties came together to denounce the government's stand on Kashmir after India revoked its special status on August 5.

The joint opposition's multi-party conference (MPC) held in Islamabad on Monday has decided to reach Islamabad and vowed to lock down the city to topple the government.

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