Press Releases

Pakistan needs no certification from India on its nukes

Islamabad, May 14: Pakistan says that it does not need certification from India or for that matter from any other country about the status of its nuclear arsenal.

Texas based think-tank Stratfor, in its latest report released on Wednesday, said: “The United States works very closely with India on the issue of Pakistan’s nuclear security. It also maintains that India remains comfortable with Pakistan’s command and control structure.”

Kashmiri trade team to arrive on June 1

Mirpur, May 15: A 20-member trade delegation from Srinagar is reaching Islamabad on June 1 on a week-long visit of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

No transit trade rights to India: FO

Islamabad, May 15: Pakistan on Thursday said it had not granted any transit rights to India for its trade goods as it was against the national interests.

“Under the MoU signed in Washington, Pakistan and Afghanistan have only undertaken to conclude a trade agreement by the end of the year. The details have yet to be finalized and Pakistan will not agree to any provision or arrangement that is not in its national interests,” said the Foreign Office spokesman, Abdul Basit addressing his weekly press briefing.

Unique sacrifices of the martyrs would not be allowed to go waste: Bhat

Srinagar, May 15: In Srinagar, on the second day of the Martyrdom Week, the leader of All Parties Hurriyet Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Chairman, Zaffar Akbar Bhat paid rich tributes to Kashmiri martyrs including one prominent liberation leader and social activist, Shaheed Haji Abdul Ghani Bhat.

APHC leader while addressing a Jumma Congregation at Shakar Abad jamia masjid in Srinagar said that the confidence that the unique sacrifices of the martyrs would not be allowed to go waste. 

Kashmiris urge Obama to persuade India out of Kashmir

Islamabad, May 15: US President Barack Obama’s direct appeal to the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government to “to step back” from the zone of conflict to spare civilian lives has provided a good parallel to the self-determination-denied Kashmiris to urge the US President to launch a similar persuasion on India to vacate 78 per cent territory of Kashmir under her (India) military occupation to allow return of lasting peace to South Asia.

Draconian PSA detention of 8 Revoked

Srinagar, May 15: In Srinagar, the authorities has issued orders for release of 36 persons, who were recently illegally arrested by police personnel and paramilitary force in Kashmir Valley.

 The decision was taken in a Review Committee meeting, chaired by Chief Secretary, Mr. S. S. Kapur in Srinagar on Thursday.

Geelani remains under house arrest

Srinagar, May 16: In Srinagar, the Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Syed Ali Geelani remained under house arrest even as other Hurriyet leaders were released from their confinement yesterday While APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan was again today places under house arrest.

APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, JKLF Chief Muhammad Yaseen Malik, , Zafar Akbar Bhat and others were released from house arrest on Thursday.

Kashmir dispute echoes in HC, Bar seeks status quo in delimitation case

Srinagar, May 15: Kashmir dispute has been discussed in some of the top forums of the world United Nations, European Parliament, and other such bodies. But rarely has it reverberated in highest judicial body of Kashmir, the High Court.

Thursday was one such rare occasion when the High Court Bar Association, presented its arguments in delimitation case, told the court that Jammu and Kashmir was never part of India, and plebiscite in accordance with the United Nations resolutions is yet to take place in JK.