Press Releases

Tremor jolts NWFP, AJK

Islamabad, May 18: A mild earthquake shook parts of NWFP and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday. Meteorological Department Director General Dr Qamar Zaman told a private TV channel the 5.1 magnitude earthquake originated at a depth of 200km in the Hindukush range in Afghanistan.

In NWFP, tremors jolted Peshawar, Lower Dir, Buner, Malakand, Batkhela, Mansehra, Batgram, Chitral and Shangla districts. Tremors were also felt in Khyber Agency. App

Indian troops killed a civilian in Doda

Srinagar, May 18: A civilian was killed by Indian troops at Salota village in Doda district which triggered protests by the locals in the area.

A civilian, identified as Mohammad Sadiq Wani of Salota village, got caught in the fire of troops during siege and search operation in the areas.

Locals staged a protest in the area, said that Sadiq was killed by the army troops and have lodged a complaint in this regard.

Srinagar turns into beggars’ paradise

Srinagar, May 18:  In Srinagar, a large number of beggars have sneaked into the Kashmir valley in the disguise of tourists only to give severe headache to the locals as well as the local administration.

Indian judiciary was biased towards the people of Kashmir

Srinagar, May 18 : In Srinagar, the family members of Kashmiris, illegally detained in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail for last fourteen years, have said that Indian  police personnel and intelligence agencies are preparing new false cases against their relatvies.

Make May 21 rally successful: Shabir Shah

Srinagar, May 18: The illegally detained senior APHC leader and Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed people to participate in large numbers in the Election Rejection Rally “ Eidgah Chaloo” on May 21.

LOC trade is eyewash

Srinagar, May 18: The chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference,  Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the Cross-LoC trade is an eyewash aimed at befooling the international community.
“Government of India has been hampering the cross-LoC trade on one pretext or the other. Garlic worth crores of rupees from AJK is waiting for release at Salamabad. Even the banking facility has been denied to the Kashmir traders. It is just an eyewash in the name of trade,” Mirwaiz told a gathering here in old city.  

We’re ready if India is serious: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, May 18: In Srinagar, APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that New Delhi needs to show seriousness for any dialogue process on Kashmir dipsute to be meaningful.

Mirwaiz said that the new government in New Delhi should also immediately start dialogue process with Islamabad. He said: “Killings and arrests can’t go hand-in-hand with talks. Hurriyat will never shy away from dialogue. We are ready for talks for the resolution of Kashmir dispute. We will continue our peaceful fight for it.”

Hottest day of season in City

Lahore, May 19: The City experienced the hottest day of the current summer on Monday with the mercury crossing 44 degree Celsius mark for the first time this season.

On Monday, maximum and minimum temperatures in the City were recorded as 44.3 C and 25 C respectively. Relative humidity in the morning was recorded as 19 percent, which decreased to 11 percent in the evening. Bahawalnagar remained the hottest place in the country where mercury shot up to 48 C.

Heatwave to continue for next 10 to 12 days

Islamabad, May 19 (APP): The current hot and dry wave will persist in the next 24 hours while scattered rains with thunderstorm and duststorm may hit certain parts of the country.

The Met Office in its report on Monday forecast scattered rains accompanied by duststorm, thunder and lightening in Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Multan, DI Khan, Malakand, Hazara, Kohat and Peshawar Divisions during next twenty four hours.

In the next 24-hours, maximum temperature will remain 40 degree centigrade and minimum 18 degree centigrade in twin cities.