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[12 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Michael Kugelman in The Express Tribune blogs, May 11, 2017
The author is the South Asia associate at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
Today, the trend lines for Jammu and Kashmir are quite troubling, to say the least.
Nearly a year after Indian security forces killed Burhan Wani, a young Kashmiri militant with a large following, anger hasn’t abated. Tension has risen in recent days after a video surfaced on social media that appeared to depict Indian security forces using heavy-handed tactics against a civilian. On …

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[10 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Express Tribune, May 10, 2017
Beijing: Speaking during a regular press conference on May 9, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Geng Shuang, said China’s promotion of CPEC framework has not changed its position on the issue of Kashmir.
Shuang said, “For CPEC, we have stressed many times that it is an economic cooperation initiative. China’s active participation in and promotion of CPEC does not mean that we change our position on the relevant issue.”
“They [CPEC and Kashmir] are two different things. As we have emphasised time and again that the …

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[14 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may face strong resistance from various segments of society within Pakistan and from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan itself if the federal administration goes ahead with the implementation of the recommendations of the (Gilgit-Baltistan) reforms committee.
Former Kashmiri prime minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan said that any such decision would be tantamount to the division of Jammu Kashmir which would never be acceptable to Kashmiri people. “Kashmiris living on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) as well as in Laddakh, Aksai Chin and …

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

In what was perhaps considered to be an inspired move, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced on August 19 the appointment of 22 parliamentarians as his emissaries who will highlight the Kashmir issue in various countries around the world. Their job is to build awareness and support for a resolution of the conflict in Kashmir that will be the central focus of the prime minister’s speech at the United Nations this September. The prime minister feels that these emissaries will help to “shake the collective conscience” of the world regarding what …

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]

GIVEN the critical situation in India-held Kashmir, with the death toll rising by the day, the world, especially the oppressed people of the valley, would have expected from Islamabad a response better than sending parliamentary delegations to world capitals to do a job for which few of them appear well equipped. They may not have fake degrees, and some of those named indeed do deserve to be there, but PTI’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi had a point when he said only those parliamentarians should have been chosen who could raise the …

Azad Kashmir, Gilgit -Baltistan, Jammu and Kashmir, NOrthern Areas, Religious Freedom »

[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

 By Shabbir Mir in The Express Tribune,Aug 26, 2015
GILGIT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved the appointment of a National Accountability Bureau judge for Gilgit-Baltistan. This has sent alarm bells ringing for those who have embezzled from the public exchequer, especially during the previous government in the region.
The establishment of NAB in the region was requested by G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman after he assumed public office to deal with the corruption cases that surfaced during the previous government.
“The office will be operational as soon as the judge takes charge,” …

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[25 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri’s startling disclosure that a solution to the Kashmir problem had been worked out under the Musharraf government and that all that was required was a signature on the relevant documents is rather unexpected and opens up all kinds of new possibilities. While there had been talks on the issue that contributes most to continued tensions between India and Pakistan, we had not known a solution was so tantalisingly close. The information offered up by Kasuri, at a seminar organised as part of the Jang …

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[24 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Babar Dogar & Ranjan Roy in The News, Apr 24
LAHORE: Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri has said the solution to the Kashmir dispute is just a signature away once India and Pakistan decide to pull the file from the rack.
While addressing the concluding session of the two-day seminar — held as part of the ongoing Aman ki Asha campaign, launched by the Jang Group and Times of India — and later talking to The News and the Times of India here on Friday, the former foreign minister revealed …

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[16 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Usman Manzoor in The News, Apr 16
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has unanimously recommended removal of deposed chief justice of AJK Riaz Akhtar Chaudhry on the charge of blasphemy, transgression of powers and subversion of the constitution.
The 86-page recommendations of the AJK SJC, a copy of which is available with The News, clearly state that the deposed CJ violated the constitution, committed blasphemy and was found guilty of gross misconduct.
These recommendations have been sent to the AJK Council chairman who happens to be …

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[7 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

The News International
While some of the events seen recently in Azad Kashmir parallel those seen in the Federation of Pakistan, the situation in the territory has quickly become even more chaotic. We have two chief justices presiding over cases, a deadlock between the president and the prime minister on the issue and an infuriated judiciary which says the CJ deposed by the acting president on the advice of the PM can only be restored by the Supreme Judicial Council. In the meanwhile the acting CJ too continues to perform …