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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 …

China, CPEC, Headline, Jammu and Kashmir, NOrthern Areas, Pak Media Report, Pak-China ties »

[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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[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should be planned and executed in a way to integrate and develop the backward and deprived areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Fata and Balochistan.
The PTI chairman regretted that while the corridor planned to run from Gwadar to Kashgar was aimed at bringing the underdeveloped areas of China on a par with other parts of that country, in Pakistan the planners were ignoring the deprived region.
The PTI chief asserted that instead of the eastern route which runs through Sindh …

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[26 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government yesterday announced to launch a massive protest drive against the federal government’s alleged plan to deprive the province of its due rights in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), contrary to all its announcements and commitments. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak decided to stage widespread protests against what he called a deceitful act on part of the federal government and announced the KP government would go to every forum to protect the rights of the province.
He added all the parliamentary parties of the KP Assembly would be taken …

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[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has signed a contract worth Rs4.8 billion with China Railway First Group (CRFG) for the construction of a project colony and allied infrastructure for Dasu Hydropower project.
The contract includes construction of project offices, residential houses, hostels, rest house, hospital, community centre, parks, and playground and is expected to be completed in about two years, said a press release.
Dasu Hydropower Project General Manager Wapda Haji Muhammad Farooq Ahmed and CRFG General Manager Xian Zhengjum signed the agreement in a ceremony held at Wapda …

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,” …

Azad Kashmir, Gilgit -Baltistan, Hurriyat, India, NOrthern Areas, Pakistan »

[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

By Babar Dogar in The News, Apr 28
LAHORE: Former foreign minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri has disclosed that the agreement on Kashmir, worked out through back-channel diplomacy, was an interim one, and was subject to review after 15 years.
Talking to The News here on Tuesday in the backdrop of ‘Aman Ki Asha’ – a joint venture of the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India, Khursheed Kasuri claimed the Pakistani and Indian sides at that time had the realisation that in view of the history of Jammu and Kashmir …

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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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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Times
LAHORE: Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) President Raja Zulqarnain Khan and Prime Minister (PM) Raja Farooq Haider have decided to accept the Kashmir Council’s decision about dysfunctional AJK chief justice Riaz Akhtar Chaudhry, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
Zulqarnain and Haider made the decision during a meeting held in Muzaffarabad to discuss the ongoing judicial crisis, the channel reported without quoting any official from the AJK.
It is pertinent to mention here that one of the two supreme judicial councils currently working in the state has dispatched its decision …