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  • Pakistan: Hazaras continue Quetta sit-in for third day; CTD team set up to investigate Hazarganji attack0

    Syed Ali Shah April 14, 2019 A probe team comprising senior Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials has been set up to investigate the Hazarganji blast as Quetta’s Hazara community continued protesting the suicide attack for a third consecutive day. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema told DawnNewsTV that a team of CTD officials had visited the site

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  • JF-17, not F-16, used in air combat: report – Newspaper – DAWN.COM0

    Anwar Iqbal March 04, 2019 WASHINGTON: Apparently, it was a JF-17 fighter jet that brought down an Indian warplane in Azad Jammu and Kashmir last week, says a CNN report as an American diplomat said Washington wanted to know if Pakistan used a US-built F-16 jet to shoot the plane. The JF-17 is a Chinese-designed

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  • Pulwama explosives obtained locally, says Indian commander0

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    • February 22, 2019

    Anwar Iqbal February 17, 2019 WASHINGTON: “It is not possible to bring such massive amounts of explosives by infiltrating the border,” says an Indian military commander, Lt Gen D.S. Hooda. India blames Pakistan for Thursday’s suicide bombing in Pulwama that killed over 40 soldiers in India-held Kashmir. Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian claim, urging New Delhi to avoid

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  • Amnesty urges India to ensure safety of Kashmiri citizens amid reports of harassment, arbitrary arrests0

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    • February 19, 2019

    Dawn.com February 19, 2019 Amnesty India has asked Indian government authorities to ensure that “ordinary Kashmiri women and men do not face targeted attacks, harassment and arbitrary arrests” as tensions simmer in the aftermath of last week’s attack in occupied Kashmir’s Pulwama area. The Amnesty India press release, issued on Tuesday, takes note of media reports

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  • Afghan Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad: spokesman0

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    • February 13, 2019

    AFPFebruary 14, 2019 The Afghan Taliban said on Wednesday that their negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Afghanistan. The announcement, not immediately confirmed by Washington or Islamabad, comes as America’s chief negotiator tours the globe shoring up support for

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  • China commends Pakistan’s role for Afghan peace, says envoy0

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    • January 22, 2019

    SirajuddinJanuary 23, 2019 Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Tuesday said his country lauds the role being played by Pakistan to bring peace to its war-torn neighbour, Afghanistan. Addressing a seminar at the University of Peshawar’s Area Study Centre, the envoy said China was in favour of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and that there were

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  • India: Thousands protest controversial citizenship bill in India’s Assam0

     AFP January 07, 2019 Thousands in northeastern India protested on Monday against a proposal to grant citizenship to religious minorities in the region, except Muslims, with critics attacking the bill as prejudiced and a sop to Hindus before elections. Protesters burned copies of the legislation in angry marches across Assam state, where millions have settled in

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