ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Permanently altering the ethnic-makeup of India-occupied Kashmir, which could eventually result in ethnic cleansing, would also be a serious violation of international law and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, a UN treaty which India ratified in 1968 without any reservations.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - A Muslim man under trial in an Indian jail has complained that he was beaten and branded with an 'Om' symbol by prison officials inside the jail's premises, India Today reported on Friday.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - A parliamentary body on Friday was informed that despite pressure to increase the number of permits to trophy hunt Markhor the requests have been declined.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Hours after an Indian minister admitted that no Pakistani soldier or civilian was killed in the air strike, carried out on Balakot by the Indian Air Force on Feb 26, the public affairs wing of the military on Thursday expressed satisfaction, even joy, that truth had come out at last.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - There has been widespread condemnation of the Ormara tragedy, with all political forces weighing in. However, Baloch nationalist parties must be particularly forthright in stating that violence and murder are unacceptable and illegitimate methods to attain political goals.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The Indian government on Thursday suspended the cross-LoC (Line of Control) trade between the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and the part of Kashmir it occupies, in a move that evoked strong reactions from traders who feared the decision could force them into destitution.