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On Human Rights Day, Free Press Kashmir reports the captive case of Kherun Nissa of Turtuk region of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir where, divided by borders, her people continue to pine for their loved ones living on the other side.  For years, Turtuk’s Balti band had sung dirges for their lost tribe and not-so-distant homeland gone with history’s takeover bids and belligerence. From the word go itself, these borderline people would enlighten their young…

Pakistan: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on Sunday announced the granting of provisional-provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan media reported. Khan, according to reports, announced the decision after arriving in the area to attend its 73rd Independence Day celebrations. “One of the reasons for me coming to Gilgit-Baltistan is to announce that we have decided to grant Gilgit-Baltistan the provisional provincial status,” Pakistan based news agency APP quoted Imran Khan as having said. “We have…