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Pakistan government has placed a travel ban on 12 African countries under the COVID standard operating procedures (SOPs) and eased the restrictions on flights coming from the United Kingdom, The Express Tribune reported. According to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), there are three categories in which countries are placed accordingly to contain the spread of the pandemic. Category A passengers do not require a COVID test while Category ‘B’ needs a polymerase chain reaction…

Srinagar: Pakistan Prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday tested positive for the COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home, his top aide on health Dr Faisal Sultan said. Khan, 67, tested positive two days after he received the first shot of vaccination against the coronavirus. PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self isolating at home, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Sultan said on…

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said Pakistan Army Chief”s statement calling for better ties with India has provided a “good opportunity” for the two nations to set aside hostilities and find a lasting solution to the Kashmir problem. “A good opportunity for India & Pakistan to set aside hostilities & find a long lasting solution vis-a-vis Kashmir,” Mehbooba said in a tweet. She was reacting to Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Jawad Bajwa”s…

Srinagar: The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has won the vote of confidence in the National Assembly by 178 votes on Saturday. The special session was called in a show of strength by the premier himself after his party lost a crucial seat in the senate elections. The premier needed 172 votes to win the confidence vote. Announcing the results the speaker of Pakistan Assembly said that eight years ago Prime Minister Imran Khan…

‘Welcome steps to return union territory of Jammu and Kashmir to normalcy consistent with India’s democratic values’  Srinagar: The United States of America has indicated that its policy towards Kashmir remains unchanged and it is planning to work with on shared interests, however it addressed the region as ‘union territory of Jammu and Kashmir’. “As a government, certainly as the State Department, we continue to follow developments in Jammu and Kashmir closely. Our policy has…

Srinagar: Former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), A S Daulat has said that ‘Pakistan may now be reconciled to Articles 370 and 35A being internal matters of India.’ Writing for The Tribune newspaper, Dulat said, “Pakistan is working on a consensus for a settlement on the Line of Control, to which Manmohan Singh and General Pervez Musharraf had come close. Musharraf had always maintained that whatever was acceptable to Kashmir and Kashmiris would be acceptable…

In a fresh video released by Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan of Indian Air Force who was captured alive by the Pakistani Army, and then released days later, can be heard saying, “what is happening to Kashmiris is not known to common people, we must act with sensibility over the issue.” Abhinandan is heard calling for peace between the two South Asian nuclear powers in the fresh video. “We can live in peace, the Pakistani Army…

Srinagar: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) of India has said that the country wants ‘normal neighbourly relations’ with Pakistan and that all issues can be bilaterally resolved. “India desires normal neighbourly ties with Pakistan. We’re committed to resolve all issues bilaterally in a peaceful manner,” the MEA said. https://twitter.com/PTI_News/status/1364931753605955584 The statement comes, hours after the two countries decided to ‘strictly observe’ the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Kashmir. The Director Generals of…

Srinagar: National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah on Thursday welcomed the agreement between the DGMOS of India and Pakistan armies to observe ceasefire alongside LOC,IB , saying the measure will go a long way towards sustainable peace between the two neighboring countries. “The agreement between the DGMOS of India and Pakistan will go a long way in ushering long lasting peace alongside LOC, and IB,” Abdullah said as per…

Srinagar: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on Thursday welcomed the agreement of ceasefire between India and Pakistan. In a statement, Hurriyat said, “it is a move in the right direction, which will provide huge relief to the beleaguered people living under constant threat on the LOC and end the bloodshed there.” APHC said that just as the joint statement correctly points out “that in the interest of achieving mutually beneficial and sustainable peace along…