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At UN meeting, US, UK and Canada slam China and Pakistan for ‘persecuting and repressing’ religious minorities

New York: Raising the issue of suppression of religious freedom at the United Nations, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada on Thursday slammed China and Pakistan for “persecuting and repressing” their religious minorities. During a UN meeting on Safety of Religious Minorities in New York, the US, UK, …

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Pakistan blacklisted by FATF subgroup; finance ministry denies reports

On 11 effectiveness parameters Pakistan was adjudged as low on 10, reports say The Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has placed the Pakistan in the “Enhanced Expedited Follow Up List (Blacklist)” for its failure to meet its standards. In its meeting in …

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Multi-billion dollar fine on Pakistan puts the spotlight on a secret court

SAAD HASAN The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system. Last month, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), a global quasi-court, slapped more than a $5 billion fine on Pakistan in an arbitration case involving a gold and copper mine.  But the …

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Rights Commission Pakistan releases its annual report in Quetta

QUETTA: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRC) on Thursday released its annual report regarding the state of human rights in Pakistan during 2018 expressing concerns over lack of freedom in Balochistan during General Elections. The report in Urdu version has been launched by HRCP here in Quetta Press Club …

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Kalmati strongly opposed NCDA, termed it as interference in provincial autonomy

Speaking at Press Conference along with representatives of other political party, here on Thursday, he said that through establishing NCDA federal government trying bringing Gwadar under federal control, which is not acceptable for the people of Gwadar and their representatives. He said that in the presence of already exists Balochistan …

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Three burnt to death in Nokkundi mini petrol pump fire

QUETTA: Fire erupted in a mini patrol pump of Nokundi, Balochistan as three people burnt to death. The incident occurred just few kilometers of Nokundi city on RCD highway, where a mini petrol pump caught fire which had stored Iranian smuggled patrol. A room adjourned to patrol pump also caught …

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