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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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Death toll in Afghanistan wedding blast rises to 80

Officials say more than 160 being treated in hospital, 30 of them in critical condition, after Saturday’s blast. The death toll from a suicide bomb attack at a wedding hall in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul has risen to 80. The death toll stood at 63 on Sunday, a day after the …

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Detained, tortured, and murdered in Pakistan: Balochistan’s lost generation

Since 2011, hundreds of Baloch people have been disappeared only to be killed by Pakistani security forces as part of a state policy known as kill and dump. Mehlab Baloch was nine-years-old when her father was taken. On June 28, 2009, Pakistani intelligence agents stormed Ornach Hospital and detained Deen …

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Three reviews to determine Pakistan’s place on FATF list

ISLAMABAD: Three separate evaluations currently in progress will determine Pakistan’s possible exit from the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by the mid of October. A senior government official told Dawn that Asia-Pacific Group — the regional affiliate of the FATF — was currently conducting in Canberra …

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‘عمران خان اور جنرل باجوہ لازم و ملزوم ہیں’

لاہور —  پاکستان کے وزیرِ اعظم عمران خان کی جانب سے آرمی چیف جنرل قمر جاوید باجوہ کی مدتِ ملازمت میں تین سال کی توسیع کے معاملے پر پاکستان کے مختلف حلقوں میں بحث تاحال جاری ہے۔ بعض سیاسی مبصرین کے نزدیک موجودہ صورت حال میں جنرل باجوہ کو ملازمت …

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