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‘Forced conversions, rapes of women daily occurrence in Pakistan’: India at UNHRC | World News

India criticised Pakistan on Tuesday for increased attacks on religious minorities in the country and accused the country’s government of turning a blind eye to incidents of forced conversions, rape, abduction and forced marriage. India, while exercising the Right of Reply to the statements made by Pakistan at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) at the United ...

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Pakistan providing pension to terrorists, must be held accountable: India | Latest News India

Pakistan continues to provide pensions to dreaded and listed terrorists and hosts them on its territory as its state policy, India said on Tuesday. It also said that the neighbouring country should be held “accountable for aiding and abetting terrorism”. The remarks were made by Pawankumar Badhe, first Secretary, Indian Permanent Mission in Geneva at the 47th Session of the ...

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‘Zero tolerance for terrorism…’: India takes aim at Pakistan at UNSC debate | World News

India on Tuesday took aim at Pakistan for impeding efforts to improve security and development in Afghanistan, with external affairs minister S Jaishankar calling for zero tolerance for cross-border terrorism and full transit rights for the war-torn country. Jaishankar didn’t name Pakistan in his statement at a UN Security Council debate on the UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, but there ...

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Poverty in Pakistan rose to 5.4% in 2020, estimates World Bank | World News

The World Bank (WB) has estimated that poverty in Pakistan has increased from 4.4 per cent to 5.4 per cent in 2020, as over two million people have fallen below the poverty line. Using the lower-middle-income poverty rate, the WB estimated that the poverty ratio in Pakistan stood at 39.3 per cent in 2020-21 and is projected to remain at ...

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Pakistan PM, foreign minister face criticism for remarks in interviews | World News

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi were criticised on Monday by politicians and social media users for their stand on matters such as sexual violence and the status of slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. In an interview with the news programme Axios on HBO, Khan said men would be affected if women wore “very ...

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As FATF begins plenary meeting, reports emerge of surge in Taliban fund-raising in Pakistan | World News

As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) began a plenary meeting on Monday that will assess Pakistan’s efforts to tackle terror financing, reports have emerged of a sharp increase in fund-raising by the Afghan Taliban on Pakistani soil. The FATF’s virtual plenary meeting, which will conclude on June 25, will decide whether to retain Pakistan in the “grey list” or ...

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan again seeks US intervention on Kashmir | Latest News India

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has again sought the intervention of the US to settle the Kashmir issue with India, a move that is unlikely to go down well with New Delhi, which has consistently spurned mediation by any third party. Khan made the call for the US administration to help resolve the dragging Kashmir issue during an interview with ...

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Pakistan NSA rules out meeting with Indian counterpart on margins of SCO meeting | World News

Pakistan National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has ruled out the possibility of a meeting with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on the margins of a meeting of top security officials of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) states in Tajikistan this week. Doval and Yusuf are set to attend the in-person meeting of the secretaries of the security council of the ...

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Afghanistan violence: Pakistan defends Taliban, blames ISIS instead | World News

As the Taliban resumes attacks on Afghan security forces and civilians, Pakistan extended support to the terrorist group, saying it would be an “exaggeration” to hold them responsible for violence in Afghanistan. Islamabad has been accused of aiding the Taliban and using them as proxies for its own benefit. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi defended the Taliban for an ...

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Ahead of PM Modi’s Kashmir meet, Pakistan issues a warning for India | Latest News India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high-stakes meeting with political leaders of Jammu and Kashmir on June 24, Pakistan issued a warning on Saturday, saying that it will oppose any move by India to “divide” or change the demography of Kashmir. In an official statement issued by Pakistan’s foreign office, the country’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India ...

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