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Saturday, July 7th, 2018

 

Teenage Girl Among 3 Killed In Anti-India Protest in Held Kashmir

JUL 7, 2018: 3 Kashmiri youth including a teenage girl were killed by Indian security forces’ firing in the Himalayan valley on Saturday leading to thousands participating in their funeral hours after police said they were killed when government forces fired at anti-India protesters. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr. Faisal while condemning the latest incident of killing of innocent Kashmiri youth, tweeted, “#India continues to kill with impunity in IoK – the #OHCHR commission of inquiry must be established at the earliest #kashmirbleeds. Police said in a statement that someRead More


Pakistan Alone Can’t Push Afghan Taliban Into Peace Talks With Kabul

JUL 7, 2018: This week U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state, Alice Wells, met with Pakistani army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials in Islamabad and Rawalpindi with a heavy agenda — Afghanistan topped the list. While Islamabad has urged the Taliban to accept the Afghan government’s unconditional offer of peace talks, it has rejected once again U.S. demands to singlehandedly bring the insurgents’ leaders to the negotiating table. “Pakistan has no influence whatsoever. Afghanistan is an issue for Afghans and, therefore, U.S. pressure on Pakistan is misplaced,”Read More


Balochistan CM Seeks UNDP Help For Vocational Institutes To Train Youth For CPEC Jobs

Vocational training institutes required for CPEC projects: CM Marri JUL 7, 2018 (BE2C2): Caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri has urged the UNDP to help set up technical education centers in the province, saying its youth need expertise to avail the job opportunities arising from China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its downstream projects including planned Special Economic Zones (SEZs). “Though the multibillion dollar project has been promoting business, lack of technical education is depriving our youth of jobs in the CPEC project,” said the caretaker CM during a meetingRead More


Pakistan’s ‘Bible Belt’ And The Jeep Drawing Attention, Traction

IRSHAD SALIM (JUL 7, 2018): Out of the 105 million Pakistanis who are expected to vote on July 25 in the country’s third successive polls, nearly 47 million are registered female voters while 44 million among all registered voters are between the ages of 18 and 35. This means over 43% of the voters are young people of both genders combined. Interestingly, statistical data indicates that the country’s population roughly consist of almost similar split between the two categories — the overall female population and the youth bulge. So givingRead More