Pakistan has not signed any agreement with India for vaccine: FO

Pakistan on Thursday made it clear that it had not entered into any bilateral procurement agreement with India on the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine and the supply of doses was being carried out through GAVI, the international vaccine alliance. “The procurement and supply mechanism of vaccine doses is undertaken by Gavi ad not the respective… Continue reading Pakistan has not signed any agreement with India for vaccine: FO

Pakistan condemns India at UNHCR on human right abuses

Pakistan has slammed India at the UNHCR for its bleak human rights record, deteriorating human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and for emerging as the largest extremist country where minorities live under constant threat. Pakistan during the ongoing 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council has decried India’s massive… Continue reading Pakistan condemns India at UNHCR on human right abuses

India flayed for portraying false image of Kashmir

The president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday termed a recent “guided tour” for foreign diplomats of Indian-administered Kashmir as an attempt by India to “project a false image of normalcy” in the disputed territory. President Masood Khan denounced what he called “India’s stage-managed” visit of a group of Delhi-based envoys to the “Indian… Continue reading India flayed for portraying false image of Kashmir

UNSC must use its mechanisms to promote political solutions: Pakistan

Noting that UN peacekeeping operations are currently not in a position to resolve conflicts, insurgencies and cross-border attacks, Pakistan Monday underscored the need for the Security Council to utilize its mechanisms to promote political solutions for establishing peace in troubled regions. “UN peacekeeping has so far not been used to impose peace; but rather to… Continue reading UNSC must use its mechanisms to promote political solutions: Pakistan

‘Raped twice’: Pakistan virginity tests block justice for victims

Raped at 14, Shazia took the rare and courageous step of reporting the crime to Pakistani police, only to face a traumatic “virginity test” — a long-standing practice that denies justice to victims. The teenager was still in a daze after she was assaulted by her father’s cousin when police forced her to see a… Continue reading ‘Raped twice’: Pakistan virginity tests block justice for victims

Jailed Saudi, Chinese activists among top rights prize finalists

A prominent Saudi women’s rights activist and a Chinese rights lawyer, both imprisoned, plus a photojournalist from Turkmenistan were nominated Monday for a top human rights prize. Organisers of the Martin Ennals Award hoped that the nominations could shine a light on abuses in authoritarian states. “The finalists distinguish themselves by their bravery and deep… Continue reading Jailed Saudi, Chinese activists among top rights prize finalists

Pakistan urges EU to seek immediate release of Asiya Andrabi

Pakistan has urged the European Union to seek immediate release of Asiya Andrabi, a Kashmiri human rights activist and political leader, imprisoned in the notorious Tihar Jail in India. In a letter addressed to the chairs of the political groups in the European Parliament and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Pakistan’s envoy to the… Continue reading Pakistan urges EU to seek immediate release of Asiya Andrabi

Pakistan vows to counter Indian propaganda

Pakistan vowed Wednesday to counter a propaganda and disinformation campaign being waged by Indian media against Islamabad. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office in Islamabad, according to a statement issued from the premier’s office. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad,… Continue reading Pakistan vows to counter Indian propaganda

Karima Baloch’s death indicates RAW’s clandestine operation

The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Karima Baloch, a human rights activist in Canada, has led the experts to believe the incident as a clandestine operation aimed at cleaning the notorious tracks of Indian intelligence outfit – RAW. Karima Baloch, 37, who was the chairperson of Baloch Students Organization (BSO) has been in a… Continue reading Karima Baloch’s death indicates RAW’s clandestine operation

US ‘concerned’ on Saudi women activist sentence

The United States voiced concern Monday over Saudi Arabia’s imposition of a prison sentence on prominent activist Loujain al-Hathloul, in a low-key response as President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration vowed a firm stance on human rights. Hathloul, 31, a long-time campaigner for women’s right to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom, was sentenced to five years… Continue reading US ‘concerned’ on Saudi women activist sentence