Pakistan joins first ever ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’

Pakistan on Monday joined the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in observing the first-ever ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia.’ Pakistan, in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, had presented a resolution to designate March 15vas ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’, at the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM),… Continue reading Pakistan joins first ever ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’

Indian atrocities in Kashmir exposed by Pakistan in verbal clash

Decrying India’s massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan, a Pakistani diplomat on Tuesday drew UN Human Rights Council’s attention to New Delhi’s failure to respond to the widely reported Indian grave rights abuses in occupied Kashmir that evoked international condemnation. “India has failed and will continue to fail in hiding its brutal repression of the Kashmiri… Continue reading Indian atrocities in Kashmir exposed by Pakistan in verbal clash

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, Azerbaijan to intensify full spectrum of bilateral relations

Pakistan and Azerbaijan on Friday agreed to enhance and diversify bilateral trade to its optimal potential and expand cooperation in the fields of energy, agriculture, science and technology, railways and education. This was agreed during the 2nd Round of Pakistan-Azerbaijan Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) held in a virtual mode. The Pakistan side was led by… Continue reading Pakistan, Azerbaijan to intensify full spectrum of bilateral relations

India move to sabotage Kashmir at OIC failed: Pakistan

India failed to stop discussion on the Kashmir dispute at a recent summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Pakistani foreign minister said on Monday. “All 57-Muslim countries stood behind us and adopted a resolution against the human rights violation and Indian government’s actions of Aug. 5, 2019, to revoke the special status… Continue reading India move to sabotage Kashmir at OIC failed: Pakistan

Huge rallies in Pakistan, Iran against France anti-Islam wave

Hundreds gathered near the French Consulate in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi on Wednesday to protest the rising wave of Islamophobia in the European nation. Supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), a mainstream religious party, vehemently denounced French President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-Islam remarks and the insulting caricatures of Islam being publicized in France. They carried banners and placards… Continue reading Huge rallies in Pakistan, Iran against France anti-Islam wave

Azad Kashmir assembly condemns Armenia attacks on Azerbaijan

Azad Jammu and Kashmir has condemned Armenian forces for attacking Azerbaijani civilians as the Upper Karabakh dispute remains unresolved and fighting continues. The Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution condemning Armenian aggression, and expressed solidarity with the people and the government of Azerbaijan. A letter of support was sent separately to… Continue reading Azad Kashmir assembly condemns Armenia attacks on Azerbaijan

Saudi-led delegation meets UN rights chief to discuss rights violations in occupied Kashmir

Ambassadors of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group in Geneva, led by Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Pakistan, met Tuesday with the UN’s human rights chief on the conditions in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan’s Geneva mission to the UN said on Twitter that the envoys met virtually with UN High Commissioner for Human… Continue reading Saudi-led delegation meets UN rights chief to discuss rights violations in occupied Kashmir

How China is traversing along Middle East’s ‘volatile’ fault lines

Here are two potential indicators of Chinese interest in moving ahead with a proposed US$400 billion economic and military cooperation agreement with Iran: a Chinese push for Iranian membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and renewed interest in a China-Pakistan-Iran-Turkey energy pipeline. China has moved on neither. While converting Iran’s SCO observer status into… Continue reading How China is traversing along Middle East’s ‘volatile’ fault lines

How Pakistan hit Saudi leadership where it hurts the most

A rift between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia throws into sharp relief deepening fissures in the Muslim world. Coupled with the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and a myriad of other conflicts in the Middle East, the dispute poses serious challenges to Saudi Arabia’s quest for geopolitical and religious leadership… Continue reading How Pakistan hit Saudi leadership where it hurts the most