News Updates

23 August - 31 August, 2019
  • 'Dialogue can start only when India reverses its illegal annexation of Kashmir,' writes PM Imran in NYT
    Premier, in op-ed for The New York Times, says international community should think beyond trade, business advantages. (Dawn, August 30, 2019)
  • India accuses Pakistan of 'trying to infiltrate terrorists', ISPR chief rubbishes claim
    Pakistan is a responsible state and “we would be insane to allow infiltration” across LoC, Maj Gen Ghafoor says. (Dawn, August 29, 2019)
  • Full airspace closure for India, ban on land routes for Indo-Afghan trade under consideration
    "Modi has started, we'll finish!" says Fawad Chaudhry regarding India's revocation of occupied Kashmir's autonomy. (Dawn, August 28, 2019)
  • Trump says India, Pakistan can handle Kashmir dispute on their own
    Modi at G7 Summit says all issues between India and Pakistan are "bilateral in nature". (Dawn, August 26, 2019)
  • India will attempt 'false flag operation' to divert attention from occupied Kashmir, PM Imran warns
    "We are hearing Indian media claims that some terrorists from Afghanistan have entered IOJK for terrorist activities." (Dawn, August 23, 2019)
1 August - 22 August, 2019
  • Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice
    “The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects,” says Foreign Minister Qureshi. (Dawn, August 20,2019)
  • 'No point talking to India,' PM Imran says in interview with NYT
    "All the overtures that I was making for peace and dialogue, I think they took it for appeasement," says premier. (Dawn, August 22, 2019)
  • India finally shares floodwater discharge data
    India has finally shared data related to floodwater discharges in the River Sutlej with Pakistan, pledging to fulfil its responsibility under the Indus Water Treaty of 1960.
    However, it has refused to fulfil its responsibility under the Advance Flood Information Agreement (AFIA) signed in 1989 during the first government of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in the wake of the 1988 floods in Pakistan, according to a senior official at the Pakistan office for Indus waters. (Dawn, August 21, 2019)
  • Trump to discuss Kashmir mediation with Modi
    "I think, we are helping (resolve the tense) situation" between India and Pakistan, says Trump. (August 22,2019)
  • Trump stresses need to reduce India-Pakistan tension in phone calls to PM Imran, Modi
    United States President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian premier Narendra Modi, urging a reduction of tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. (Dawn, August 19, 2019)
  • Scholars point to change in India’s nuclear policy
    “From ‘No First Use’ to ‘No, First Use?” asked Franz-Stefan Gady of the EastWest Institute, New York, while summing up an article on the latest change in India’s nuclear policy.
    The Independent, a British online newspaper, noted that India “issued a veiled threat to Pakistan” when its defence minister said on Friday that his country’s commitment to “no first use” of nuclear weapons would now “depend on the circumstances”. (Dawn, August 19, 2019)
  • World must wake up to India’s nuke threat, says PM
    Amid an escalating war of words between Pakistani and Indian leaders, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked the world to worry about Indian nuclear weapons under a “fascist” and “racist” government in Delhi. (Dawn, August 19, 2019)
  • 'How long should Kashmiris wait for peace?' US media asks UN
    The US media remin¬ded the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Saturday that it’s responsible for maintaining peace in the world, and this responsibility includes redressing the woes of the Kashmiri people and defusing tensions between India and Pakistan. (Dawn, August 18, 2019)
  • 'Every brick will be countered with a stone,' PM Imran warns Modi against action in AJK
    "This will not stop in Kashmir — this hate-filled ideology will come towards Pakistan," says PM in AJK assembly address. (Dawn, August 15, 2019)
  • Beijing highly concerned over situation in occupied Kashmir, Chinese FM tells Indian counterpart
    Chinese FM says Beijing opposes any unilateral action that complicates situation in the region. (Dawn, August 13, 2019)
  • Army warns of 'stronger response' in case of any 'misadventure' by India
    ISPR Director General Ghafoor dismisses statement by Indian Chinar Corps Commander as "usual blatant lies". (Dawn, August 9, 2019)
  • Pakistan bans all cultural exchanges with India
    No Indian film will be screened in any Pakistani cinema, says Dr Awan. (Dawn, August 9, 2019)
  • Pakistan to take India's move to annex occupied Kashmir to UN Security Council: Qureshi
    Foreign minister says Pakistan rejects New Delhi's impression that scrapping Article 370 was its "internal matter". (Dawn, August 9, 2019)
  • Pakistan suspends trade ties with India, asks Indian envoy to leave
    Top security body, in light of India's recent actions in Kashmir, decide to downgrade diplomatic ties with New Delhi. (Dawn, August 8, 2019)
  • Pakistan says it will exercise all possible options to counter 'illegal steps' taken by India in IoK
    Bilawal, Shehbaz call for a joint session of parliament "in wake of Indian aggression"; say Pakistan united for Kashmir. (Dawn, August 5, 2019)
  • Trump reiterates offer to mediate Kashmir dispute; India insists it's a bilateral issue
    "They are fantastic people — Khan and Modi — I would imagine they could get along very well," says US president. (Dawn, August 2, 2019)