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6 Indian fishermen arrested for violating Pakistan’s territorial waters

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Pakistan has arrested six fishermen for illegally hunting in Pakistan’s territorial waters, according to a spokesperson for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA).

Media under Siege in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan

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Award-winning journalists Steven Butler, Hamid Mir, Daniel Bastard, and others discuss the increasing attacks against journalists and whether there is a siege against the media at the 4th Asma Jahangir Conference.

Speakers call on India, Pakistan to initiate talks on Kashmir

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Speakers at the #AJCONF session on Kashmir have called on India and Pakistan to initiate dialogue over the disputed region stalled for several years due to hostilities between the South Asian states.

CPJ’s Steven Butler has troubled arrival at Lahore Airport

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By Xari Jalil: Steven Butler, the Asia Program Coordinator of CPJ, was for the second time detained at the Lahore airport while travelling to attend the Asma Jahangir Conference #AJCONF

THE KARSAZ BLASTS: Still no suspects?

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By Xari Jalil: 15 years and still no arrests regarding the Karsaz case.

Kaira condemns India’s move to give new residents voting rights in...

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Qamar Zaman Kaira condemned the change in Indian electoral rules to allow temporary residents in IOK to register themselves as voters there, terming it another attempt by New Delhi to change the demography of the Muslim-majority region.

‘Pakistan has high number of fraudulent visa applications’

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Referring to a high number of fraudulent visa applications, Canada’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Wendy Gilmour has called on Pakistani students to apply for admissions to universities in Canada through the faster processing student direct stream programme.

23 INGOs get nod to work in flood-hit areas amid call...

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The government has granted permission to 23 INGOs to work for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims, amid a call for lifting a ban on the relief organsiations expelled from the country in 2018.

Violent clashes erupt in Iran over women’s dress code

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After the death of Mahsa Amini, people have taken to the streets in Iran against the regime's strict dress code and its "morality police". Many women were seen cutting their hair, burning their headscarves, and chanting for freedom.

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Pakistan awaiting Indian nod for consular access to girl arrested there

The Foreign Office on Thursday said it is awaiting Indian response to a consular access request for Pakistani girl #IqraJeewani who was arrested there in Jan. Her father appealed to both governments to expedite her repatriation on compassionate grounds.

The Professor who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan

Meet Obaidullah Wardak, a professor from Kabul University who prompted a series of resignations in universities across Afghanistan in solidarity with female students.

Taliban ban women from universities in Afghanistan

A letter by the Ministry of Higher Education instructed universities to immediately suspend access to female students on 20 December 2022. 

Parliamentarians clash over MNA Hina Rabbani Khar representing Pakistan in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Female parliamentarians across the board rallied in support of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar after a disgruntled MNA criticized the government for sending a woman to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.