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As many as 10 Pakistani citizens were killed and 46 others including four paramilitary soldiers injured as Afghan border police targeted personnel of the Frontier Corps deployed for security of population census team in Baluchistan’s Chaman area, officials said on Friday.

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US President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be “leaving his business” to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest while in the White House, insisting he was not legally bound to do so.

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The Pakistan Army on Wednesday contradicted a news item which it said appeared in a section of media and on social media that Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat met Hussain Nawaz, the son of Prime Continue Reading…

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Amnesty International urged the Indian authorities to release two teens who were detained in India-held Kashmir under the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), read a report issued by the organisation on Thursday.

The human rights watchdog has pleaded for either the release or the usage of appropriate laws and provision of fair trials of the teens.

“Release both Rayees Ahmad Mir and Waheed Ahmed Gojree or charge them with an internationally recognisable criminal offence and give them fair trials in accordance with international juvenile justice standards, using detention only as a last resort and for the shortest appropriate period, and ensuring that any detention be in a separate facility for children, as close as possible to their families in order to facilitate family contact,” said the appeal issued.

The appeal also called for a detailed investigation of the detention of the two boys, and all other cases of detention of children under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.

Amnesty International in its appeal urged the authorities to repeal the controversial Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act and other administrative detention laws in India.

Rayees and Waheed were detained in prison under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, which expressly prohibits the detention of anyone under 18 years of age.

Rayees Ahmad Mir, aged 16 , was arrested on September 16 in Baramulla district under ordinary criminal procedure for allegedly throwing stones at Indian security forces.

Two days later, to prevent his release on bail, an executive official passed an order to detain him under the PSA. The order incorrectly stated that Rayees Mir was 18 years old and he was transferred to the Kot Bhalwal central jail in Jammu, about 300 kilometres from his home.

Rayees Mir’s family challenged the order before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, producing documents that proved he was only 16 years old.

On October 7, the court stated that Rayees Mir should be treated according to juvenile justice rules, as there was prima facie evidence that he was a minor, and ordered his transfer to a juvenile home.

An official at the Kot Bhalwal jail said on October 19: “The prison authorities had not yet transferred Rayees Mir, as they had not received a copy of the court order.”

Waheed Ahmed Gojree, also 16 years old, was arrested in Kupwara district on August 18, and detained at a police station.

According to his family, the police initially told them that Gojree would be released the next day, however, they then said that he had been detained under the PSA.

Gojree was first taken to a jail in Baramulla, and then to the Kot Bhalwal central jail in Jammu, about 380 kilometres away.

The family has not yet received a copy of the detention order, or been formally informed about the grounds of Waheed Gojree’s detention, however an official at the central jail confirmed that he had been detained under the PSA.

The authorities appear to have not taken age of the boys into account before issuing the detention order.

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Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong in an interview with Iran’s IRNA news agency on Monday said China anticipates enhancing cooperation with Iran on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China looks forward to increased regional cooperation by means of the CPEC, Weidong said, adding that it would be a win-win venture.

“We think that Iran can also be a very important country along the Belt and the Road initiative, so we really look forward to enhance our cooperation with Iran,” he said. “CPEC is a win-win cooperation so we are looking forward to explore the possibilities of cooperation among the all the regional countries.”

The possibility of extending an energy line from Iran to China in the future can be ‘explored’, Weidong said during the interview.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly had expressed a desire to be part of CPEC.

Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal in October said that Iran and Saudi Arabia’s desire to join CPEC was a good step and Pakistan would welcome their involvement in the $46 billion project.

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An Indian film festival on Monday dropped a Pakistani film from its programme after protesters threatened to disrupt the screening in Mumbai.

Organisers of the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival said they would not show the 1959 classic “Jago Hua Savera” (The Day Shall Dawn) following a complaint from an Indian NGO called Sangharsh.

“Given the current situation, the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star has decided not to programme ‘Jago Hua Savera’ as part of the Restored Classics Section,” said organisers of the festival in a statement released on Monday.

“Jago Hua Savera”, a black and white film, tells the story of a fishing village near Dhaka, now the capital of Bangladesh.

The move comes after a group of Indian cinemas said last week that they would not screen any films featuring Pakistani artists in protest at the raid on an army base in Indian-held Kashmir last month.

The ban by India’s Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association (COEA) applies to single screen cinemas in four states and is likely to affect the forthcoming release of movies “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, “Dear Zindagi” and “Raees”.

The ban came as Hindu nationalist groups pile pressure on the makers of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” to drop Pakistani actor Fawad Khan from the romantic drama film.

The fringe but noisy right-wing group Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has threatened to stall the October 28 release of the movie.

India blames Pakistan for the raid on September 18 which saw the Indian army respond with “surgical strikes”.

Following the militant attack the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association, which represents a number of Hindi film industry employees, passed a motion banning Pakistani artists until relations between New Delhi and Islamabad improve.

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SRINAGAR: Indian forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas Saturday as thousands carried the body of a young boy killed overnight during an anti-India protest in Srinagar.

Chanting slogans “Go India, go back” and “We want freedom”, thousands of residents marched to the main Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar for the burial of the 12-year-old boy.

The boy was critically injured on Friday evening after he was hit by shotgun pellets all over his body and died at a hospital early Saturday.

Kashmiri Muslims women comfort wailing mother of Junaid Ahmed.— AP
Kashmiri Muslims women comfort wailing mother of Junaid Ahmed.— AP

Residents said the young student was hit inside his home compound, some 30 feet from clashes between protesters and government forces. Police say he was part of the clashes.

Police and paramilitary soldiers fired warning shots, pellets and tear gas, fearing the procession could become a larger rally seeking an end of Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, said a police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity in keeping with department policy.

Clashes broke out as hundreds of young men hurled rocks at the troops while another group of mourners changed route to bury the dead.

On Friday, at least 50 people were injured during dozens of clashes as tens of thousands of Kashmiris protested against Indian rule.

Government forces continued firing shotguns to disperse angry crowds despite repeated warnings from India’s Home Ministry to minimise their use and widespread outcry against such weapons by local and international rights groups that have sought their ban. The pellets have killed at least six people and left hundreds of civilians with serious eye injuries, with dozens losing their eyesight.

Meanwhile, a police official was killed after suspected rebels fired at a police post in the region. Police official Reyaz Ahmed said Saturday that a group of militants appeared on the outskirts of southern Shopian town overnight and tried to snatch weapons from a police bunker.

He said the rebels sprayed gunfire after police resisted, leaving a policeman dead and two others wounded. The violence came as India-held Kashmir is experiencing its largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the killing in July of a popular rebel commander by Indian soldiers.

The protests, and a sweeping military crackdown, have all but paralysed life in the region. More than 80 civilians have been killed and thousands injured, with hundreds among them blinded and maimed, mostly by government forces firing bullets and shotgun pellets at rock-throwing protesters.

Two policemen have also been killed and hundreds of government forces injured in the clashes.

Most people in Indian-held Kashmir favour independence or a merger with Pakistan. A militant uprising and subsequent Indian military crackdown since 1989 have killed more than 68,000 people.

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