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Waza, Yasmeen visit martyrs’ families in Pulwama

General, Official News
Srinagar, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders Mukhtar Ahmad Waza and Yasmeen Raja along with delegations visited the families of martyrs Fardeen Ahmed Khandey and Manzoor Ahmed Baba in Pulwama district. Addressing mourners in Tral area of Pulwama, Mukhtar Waza said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was main cause of bloodshed in the occupied territory. He urged India to stop killing innocent people and instead take measures for settlement of the decades old Kashmir dispute. Mukhtar Waza was accompanied by Engineer Fiaz Ahmed Butt, Shakeel Ahmed Mir, Sohail Ahmed Ahangar, Gulzar Ahmed and Ghulam Nabi. Yasmeen Raja during her visit to the victim family of Manzoor Ahmed Baba at Drubgam in Pulwama paid glowing tribute to him and other martyrs. She said that the sa...

Impressive fire power display by Pakistan Navy in North Arabian Sea

General, Official News
Karachi, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):In an impressive fire power display, Live Weapon Firing was conducted by Pakistan Navy’s newly commissioned Fast Attack Craft (Missile), PNS HIMMAT in the North Arabian Sea. PNS HIMMAT fired indigenously developed Harbah Naval Cruise Missile, which is a Surface to Surface anti-ship missile with Land Attack capability. The missile accurately hit its target signifying the impressive capabilities of Harbah Naval Weapon System. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi witnessed the firing on board Pakistan Navy Ship ALAMGIR. The successful live weapon firing has once again demonstrated the credible fire power of Pakistan Navy and the impeccable level of indigenization in high tech weaponry achieved by Pakistan’s defence industry. This...

Crackdown operations launched in IOK

General, Official News
Srinagar, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces, today, launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his office at Aabi Guzar. He was shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar. The police arrested other Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqui, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and lodged them in different police stations. Pertinently, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, continues to remain under house arrest since 2010 while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashra...

Crackdown operations launched in IOK

General, Official News
Srinagar, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, Indian police and paramilitary forces, today, launched massive crackdown operations against Hurriyat leaders and activists ahead of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day being observed on Friday. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest, while Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his office at Aabi Guzar. He was shifted to Central Jail, Srinagar. The police arrested other Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Siddiqui, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Syed Imtiyaz Haider, Gulzar Ahmed Butt, Muhammad Yasin Attai and Molvi Bashir Ahmed, and lodged them in different police stations. Pertinently, APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, continues to remain under house arrest since 2010 while Tehreek-e-Hurriyat General Secretary, Muhammad Ashra...

Recent petrol price hike to damage masses, economy

General, Official News
Islamabad, January 03, 2018 (PPI-OT):Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders on Wednesday called the recent hike in petroleum prices ‘a petrol bomb’ which is to damage the economy and hurt the poor. It strongly rejected the government’s move terming it a blunder and threatened to take to streets if the decision was not reversed immediately. The government must take back the fresh hike in petroleum prices, otherwise protests would be launched against it, said Patron Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Shahid Rasheed Butt. Increase in the prices of petroleum prices is a confession by the government that it has little options to raise revenue through taxing the elite and burdening poor is the most convenient way for it, he added. He said that government should have introduced tax reforms, targeted ...

Promo Video of China’s Zhongshan City Debuts at Times Square in the New Year

Travel & Leisure
ZHONGSHAN, China, Jan. 2, 2018 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– China’s Zhongshan City, a city with renowned history and culture, made its debut with a brand-new promo video at the Times Square in New York at 0:00 a.m. local time on Jan 1, 2018, sending its invitation to the world on the first day of the new year. The display is to be continued till Jan 31, 2018. It is said that knowing a city is because of a man. With the theme of “Zhongshan of China, the Great Man’s Hometown”, the film tells the story of Sun Yat-sen (Sun Zhongshan in Chinese Pinyin). People are able to gain a new understanding, through the visual scrolls of Zhongshan’s past, current and future images, of China’s only city named after a great man. In this video, China’s lasting appeal and ...