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ISLAMABAD: An anti-India protest demonstration was held in Muzaffarabad on Thursday on completion of 200 days of military siege in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The protest demonstration was organized by Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir. The participants chanted slogans condemning India over lockdown in occupied Kashmir.
They were carrying banners inscribed with “200 …

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June 3, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

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June 3, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

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June 3, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

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June 3, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

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June 3, 2016 – 12:00 am | No Comment

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He said there would be continued focus on energy sector and more than 10,000 MW of additional …