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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of two day international parliamentary seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad. The PM said, our hearts beat and sink with our Kashmiri brethren. We share each moment of their pain and pleasures. We rejoice in their happiness and grieve in their gloom. He saluted the spirit and determination of the Kashmiri people for continuing inalienable right to self-determination in the face of brutal repression.

Kashmiris observing right to self-determination day today

Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over are observing right to self-determination day today. The UN Security Council passed a resolution on 5th January 1949 recognizing basic human rights of Kashmiri people and promising to grant right to self-determination to Kashmiris through an independent and transparent plebiscite.

Load-shedding and its eradication - Gov actively working for elimination of loadshedding

Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar presided over a meeting in Islamabad regarding the Tarbela Dam 5th Extension Hydropower Project. Country Director World Bank Patchamuthu Illangovan informed the Minister that loans from the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have been arranged for the Tarbela Dam 5th Extension Hydropower Project.

The ‘controversial’ appointment of the new Indian Army chief-The multiple crises afflicting the Indian Army have far-reaching national security implications

A military force with sharp internal divisions and discontent in the ranks has far-reaching national security implications.  Clearly, a military force with sharp internal divisions and discontent in the ranks can pose challenges for the country’s national security and the morale and cohesion of the fighting forces.

US concern for Afghanistan - Only Afghan-led process can bring peace to Afghanistan: US

State Department spokesman John Kirby says the United States recognized Afghanistan’s right to hold all negotiations with other nations on issues that concerned the country and its people.

US- Russia hacking case continues- Congress begins Russia hacking probe, Trump still skeptical of U.S. intelligence

Senior U.S. intelligence officials will testify in Congress on Thursday on Russia's alleged cyber-attacks during the 2016 election campaign, even as President-elect Donald Trump casts doubt on intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow orchestrated the hacks. The hearings come a day before Trump is due to be briefed by intelligence agency chiefs on hacks that targeted the Democratic Party.

End of war in Aleppo - Optimism in east Aleppo because guns are silent – UN officials

A senior U.N. humanitarian official working in the Syrian city of Aleppo says on Wednesday that combat damage in the former rebel-held eastern districts is enormous but there is a sense of optimism because the guns have fallen silent - at least for now.


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