New York, Sept 28 (KMS): The airplane carrying Prime Minister Imran Khan and his delegation back to Pakistan after a successful tour of the United States was rerouted to New York after developing a technical fault. According to Radio Pakistan, the minor technical fault was being fixed and there was no cause for concern. The technical fault was noticed when the airplane was near Toronto.  According to Special Assistant on Political Affairs, Naeemul Haq, Prime Minister Imran Khan will be spending the night back at the hotel in New York. »

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United Nations, Sept 28 (KMS): China raised the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly, saying it should be resolved as stipulated in UN Security Council resolutions.
“The Kashmir issue is a dispute left from history, and should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the 193-member Assembly. »

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New York, Sept 28 (KMS): President Azad Jammu Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan urges people of United States to step forward to defend the rights of the people of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a large gathering of Americans from different walks of life at the Harvard Club in New York, he said occupied Kashmir has been under siege for the past fifty-five days during which thousands of civilians had been detained who are being tortured mercilessly.
He urged the United States civil society to save that order by rescuing the Kashmiris who are facing genocide and annihilation by Modi-led Indian government. »

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New York, Sept 28 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says India’s draconian measures in Kashmir are inching the situation towards the unthinkable.
In an op-ed in CNN Online, Shah Mahmood Qureshi wrote that the unilateral move of India on August 5 abrogated the special autonomous status granted to Jammu and Kashmir within its constitution. What has followed has reminded the world of the extremism and xenophobia that still plagues it. He wrote it has forced everyone from international media to human rights organizations and legislators in the Western world to call the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party-led Indian government out on its actions.
Qureshi added that the people of Kashmir have been under total lockdown and have seen shortages of food and medicine. Thousands have been detained through mass arrests. »

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Islamabad, Sept 28 (KMS): Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal has termed the Prime Minister’s speech at the United Nations as history in making.
In a tweet, he said many Muslim diplomats were in tears when the Prime Minister referred to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). »

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Islamabad, Sept 28 (KMS): Kashmir Day was observed on Friday to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian-occupied Kashmir.
The day is aimed at exposing the Indian blatant human rights violations in the occupied Valley and draw the world attention to the plight of Kashmiri people.
Like other parts of the country, Kashmir Day was observed today in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan districts of Bahawalpur Division to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian Held Kashmir.
A number of rallies were taken out in Bahawalpur to express solidarity with the Kashmiris and to condemn the Indian atrocities and grave human right violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a large rally, speakers said India is committing grave human right violations in Occupied Kashmir. They demanded of international institutions to take notice of Indian atrocities in the Valley. »

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Islamabad, Sept 28 (KMS): As Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered an impassioned speech at the United Nations, albeit one that ran over the allotted 15 minutes, Twitterati in Pakistan shared their views on his remarks, which ranged from Kashmir and Islamophobia to climate change and corruption by the elite.
The highlight of his speech, which ran for over 45 minutes, was Kashmir. In strong words, the premier reminded the world that if not paid attention to, India’s actions in occupied Kashmir would lead to a bloodbath.
“Once the curfew is lifted, Kashmiris will be out in the streets. And what will the 900,000 soldiers do? They will shoot them,” said the premier, without mincing any words. »

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New York, Sept 28 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday highlighted the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community to take urgent steps to protect the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir and help resolve the long-standing dispute of Kashmir.
The prime minister discussed the Kashmir situation during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, the premier commended Guterres “for his clear articulation of the UN position on Kashmir dispute”.
The prime minister briefed him on the curfew and communications blackout imposed in Kashmir which have now been in place for 54 days, saying such “draconian lock-down” had no parallel in recent history. »

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Islamabad, Sept 28 (KMS): Kashmir Committee Chairman, Syed Fakhar Imam Friday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan presented Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue effectively at United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) session besides describing the plight of innocent people in the occupied valley due to continued curfew for 55th consecutive days.
Talking to private television channel, he said that there was no example in the past, any leader presented Pakistan’s stance about Kashmir and problems of Islamic world at any international forums impressively.
He said the prime minister highlighted all important issues confronting by Pakistan these days.
United States of America (USA) and China as world powers could play vital role for resolving lingering issues of the world, he added. »

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London, Sept 28 (KMS): The Pakistan High Commission in London on Friday expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir to remind the world of the plight of the residents of occupied valley.
A large number of Pakistani community, friends of Pakistan from other communities and media representatives attended the gathering in an expression of solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).
During Friday prayers at the PHC, High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria in his address apprised the congregation of the ongoing humanitarian crisis and 54 days of siege by the Indian occupation forces. He also shared a heart rending story received from IOK of a lady who had lost her entire family due to starvation and torturous situation. He said this is the story of thousands over there. He also referred to a report of ordeal filed by some volunteer women, which reported that over 13000 young Kashmiris have been taken away mostly from their homes and their whereabouts remain unknown. »

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