Islamabad, Jan 22 (KMS): Pakistan has reaffirmed its resolve to continue to support the peace process and pursue positive development of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.
This was stated by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood while talking to US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells who called in him in Islamabad.
Referring to Foreign Minister’s recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United States, and his telephone conversations with other Foreign Ministers, the Foreign Secretary underscored that Pakistan is committed to supporting the efforts for de-escalation of tensions and promoting the prospects of a diplomatic way forward on the differences and disputes in the Middle East. »

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Srinagar, Jan 22 (KMS): India’s communication blockade on the back of its revocation of Jammu Indian occupied Kashmir’s autonomous status has forced several journalists into odd jobs.
Muneeb-ul-Islam, 29, found himself running short of money as winter began to set in Kashmir. As the only bread-winner in his family, he had to take care of expenses at home. But most importantly, he had to take care of his pregnant wife’s medical expenses. She requires frequent medical check-ups, due to miscarriages she suffered in the past.
Before he went to sleep on December 2, Muneeb mulled over ways to arrange money. The money he had borrowed from friends and relatives had been spent on household expenses. He had tried to work as a salesman once, but with everything shut thanks to India’s crackdown in Kashmir, that option was a non-starter.
On the morning of December 3, Muneeb put on his shoes and left his home in Anantnag district. He did not tell his family where he was going.
By that afternoon, Muneeb had found means to earn: carrying bricks at a construction site.
For a day’s work, he was paid around $6.5. »

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