India’s ruling party’s Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday introduced a measure in parliament to revoke the special constitutional status of occupied Kashmir. The move by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to revoke special constitutional status, which allows only residents to buy property and hold state government jobs, is the most far-reaching move on the disputed Himalayan region in nearly seven decades.
Indian government imposed curfew like conditions in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK), and placed under house arrest the former chief ministers of IoK Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. Internet services on the cellphones were also suspended, in order to prevent any possible anti-India demonstrations from being organised. All educational institutions have been closed in the restive region and public movement has been banned.
Panic grips all over Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) as Indian government has asked tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave immediately. Additional deployment of 25000 troops and call to stockpile food and fuel has sparked fears in occupied Kashmir that New Delhi is planning to scrap an Indian constitutional provision that disallows Indians to buy land in the Muslim-majority region.
In 2014, a group of four South Korean friends tried to prove just how much nitrogen air is stuffed in packets of potato chips. The students agitated by increasing gas content, built a raft by tying together 160 unopened bags of potato crisps. Then two of them stepped aboard and paddled it for 1.3km (0.62 miles) across the Han River, watched by nearly 200 spectators.
The Indian Army used cluster munitions along Line of Control (LOC) to target civilians, violating the Geneva Convention and international laws, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). As a result of bombardment by cluster munitions, at least two civilians – including a four-year-old boy – were martyred and 11 were injured. The attack took place on the night of July 30/31.
Despite considerable improvement in security situation in Pakistan, some foreign cricketers have refused to play the entire fifth season of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League in Pakistan. Reportedly, franchises want to hold half season of next year’s PSL5 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), since they feel that it is currently not feasible to hold entire edition in Pakistan.
In order to bring high fitness standards in Pakistan’s cricket team, Wasim Khan, the managing director of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has pledged to discourage the culture of Biryani and Daal Chawal in players’ diets. While speaking in a PTV Sports’ TV show, Khan said the board will hire qualified nutritionists to keep a close watch on cricketers’ daily diet.
SHO Kulsoom Fatima, appointed two months ago in Pakpattan has manifested remarkable performance by solving 200 sexual abuse cases in her short tenure. In an interview to British Broadcasting Channel (BBC), Fatima revealed that she always wanted to do something for victims of sexual abuse. Luckily, she was appointed sub-inspector in Punjab Police and that gave her opportunity to work on her dream job.
An engineer by profession, Kulsoom Abdullah is a Pakistani-American Ph.D. scholar and is the first Muslim woman in the world to compete in an international weightlifting event while wearing Hijab. Kulsoom has made Pakistani proud by being the only woman to represent Pakistan in multiple weightlifting championships across the globe and that too while not compromising her family life.
The Ministry of Railways has stated that Pakistan Railways suffered 74 accidents nationwide over a period of 11 months, between August 2018 to June 2019. Out of 74 accidents, 20 accidents were of freight trains derailing while another 20 occurred at unmanned railway crossings. Despite claims by PTI Railway Minister, Sheikh Rasheed, no significant improvement has been made in the fate of Pakistan Railways.