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If Indian pilgrims can visit Pakistan, why not tennis players: PTF

 The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has filed an appeal against International Tennis Federation’s decision of shifting the Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie from Islamabad to a neutral venue in which it has stated that if thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims can visit Pakistan, then what went wrong for a 10-member tennis team.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will

2 soldiers held for leaking border details to Pakistan

2 soldiers held for leaking border details to Pakistan

 Two Indian soldiers have been taken into custody from the Jodhpur railway station on charges of sharing crucial information with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent.According to officials, both the jawans were going to their village from Pokhran when intelligence officials took them into custody from Jodhpur railway station on Tuesday.The officials confirmed that the jawans

1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims leave for Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims leave for Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

 A total 1,303 Indian Sikh pilgrims on Tuesday left for Pakistan via Attari border to participate in celebrations to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.The pilgrimage, organised by the Shriomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the body that manages Sikh shrines in India, will conclude on November 14.The devotees will visit Sikh

1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan

1,100 Indian Sikhs reach Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan

Over one thousand Sikhs from India arrived at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Pakistan’s Hassanabdal city on Sunday as part of the ‘Nagar Kirtan’, a religious procession, held to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.The gurdwara in Punjab Province was decorated with colourful lights and pilgrims performed various rituals.Evacuee Trust Property

Pakistan rejects Indian map as 'legally untenable, void'

Pakistan rejects Indian map as ‘legally untenable, void’

Pakistan on Sunday rejected the political maps of the newly-created Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh issued by India that include areas of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), as “incorrect, legally untenable, void” and in violation of UNSC resolutions.In a statement, the Foreign Office said: “Pakistan rejects these political maps, which are incompatible with

73 killed in massive fire on train in Pakistan

73 killed in massive fire on train in Pakistan

A massive fire broke out on a moving train in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province on Thursday after two gas cylinders exploded while some passengers were cooking breakfast, killing at least 73 people, mostly Islamic preachers travelling to attend a religious congregation.The train, Tezgam Express, was on its way to Lahore from Karachi when the fire

India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee

India again urges Pakistan not to levy $20 Kartarpur pilgrim fee

 “Disappointed” as Pakistan insists on $20 service fee per Kartarpur pilgrim, India on Monday again urged the neighbouring country to reconsider to levy the fee and conveyed that it would be ready to sign the agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on October 23, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. Noting that the government has consistently

The United Kingdom's Prince William and Kate conclude Pakistan visit

The United Kingdom’s Prince William and Kate conclude Pakistan visit

The United Kingdom’s Prince William and Kate concluded their first visit to Pakistan.The Duke and Duchess Cambridge focused on education and the climate crisis during their official tour of the Asian country.William and Kate left Pakistan at 4 p.m. local time (12.00 GMT) on Friday, an hour later than their scheduled departure, Efe news reported.Before

Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz's hoarding post after loss against SL

Pakistani fan destroys Sarfaraz’s hoarding post after loss against SL

 Following Pakistan’s dismal performance in the T20I series against Sri Lanka which they lost 0-3, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is drawing flak from all quarters in the country.Both fans and former cricketers have expressed their wrath and anger, with some demanding Sarfaraz’s removal from captaincy after they were whitewashed by a second string Sri Lankan side,

Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan

Passport necessary to visit Kartarpur shrine in Pakistan

A passport is a must for devotees from India visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, where Guru Nanak Dev breathed his last, in Pakistan to pay obeisance.However, a visa will not be required. But the visitors need to get them themselves registered online at least a month ahead of their visit.These facts came to light at a

Pakistani officials say outbreak of dengue fever kills 20

Pakistani officials say outbreak of dengue fever kills 20

 Pakistani health officials are battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the South Asian nation, confirming over 10,000 cases and 20 deaths in recent months.More patients with symptoms of dengue fever were arriving Tuesday at hospitals in all major cities, putting a strain on the country’s poor health system. Zafar Mirza, a government adviser on

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Pakistan on Thursday said that pilgrims will be charged $20 as service charge for visiting the Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara. “Pakistan will charge USD 20 per person as service fees, not entrance fees, for Kartarpur Corridor,” Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said in a weekly briefing.Earlier this month, India and Pakistan had failed to finalise an

HIV cases increasing in Pakistan at fastest rate: UN

HIV cases increasing in Pak at fastest rate: UN

The UN in its latest report has revealed that new cases of HIV in Pakistan were increasing at their fastest rate, with a dramatic surge among transgenders and sex workers.Figures released by the UN suggested that Pakistan recorded a 13 per cent increase with a total number of 160,000 cases this year, a significant increase

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

India, Pakistan agree on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

India and Pakistan on Wednesday agreed on visa-free travel by Indian pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan using the Kartarpur corridor, officials said. However, during the meeting between the two sides at Attari in Punjab’s Amritsar district, Pakistan insisted on charging a service fee for allowing pilgrims to visit the gurdwara, which was not

Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir

Saudi Arabia, UAE ministers in Pakistan today to discuss Kashmir

Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are arriving in Islamabad on Wednesday on a day-long official visit. During the visit, the ministers will hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leadership on the regional situation.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed reporters at the Parliament House before heading to the Foreign

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan to hold technical talks on Sept 4

Kartarpur corridor: India, Pakistan to hold technical talks on Sept 4

India and Pakistan will hold another technical meeting to finalise the remaining modalities of Kartarpur corridor in the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border on Wednesday, sources from Pakistan said.  During the second meeting, which took place on July 14, the two sides agreed to complete the construction of the 4.19 kilometres long four-lane highway

India gets consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

India gets consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

 India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan granted consular access to him “in line with the ICJ judgement”.The meeting between Ahluwalia and the retired Indian Navy officer is currently underway at a sub-jail after Pakistan formally granted the consular access to him, the Dawn News

Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held

Abducted Sikh girl in Pakistan returns to family, 8 held

A Sikh girl who was allegedly abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan has returned home to her family and the police has arrested eight people in connection with the incident, it has emerged.The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly kidnapped and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan. The Indian

Pakistan to charge Kartarpur pilgrims $20 as service fee

Good progress made at Kartarpur talks: Pakistan Foreign Office

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said that “good progress” was made during technical level talks on the Kartarpur corridor between Pakistani and Indian delegations, a media report said on Saturday.FO spokesman Mohammad Faisal, while talking to Dawn news over the phone, confirmed that the talks were held on Friday at the border, more commonly known

Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30

Pakistan to finish Sikh pilgrims visa process by Sep 30

 Pakistani authorities have decided to complete the process of issuance of visas to Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world to attend the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Nankana Sahib, by September 30, the media reported on Thursday.The decision was taken during a meeting of the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee