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  • Nawaz Sharif meets China's PM Li Keqiang 10-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang and discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest. Sharif met Li on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan province. Pakistan Premier arrived in China on Wednesday, his second visit after...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade 27-02-2014 06:31 PM

    India and Pakistani officials are likely to meet in New Delhi next month to review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for trade along the Line of Control in the wake of the row over arrest of a truck driver hailing from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for allegedly smuggling 'brown sugar' worth Rs.100 crore....
  • Cross LoC trade resumes on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route 26-02-2014 02:01 PM

    Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for over five weeks. "The trade between the two sides of Kashmir on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumed today following agreement between the two sides on Monday to this effect," officials said. They said 22 trucks carrying goods...
  • Indo-Pak deadlock continues, cross LoC trade fails to resume 20-02-2014 12:43 PM

    Srinagar: Cross LoC trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route failed to resume on Wednesday. Indian and Pakistani authorities had agreed to resume trade but no Pakistani trucks arrived at the crossing point. The PoK authorities had suspended trade and travel between the divided parts of Kashmir on January 17 after 114...
  • Deadlock ends, trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route to resume 20-02-2014 08:30 AM

    Indian and Pakistani authorities have agreed to resume cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route from Thursday. "The trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road will resume from Thursday," a senior official said after a meeting with PoK officials at Kaman Post. The meeting was called to end the deadlock over the...
  • Truckers from Kashmir and PoK return home 12-02-2014 06:21 PM

    Srinagar: The 27 stranded truckers from Kashmir and 48 from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were allowed to cross back into their own territories after a breakthrough was achieved nearly a month after cross LoC trade was stalled due to the arrest of a PoK driver carrying drugs. Kashmiri drivers who were...
  • Pakistan to release 27 Indian trucks detained in PoK 12-02-2014 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan has agreed to release 27 Indian trucks which were detained in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) almost three weeks after the incident, sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in PoK had detained the drivers and their trucks carrying goods from India to demand the release of their trucks and drivers...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks 03-02-2014 08:15 AM

    Srinagar: After a 2 week deadlock between India and Pakistan, bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday. The PoK authorities have detained 27 trucks and drivers of these vehicles at Chakoti across the LoC since January 17 following recovery of the drugs on this side. Authorities...
  • 27 Kashmiri truck drivers held in PoK for 11 days, families protest 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Baramullah: Families of 27 Kashmiri truck drivers who have been held in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) blocked traffic on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway on Monday demanding their immediate release. The protesters urged the Centre to mount pressure on Pakistan to free their men who have been detained for 11 days now. For...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India 27-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the cross-LoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the Poonch-Rawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback 18-01-2014 07:10 PM

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice 20-11-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this...
  • Atleast 300 people in PoK flee homes after cross-border shelling 27-08-2013 08:58 AM

    Several hundred villagers have fled their homes in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) after cross-border shelling allegedly by the Indian army, Pakistani officials said on Monday. Pakistani authorities on Sunday accused the Indian army of killing two women and wounding seven other civilians in shelling across the Line of Control. "Since Sunday at...
  • Cocaine worth Rs 10 crore seized from a truck coming from PoK 03-08-2013 02:02 AM

    Cocaine with street value of Rs 10 crore was seized on Friday from a truck returning from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Acting on a specific input, police intercepted the truck bearing registration number of Jammu and Kashmir and driven by Abdul Ahad Ganie of Mawar Handwara on...
  • India raised PoK construction with China: Khurshid 22-05-2013 03:51 AM

    New Delhi: India had flagged its concerns about Chinese construction activity in Pakistan-administered Kashmir during talks between Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said in Delhi on Tuesday. "Chinese construction activity in PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is a cause of concern for us. We...
  • Sanaullah in a deep coma; protests erupt in PoK 05-05-2013 08:43 AM

    Chandigarh: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq, who was attacked by his fellow Indian inmate in a Jammu jail on Friday, is in a deep coma, said doctors, adding that the 52-year-old is critical and on ventilator support. The Indian convict, who had allegedly attacked Haq, was sent to 7 days of...
  • J&K: Over Rs 1 crore goods traded across the LoC 24-04-2013 08:55 PM

    Poonch: Goods worth over Rs 1 crore were traded across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday between Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and Jammu and Kashmir at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch, officials said. As many as 25 trucks rolled out from the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) in Poonch to...
  • Zardari rakes up Afzal Guru's execution in PoK 17-04-2013 08:52 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday raked up the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in his address to the joint session of the legislature of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). He also threatened that Pakistan will continue to highlight the Kashmir "cause" at international forums. "The hanging...
  • WikiLeaks shows PoK as part of Pakistan 09-04-2013 08:30 AM

    Washington: Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has shown Pak-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) as a part of Pakistan in its recently released global map. There is no mention of the Line of Control as is the common practice to refer to the two sides of LoC as India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The interactive map...
  • Most LeT recruits are from Pakistan: US report 05-04-2013 05:40 PM

    Washington: A staggering 94 per cent of fresh recruits of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) see Jammu and Kashmir as a "fighting front" and hail mostly from Pakistan's Punjab province from families having links with the powerful army and intelligence network, according to a US military report. The report from the US Military...
  • 'AFSPA should not be revoked from J&K' 30-12-2011 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: Warning that partial revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir will create terrorist 'sanctuaries', Army Chief General VK Singh has said dilution of the controversial Act will be 'detrimental' to national interest. The Army Chief said, "Just one summer of peace does not mean normalcy... Diluting of AFSPA...
  • Map showing PoK in Pak removed from US site 22-11-2011 12:09 AM

    New Delhi: The US on Monday night removed from the State Department's website a map of India showing Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of Pakistan after New Delhi raised objections to it. "Map of India that was used on the State Department (website) had inaccuracies but was not meant...
  • India asks US to correct map showing PoK in Pak 21-11-2011 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: India has protested with the United States over a US Department of State map that shows Pakistan occupied Kashmir as a part of Pakistan. The map did not show the region as disputed, neither did it show Kashmir as a part of India. The US number two in...
  • US Govt website shows PoK as part of Pakistan 21-11-2011 08:48 AM

    New Delhi: The official website of the US Department of State carries a map of the Indian subcontinent that shows PoK as a part of Pakistan. In the case of Aksai Chin region in the north which shares a boundary with China and is currently occupied by Beijing, the map...
  • 'Pak scrambled jet to intercept Indian chopper' 24-10-2011 04:20 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani military scrambled a combat jet after an Indian army helicopter strayed into the country's airspace and warned the Indian crew that the aircraft would be fired at if it tried to escape, a media report said on Monday. Pakistani authorities forced the Indian helicopter with a four-member crew...