Pakistan to take Kashmir dispute with India to International Court of Justice

ISLAMABAD: ICMD, Aug 20, 2019 The government announced on Tuesday it would take the Kashmir dispute with India to the International Court of Justice, after New Delhi revoked special status for occupied Kashmir earlier this month, to the fury of Islamabad. “We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a media. “The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects.” Separately, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan confirmed to reporters following a cabinet meeting that an in-principle approval had been granted by the cabinet to take the issue to the world court. She said that the case will be presented with a focus on the violation of human rights and genocide in occupied Kashmir. A panel of lawyers of international repute would be engaged to pursue the case on behalf of Pakistan at the United Nations' top court, Awan added. A decision by the court would be an advisory only. However, if both countries agreed before-hand, the ruling would become binding.

Army chief Gen Bajwa gets extension for another 3 years, decision taken in view of regional security environment, says PM office notification

ISLAMABAD: ICMD, Aug 19, 2019: General Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed Pakistan Army chief for another three years. “General Qamar Javed Bajwa is appointed Chief of Army Staff for another term of three years from the date of completion of current tenure. The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment,” said a notification from the office of Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. General Qamar Javed Bajwa was appointed Pakistan's Army chief in November 2016 by then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif. He took over command from former Army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif.

BNP leader Amanullah Zehri killed along with grandson, friend, his caravan comes under attack in Zehri subdistrict of Balochistan

Indus Chronicle Report, Aug 17, 2019: A Balochistan National Party (BNP) Mengal group leader Amanullah Zehri was killed along with his grandson and a friend in an armed attack in Zehri subdistrict late last night, reports said. Zehri was traveling to Norgama area from Bulbul when his caravan was attacked near a Crushing Plant in Bulbul area. BNP leader Sardar Akhtar Mengal condemned the attack saying the loss had deprived them all. The situation in the area has turned tense and the levies have taken over the control of the area Update Zehri and three others, including his minor grandson, Mardan Zehri, lost their lives in the incident. The deputy commissioner of Khuzdar and other relevant officials reached the site of the incident along with levies personnel. The area was cordoned off so that evidence could be collected from the site. The bodies were handed over to families after the necessary paperwork was completed at the Civil Hospital. BNP-M Chief Nawab Akhtar Mengal expressed his grief on the loss of lives.

President AJ&K calls on COAS Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, situation in IOJ&K, Indian provocations on Line of Control discussed

ICR, Aug 16, 2019: President Azad Jammu & Kashmir Masood Khan called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa. They discussed the situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Indian provocations on Line of Control (LOC). Gen. Bajwa assured him of Pakistan Army’s full support and commitment to the Kashmir cause and its people. President AJ&K called on COAS. Situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Indian provocations on Line of Control (LOC) were discussed. COAS assured him Pakistan Army’s full support and commitment to the Kashmir cause and its people.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 16, 2019