Barely two hours after attending the Pakistan National Day reception as the Indian government’s representative, Minister of State (External Affairs) Gen V K Singh (retd) posted a series of cryptic tweets on Monday defining “duty” and “disgust”.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged the Centre to open up trade with Pakistan through Hussainiwala border and demanded a special package for farmers in border areas to which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured his government is making “every effort to ensure overall development of the state”.
Punjab BJP, the alliance partner of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in the state, today stressed on the need to curb durgs menace in stronger way as the state was facing problem of “narco-terrorism” from Pakistan.
Against the backdrop of Pakistan’s top diplomat in India meeting separatist Hurryiat leaders, BJP today cautioned Pakistan that its High Commission here should not become a centre of “anti-India” activity and said there is no scope for any third-party intervention in bilateral issues.
After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan today showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban.
Outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed today launched a ‘new movement’ for creating unity in Pakistan and implementing Sharia laws in the troubled country.
Pakistan has invited separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was released from jail earlier this month, to attend its National Day celebrations to be held in the national capital on Monday.
For the second day in a row, terror has struck Jammu and Kashmir. An Army installation in Samba near Jammu was attacked by the terrorists this morning, who are reportedly throwing grenades inside the army camp.
As a goodwill gesture, Pakistan today released 57 Indian fishing boats that were in its custody.
Describing Pakistan’s NWFP area as the “fountainhead” of terror activities in the region, India today said use of terrorism as state policy with deep roots in military establishment there is a major obstacle for peaceful bilateral ties.