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MQM Chief Altaf Hussain Urges Pentagon To Cut Military Aid To ‘Terror Sponsor’ Pakistan

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Altaf Hussain, the founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has appealed to the US Pentagon to stop civilian and military aid to Pakistan in order to end misery, agony and sufferings of minority people of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

In a letter addressed to the US government, Hussain said, “Pakistan has occupied militarily three provinces of the country namely Sindh, Balochistan, KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan region and their barbaric and brutal repression is still going on.”

“Time has come to ask your powerful decision-makers to stop civilian and military aid to Pakistan in order to end misery, agony and sufferings of people of Sindh, Balochistan, KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan,” the letter read.

Referring to the ongoing protests over the killing of African American man George Floyd in the US state of Minnesota, Hussian said that the administration officials are trying their level best to bring improvements in police excesses to promote harmony amongst the people and to eradicate racism through-out the USA.

“Protest in more than 50 cities, lawlessness and violence is unprecedented. For every misery, pain and suffering there are lessons to be learned for every peaceful and democratic member of the free world,” he said.

“But unfortunately, decision-makers of past and present US administration are persistently failed to understand the sufferings of people of Pakistan and for one reason or other the Pakistani despotic regimes of past and present are being supported ignoring the fact that they are the most racist and brutal in the world,” he added further.

The Pakistan Army is the creator of Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and hundreds of other Jihadi outfits where thousands of religious fanatics and terrorists are being trained as strategic assets of ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), said Hussain. He also noted that Pakistan’s powerful military and its intelligence agencies under the camouflage of so-called democratic civilian government is one of the most repressive in the world.

Despite all these realities the US administration and other international financial institution including World Bank and IMF are the main financial supporter of Pakistan which is also known as epi-centre of all sorts of terrorism, Hussain said in the letter.

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Global Coronavirus Death Toll Crosses 400,000

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Maryland, June 7 — : More than 4,00,000 people have died globally due to coronavirus and 69,16,233 people have been infected with the virus till now.

As per the latest Johns Hopkins University’s tally, 4,00,135 people have succumbed to the disease so far.

Till now, the US has reported the maximum number of coronavirus cases and deaths. As many as 1,920,061 COVID-19 cases and 1,09,802 deaths have been reported in the US.

Brazil has confirmed that 6,72,846 people have tested positive and 35,930 people have died due to COVID-19.

Similarly, Russia and the UK have reported 4,67,073 and 2,86,295 cases until now. With 40,548, the United Kingdon has reported the second-highest deaths due to coronavirus.

Meanwhile, India has surpassed the COVID tally of Spain and Italy. With 2,47,678 cases, India has become the fifth country in the list of coronavirus affected countries.

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India, China Border Meeting Inconclusive; Military & Diplomatic Engagements To Continue: MEA

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After Lieutenant General-level border talks between India and China ended inconclusively, India on Sunday said that New Delhi and Beijing have decided to continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquillity in the border areas of Eastern Ladakh.

“A meeting was held between the Corps Commander based in Leh and the Chinese Commander on June 6 in the Chushul-Moldo region. It took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements and keeping in view the agreement between the leaders that peace and tranquillity in the border regions are essential for the overall development of bilateral relations, it added.

According to the MEA, both sides have also noted that this year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and agreed that an early resolution would contribute to the further development of the relationship.

Saturday’s meeting between senior officials of the Indian Army and the Peoples Liberation Army, China lasted for almost six hours to resolve over a month-long stalemate along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.

As per sources in the defence establishment, the Indian side had pressed for restoration of status quo ante as it was existing before May 5 and pull up of heavy build-up along the LAC and follow agreements, protocols and laid down drills relating to maintaining ‘peace and tranquillity’ along the LAC and for the conduct of soldiers.

The Indian side was led by Leh-based 14 Corps Commander Lt General Harinder Singh while the Chinese delegation was led by South Xinjiang Military Commander Maj Gen Lin Liu at Moldo BPM point on the Chinese side, some 200 km south-east of Leh.

The meeting started around 1130 hrs, it had a break for lunch around 1430 hrs and resumed afterwards. Officials in Delhi said the meeting was on till 1900 hrs.

The two countries had held around a dozen meetings between commanders at the level of Major General and Brigadier had not succeeded, before the top commanders level.

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Kashmir News: Massive CASO launched by security forces in Pulwama

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Security forces launched massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Sunday at two places in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, where two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) were arrested and three youths were prevented from joining militancy on Saturday, official sources said.

They said following a tip-off about the presence of militants, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, CRPF and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint search operation at Gasoo and Wasu in Pulwama early this morning.

All exit points were sealed by the security forces, they said adding later house to house search was launched at both the places. However, so far no contact was established with the militants, they said adding the operation was going on when the reports last came in.

Security forces and police in a joint operation on Saturday arrested two OGWs in Pulwama. Three youths were arrested before they could join the militant group. Later, they were handed over to their family members after their proper counselling, they said.

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