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Pakistani Opposition Leader criticised Nawaz Sharif for getting Pakistan Isolated Diplomatically

A senior Pakistani opposition leader on Friday highly criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for giving freedom to “non-state actors” that’s got Pakistan isolated diplomatically following Uri terror attack in India.

” Pakistan’s isolation is Nawaz Sharif’s personal failure,” Pakistan Peoples Party head Aitzaz Ahsan said during a joint session of parliament.

“Pakistan is isolated because it gives freedom to non-state actors,” he said, incorporating the view that the government has been “completely lost in imposing restrictions -state actors based on the National Action Plan”.

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UK soap Coronation Street sacks Pakistani actor Marc Anwar for offensive tweets

A Pakistan-born actor Marc Anwar has been sacked from Britain’s most popular television soap after posting what broadcaster ITV called “entirely unacceptable, racially offensive” comments about Indians on social media.

Marc Anwar, 45, joined Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running TV soap opera, in 2014 as a member of the show’s first Muslim family.

Marc Anwar

The Sunday Mirror newspaper published screenshots of the messages posted on his personal Twitter account.

The posts hit out at India over the Kashmir dispute and suggested Pakistani actors should refuse to work in the country.


India not to participate in SAARC Summit in Pakistan

India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will not be attending the SAARC Summit that was scheduled to take place in November 2016 in Pakistan amidst heightened tension between India and Pakistan.

SAARC Summit

India announced the decision on Tuesday night. India External Affairs said that “one country” has created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the Summit.

Apart from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also declared that they would also not be attending the SAARC Summit.

“India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November 2016,” External Affairs Ministry said in a statement released today.

“In the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad,” it said.

“We also understand that some other SAARC Member States have also conveyed their reservation about attending the Islamabad Summit in November 2016,” it said.