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K. C. EU condemns expulsion of Kashmiri students from an Indian University

Brussels (PR): Kashmir Council EU has condemned the framing of sedition charges against the Kashmiri students studying at an Indian university for cheering Pakistan’s victory in the ongoing Asia Cup in Bangladesh. In a statement issued from Brussels, Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said, the expulsion of the Kashmiri students from the university in Meerut in Utter Pradesh …

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Britain’s first Muslim MEP to chair European Parliament ethics committee

BRUSSELS (PR):Britain’s first Muslim MEP has been appointed Chairman of the European Parliament watchdog body which has been set up to stop unethical behaviour by MEPs. Conservative Legal Affairs spokesperson Dr Sajjad Karim will lead the European Parliament Advisory Committee on the Conduct of Members which is responsible for ensuring all MEPs follow the Code of Conduct which prohibits receiving …

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4,500 jobs lost in January and February alone

BRUSSELS:3,000 jobs have been lost in Belgium so far this year as a result of company restructurings. Bankruptcies take the total number of Belgian jobs that have disappeared in only two months to 4,500. According to the consultants Graydon,Radiator manufacturer Henrad in Herentals wants to shed 113 jobs. “That takes Belgian job losses in January and February to 3,500” says …

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“Belgian women suffer partner abuse”

BRUSSELS:Figures from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reveal that a third of women in the EU have been assaulted physically or sexually. At 36% for Belgium the figure is above the European average. The Belgian figure is lower than in neighbouring countries: the Netherlands (45%), France and Britain (44%), Luxembourg (38%) and Germany (35%). The highest levels of …

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Wajid congratulates Pakistani community on historic cricket victories

LONDON (PR):Pakistan High Commissioner for UK Mr Wajid Shamsul Hasan has congratulated the Pakistani community living in the UK on Pakistan cricket team’s successive historic victories in the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament against India and then Bangladesh today. In his message on this happy occasion, the High Commissioner lauded the heroic efforts of Pakistani cricketers especially Shahid Afridi,Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed …

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Brussels Mayor bans Vlaams Belang’s anti-illegals campaign

Brussels: The Mayor of the City of Brussels, Yvan Mayeur (Francophone socialist), has refused to grant permission for the Flemish far-right party Vlaams Belang to take its campaign against illegals to the City of Brussels on Wednesday. Mr Mayeur believes that the campaign smacks of xenophobia and that there is a serious risk that public order could be disturbed. In …

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Investigation into 23 cases of rape by fake taxi drivers

Brussels: The Brussels judicial authorities have started an investigation into 23 cases of rape committed by bogus taxi drivers. All the victims are young women stopping a taxi after a night out in the centre of Brussels. The cases are quite similar: the so-called taxi drivers take the victims to the Tercamerenbos where the women are raped in the car. …

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Decisive action agreed on illegal wildlife trade

LONDON:The Illegal Wildlife Conference has agreed key actions to stamp out the illegal wildlife trade. During the conference, chaired by Foreign Secretary William Hague and attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, world leaders from over forty nations vowed to help save iconic species from the brink of extinction. The London Declaration contains commitments …

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Punjab Assembly delegation visits PHC London

LONDON:A four-member cross-party delegation of the Punjab Assembly was hosted by the Pakistan High Commissioner Mr. Wajid Shamsul Hasan at the High Commission. The High Commissioner briefed the delegates on various aspects of Pakistan-UK bilateral relations. Deputy High Commissioner Muhammad Imran Mirza updated the members of the delegation about the recent improvements in consular services to facilitate the Pakistani community …

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Appointment service for NICOP started in PHC

LONDON: Appointment service for National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP)and Pakistan Origin Card(POC)starts at Pakistan High Commission London. The Pakistan High Commission London has introduced an appointment service to facilitate the applicants for NICOP and POC in London since 3rd February 2014. This facility is designed to assist dual nationals and spouses of Pakistani nationals. Applicants are advised to …

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