06112017-TTC-01.qxd 11/6/2017 2:30 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, november 6, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 201 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd Amritsar-made drug makes its way to ISIS Asia champs after 13 years Alarmed, NCB to investigate Jupinderjit Singh Tribune News Service Indian women’s hockey team poses with the Asia Cup after beating China 5-4 in Kakamigahara, Japan, on Sunday. With this, they have qualified for the 2018 World Cup. PTI PAGE 14 Pak PM rejects idea of MEA gaffe: Says Paramjit ‘independent Kashmir’ still stuck in Saudi Arabia London, November 5 Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today rejected the idea of an “independent Kashmir”, saying it was not based on “reality”, according to a media report. He was addressing a conference on ‘Future of Pakistan-2017’ held at the London School of Economics’ South Asia Centre here. After his address, the prime minister responded to a range of questions on topics from Afghanistan, civilmilitary ties, disqualification of his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, to relations with India and the Kashmir issue. ❝ Relations between the two countries (Pakistan and India) cannot improve till the Kashmir issue is resolved. Talks are the only way forward, without talks no quantum change is possible. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, PAKISTAN PM On a question about “independent Kashmir”, he said “the idea is often floated around but has no reality”, Geo TV reported. “There is no support for the demand for independent Kashmir,” he said. On ties with India, Abbasi said relations between the two countries cannot improve till the Kashmir issue is resolved. “Talks are the only way forward, without talks no quantum change is possible,” he said. To another question, he said: “Though the judiciary had removed Sharif as the PM, we have left it to history to judge whether history accepts the judgment or not.” He said most of Pakistan did not agree with Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court. On US-Pakistan relations, Abbasi said they should not be defined by Afghanistan alone. — PTI Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 5 In an embarrassment for the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia today refuted Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj’s claim of Paramjit Kaur having beenrescued from her “buyer” and her return to India on November 4. Paramjit of Bilga village was allegedly sold by a travel agent for Rs 3 lakh to a family in Saudi Arabia in July. Swaraj in her tweet posted on November 3, along with a copy of The Tribune report, had announced Paramjit’s return. “There seems some confusion in New Delhi. This looks like a case of mistaken identity. The case of Paramjit Kaur hailing from Bilga village is still under consideration,” said an embassy officer. He refused to give any details of the “other Paramjit” rescued by the embassy. Swaraj, in a tweet posted late in the evening, accepted the lapse and confirmed it was Paramjit Kaur with passport number RO 754069 who was repatriated on November 5. The Tribune had highlighted Paramjit’s plight and mentioned the vehicle number of her employer, prompt- RSS’ invisible machinery wooing HP voters ❝ HIMACHAL POLLS Himachal has given me so much. Now it is time to pay back in terms of development. Lalit Mohan Tribune News Service Dharamsala, November 5 An army of 30,000 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers has descended on Himachal Pradesh to ensure BJP’s victory in the November 9 Assembly elections. After a successful experiment in Uttar Pradesh, the 700 RSS shakhas and its 25 sister organisations in Himachal have launched a ‘whisper campaign.’ Monitored by ‘pracharaks,’ the almost invisible propaganda machinery is targeting small groups of voters through local opinion-makers. And no comment by the rivals is ignored. Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chi- Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER Stop delivering hollow speeches... fix prices, give jobs or quit the seat of power. Rahul Gandhi, CONG VP <
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