Pakistan FM boycotts Indian minister’s speech at regional summit in Istanbul Dec 10, 2019 0 679 12345 tribune.com.pkISTANBULForeign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday boycotted the speech of the Indian delegate at a regional conference in the Turkish city of Istanbul.The 8th Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process – which seeks to promote peace in Afghanistan – was convened on Monday at Dolmabahce Palace under ‘Peace, Partnership, Prosperity’ theme.As soon as Indian Minister VK Singh opened his speech at the conference, Foreign Minister Qureshi rose in his seat and walked out of the hall.The boycott was in protest against brutalities in Occupied Kashmir by India which has turned the disputed region into a “gigantic prison” for millions of Kashmiris, according to tweets posted by Pakistani officials from the venue.Occupied Kashmir has been under siege since August 5 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government revoked limited autonomy for the region and clamped a curfew to stop Kashmiris’ anger from spilling on the streets.Pakistan has highlighted the Indian draconian step at every international forum, but the world community remains unmoved to the plight of Kashmiri people. Pakistan has scaled down diplomatic relations and snapped trade ties with India in protest against the move. RELATED ARTICLES Miss South Africa wins 2019 Miss Universe crown Dec 10, 2019 0 2930 North Korea renews verbal attack on Trump despite US military action threats Dec 10, 2019 0 662 Protests over Indian nationality bill Dec 10, 2019 0 850 Four-way Ukraine peace talks in Paris DPA Paris Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday joined French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for peace talks in Paris. The talks, .. China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people Beijing: China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue “training” residents, following explosive government document leaks detailing surveillance and .. 5 dead, many hurt after New Zealand volcano eruption Wellington: Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in New Zealand on Monday. Police said some 50 people were .. Sri Lanka shakes up intelligence agency after Easter attacks Colombo: Sri Lanka has for the first time named a military officer to head the country’s main intelligence agency, which was blamed for failing to prevent Islamist extremist bombings in April that killed 259 people. The .. Ten killed as truck bombing hits army outpost in southern Afghanistan Kabul: At least ten people were killed after a Taliban truck bomb hit an army outpost in southern Helmand province on Monday, officials said. The attack took place at around 10 am [0530 GMT] in Nad Ali district. A Taliban .. Democrats lay out case for impeachment against Trump AFP Washington Democrats laid out the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Monday as they prepared to issue formal charges against the US leader. Four months after an anonymous whistleblower sparked the ..