2017 will mark a new beginning in the history of Pakistan- PM vows to steadfastly pursue his government’s plans of national development
In a message on the eve of New Year, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the country has decisively turned a page in history and significantly overcome the challenges of extremism and terrorism. Pakistan is finally heading towards achieving not too distant goal of a peaceful land and a developed economy. Government is dedicatedly oriented to provide well laid out means for Pakistanis to build upon their well-deserved future plans. He also conveyed good wishes and hoped the nation would make the best of the New Year.
Army Chief calls Afghan President- COAS and Afghan leadership reiterate the resolve to work together
Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa conveyed wishes on telephone to the Afghan civil and military leadership for the New Year and pledged to work for peace in the region. General Bajwa phoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and Army Chief General Qadam Shah Raheem. He said peace in both the countries is in greater interest in the region. Afghan leadership on this occasion extended invitation to Army Chief for the visit of Kabul.
Analyst on Phone:
Ayaz Wazir (Former Ambassador to Afghanistan)
Justice Saqib the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan- New five member bench constituted on Panama papers
President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to him at a ceremony in Islamabad. Meanwhile, The Chief Justice has constituted a larger bench to hear Panama Papers case. The new Supreme Court larger bench will start hearing of Panama Papers case from Wednesday. The bench will be headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, while other members are Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.
Dossier on Indian subversive activities finalized- Maleeha to hand over dossier to New Secretary General on his first working day at the UN headquarters
A dossier on captured Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and evidence of attempted violation of maritime boundary by an Indian submarine will be handed over by Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi. Jadhav, a serving Indian navy officer and an operative of India’s intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was caught by Pakistani security forces earlier this year. His capture was announced in March and was flaunted by military as “proof of Indian interference and state-sponsored terrorism”. In his recorded confessional statement, Jadhav accepted that he had been assigned by RAW to promote unrest in Balochistan and Karachi and had been working with the Baloch student organisations and insurgents and terrorist groups for the purpose.
Gunman kills 35 in Turkey nightclub terror attack- PM Nawaz Sharif strongly condemns and extends his heartfelt condolences
In Turkey, thirty-five people were killed and forty wounded in a terror attack on a nightclub in Istanbul during the New Year's celebrations. According to Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, the attack was carried out by one assailant.
He was dressed in a Santa Claus costume. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has the terror attack. Pakistani people share the grief of Turkish people and stand by them, in this most painful time.
Host: Hamid Habib
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