Exclusive: "The incumbent government and the security forces are making all out efforts to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country and also ensuring the effective implementation of National Action Plan throughout the country"- Maryam Aurangzeb
PM says sacrifices of Pakistani nation against terrorism and extremism will not go waste
In a statement, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says the elements engaged in the activities against the solidarity, unity and development of Pakistan will be defeated. The victims of the Parachinnar blasts incident will be looked after and compensated completely. The Prime Minister directs Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to distribute relief cheques among the victims of Parachinnar terrorism incident. Government Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been given the task for the distribution of the Prime Minister's announced package for Parachinnar blasts' victims.
Analysts on Telephone:
Maryam Aurangzeb (Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting):
The incumbent government and the security forces are making all out efforts to wipe out the menace of terrorism from the country and also ensuring the effective implementation of National Action Plan throughout the country. We strongly condemn the tragic incident in Parachinar. The Prime Minister directed Governor KPK Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to provide financial assistance among the victims of Parachinar terrorism incident. The nation is united and supporting the government and the security forces to eradicate the terrorism from the country at all costs.
Barrister Daniyal Chaudhary (Leader, PML-N):
Pakistan is badly affected by the menace of terrorism. But the time is not far when Pakistan will be a peaceful and terror-free country because of efforts of the government and law enforcement agencies. Operation Rad-ul Fasad is continuing in the country in full swing. After the noticeable reduction in terrorism in our country, foreign investment has increased and economy of the country is improving day by day.
Stable Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan- Consultations under way on Pak-Afghan coordination for peace and stability
While talking to journalists in Islamabad yesterday, Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says relations between the two countries are improving after a recent meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Astana. Consultations are under way on Pakistan-Afghanistan coordination mechanism for peace and stability in the region. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Tajikistan on Wednesday to attend Pakistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Summit. Meanwhile, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria, in an interview, says India is involved in terror financing and terrorist activities in Pakistan. India has been using the soil of Afghanistan against Pakistan to promote terrorism.
Top level meeting chaired by Prime Minister discusses regional security situation and Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says trade, investment and scientific collaboration should be the strategic pillars of Pakistan’s foreign Policy. He was chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Friday to review foreign policy priorities of the country in the wake of recent developments in and around Pakistan and the emerging global and regional scenario. The Prime Minister says Pakistan attaches high importance to its continued partnership with the United States and stressed the need for securing peace and stability in the region through sustained dialogue. Nawaz Sharif also emphasized to proactively highlight the serious human right violations being committed in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and the denial of the right of self-determination to Kashmiris. He expressed his disappointment over the complete silence in the US-India joint statement on the atrocities being committed by the Indian Security Forces against innocent Kashmiris.
Trump-Modi Meeting: US must keep the regional peace and Pakistan’s sacrifices in fight against terrorism in mind while aligning itself with India
US must keep in its mind that Pakistan has rendered more than seventy five thousand sacrifices and bear more than 120 $ billion loss in war against terrorism. US cannot ignore Pakistan’s role in the region. US-India joint communiqué will disturb the strategic balance in the region.
Nation celebrated Eid ul Fitr with simplicity in wake of recent tragedies
Three tragic incidents of Quetta, Parachinar and Ahmadpur Sharqia saddened the whole Muslim community across the world. Over two hundred precious lives were lost and several injured in these incidents. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says a proper inquiry into oil tanker fire tragedy will be conducted to ascertain facts.
Speaking at the site of tragedy, Nawaz Sharif says inquiry is indispensable to avert such incidents in future. Meanwhile, The Prime Minister directs Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra to distribute relief cheques among the victims of Parachinar terrorism incident.
Host: Umer Iftikhar