US delegation visits South Waziristan agency- Visiting US Senators have acknowledge efforts and sacrifices by Pakistan Army and tribesmen for establishing peace in the area
A delegation of US Senate headed by Senator John McCain along with Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa visited South Waziristan Agency .The Delegation was briefed about Pak-Afghan border security including recent measures for its improvement through fencing and enhanced surveillance.It was also apprised about socio-economic development efforts in the Agency.The delegation was flown over the Agency to have view of the border area, newly constructed forts, posts and development works including schools, colleges, hospitals, sports stadium, water supply schemes and roads communication infrastructure.The delegation lauded the sacrifices of the people and the Pakistani military in their resolve to fight terrorism
Host : Umer Iftikhar
Co-Host : Shehzad Farooqi
Analysts on Telephone
Lt Gen (Retd) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defense Analyst):
The five-member delegation of US Senators visited South Waziristan accompanied by COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa. The delegation was briefed over the Pak-Afghan border security, fencing of border and affairs relating to border vigilance. The US Senators could play an influential role to change US policy regarding South Asian region. This visit will definitely have a positive impact on US policies. Mc Caine is a mature senator and we are hopeful that he could influence his government to revise its policies towards South Asian region.
Topic: Govt is fully committed to overcome the energy crisis- Sahiwal coal power plant of 1,320 megawatt capacity has become fully operational now
Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the second unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Project having a capacity of six hundred sixty megawatt in Sahiwal on Monday.Speaking on the occasion, he said the completion of the 1,320 MW project in a record time of twenty two months is a great achievement. Shahbaz Sharif said this is the first power project completed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.He said this project is an example of hard work, sincerity and transparency.