Pakistan successfully test-fired short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'NASR'- Army chief Says Pakistan will go to any length to ensure regional peace and stability

Pakistan has successfully test-fired short-range surface to surface ballistic missile 'NASR'.According to ISPR, the missile has a range of 60 to 70 kilometers.Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed the launch of the missile.NASR is a high precision weapon system with the ability of quick deployments.Speaking on the occasion, the army chief said war must be avoided at all costs and our strategic capability is a guarantee of peace against a highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour.Army chief Says war must be avoided at all costs and our strategic capability is a guarantee of peace against a highly militarised and increasingly belligerent neighbour.
President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and services chiefs have congratulated the scientists and the nation over successful launch of 'NASR' missile.

Host : Omer Iftikhar 

Co-Host : Shehzad Anwar 

Analysts on Telephone

Brig (Retd) Harris Nawaz (Defense Analyst):

Pakistan’s missile technology is better than Indian technology. All Indian cities are in range of our missiles. Pakistan is a peaceful country and on the stance that war is not the solution to any problem. Nasr missile can change its direction any time if the target is moved and it hit the target with extreme accuracy. We must congratulate our scientists and engineer who contributed in making defense of the country as indomitable.

Topic :Maryam Nawaz  appears before JIT in panama papers case – PML-N  believes in rule of law and supremacy of the constitution.  

Maryam Nawaz has said that she appeared before JIT in panama papers case as she believes in rule of law and supreamcy of the constitution. She was talking to media in Islamabad, after recording her statement before joint investigation team in Islamabad.Maryam Nawaz said she responded to all questions of  the JIT and it is a matter of pride for PML (N) and its supporters that there is no charges of corruption against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.She said their opponents have only targeted the family's business affairs.She said the people facing allegations of embezzlement in public money are hiding behind stay orders. She wondered why the people, who have no sources of income and business, are not being interrogated. 
Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says political stability and continuity of polices are imperative for sustainable development.Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad , he said harmony among all segments of the society is essential for progress and development.The Minister said that there are few negative elements that are trying to halt the process of fast paced country's development and fanning conflicts in the country.
Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has clarified that official protocol was not given to Maryam Nawaz during her visit to the federal judicial academy.Reacting to a tweet of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, she said Maryam Nawaz reached the site by family car. She said PTI chief should explain under which capacity he uses the helicopter of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. He said Imran Khan should also explain why he is evading courts in different cases against him.

Analysts on Telephone 

Jan Achakzai (Leader, PML-N):

The appearance of Maryam Nawaz before the joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Panama Papers issue showed the commitment of Sharif’s family to uphold the supremacy of law and constitution in the country and she set an example for others to emulate as despite being the daughter of a sitting prime minister. There was no mention of her name in the Supreme Court’s order yet she appeared before JIT. Some political rivals are just involved in conspiracies against Mian Nawaz Sharif and his family.

Topic: Islamabad urges New Delhi to share timely information on water outflows from its rivers and actual rainfall. 

Chairman National Disaster Management Authority Lt General Omar Mehmood Hayat has urged India to share timely information on water outflows from its rivers and actual rainfall recorded as stipulated in Indus Water Treaty.He was chairing an inter-agencies meeting for floods mitigation in Islamabad .The Chairman asked Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Water to enhance coordination mechanism of early warning arrangements for release of water, especially from eastern rivers.He said NDMA is taking necessary measures to enhance national resilience against disasters and ensure the safety of human lives, properties and infrastructure.

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