Pakistan Defense Day celebrated with a Commitment and Determination that the whole Nation is United and Undeterred to protect the motherland from all threats. Pakistan will continue to progress to become greatest among the Comity of Nations. Nation renewed its pledge to wipe out Terrorists and Extremists of all hue and color from the land of pure and spread the Ideology of Life and hope for upcoming generations. In order to pay glowing tribute to Martyrs of 1965 War on the 52nd Defence Day of Pakistan, a high powered Ceremony held at General Headquarters Rawalpindi. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Former Army Chief General Raheel Sharif attended at the Ceremony. Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Speaker National Assembly  Ayaz Sadiq and Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb were also present at the Ceremony. 

Topic: PM directs for adopting a proactive approach to project positive image of the country internationally

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has called for adopting a proactive approach to project positive image of the country by countering negative propaganda internationally. He stated this while chairing a briefing given to him by Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on the working of her ministry in Islamabad today. The prime minister directed the Information Ministry to adopt innovative and modern approach towards generation and dissemination of information. He observed that the Information Ministry and its attached departments should be more responsive, vibrant and catering to the needs of the people.

Topic: Envoys conference continues in Islamabad to deliberate upon country's foreign policy challenges

Envoys conference is in progress on the second day today in Islamabad. Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif is also attending the moot. The conference is deliberating over a range of regional and global dimensions of the country's foreign policy. It is being organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take stock of the emerging geo-political developments in the region and beyond. Pakistan's envoys at United States, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Afghanistan, Iran and India are attending the conference. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair the concluding session of the conference tomorrow.

Topic: Pakistan-Afghanistan agree to remain engaged for building closer cooperation between the two countries

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to remain engaged for building closer cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was reached during a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani on Wednesday. Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Afghanistan. He said Pakistan is ready to work with Afghanistan in all fields including political, economic, trade and transit, security for the progress and prosperity of the two countries. He also underlined Pakistan's support for Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process for bringing lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.  The two Foreign Ministers also agreed to meet on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly in New York, later this month.

Topic: killing of a journalist in India provokes outrage and anguish across country

According to Indian police, three attackers fired seven bullets at her, three of which hit her head and chest. Lankesh was the Editor of weekly tabloid magazine, Gauri Lankesh Patrike. She often wrote against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and communal violence in the country. In India, fifty-four attacks have been reported on journalists in the past sixteen months.hat they see as an effort to silence critics of ruling Hindu nationalist BJP.

Topic: Turkey announces financial assistance to help Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims who have fled due to genocide in the country

Turkey has announced aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar. During a meeting in Ankara, , Turkish president Reccip Tayyip Erdogan said aid agency TIKA was already delivering 1,000 tonnes of aid to camps for the displaced. He said that second stage is 10,000 tonnes aid to be distributed.

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