Pakistan will strongly defend itself against all intrigues and aggression by inimical forces. This resolve was reaffirmed by National Security Committee, which met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. The meeting outrightly rejected Afghan allegations on Pakistan and its agencies for deteriorating law and order in that country. Pakistan has not only remained committed to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan but also worked with all regional and global initiatives to that end. 

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Ijaz Khattak (IR Expert)

Whenever an incident occurs in Afghanistan, it starts blaming Pakistan to be involved in it. The blame game is not the solution to any issue. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan being the neighbors should cooperate with each other for peace and prosperity in the region. Pakistan is fighting a crucial war against terrorism. It is the time that Afghan government should review its policies regarding Pakistan. Peaceful Afghanistan is in best interest of Pakistan.

SCO summit in Astana: Pakistan will be given full membership

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set to attend the 17th meeting of the Heads of the State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. During the two-day summit, Pakistan will be given full membership of the SCO. Pakistan had applied for the body’s membership in 2010. The decision, in principle, to give membership to Pakistan was taken during SCO Heads of the States 2015 meeting held in Ufa, Russia.

Host: Ali Naseer

Co-host: Ahsan Bashir

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