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Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Chirikot and Satwal Sectors on the Line of Control this morning.  According to ISPR, two persons including a girl were martyred and three others wounded in the firing.  The Indian forces used small and heavy arms, including mortars.  Pakistan Army troops effectively responded to the Indian aggression.

Topic 02: Martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani being observed today

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and elsewhere in the world are marking the first martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Muzaffar Wani on Saturday.  The anniversary is being observed with a renewed pledge to continue the mission of martyrs till success of the struggle for liberation of Kashmir. Political, religious and social organizations have chalked out a number of programs to pay homage to the young Kashmiri freedom fighter who lost his life while striving for the freedom of his motherland. The day dawned with special prayers for the martyrs and victory of the freedom movement in Kashmir.   A debate competition of students titled “The Role of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in Kashmir Liberation Struggle” will be held in Muzaffarabad under the aegis of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Cell.  Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad is airing special programs in connection with the first martyrdom anniversary of Burhan Muzaffar Wani. 

 

Topic 03: NSC reaffirms resolve to eliminate terrorism- No other country in the world has done as much for global safety and security as Pakistan at a huge cost of both men and material

National Security Committee (NSC) has reiterated that regional peace and progress are directly linked to resolution of all outstanding issues, including Jammu and Kashmir. The Committee met with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair in Islamabad on Friday. The forum said no other country in the world has done as much for global safety and security as Pakistan at a huge cost of both men and material. The participants said Pakistan has acted as a frontline state in global counterterrorism efforts with unparalleled sacrifices and successes. The sacrifices of security forces, law enforcement agencies and the national resolve in fighting the scourge of terrorism were acknowledged and appreciated during the meeting. The meeting also reiterated that Pakistan will continue to work for peace and progress in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

Topic 04: US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks

The United States and Russia struck an agreement Friday on a cease-fire in southwest Syria, crowning President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It is the first U.S.-Russian effort under Trump’s presidency to stem Syria’s six-year civil war. The cease-fire goes into effect Sunday at noon Damascus time, according to U.S. officials and the Jordanian government, which is also involved in the deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who accompanied Trump in his meeting with Putin, said the understanding is designed to reduce violence in an area of Syria near Jordan’s border that is critical to the U.S. ally’s security.

Topic 05: G-20 summit to conclude in Hamburg
The G-20 summit will conclude in German city of Hamburg on Saturday. During the two days summit, twenty heads of state discussed climate change, migration, terrorism and other major issues. Meanwhile, protesters torched cars and lorries and smashed windows in banks, looted retail stores and hurled paving slabs and other objects. According to police, it has gained the upper hand to control the protests.  At least one hundred ninety seven police officers were injured after two days of clashes in the city whereas dozens of protesting people were also arrested.

Topic 06: 21 journalists killed, eighteen missing in Yemen

In Yemen, at least twenty one journalists were killed while eighteen others are missing in the attacks on media personnel by Houthi militia during the past six months. According to a report by the Journalists Syndicate in Yemen, one hundred thirty attacks against the media were reported during the past six month as compared to one hundred during the same period last year.

Topic 07: Qatar denies funding terrorism

Qatar has dismissed the accusations as baseless that it was financing terrorism.   The state news agency quoting a senior foreign ministry source said the State of Qatar's position on terrorism is consistent and known for its rejection and condemnation of all forms of terrorism. It added that Qatar was ready to cooperate and review all claims that do not contradict its sovereignty. Meanwhile, British foreign minister, Boris Johnson, has arrived in Saudi Arabia in a bid to ease tension in Gulf. Britain's foreign office in a statement in London said Johnson will also travel to Qatar and Kuwait for talks with senior figures from both countries.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Kuwait on Monday on a similar mission

Topic 08: Over 120 countries agree to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons

In the United Nations, more than one hundred and twenty countries have agreed to a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.  The treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons will enter into force 90 days after 50 countries have ratified it. It was adopted with 122 votes in favor, one against and one abstention. All nuclear-armed nations including the United States, Russia, Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel boycotted the meeting.

Host: Sohaib Bin Noor

Co-host: Ghulam Murtaza


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