Pakistan and China have agreed to work together for defence and regional security. The understanding came during wide-ranging talks between Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Friday. Later, at a joint talk with media, Pakistani Foreign Minister said the two countries agreed that solution of the Afghan problem has to be fundamentally political and that there is no military solution to the conflict. Referring to the US policy on Afghanistan and South Asia, Khawaja Asif said peace and stability in Afghanistan remains critical for peace and security of the region. He said it is our firm view that focus should be on politically-negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict. He said China is playing a constructive role in this regard and together Pakistan and China can contribute to a political solution of Afghan problem. The Minister said Pakistan and China have close counter terrorism cooperation and Pakistan shares Beijing's strong position on three evils of terrorism, extremism and separatism. He expressed Pakistan's gratitude to China for unflinching support in counter-terrorist efforts. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Pakistan and China stand together in the changing regional and global scenario. 

Host: Shahid Amin

Co-Host: Mazhar Iqbal

Topic: Educational institutions to be monitored through NACTA: Ahsan

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says all important steps are being taken to activate National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), and monitoring of educational institutions. In an interview, he said the task had been given to the Federal Investigation Agency for strengthening Cyber Crime Wing.  He said, we are holding a conference in which all the vice chancellors of the universities would be invited.  Some elements are trying to misguide the young educated people which would be discouraged with the help of teachers, parents, and other segment of society.

Topic: Corps commanders' conference discusses internal, external security situation

The 204th Corps Commanders' Conference was held in Rawalpindi on Friday with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the chair. The conference discussed internal and external security situation of the country and progress of operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

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