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PM expresses the resolve to continue development agenda as sit-ins are no solution to the problems

He was talking to the anchors of private television channels after his arrival at Lahore Airport. Says that he had been performing his prime ministerial responsibilities while being in London too and returned home with a new spirit. Paying tribute to great humanitarian, late Abdul Sattar Edhi, he says the government would also make a history of public service. Later, daughter of the Prime Minister, Maryam Nawaz Sharif on her Twitter handle shared the moments of the prime minister's arrival at his residence in Raiwind.

Pakistan terms Afghan President's remarks at NATO summit as inaccurate and based on assumptions

The Foreign Office Spokesperson has urged the need of closer cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than constant blame game by the Afghan government based on inaccurate assumptions.  In a statement, expressing disappointment on the remarks of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the NATO Summit, the spokesperson says that it is unfortunate that Afghan leaders continue to make hostile statements against Pakistan and blame it for all failures in Afghanistan.

In occupied Kashmir ,India security forces in  their acts of state terrorism martyred 16 - curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley- three days mourning announced by Hurriyat leaders

In occupied Kashmir, death toll in firing by Indian troops on protesters has risen to 16 while over 200 have been injured, so far With a fresh incident of firing on protesters in Pulwama, today, One more youth has been killed, bringing the toll to 16 since the killing of commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Muzaffar Wani by Indian troops in Kokernag area of Islamabad district on Friday. Police opened fire early morning in Murran area of Pulwama district to break a demonstration as people defied curfew restrictions. The Divisional Commissioner Asghar Hussain Samoon, while talking to media in Srinagar, confirmed that curfew had been imposed in the entire Valley.

Analysts

Ch.Asad-ur-Rehman (PML-N, MNA):

“Now the country could not afford the sit- ins because we are on fast track of development and growth. Prime minister always showed his commitment to solve the problems of masses. Opposition is working on the agenda of negativity and wants to create barriers in progress of the country. People have rejected their politics in by-elections and PML-N won almost all seats. Opposition leadership has no concern with issues which our country is facing this time. Thinking of opposition is negative and people know their character and nature. They will not succeed in their designs and conspiracies. All know that sit-ins politics failed and they waste their time last year and once again people will reject their aims and goals.       

Dr. Rashid Ahmad (Pak- Afghan Expert NDU):

“There is no doubt that Pakistan made all out sincere efforts for closer cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than constant blame game by the Afghan government based on inaccurate assumptions. Remarks of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the NATO Summit are disappointing. The society which is divided from inside and have various differences among the people, their leaders always put blame on someone else for their weaknesses to turn the attention of the people from the real issues. Afghan government is itself very weak and has no courage and ability to fight with Taliban and other terrorists which have safe heavens inside Afghanistan. A large number of terrorists are living in Afghanistan and are using the Afghan soil for terrorism activities inside Pakistan. Afghanistan should take the action against them which are creating law and order situation in the region. International Community fully understands that Afghan government is not capable and baselessly blaming Pakistan.     

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq (Hurriyat leader):

“Situation in Occupied Kashmir is very strained and Indian security forces have opened fire on peaceful protestors which is state terrorism. International community should take the notice of current critical situation which emerged in Occupied Kashmir after martyrdom of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani. There is no denying that people feel a sense of desperation. People feel the government of India is just not ready to acknowledge the sentiments in Kashmir. The PDP-BJP coalition has added a huge dimension to the problem. People feel India systematically is trying to crush them culturally, religiously and politically under the agenda of Hindu nationalists. People understand the monstrous planning of Indian government and today Kashmiri youth is in anger because they are feeling that their identity is in danger.”


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