Prime Minister says it is time for us to unite and fight against the internal and external terrorists. It is an obligation on us towards future generations and others facing oppression .Pakistan has been fighting a war of its identity since its inception.For the past many years, we have been fighting the enemies from within and those abroad.  

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that army is for the security of people of Pakistan against all types of threat.In a statement , he asked the nation to stay steadfast with full confidence in their security forces. He said that we shall not let the hostile agenda succeed whatever it may cost.

COAS telephoned to Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan

COAS telephoned to Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson.He expressed his concern over continued acts of terrorism in Pakistan with impunity from Afghanistan.He asked Commander RSM to play role to stop use of Afghan soil for terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

According to DG ISPR, Over hundred terrorists have been killed during intelligence based and combing operations across the country during the last twenty four hours.Intelligence agencies are making progress to unearth networks behind recent terrorist incidents.Afghan authorities have been given a list of seventy six terrorists who are hiding across since long and planning, directing and supporting terrorist activities in Pakistan.Afghan government has been asked to target them and hand over to Pakistan.Terrorists' hideouts on Pak-Afghan border have been effectively targeted.
Int'l community expresses deep grief over Sehwan carnage.

Host :Fauzia Kalsoom Rana

Co-Host: Akhtar Tazeen 

Analysts on Telephone

Dr.Muhammad Khan (Defence Expert):

The Prime Minister and Army Chief have said that we will take revenge of every drop of blood of our innocent people. The terrorists who have entered in Pakistan through Afghanistan are being supported by India. We should take a stern action against them now. We should work together against these rouge elements. John Nikelson has stated few days back that TTP and ISIS are regrouping in Afghanistan. The enemy forces of Pakistan do not want CPEC to succeed. We should stand united to defend our state and citizens.

Dr.Sarfraz Ahmad Khan (Expert on World Affairs):

"There are lots of things yet to be done to root out terrorism from our soil. Since the change of command in Pakistan army, terrorist groups are trying to reignite and regroup in the country. Our security institutions should work more hard to curb this menace. Lots of terrorists and their organizations are still working in the country and they need to be taken care of. Pakistan and Afghanistan should coordinate through intelligence sharing to deal with this threat."

International Topics

Topic 1: US hands over state-of-the-art locomotives to Pak Railways

US Ambassador to Pakistan, David Hale has appreciated growing private sector relationship between Pakistan and the United States in infrastructure development.He said this while addressing a ceremony at Karachi Cantonment Station to handover 4,500 horsepower (HP) state of art diesel locomotives to Pakistan Railways. Locomotives were manufactured by US company General Electric and procured by Pakistan Railways.The Ambassador said these diesel locomotives would support power plants in the country besides improving Pakistan Railways capacity to carry even more cargo to the industrial heartland.

Topic 2: Like-minded countries to discuss Syrian conflict

In German city of Bonn, the meeting of like-minded countries including Western and Arab countries as well as Turkey is being held to discuss Syrian conflict.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will also join the group supporting the Syrian opposition for talks pushing a political solution to the nearly six-year war.Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday faced a grilling by global peers seeking clarity on Washington’s position on the Syria conflict ahead of UN peace talks in Geneva.

Topic 3: France says US position on Middle East peace 'confused and worrying'

France says U.S. position on Middle East peace is confused and worrying. This has been stated by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault while talking to newsmen after a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Germany.He affirmed that the only realistic option was a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Topic 4: Tillerson, Wang in highest-level US-China meet under Trump

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used his first meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi to urge Beijing to help rein in North Korea after its series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests. Their talks, the highest level Sino-US encounter since President Donald Trump was elected, had appeared unlikely after he infuriated Beijing by calling into question Washington's long-standing "One China" policy.Trump however reaffirmed the position in a conciliatory phone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping, mending fences enough for Wang to come to Bonn for a G20 foreign ministers meeting.

Topic 5: Australian PM says Trump wasting his time criticising media

 U.S. President Donald Trump is wasting his time deriding the media over their coverage of his administration, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, citing the example of British wartime leader Winston Churchill.Trump has repeatedly described media criticism of him as “fake news” since taking office last month, labeling the media as the “opposition party”.

Topic 6: Turkish shelling kills nine in IS-held Syria town: monitor

Nine civilians were killed in an overnight Turkish bombardment of a militant-held town in northern Syria, a monitor said, but Ankara said the shelling killed 13 terrorists.Three women were among those killed in the artillery fire on Al Bab, which Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have been fighting to take from the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Topic 7: IS attack leaves 17 soldiers dead in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the Islamic State group attack on security posts killed 17 army soldiers in Nangarhar province.Afghan defence officials said 21 Islamic State militants have also been killed in an attack in Dih Bala district last night.Meanwhile, In Afghanistan, five police officers were killed when their security posts came under attack in Kunar province.

Topic 08: 11 people killed in suicide attack in Nigeria

In Nigeria, eleven people have been killed in suicide attacks of Boko Haram on troops and during exchange of fire in Maiduguri city.Meanwhile, Nigerian government troops repelled the fiercest Boko Haram extremist attack in northeastern city of Maiduguri  killing eleven suicide bombers.

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