Weekly hotline contact between director generals military operations of Pakistan and Indian took place. DGMO Pakistan notified Pakistan’s demarche to his Indian counterpart to protest deliberate targeting of Pakistan Army’s vehicle resulting into Shahadat of 4 Soldiers besides injuring one soldier and a civilian passer by. DGMO Pakistan Army, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza emphasized the importance of controlling tactical actions of under command troops, since these indiscretions can potentially spiral major standoffs.

Analysts on Telephone:

Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema (IR Expert):

We should understand Indian policy in the region. It has failed to address issues in Kashmir. Although it has been using various tactics but fails to suppress Kashmiri freedom movement. In order to divert international public opinion, India blames Pakistan for movement in Kashmir. The ongoing movement in Kashmir is entirely indigenous. We should apprise UN observer groups in the region about India violations. International community, especially America, is committing criminal negligence on Kashmir issue. The Modi administration is a government of militants, which is involved in nefarious activities in the region.

Brig. Retd. Tipu Sultan (Defence Analyst):

This is not a sudden development. India is trying to destabilize Pakistan as a matter of policy. The regional situation in South Asia is changing and India does not want Pakistan to tap full potential of CPEC. It is funding terrorist activities inside Pakistan. International community accepts Indian version of events. We should stop appeasement policy towards India. We should develop our relations with Russia, China and Iran.

SC adjourns hearing of panama papers implementation case till tomorrow

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, is hearing the case. Presenting his arguments Khawaja Haris, the counsel for Sharif Family, submitted that the JIT report has no substantive evidence against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family; hence it should be rejected. Earlier, PTI Lawyer Naeem Bukhari and Jamaat-e-Islami Lawer Tausif Asif presented their arguments on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the JIT report. Awami Mulsim League Chief Sheikh Rasheed himself presented his point of view before the apex court.

Analyst on Telephone:

Sajid Mehdi (Leader, PML-N):

The entire nation understands that this is a conspiracy against the progress and development of the country. There is nothing substantial in the JIT report. There is no evidence in JIT report about corruption of the government. A family has been targeted in JIT report. The Prime Minister presented himself for the accountability. Supreme Court of Pakistan is a respectable institution and it will do justice in Panama Case.

Host: Dr. Shoaib Ahmad

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