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Giving details of his meeting with US National Security Advisor General H.R McMaster, ISPR said the Army Chief highlighted that distinguished feature of Pakistan's counter terrorism effort is focused against terrorists of all hue and colour. The US National Security Advisor acknowledged Pakistan Army's efforts in eliminating terrorists and their infrastructure.
United States support to bring peace and stability to the region and the globe.

Topic 02: National Security can only be brought through political stability in Pakistan: Janjua

National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua says political stability is a guarantee of national security.Addressing a function in Islamabad, he said national security should also be seen in regional and global perspective.The Advisor said national security is also closely related to good governance, human resource development, food security, provision of health facilities to people and taking care of the needs of the poor.

Topic 03: National assembly passes a resolution condemning the barbaric and cold blooded murder of Mashal Khan at Wali Khan University in Mardan.

The National Assembly resumed its session in Islamabad this morning with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the Chair.Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah in the National Assembly has said that political parties have rendered great sacrifices for the restoration of democracy in the country.Speaking on a point of order in the National Assembly today, he said we want continuation of the democratic system and strengthen the parliament.

Topic 04: U.S. VP  visit to Japan - Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions 

Pence arrived in Tokyo from South Korea, where he assured leaders of the "iron-clad" alliance with the United States. He also warned the reclusive North, which has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in defiance of U.N. sanctions that the "era of strategic patience" was over.North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and it showed no let-up in its defiance after a failed missile test on Sunday, a day after putting on a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang.

Topic 05: Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in referendum. 

Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday's referendum that gave him sweeping new powers.In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America's missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April.In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes.Mr Erdogan rejected criticism from international monitors who said he had been favoured by an "unequal campaign".

Topic 06: Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France Discuss Ukraine Peace Deal 

The German government says the leaders of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France have renewed their commitment to implementing a faltering peace deal for eastern Ukraine.Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said the German leader spoke by phone Monday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French President Francois Hollande.

Topic 07: Most major Western leaders to skip China's New Silk Road summit 

China has dedicated $40 billion to a Silk Road Fund and the idea was the driving force behind the establishment of the $50 billion China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).Diplomatic sources in Beijing said China had hoped for at least some senior Western leaders to attend the summit, including British Prime Minister Theresa May, to burnish the plan's international credentials and make it less China-centric.

Topic 08: Japan, U.S. agree economic talks should produce "concrete results" near term 

 Japan and the United States agreed to structure bilateral economic talks along three policy pillars and to generate concrete results in the near term, Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso and Vice President Mike Pence said in a joint statement.The U.S. vice president and the deputy prime minister "look forward to engaging again in the dialogue by the end of this year", according to the statement, issued on Tuesday after the first round of the Japan-U.S. economic dialogue. 

Topic 09: US president plans to sign executive order on reform of the H-1B visa programme

US President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that seeks to make changes to a visa programme that brings in high-skilled workers.The time-limited H-1B visas for skilled workers, which are sought by Silicon Valley heavyweights, are meant for scientists, engineers and computer programmers, and are an important gateway for many attracted by tech hubs across the country.

Topic 10 : Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation announced to dispatch over 1,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syrians.

Media adviser of the foundation Selim Tosun told that we have sent thousands of tons of humanitarian aid, including basic foodstuff to different parts of Syria so far.
The aid organization has sent over 12,000 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria since the civil war started in the country.

Topic 11: Eight killed in an airstrike in Syria

In Syria eight people have been killed in an airstrike in eastern Boukamal town border with Iraq.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today that the airstrike killed civilians, including women and children, as well as IS fighters.  

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Host : Mazhar Iqbal 

 

 


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