Army chief strongly rejects allegations of employing proxies.Gen H. R McMaster, US NSA called on COAS at GHQ on 17 Apr 17.The visiting dignitary was briefed about Pakistan's war on terror and its contributions to regional and global stability.It was highlighted that distinguished feature of Pakistan's counter terrorism effort is focused against terrorists of all hue and color.US NSA acknowledged Pakistan Army's efforts in eliminating terrorists and their infrastructure, assuring US support to bring peace and stability in the region and globe.The US National Security Advisor acknowledged Pakistan Army's efforts in eliminating terrorists and their infrastructure.He assured the United States support to bring peace and stability to the region and the globe.

Host : Dr.Shoaib Ahmad 

Analysts on Telephone:

Dr. Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema (Expert on World Affairs)

COAS has highlighted the stance of Pakistan to US National Security Advisor. Pakistan has achieved remarkable successes in war against terrorism so far. We are not yet confirmed about Trump’s policies regarding South Asian region. It was first official visit of representative of Trump’s administration to Pakistan. New Trump administration is likely to closely monitor the issues of South Asia region.

Dr. Huma Baqai (Expert on World Affairs)

US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R McMaster on his first step visited Afghanistan and now he is in Pakistan. Pakistan is also making sincere efforts to create peace in Afghanistan along with China and Masco.  Pakistan foreign policy is on right track and its direction is positive .US want peace in Afghanistan and the role of Pakistan cannot ignore at any cost in this regard.

Maj Gen (Retd) Ijaz Awan (Expert on Defense Affairs)

US Security advisor has visited Pakistan and Afghanistan. Lt Gen HR McMaster also held meetings with Prime Minister and COAS. Military leadership informed the US advisor regarding the operation against terrorism without any discrimination. United States must also realize the sacrifices of Pakistan in war against terrorism. Neighbors could never be changed so Pakistan and Afghanistan must support each other to combat terrorism.

Topic 2: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directs the ministry of water and power to utilize all resources on war footing to overcome power shortage in the country.

He was addressing a meeting of the cabinet committee on energy in Islamabad .
The Prime Minister said that the consumers should be given relief by reducing the power outages.Expressing concerns over the negligence of relevant departments, the Prime Minister said as to why the relevant departments did not take preemptive measures keeping in view the intensity of weather and shortage of water in dams.The Ministry of Water and Power briefed that the power demand has suddenly increased due to soaring of mercury.The shortfall has risen to 2500 megawatt while the required water is not available in the dams.The Ministry expressed the confidence that increase of water level in the dams in the near future will enhance the hydel power production.The Prime Minister expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the officials of ministry of water and power and directed to take strict action against those responsible for the negligence.

Analysts on Telephone:

Isphanyar Bandara (Leader PML-N):

PML-N leadership has taken solid steps to resolve the issue of energy. Government is working on various energy projects including short term and long term projects. It is top priority of our government to overcome the energy shortage in near future. We are realizing that if our government doesn’t solve the issue of energy then we can face difficulties in 2018 elections.

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