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US- Arab -Islamic Summit being held to develop a security partnership against a growing threat of violent extremism-.PM is leaving for Saudi Arabia on Sunday on a two day visit to attend Summit in Riyadh

Mr Sharif is among the 54 leaders who would join US President Donald Trump for the summit being held on Sunday.On Friday, President Trump left Washington for Riyadh.Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz invited Mr Sharif for the summit.The invitation was delivered by Saudi Information Minister Awwad bin Saleh al Awwad, who visited Islamabad last week. “US President Donald Trump and leaders of the world’s Islamic nations will meet to address ways of building more robust and effective security partnerships to counter and prevent the growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism around the globe through promoting tolerance and moderation.”Pakistan is one of the closest allies of the Kingdom.The two maintain a strong defence partnership. The Pakistani government granted special permission to the former army chief retired Gen Raheel Sharif to lead the multinational military force being created by the Saudis.

Host : Saeed Akhtar 

Co-Host : Shakil Chishti 

Analysts on Telephone 

Shahid Ameen (Former Ambassador )


Topic:In Iran, vote counting for the 12th presidential elections is in progress.

According to Iranian Interior Ministry, more than 40 million votes were cast indicating a turnout of about 70 per cent.Four candidates are in the run for the presidential slot. However, main contest is between incumbent President Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raeisi. According to Reuters Hassan Rouhani is leading in the results


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