Fifteen people were killed and fifty-five injured in a bomb blast at vegetable and fruit market in Parachinar, Kurram Agency on Saturday morning. According to ISPR, the bomb blast occurred at 8:50 am. The security forces personnel have cordoned off the area and the military helicopters are shifting the injured to hospitals. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the Parachinar blast. The PM expressed deep sorrow and grief over loss of precious lives in the blast. PM Nawaz Sharif directed the concerned authorities to provide best medical treatment to the injured of Parachinar blast. Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has strongly condemned the blast and expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the blast.

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Correspondents & Analyst Live on Phone:

Falak Niaz (Radio Pakistan Peshawar Correspondent)

Azmat Alizai (Radio Pakistan Parachinar Kurram Agency Correspondent)

Brigadier (Rtd) Said Nazeer Ahmad (Defence Analyst)

PM’s Davos visit-Pakistan’s economic strength highlighted at global platform

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan's economic indicators are positive and the country is on the path of progress. He was talking to media persons in London after his arrival from Switzerland where he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Prime Minister said his Davos visit was very successful where he met with various business and world leaders. He said they all are appreciative of Pakistan's liberal economic policy and business friendly environment. The Prime Minister said during his stay in Switzerland he highlighted Pakistan's economic strength in an effective manner and presented the country as a secure investment destination. Highlighting his government's achievements, he said Pakistan's stock market has achieved first position in Asia while it has become 5th in the world.

Analyst Live on Phone:

Ali Sarwar Naqvi (Former Ambassador)

President Donald Trump echoed hard-line stance against "radical Islamic terrorism" in his first address as the 45th president of the United States

"We will...unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth,"
The Republican has consistently criticised Muslims and during the campaign pledged to ban them from entering the USA, promising a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the country.
American Muslims have expressed “tremendous levels of fear” after Donald Trump was unexpectedly elected as the 45th President of the United States, with some saying they had been warned not to wear their hijabs.

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