Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has strongly condemns terrorist attack at Mazar-e-Sharif. In his message, he expressed deep grief on loss of innocent lives and expresses solidarity with Afghan security forces and brotherly resilient Afghan Nation.

In a statement, the Foreign Office reiterated strong condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations. The statement reaffirmed Pakistan`s commitment to work closely with the Afghan Government and the international community in the fight against the scourge of terrorism.

Host: Shahid Ameen

Co-host: Dr. Khurram

Analysts on Telephone:

Raheem Ullah Yousufzai (Expert, Afghan Affairs):

This is probably beginning of routine spring offensives by Taliban in Afghanistan. They have not announced it yet but actually they have started their campaign. America has initiated this new phase of war by dropping mother of all bombs. No one is making genuine efforts for peace in Afghanistan. Both parties in Afghanistan will continue their policies and situation will get worse with every passing day. There is possibility of more attacks in future and war will intensify. Pakistan has made efforts to resolve Afghanistan issue. The government in Kabul should not doubt Pakistan’s efforts for peace.

Abdullah Gul (Defence Analyst):

The tension in Afghanistan is increasing because America is supporting the forces which are not true representatives of the people. The Taliban and some other groups want expulsion of foreign forces from Afghanistan. The current attack is a resistance to American recent attack in Afghanistan. The anarchy is spreading in Kabul and afghan soldiers are surrendering in front of Taliban. NATO itself is saying that more than 80% of the area is not under government’s control. Afghanistan forces are not properly trained and motivated. With the departure of American forces, Kabul government will not survive for longer period of time.

Hypocratic attitude of the World, so called greater democracy unfolds-Intl Media depicted the true face of Indian occupation forces by highlighting their atrocities on innocent Kashmirirs in Indian Held Kashmir

U.S leading newspaper NY Times says “it’s the violation of human rights & it shows the Cruelty and Cowardice of Indian leadership”. Members of India’s armed forces reached a new low in the long history of alleged human rights abuses in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir when they beat and then tied a 24-year-old shawl weaver named Farooq Ahmad Dar to the front of a jeep on April 9, using him as a human shield against stone-throwing crowds. As the jeep drove through villages, Mr. Dar said, “I saw people breaking into tears on seeing my state. ”The incident, which came to light when a video spread on social media, provides a gauge of an insurgency that has waxed and waned over nearly three decades in Kashmir. Unrest surged last July after Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a charismatic, 22-year-old freedom fighter, was martyred by Indian security forces.

Analyst on Telephone:

Maj. Gen. Retd. Farooq Malik (Defence Analyst):

India is using different tactics to suppress Kashmiri people. International media is highlighting Kashmir issue to some extent. Indian forces are brutally killing Kashmiri people in the valley. The children, young men are being killed and women are being raped by Indian forces. All pillars of state in Pakistan including media should pursue Kashmir matter actively.

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