President Mamnoon Hussain has underlined the need for promoting the culture of book reading amongst the young lot in order to realize the dream of a safe and secured future as envisioned by the founding fathers of the country. He was addressing the country's biggest ever book fair organized by National Book Foundation in Islamabad today. The President pointed out that the world is currently faced with multiple challenges, including that of terrorism and extremism. He said these challenges can only be tackled after looking into their social, economic, political and historical factors. The President expressed the confidence that the book fair will prove to be a healthy activity in order to spread the message of hope, brotherhood and harmony across the country and beyond.

Host: Arshad Malik

Co-host: Cr. Shamsi

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (IR Expert):

This is very important initiative taken by the government and it was need of the time. Our youth and people from all walks of life will benefit from this initiative. It will increase book reading culture among the people. Through book reading, we can get rid of extremism and culture of impatience. The president has also talked about CPEC. It is also a corridor of cultural exchanges among people from various civilizations.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasad continues in full swing- Security forces arrest 33 suspects in Balochistan

Thirty-three suspects were arrested during search operations conducted  by FC and security agencies from different areas of Balochistan on Friday. According to ISPR, 30 suspects were arrested from Punjgur, while three from adjoining areas of Quetta.

Brig. Retd. Tipu Sultan (Defence Analyst):

Pakistan has been affected badly by terrorism. We have handled this menace better than all other South Asian and Middle Eastern countries. Our forces have cleared South Waziristan and North Waziristan very successfully. We should come up with politico-military solution of this problem of terrorism. The government in Pakistan is committed against terrorism but there is always room for improvement. Out internal security organizations and law enforcement agencies should coordinate to respond all challenges.

Sindh cabinet extends rangers' special powers

Sindh Cabinet reviews prevailing law and order situation in the province. Sindh cabinet has approved extension in Rangers' policing powers for the next ninety days. The approval was accorded at a meeting of the provincial cabinet with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair in Karachi on Saturday.

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