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Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan says media has the most crucial role to play in disseminating the credible information keeping in view the national interest.Incidents of terrorism have significantly declined due to effective security measures taken by the government during last three years.Referring to terrorist incident in Sehwan Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said maintenance of law and order in Sindh was the sole responsibility of the provincial government for which Federal Government should not be maligned.He urged media to focus on promoting national cohesion and courage among the people. Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said it is very important for the media to black list the terrorist organizations and do not air any content glorifying militancy.Since the adoption of National Action Plan to this day, the Government has focused on sharing and discussion with all stake holders including the media.

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Foreign Office confirms participation of all members countries in the ECO summit to be held in Islamabad on the 1st of next month

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says all the member countries have confirmed their participation in the Economic Cooperation Organization summit to be held in Islamabad on the 1st of next month.Briefing newsmen in Islamabad today, he said the representatives of Organization of Islamic Cooperation will attend the summit as observers.Theme of the 13th ECO summit is 'Regional Prosperity and Economic Cooperation' with the aim to promote regional connectivity, road infrastructure, transportation, cyber linkage, production and trade.This year's summit is highly important as it will also discuss ways to link China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with other regional corridors.Senior officials of the member countries will hold meetings before the summit.Earlier, Pakistan hosted the ECO summit in 1995.

China extend its support for military Operation Raddul Fasaad launched to eliminate the threat of terrorism and extremism across the country besides ensuring security of borders

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press briefing that “China understands and supports necessary measures taken by Pakistan to consolidate its position in counterterrorism operations, maintain domestic security and stability and safety of its people,”In recent years, Pakistan rigorously made efforts and progressed in fighting terrorism.Mr Geng expressed his condolences over the loss of innocent lives in the recent terror wave.Referring to the military operation, he said: “We believe with joint efforts of the government, army and people, Pakistan will surely claim victory in its fight against terrorism.”The Pakistan Army on Feb 22 launched Operation Raddul Fasaad following a wave of terrorism that hit the four provinces, leaving over 100 dead and hundreds of others wounded.

India approves $2.5bn missile deal with Israel-A threat to regional stability

India on Friday approved a $2.5 billion deal with Israel to develop medium range surface-to-air missiles for the Indian army, The Hindu reported.The deal to build the missiles, reported to have a range of 50-70 kilometres, was approved during a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the daily reported.Five regiments, which consist of 40 units and 200 missiles, are to be developed under the deal.The missile system will be developed jointly by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and Israel Aircraft Industries and manufactured in India.

Militant commander killed, 6 suspects arrested in Turbat

Security forces have killed a commander of alleged militant group and arrested six suspects in search operation in Blangoor area of Turbat district. A security forces spokesman said the security forces personnel carried out the operation on a tip off.Suspects opened fire at the security forces and in retaliatory fire an alleged militant commander namely Mullah Rafiq alias Duda was killed and six other were apprehended.

Mexico warns US over border wall funding

Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said the government could place tariffs on selected goods from US states reliant on exports to Mexico.Earlier, US President Donald Trump vowed to start building the wall "soon, way ahead of schedule".The US government says it will start accepting design proposals next month.The US Customs and Border Protection Agency says it will ask companies to submit proposals "for the design and build of several prototype wall structures" on or around 6 March.

White House bans certain news media from briefing

The White House has barred several major broadcasters and newspapers from attending an informal press briefing including BBC, CNN, the New York Times and others were excluded.It came hours after President Donald Trump delivered another attack on the media in a speech, saying that "fake news" was the "enemy of the people".He has previously singled out CNN and the New York Times for criticism.Recent reports claiming his campaign aides had contact with Russian intelligence officials have particularly irked the president.Shortly after Mr Trump's speech on Friday, a number of selected media organisations were invited into Mr Spicer's office for an informal briefing, or "gaggle".

Russia vows to veto sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons

Russia has vowed to veto a proposed UN resolution that suggests sanctions on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in the six years war.This was stated by Russian Deputy Ambassador to the UN Vladimir Safronkov while talking to newsmen after a closed-door meeting of the Security Council.He rejected the measure as "one-sided," and based on "insufficient proof".The resolution has been drafted by the United States, France and Britain that will be tabled for vote in the Security Council next week.

Editorial

1-A note to the White House and FBI: Politics and justice should not mix (Washington post)

2-The Islamophobic Huckster in the White House ( New York Times)


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