Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Maldives on a three-day official visit. Formal welcoming ceremony in honor of Nawaz Sharif was held at Maldives President's office, where Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom greeted the prime minister.  A smartly turned out contingent of the armed forces of Maldives presented Guard of Honor to the prime minister.  Seven gun solutes were also boomed out to greet the prime minister of Pakistan. 

Analyst on Telephone:

Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Khan (IR Expert)

Maldives is important member of SAARC platform. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will discuss important issues of bilateral cooperation and regional security situation with the Maldivian leadership.  The Prime Minister will try to improve bilateral relations and urge Maldives to play its role in security of the region. Pakistan can offer its expertise to Maldives in agriculture, industry and tourism sectors.

"Support of global community to Pakistan in fight against terror is imperative and undue criticism would be a setback”

Pakistan’s successes and sacrifices in war against terrorism are unprecedented. Criticism by the US and Afghanistan on Pakistan for not doing enough is undue and unrealistic Pentagon blocks $50 million Coalition Support Fund to further pressurize Pakistan. According to Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry, $50 million withheld by the Pentagon from Pakistan were not assistance but a reimbursement of expenses incurred by Pakistan towards achieving common objectives in the fight against terrorism.

Analyst on Telephone:

Brig. Retd. Haris Nawaz (Defense Analyst)

Pakistan should tell the world that how much we have suffered in the fight against terrorism. Pakistan has rendered huge sacrifices in the fight against terrorism  Pakistan should launch diplomatic offensive and tell the world what we have done in counter-terrorism fight. Along with army and the government, the entire nation should play its role in fight against terrorism. Terrorism is a common enemy of all regional payers and all of us should be in-line with security forces. Pakistan should pursue its national interests at any cost.

Host: Zahra Sikandar 

Co-host: Hina and Waqas 

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