Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif emphasizes the need for strengthening defence cooperation with the Russian Federation.He expressed this desire during meeting with his Russian counter in Moscow.The Minister expressed the hope that this visit would further strengthen the enhancing defence relations between the two countries.Russia is an important country and Pakistan regards its growing power as a positive development for strategic stability in multi polar world.Federal Minister stated that there is a need to encourage and enhance Russian Navy participation in joint exercises with Pakistan Navy.

Former Spokesperson TTP and Kulbhushan’s confessional statements- “India stands fully exposed as a state sponsoring and perpetrating terrorism in Pakistan”: FO

At his weekly news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya says the revelations made by former spokesperson of TTP Ehsansullah Ehsan and the confessional statement of Kulbhushan Yadav are irrefutable proofs against India.India is not only sending spies inside Pakistan to perpetrate terrorism but also using the Afghan soil to destabilize the country.
The killing of about 13 Indian RAW agents in the mother of all bombs attack in Afghanistan has once again vindicated our claim.Ehsanullah Ehsan in his revelations has mentioned that Jamaat-ul Ahrar is working on Indian agenda to destabilize Pakistan.

Pakistan says it would never allow its soil to be used against Afghanistan. 

This assurance was given to Afghan authorities by a high-level Pakistan Army delegation headed by Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar during a visit to Afghanistan.
The delegation conveyed the Afghan authorities that Pakistan Army has control in all areas and is determined to defeat terrorism being a common threat.  
The delegation is visiting Afghanistan on the directions of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.The Pakistani side met Afghanistan's Acting Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahramee and Afghan Army Chief General Mohammad Sharif Yaftali. The delegation conveyed condolences on behalf of Qamar Javed Bajwa on loss of innocent lives in Mazar e Sharif terrorist attack and expressed solidarity with Afghan forces and people.   

Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region:Mamnoon Hussain

Talking to Italian Army Chief General Danilo Errico in Islamabad, the President says Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region and will welcome positive role of international community in this regard.Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices to curb the menace of extremism.Pakistan attaches great importance to its cooperation with Italy in all spheres including defence.

US hands over Bomb Protection Suits, Medical Equipment to Pakistani Law Enforcement agencies

US Embassy has officially handed over Bomb Protection Suits, Medical Equipment to Pakistani Law Enforcement agencies.High-ranking Pakistani police and emergency response officials received state of the art bomb protection suits, bomb disposals kits and emergency medical supplies in a ceremony at Police Lines Headquarter in Islamabad .The donations were provided under State Department's Anti-Terrorism Assistance program.The ATA has been partnering with Pakistani law enforcement agencies at provincial and federal level since 2003.The equipment received under ATA will be used by the provincial police forces of Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.In addition, Rescue 1122 received medical equipment, including "jaws of life" and first responders' medical kits to be used during natural disasters and other emergencies. 

Russian Navy reconnaissance ship sinks after collision in Black Sea

A Russian warship has sunk off the Turkish coast after collision with a cargo ship.According to the Turkish Coastal Authority, all the members of crew have been rescued.Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, to express his sadness over the collision.

Syria Confirms Israeli Strike Hit Arms Depot in Damascus

Syrian government has said that Israel has attacked a military installation near the Damascus International Airport.State-run SANA news agency reports that Israel fired several missiles from inside the occupied Golan Heights south of the capital at a military installation near airport, triggering several explosions and causing damages.Meanwhile Israel's intelligence minister Yisrael Katz said, the big explosion near Damascus airport is in line with Israeli policy.

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