Connectivity for Regional Prosperity- ECO officials continue deliberations today to finalize agenda of 13th Summit

Senior officials of Economic Cooperation Organization member countries will continue their deliberations on the second day today to give final shape to agenda of the 13th summit of the organization being held in Islamabad on Wednesday.  Addressing the meeting, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said Pakistan wants a world class infrastructure for speedy movement of goods and people in ECO region. He said China Pakistan Economic Corridor project is a major initiative which will benefit the entire region.

Analyst live on Phone: 

Isfanyar Bhandara (Leader, PML-N):

It is none other than India who is isolated now. Instead of spreading negativity, India should join our vision to increase economic connectivity . New Delhi should support our efforts to bring economic prosperity in the region. China is set to become world’s largest economy and Pakistan will reap its dividends as well. All regional countries should join us and increase trade with China. Any country joining CPEC will increase prospects for all member countries.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad-126 suspects arrested from various parts of country under

At least 126 suspects have been arrested across the country in latest search operations under Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. Nineteen suspects have been arrested in Hafizabad and twelve in Kabir-wala. In Khushab, police have arrested fifteen suspects during a search operation in Behl area. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, forty five suspects were arrested during a search operation in Hangu and thirty five including five Afghan nationals from Umerzai area of Charsadda today.

Analyst live on Phone: 

Dr. Talat Wizarat (Expert on World Affairs):

No operation is successful without public support. It is appreciable to this support is sought for operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. The intelligence for this operation needs to be efficient and accurate. It should not affect innocent people. The entire Pakistan needs to be united for success of this operation. It should not be against any ethnic community. The common people should inform concerned authorities about suspects around them. This is very important operation for the future of our country.

Host:        Ali Naseer 

Co-Host: Ahsan Bashir


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