'My conscience is clear': Nawaz Sharif addresses party workers after disqualification
The meeting is discussing the situation arising out of the Supreme Court verdict in Panama Papers case. Addressing the meeting,Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said PML-N is stronger than before. Former Prime Minister that his disqualification was not due to any kind of corruption in the public money. He was speaking at the PML-N parliamentary party meeting at Punjab House in Islamabad. He said that he was disqualified for not receiving the salary from his son. He said the salary that was not received from his son was not declared in his assets. He said that PML-N will continue to work for the progress of the country.
Jan Muhammad Achakzai (PML-N Leader):
The decision given by the court is not based on allegations and prayers made by the petitioners. Nawaz Sharif is still our leader. He is the 15th Prime Minister, who has not completed his term in the office. The democracy should continue but the mandate of the people should not be decided by non-elected people of the country.
Security forces clear 110 square kilometers area in Rajgal valley
In Khyber Agency, Operation Khyber-4 is continuing and security forces are now searching cleared areas of Wucha Wana, Bagh, Ziarat Sereh and Pak Darra.
According to ISPR, the security forces have cleared 110 square kilometers area in Rajgal valley. A number of terrorist hideouts were also dismantled and improvised explosive devices neutralized. Meanwhile, Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad against the terrorists is also in progress successfully across the country.
Pakistan Rangers along with Counter Terrorism Department and Punjab Police arrested 42 suspects during operations against terrorists and their facilitators in Punjab. The apprehended individuals are suspected of providing harboring places to the terrorists in the suburbs of Lahore and Islamabad.
Brigadier, retired, Said Nazir (Defence Analyst)
"Counter-terrorism operations are parts of ongoing fight against terrorism. The groups like ISIS are using Afghanistan soil to destabilize Pakistan. Afghanistan government and forces are not cooperating with Pakistan in fight against terrorism. The regional forces and intelligence agencies are supporting them to destabilize Pakistan.
Live broadcast of Nawaz Sharif's address to PML-N's consultative meeting
Host: Zahra Sikandar