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At least thirty-six people have been killed at at Istanbul airport, Pakistan strongly condemns the terror attack

In Turkey, at least thirty-six people have been killed and more than hundred injured in suicide bomb attacks and gunfire at Istanbul airport. According to Governor of Istanbul Vasip Sahin, three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance of Ataturk international airport. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the attack during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan "shows that terrorism strikes with no regard to faith and values". Erdogan said Turkey has the power, determination and capacity to continue the fight against terrorism until the end."The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport is one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turke. It is the Fourth incident of suicide bombing in Turkey this year. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned suicide blasts at Ataturk Airport Istanbul in which several innocent people have lost their lives.

Pakistan not shying away from dialogue and have a comprehensive and composite dialogue with India- Sartaj Aziz

Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan is not shying away from dialogue with India and Indian Prime Minister's logic in this regard is beyond perception. Commenting on recent statement of Indian Prime Minister, he said it is actually India which is shying away as it knows that it has to discuss Kashmir and other issues on the dialogue table. We have a format of comprehensive and composite dialogue with India that includes issues like people to people contact, visa and fishermen issue, trade and economic cooperation, Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek.Indian Army has stakes in Siachen and when last time both the governments reached an agreement, the Indian Army rejected it.

 

Afghan refugees will be repatriated with dignity and honor. : Fatemi

Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi has said check posts on Pak-Afghan border are part of the border management. Afghan refugees will be repatriated with dignity and honor. Some forces do not want cordial relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Gwadar and Chabahar ports are not rivals ports. Pakistan always extended a hand of friendship to India.


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