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Once Again Turkey is Under Attack- PM Strongly Condemns Terror Attack

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. He has asked for "global co-operation" in tackling terrorism. Recent bombings have been linked to either IS or Kurdish separatists. 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 .Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned suicide blasts at Ataturk Airport Istanbul in which several innocent people have lost their lives. In a message, he extended heartfelt condolences to the Turkish government and people on the loss of precious 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.

Analysts

Ali Sarwar Naqvi (Former Ambassador)

“Turkey was a peaceful place but wave of terror has gripped the country now. Kurdish separatists are responsible for growing terrorism in the country. Pakistan is also a victim of this menace. Our government is ready to extend helping hand to fight this scourge. All countries should work together to eliminate terrorism as collective efforts are only option to get rid of growing wave of terrorism across the globe. Counter strategy should be devised in this regard with the consensus of all stakeholders. 

Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi (Security Analyst)

“Modi’s statement is nothing but a lame excuse to avoid dialogue with Pakistan. Both countries should come on dialogue table for the resolution of long standing disputes. Indian extremist elements are anti-Pakistan and don’t want to normalize ties with its immediate neighbor. Congress due to its political weakness did not carry forward dialogue in 2009. At the moment, there is no hope of meaningful dialogue with India. Despite the rigidity of India, Pakistan still wants to take dialogue process further and desires to hold purposeful talk with India.” 


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