PM chaired the meeting of National Security Committee - Matters pertaining to internal and external security of the country, situation on western border and along the Line of Control came under discussion
The participants expressed satisfaction on progress of operation Radd-ul-Fassad in the country.
The meeting expressed serious concern over aggravating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir and continued brutalities of Indian forces against innocent Kashmiri people. It was reiterated that Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to people of occupied Kashmir. The meeting also discussed security matters related to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects.
Analyst on Telephone:
Abdullah Gul (Defence Analyst)
After the arrival of Prime Minister from Saudi Arabia, this meeting was expected. The regional situation is changing dramatically. In the summit in Saudi Arabia, Iran was an ultimate target. Originally, this summit was meant against terrorism and those who support it. There is a long standing relationship between Pakistan and Iran. Afghanistan has suffered from a blast, which has killed many people and left many injured. Afghanistan is immensely unsettled and Taliban are going to make the future of this country as political force. Pakistan has always supported Afghanistan led and Afghanistan owned peace process.
Kabul explosion: Blast kills 80 near diplomatic area in Afghanistan and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky above the presidential palace and foreign embassies- Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack in Kabul
The explosion, one of the deadliest in Kabul and coming at the start of the holy month of Ramadan, occurred close to the fortified entrance to the German embassy on a road usually choked with traffic at that time of day, said Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police. A public health official said at least 80 people had been killed and more than 350 wounded. The victims appear mainly to have been Afghan civilians and there were no immediate reports of casualties among foreign embassy staff.
Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul on Wednesday morning
Foreign Office in a statement in Islamabad said that Pakistan being a victim of terrorism understands the pain and agony that such incidents inflict upon the people and society. Expressing sympathies with Afghan people, Pakistan said it firmly stands with Afghan brothers in this hour of grief and anguish. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa have strongly condemned the attacked in Kabul.
Analyst on Telephone:
Dr. Ghulam Mustafa (IR Expert)
In the current scenario and situation, responsibility lies on the shoulders of Afghanistan administration. The government in Kabul should ensure that acts of terrorism do not take place in its jurisdiction. Pakistan has strongly condemned the current incident in Kabul. Pakistan has made great effort for stability in Afghanistan with the help of China. After Obama administration, American policy towards Afghanistan has changed and it is no more supporting peace in the country. Afghanistan should have cooperative gesture towards Pakistan and Iran. Afghanistan leadership should understand that which country is creating problems for the region. There is a need of skillful diplomacy on the part of Pakistan. Afghanistan must be engaged on multiple fronts to make it politically mature. Afghanistan and India are creating problems on Western and Eastern border of Pakistan respectively.
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