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Pakistan will continue to target all terrorist organizations: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan will continue to target all terrorist organizations irrespective of their agenda and affiliation. He was talking to six-member Chinese delegation headed by Vice Minister of the International Department of the Committee of the Communist Party of China Chen Fengxiang in Islamabad on Saturday. He said Operation Zarb-e-Azb has produced very positive results and many terrorists have been killed or captured. The Prime Minister said postponement of President Xi Jinping's visit to Pakistan in September was unfortunate and the people of Pakistan are eagerly looking forward to welcoming the President soon. He appreciated that Communist Party of China has led the country to astonishing economic transformation, which has lifted four hundred million people out of poverty within a period of thirty years catapulting China into the ranks of the world's major powers. He said this is an example for all developing countries. The Prime Minister said Pakistan wants more institutional exchanges between the parliamentarians of the two countries to promote mutual understanding and learning.


Secretary General OIC Iyad Ameen Madani visited Peshawar to condole with the bereaved families of the martyrs of Peshawar school attack.

He also visited combined military hospital Peshawar to inquire about the health of the injured. He met with the children and appreciated their courage and strength against terrorism. Iyad Ameen strongly condemned the school attack and termed it a crime against humanity. He expressed solidarity with Pakistan and said all nations are united against terrorism. Talking to PTV in Peshawar the OIC Secretary Genral condemned the barbaric act and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families, The OIC general secretary termed the killing of innocent children as crime against humanity and against teachings of all religions.


Pakistan hands over evidence of Peshawar attack to Afghan authorities, both countries agree to take joint action against terrorists.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said Pakistan has handed over the evidence of Peshawar arrack to Afghan authorities and the two countries have agreed to carry out coordinated actions against terrorists in their respective areas. Speaking at a debate on development, democracy and peace in Islamabad, Sartaj Aziz said the two countries have also agreed not to let anyone use their soil against each other. The adviser said Pak-Afghan officials will meet within two weeks to discuss measures for effective border control. Later talking to media Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan is the country worst affected by terrorism in the world. To a question, Sartaj Aziz said serious efforts are required to resume the stalled Pakistan-India dialogue. He urged both the countries to avoid blame game and take coordinated steps to counter the menace of terrorism. He emphasized that both the countries should hold negotiations on the exchange of prisoners and issues pertaining to visa policy. Sartaj Aziz also made it clear that Zaki Ur Rehman Lakhvi has not been put under house arrest on Indian pressure but due to under-hearing case in the court. He also stated that the national security council would soon be summoned.


Five terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in Matani area in the suburbs of Peshawar.

Two personnel of security forces were also injured in the clash. Bodies of the slain terrorists were shown to media. According to officials the militants included two important commanders Mustafa and Hidayat alias Saleem. Sources say Mustafa is the brother of Umar alias Naray, who took part in Peshawar school attack. Identity of the other three terrorists could not be confirmed. Meanwhile, in Charsadda two terrorists were killed during a search operation in the precincts of police station Saroki. Two security personnel were also martyred and two injured during exchange of fire with the terrorists.


A US drone strike has killed at least five alleged militants in North Waziristan near the Afghan border.

According to sources, the drone targeted the accomplices of local militant commander hafiz Gul Bahadar in Lwarra Mandi area.


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