April 26: The News report by Web Desk states that Pakistani and Indian forces, for the first time, will conduct drills together as both the countries have announced to participate in a multi-nation military exercise to be held in Russia’s Ural Mountains in August this year. The exercise, “Peace Mission 2018”, a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), will focus on counter-terrorism operations in which eight countries, including Pakistan, India, China, and Russia will participate.
Yeni Safak: Pakistani religious leaders to work for Afghan peace
October 5 – Yeni Safak states that Pakistan's key religious leaders have assured an Afghan government-sponsored peace council that they will do their part to help end Afghanistan’s decades-long conflict. "We assured the Afghan delegation that we are ready to play a role in bringing peace to Afghanistan," Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, told Anadolu Agency by phone Thursday.