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HEADLINES

NOVEMBER 07, 2016      

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Supreme Court has directed the concerned parties to Panama Papers Case to place all documents on record for next hearing.

Planning Minister says Western Route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project will be completed by 2018.

UNHCR has suspended repatriation of Afghan refugees due to winter season.

In Occupied Kashmir, Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism killed one more youth in Shopian.

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CJ:

The children of Prime Minister submitted their replies before Supreme Court today in the case of Panama Papers.

Submitting replies on their behalf, Counsel Salman Butt said Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz are not public office holders.     

Presenting the reply of Maryam Nawaz, the counsel said that her client is not dependant of the prime minister.

Denying the allegations levelled in the petitions as contrary to facts and figures, Maryam Nawaz said she is not the beneficiary owner of Nielsen and Nescom companies but only the trustee.    

Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz also rejected the allegations levelled in the petitions. They said they are not dependant of  the prime minister and that they are non- resident Pakistanis and conducting business outside the country over the last many years.     

The apex court directed all the parties to place on record all the documents on the next hearing on 15th of this month in support of their case as no other opportunity will be  given in this regard.

 

MARYAM:

Minister of State for Information Maryam Aurangzeb has expressed the confidence that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will get clean chit in Panama Papers case.

Talking to newsmen outside Supreme Court in Islamabad today, she said the prime Minister does not own any off shore company but he presented himself for accountability.

Maryam Aurangzeb urged media to cover proceedings of the Supreme Court and avoid speculations.

LEAD AHSAN:

Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal has said that Western Route of China-Pakistan Economic will be completed by 2018.

He was talking to newsmen after inauguration of a conference in Lahore this afternoon.

He said that the Gawadar-Quetta Road will be completed by next month, ahead of its scheduled time.

Ahsan Iqbal said work on Dera Ismail Khan-Quetta Road has also been initiated while the Dera Ismail Khan-Burhan Road will be competed by year 2018.

He said that C-PEC will bring prosperity to the backward and far off areas of country. He said that special attention has been given to Sindh and Balochistan in CPEC projects as the raw coal for the coal-run projects can easily be provided to plants in these two provinces.

He said that he had provided CPEC related documents to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at the All Parties Conference and is ready to visit Peshawar again to clear any point in that regard.

 

COAS:

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Exercise Area around Kharian and Gujranwala today and witnessed troops engaged in the ongoing Army Field Exercise.

The Army Chief was briefed in detail about objectives and conduct of the Exercise from newly inducted hi-tech net enabled virtual war room.

He also witnessed field military exercises at night. 

 

PAF:

Passing out parade of the cadets of the Pakistan Air Force was held at Risalpur this morning.

Saudi Air Chief Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Otaibi was chief guest of the event.

Cadets from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were also among the passed out cadets. 

Addressing the graduation ceremony, the chief guest said Saudi Arabia and Pakistan enjoy cordial and strong brotherly relations in all sectors, including defence cooperation.

 

REFUGEES:

UNHCR has temporarily suspended the repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan due to winter season.

UNHCR officials told our Peshawar correspondent that repatriation of Afghan refugees will be re-launched from 1st March 2017.

 

KASHMIR:

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops and Special Task Force personnel raided the house of  Chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja in Pampore.

They ransacked the house goods and violently harassed the family of the leader.

Meanwhile, Indian forces in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred a Kashmiri youth in a siege and search operation in Shopian district of south Kashmir today.

 

SYRIA:

In Syria, US-backed alliance  has launched operation "Euphrates Anger" against Islamic State militants to retake the northern city of Raqqa.

The operation is aimed to isolate and surround Raqqa before any move to seize it.


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