Prime Minister has proceeded to Kazakhstan to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit beginning today.


The Senate has been informed that Interior Ministry has taken notice of the activities of banned outfits on social media.       


The proceedings of Joint Investigation Team probing into Panama Papers case are underway in Islamabad.


In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops martyred two more youth in Kupwara District today.



Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has left for Astana, Kazakhastan to participate in the two-day Meeting of the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, beginning today.


Pakistan is all set to become full member of the SCO at the Summit.


The decision to give membership to Pakistan was taken at Ufa Summit in Russia in 2015. 


On the sidelines of the SCO Summit, the Prime Minister will hold a number of bilateral meetings with other participating leaders.


The Prime Minister is accompanied  by Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan.


Besides the SCO Summit, Kazakhstan is also hosting the International Expo 2017, in which more than 100 countries including Pakistan are participating. The Prime Minister will also attend the inaugural ceremony of the Expo.



The Senate was informed today that the Ministry of Interior has taken notice of the activities of banned outfits on the social media.   


Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Karim Ahmad Khawaja and others, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab told the House FIA has been tasked to carry out investigation into the matter.


He regretted that certain elements are trying to sow seed of hatred through social media. 


He said security agencies and NACTA are coordinating to to develop a mechanism to check the activities of the proscribed outfits.



Recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance Bill 2017-18 were presented before the House today.


The recommendations were presented by Chairman of the Standing Committee Saleem Mandviwala.



The National Assembly has resumed its session in Islamabad  with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair.



Joint Investigation Team probing into Panama Papers case has resumed its proceedings at the Judicial Academy in Islamabad.


Prime Minister`s son Hassan Nawaz will appear before the team for the second time.


Talking to media outside Judicial Academy in Islamabad today, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Affairs Asif Kirmani said the Prime Minister`s sons respect the Court orders.


He said Hassan and Hussain Nawaz are appearing before the JIT despite reservations.



Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif says PML-N government is working hard for prosperity of the people.


In a statement in Lahore today he said the opponents are afraid of rapid growth and development projects being carried out by the incumbent government. 


The Chief Minister said people have rejected  the elements who are leveling false allegations.                              



Sikh Yatrees from India will arrive Lahore today to participate in their religious festival “Jor Mela” 


The main function of Jor Mela will be held at Gurdwara Dera Sahab in Lahore on the16th of this month.


The Sikh Yatrees will also visit their religious places at Hasan Abdal and Nankana Sahab.



 In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district, today.


The troops killed the youth during a military operation in Nowgam area of the district.



In the United Kingdom,  polling for general election of  the House of Commons is underway.


Around forty-seven million people are using their right to vote  to elect  650-member lower house.


More than forty thousand polling stations have been established across the country.

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