DATE: 10-07-2017                    


Joint Investigation Team has submitted its final report on Panama papers case in Supreme Court.


District Police Officer Qilla Abdullah was martyred in a bomb attack in Chaman on Monday.


The federal government has launched six-month technical training programme for tribal youth.


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


Seventh round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Syrian government and opposition have begun in Geneva.  





The Joint Investigation Team formed by the Supreme Court to probe matters relating to Panama Papers, submitted its final report on Monday before a three-member bench of the apex court.


The implementation bench, constituted as a consequence of a judgment of the larger bench, is headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal. Other members of the bench include Justice Ejaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh.


The six-member investigation team, led by Deputy Director General FIA Wajid Zia, was given sixty days to complete the task. 


The team held numerous sessions at Federal Judicial Academy in Islamabad during which Hussain Nawaz, elder son of the Prime Minister, appeared before it for six times; Prime Minister's younger son Hassan Nawaz three times and his daughter Maryam Nawaz once.


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif himself appeared before the JIT on 15th of last month and Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif appeared on the 17th.


Among others who appeared before the Commission to record their statements and respond to queries included Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry and son-in-law of the Prime Minister retired Captain Muhammad Safdar.


Apart from its final report, the JIT also submitted before the implementation bench of the Supreme Court fortnightly reports.


At the outset of the hearing, the implementation bench disposed of a petition filed by Hussain Nawaz regarding leak of his picture during appearance before the JIT.


The bench observed that it empowers the Federal Government to make public name of the person responsible for photo leak and for Commission, if needed.


The bench said it cannot constitute a Commission on the issue.


The bench also ordered registration of FIR against Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan.


Later, the bench adjourned the hearing till Monday next.



Election Commission of Pakistan has adjourned the hearing of Party funding case against PTI till 16th of next month.


Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan in his remarks said Commission will give its verdict after hearing arguments of the petitioner.


Later talking to media, PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz said PTI Chief failed to give his money trail.


In another case, about contempt of court against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the Election Commission adjourned the hearing till 19th of this month.


Advocate Babar Awan appeared before the Election Commission on behalf of Imran Khan.                            



District Police Officer Qilla Abdullah Sajid Mehmand was martyred in a bomb attack in Chaman on Monday.


According to Police, over twelve persons, including police personnel, were also injured in the blast. The blast took place close to the vehicle of DPO Chaman.


Injured have been shifted to Civil Hospital Chaman for medical treatment.


Law enforcement agencies personnel cordoned off the area soon after the explosion.



Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan have strongly condemned the attack.  


They expressed deep grief and sorrow over martyrdom of the police officer in the attack and prayed for early recovery of those injured.


The Prime Minister directed for best possible medical treatment for those injured in the attack.



President Mamnoon Hussain has urged students to work hard and play proactive role for development of the country.


Talking to a delegation of students of a Karachi school in Islamabad on Monday, he said no nation can make progress without paying attention to research.


He emphasized that youngsters should pursue research in different fields to cope with modern day challenges.               



The federal government has launched a six month technical training programme for tribal youth.


A spokesman of FATA Development Authority told our Peshawar correspondent that youth will be trained in Quantity Surveyor,  Civil Land and Draftsman,  Basic Computer course, AutoCad, Solar Panel and UPS Installation and Repairing.


Besides training, they will also be provided free boarding, lodging and monthly stipends.


Interested candidates have been asked to submit their applications in the office of agency coordination officer of their respective agency till the 19th of this month.                 



A three-day anti-polio campaign began in twelve districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two agencies of FATA on Monday morning.


A spokesman of Provincial Health Department told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the districts where children are being administered anti polio vaccine include Peshawar, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Batagram, Kohistan, Torghar, Shangla, Swat, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and Chitral. Similarly, anti polio drive was also launched in two tribal agencies of FATA including Khyber and South Waziristan.  


More than three point two million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.


Special measures have been adopted for security of the polio teams.


Meanwhile, a six-day special anti-polio campaign in nine union councils of Khairpur district has also been started.   


a five-day anti-polio campaign also began in  Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer and villages  of Shingo, Gultri and Minimarg on Monday.



Veteran literary scholar and poet Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi’s 11th death anniversary is being marked across the country on Monday.


Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi wrote more than fifty books covering a wide range of subjects in both Urdu and English languages.


He was awarded Presidential Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his exemplary services in literature and journalism.



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


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


On the other hand, several people, including two women, were injured after Indian forces’ personnel fired teargas shells on protesters in Pantha Chhoke area of Srinagar.


Meanwhile, Chairman All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Ali Gilani has expressed serious concern over the growing tension between Pakistan and India along the Line of Control.


In a statement in Srinagar, he said the unresolved Kashmir dispute has been a permanent threat to peace in South Asia.                     



The seventh round of UN-sponsored peace talks between Syrian government and opposition began in Geneva on Monday.


The talks will focus new constitution, governance, elections and combating terrorism.


Meanwhile, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that calm is prevailing in southern Syria after ceasefire brokered by the United States, Russia and Jordan.



Radio Pakistan in its national hook-up at 1530 hours on Monday will broadcast a special programme in connection with the death anniversary of "Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi".

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