JIT’s report to be challenged in Supreme Court and court of people- political stability is vital for attaining sustainable development and prosperity in the country.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says the JIT investigation report on Panama Papers case contains many gaps and flaws, which will soon be challenged in the Supreme Court.He was addressing a joint news conference along with Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Barrister Zafarullah Khan in Islamabad. Ishaq Dar said the PML-N legal team is reviewing the report, and the response will be submitted to the court with arguments and evidence.He said many documents included in the report do not contain any signatures.
Speaking on the occasion, Khawaja Saad Rafique said the allegations leveled in the JIT report will be replied in Supreme Court.He said JIT did not ask any question about the documents submitted to the court.He said the JIT acted partially, and its report is based on ill-intentions.He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif does not own any offshore company.
The Minister termed the JIT report part of a conspiracy against the government.He said PTI Chief whose party received foreign funding is playing the key role in the conspiracy.
Barrister Zafarulla Khan said the JIT report is being presented as a decision.
He said there is a difference between a court decision and an investigation report.
Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says political stability is vital for attaining sustainable development and prosperity in the country
Talking to media persons in Islamabad , PML-N Leader Daniyal Aziz said we know well that what is happening and ready to confront it.He said that PTI itself is involved in corruption then why it is chanting slogan of accountability.PML-N leaders say their party has always respected the state institutions and courts.Expressing his views, PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry said that PML-N will not allow anyone to fan clash among the state institutions.

 Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal says establishment of economic zones under CPEC carries much significance for the development of the country.

 He said this during a meeting with a high-level Chinese delegation in Islamabad.The meeting reviewed  progress of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and preparations for 7th Joint Cooperation Committee.Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is helping in improving infrastructure, and overcome power outages in the country.The Minister for Planning said one belt one road initiative will bring closer the Asian, European and African countries.He said development of Gwadar is priority of the government and its master plan will be completed soon.The Chinese delegates said every possible effort will be made to ensure timely completion of CPEC projects.

Chief of Malaysian Army General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim called on  Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi 

They discussed matters of mutual interest including defence, training and security cooperation between both the countries and overall regional security situation.Later, the delegation was given detailed briefing on operational and training activities of Pakistan Army.General Dato’ Sri Zulkiple Bin Haji Kassim acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for elimination of terrorism.The Chief of Malaysian Army laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army also presented the guard of honour to the visiting dignitary.The Malaysian Army Chief also called on Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Naval Chief Admiral Zakaullah in Islamabad.They discussed issues of mutual interest and professional matters.

OIC  condemned state terrorism in the occupied Kashmir and called upon India to implement the UN Security Council resolutions to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

This condemnation came during 44th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in Cote d'Ivoire.The Council also called upon the United Nations and the International Community to play their due role in stopping the continuing bloodshed in the Indian occupied Kashmir.The resolution, adopted unanimously by the 56 member Council, noted that Jammu and Kashmir remains the core dispute between India and Pakistan, and its early resolution is imperative for bringing peace to South Asia.The Council expressed its support to the widespread indigenous movement of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir for their promised right to self-determination and observed that the just struggle of Kashmiris cannot be equated with terrorism.

The United States test fired its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii and Alaska

 In a statement, the US Missile Defense Agency said the successful demonstration of THAAD missile bolsters the country's defensive capability against emerging missile threats for North Korea and other countries around the globe.

The first round of a comprehensive economic dialogue between China and the United States will be held on 19th of this month in Washington.

A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang in a press briefing in Beijing today said that the consensus to hold comprehensive talks was reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and  US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.During the upcoming dialogue, the two sides will exchange views on various economic and trade issues of common concern.

In Turkey, at least fifty-two people associated with different technical organizations have been arrested as part of a probe into the information technology network of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization.

According to police, the detained suspects were among the one hundred and five people against whom the arrest warrants had been issued by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's office.

Amnesty International says the US-led military coalition in Iraq has violated international humanitarian law that may amount to war crimes in the battle for Mosul.

The Amnesty International in a report said today that Islamic State militant group also flagrantly violated the law by deliberately putting civilians in harm's way to shield their fighters and impede the advance of Iraqi and coalition forces.

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