DATE: 15-09-2017                     


Prime Minister has directed for constitution of a committee to analyze impact of Export Package.


Supreme Court has dismissed all review petitions against its verdict in Panama Papers case.


UNICEF has appealed for 7.3 million dollars to provide emergency support to Rohingya Children.





Economic Coordination Committee has noted that 180 billion rupees export package has contributed significantly towards putting country's exports into growth trajectory. 


The ECC meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad reviewed the impact of Prime Minister's Export Package towards boosting country's exports. 


It also considered various proposals for expanding the scope of Export Package and to include other sectors into its folds.


The Prime Minister directed to constitute a committee comprising representatives of Finance, Commerce division and FBR to undertake a detailed analysis of the impact of Package and also propose changes in scope and coverage of Export Package.


The ECC also approved grant of extension in processing period of export of wheat and wheat products from 31st August 2017 to 30th October 2017.


The ECC noted the availability of 2.788 million metric tons of sugar in the country and authorized Commerce Ministry to allow export of 0.5 MMT to sugar mills.



The Supreme Court has dismissed all review petitions against its verdict in Panama Papers case.


The five member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa delivered its short judgement after completion of the hearing on Friday.


The bench dismissed review petitions for reasons to be recorded later.


The review petitions were filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and Ishaq Dar to seek review of the Court's decision of 28th of July this year.


The court had disqualified the former Prime Minister as Member of the National Assembly.                             



The Senate was informed on Friday that the government is making all out efforts to promote sports to involve more youth in the country.  


Responding to a question, during Question Hour, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said inter-university level sports competitions are being encouraged.


To another question, the Minister said the entire Pakistan has been divided in 16 regions to promote domestic cricket in the country.


Riaz Hussain Pirzada said regional cricket associations are responsible to promote, develop, regulate and maintain general control of cricket in their respective regions.                          



The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the government has taken a number of steps to achieve the objectives for Climate Change during the last five years.


Responding to a question during the Question Hour, Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat, Raja Muhammad Javed Ikhlas informed the House that the government has ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in November last year.


He said under the Prime Minister's Green Pakistan Programme 3.65 billion rupees have been allocated for revival of forestry resources and conservation of biodiversity.


He said more than one billion rupees have also been allocated for wildlife conservations.


He said the National Forest Policy has also been approved by the Council of Common Interests.


The House has been adjourned to meet again on Monday at 03:00 pm.                               



Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said there is need for unity in the ranks of Ummah for resolution of the challenges being confronted by the Muslim world.


Talking to Saudi Ambassador Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki in Islamabad on Friday, he said Pakistan wants to further strengthen its relations with Saudi Arabia.


On the occasion, the Saudi Ambassador said the world cannot forget Pakistan's role and contribution in the war against terror.                                



Minister for Defence Productions Rana Tanveer Hussain, who is in London UK to attend Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition, visited different stalls of the expo.  


He was briefed about products of different companies and countries.           



Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has left for Turkey from Lahore on Friday morning on a two day visit.


During the visit, he will meet Turkish leadership and exchange views on different matters of mutual interest and international issues.


Shahbaz Sharif said Pakistan and Turkey have entered into the new era and his visit will make the relationship between the two countries more strong.



The session of Punjab Assembly began in Lahore on Friday morning.


Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan is chairing the session.



The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has acquired two hundred and fifty seven acres of land for the establishment of a special economic zone at Jalozai in district Nowshera.


A spokesman of provincial government told our Peshawar correspondent that the zone will be constructed under China Pakistan Economic Corridor.


The task of designing a master plan for the zone has been given to NESPAK.


Industrial plots in the zone will be offered to investors soon.                                                                                                                                



In Occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the nation of the world to impress upon India to stop the use of lethal weapons against the people of Kashmir.


The forum said indiscriminate and inhuman use of pellet guns against the people of occupied Kashmir should serve as an eye-opener to all champions of human rights in India and world over and should shake the conscience of nations across the globe.


The meeting also strongly denounced the frequent cordon and search operations conducted by Indian forces in the Valley especially in South Kashmir villages, turning the villages into a garrison.


Meanwhile, Senior Hurriyet leaders, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, met the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, outside his residence in Srinagar after Indian police disallowed them to enter the house.                                



United Nations Children's Emergency Fund is undertaking a massive emergency operation for the Rohingyas Muslims.


Head of UNICEF in Bangladesh, Edouard Beigbeder has said there is acute shortage of humanitarian supplies.


UN agency said it has been dispatching trucks filled with emergency water, sanitation and hygiene supplies to Cox's Bazar, situated near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.


UNICEF has also appealed for 7.3 million dollar to provide emergency support to Rohingya children over the next four months.

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