DATE: 15-09-2017                          


A bill has been introduced in the National Assembly to extend jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to FATA. 


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.


The third and final T-20 between Pakistan and World-XI will be played in Lahore on Friday evening.





A bill has been introduced in the National Assembly to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to tribal areas.


The bill was moved in the House on Friday by Law Minister Zahid Hamid.


The Federal Cabinet had cleared the bill for introduction in the Parliament during its meeting on Tuesday.                                



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 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 conservation.


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.



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 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.                           



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.                                 



Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif 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 a new era and his visit will make the relationship between the two countries more strong.



In Occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged the global country 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 the 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.



The third and final T-20 match of the Independence cup between the World-XI and Pakistan will be played at Lahore on Friday evening.


The match will start at 7 pm Pakistan Standard Time.


The three match series is levelled at 1-1.

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