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Prime Minister has reiterated Pakistan's support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.  

 

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.

 

Corps Commander Rawalpindi says troops along LoC will give befitting response to Indian shelling on innocent citizens.

 

Four people were killed in a US drone attack in Kurram Agency along the Pak-Afghan border this afternoon.

 

Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to jointly police a fourth safe zone in Syria's Idlib province to ease the conflict.

 

The third and final T-20 between Pakistan and World-XI begins in Lahore this evening.

 

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PM-AMBASSADORS

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has emphasized the importance of engagement between Pakistan and the United States to pursue common objectives and issues of mutual interest.

 

He was talking to US Ambassador David Hale in Islamabad today.

 

It was agreed that the decades long relations between Pakistan and the US should be further strengthened through multifaceted engagement. 

 

Meanwhile, in his meeting with the Afghan Ambassador Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, the Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s commitment for peace and stability in the region and particularly in Afghanistan.

 

He reiterated Pakistan’s support for Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

 

Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal conveyed the commitment of Afghan government to work for furthering bilateral relations between the two countries that have significant historical, cultural, economic and political linkages.

                 

 

PM-ZUBAIR

Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad today.

 

He briefed the Prime Minister regarding various ongoing and new development projects of the federal government in Sindh particularly in Karachi.

 

The governor also apprised him about the positive feedback received from the private sector and the business community about the investment friendly policies of the government and improved law and order situation.

 

                  

 

PAK-UZBEKISTAN

National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua says Pakistan attaches great importance to cordial and cooperative relations with Uzbekistan.

 

He was talking to Uzbek Ambassador Furqat Sidiqov in Islamabad today. 

 

The Advisor said both countries have immense potential to expand the spectrum of bilateral relations. He also appreciated the approach of Uzbek Government towards different regional issues.

 

The Ambassador extended an invitation to Nasser Khan Janjua for participation in the forthcoming international high-level conference on Security and Sustainable Development to be held in Uzbekistan in November this year.

 

                   

 

NA-BILL

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 today by Law Minister Zahid Hamid.

 

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

 

            

 

NA

The National Assembly was informed today 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.

 

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

 

          

 

SC

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 judgment after completion of the hearing today.

    

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.

 

 

 

COMMANDER

Corps Commander Rawalpindi, Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza, today visited sectors along Line of Control where Indian troops targeted innocent civilians yesterday.

 

He said that troops along LoC shall continue to give befitting response to Indian brutality against innocent citizens.

 

 

 

 

DRONE

Four people were killed in a US drone attack in Kurram Agency along the Pak-Afghan border this afternoon.

 

According to Political Administration of Kurram Agency, the drone targeted a house in Khormanak village of the Agency.

 

                      

 

DAY-DEMOCRACY

International Democracy Day is being observed today.    

 

In his message on the day, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that continuity of democracy is essential for peace and stability in the country.  

 

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, in his message, said democracy is strengthening in Pakistan and

parliament is actively working for welfare of the people.

 

Making a statement on the day Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani urged the government to learn from the mistakes of past and strengthen parliament to reinforce democracy in the country.

 

He said all the institutions should work within its constitutional limits.

 

          

 

MASOOD

AJK President Masood Khan says India has intensified its malicious efforts to change demographic composition of Occupied Kashmir.

    

Speaking at the Central Press Club in Muzaffarabad today, he said despite India's escalating aggression in the held valley, Kashmiris are determined to frustrate New Delhi designs in order to attain their basic right of self- determination.

    

Masood Khan denounced the construction of illegal settlements for the Pandits and former military personnel of India in the Occupied Kashmir.

   

                

 

KASHMIR

In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities imposed stringent restrictions in Srinagar today, to prevent people from staging protests against killing of two youth by Indian troops.

 

The youth were martyred by troops during a military operation in Nawgam area of Srinagar, yesterday. 

 

                                         

 

UN-KOREA

United Nations called on North Korea to comply with the relevant Security Council  resolutions on denuclearization.

 

In a statement, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said talks on the crisis would be held on the sidelines of General Assembly meeting next week.

 

                 

 

RUSSIA-SYRIA

Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to jointly police a fourth safe zone around Syria's Idlib province  to ease the conflict.

                 

In a joint statement after two days of talks in Kazakhstan the three powers agreed to allocate their forces to patrol the zone covering rebel-held Idlib province and parts of neighbouring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo regions.

 

                

 

MYANMAR

Myanmar says aid access to conflict area is not blocked but authorities might restrict access for security reasons.

 

Myanmar’s government spokesman Zaw Htay told newsmen in Yangon that organisations sending aid might have some difficulty travelling where access is restricted by local authorities for security reasons.

 

             

IRAQ

In Iraq, death toll has risen to more than eighty in a suicide attack in the southern city of Nassiriya.

 

                                   

T-20

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

 

The match will start at 7 p.m Pakistan Standard Time.

 

The three match series is levelled at 1-1.

 

                           

 

WEATHER

 

 

Rain-thunderstorm (with gusty winds) is expected at scattered places in Malakand, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan, while at isolated places in Zhob, D.I khan, D.G khan, Multan, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad and Kashmir.

 

Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country during the next twenty four hours.

 

                

 

 


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