Supreme Court adjourns hearing of panama papers implementation case till tomorrow
A three member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, was hearing the case
Presenting his arguments Khawaja Haris, the counsel for Sharif Family, submitted that the JIT report has no substantive evidence against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family; hence it should be rejected. Earlier, PTI Lawyer Naeem Bukhari and Jamaat-e-Islami Lawer Tausif Asif presented their arguments on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the JIT report.
Entire nation united against extremism and terrorism with unflinching resolve- elements involved in terrorist attacks deserve no mercy and will meet their fate soon- PM
An officer of Frontier Corps, Major Jamal Sheran, was martyred and seven people, including three FC personnel were injured when their vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle near Bagh-e-Naran in Hayatabad Peshawar on Monday. PM directs the authorities to hunt down the perpetrators of this heinous act and bring them to justice. He also directed the provincial government to provide best medical treatment to the injured.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra also condemned the attack and prayed for the departed souls.
Analyst on Telephone:
Chaudhary Jaffar Iqbal (Parliamentary Secretary for Defence):
After the elections of 2013, the Prime Minister decided to eliminate terrorism with the help of military and paramilitary forces. Pakistan initiated operations in northern areas of Pakistan. After NAP, the Prime Minister decided to include provincial governments in fight against terrorism. The officers and soldiers of Pakistan have sacrificed their lives for the safety and security of this country. The civil and military establishment is prepared to defend our homeland. We are determined to fight against the forces which have a mission to weaken Pakistan. we are going to win this war very soon.
Indian TV news channels must stop humiliating Kashmiris (Hindustan Times)
In the last one year, the unending cycle of violence (including the cross-border ones) and protests in the Kashmir Valley have given prime time television news anchor a lot of fodder. Unfortunately, very few have taken a professional, matured and balanced approach on these issues; instead, they have assumed an overtly aggressive (read nationalist) posture. Things have come to such a pass that they themselves are deciding whether the Centre should impose president’s rule in the Valley or not.
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