DATED: 17-07-2017



The Supreme Court will resume hearing of Panama Papers case on Monday.

Defence Minister says armed forces are fully capable to defend every inch of the motherland.

A master plan is being prepared to make Gwadar a modern port city of international standard.

The vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims begins on Monday.

South Korea has proposed military talks with North Korea.



The Supreme Court resumes hearing of Panama Papers case on Monday.


The three member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan will hear the case.


Earlier, the Joint Investigation Team constituted to probe the Panama Papers case submitted its report before the bench last Monday.





Minister for Defence, Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan Muslim League-N government will challenge the JIT report in the Supreme Court on Monday.


Talking to the newsmen in Sialkot, he said the PML-N government has decided to defend every clause of the report with complete proofs in the apex Court.


The Minister said government is successfully foiling all the conspiracies of anti-state elements against the country and would not allow anyone to derail democratic system.


The Federal Minister said the defence of Pakistan is in strong hands and the armed forces are fully capable of defending every inch of the motherland.



Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir says Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is fully united and there is no rift in the party.


In an interview, he said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is the most popular political leader among people of Pakistan who had put country on the path of development.


Khurram Dastgir said the Prime Minister, despite reservations, had presented himself and his family before JIT for supremacy of law.



Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad says PML-N government is working for welfare of people. 


Speaking at a function in Attock, he said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will win next general elections on the basis of its performance.


The Minister advised the elements hatching conspiracies against the government to wait for next election.



The Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says it does not behoove PTI chief to talk about sanctity of institutions as he has attacked the parliament and is repeatedly abusing state institutions.


Responding to allegations levelled by Imran Khan at PTI workers convention in Islamabad, she said Imran Khan had used Zakat funds for money laundering but is demanding accountability of others.


Marriyum Aurangzeb said workers of PTI had seen the real face of Imran and are deserting him to join other political parties.



Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says a master plan is being prepared to make Gwadar a modern port city of international standard.


In an interview, he said a number of development projects are underway that will not only change fate of the area, rather the region as well.


The minister said a world class university, state of the art hospital are also being established in Gwadar to provide best facilities to the people.  


He said economic activities are increasing day by day in the port city.



A four-day anti-polio drive will commence in eight districts of Balochistan from on Monday.


During the campaign, over six hundred twenty three thousand children under five years of age would be administered anti-polio drops.




The 264th session of the Senate will start at the parliament house in Islamabad on Monday at four in the afternoon.


During the session, the house will discuss important national issues besides transacting legislative business.




The vaccination campaign for intending pilgrims starts on Monday.


A spokesman of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told Radio Pakistan that vaccines against contagious diseases has already been provided in sufficient quantity to all the Haji camps across the country.


He said the intending pilgrims should ensure that they are vaccinated at least ten days before their departure schedule.


Hajj flight operation will begin from 24th of this month and will continue till 26th of next month.


Meanwhile, the Ministry has launched SMS service to help prevent private Hajj scheme pilgrims from any swindling.


Official sources at the Ministry said that an intending pilgrim should send the first four digits of his Hajj Group Organizer enrolment number from his mobile phone to 8331 to check its authenticity.




Security forces have killed four terrorists in a clash in Qamar Din Kerez area of Zhob, Balochistan under operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.




C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force became the star of the show of Royal International Air Show-2017 being held in the United Kingdom.


Thousands of visitors from across the world are taking keen interest in the beautifully painted aircraft, conveying the message of Peace through its paintings and images. 


Various documentaries and promos on Pakistan Air Force as well as the diverse culture and rich heritage of Pakistan are also shown to the visitors.



South Korea has proposed military talks with North Korea.


Talking to media, South Korea's Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk proposed Friday for military talks with the North Korea at Tongilgak to stop all hostile activities that raise military tension at the military demarcation line. 


The proposal came roughly a week after President Moon Jae-in said the need for dialogue with North Korea was more pressing than ever to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.



In Nigeria, at least nine people have been killed and ten others seriously injured due to a gas tank explosion at a fuel complex in southeastern part of the country.



Egypt has won the five-day Pakistan-Egypt international Squash Series 2017 by 3-2 at Mushaf Ali Mir Squash Complex Islamabad.


Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa witnessed final match and closing ceremony as a chief guest.


He awarded trophies to the winners and runners up of the tournament.



South Africa have set a victory target of 474 for England in the second test being played at Trent Bridge.


South Africa declared their second innings at 343 for nine shortly before the close of the third day.


Hashim Amla remained the top scorer with 87, opener Dean Elgar made 80 and returning captain Faf du Plessis 63.


Off-spinner Moeen Ali took four for 78.


England lead the four-match series 1-0 .





Rain-thunderstorm with isolated  heavy falls with gusty winds is expected at a number of places in Balochistan's Zhob, Kalat, Sibi, Naseerabad, Makran divisions, while at scattered places in Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Bahawalpur, Multan, D.G. Khan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi divisions, Islamabad, upper FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twelve hours.


Hot and humid weather is likely elsewhere in the country.


Temperature of some major cities recorded on Monday morning was:


Islamabad twenty-four degree centigrade, Lahore twenty-nine, Karachi twenty-eight, Peshawar twenty-six, Quetta and Gilgit twenty-three,  Murree nineteen and Muzaffarabad twenty-one degree centigrade.

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