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HEADLINES

17-07-2017

Sharif family has submitted its objections to JIT report in Supreme Court.      

An FC major was martyred in a suicide bomb attack in Hyatabad this morning.

Federal government has provided loans worth four hundred and forty-five million rupees to tribal youth to start their own businesses. 

Turkey has signed an accord with French and Italian firms to develop missile defense system.

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COURT

The Supreme Court resumed hearing of Panama Papers case today.  

The three-member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan is hearing the case.

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

Sharif family submitted its objections to the JIT report this morning.

FC-BLAST

A Major of Frontier Corps was martyred and seven people, including three FC personnel, injured when their vehicle was hit by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle near Bagh-e-Naran in Hayatabad Peshawar this morning.  

The injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar.

CONDEMNATION

Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has condemned the terrorist attack.

He praised the courage and sacrifices of FC.

Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra also condemned the incident and prayed for the departed souls.

SENATE

The 264th session of the Senate begins at the parliament house in Islamabad at four this afternoon.

 

The house will discuss important national issues besides transacting legislative business.

MINISTER

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Irrigation Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao says all-out efforts are being made for development of southern districts of the province.

Talking to media in Dera Ismail Khan, he said Dera Ismail Khan has one of the largest irrigation systems in the province and concrete steps are being taken for its betterment. 

 He said various development projects will be completed in the area at a cost of five hundred million rupees to irrigate barren lands and to facilitate farmers in the area.                

LOAN

The federal government has provided loans worth four hundred and forty-five million rupees to tribal youth to start their own businesses.

A spokesman of FATA Development Authority told our Peshawar correspondent that so far sixteen thousand and eight hundred youth have been provided loan.

The loan is being given to the youth who have completed technical training in different trades.

POLIO:

Four day anti-polio vaccination drive began in eight districts of Balochistan today.

According to Polio Emergency Centre Quetta, more than six hundred thousand children below the age of five will be administered polio drops during the campaign while eighteen hundred teams have been constituted for this purpose.

The anti-polio drive is being conducted in districts of Jaffarabad, Naseerabad, Zhob, Loralai, Barkhan, Qila Saifullah, Musa Khel and Sherani.   

 DAY

World Day for International Justice is being observed today.

It marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on this day in 1998 which seeks to protect people from genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.  

GILANI

In occupied Kashmir, Chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani has paid rich tributes to three youth martyred by Indian troops in Tral.

In a statement in Srinagar, he said the Indian authorities have created appalling situation in the territory.

 INDIA-POLL

In India, voting has begun for Presidential election.

The two candidates, including ruling National Democratic Alliance's nominee and  former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition's candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar are contesting the election.

A total of 4,896 voters, including 776 Members of Parliaments and 4,120 state assembly members are eligible to cast their ballot.

TURKEY-MISSILE

Turkey has signed a missile defense deal with French and Italian firms.

The deal encompassed the development and joint production of missile defense systems.

 ICC  

The 1st Semi-Final of the ICC Women's World Cup will be played between England and South Africa at Bristol tomorrow.


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