Text Bulletin 1300 Hrs
Prime Minister's counsel is presenting his arguments in Supreme Court in Panama Papers case.
Over thirty thousand Afghan refugees have repatriated to their country since April this year.
In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed in Islamabad and Tral areas today against the martyrdom of six youth.
A leading Chinese daily says worries over China's development have made India trigger border dispute.
A three member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, has resumed hearing of the Panama Papers implementation case.
Prime Minister's counsel Khawaja Haris is submitting his arguments before the court.
Sharif Family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had filed objections to JIT report yesterday.
Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has expressed the confidence that the Supreme Court would decide the Panama Papers case as per law and the Constitution.
Talking to newsmen outside Supreme Court building in Islamabad this morning, he said some political actors are bent upon harming democracy but the nation would celebrate victory of democracy and supremacy of the Constitution.
PML-N leader Danyal Aziz has said that some political parties are taking unnecessary interst in the Panama case after submission of the report by JIT.
Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said that politicians who have their own offshore companies are demanding resignation from the Prime Minister.
The repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homeland has gained momentum during the current summer.
A spokesman of UNHCR told our Peshawar correspondent that thirty-two thousand five hundred Afghan refugees went back to their country since April this year.
He said UNHCR is providing two hundred dollars to each returning Afghan refugee besides food and other necessary items.
In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed in Islamabad and Tral areas today against the martyrdom of youth.
Six youths were martyred during military crackdown and fake encounters in Tral and Achabal areas.
All shops, business establishments and educational institutions are closed while public transport is off the roads.
Meanwhile, an Indian army officer Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armed Regiment was gunned down by a frustrated soldier in Uri area of Baramulla district.
Accession to Pakistan Day will be observed on both sides of the Line of Control tomorrow.
The day is observed on 19th July to commemorate the resolution adopted at the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar in 1947 demanding Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan.
A leading Chinese newspaper Global Times has said China tries hard to avoid a military clash with India, but it will not hesitate to go to war to safeguard its sovereignty.
The newspaper said today that one important reason, which prompted India triggering the border dispute this time, is its worry over China's development in recent years.
It urged both the countries to exercise restraint and void the current conflict spiraling out of control.
Saudi Arabia says it will continue its policy toward Qatar.
While presiding over a cabinet meeting in Jeddah, King Salman bin Abdulaziz appreciated US role in efforts to eliminate Islamic State terrorist group. He also reaffirmed Saudi commitment to eliminate terrorism.
Meanwhile, the United States has announced to lift a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian airlines carrying laptops onboard US-bound flights.
Nelson Mandela Day is being observed across the world today.
The objective of the Day is to pay homage to South African leader for his tireless struggle against apartheid and human right.