DATE: 28-07-2017                     


Supreme Court pronounces judgement in Panama Papers case in a short while.


Peaceful demonstrations will be held after Juma prayers in occupied Kashmir to protest against Indian brutalities.


Japan says it will impose additional sanctions on North Korea for latter's nuclear missile program.





The Supreme Court pronounces its verdict in Panama Papers in a short while.


A three-member implementation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, comprising Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan reserved its judgement in the case on 21st of this month.


According to the cause list issued by the Supreme Court, the decision of the Panama Papers case will be announced by a larger bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan.


It is the same bench, which heard the Panama Papers case and ordered formation of a Joint Investigation Team with majority decision on 20th April to further probe the matter.


The JIT submitted its report before the three-member implementation bench of the apex court on 10th of this month.


Following the report's submission, the bench heard the case for five consecutive days.                                 



Pakistan says it will continue to support an inclusive political reconciliation process in Afghanistan.   


This was stated by Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry while speaking at a gathering in Washington. He said it is the only viable path towards obtaining lasting peace in the region.


He said there is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan. 


Ambassador Chaudhry identified key steps for restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan, including intra-Afghan reconciliation, robust border management, repatriation of Afghan refugees and close cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan.



Work on the construction of Rapid Bus Transit System in Peshawar will be started next week.


Official Sources told Radio Pakistan Peshawar correspondent that the project will be completed at a cost of about fifty billion rupees in eight months


The Asian Development Bank is providing financial assistance for the project.


Under the Rapid Bus Transit System, four hundred and eighty air conditioned buses will ply on twenty-seven kilometer long route between Chamkani and Hayatabad.



Elections for a general seat of the Senate from Sindh would be held on 17th of next month. 


The seat fell vacant due to election of ex-Senator Saeed Ghani as member of the Sindh Assembly in recent bye-elections for PS-114 constituency. 


Nomination papers would be received by Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh on 3rd of next month and their scrutiny would take place on the 5th.



Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Hepatitis Control Program is being implemented throughout the province to prevent the spreading of the disease.


In his message on World Hepatitis Day on Friday, he said, the objective of the observance of this day is to give awareness to the citizens about symptoms, cure and prevention of the diseases.


He said that it is very necessary to provide effective information to the people regarding the prevention of hepatitis.       



In Occupied Kashmir, peaceful demonstrations will be held, on Friday, after Juma prayers to protest against the suspension of life sentences by a military court to five Indian soldiers, involved in the murder of three innocent Kashmiri youth.


Call for the demonstrations have been given by the joint resistance leadership.



Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile program.


This has been stated by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida while talking to newsmen in Tokyo on Friday.


He said Japan will be taking steps to freeze the assets of five groups as well as nine individuals.



In Nigeria, more than forty people have killed during an ambush by Boko Haram in Borno State in northeast of the country. 



In the Asian senior men volleyball championship Pakistan will play against Thailand on Saturday in Indonesia.


In the earlier two matches, Pakistan defeated Hong Kong and Iraq.

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