DATE: 28-07-2017                           


Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case.


The five member larger bench in a unanimous verdict directed National Accountability Bureau to file references against Nawaz Sharif, his children, Ishaq Dar and Muhammad Safdar.


The apex court has asked the president to take forward democratic process as per constitution. 


Peaceful demonstrations are being held in occupied Kashmir to protest against Indian brutalities.





Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case.


In a unanimous verdict, the five member larger bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, asked the Prime Minister to step down and directed the Election Commission to de-notify Mian Nawaz Sharif as Member of the National Assembly with immediate effect.


He has been disqualified for failing to mention in the nomination papers of 2013 the UAE based Capital FZE company.


The court asked National Accountability Bureau to file references against the Prime Minister, his children, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Muhammad Safdar on the basis of JIT report in six weeks time.


The accountability court has been directed to complete trial of the cases in six months.


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Muhammad Safdar MNA have also been disqualified. 


All material relating to Panama Papers would be sent to the National Accountability Bureau.


The apex court asked the President to take forward the democratic process as per Constitution.


The bench prayed the apex court chief justice to nominate a judge to monitor the implementation of the judgment.


It may be recalled that larger bench had earlier constituted a Joint Investigation Team and a three member implementation benched led by Justice Ejaz Afzal heard the case last week and reserved the judgement last Friday.    



Talking to the media persons outside the Supreme Court, PML (N) Leader Marriyum Aurangzeb said the government will decide its future course of action vis-a-vis the court judgment following consultations with the legal and constitutional experts.


She said whosoever becomes the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif would continue to live in the hearts of the people of the country.     



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.



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.



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 Aizaz Ahmed 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.



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 China, at least eight people have been killed due to heavy rains in the northern parts of Shaanxi.                           



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.



On the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Gale, India in their second innings were 32 for the loss of 1 a short while ago.

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