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Panamagate Case: ‘Supreme Court to see if there was a misuse of power’

ISLAMABAD: A new Supreme Court (SC) larger bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed the hearing of ‘Panama Papers Leaks’ case on Wednesday from where it was left last year by a previous bench. On the very first day of the hearing, a five-member SC bench announced to hear the high-profile case on a daily basis, claiming it would try to give a decision on the case at the earliest without any delay. The court later, adjourning the case until tomorrow (Thursday), sought details of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s…

High-level meeting discusses Operation Zarb-e-Azb, NAP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting in the federal capital on Tuesday to discuss varying matters of national interests and reviewed the current status of Pakistan’s relations with its neighbours and strategic partners. The meeting was attended by the top military and civilian leadership including Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Interior Minister Chaudhry…

Govt helpless if anyone does not stick to COD, says PM Sharif

MUZAFFARABAD: “Democracy is to tolerate each other,” said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday who was attending the 53rd budget session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council along with his delegation. Speaking to the participants of the council the premier said, “We cannot do much if anyone does not adhere to the Charter of Democracy (COD)” in a clear reference to the opposition parties. “PML-N has received an ideal mandate, usually given by fate only to any political party,” he said. President AJK Muhammad Masood…

PM inaugurates Chashma-III nuclear power plant, says load-shedding to end by 2018

MIANWALI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated Chashma- III nuclear power plant in the city, another milestone in Pak-China joint collaborations. Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif and Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz were also accompanying the premier. The 340-mega watt nuclear power plant is a joint collaboration of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), said a press release issued from the PM’s media wing. Addressing a…

Pakistan to enhance bilateral cooperation with Bosnia

SARAJEVO: Pakistan and Bosnia Herzegovina have agreed to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation in trade, agriculture, textile, education and defence sectors. The understanding came during talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Bosnian counterpart Denis Zvizdic in Sarajevo on Wednesday. Later, speaking at a joint news conference, PM Sharif said the two sides had a most productive and detailed round of talks and have agreed to strengthen their collaboration in investment and culture. He said…

PM inaugurates Sorab-Hoshab Road on CPEC’s western route, grills opposition

TURBAT: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated a 448-kilometre-long Sorab-Hoshab Road (N-85) on Wednesday, an important part of the western route of the Corridor of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Sorab-Hoshab Road would link Gwadar Port with the National Highway with the shortest link from the port to Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries. It was built at an estimated cost of Rs 22,028 million approximately. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the premier said the dream of…

‘I criticise u-turns, I must welcome decisions to return to parliament’

KARACHI: In a clear reference to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) latest decision to end its boycott of the National Assembly, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said he must welcome the step since the premier has made many lose faith in the parliament. Chairman PPP claimed he was always the first person when it comes to condemning u-turns in politics and therefore, he must also welcome anyone’s decision to return to the parliament. While I'm the first to criticize u-turns. Must welcome…

Panamagate Case: SC seeks suggestions from petitioners, defendants on commission

ISLAMABAD: Whether to make a commission on Panamagate scandal or not? The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday sought suggestions from petitioners and defendants before adjourning the case hearing until December 9. A five-judge larger bench of the Supreme Court was of the view that the prime minister must answer to clarify his stance in Panamagate case. “The commission will be made on the basis of accusations levelled by PTI and will be headed by a Supreme Court judge,” said Justice Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali.…

SC seeks answers on offshore companies, Maryam’s legal status in Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD: A five-member larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the Panamagate case on Tuesday and sought three important answers from Sharif family regarding their offshore companies, Maryam Nawaz’s financial and legal status and lastly, about the accuracy of premier’s past speeches on the issue. “It is now the responsibility of the defendants to provide evidence after claiming their properties,” said Justice Khosa during the hearing. Saying it was important for…

India looks forward to Trump helping Pakistan address ‘outstanding issues’

NEW DELHI: India said it was looking forward to US President-elect Donald Trump addressing what it referred to as Pakistan's 'most outstanding of outstanding problems'. A comment from the Indian government came after Pakistan said late on Wednesday Trump had offered to side with Pakistan in its unsolved issues. Indian Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, "We look forward to the President-elect helping Pakistan address the most outstanding of its outstanding issues – terrorism." US…