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PM must submit details of money transfer through banks in court: SC

ISLAMABAD: The newly engaged counsel of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Makhdoom Ali Khan continued his arguments before a five-member larger Supreme Court bench on Wednesday, challenging hearing of the Panama case under Article-184 of the constitution. The larger bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Hasan resumed the case hearing today. Applicants have levelled fake tax evasion charges against the prime minister, said his…

PM Sharif says back independent media, freedom of expression

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday pinned hope that load-shedding in the country would be eliminated by 2018 because its situation has already improved. Speaking during the National Trade Enhancement Ceremony in the federal capital, he reiterated that provision of cheap power in the country was the aim of his government. “Bhasha dam was a historical decision and soon it will be the biggest dam in Pakistan,” said the prime minister and added, “The dam will ensure a supply of 4,500MW once completed.”…

PM emphasises on need to fairly distribute benefits of CPEC amongst provinces

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need to equitably distribute the benefits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) amongst the federating units. In a high-level meeting, the premier was briefed on the progress made during the sixth meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) on CPEC in Beijing last month. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Water and Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal, Special…

President Hussain presents ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ to COAS, CJCSC

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat received the prestigious ‘Nishan-e-Imtiaz’ (military) awards in recognition of their valuable services on Saturday. President Mamnoon Hussain conferred the awards on them during a grand event at the President House in the federal capital as a tribute to their professional services and achievements while serving the Pakistan army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also…