Pakistan

New Supreme Court bench to hear Panama Papers case in January’s first week

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has adjourned the hearing of Panama Papers case till first week of January. A new bench will hear the case from the beginning after Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali’s retirement on December 30. Incoming Chief Justice Saqib Nisar will have the power to reconstitute the bench.

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PTI warns of boycotting inquiry commission

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday said that it was not in favour of forming a commission and will boycott if is formed. Under a five-member bench led by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, PTI’s lawyer Naeem Bukhari asserted that the PTI will boycott the inquiry commission and its implications adding it will

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PM expresses grief over sad demise of Junaid Jamshed

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep shock and grief over the sad demise of prominent Naat Khwan and Islam preacher, Junaid Jamshed in PIA plane crash. He made a phone call to the son of Junaid Jamshed and expressed his condolence over the sad demise of his father. The Prime

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Govt taking steps to rehabilitate LoC affectees: AJK PM

MUZAFFARABAD (Sarzameen News) – Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that government is taking tangible steps to rehabilitate Line of Control (LoC) affectees in the state. Addressing a compensation cheques distribution ceremony in Muzaffarabad on Thursday, he said that federal and state governments are taking concrete measures to minimize the

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PM chairs meeting to inquire about circumstances around unfortunate air crash

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting at PM House today to inquire about the circumstances around the unfortunate PIA ATR crash yesterday. Chairman PIA, Secretary Aviation Division, DG Civil Aviation and CEO PIA briefed the Prime Minister that the flight crew and pilots, in particular, operating the flight were highly

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India’s massive arms acquisition drive poses threat to regional peace, stability: FO

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan says any dialogue with India should lead to ultimate resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions. Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the dialogue should not be for the sake of dialogue but result-oriented and

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DNA sample of 20 families of plane crash victims collected: PIMS

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Administrator Dr. Altaf Hussain on Thursday confirmed that 47 bodies of PIA plane crash victims were shifted to PIMS. Taking to media, he said all the victims bodies were shifted to OCH PIMS through 1122 and Edhi ambulances. He said 24 samples had been collected from

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PTI rejects SC’s proposal of commission to probe Panamagate case

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Rejecting a Supreme Court judicial commission to probe the infamous Panamagate scandal, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday urged an existing larger bench of the court to continue hearing the case. Speaking to media representatives, Khan said he would only accept a commission on the condition that Nawaz Sharif

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Pakistan to continue support for Kashmiris’ self-determination right: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said, “Pakistan will continue moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination.” Talking to President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan in Islamabad on Thursday, she said, “The Ministry of

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CPEC open to all interested countries: Fatemi

WASHINGTON (Sarzameen News) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Syed Tariq Fatemi has dispelled any misconceptions to the contrary saying, “China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was an economic initiative, which was open to all interested countries.” The Special Assistant was speaking to a selected gathering of foreign policy experts and US

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