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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has nominated six members of treasury benches from both houses for a 12-member parliamentary committee to probe panama papers allegations.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a letter to speaker national assembly informed that the pm has approved the names which include senator Mir Hasil Bijenzo, Senator Ishad Dar, Akram Khan Durrani, Khawaja Asif, Khawaja Saad Rafique and Anusha Rehman. The speaker has also issued the notification of members of treasury benches.

 

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said Pakistan and China are time tested friends with cooperation in diverse fields.

He was speaking at a ceremony held in connection with 65th anniversary of Pak-China friendship in Islamabad.

 

Pakistan has called in the U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express concern over the drone strike on Pakistani territory.

In the meeting, special assistant to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs Tariq Fatemi pointed out that the drone strike was a violation of Pakistanís sovereignty. He also termed it a breach of the united nationís charter that guarantees the inviolability of the territorial integrity of its member states. He also emphasized that such actions could adversely impact the ongoing efforts by the quadrilateral coordination group for facilitating peace talks between the afghan government and the Taliban. Tariq Fatemi also underlined that Pakistan and the united states had been closely coordinating in the fight against terrorism and this cooperation needed to be maintained.

 

The Economic Coordination Committee has approved a special Ramazan package worth 1.75 billion rupees.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired the ECC meeting in Islamabad. The Ramzan package will cover 22 essential items available at the utility stores.

 

A three-day anti polio campaign underway in all thirty-six districts of Punjab.

Around 18.4 million children below five years of age in three thousand five hundred and fifty union councils of the province will be immunized during the campaign. Over forty-three thousand teams had been constituted for the campaign including more than thirty-six thousand mobile teams.

 
 
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