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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.

 

At least eight laborers were killed and several injured in Lahore as a wall of under construction Godown caved in near Quaid e Azam interchange.

Injured have been shifted to hospital. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif expressed grief over loss of precious lives and directed concerned authorities to extend best medical treatment to the injured. The Chief Minister also ordered an inquiry into the incident and sought report from the administration.

 

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.

 

Four-day anti-Polio drive began in Karachi today during which 2.2 million children will be administered vaccine.

Six thousand two hundred and twenty mobile teams have been assigned the task. Authorities have taken strict security measures for smooth campaign with five thousand police personnel besides rangers have been deployed.

 
 
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