The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Aftab Mehmood in assets beyond means and money laundering case involving the Shehbaz Sharif family. He was arrested after another accused, Shahid Shafiq, revealed information about both of them transferring millions of rupees into Sharif family's account illegally.
The Supreme Court has ordered all family courts in the country to implement its 10 guidelines to ensure a safe upbringing, and education for the children caught in disputes between parents. The judicial community is calling this a landmark judgment by a bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.
The Lahore Zoo is to receive 8 lions and ten tigers as a gift from the United Arab Emirates according to Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Ameen Aslam. This is going to help solve the problem of inbreeding between the big cats kept at the zoo, thus making future cubs much healthier.
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed a public gathering in the Orakzai tribal district and said that the hardships that the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement speaks about are true. However, the manner in which demands are being made will not help anybody. He said that the army was not to blame and that we need to think about how to move forward.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) provincial inspection team has reported that the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has resulted in some people receiving kickbacks totalling around Rs7 billion. The report further expressed concerns over the entire project by stating the project was initiated without any comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post reported that 64 year old philosopher and scholar Javed Bhutto was shot dead in Southeast Washington on Friday morning outside a convenience store at about 11AM. 45 year old Hilman Jordan was taken into police custody and charged with a murder, which was reported to have been done over a neighborly dispute with Bhutto.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad gifted a Proton car to Imran Khan on Friday. Malaysia has also announced it will be setting up a Proton car manufacturing unit in Pakistan, which will starting production in June next year. This will be a joint venture between the Malaysian carmaker and its local partner Alhaj Automotive.
Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan is to sit out Pakistan's upcoming tour of England after a medical report confirmed that he was suffering from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). The Pakistan Cricket Board has stated in a press release that since the virus requires treatment and rest of up to four weeks, Shadab will be unable to play the series.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the captured Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot has praised the professional treatment he received during his two-day stay with the Pakistani military moments before he was handed over to the Indian authorities, also admitting that the Indian media exaggerates a lot when it comes to issues related to Pakistan. “They make a mountain out of a molehill,” he said.
The Finance Division announced late last night that Dr Reza Baqir of the IMF has been appointed the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan for the next three years. Dr Reza Baqir is a graduate of Aitchison, and obtained a PhD from UC Berkeley in Economics. He has been working with the IMF for the last 16 years.