Federal prosecutors have indicted billionaire Jeffery Epstein and charged him with running a sex trafficking ring and abusing dozens of underage girls. Allegations regarding these charges had followed the businessman for years. The authorities arrested him as soon as he returned from Paris and also found evidence while searching his mansion.

The South African government has been forced to call in the army to deal with an upsurge of gang violence in Cape Town. The army will work alongside the police to control a suspected turf war between rival gangs. At least 13 people have been killed in the last 24 hours due to gang violence.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz took a jibe at accountability judge Arshad Malik on twitter over his "helplessness" at having to sign a press release denying the authenticity of the video she presented. "I can understand that you must have signed on an already drafted press release under compulsion like the verdict," she wrote.

The Federal Investigation Agency’s Anticorruption Circle (Islamabad) has arrested three more officials of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO)  and recovered three bank stamps from them in the billing fraud case. The arrested, named Waqas, Asif and Abid, are on a 2 day physical remand.

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi has said that the Anti-Narcotics Force has collected every relevant piece of information in the Rana Sanaullah case. He went on to explain that Saanaullah was under constant surveillance for around 3 weeks and all of this data will be presented against him in court.

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, in an all-encompassing interview aired on Thursday, shared that she has had to struggle within her own party in order to be accepted and make her place. She said misogyny is rampant but she received a warm welcome from the public. She called Imran Khan a selected PM who had introduced 'civilian martial law'.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that accountability court judge Arshad Malik's statement rejecting the allegations made by Maryam Nawaz has been made under pressure. She said that it is the same pressure that pushed him to make his earlier judgement against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Mandi Bahauddin’s deputy commissioner officer (DCO) has refused to grant permission to Maryam Nawaz and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to hold a public gathering at the Quaid-e-Azam Stadium in Mandi Bahauddin. However, Maryam has said that she still intends to go on with her rally despite this major hurdle. She further said that the “fake government” was afraid of her.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of Greece's center-right New Democracy party, has been sworn in as Prime Minister after his party won the snap elections by a wide margin. His election campaigned focused on reducing taxes, attracting investment and perhaps most importantly, improving the job market. Greece is just emerging from a decade long financial crisis.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) withdrew its notification for Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti as the returned candidate from NA-259 Dera Bugti. The notification, dated August 7th, 2018, was withdrawn in light of the judgment of June 28th, 2019 in the election petition titled Tariq Mehmood Vs. Returning Officer and others. The judgement against Mr. Bugti was made by the Election Tribunal, Baluchistan.