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Weekly News Summary

Thursday 07-04-2016 through Wednesday 13-04-2016

Thursday 07-04-2016

Operation launched against militant groups in southern Punjab: Report

Pakistans commerce ministry taking several steps to promote trade with Russia: Report
Total government borrowing crosses Rs1trillon: SBP
Referring to the Ayyan Ali money laundering case, a SC judge remarks that an accused on
the ECL can go abroad: News
Pakistani JIT probing Pathankot attacks received very limited cooperation in India: FO
National Security Committee (NSC) concerned over hostile spy agencies activities in
country: News
CPEC reflects all-weather Pak-China ties: PM Nawaz Sharif
Imran Khan lost SKMCH (Shaukat Khanum Hospital) funds in Oman real estate business:
CM Punjabs wife offers sane advice. Calls for halt in selling souls for immoral activities in
tweet: News
PTI candidate withdraws, joins MQM hours before NA-245 by-polls. PTI in a tight spot:
25 IS-inspired militants operating in Karachi: CTD police
PPP's Asif Hashmi to face multiple corruption cases: NAB, FIA sources
ECP rejects KP government request to postpone election on Nazim, Naib Nazim: News
Higher Education Commission (HEC) proposes Rs 25b for certain projects for 2016-17:

Friday 08-04-2016

PTI Chief writes letter to State TV to make arrangements for his address to the nation
regarding Panama paper leaks: News
Consensus eludes NA debate on Panama probe: News
LHC issues notices to 8 Sharif family members on application seeking probe into Sharifs
offshore assets: News
China's Xinjiang province seals Pakistan ties with $2bn in deals: News
Bilateral trade with India on track despite strained ties: Khurram Dastgir
Afghanistan's 'unity government' proving anything but unified: Report
New poverty line index makes a third of Pakistanis absolutely poor: Report
People facing food, fuel shortages in Gilgit-Baltistan: Report
PM wants best cabin crew, catering services for PIA: News
Tribal police appoint first-ever female officers: News

Saturday 09-04-2016

Pakistan ready to work with India to prevent arms race: Foreign Office
US says its aware of Indian spys arrest but cannot comment: State Department
US jumps in to save Pak-India peace process: Report
Kerry arrives in Kabul on unannounced visit to support Afghan unity government: News
Opposition demands forensic audit firm probe Panama Papers revelations: News
Opposition wants CJP to lead offshore probe: Report
Chandio lambasts PM over free hand to money launderers: News
TAPI gas pipeline through Afghanistan doable with the help of foreign contractors: ADB
Three shot dead in suspected sectarian killing in Karachi: News

Prime Minister lauds Punjab governments HR development: News

Hindu Kush quakes may have long-lasting effects: Experts

Sunday 10-04-2016

Nawaz Sharif has lost moral authority to rule after Panama paper leaks: Imran Khan
Pakistan, China air forces launch joint training exercise: News
Pakistan Navy inducts surface to sea 'Zarb' missile after successful test: News
Iran to hold three-day military drill near Pak border using latest military equipment: News
Street agitation if judicial commission not formed on Panama Leaks: Shah Mehmood Qureshi
NAB officer suspended till probe completion after attacking and threating a beauty salon with
his wife: News
Inaction on rape cases spotlights Muzaffargarh police: News
Non-bailable arrest warrant issued for suspect Mansoor in Baldia Town tragedy case: News
Brothers hanged in Sialkot for murdering six people: News

Monday 11-04-2016

Sharif-Modi contact on telephone. Hopeful of reviving bilateral talks: News

Pakistani troops expand offensive to Punjab to target militant groups: Report
Senate panel to get briefing on RAW activities in country based on Jhadavs confessions:
Pakistan Ulema Council adopts a 10-point code of conduct for administration, faculty and
students of mosques and seminaries with the council and for Wafaqul Masajid Pakistan:
Behind Fake Degrees of Axact there is a Maze of Deceit with a network expanding to over
190 countries: NYT Report
Death toll from powerful 7.1 South Asian quake rises to 6: News
Shah Mehmood lashes out at Tareen, Sarwar in show of 'disunity' as PTI intra-party polls
loom: News
Imran Khan postpones intra-party elections, to be held after Raiwind march plan: News
Rehman Malik says he will quit politics if Panama links proved: News
Two more MQM leaders, Muhammad Raza and Waheed-uz-Zaman, jump on Mustafa
Kamals ship: News

Tuesday 12-04-2016

Gwadar port to be operational by year end: Chinese official

Cold start doctrine a real threat if not vigilant, warn military experts: News
Pakistan Air Force inducts indigenously-manufactured JF-17 aircraft in the No. 2 Squadron
(Minhas), replacing some of the oldest F-7Ps in its inventory to increase firepower: News
Bill to turn PIA into company adopted despite opposition: News
Over 500-acres land of Quaid-e-Azam University under illegal occupation of key political
and non-political figures: Report
NAB fails to meet SC deadline for completing probe into major cases again: News
Pakistani being held in Austria, link between Paris and Mumbai attacks under probe: News
LHC seeks government reply in plea against petrol price increase: News
President satisfied with Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) report: News

Wednesday 13-04-2016

Sharif, Nisar and Imran to arrive in London. Zardari already in London. Panama papers to be
agenda of meetings: Report
RAW involved in destabilizing Pakistan, says General Raheel Sharif: News
Investigation into any matter is executives responsibility, says CJP: News

PTI leadership for probe into $20m loan for Sharifs-owned company in 90s: Report
Tax system on the brink of collapse, Senate told by FBR: News
IMF "encouraged" by PIA privatization step, awaits more plans: Mission Chief in Pakistan
Dar cancels US trip to look after PMs engagements: News
Quadrilateral Group struggling to hold meeting for Afghan reconciliation: Report
JIT to investigate money laundering charges against Altaf Hussain in light of disclosures
made by Sarfraz Merchant: Report
Supreme Court orders Ayyan Ali's name to be struck off ECL: News
SHC grants protective bail to Anis Qaimkhani in Dr. Asim Case: News
New bill seeks women judges in Supreme Court: Report

Thursday 07-04-2016

US, Turkey want to intensify operations and support moderate rebels to push IS further east
in Syria: US Envoy
Iran's Rouhani says his country not a threat to any other nation. Backs moderate interaction
with neighbors, world: News
Israeli firms workers held in Romania for spying: News
Turkey, Germany herald progress as migrant flow to Greece slows: Report
Destroying IS continues to be my top priority: Obama
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Ukraine on G7 summit agenda: News
Trump, Hillary lose their Wisconsin Tuesday primaries to opposites: News
Leading Arab satellite operator drops Hezbollah TV channel Al-Manar after rising tensions
between Iran and KSA: News
Iran to send team to KSA for Haj discussion: News
Man says killed Ahmadi shopkeeper in Scotland for disrespecting Prophet (SAAW): News
Turkey to work on rule to strip terrorism supporters of citizenship: Report
Displaced Ukrainians confused, frustrated over suspension of benefits: UN
Worldwide executions up by 50 percent during last year: UN
Belgium starts finding man in hat Brussels Airport bombing suspect: News
ISIS fighter captured in Sinai after disguising himself as a burka-clad woman: News

Friday 08-04-2016

Israel restarts work on West Bank wall: Report

Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, hit by a huge leak of offshore financial data: News
Panama Papers leak received by International Consortium of investigative journalists (ICIJ):
Panama paper leaks 2.3 terabyte data and 11.5 million confidential documents of 214,000
offshore accountholders. Implicate hundreds of top world leaders and other famous
personalities in offshore holding: Report
Turkey, Israel near normal relations: Ankara
Russian President Vladimir Putin denies any element of corruption on his part in Panama
Papers leak: News
Representatives of Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China expected to convene
later this month to re-examine the blueprint for peace talks: Report
Cameron admits he benefited from fathers offshore fund to the tune of 30,000 pounds before
Mandelas ex-wife loses court bid to claim his home: News

Saturday 09-04-2016

Iceland PM becomes first victim of Panama paper leaks. Resigns from post: News
China says its in touch with India over JeM issue. No change in policy: News
India in talks to buy 40 US Predator drones, has eye on Pakistan, China: News
Panama law firm says it hasn't been approached by investigators yet: News
Al Qaeda militants execute 15 Yemeni government soldiers: State News agency
Belgium releases video of airport suspect fleeing after bombings: News
At least two dead in shooting at US Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas: News
Turkey's parliament approves agreement enabling it to repatriate Pakistani migrants back
home: News
FBI director says unlocking method won't work on newer iPhones: News

Sunday 10-04-2016

Panama papers link rich Gupta brothers with South African President Jacob Zuma. Scandal
gets worse for the President: News
Embattled Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk resigns after panama paper leaks: News
US deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar for fighting ISIS: News
Iranian Vice President for womens affairs summoned by court over spreading false
information regarding executions: Report
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visits India, bullish on Indo-US ties: News
India temple fire kills over 100 people watching fireworks: News
Sanders wins nomination primary in Wyoming beating Hillary Clinton: News
Latest primaries results show bleak election landscape for Trump and Clinton: Report
Bring back our stolen military gear, Israel's army begs ex-soldiers: News
Dubai to build tower taller than Burj Khalifa as gift to the people of 2020: News
Philippine troops clash with rebels; 23 killed, 73 hurt: News
North Korea successfully tests ballistic missile engine: News

Monday 11-04-2016

Israelis accused of abusing detained Palestinian minors: UN Report

No torture, even under new president's orders: CIA chief
Iran says Russia delivers first part of S-300 air defense system: News
PM and cabinet of Kyrgyzstan resign over corruption details leaked in Panama papers: News
Trump rips 'rigged' US election system after Colorado defeat: News
Obama calls Libya his 'worst mistake': News
Kerry to offer no apology for Hiroshima during visit to Japan, says US official: News
US Navy officer charged with spying for China and Taiwan: News
At least 12 killed in suicide attack by ISIS on Afghan army recruits: News
Three suicide bombings in Russia's Stavropol region near a police station: News
Anti-IS Syrian journalist 'shot in head' in Istanbul: News

Tuesday 12-04-2016

Cameron agrees to open up information about Britains overseas tax havens to Scotland yard
and British tax authorities: News
Afghan Taliban launch 'spring offensive' against occupation forces: Report
Erdogan hosts Saudi king to tighten alliance. Saudi Arabia says it will honor peace with Israel
agreed in Egypt: News
Anti-Islam hate crimes rise tenfold in Spain in 2015: Report
Italian PM in Iran to win back economic clout: News
Loyalists, rebels clash in Yemen, jeopardizing truce: News
Car bomb in Lebanon kills Palestinian official: News

Paris, Brussels attackers wanted to target Euro 2016 football tournament: Europol
Turkey strikes Islamic State targets in Syria after shelling hits border town in Turkey: News

Wednesday 13-04-2016

India, US agree in principle to share military logistics: News

EU starts crack down on tax havens, targets big companies: News
Judge rules against couple in China's first same-sex marriage case: News
Panama raids offices of Mossack Fonseca law firm: News
Oil jumps on report of Saudi-Russian consensus on freeze of oil production: Report
Firms working with WB in Africa use tax havens: Report
Mossack Fonseca was used by intelligence agencies including CIA to setup offshore
businesses: German Newspaper
Rise in Boko Harams child suicide bombers 10-fold over 12 months: News