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  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the Third Nuclear Security Summit being held in Hague on March 24-25, says, a Foreign Office statement. (Majority of papers)
  • Commerce Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan met Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and requested him to ease the GHQ concerns with respect to grant of NDMA status to India. (Business Recorder)
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus Project on March 23. (Dawn)
  • Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has summoned a joint meeting of the government and Taliban peace committees today (Saturday)
  • Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in a statement says, Pakistan condemns the March 20 deadly attack on a Kabul hotel
  • Holding the NTDC responsible for the inordinate delay in construction of the transmission line of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project between 2007 and 2013 an inquiry committee formed by the Prime Minister has recommended action against 7 Managing Directors for ‘willful neglect and complete disregard of the strategic importance of the project’. (Dawn)
  • Akram Shaikh, Chief Prosecutor in high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf had denied quitting prosecution in the trial before a 3-member special court. (News, Express Tribune)
  • Secretary Defence Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Asif Yaseen Malik said, Pakistan and the US were working together for expediting the reimbursement of CSF. (Nation, Express Tribune)
  • The national economy is undergoing a huge loss of around $ 45 billion annually, thanks to successive governments’ failure to construct new water reservoirs and mismanagement of fresh water resources, report. (Nation)
  • An FIR has been registered against some petty military officers at the Malakand Police Station in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on behalf of Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif; Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Advocate General Abdul Latif Yousafzai has informed the SC about the development and submitted a copy of the FIR.  (Majority of papers)
  • SHC has sought a report from DHA regarding the low standard of piles of a building constructed by Aqeek Karim Dhedhi in Defence Phase-VIII. (News)
  • US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, the UN Human Rights Council is not the right forum for discussing drone strikes inside Pakistan. (Dawn, Pakistan Today)
  • UN blames health and nutrition issue for deaths in Tharparker; says, 2.3 million people are in need in FATA and Tharparker. (Dawn, Nation)
  • US is considering donating some of its 1200 mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles in Afghanistan to Pakistan  after considering the high cost of transporting the vehicles out of the country when the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan formally comes to an end in December. (Nation)

 

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