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  • Federal Cabinet with Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in the chair granted extension of another 20 years w.e.f. 14.8.2013 in the regional quota system for direct recruitment in the federal government; approved amendment in the first provision of  Article 27(1) of the Constitution in this regard
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has taken notice of the alleged corruption of billions of rupees in the M/o Industries and Production for the last 5 years and ordered the Auditor General to conduct audit of the USC, NFC, EDB and other attached departments. (Majority of papers)
  • Additional Attorney General, during hearing of the missing persons’ case, tells the SC that federal government has instructed the Balochistan government to proceed against another ISI Brigadier who is allegedly involved in enforced disappearance of a citizen, Ali Ahmad Bangalzai; the court directs AAGP to furnish the copy of the Interior Secretary’s letter that he sent to Balochistan Home Secretary for the registration of an FIR against the Brigadier; also issues a notice to the Balochistan Advocate General asking him to submit a progress report on behalf of the provincial government in this matter. (Majority of papers)
  •  US has drastically scaled back the number of drone attacks against militants in Pakistan and limited strikes to high-value targets in response to growing criticism of the program in Pakistan. (News)
  • SC has reserved judgment in the ETPB land scam case; asked that under which law Corps Commander Lahore is making business deals; remarked that the judgment would be announced in accordance with Article 4 of DHA Ordinance. (Majority of papers)
  • The federal government’s cabinet decided to extend the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan until 2015 and also extended for ten years the quota of provinces in federal services
  • Minister for Railways Saad Rafique has announced 0.5 million for the persons killed in the rail crash and 0.1 million for the injured. (Jang)
  • Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said, transparent privatization of national institutions is the top priority of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Khabrain)
  • Foreign Office spokesperson Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said, Pakistan wants positive engagement with Afghanistan for peace, security and stability in the region
  • NAB has decided to carry out an investigation into the issuance of thousands of Blue Passports illegally during the past 3 years. (Pak. Observer, News)
  • An enquiry committee has held former Law Secretary Justice (Rtd) Yasmin Abbasey for the missing record related to erevival of $ 60 million graft cases by Swiss authorities against President Asif Ali Zardari. (Daily Times, Dawn)
  • AML Chief Shaikh Rashid Ahmad said, Nawaz Sharif will be in peace if new Army Chief appointed on merit. (Khabrain)
  • PTI Chief Imran Khan reiterates his call for closed-door meeting with COAS Gen. Ashfaque Pervez Kayani to formulate a counter-terrorism policy; no decision taken on a joint Presidential candidate. (Majority of papers)
  • Gohram Bugti, the grandson of late Nawab Akbar Bugti reaches his ancestral town of Dera Bugti alongwith a number of Bugti IDP families. (Majority of papers)
  • Nawaz Sharif-Manmohan Singh meeting would be held in New York on September 22: Indian media. (Express)

 

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