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  • President Mamnoon Hussain during his one day visit to Kabul to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Afghanistan’s new President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, took the opportunity to have meetings with his Afghan counterpart and the newly appointed CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
  • Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  along with a delegation of 300 persons including many federal ministers will leave today (Tuesday) for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. (Frontier Post)
  • FIR registered against Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and 9 others on terrorism and murder charges for their alleged involvement in August 30 incident. (Majority of papers)
  • Col. Tahir Mehmood of Sindh Rangers briefed the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on the law and order situation in Karachi; claimed that incidents of kidnapping for ransom,. target and sectarian killings and other crimes had fallen significantly; MQM and ANP Senators accused some security officials of working in connivance with criminals. (Majority of papers)
  • State Minister Hakeem Baloch has decided to resign. (Express)
  • Minister for Housing and Works Akram Khan Durrani takes notice of poor condition of federal lodges; directed Pak PWD for making necessary repairs and renovations. (Ausaf) 
  • NAB has decided to start investigations against former Federal Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, Senator Azim Khan Swati, former Member of the Punjab Assembly Qasim Zia and Rana Ishaq Khan, MNA of the PML-N. (Majority of papers)
  • Government is considering suspension of mobile phone service from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on Eid Day in order to avert any possible terrorist act in view of threats to different cities. (Nation)
  • PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said, London plan and CoD are poles apart; CoD was signed in broad day light; Bilawal Bhutto Zardari showed greatness by seeking apology. (News)
  • PML-N will back Makhdoom Javed Hashmi for NA-149; ruling party’s parliamentary board forms committees to help ex-PTI President win back vacant seat. (Express Tribune)
  • PTI Chief Imran Khan has asked Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif  to declare his assets, which will be vetted by his team of lawyers; also asked former President Asif Ali Zardari to declare his assets and that how he managed 60 million dollars, stashed in Swiss Banks and how much was in the name of his children; said, unless there is accountability of rulers, the menace of corruption would not be eliminated from Pakistan. (News)
  • Afghanistan’s newly elected President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes oath as President; calls on the Taliban insurgents to join peace talks; CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also takes oath. (Majority of papers)
  • Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, who was in Afghanistan to participate in the inauguration ceremony of the country’s President-elect, has asked Pakistan to stop supporting insurgency, stating that there are no doubts that Pakistan is a safe heaven for terrorists. (News)
  • Balochistan government has appointed a Judicial Commission headed by Justice Muhammad Hashim Kakar of the BHC to conduct inquiry into the killing of Irshad Mastoi, Bureau Chief of Online News Agency and Assignment Editor of the ARY, Reporter Abdul Rasool and Accountant Muhammad Younas. (Majority of papers)

 

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