Last update: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02pm

General News: Pakistan


Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military.
Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh of Supreme Court authored the 182-page judgment, saying that at no point of time during the course of trial by the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) or the pendency of the proceedings before the High Court or even before the Supreme Court was any allegation of specific mala fides of fact made against members of the FGCM.
Authorities reimposed a curfew in parts of India-held Kashmir following fresh clashes Monday between protesters and Indian security forces hours after the government announced an end to a 52-day lockdown.
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defence on Monday held a detailed discussion with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on regional security with particular focus on the Middle East situation. The Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, who is second deputy premier and minister of defense of Saudi Arbia, was on a two-day visit to Pakistan, on the invitation of the government, also called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Raja Farooq Haider called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday at PM House here. Matters of political significance and development initiatives were discussed during the meeting, said a PM House statement.
Parliamentary body was informed here on Monday that NAB and Sindh Rangers were not cooperating with Sindh Police over the inquiry related to leakage of testimonies of under trial prisoners.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology & Defense Production Rana Tanveer Monday called for adopting research based planning to manage water resources in adequate manners to fulfill the needs of country of agriculture and other sectors.