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General News: Pakistan


The delay in confirming the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah AKhtar Mansour is an incomprehensible strategy especially after it was confirmed by the US President and Afghan Taliban themselves, said defence analysts. Brigadier Saad Muhammad (retd), defence analyst, said that following the confirmation by the US President Barack Obama and Afghan Taliban, there is no point in delaying confirmation of the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike till the result of the DNA is known.
A 12-member parliamentary panel on Wednesday unanimously decided that both government and opposition will make last-ditch efforts to finalise the Terms of Reference (ToRs) with consensus for the judicial commission that would investigate the Panama Leaks.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London on a private visit for medical check-up, visited a local hospital on Wednesday, where doctors examined him. Nawaz Sharif is in London since May 22. This has been his second visit to London in less than two months for medical reasons at a time when the controversy over Panama Papers is still continuing back at home in Pakistan.
President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said solution to all the problems of the country laid in democracy and only through democratic dispensation, continuity of the political system could be attained, good governance achieved and economy stabilised.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday strongly condemned the incident of terrorism in Peshawar, which resulted into the death of three personnel of Frontier Corps. According to a statement issued by the PM Office, the prime minister paid tributes to the security officials who embraced martyrdom while performing the noblest cause of protecting their countrymen.
Federal Minister for Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed for giving special priority to Balochistan in Prime Minister's National Health Insurance Scheme and added that the scheme gradually would cover entire Balochistan.
Sindh Chief Minister House has received 790 complaints of Karachiites against different federal and provincial organisations, most of them against K-Electric, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) and SSGC while the complaints received from Interior Sindh were mostly against HESCO, SESCO and irrigation department.