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♦ Pandora Papers exposes big names in Pakistani politics; Four companies of Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen have come to light; the son of former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Waqar Masood's offshore company has also surfaced and Federal Minister Faisal Vawda also owned an offshore company. Offshore companies of Khusro Bakhtiar's family, Arif Naqvi, President National Bank Arif Usmani, Axact owner Shoaib Sheikh have also surfaced and their names are included in the Pandora Papers inclining the 700 Pakistanis named in the papers.
♦ PM announced a probe into Pakistanis named in Pandora Papers. He said that Pandora Papers exposed the illicit wealth of elites. PM Khan also convened a meeting of party leaders today. The names of PTI members appearing in Pandora Papers will be reviewed.
♦ The Pandora Papers named several leaders from around the world, including King Abdullah of Jordan, the offshore companies of Qatari rulers, and the offshore companies named after former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the presidents of Ukraine, Kenya, and Ecuador. The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Lebanon also have offshore companies.
♦ Another fake entry of former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif's vaccination --- Nawaz Sharif was vaccinated against coronavirus from Narowal Public School on September 22.
♦ Aamir Liaquat has resigned from the National Assembly, angry over the policies of the PTI government
♦ Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal's chair in jeopardy: Angry party members insist on CM's resignation.
♦ Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the Successful Pakistan Program. Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen says continuity of economic policies is essential for economic growth.
♦ British MP Naz Shah met with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar in Lahore and discussed the Kashmir issue and other issues including overseas issues. The Governor appreciated Naz Shah and other British MPs for raising voices for Kashmiris and Palestinians. Naz said that Modi is the killer of Kashmir and Indian Muslims, the world must take strong notice
♦ The Supreme Court (SC) threw out the petition, seeking contempt of court proceedings against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (R) Javed Iqbal saying it was inadmissible for hearing. Advocate Ahsan Abid had filed the petition for not completing the inquiry against Federal Minister Khusro Bakhtiar.
♦ King of comedy Umar Sharif’s funeral prayers will be offered today at a Turkish mosque after the Zuhr prayer at Germany Standard Time (GMT+2) in Nuremberg Germany.
♦ The fourth wave of coronavirus continues to decline in Pakistan as the positivity ratio reduced to 2.84%. Pakistan reported 27 more coronavirus deaths and 1,490 new cases that emerged during the last 24 hours (Sunday).
♦ Dengue war continues in the country as 44 more cases are confirmed in Islamabad taking the tally to 571 while 36 new cases of dengue have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the total tally reached 1,662 including 20 new patients in Peshawar.
♦ Punjab Cabinet goes paperless. From the next session, proceedings of the provincial cabinet will be digitalized. Ministers will be provided electronic tabs instead of papers. Departments will also send digital agendas to the cabinet.
♦ A court indicted Aziz-ur-Rehman and his sons in a madrassa student abuse case. The court has summoned witnesses in the next hearing.
♦ The US dollar decreased eight paisas against the Pakistani rupee and reached Rs170.40 from Rs 170.48.
♦ BJP goons ran over a car on the protesting farmers that killed eight farmers. BJP MP Ajay Mishra’s son was present in the vehicle that crushed eight people.
♦ At least nine people have died after tropical cyclone Shaheen battered parts of Iran and Oman.
♦ ICT Police arrested 45 suspicious people and inspected 225 houses
♦ Today is World Animals Day.
♦ Karachi shop became the centre of attraction for selling its unique design flowers pots.
♦ Tourists are visiting Dera Gazi Khan’s area Yak Bhai Thok Smaeli to enjoy the tourist spot with the weather.
♦ Acclaimed singer Masood Rana's 26th death anniversary today. Masood started his career in 1962 and recorded over 700 songs.
♦ Action and sci-fiction film Venom has been released and earned &90 million in the first week of its release.