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By: News Desk      Published: 01:04 PM, 13 Sep, 2021
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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed's addressing to the full court reference said the motives behind Bar Councils' protest against the appointment of judges was unclear. The presidents of the Bar Councils were invited several times for the appointment of judges but they were in Peshawar. Bar Councils took a one-sided stance on judges’ appointments. JCP said that doors for Bar Councils are always open.

Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) addressing the full court reference said that gaps widened between Bar and Bench on the judge's appointment. Many people lost their jobs due to a decision by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. 

Inter-Provincial Ministers conference will be held today to decide about reopening of schools or further closure of educational institutions. 

As per the unofficial results, PTTI won 63 seats, Independent 59 and PPP 17, MQM 10, Jamaat-e-Islami 7, Balochistan Awami Party and Awami National Party won two seats each in Contentment Boards local bodies’ elections. 

PMLN clean sweep in Punjab cantonment board results. PMLN won 51 seats, independent won 31 while PTI won 28 seats. 

A joint session of Parliament will be held at 4 pm. President Arif Alvi will address the session. COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa and chiefs of Air Force and Navy will also attend the joint sitting. Parliament security is divided into four zones and irrelevant persons are not allowed in the Red Zone. 

The journalists’ sit-in outside the parliament house continued on the second consecutive day against the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA). Bilawal Bhutto, Shehbaz Shari, Maulana Fazl will visit the sit-in site to show solidarity. PPP Shazia Marri said PPP will not let PMDA bill a successful. 

Corona killed 67 more patients in the country. 2,988 new cases were reported in 24 hours. The rate of positive corona cases in the country was 5.62%.

UN Relief conference to be held in Geneva today to save Afghanistan from a humanitarian crisis. More than $600 million will be raised for Afghanistan. One-third of the money will be used under the United Nations World Food Program.

A Sessions Court in Lahore granted interim bail to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) MPA Khurrum Laghari in lieu of surety Rs50, 000 following Amina Yaqub, the petitioner, pardoned the MPA.

A delegation of the German Navy visited the Karachi port onboard a ship, FGS Byren, in order to renew the 70-year-old relationship between the two countries. Later members of the delegation visited the Quaid’s mausoleum and laid a floral wreath there. Naval forces of both the countries also carried out joint exercises on the occasion.

Sindh Education Department has decided to terminate the services of its officers wanted by NAB in connection with different corruption cases. In this connection, the department has sought the list of such officers, from grade-17 to grade-20. Provincial Minister Sardar Ali Shah has directed that dutiful officers be appointed on these posts.

After a record drop of Rs1, 000 in the prices of cotton in just one week, each maund of cotton now costs Rs13, 500. People associated with cotton cultivation say decrease in the prices was notice following the import of cotton in bulk.

Police in Lahore have arrested over 100 eunuchs found begging on roads in its crackdown on Monday. People belonging to the transgender community have decided to record their protest against the police’s behaviour which they say snatched mobile phones as well as cash from them.

A blow to peace efforts as North Korea has tested a long range cruise missile, which successfully hit the target 1, 500 kilometres away. The US government has termed the latest test by North Korea dangerous for the region as well as for the entire world.

782nd Urs celebrations of the sub-continent’s great Sufi saint Hazrat Bahauddin Zakariya Multani got underway in Multan on Monday. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, also the caretaker of the saint’s shrine, washed the grave and laid a floral wreath over it.

Cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja was elected as Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) new chairman. Ramiz will address a press conference later today.

Daniil Medvedev shattered Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam dream with a straight sets victory in the US Open final, denying the world number one a record-breaking 21st major men's singles title.

China rules American Box Office; Disney's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," featuring Marvel's first leading Asian superhero, reigned supreme atop the North American box office for a second week running, taking in $35.8 million. The film -- which stars Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu as a former assassin in the shadow of an evil father (Hong Kong legend Tony Leung) -- has so far earned $145.6 million in US and Canadian theatres.

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