Today's outlook: Emergency meeting of Parliament's national security committee called
Notes from the newsroom
Here are some of the stories we will be following today (Friday):
- An emergency meeting of the Parliament's Committee on National Security has been called. It will be held at Parliament House at 4pm.
- The Lahore High Court will hear petitions of the Sharif family and the Jahangir Tareen-owned sugar mills mentioned in the sugar commission report today.
- The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has granted Pakistan a stay on the $6 billion penalty in the Reko Diq case. The ICSID — a World Bank arbitration court — had ordered Pakistan to pay $6 billion in damages to Tethyan Copper in July 2019.
- The prime suspect in the Lahore motorway case has become the ‘most wanted criminal’ in the country. He has been on the run for the past nine days.
- An institution had threatened to abrogate the Constitution of Pakistan if the 19th amendment was not approved, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Thursday.
- The Islamabad High Court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield references. The warrants have been sent to the foreign secretary. Action will be taken against him through the British High Commission by September 22.
- An accountability court has reserved its verdict in the petition to declare three supplementary references against Asif Ali Zardari null and void. The court’s decision will be announced today.
- ICYMI: Barrister Ali Zafar, a legal expert and member of PTI, said on Thursday that his party would not be able to support the bill penalising criticism of Pakistan's armed forces.