VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: September 2, 2020

Nawaz’s sojourn in London may end soon: DAWN

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday directed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to appear before the court and surrender to the authorities by September 10 or face legal proceedings for absconsion. A division bench of the high court comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Aamer Farooq also directed the deputy attorney general to verify the medical condition of Mr Sharif through the Pakistani High Commission in London. Click here to read...

Afghan Saffron Yield Up 10%: Ministry: TOLO News

According to estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), 24 metric tons of saffron will be produced in the country this year. A ministry spokesman says that information gathered from across the country shows that saffron yields are rising. “Saffron production in Afghanistan is expected to reach around 24 metric tons this year,” said Akbar Rustami, the ministry spokesman. Click here to read...

Mitsubishi to assist Bangladesh in producing its own motor vehicle brand: Dhaka Tribune

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Monday said the ministry was working on producing Bangladesh’s own brand of motor vehicles. “Pragoti Industries Limited, a state-owned company, will manufacture the automobiles with technical assistance from Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan. To this end, the Automobile Industry Development Policy 2020 will be finalized very soon,” he said. Click here to read...

Draft of 20A sent to AG: Daily Mirror

Justice Ministry Secretary M.M.P.K. Mayadunne has referred the draft of the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution to the Attorney General for his observations, the AG’s Coordinating Officer Nishara Jayaratne said yesterday. Click here to read...

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