Brussels: Airport rocked by explosions

Reports say the blasts were in the departures area and speak of casualties although this has not been confirmed. The blasts come four days after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the Paris attacks in November. [BBC] [Jang] [BBC Live] [BBC Urdu] [Jang] [Jang] [Dawn] [DawnA history of terrorist attacks in Belgium [Jang]

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17 March 2016 (Thursday): Supreme Court suspends order of Sindh High Court to remove name of Model Ayyan Ali from ECL, in currency smuggling case. [Jang Live] [Express]

17 March 2016 (Thursday): Sartaj Aziz (Advisor on Foreign Affairs) informally meets his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on 37th SAARC Council of Ministers meeting. Sushma Swaraj says that the Pakistani JIT will reach India on 27th March and will start working on 28th. [Times of India] [First Post] [Indian Express] [Jang Live] [Express] [Jang Live] [Jang Live]

16 March 2016 (Wednesday): Supreme Court of Pakistan rejects plea of Govt. to keep name of former President General (R) Pervez Musharraf on ECL. His name hasn’t been removed from ECL till now. Chauhdry Nisar (Minister for Interior) says that his ministry hasn’t received any application from Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf to remove his name from ECL till now. It is being expected that Musharraf’s name could be removed from ECL till the day’s end. [Times Of India] [BBC] [Dawn]