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General/Politics:

  • Zehri says JIT report biased, inconclusive:
    QUETTA – Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri yesterday termed the joint investigation team report on Panama Papers case ‘biased and inconclusive’ (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-1/detail-4)
  • Democracy in no danger: Bilawal:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto on Monday said there was no danger to democracy and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation will not affect the system (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-2/detail-5)
  • PML-N laughs off Bilawal’s resignation threat: Lahore: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has ridiculed the Pakistan People’s Party threat of tendering resignations from assemblies besides taking other options tto force Nawaz sharif quit the office of the prime minister (http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_07_2017_002_004)

Law & Order:

  • JIT findings not binding:
    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that the findings of the joint investigation team (JIT) in Panama scandal were not binding on the court. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-07-18/lahore/12917/96918)
    Economy:
  • Security operations boosting investors confidence: OICC: Karachi: Foreign investors appreciated the improved security environment and expressed satisfaction that the first half of 2017 witnessed an overall reduction in all kinds of crimes (http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=18_07_2017_011_005)
  • Chinese entrepreneurs keen to invest in agri sector: Islamabad: A delegation of Chinese entrepreneurs led by Lee of Ministry of Commerce. People’s Republic of China visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry and showed interest to make investment in Pakistan’s agriculture sector (http://epaper.pakobserver.net/201707/18/page14.php )

Opinion/Editorial:

  • Bitter legal battle begins:
    Yesterday the Supreme Court began hearings of the Panama case after the submission of an explosive JIT report a week ago. The report in its findings goes against the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and daughter. It has been rejected by them. Whatever the decision of the case some people may try to move the country towards political turmoil (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-6/detail-4)
  • Casual sexism in tennis:
    Men’s World No 1 (still) Andy Murray is deservedly getting plaudits for addressing the casual sexist question of a journalist following his five-set loss to the American Sam Querrey. In the post-match press conference, the journalist began his question by saying that Querrey was the “first player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal since 2009…” Murray interrupted the question with “male player…” implying that female tennis players from the US – most notably the Williams sisters – have reached semis and won majors during the time period in question. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

  • Philander leads South Africa rout of England:
    NOTTINGHAM – Vernon Philander led a fine all-round bowling effort as South Africa thrashed England by 340 runs in the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-17/detail-1)
  • Yasir Shah recommends four-day cricket to Shadab Khan:
    KARACHI – Pakistan’s preferred leg-spinner in Tests, Yasir Shah, believes captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s limited-overs option Shadab Khan needs to play four-day cricket to further master the art of spin bowling. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-17/detail-5)
  • Mendis stays firm in record Sri Lanka chase:
    COLOMBO – Kusal Mendis scored a fluent half-century to keep Sri Lanka’s hopes of chasing a record 388 alive on day four of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe on Monday. The hosts were 170 for three at stumps, with Mendis (60) batting alongside Angelo Mathews (17) at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-18/page-17/detail-3)
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