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General/Politics:

  • PPP announces to hold ‘Go Nawaz Go’ rallies:
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday directed Punjab chapter of the party to take out ‘Go Nawaz Go’ rallies in every district of the province to pressurize Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down following a damning report by the joint investigation team (JIT) against the ruling Sharif family in the Panama Papers case. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-07-19/lahore/12919/97088)
  • Awan brings bad luck to PTI:
    LAHORE – There was an ominous whispering in the PTI ranks when Babar Awan joined the party last month. Many in the party did not approve this decision, but they kept quite since the party chief had seen the status quo withering on the vine with the entry of Mr Awan into PTI. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-19/page-1/detail-3)
  • Air chief awarded Turkish Legion of Merit:
    ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, was awarded the Legion of Merit in recognition of his services for promotion of defence ties between air forces of the two countries at a ceremony held on Tuesday at Turkish Air Force Headquarters in Istanbul. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-07-19/lahore/12920/97192)
  • PM to emerge victorious in Panama case: Marriyum:
    ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family would emerge victorious in the Panama Papers case being heard in the Supreme Court. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-19/page-2/detail-2)

Law & Order:

Economy:

  • Govt taking measures to improve customs procedures: Dar:
    ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Tuesday that comprehensive measures were being taken to improve and upgrade customs procedures in Pakistan in line with international standards. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-19/page-8/detail-5)
  • Opinion/Editorial;
  • Rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic:
    Will it be a long drawn legal battle or just a short one, whatever —it seems to be like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Whether one likes it or not, the emerging consensus is that the game for the House of Sharifs is over. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-07-19/lahore/12924/97097)
  • Cotton and textile outlook:
    We are at the advent of cotton season in Pakistan, but sadly there is no cotton crop management policy or then perhaps, no real functional government at a time that holds the key in determining the (textile) sector’s performance over the next twelve months – everyone seems preoccupied with the Panama case instead of dispensing actual governance. Amidst the ongoing high political drama, what we forget is that there is a country to be run! Textile constitutes the largest sector in Pakistan’s exports and the country is faced with a serious current account deficit situation at a time when both our overall exports and textile exports have been declining for more than 3 years now. The irony though is that our finance minister (de-facto prime minister) is just not worried, or even worse, (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-19/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

  • Germany held, Italy stunned at Women’s Euro:
    Breda – Holders Germany were held to a goalless draw by Sweden while underdogs Russia stunned Italy as Group B opened at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands on Monday. In Breda, Sweden picked up their first point in 12 competitive encounters with Germany, who have by now won the European title six times in a row and eight times overall. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-19/page-16/detail-4)
  • Pakistan earn ninth position at World Youth Handball:
    LAHORE: Pakistan earned ninth position at the Under-17 World Youth Handball Championship that ended in Mauritius last week. Teams from 15 countries featured in the July 11-16 championship. According to the information released by the Pakistan Handball Federation here on Tuesday, Pakistan lost their first match in the championship against Chinese Taipei 2-1 (20-16, 22-30, 4-5). In their next two matches however, (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-07-19/lahore/12928/97227)
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