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General/Politics:

  • Hashmi unveils ‘Imran’s snap polls plot’:
    Multan – Noted politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi claimed on Monday that PTI Chairman Imran Khan had told him that the judiciary would give a verdict “against the parliament and Nawaz Sharif would resign”. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-08-01/page-1/detail-4)
  • PPP-PTI tension mars efforts for joint candidate:
    ISLAMABAD – The opposition parties – led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf– failed to agree on a joint candidate for the prime minister’s election as a political fight erupted between the PPP and the PTI. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-08-01/page-2/detail-1)
  • JUI-F leader charged with issuing fake cheques of Rs30m: PESHAWAR: A senior government contractor, Nasir Khan, of Chitral has accused Jamiat Ulema Islam Dir leader, Zar Naseeb Khan, of issuing him fake cheques of Rs30 million and demanded of JUI-F top leadership to help resolve the issue. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/08/01/2-page/893914-news.html)

Law & Order:

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  • JIT’s Irfan Mangi tasked to file references against Sharifs:
    ISLAMABAD: Following Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case, the Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to file four references against the Sharif family and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-08-01/lahore/13213/99509)

Economy:

  • Businessmen issues to be resolved: KP gov:
    ISLAMABAD – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra on Monday assured the business community of his full cooperation for resolving the key issues of local trade and industry. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-08-01/page-8/detail-3)
  • ‘Pakistan has never faced 2-time bigger import against export’:
    KARACHI: Pakistan has never faced imports being two-and-a-half times bigger of country’s current exports. Pakistan faces this unprecedented trade deficit despite the prevalence of low international prices of our biggest import-oil. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-08-01/lahore/13203/99471)

Opinion/Editorial:

  • CPEC and policy initiatives:
    The former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in a party meeting he chaired to choose his successor, that the Chinese government initiated CPEC project in Pakistan because of him. Considering the pressure, in the wake of his unceremonious ouster, one can ignore this beguiling of self for the time being. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-08-01/page-6/detail-5)
  • Indeed, a proud moment:
    The unanimous Supreme Court decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif could potentially unravel divergent and powerful currents in the country to rebuild democracy along inclusive, egalitarian and sustainable lines. While such a need had been felt for a long time, it is only now that one can see the prospect of good tidings. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-08-01/lahore/13214/99391)

Sports:

  • Vegas retains Canadian Open title with playoff victory:
    MONTREAL: Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas birdied the first playoff hole on Sunday to win the US PGA Tour’s Canadian Open for the second straight year. Vegas edged American Charley Hoffman after both finished 72 holes on 21-under par 267. Vegas was in a bunker and off the green as the playoff opened at the par-five 18th at Glen Abbey in Oakville, Ontario. But Vegas chipped his third shot inches from the hole and tapped in for the win. “I knew I had to stay aggressive,” Vegas said of the near-disaster out of the bunker. “I knew I could pull off the shot. A little lucky, to be honest,” he added. “Sometimes you need that to win.” (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-08-01/lahore/13198/99418)
    England, Austria reach Women’s Euro semis:
    TILBURG-Newcomers Austria beat Spain 5-3 on penalties following a goalless draw in Tilburg while England edged France 1-0 in Sunday’s last game to clinch their first win over France in 43 years, thanks to Jodie Taylor’s fifth goal at the tournament. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-08-01/page-16/detail-4)
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