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General/Politics:

  • Imran steps up pressure on PM at Karachi rally:
    KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan said on Sunday that he is fighting a ‘mafia’ and a ‘godfather.’ (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/05/01/1-page/871563-news.html)
  • Govt on ‘damage control’ move:
    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif summoned his close aides to Jati Umra in Raiwind on Sunday to thrash out a ‘damage control’ strategy following Pakistan Army’s curt rejection of a government notification in the Dawn Leaks issue (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11318/82730)
  • PPP calls for making Dawn Leaks report public:
    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Sunday called upon the government to make public Dawn Leaks inquiry report to allay a host of doubts and misgivings (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11318/82731)

Law & Order:

  • JI’s sit-in against KE at Governor’s House continues:
    KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami on Sunday continued its sit-in against K-Electric’s inflated bills and load-shedding outside the Governor House in Karachi for second consecutive day. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11319/82636)
  • Police arrest 24 suspects:
    KARACHI: Police has arrested 24 suspects including 6 illegal immigrants involved in various heinous crimes by conducting raids in different parts of Karachi on Sunday (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11319/82638)

Economy:

  • Politics, corporate results keep index in check:
    LAHORE – The outgoing week witnessed profit taking as investors shied away from fresh investments amidst growing political uncertainty (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-8/detail-2)
  • Opinion/Editorial:
  • ISPR’s tweet and Pakistani democracy:
    A controversial tweet by the director general of ISPR, Army’s media wing, on Saturday sparked a heated reaction from civil society and sections of media. The infamous tweet had come minutes after the Prime Minister’s Office issued an executive order seeking necessary action based on findings of the Dawn Leaks inquiry (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11323/82670)
  • Parliament is the right forum for PM’s accountability:
    A few readers have objected to my use of the term tamasha for the Panama papers hullaballoo. They felt that I was being too unfair to an issue of great public importance that involved abuse of power for personal gain. Be that as it may, and I certainly do not endorse any abuse of power under any circumstances, I feel very strongly that the idea of separation of powers makes the exercise of the judicial branch sitting in judgment over the executive branch wrong (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-01/lahore/11323/82671)
  • On spy-ports:
    This week I am sorely disappointed. Another one of my dreams has bit the dust and it is really quite tragic indeed. The only thing that redeems the situation is that our government obviously watches a lot of spy movies, because the Senate has squashed a proposal to allow foreigners married to Pakistani women to be naturalized, because that would open an avenue whereby an enemy country could spy on us. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-6/detail-5)
    Sports:
  • PCB holds Sarfraz-less former cricketers conference:
    ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) organised a conference of former Test cricketers, coaches, first class players and officials of Rawalpindi-Islamabad, Peshawar and Abbottabad here at a local hotel on Sunday (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-16/detail-7)
  • Wildcard Siegemund lifts Stuttgart trophy:
    STUTTGART-Germany’s Laura Siegemund was the shock winner of Stuttgart’s WTA tournament on Sunday after her three-set win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic in the final (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-16/detail-2)
  • Nadal wins ‘dream’ title:
    BARCELONA-Rafael Nadal hailed a “dream start” to his clay court season after romping to his 10th Barcelona Open on Sunday after sweeping aside Austria’s Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-01/page-16/detail-6)
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