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General/Politics:

  • PM asks opponents to stop political juggleries:
    SIALKOT – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked his political elements to end their “political juggleries” for the sake of national economic and political stability and consider national development and prosperity instead of misleading the masses through their negative politics. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-1/detail-9)
  • PTI’s Fawad predicts Nawaz’s last day in office:
    ISLAMABAD – PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif submitted forged material in the Supreme Court and the coming Friday would be his last day in power. Fawad held a media talk outside the apex court and termed Nawaz Sharif a liar. He said the main argument of PM’s lawyer is that the assets belong to his father and children, and he does not know about any details. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj-ul-Haq said that the government is trapped and nobody can save it now (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-2/detail-1)

Law & Order:

  • JIT did not find any wrongdoing by PM, defence claims:
    ISLAMABAD – The court pressed Khawaja Haris for presenting money trail of Avenfield apartments and revealing their real owner and beneficiary, as the lead defence lawyer Wednesday asserted there was no proof that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif owns the London property. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-1/detail-11)

Economy:

  • Danish cos keen to invest in Pakistan: Envoy:
    LAHORE – Ambassador of Denmark to Pakistan Ole Thonke has said a large number of Danish companies were interested to invest and work on long term projects in Pakistan. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-8/detail-2)
  • Opinion/Editorial:
  • An era of accountability?:
    Yet again in its history, Pakistan is witnessing an era of multitudinous political statements, innumerable accusations and a conspiracy theory galore. Yet again in the country, a sitting Prime Minister is being asked to resign on account of alleged corruption. As the political environment remains action-packed, the ordinary people of Pakistan experience a feeling of déjà vu.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-6/detail-5)
  • Pakistan’s political destiny:
    The circus has returned once more to provide more conclusive evidence that politics in Pakistan stinks worse than a putrefied carcass. The stench that pervades our political culture comes to us on a daily basis from a rostrum outside the Supreme Court, where dignified speech is tossed to the winds and conscience is trampled with impunity and shamelessness. With the likes of the ruling party’s singing quartet plus a few more additions to their nauseous chorus, the patience of Pakistan’s Apex Court is being severely tested. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-6/detail-4)

Sports:

  • Former ski-jumper Roglic wins stage, Froome extends Tour de France lead:
    SERRE-CHEVALIER – Former champion ski-jumper Primoz Roglic took a sensational solo victory on the mountainous 183km 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday. Chris Froome came home third to stretch his overall lead to 27 seconds as Rigoberto Uran moved up to second and Fabio Aru dropped to fourth, with Romain Bardet remaining third. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-16/detail-4)
  • Sri Lanka to probe 2011 World Cup cricket defeat:
    Colombo – Sri Lanka’s sports minister gave his support Wednesday for an investigation into the country’s controversial 2011 World Cup loss against India, amid fresh allegations of match fixing. The South Asian nation lost the World Cup decider by six wickets at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, stunning the cricket-mad island. Then Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara resigned soon after the match. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-20/page-17/detail-5)
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