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General/Politics:

  • PM concealed nothing, claims PML-N:
    ISLAMABAD: The government on Sunday claimed that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had neither concealed his employment with Capital FZE nor the ‘iqama’ or work permit which he had obtained during his stay in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/07/24/1-page/891349-news.html)
  • PML-N trashes Imran’s money trail:
    ISLAMABAD – A day after Imran Khan filed incomplete money trail about purchasing property in London in the Supreme Court, the PML-N leaders came out on Sunday all guns blazing against the PTI chief. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-24/page-1/detail-3)
  • First Haj flight takes off today:
    LAHORE – PIA will start its Haj operation on Monday (today) and first Haj flight will depart from Islamabad in this regard, said spokesman for PIA on Sunday. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-24/page-2/detail-1)

Law & Order:

  • Plea to form JIT for exposing Punjab govt’s corruption:
    LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) senior central leader and former chief minister Punjab Ch Parvez Elahi has demanded formation of a joint investigation team to expose Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif government’s corruption in mega projects. “If a JIT is formed the nation will forget Panama, Iqamah cases.” (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/07/24/3-page/891369-news.html)

Economy:

  • Pakistan, Senegal agree to boost economic ties:
    DAKAR – Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan led the Pakistani delegation to participate in the inaugural session of the Joint Commission between Pakistan and Senegal, which was held in Dakar (Senegal), while Alioune Sarr, Minister for Commerce, Informal Sector, Consumption, Promotion of Local Products and SMEs led the Senegalese delegation. A delegation of private businessmen from the areas of textiles, agriculture and pharmaceuticals also held B2B meetings with Senegalese businessmen on the sidelines of the session. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-24/page-8/detail-2)
  • Uncertainty continues to hamper investors sentiments at PSX:
    LAHORE – Last week witnessed a slight upward correction at the local bourse following a selling rampage over the last few weeks as value buyers jumped in to take positions ahead of the corporate results season, though most investors still remain sidelined from the market amidst political uncertainty. The benchmark KSE 100-index closed 2.2 percent higher with average daily volumes and value declining by 23 percent (to 134m shares/day) and 22 percent (to $72m/day), respectively. Amongst the key sectors, oil & gas exploration (+5 percent), autos (+5 percent) and OMCs (+4 percent) were top gainers, whereas textile weaving (-5 percent WoW), power generation (-1 percent WoW) and chemicals (-1 percent WoW) lagged behind. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-24/page-8/detail-6)
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