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General/Politics:

  • SC can’t vet lawmakers on moral grounds: PTI counsel:
    ISLAMABAD – Naeem Bukahri, counsel for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, on Tuesday took the plea that the apex court could not examine parliamentarians on moral grounds. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-26/page-1/detail-3)
  • SA resolution demands Nawaz’s resignation:
    Karachi – Sindh Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a private member resolution, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign from his post for losing moral authority to rule after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) submitted its report to the Supreme Court on Panama leaks case. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-26/page-2/detail-7)
  • PPP, PTI question efficacy of safe city project: LAHORE: Two Opposition parties on Tuesday – a day after the ghastly blast in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat area on Ferozpur Road – questioned the efficacy of the Safe City Project (http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_07_2017_002_008)

Law & Order:

  • Article 62 applies if crime is committee: PTI lawyer: ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) which usually prefers to quote the decision of the dissenting judges in the Panama Papers case jusgement (http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=26_07_2017_001_004)

Economy:

  • Only Rs4b allocated out of Rs180b export package: PTEA:
    FAISALABAD – Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has expressed grave concern over non-release of funds for payment of incentives announced under the prime minister’s package. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-26/page-8/detail-5)

Opinion/Editorial:

  • Enough is enough:
    It was November 25, 1993. The city was Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The event was a bomb blast, a car bomb. The target was the Prime Minister of Egypt, Atef Sedki. The attack was orchestrated by the head of Islamic Jihad at the time and now head of Al-Qaeda – Ayman al Zawahiri. The attack was not a surprise for people as the group had killed more than 240 people in terrorist attacks in the past two years. The interior minister was also targeted earlier in August followed by many others. Yet there was one surprise. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-26/page-6/detail-4)
  • Bhutto’s chief ministers:
    Now that political battle lines have been drawn, the race is on for the coveted slot of Chief Minister (CM) Punjab. When it comes to governance, the regime of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto stands out. One may not agree with his political philosophy but his administrative brilliance is acknowledged. Punjab and its capital city Lahore was the bastion of his political power. He selected his CMs after due deliberation as he wanted to deliver while retaining his power base and popularity. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-07-26/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

  • South Africa release Duminy before third Test: CT/London: South Africa batsman JP Duminy is set to return home ahead of the third Test against England in a mve that could signal the end of his career in the five-day format (https://epaper.tr)
  • Don’t look back in Amla, says Hashim of Oval return:
    LONDON – South Africa’s Hashim Amla has insisted memories of an inspired innings will play no part when he returns to one of his favourite venues for the third Test against England at The Oval. Five years ago at the south London ground, Amla made South Africa’s highest individual Test score of 311 not out, his marathon effort playing a key role in an innings and 12-run win.
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