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  • Rs 10b bribe claim: PM decides legal action against Imran:
    ISLAMABAD – A meeting of the prime minister’s close aides, legal experts and loyalists yesterday decided to take legal action against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for accusing the government of offering to him Rs 10 billion bribe for keeping mum on the Panama leaks scandal (
  • Indian tycoon’s meeting with Nawaz sparks speculations:
    Islamabad – A meeting between Prime Mninister Nawaz Sharif and Indian business tycoon Sajjan Jindal’s delegation was the talk of the town on Thursday, sparking speculations that he may have been involved in some kind of diplomacy to revive the stalled dialogue between the two countries (
  • PM won’t quit come what may, PML-N decides:
    ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided that Nawaz will not resign at any cost from his post (
  • PTI leaders barred from holding news briefing at PID:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Thursday moved an application against the State Minister for Information, Marryium Aurengzeb in the local police station after some of its party lawmakers were barred to hold a press conference at the Press Information Department (PID) (

Law & Order:

  • JIT on Panama leaks: NAB forwards names of two ‘controversial’ officials:
    ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has forwarded three names to the Supreme Court to pick out one of them for the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Panama Leaks case (
  • 5 terrorists killed in Mand encounter:
    QUETTA – Five militants of a proscribed outfit were killed in an armed encounter with security personnel in Mand area on Thursday (


  • Pakistan shares close bearish amid across-the-board profits:
    KARACHI: Pakistan equities closed in red on Thursday, while the rest of the market enjoyed across-the-board profits. The KSE-100 index dropped 345.81 points to close at 49,481.7 (
  • Govt eyes $500m increase in textile exports by June:
    ISLAMABAD – After achieving a 6.2 per cent increase on year-on-year in March worth $1.064 billion, the government is eyeing more than $500 million increase in textile exports in next three months (
  • Opinion/Editorial:
  • Panama looming over next polls:
    The rise and spread of moral and material corruption in the country has made it impossible to elect a government which could truly be one of the people, by the people and for the people (
  • Flouting environmental impact assessment:
    The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns over the violation of the Pakistan Environmental Act, the NHA continued with the construction work in different patches on a track of 25.6 km (


  • Real Madrid hit Deportivo for six, Barcelona relegate Osasuna:
    BARCELONA: Real Madrid again made light of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they crushed Deportivo la Coruna 6-2 to maintain the upper hand in the La Liga title race on Wednesday. Madrid and Barcelona are locked on 78 points at the top of the table, but Real have a game in hand over their title rivals. Barca remain top thanks to their better head-to-head record as Lionel Messi struck twice to relegate Osasuna in a 7-1 thrashing. (
  • Pakistan postpones Bangladesh tour:
    KARACHI – Pakistan’s cricket chief said Thursday that a scheduled visit to Bangladesh this summer has been postponed for at least a year after the Bangladeshis refused to reciprocate the tour because of security fears (
  • Sami steers Federal Areas to victory in Pakistan Cup:
    RAWALPINDI – Sensational Sami Aslam kept Federal Areas hopes alive for a place in the final, as his majestic 169 helped Federal Areas thump high-flying Balochistan by 4 wickets in the Pakistan Cup 2017 must-win match here at Pindi Stadium on late Wednesday night (
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