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General/Politics:

  • MQM-P issues white paper on Sindh govt’s performance:
    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-Pakistan) on Wednesday released a white paper on the nine-year performance of Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh government at a pres conference held here at the Karachi Press Club (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/06/5-page/865032-news.html)
  • PTI seeks Asghar Khan case probe details from FIA:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday in a letter written to the chief of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has asked about the details of the investigations conducted so far in the Asghar Khan case — the matter that involved dolling out millions of rupees to politicians allegedly by the ISI (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-06/page-2/detail-2)
  • Army will accept any verdict in Panamagate case: ISPR DG:Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday said that Pakistan Army will accept any verdict that comes in Panamagate case, reported private TV channels. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-06/page-2/detail-5)

Law & Order:

  • Lahore attacked again:
    LAHORE: At least seven people, including four officials of the Pakistan Army and an on-leave officer of the Pakistan Air Force, were martyred and 22 others injured in a suicide blast that targeted a census team on Bedian Road in the Defence B police limits on Wednesday. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-06/lahore/10802/77760)
  • Four soldiers among 6 dead in Lahore suicide hit:
    LAHORE – Four soldiers of Pakistan Army and an off-duty officer of Pakistan Air Force were among six men who died in a suicide blast on Lahore’s Bedian Road early Wednesday (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-06/page-1/detail-3)
    Economy:
  • Textile package imbursement likely in next few days: Dastgir:
    LAHORE: Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that first payment of the textile package is likely to be provided in next few days. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/06/3-page/865026-news.html)
    Opinion/Editorial:
  • The neglected crown jewel:
    Given that it is Pakistan’s largest city, financial hub, and a major contributor to the economy, Karachi’s derelict look and obviously poor infrastructure is an anomaly (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-06/lahore/10807/77719)
  • Bureaucratic woes:
    Restoration of public trust in the state is important for the society to flourish in the long-run (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-06/lahore/10807/77718)
  • Saving Yemen:
    Pakistan’s newly-appointed Foreign Secretary has a tough job. She’s supposed to make the personalised hodge-podge of Nawaz Sharif’s foreign dealings sound like coherent national policy. Picture this: While announcing yet again the inclusion of Pakistan in the Saudi-led so-called Muslim alliance, she reassured us that our government is working towards reducing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Now that’s a hard one to swallow (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-06/page-6/detail-4)
  • Sports:
  • Administrators have done a ‘lousy job’: Viv Richards:
    MUMBAI – Former West Indies captain Viv Richards has blamed the “arrogance of administrators” involved in West Indies cricket for the failure to ensure the best players in the region remain available for international duty. Several big ticket players including Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Carlos Brathwaite, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy and Darren Bravo are currently in India to participate in the IPL even as a three-match ODI series against Pakistan gets underway on Friday in Guyana. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-06/page-16/detail-3)
  • Kohli, Misbah and Younus get Wisden honours:
    LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli has been named as the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2017 edition of the respected Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, – ‘cricket’s bible’ – published this week. Meanwhile Pakistan’s Misbahul Haq and Younus Khan were named as two of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year. According to editor Lawrence Booth, Kohli had “the year of his dreams” in 2016, “averaging more with the bat in each of the three formats than anyone: 75 in Tests, 92 in one-day internationals and 106 in Twenty20 internationals”. Under Kohli, India won series trophies in all three formats against England in 2016/17. Booth said the star batsman’s 235 in the fourth Test against England at Mumbai confirmed him as the “spiritual successor to Sachin Tendulkar”. Kohli is the third Indian to win an award that has only been in existence since 2003 and is designed to recognise achievement in all forms of the international game in the previous calendar year. Dynamic opener Virender Sehwag won twice, in 2008 and 2009, with Tendulkar himself awarded the title in 2010. The 2017 women’s award was won by Australia’s Ellyse Perry. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-06/lahore/10811/77818)
  • Pakistan, West Indies aim to strengthen claims for qualification:
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and West Indies will aim to consolidate their positions on the ICC ODI Team Rankings in their bid to qualify directly for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 when they will feature in a three-match ODI series starting in Guyana on Friday, 7 April, (tomorrow). West Indies, the 1975 and 1979 world champions, are presently sitting in ninth position on 84 points, five points behind eighth-ranked 1992 winners Pakistan. Bangladesh, who recently drew their three-match series with Sri Lanka, are seventh on 92 points. West Indies leads Pakistan 15-13 on a head-to-head at home and have a chance to move ahead of the visiting side. But to make it happen, they will have to win all three matches. If they are able to achieve this, then they will join the green shirts on 87 points and will be ranked eighth as they will be ahead by a fraction of a point (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-06/lahore/10811/77812)
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