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General/Politics:

  • Pakistan blasts India over change in nuclear doctrine:
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday warned that India’s decision to change its nuclear arms usage policy was ‘highly irresponsible and dangerous’ and that it will not help the cause of promoting strategic restraint and stability in a nuclearised South Asia (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10832/77965)
  • Former PML-N leader Liaquat Jatoi joins PTI:
    ISLAMABAD: Former PML-N leader Liaquat Ali Jatoi joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Thursday, a statement issued by the party said (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10832/77969)
  • Former PML-N leader Liaquat Jatoi joins PTI:
    ISLAMABAD: Former PML-N leader Liaquat Ali Jatoi joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Thursday, a statement issued by the party said (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10832/77969)
  • Imran Khan condemns Indian calls to demolish Jinnah House:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Thursday strongly condemned Indian politicians for demanding to demolish Jinnah House (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-07/page-2/detail-4)

Law & Order:

  • Land sliding kills 5, four injured:
    KARACHI: At least 5 persons have lost their lives including 3 teenagers and another 4 got injured of one family in the incident of Land Sliding on Thursday before dawn in Gulshan e Ghazi a Hilly and Flung locality of Baldia Town (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10822/78049)
  • Foreign agencies involved in terrorism in Pakistan: Siraj:
    DIR: Central Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Sirajul Haq has said that international agencies including CIA, RAW, KGB are involved in terrorism and insurgency in Pakistan. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10824/78065 )
  • Economy:
  • ADB projects economic growth at 5.2pc for FY2017:
    ISLAMABAD – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected Pakistan’s economic growth at 5.2 percent for the current fiscal year due to better security, macroeconomic stability and investment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-07/page-8/detail-1)
    Opinion/Editorial:
  • Pulverising the roots of terrorism:
    The Lahore terror attack on Wednesday last in which four soldiers of the Pakistan Army lost their lives once again reinforces the general belief that the social and physical terror infrastructure in the country has by and large remained unscathed notwithstanding the notable successes of the Zarb-i-Azb or of the recently launched Raddul Fassad (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10834/77909)
  • Politics of military courts:
    Whenever I would read a text that suggested Pakistani politicians were incompetent, corrupt and short-sighted, I tended to disregard it considering such a perspective to be part of a conspiracy of extra-parliamentary forces against our noble and visionary politicians and democratic political parties. However, my doctoral research has dawned on me the lingering dilemma of Pakistan’s democracy where all four of the martial laws imposed by military chiefs were supported by a section of politicians, along with civil bureaucracy and judiciary. This grim fact should suffice to hold political forces partly responsible for the chequered record of democratization in Pakistan. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10834/77910)
  • Extreme nuclear brinkmanship:
    Vipin Narang, an Indian origin nuclear strategist and a Professor at the prestigious MIT made a candid assessment of the emerging dynamics of India’s nuclear strategy at the Carnegie International Conference in Washington recently. He averred that there had been a perceptible paradigm shift in India’s nuclear posture towards Pakistan; moving from their oft professed “No First Use” dictum to nuclear first strikes to “preempt imminent nuclear strikes by Pakistan”. This preemption would aim to eliminate all of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons obviating any retaliatory second strikes altogether. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-07/page-6/detail-2)
  • Sports:
  • Hazard fires Chelsea title charge, Spurs still in hunt:
    LONDON: Eden Hazard fired Premier League leaders Chelsea to a crucial 2-1 win over Manchester City, but Tottenham are hot on their heels after a sensational fightback in their 3-1 victory at Swansea on Wednesday. Chelsea remain seven points clear of second placed Tottenham with eight games to play, yet with just minutes left on a dramatic evening it seemed the Blues would have a much greater lead. Rocked by Saturday’s shock 2-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side took only 10 minutes to take the lead through Hazard’s 12th goal of the season. Hazard’s effort deflected off Vincent Kompany and beat Willy Caballero, whose weak attempted save drew a frustrated look from City boss Pep Guardiola as he contemplated the latest in a growing list of gaffes from his goalkeepers this season. Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois was guilty of an even worse blunder, spilling David Silva’s shot to Sergio Aguero, who tapped in City’s 26th minute equalizer (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10826/77991)
  • 1st Squash Premier League trophy unveiled:
    LAHORE – The glittering trophy of the 1st FMC Squash Premier League was unveiled in a colourful ceremony held here at a local hotel on Thursday (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-07/page-16/detail-2)
  • West Indies, Pakistan eye direct World Cup qualification:
    PROVIDENCE: It is often alleged that the existential threat 50-over cricket faces arises largely due to the number of ODIs played without context or substantial meaning. Series such as this one, featuring three ODIs tucked between four T20s and three Tests, would generally have been the perfect example to advance that point. But the ICC’s otherwise severely criticised move to reduce the World Cup to ten teams, only eight of which qualify directly, means Pakistan and West Indies – ranked eighth and ninth in ODIs respectively – will be playing for much more than the series trophy when they take on each other in Guyana. If West Indies win all three ODIs, they will leapfrog their visitors to eighth position less than six months before the cut-off date of September 30 (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-07/lahore/10827/77996)
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