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General/Politics:

  • Revised news leaks notification to be issued in two days: Minister:
    KARACHI – Minister of State for Broadcasting and Information Marriyum Aurangzeb asserted on Sunday that a detailed revised notification over Dawn leaks probe report would be issued either on Monday or the next day (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-1/detail-4)
  • Imran challenges Punjab, Sindh to meet KP’s standard of governance:
    SIALKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday challenged the Punjab and Sindh to meet the high standard of governance set by their KP counterpart (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-08/lahore/11476/83972)
  • Pakistan should not join Islamic force in ME: Aseff:
    LAHORE – There is war among different religious groups in Middle East. There is no war for the cause of Islam. Who are we to prepare this force? In Middle East the war is between Shia and Sunni Muslims for dominance. Gen Raheel Sharif should not have gone to Saudi Arabia, former foreign minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali stated this while speaking at Lahore Press Club on Sunday (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-2/detail-4)
  • Zardari’s missing aides recovered from Turbat:
    KARACHI – The two missing aides of former president Asif Ali Zardari were recovered safely from the captivity of kidnappers during a joint action in Balochistan (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-2/detail-6)

Law & Order:

  • Four lost lives in various parts of city:
    KARACHI: At least four people including a driver and school teacher were killed in different incidents on Sunday (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-08/lahore/11459/84011)
  • Petition filed to seek details of civil servants working for IFIs:
    Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court will conduct hearing of a petition on Monday seeking details of Pakistani civil servants working in international financial institutions (IFIs) (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-3/detail-1)
    Economy:
  • Pakistan, China likely to sign MoU on Diamer-Bhasha dam:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China are likely to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 4500 megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam during the Belt and Road Forum scheduled to be held in China next week, it is learnt reliably here (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-8/detail-5)
  • ADB to further boost economic cooperation initiatives: Nakao:
    YOKOHAMA – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehito Nakao has said that the bank would continue to strengthen the regional economic cooperation initiatives and coordinate closely with other existing and emerging regional cooperation platforms (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-8/detail-7)

Opinion/Editorial:

  • War, ethics and humanity:
    Human beings have been suffering from bloody conflicts, wars and other hurts at the state and societal levels since their emergence, not from any other specie but at the hands of their own fellow beings. First we kill our human fellows with brutal weapons, and then we devote a particular day for their remembrance. Yes, we can only show our so-called remembrance and sympathy to them who are sleeping under soil. Neither their suffering can be not felt nor have human beings learnt any lessons to wipe out wars. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-6/detail-4)
  • On advertisements:
    Ah, the ads. It’s always the ads. Many people feel like it’s making a mountain out of a molehill to be critical of advertisements—they are just ways to advertise a product, it’s not meant to be taken seriously, etcetera, infinity. Only it’s never “just” anything. Advertisements are pitched to us, the consumer, with a definite estimation of what should appeal to us. Advertisements are put together on the back of surveys and market research and focus group data so as to create the perfect little nugget of information that will convince us to buy that product. What particularly enrages me about the latest offering from Kenwood (http://nation.com.pk/columns/08-May-2017/on-advertisements)
  • Sport:
  • Sharapova sets up Bouchard grudge match:
    MADRID: Maria Sharapova set up a mouth-watering second-round clash with Eugenie Bouchard at the Madrid Open after battling back from a set down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday. Bouchard called the Russian “a cheater” last week and suggested she should have been banned for life – rather than 15 months – after testing positive for meldonium at the 2015 Australian Open. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-05-08/lahore/11463/83949)
  • Pakistan can still win West Indies Test series, believes Qasim:
    ISLAMABAD – Former chief selector and spin bowler Iqbal Qasim believes that Pakistan team still have chance to create history by winning the Test series against West Indies (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-17/detail-3)
  • Inzamam backs Pakistan against India in Champions Trophy:
    Karachi – Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq believes that the clash of Champions Trophy between Pakistan and India will be important for men in green to make a right start in the tournament (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-05-08/page-17/detail-6)
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