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General/Politics:

  • Imran urges nation to rise against corruption:
    TALAGANG: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that resistance against corruption had now turned into a nationwide campaign and Pakistan would soon change for good (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10740/77173)
  • Saad Rafiq denies PML-N & PPP deal:
    LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq has denied the PTI chief’s allegation that a deal was reached between PM L-N and PPP (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/03/3-page/864358-news.html)
  • CM reviews progress on hepatitis filter clinics, PKLTI:
    LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif chaired a meeting here on Sunday which reviewed progress on Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute project, human resource affairs, and establishment of Hepatitis Filter Clinics. During the meeting, the decision was also taken to establish endowment fund for Pakistan Kidney & Liver Transplant Institute (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/03/5-page/864372-news.html)
  • Bajwa-Zardari meeting not on the cards:
    ISLAMABAD – Former president Asif Ali Zardari may not meet Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa anytime soon, The Nation has learnt. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-2/detail-1)
  • AIDS patients alarmingly increase in Balochistan:
    QUETTA – The number of HIV AIDS patients has disturbingly increased in Balochistan raising an alarm bell for the government. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-5/detail-9)

Law & Order:

  • PPP wants NAB replaced with NAC:
    LARKANA: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said on Sunday that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had completely failed to deliver under the present circumstances. “The accountability of all people, including politicians and bureaucrats, should be done under one law, and there should also be one court to deal with these issues,” he said, while talking to media at Garhi Khuda Bux Town, near Naundero (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10740/77167)
  • FIA summons two PIA directors in corruption probe:
    LAHORE – The FIA Punjab has summoned two directors of PIA to appear before the authority over an inquiry wherein the airline management was facing multiple charges of corruption, said sources in FIA on Sunday. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-2/detail-7)
    Economy:
  • THE RUPEE:
    KARACHI: The rupee managed to post fresh gains in relation to the dollar on the money market during the week, ended on April 1st, 2017. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/04/03/1-page/864329-news.html)
  • Pakistan can earn over $30b from exports of dairy products, milk:  KARACHI: There is sheer possibility for Pakistan to earn over $30 billion from exports of the dairy products on more than one count, sector people remarked. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10731/77121)

Opinion/Editorial:

  • Perception management propaganda:
    In the old days, that which used to be called propaganda has been rebranded. It now goes by the far more unobtrusive name of perception management. This is, perhaps, more fitting. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10741/77123)
  • Russians are protesting. What’s next?:
    The protests last Sunday in Russia which aroused such euphoria in the western media have died down, but this may be a temporary pause in the outburst of a people simmering with revulsion against the conditions of life in a country riddled with worsening socio economic crisis. This new upsurge of protest demonstrations was the most significant since the 2012 movement that challenged Putin’s rule. But the harshness of the regime towards the protests with hundreds of people arrested suggested that Mr Putin’s government was taking no chances. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10741/77124)
  • Renewing resolve:
    The 23rd day of March marked the passing of the historic resolution in Lahore which paved the way for the creation of separate Muslim state in the South Asia. On this day in 1940, the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent reached the most significant milestone on their long and checkered path to independence. The Lahore Resolution was essentially the embodiment of a prediction made by the Allama Iqbal, the ideologue of Pakistan, a decade ago about the ‘final destiny’ of the Indian Muslims. Through this resolution, the Muslims of this region cherished a dream. And this dream was realised within 7 years when Pakistan finally appeared on the globe map as a sovereign independent state, thanks to the visionary and inspiring leadership of Quaid-e-Azam, and unwavering support rendered by the numerous unsung heroes of the freedom movement (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-6/detail-5)
  • Rampant drug abuse:
    Drug abuse can be termed as the misuse of drugs, narcotics and extreme use of narcotics leads to addiction. Drug abuse is an ever growing issue not only in Pakistan but across different parts of the world. The worst thing about drugs and narcotics is that they are now considered to be a widely prevailing problem among the youth, which is considered to be the backbone of any country or nation. In the context of Pakistan, the use of narcotics among the youth is at an all time high (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-6/detail-4)
    Sports:
  • Konta defeats Wozniacki for Miami Open crown:
    MIAMI: Johanna Konta defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-3 to win the Miami Open on Saturday – the biggest title won by a British woman in 40 years. Konta, who had never won an elite WTA premier mandatory event, will move to number seven in the world rankings with the victory. The Sydney-born 25-year-old, who beat Venus Williams in the semis, began superbly, breaking to love in the opening game before Wozniacki swiftly broke back to level at 2-2. After another break each, the Briton took advantage of two double-faults from the Dane to break to 5-4 and serve out for the set. There was a similar pattern to the start of the second set, with the pair exchanging breaks in the first two game. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10726/77085)
  • New PSF official vows to take better care of players:
    ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) newly-appointed senior vice president Air vice Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi has vowed to make the players physically, mentally and financially strong to get the best results.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-17/detail-7)
  • Teenage leg-spinner Shadab ‘pure gold’, says Dean Jones:
    Sydney – Highly-rated Pakistan spin sensation recalls how he was too star-struck to talk to the Australia skipper in an elevator (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-04-03/page-17/detail-8)
  • Shahid Afridi reveals why he left Peshawar Zalmi:
    KARACHI: Former Pakistan veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday revealed the reason which led to his exodus from the Pakistan Super League outfit Peshawar Zalmi owned by Javed Afridi. Afridi, on March 25, tweeted his decision to part ways with Zalmi after playing two seasons for the side – first as the captain and second as a player after giving the leadership to West Indies’ two-time World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy. “There are a few personal things that I don’t want highlighted in the media,” said Afridi while talking to Saleem Safi in Geo News’ programme Jirga. “I saw Javed’s vision changing with time. I didn’t want to be a hindrance in his new goals and vision. I have a lot of commitments to my own foundation, so I wouldn’t be able to give my services completely to him also. There a lot of projects of my foundation that I need to set my focus on.” (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-04-03/lahore/10727/77155)
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