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General/Politics:

  • We will now go after ‘imam of corruption’ in Sindh: PTI:
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Saturday that his party would save Sindh from Asif Ali Zardari, the imam of corruption, and his companions. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/156262/will-now-go-imam-corruption-sindh-pti/)
  • Mustafa Kamal, Chaudhrys are political robots: PML-N:
    LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday called Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chief Mustafa Kamal and Chaudhrys of Gujrat ‘political robots’ for supporting Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/156260/mustafa-kamal-chaudhrys-political-robots-pml-n/)
  • Nawaz for reaching out to ignored PML-N wings:
    ISLAMABAD –  Taking notice of growing resentment in the party’s wings for their complete blackout in the Central Working and Central Executive committees of the party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif directed the senior party leaders to look into the matter and redress their grievances. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-12-10/page-2/detail-5)

Law & Order:

  • Police kill two ‘kidnappers’, recover five-year-old boy:
    KARACHI: The Anti-Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) police in collaboration with the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) claim to have killed at least two suspected kidnappers allegedly involved in the kidnapping of schoolchildren in Karachi’s Defence area. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/156362/police-kill-two-kidnappers-recover-five-year-old-boy/)

Economy:

  • SBP says weaker rupee to help economy:
    KARACHI – The rupee tumbled on Friday after what appeared to be an effective devaluation by the State Bank of Pakistan, which later said a weaker local currency would help the economy grow and contain balance of payments pressures. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-12-10/page-1/detail-4)

Opinion/Editorial:

  • ‘Coincidental’ Coalitions:
    It has been a season for coincidences. As many including myself have noted in the past few months, it seems quite convenient that in the aftermath of the Supreme Court judgment that disqualified Nawaz Sharif from the premiership on grounds of corruption (with the judgment itself inviting both confusion and criticism), (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-12-10/page-7/detail-1)
  • Trump’s dangerous mov:
    Donald Trump’s reckless move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s historic and eternal capital exposes the deep divisions in the US state and society. The escalating economic crisis and failure of the US capitalism to halt the socioeconomic decline has exacerbated the predicament of the American people. Cracks within the Trump administration have opened up. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis were both opposed to Trump’s move.
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