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  • General/Politics:
  • MQM-P eyeing meeting with PM:
    ISLAMABAD – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) is making all-out efforts to have a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discuss issues related to non-availability of funds for Karachi Mayor Wasem Akhtar and other related matters (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-3/detail-3)
  • Govt ‘committed’ to journalists safety: Minister:
    ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the government was committed to safeguarding the rights of journalists across the country (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-4/detail-10)
  • Government denies discrimination against Ahmadis:
    LAHORE – Punjab government has strongly denied the allegations that it is pursuing a policy of discrimination against Ahmadiya Community and providing patronage to groups targeting the religious minorit (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-4/detail-1)
    Law & Order:
  • LeJ kills Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam’s relative:
    NANKANA: A prominent leader of the Ahmadi community and a relative of Nobel laureate Abdus Salam was gunned down in Nankana Sahib on Thursday morning in an attack claimed by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). Advocate Malik Saleem Latif, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Ahmadiya in Nankana Sahib, was on his way to a court along with his son, Advocate Farhan, when targeted and shot at by ‘unidentified attackers’. Latif’s son said that the attackers had fired at them from behind. “Saleem Latif was spreading Ahmadi beliefs in the region,” the LeJ said in a statement claiming Thursday’s attack. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10679/76660)
    Pakistan picking up tab for India’s terrorism:
    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday said that the whole world knows about interference of India inside Pakistani territory and that the innocent people of the country continue to suffer from Indian-sponsored and Indian-financed terrorism.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10679/76657)
    Economy:
  • Opinion/Editorial:
  • Electoral system — mother of all corruption:
    The Judicial Commission formed to probe the PTI’s rigging allegations while exonerating the PMLN of the ‘crime’ had, however, spotlighted a number of deficiencies, flaws, shortcomings, imperfections and inadequacies in the very system of elections (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10674/76555)
  • Let cricket remain cricket:
    During our school days, an interesting chapter called ‘Spreading of Islam in the sub-continent’ was included in Pakistan studies. While reading the topic, I understood that how inspiring Islamic saints were who, with their teachings, attracted millions of people to Islam. Similarly, in our Sunday school lessons, we were taught about God’s love, humility, and forbearance, which for a while generated a question that if Islam and Christianity were preaching the same virtues then why religious orientations or identifications were necessary for societies? (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10674/76556)
  • Promoting entrepreneurship:
    As part of the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series launched by the US embassy, a US entrepreneur made a presentation at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the ‘Dos and don’ts of starting a business’ and the unmistakable conclusion was that the best way to nudge development and tackling unemployment among the youth was to promote the culture of entrepreneurship among them. What was suggested was surely a proven prescription for embarking on the path of development (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-6/detail-5)
  • Sports:
  • Nadal on track for Federer showdown as Sock downed:
    MIAMI: Rafael Nadal took a step closer to a possible final against long-time rival Roger Federer in the Miami Open after a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday at Key Biscayne. Nadal’s 6-2, 6-3 win over the 13th-seeded Sock sets up a semi-final meeting with unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini who upset second ranked Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the day. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10660/76579)
  • South Korea set to let women’s football team play in North Korea:
    SEOUL: South Korea plans to allow its women’s football team to make a rare visit to the North next week, it said Thursday, raising the prospect of the South’s flag flying in Pyongyang. An AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifying group will take place in the North’s capital from Monday, with the rival Koreas due to meet on Friday. It would be the first full competitive football match between the two Koreas in the North (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-03-31/lahore/10660/76577)
  • Nadal on track for Federer showdown as Sock downed:
    MIAMI – Rafael Nadal took a step closer to a possible final against long-time rival Roger Federer in the Miami Open after a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday at Key Biscayne (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-16/detail-5)
  • ICC chief puts positive spin to Olympic slot:
    LONDON – The time is right for cricket to bid to become an Olympic sport with the 2024 Games being eyed as a strong possibility, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said on Thursday. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/Lahore/2017-03-31/page-17/detail-3)
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