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General/Politics:

PTI caused major dent in Opp: Khurshid:
ISLAMABAD – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah on Saturday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has caused a major dent in the opposition. He said that the PTI had created a wedge between the opposition parties and surely the government would benefit from this split.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-1/detail-3)

PTI, MQM-P causing damage to joint opposition: Khursheed:

ISLAMABAD: The beleaguered opposition leader in National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Saturday accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) of causing irreparable damage to joint opposition. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/10/01/1-page/673863-news.html)

PPP to create Saraiki province, says Mehmood:
SADIQABAD-The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is well aware of the deprivation of the people of South Punjab and would struggle to create a separate Saraiki province after coming into power. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-3/detail-3)

Law & Order:

Foreign funding case: PTI submitted ‘fake’ documents to SC: Akbar:
ISLAMABAD – The disgruntled member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Akbar S Babar on Saturday claimed that the documentary evidence submitted by the party (PTI) to the Supreme Court in the foreign funding case was “fake and concocted”.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-3/detail-4)

Economy:

PSX falls 0.8pc as activity continues to remain dismal:
LAHORE – The investors endured another week of insipid market performance, as overhang of ongoing political events combined with uncertain economic outlook continued to keep investors sidelined. There was, however, some interest was witnessed in the fertilizer sector on the back of strong Aug-2017 off-take and rising international urea prices and oil &: gas exploration sector as POL announced a new oil and gas find and international oil prices touched their highest levels since Oct-2015. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-8/detail-1)

Opinion/Editorial:

Cost audit under the Companies Act, 2017:
The Companies Act, 2017, after much fanfare, has now been enforced in Pakistan. The finance minister acknowledged and appreciated the good efforts of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and its entire team of senior bureaucrats for bringing out such a valuable law which will be a catalyst for progress and growth in trade commerce and industry more particularly under corporate sector. The Companies Ordinance, 1984 has now been repealed and replaced by the Companies Act, 2017. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/10/01/16-page/674000-news.html)

On Tolerance and Harmony:
When this piece is published, Muslims all across the world would be commemorating the tragedy of Karbala according to their respective traditions. Rituals handed down from generation to generation in a manner that nothing has changed except an atmosphere riddled with apprehension, fear and stress – both for the mourners and those assigned to protect them. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-6/detail-4)

Sports:

Fourball romp puts US in control of Presidents Cup:
JERSEY CITY – A record equalling win for Phil Mickelson helped the United States seize an unprecedented second-day lead against a floundering International team at the Presidents Cup on Friday With an 8-2 lead over captain Nick Price’s Internationals, the Americans are more than halfway to the 15.5 points they need to win the biennial match play competition for a 10th time. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-01/page-16/detail-2)

Azhar defies Sri Lanka; joins 5,000 Test club:
ABU DHABI: Azhar Ali once more rescued Pakistan’s batting with a fighting half century on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/10/01/13-page/673971-news.html)

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