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General/Politics:

PML-N nominates ousted PM to lead it:
ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday nominated ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, hours before it used its parliamentary majority to amend a law to permit him to be re-elected as party chief. (http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14461/109745)

PTI, MQM move SHC against bill:
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Monday challenged the Election Bill 2017, which allows even a disqualified person to head a political party, in the Sindh High Court. Both the political parties in their petition requested the court to declare the bill as illegal and unconstitutional.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14461/109746)

PML-N to ‘avoid’ confrontation:
ISLAMABAD – In order to complete its five-year constitutional term, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to avoid direct confrontation with institutions, party leaders claimed on Monday.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-03/page-2/detail-7)

Law & Order:

SC time frame for Sharif’s tail: Lawyers differ over deferment:
LAHORE – The legal experts have conflicting views if an accountability court can conclude former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s case in six-month timeframe given by the Supreme Court.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-03/page-2/detail-6)

Economy:

PSX witnesses dull session amid political uncertainty:
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Monday witnessed the dullest day since mid 2015 with benchmark KSE-100 Index shedding near 1 percent, while only $38 million worth of shares exchanged hands on KSE All shares.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14476/109680)

MoU inked for property tax collection:
LAHORE – The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), in collaboration with Punjab Excise & Taxation Department (E&T), is going to start the automation of collection process for Property Tax across Punjab. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-03/page-8/detail-8)

Opinion/Editorial:

Warriors gleaming with malice:
“In the immediate nearness of the gold, all else had been forgotten, and I could not doubt that he hoped to seize upon the treasure, find and board the Hispanola under cover of night, cut every honest throat about that island, and sail away as he had at first untended, laden with crimes and riches.” — Robert Louis Stevenson: “Treasure Island”( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14466/109701)

Imran Khan still Pakistan’s enemy:
PTI chief Imran Khan almost singlehandedly took Taliban apologia to a point where it took a terror raid as unprecedentedly gruesome as the APS attack to finally establish groups, with destruction of the Pakistani republic as their raison d’etre, as the state’s enemy.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-03/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

Hazuri Bagh hosts Queen’s Baton Relay:
LAHORE-Pakistan hosted the first leg of Queen’s Baton Relay event, which began from the Greater Iqbal Park and ended at Hazuri Bagh here on Monday.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-03/page-16/detail-0)

USA polish off lopsided Presidents Cup win:
JERSEY CITY: The United States polished off a 19-11 Presidents Cup win on Sunday over a battling International team whose fate was sealed over three punishing prior days. Victory was in the bag when Daniel Berger went 3-up with three to play against South Korean Kim Si-Woo – assuring himself of at least half a point to go with the half-point gained by Kevin Chappell against Marc Leishman in the first match of the day.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14470/109722)

Herath steers Sri Lanka to record victory over Pakistan:
ABU DHABI: Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test here on Monday. The veteran left-arm spinner took 6-43 – 11-136 in the match – to scupper Pakistan, set a modest 136-run target, for just 114 on a weary fifth day Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch. The victory was achieved when Herath trapped last man Mohammad Abbas leg before for nought to give Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-10-03/lahore/14471/109727)

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