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London huddle to reconsider PML-N strategy:
ISLAMABAD – The huddle of select leaders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in London is likely to reconsider strategy to deal with issues confronting the party and the Sharif family on political and legal fronts. (

MQM-P doesn’t believe in politics of subjugation: Sattar:
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr Farooq Sattar said on Sunday that his party did not believe in the politics of intimidation and subjugation. (

US senators have raised Ahmadis’ issue with Pakistan: Fazl:
ISLAMABAD – Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday disclosed that some American senators in their joint letter to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry have expressed concern over the way Ahmadis are being treated in the country. (

Law & Order:

Graft reference: NAB court likely to order freezing of Dar’s assets today:
ISLAMABAD: The accountability court, which is scheduled to resume hearing in the graft reference against Ishaq Dar today (Monday), is likely to order freezing of the finance minister’s assets. (


Market loses steam as political landscape remains unclear:
LAHORE – Investor sentiment readings continued to worsen as KSE-100 index plummeted again to close at 41,105 points (down 2.3 percent WoW). Lack of clarity on the political landscape played a major role in deteriorating sentiments even more. On the macroeconomic front as well, issues over Rs/$ parity and likely direction of economic policies also continued to haunt investors. (


China’s caricatured communism:
Last Wednesday the newly ‘selected’ seven members of the standing committee of China’s Communist Party’s politbureau were revealed to a focused world. However, no apparent heir to the general secretary Xi Jinping was in sight. On Tuesday, the final day of the week long Communist Party of China’s 19th congress held every five years, Xi Jinping has been elevated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. His theory of “Thoughts on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” was added to the party’s principles. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the world’s largest political party with a membership of almost 90 million that has ruled China since the October 1949 revolution. But it’s not the party that was under Mao.(

Right to food; a fundamental right:
With the passage of time more and more developing countries are on the track to a human-rights based approach with respect to the provision of key basic needs including food. Article 9 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan guarantees the citizens, right to life and the superior courts have dynamically interpreted right to “life” to include a number of natural and legal rights under the umbrella of Article 9, such as the right to a clean environment; the right to electricity, the right to free movement, the right to education with leisure facilities, the right to a livelihood etc. (


Pakistan win last T20I by 36 runs to whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0:
LAHORE: Pakistan outplayed Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the last game of a three-match Twenty20 International series to whitewash the visitors 3-0 before a full house at the picturesque Gaddafi Stadium here on Sunday evening. The final match was Sri Lanka’s first since their team bus was attacked near the same venue in March 2009 as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hoped it would help re-establish the country’s reputation for hosting international cricket. The first two matches, which Pakistan won by seven and two wickets respectively, were played in Abu Dhabi before Sri Lanka flew to Lahore in a 24-hour fly in, fly out arrangement. Not only have Sri Lanka lost all eight of their limited-overs matches in the series with this result, they have now lost 16 white-ball matches on the trot, dating back to the ODI defeats against Zimbabwe in July.(

Sadia asks PSF to provide equal opportunities to female players:
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan number 1 female squash player Sadia Gul has requested Pakistan Squash Federation President Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Senior Vice President Air AMrshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi to provide equal opportunities to squash players and then see how much talent is available in the country.(

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