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General/Politics:

PML-N rejects minus-Nawaz formula:
Lahore – The top PML-N leadership yesterday rejected ‘minus-Nawaz’ formula for the ruling party and warned they would not accept any unconstitutional step in the country. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-31/page-1/detail-4)

Worst water shortage persists in Karachi:
KARACHI: Many areas of Karachi are facing an acute water shortage due to slackness of Sindh government and other authorities, compelling citizens to drink bottled and tanker water. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/132802/worst-water-shortage-persists-karachi/)

PML-N turned into party for self-interest: Ch Nisar:
ISLAMABAD – Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has turned into a party for self-interest and it is about time that the senior leadership comes out of the state of confusion.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-31/page-3/detail-9)

Law & Order:

NAB court issues bailable arrest warrants against Dar for no-show:
ISLAMABAD: The accountability court on Monday issued bailable arrest warrants against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, directing him to ensure his presence before it on Thursday. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/132671/nab-court-issues-bailable-arrest-warrants-dar-no-show/)

Economy:

KSE-100 index falls by 781 points:
KARACHI: Pakistan Equities Monday extended losses into the new week with KSE-100 Index dropping to a nine-day low, near the 40,300 level, down by 781 points or 1.9 percent. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/132601/kse-100-index-falls-781-points/)

Pakistan’s economic prospects remain favourable: S&P:
ISLAMABAD – Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings, a global rating agency, on Monday affirmed Pakistan’s ‘B’ long-term and short-term sovereign credit rating.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-31/page-8/detail-1)

Opinion/Editorial:

Vicious circle of empowerment:
Empowering women does not mean one has to create complexes in men. That would create a decades long movement to create perfect gender equality. Empowerment is about evolving as a human being. It doesn’t mean one has to create another kind of sexism. This was said by the well known Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut who is known for her strong feminist roles and her confrontational personality.( https://dailytimes.com.pk/132473/vicious-circle-empowerment/)

Institutionalised crimes in Pakistan:
The National Accountability Bureau is an autonomous and constitutionally established federal institution responsible to build efforts against corruption and prepare critical national economic intelligence assessments against economic terrorism to the government of Pakistan. It has come under criticism for inhumane treatment of its detainees and the sweeping powers bestowed upon it under the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 promulgated by a military junta. Pakistan’s parliamentary committee that monitors corruption cases has criticized The National Accountability Bureau for its unwillingness to prosecute former Army officers involved in corruption scandals. (http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-31/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

Caroline Wozniacki says layoff did her good:
SINGAPORE – Caroline Wozniacki said an extended injury break last year was a crucial factor behind her WTA Finals victory, an echo of this season’s brilliant comebacks by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-10-31/page-16/detail-8)

Kohli moves back to top position in ODI Players Rankings:
ISLAMABAD: India captain Virat Kohli has moved back to the top position among batsmen in the ICC ODI Player Rankings within 10 days of losing it to South Africa batsman AB de Villiers. In the latest rankings update released on Monday, which takes into account India’s home series against New Zealand which India won 2-1 on Sunday, as well as the last match of the South Africa-Bangladesh series and the last two matches of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series, Kohli has also reached a career-high in terms of rating points. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series against New Zealand including knocks of 121 in the first ODI in Mumbai and 113 in the final ODI in Kanpur, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an India batsman. The previous highest points tally of 887 was managed by Sachin Tendulkar in 1998 and by Kohli earlier this year. India opener Rohit Sharma’s 174 runs in the series against New Zealand, which included a fine 147 in the final match, has seen him reach a career-high rating of 799 points, even though he remains in seventh position. Similarly, Pakistan’s Babar Azam (fourth position) and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (fifth position) have also attained their highest in terms of rating points. (https://dailytimes.com.pk/132527/kohli-moves-back-top-position-odi-players-rankings/)

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