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General/Politics:

Pakistan, US agree to stay engaged:
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and the United States are aiming to revive the trust-level and friendship as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Wednesday.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-21/page-1/detail-2)

PPP all set to celebrate Bilawal’s birthday today:
LAHORE: The Pakistan Peoples Part Lahore is all set to celebrate 28th birthday of their beloved leader Bilawal Bhutto on Thursday (today). (http://epaper.brecorder.com/2017/09/21/3-page/671986-news.html)

IHC suspends ECP’s arrest warrant for Imran:
ISLAMABD – A larger bench of the Islamabad High Court Wednesday suspended the bailable arrest warrants issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan in a contempt case.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-21/page-2/detail-1)

Law & Order:

NAB court issues Ishaq Dar’s arrest warrants:
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday issued bailable arrest warrants against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after he failed to appear before it in compliance with a summons issued to him earlier.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-21/lahore/14224/107902)
Economy:

Banking industry strengthening national economy: SBP governor:
KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor Tariq Bajwa has said that the banking sector in Pakistan has played a pivotal role in determining the overall economic growth and development and is constantly engaged in creating new opportunities while becoming one of the most sought-after careers in Pakistan.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-21/lahore/14239/107888)

Stock market adds 94 points in range-bound session:
KARACHI – Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) remained range-bound on Wednesday and the 100-share index, after making an intra-day low of 107 points and high of 183 points, closed at 43,347 points by gaining 94 points.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-21/page-8/detail-3)

Opinion/Editorial:

PML-N should show defiance:
In an interview to a private TV Channel, a day before the momentous by-election last Sunday in Lahore, Maryam Nawaz said “Nawaz Sharif made several compromises in his four and a half years, which, in my opinion, he should not have done.” Obviously, she referring to the role of military in the 2014 sit-ins, and so called Dawn Leaks scandal that emerged last year and yet having been dumped.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-21/lahore/14229/107842)

Who will speak for Pakistan?:
So what makes it so hard for our so-called leaders to call a spade a spade when it comes to the US? After the initial outrage at Trump’s South Asia policy, we witnessed their shameful eagerness to clutch at reconciliatory straws thrown their way by lesser US officials so that they could start beating about the bush once again. And now we are being told that Pakistan and the US have agreed to stay engaged to achieve the ‘shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region’.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-21/page-6/detail-5)

Sports:

Liverpool knocked out of League Cup by Leicester:
LONDON: Leicester City grabbed second-half goals through Shinji Okazaki and record signing Islam Slimani to earn a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the League Cup third round on Tuesday. A night of wholesale team changes for the 11 Premier League clubs in action produced two notable upsets with Championship (second-tier) Leeds United beating Premier League Burnley 5-3 on penalties after a thrilling tie ended 2-2 after extra time. Mark Hughes’s Stoke City were the other top-flight victims, going down 2-0 at second-tier Bristol City. Former England manager Roy Hodgson enjoyed his first victory in charge of Crystal Palace as the Premier League’s bottom club defeated Huddersfield Town 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Tottenham Hotspur were frustrated for 65 minutes at Wembley by second-tier Barnsley before Dele Alli secured a 1-0 win and a first domestic victory of the season at their temporary home.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-21/lahore/14233/107825)

AFP needs overhaul to improve athletics in Pakistan:
ISLAMABAD – Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) current management is a super flop, as they failed to win a single gold medal in their past eight-year stint.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-21/page-16/detail-4)

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