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PPP issues notices to Senators for absence:
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday issued show cause notice to the four senators for remaining absent during the important voting on Elections Bill 2017 last week in the senate.(

Imran asks IB chief to resign over visiting Nawaz in UK:
ISLAMABAD: Questioning Intelligence Bureau (IB) head’s reported meeting with ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif during the latter’s stay in London, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has asked the former to resign immediately.(

PTI calls for release of MPs body’s report on GB:
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called for immediate release of the report of the parliamentary committee headed by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Sartaj Aziz on Gilgit Baltistan (GB).(

Law & Order:

ECP warns PML-N over failure to elect new president:
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued notices to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for failing to appoint a party president in the stipulated time after Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28 in Panama Papers case.(

Instruments of justice compromised, says ex-PM:
ISLAMABAD – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said that despite watching the compromise on basic instruments of justice in their case they are staying part of the trial only to uphold the sanctity of the institution for which they had rendered sacrifices. (


PSX sheds 77 points in range-bound activity:
KARACHI – Volatility prevailed in the on Tuesday as the 100-share index remained range bound and closed down by 77 pints at 42,666 points.(


Doklam impasse:
BJP, the party of Indian Union Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently held what it calls its National Executive meeting. Here, Narendra Modi was lauded for a ‘peaceful’ solution to the Doklam stand-off over a China controlled Bhutanese claimed territory. It is important to look at how well the BJP has been able to sell it as a ‘success’ according to its chest beating Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan male ideology to its core constituency and beyond, the beyond being non-Hindi upper-caste males. But it is a complete failure according to all publicly propagandised standards of success in that ideology. It shows the power of politically crafted lies crafted as spins on reality and a compliant public and private media network that echoes this message. (

CPEC – Myths from Realities:
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a key component in China’s ambitious 65-nation “One Belt-One Road” (OBOR) economic integration and development initiative, has long been the target of criticism. The concerns of skeptics are wide ranging, from security to political to economic. As soon as the ‘Long-Term Plan’ on CPEC’ was unveiled in May 2017, it was immediately labeled as one that would have long-lasting impact on Pakistan’s surveillance, entertainment, agriculture, tourism, transportation, finance, and security situations. Some have likened it to neo-colonialism claiming that China is not an NGO coming to distribute jobs and aid packages; nor is it a wealthy relative visiting us from abroad, bringing presents without demanding anything substantial in return. CPEC, they opine, is a project designated specifically for the Chinese – with any benefit enjoyed by Pakistan being purely accidental. Once fully implemented, it will greatly diminish Pakistan’s authority over its own land and resources and whereas, during its implementation, it does entail an impressive infusion of capital into Pakistan, but in the long run a lot more capital will be siphoned out than what was originally brought in. (


Uncertain Bayern face high-spending PSG today:
BERLIN: Bayern Munich play Paris Saint-Germain away in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the old ‘FC Hollywood’ nickname having returned to haunt the Bavarian giants. In the 1990s, Bayern earned the ‘FC Hollywood’ tag when the off-field antics of stars like Lothar Matthaeus and Jurgen Klinsmann made the headlines as much as the team’s success on the pitch. Even the coach got in on the act when Giovanni Trapattoni famously exploded in rage at his players’ performances during a press conference.(

Manchester United look to Mkhitaryan for inspiration in Russia :
MOSCOW: Trips to Russia have traditionally been seen as complicated assignments for English clubs, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan will have little trouble acclimatising when Manchester United visit CSKA Moscow this week.(

Players face sending-off:
NEW DELHI – Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force.(

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