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General/Politics:

Parliament under threat by PTI, MQM: Bilawal:
LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) over calls to change leader of the opposition in the Lower House of parliament.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-28/lahore/14397/109121)

Rifts rock PTI over Opp leader change issue:
ISLAMABAD – The move of opposition parties to change leader of the opposition in the National Assembly faced a severe blow on Wednesday at an early stage because of the rifts within Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) over the finalisation of the name for the slot.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-28/page-2/detail-2)

PPP says won’t save Nawaz Sharif:
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Wednesday said that it would not save ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and there were no backdoor contacts with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for any so-called deal.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-28/page-2/detail-7)

Law & Order:

NAB court indicts Dar:
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday formally indicted Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-28/lahore/14397/109117)

Economy:

PSX closes lower amid political uncertainty:
KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) closed Wednesday lower in another lackluster session as local politics continued to keep most investors at bay.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-28/lahore/14382/109050)

Opinion/Editorial:

Democracy in full bloom:
It was apparent from day one which way our latest democracy project was headed but friends going merrily, and blindly, around the democracy bush refused to see it. They chanted the standard mantras about saving the sapling of democracy and how it would mature with time. Well, almost ten years down the line, here it stands in full bloom. The only problem is that the sapling was of a monstrous man-eating tree that eats up not only citizens but their hard-earned money as well.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-28/page-6/detail-5)

Extreme right’s electoral ambitions:
Three religious groups — from different schools of thought — have expressed willingness to contest next general elections in the country. Two of them have already fielded independent candidates in the NA-120 by-poll to test the waters, as the issue of their registration with the Election Commission of Pakistan remains unsettled for now. The third — Pakistan Ulema Council — has just recently announced its intention to contest the elections.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-28/lahore/14392/109003)

Sports:

Muguruza powers into Wuhan quarter-finals:
WUHAN – World number one Garbine Muguruza powered her way into the quarterfinals at the Wuhan Open on Wednesday, defeating Poland’s Magda Linette 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to set up a mouth-watering clash with Jelena Ostapenko.( http://nation.com.pk/E-Paper/lahore/2017-09-28/page-16/detail-2)

No Misbah, Younus as hosts enter new era:
ABU DHABI: Pakistan will step into a new Test era without retired batting greats Younus Khan and Misbahul Haq when they take on Sri Lanka in the first Test in Abu Dhabi from Thursday (today). Playing without Younus and Misbah is unaccustomed territory for Pakistan, who haven’t had a Test featuring neither of the talismanic, prolific pair in seven years. It comes as they prepare to welcome the return of full international cricket to their home country next month, when Sri Lanka visit for a Twenty20 game in Lahore.( http://dailytimes.com.pk/e-paper/2017-09-28/lahore/14387/109071)

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