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Qadri seeks Imran’s assurance for peaceful protests

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Zaeem Qadri has sought Imran Khan’s assurance for not disrupting capital city’s routine life in any prospective protest, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference here, he said the PM had already announced to form commission to probe Panama Papers revelations. The Punjab government spokesperson said Supreme Court decision will help clear several names. It was our take from day one that solution to the current problems doesn’t lie in street agitation, he added.…

Top credit-rating agency raises Pakistan rating, says economy stable

ISLAMABAD: Standard and Poor's revised Pakistan long-term credit rating from B- to B Monday, saying better policymaking had improved the economy's performance and raised the country's growth prospects. The agency said Pakistan continued to benefit under its democratically elected government and that a reform programme had helped to restore economic stability. It affirmed the 'B' short-term rating and said the outlook on the long-term rating was stable. However it warned that many of Pakistan's structural weaknesses…

Nawaz Sharif will be responsible if ‘third power’ steps in after protest: Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Sunday accused the opposition of backing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for their own face saving.  Imran, while speaking to the media said that those advising them against street agitation were themselves beneficiary of status quo and corruption. He said that Nawaz Sharif was himself responsible for sit-ins and protests. He expressed hope that the Supreme Court will punish Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case hearing. He also mentioned about the…