Following are some snippets that stood out from Urdu newspapers on August 17, 2020, which The Current takes no responsibility for.
‘Punjab Chief Minister K Liye 300 Se Zaid Umeedwaar’
Daily Jang has quoted Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry as saying, “Punjab mein tabdeali aayi tou phri poori assembly hi wazire aala ki umeedwaar hai.”
His statement comes amid rumours that Punjab might soon get a new chief executive.
‘Ghulami Kya Hoti Hai’
Prominent Journalist Hamid Mir, in his column for Daily Jang, has written, “Mein 2009 mein Gaza mein tha. Mujhe Falasteeni currency chaheye thi tou mein aik bank gya jahaan local currency jo mujhe mili woh Israeli Shekel. Mein hairaan reh gya k aik Falasteeni bank k paas Falasteeni currency nahi thi aur pehli bar ehsaas hua ghulami kya hoti hai.”
‘Opposition Ka Flop Drama’
It was reported by Daily Jang that Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar has said, ”Opposition jamaato ki jaanib se APC ka drama lagny se pehle he flop ho gya. Opposition rehnumao ne sirf zati mufaad k liye APC ka shosha chora.”
CM Buzdar was referring to opposition parties’ plan of holding a joint moot to decide on the fate of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).