May 20: The Express Tribune report by News Desk states that Karachi’s Archbishop Joseph Coutts is set to be appointed as a cardinal by Pope Francis on June 29. The announcement was made during Pentecost celebrations after the holy mass by the Vatican head. Coutts will be the second Pakistani archbishop to be honoured with the position after the death of cardinal Joseph Cordeiro back in 1994.
The Nation: Musharraf decides to return before general elections
June 5 – The Nation report by Abrar Saeed states that All Pakistan Muslim League chief Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf has finally decided to return to the country before the upcoming general election scheduled on July 25. The decision was taken at the party’s core committee meeting held in Dubai where after threadbare discussion on all the aspects of Gen(retd) Musharraf’s return including the pending cases against him in the courts and its impact, it was finally decided that party chief would land back in the country before the general election.