October 11: Borneo Bulletin states that offspinner Bilal Asif grabbed 6-36 on debut as Pakistan bowled out Australia for 202 on the third day of the first test on Tuesday. Pakistan, which scored 482 in its first innings, didn’t enforce the follow-on and swelled its overall lead to 325 runs by reaching 45-3 at stumps. Left-arm spinner Jon Holland had nightwatchman Asif out for zero and had Azhar Ali trapped leg before wicket in the last over as the pitch started to give spinners lots of assistance.
The Diplomat: Imran Khan Takes on Corruption in Pakistan
October 19 – The Diplomat report by Sabena Siddiqi states that throughout his campaigns over the years, Imran Khan, now Pakistan’s prime minister, has always commented on his intention to carry out an intensive anti-corruption drive once in power. Pledging “strict accountability” and a crackdown against “the people who looted this country,” Khan visualized an extensive anti-corruption campaign. Finally, with his recent election, the time seems to have arrived, as unprecedented measures are being taken along with the announcement of a new “whistleblower law” to help end financial crimes.