Iftikhar Alam

  • Filled with simplicity and love, Eid celebrations in rural Pakistan is quite different from the urban areas. There is no concept of Chaand Raat parties or shopping among villagers. Rather male members go to bed as early as possible because they have long list of engagements for Eid day. However, ...

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  • LAHORE - Movement of Eid holidaymakers from the provincial capital to other parts of the country touched its peak on Saturday amid complaints of overcharging against transport owners. The exodus, which starts days before Eidu -Fitr, continues until the night before Eid. As the festival is expected ...

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  • LAHORE - Days before the Eidul Fitr, thousands of people living temporarily in Lahore have started leaving the provincial metropolitan to celebrate the biggest event with their families and friends in hometowns. Huge rush was witnessed at different bus terminals and Lahore Railways Station and it ...

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  • LAHORE - PAT chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has reiterated his doubt on impartial investigation of ruling Sharif family in Panama case and even termed the prime minister’s appearance on Thursday before the joint investigation team ‘a drama’. Talking to journalists at an iftar dinner ...

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  • LAHORE -  PAT chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has claimed that joint investigation team probing money laundering allegations against Sharif family is working as an election cell for the ruling party. Talking to journalists at Lahore airport yesterday, Pakistan Awami Tehreek head also asserted that ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition parties including Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, PML-Q, Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Awami Tehreek have termed Punjab budget disappointing. The leaders of the opposition parties in separate statements issued on Friday said Shehbaz Sharif government ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Awami Tehrik has taken exception to the statement against brother Islamic country Iran at the International Islamic conference in Saudi Arabia. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan on Monday also issued an overwhelming statement in favour of Iran, condemning America which according to ...

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  • LAHORE - Although efforts have been started to form an alliance of religio-political parties before the next election, the inclusion of Shia and Brelvi parties into it has become a major challenge for those who are behind the move. The other hurdles in alliance, according to insiders who spoke with ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM Pakistan yesterday supported the demand of lawyers and opposition parties for the prime minister’s resignation after the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama leaks case. “Our party fully backs the Supreme Court decision in the Panama case. The PM has no justification to ...

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  • LAHORE - Working class marked the International Labour Day in the city and other parts of the country on Monday. Different labour unions and the workers wings of political parties organised seminars, rallies and other events to pay tribute to the martyrs of Chicago who sacrificed their lives more ...

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  • LAHORE - People have expressed mixed views over the Supreme Court verdict on Panama leaks case. Most of the common people, interviewed by The Nation, were unconcerned about the whole story that has been much-hyped since Panama Papers leaks exposed the Sharifs’ assets abroad on April 4 last ...

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  • LAHORE - Almost 90 per cent of Lahore plunged into darkness at 10pm owing to huge gap between electricity demand and supply in Lesco system, pushing the power distributor to conduct forced loadshedding in the metropolitan for hours. The country is in the grip of history’s worst loadshedding ...

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  • LAHORE - The Speedo bus service has badly failed to attract passengers even after one month of its inauguration in the provincial capital. Equipped with all modern facilities, 200 buses can be seen everywhere in Lahore but without commuters. At a time when every rickshaw, mini bus and coaches and ...

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  • LAHORE - Syria situation, formation of Saudi-led Islamic military alliance and cold war between Riyadh and Tehran have further increased the already prevailing gulf among religious parties in Pakistan, largely shunning possibilities of their future electoral alliance. With every religio-political ...

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  • LAHORE - Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique said Sunday that there was no deal between PML-N and Pakistan People’s Party. He also denied that the PPP had taken any initiative in this regard. The PML-N leader was responding to queries put by journalists about PTI Chairman Imran ...

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  • LAHORE - Uncertainty is prevailing about the fate of over 50,000 motorcycle rickshaws plying on city routes after the apex court’s decision to ban them. Transport authorities are yet to decide as how to comply with the Supreme Court’s directions in a situation when any action against ...

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  • LAHORE - Uncertainty is prevailing about the fate of over 50,000 motorcycle rickshaws plying on city routes after the apex court’s decision to ban them. Transport authorities are yet to decide as how to comply with the Supreme Court’s directions in a situation when any action against ...

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  • LAHORE - Some 30 children study in a room of three-marla double story house in a shabby locality of Yousaf Nagar, situated at right side of Sherakot toll plaza on Islamabad-Lahore Motorway. A dedicated female teacher, a chair, a table, a mat, a whiteboard, an electric fan, a water cooler and a ...

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  • LAHORE - A former Indus water commissioner sees India’s move to expedite construction of controversial hydropower projects in Occupied Kashmir as a serious threat to Pakistan’s water security. “If India succeeds in actualising its plans, it will get control over Pakistan’s ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition lawmakers yesterday ended the three-day boycott of Punjab Assembly proceedings after apology made by the chair which brought them back to the floor of the House. As the opposition members could not take part in the pre-budget debate started in their absence last Wednesday, the ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Opposition continued boycott of the Punjab Assembly proceedings on third day yesterday to protest against alleged biased attitude of the chair. Led by Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, the Opposition carried out parallel proceedings on stairs outside the House after giving the task of ...

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  • LAHORE - The opposition staged a walkout from the Punjab Assembly yesterday following exchange of heated arguments with the chair over the issue of quorum. As the chair declared that the quorum was complete, the opposition legislators stood up in protest, asserting the House lacked quorum and as ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) has removed its chairman Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi, appointing Maulana Zahid Mahmood Qasmi as the new head of the body. The decision to dismiss Hafiz Tahir, who is widely considered a moderate cleric, was made in the PUC’s upper council (Shoora) meeting ...

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  • LAHORE - Leading historian Dr Ayesha Jalal has called for strengthening institutions and promoting quality education to overcome the challenges Pakistan has been facing for decades. Addressing a jam-packed session held under Lahore Literary Festival at Faletti’s Hotel yesterday, the author of ...

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  • LAHORE - Josh Malihabadi was a revolutionary who spread a message of hope and love through his poetry. He always held secular and human values very dear to him. He was very optimistic about the future of mankind. Sabzay ka farsh, abr ka khaima, gulon ka itr—Gulshan main ihtmam hy kya kya ...

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  • LAHORE – Josh Malihabadi was a revolutionary who spread a message of hope and love through his poetry. He always held secular and human values very dear to him. He was very optimistic about the future of mankind. Sabzay ka farsh, abr ka khaima, gulon ka itr—Gulshan main ihtmam hy kya ...

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  • LAHORE - Over 50 religio-political parties have come into action for the release of Hafiz Saeed and others with a strong possibility of formation of an alliance for the next general elections, The Nation has learnt. Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S and Jamiat Ulema-e-Paksiatn are already ...

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  • LAHORE - Jamaatud Dawa will not use its name and flag for party activities in the year 2017 and work under the banner of Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Jammu and Kashmir. JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid claimed the decision was made two weeks earlier and it had no link with Hafiz Saeed’s ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab and Sindh governments yesterday denied any ban on Uber, Careem and A-One, a day after the cab service was declared illegal by the transport departments of both the provinces. “No notification was issued by the Punjab government to ban smart-phone transport service whereas ...

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  • Of the total 20 power generation projects in all the provinces of Pakistan and AJK under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, five are being executed in the Punjab. The province will receive more than $10.50 billion for the electricity projects from the Chinese government’s proposed ...

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