Iftikhar Alam

  • LAHORE -  It was a hot and humid day on Saturday and it was difficult to breathe because of suffocation, but it was a day for the supporters of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to prove their loyalty to him. “I have been here since 3pm to see my hero. Nawaz Sharif lives in our ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Tahirul Qadri has announced a sit-in on The Mall on August 16 to call upon the Lahore High Court CJ to make public the Justice Ali Baqir Najafi’s report on Model Town massacre. Fourteen PAT workers were killed and dozens of others sustained ...

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  • LAHORE -  While former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is out on the roads to present his disqualification case to the masses, opposition parties are not on the same page regarding their future course of action. Various parties approached by The Nation yesterday had different ideas about the ...

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  • LAHORE - A day before deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif was set to lead a rally from Islamabad to Lahore, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri reached the provincial capital from Norway and called upon national institutions, including the judiciary, to get published Justice Ali ...

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  • LAHORE: A day before deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif is due to lead a rally from Islamabad to Lahore, his arch rival Dr Tahirul Qadri reached the provincial capital from Norway, calling upon the national institutions including the judiciary to use their influence to get published the report of ...

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  • LAHORE - Seemal Kamran, a former MPA from Punjab, has alleged that she was married to former law minister Basharat Raja but he has been continuously denying this reality. The ex-lawmaker, who has been active in politics since 2000 and has served as member city district government Lahore from 2005 ...

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  • LAHORE - Nation Assembly constituency NA-120 has always been a stronghold of the PML-N, because of which Shehbaz Sharif is less likely to face stiff resistance in upcoming by-poll for this seat. The seat fell vacant because of the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif following Friday’s Supreme ...

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  • LAHORE - Although the Supreme Court verdict against Nawaz Sharif disappointed his supporters across the country, the decision dropped like a bombshell on PML-N workers in NA-120, constituency in Lahore where the former prime minister was elected MNA in the 2013 general elections. People from ...

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  • LAHORE - Train operations resumed completely on Sunday noon after suspension for more than 12 hours across the country. Drivers of around 276 express and passenger trains under the banner of Train Drivers Association had given Saturday night call for an indefinite strike to press government for ...

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  • LAHORE - Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique yesterday made another fiery speech against the “forces bent upon sending Nawaz Sharif government packing”. It was his second speech in past two days in which the outspoken PML-N leader minced no words to lambast the joint investigation ...

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  • LAHORE – Jamaat-ud-Dawa has called a meeting on Monday (July 3) to discuss the situation emerging after ban on Tehreek-e-Azadi Jammu & Kashmir, the sister organisation of Hafiz Saeed led JuD. The TAJK’s current chairman is Abdul Aziz Alvi, who is also head of the Dawa’s ...

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  • 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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