Iftikhar Alam

  • LAHORE - At a time when efforts are under way to unite country’s religious parties, the JUP-Imam Noorani has questioned credentials of the Jamaat-e-Islami becoming part of the proposed alliance. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Monday, Shah Awais Noorani, secretary general of Jamiat ...

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  • LAHORE - Hundreds of farmers yesterday held a protest march toward the provincial metropolis from southern Punjab districts against the shifting of three sugar mills from the area to central Punjab. The Lahore High Court had ordered the transfer of the sugar mills from Bahwalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and ...

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  • LAHORE - Only 38 political parties out of total 354 registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stand eligible to contest next elections. As 316 parties have so far failed to fulfil the criteria to keep intact their registration, the ECP will soon decide their fate, spokesperson of ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan is likely to witness a revolution in paddy production in next couple of years because of Chinese cooperation with the government and private sector in the field. While the modern hybrid rice varieties are already being sown over 1.5 million acres of land in Sindh, the seed is all ...

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  • Lahore - Activists of Tehreek Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah led by firebrand Brelvi cleric Dr Asif Ashraf Jalali on Thursday stormed the Lahore Press Club and clashed with police and private security during a demonstration against a minority religious group. The attackers were chanting slogans against ...

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  • Pakistan is likely to witness a revolution in paddy production in next couple of years because of Chinese cooperation with the government and private sector in the field. While the modern hybrid rice varieties are already being sown over 1.5 million acres of land in Sindh, the seed is all set to be ...

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  • LAHORE - The longstanding issue of introducing reforms in religious seminaries has been buried under official files yet another time. It was learnt that the government had made no contact with the Ittehad Tanzeemul Madaris (ITM) on the subject for months. The officials of interior and education ...

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  • LAHORE  - Religious organisations all over the country Tuesday expressed severe reservations, held protest demonstrations and announced to intensify their movement in the coming days against Election Act 2017, claiming the finality of the prophet was compromised through the ...

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  • LAHORE - One out of 27 sets of orange train has reached the provincial capital from China and parked at a depot in Dera Gujjran near Ring Road where its official unveiling ceremony is likely to be held on Saturday. As the Punjab government has announced the official launching of metro trains at 27 ...

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  • LAHORE -  The heads of six mainstream religious parties will meet in Islamabad on October 12 to discuss the possibility of their election alliance. The formation of the religious parties alliance, however, does not seem possible in prevailing scenario or at least its announcement is not ...

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  • LAHORE-The stage is set in a village near Jhang for a wedding function, with people awaiting their beloved singer Ustad Talib Hussain Dard who would sing for them traditional dhoray, mahiyeh and gawan. While villagers anticipate a great night ahead, Dard reaches the stage and starts with a dhora, a ...

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  • LAHORE -  In a Khanewal district village surrounded by lush green fields, people wake up one fine morning of the relatively peaceful 80s. The day is pretty much normal, until a section of them happens to receive a call to war with their fellow villagers by a prayer leader. “It is right ...

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  • The stage is set in a village near Jhang for a wedding function, with people awaiting their beloved singer Ustad Talib Hussain Dard who would sing for them traditional dhoray,mahiyeh and gawan. While villagers anticipate a great night ahead, Dard reaches the stage and starts with ...

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  • LAHORE - PAT Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri has declared that the LHC decision regarding Model Town killings report established the involvement of the Punjab chief minister in the killings, and demanded that all those named in the FIR should be put on the exit control list, a step that disallows such ...

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  • LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) must review its strategy after result of by-polls in NA-120. The number of votes it secured in the constituency show people have no interest in Jamaat’s politics. It’s high time for the JI leadership to sit together and decide whether it will continue with ...

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  • LAHORE - Decorated with ribbons and flags, multicoloured motorcycle rickshaws frequently speed along streets in every nook and corner of the city. Most of them are smoky, noisy and risky for travelling but they are considered the cheapest and easiest mode of transportation. Motorcycle rickshaws, ...

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  • LAHORE -  The Election Commission of Pakistan has failed to resolve the two main issues raised by an independent candidate in NA-120, The Nation has learnt. The issues, according to Milli Muslim League-backed candidate Yaqoob Sheikh, are that he is not being allowed to approach around 1,000 ...

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  • LAHORE - The Lahore Transport Company (LTC) has badly failed to ensure quality travel to public, though millions of rupees are being gulped every month by transporters in the name of subsidy. Foreign transport firms rule the city roads and LTC is supposed to monitor their service. The LTC was ...

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  • The Lahore Transport Company, city's bus regulator for more than a decade, has badly failed to provide efficient transport to million of daily commuters. City desperately needs 2000 buses to meet demand of travllors but it has only less than 400 vehicles at its two dozens dedicated routes. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Clinging to buses, atop the trains or riding their own conveyance, migratory workers and students – who make up a big part of Lahore’s usual rush – have reached their homes for Eid. The Eid exodus completed Friday night as hundreds of thousands of people left the city to ...

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  • LAHORE - Imran Khan yesterday lambasted the ECP for alleged discrimination against PTI regarding NA-120 campaign as he announced holding a public meeting in Lahore on September 8. Addressing a press conference, he said the show will be staged outside the NA-120 constituency as the Election ...

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  • LAHORE - China is all set to commercially launch a hybrid rice variety in Pakistan which has 18 tons per hectare yield or more than 150 maunds per acre. The revolutionary rice seed was recently developed by the Chinese researchers under the guidance of world’s leading agriculture scientist ...

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  • 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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