Jawad R Awan

  • PTI leaders’ lists prepared for detention

    LAHORE - A top civilian intelligence agency has prepared lists of PTI second and third-tier leadership for their possible detention ahead of Imran Khan’s plan to re-launch the Azadi march on November 30, it is reliably learnt. Sources close to the members of the top civilian secret service ...

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  • Mush happy with inclusion of co-accused in treason trial

    LAHORE - Former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf has said that the Special Court’s order which implicated three important people along with some others as co-accused in high treason case against him is gratifying.In a short comment to The Nation on Sunday, Musharraf said, “It is ...

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  • Govt advised not to confront PTI protesters on 30th

    LAHORE - Civilian secret services which are monitoring the activities of the PTI with regard to the re-launch of Azadi drive on November 30th, have advised the ruling party to give free hand to Imran Khan’s show to avert possible confrontation, it is reliably learnt. Contacts close to the ...

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  • Govt agreed on ISI, MI role in rigging probe: Alvi

    LAHORE - A top PTI leader has claimed that government during the talks with his party at the Convention Centre agreed to employ the services of ISI and MI for a probe into 2013 poll rigging allegations.Arif Alvi, PTI senior member and Imran Khan’s close aide, told The Nation on Thursday: The ...

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  • PTI also plans shutterdowns, wheeljams on 30th

    LAHORE - Though the PTI high command is not clear about the outcome of the relaunch of Azadi campaign on November 30 but it has planned to employ the tactic of shutterdown and wheeljam strikes to press the government for the acceptance of its demands, The Nation has learnt.Besides employing ...

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  • Funds scarcity: PTI reschedules Punjab rallies

    LAHORE - Shortage of funds which has become a serious issue for the PTI, in a latest development compelled the party leadership to reschedule upcoming public meetings in Punjab, The Nation has learnt.Party insiders told this correspondent on Thursday that PTI Punjab chapter leadership has ...

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  • Wagah carnage: 4-member sleeper cell busted

    LAHORE - The country’s premier security services have busted a 4-member sleeper cell that had provided logistic support to the suicide bomber who created havoc at Wagah Border on November 2, murdering at least 62 innocent people. Contacts close to the top security services confided to The ...

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  • Q-League to regroup after Ashura

    LAHORE - The PML-Q will start its reorganisation campiagn from South Punjab by holding first workers’ convention in Bahawalpur on November 22.Senior leaders planning party’s reorganisation in Punjab told The Nation on Sunday that first function would be held in Bahawalpur in NA-187, the ...

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  • No evidence of IS presence in Pakistan: agencies

    LAHORE - Though there is no concrete evidence of the presence of the Middle Eastern militant group, IS, commonly known as Daesh, some sections of international media and experts on terrorism are propagating theories of new terror nexus between Daesh and outlawed TTP splinter groups. The sections of ...

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  • PTI team to visit US, Europe

    LAHORE - The PTI, which has been facing acute shortage of funds to continue its Azadi sit-in, has decided to send a 4-member team to the US and Europe for fund-raising, besides collecting party donations from Punjab under a special campaign started this month, The Nation has learnt. Top aides of ...

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  • Lawmakers irked by Food Ministry’s poor response

    LAHORE - The pure food seems to remain a dream for the populace even under the elected regimes, as Thursday session of the Punjab Assembly failed to get the real answers concerning this vital issue. In the Thursday session of the Punjab Assembly, Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhry Asadullah who had ...

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  • Qadri eyes midterm polls

    LAHORE - PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has announced launching the efforts for the formation of a national government to carry out ruthless accountability before holding of fresh elections, saying that his party will contest polls even if they are called prematurely.Addressing a public meeting at ...

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  • Tsunami sweeps away Hashmi’s ‘save democracy’ mission

    LAHORE - Javed Hashmi was thinking that he would gain popularity on account of his role in ‘saving democracy’, but the political tsunami ousted him from the arena.His defeat, it appears, will seal his political future and cause tremendous embarrassment to the ruling PML-N which had ...

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  • PTI, PAT leaders skeptical about campaign goals

    LAHORE - Though the target of PTI campaign of public meetings is to press the government for midterm elections but the party leadership is not sure about achieving the target after not accomplishing the goals of the Azadi sit-in at the federal capital. PAT following the suit of PTI, which is called ...

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  • Much at stake in NA-149 by-poll

    LAHORE - The by-election in NA-149, Multan, scheduled for Thursday (today), is perhaps much more important than an election on any other seat because of the factors at play here. The votes to be polled for Javed Hashmi will show how much importance the people of the constituency gave to the role he ...

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  • PTI striving to make inroads into rural Sindh

    LAHORE - Though the PTI leadership is making aggressive efforts to make inroads into the political arena of rural Sindh but they are not certain about breaking the influence of traditional political forces in the land of Pirs and tribal chieftains. PTI will launch its first aggressive effort on ...

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  • Politicised Eid

    LAHORE - This Eidul Azha is different from previous ones for certain political parties which would be seen busy advancing their political campaigns in federal and provincial capital instead of celebrating the religious festivity with families as they did in the past. Three political parties, PTI, ...

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  • PAT can’t make breakthrough in electoral arena

    LAHORE - In the light of the electoral track record of PAT, it doesn’t seem that Dr Tahirul Qadri’s political party would be able to make a breakthrough in the electoral arena. Dr Qadri has decided for the third time to become part of electoral politics, believing that he might get the ...

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  • Public meetings may trigger midterm polls

    LAHORE - Though it is difficult to predict midterm polls at this stage, the mood of PTI public moots and announcement by other mainstream political parties to hold similar public meetings after Eidul Azha hint at a possible major shakeup in the political scenario in the near future. Talking to this ...

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  • PTI popularity marching to northern Punjab

    LAHORE - Claiming that bigwigs belonging to the ruling party from northern Punjab are planning to switch over to Imran Khan, PTI political committee in-charge in northern Punjab Nawaz Gondal has remarked that midterm polls would become the demand of all the political parties soon.Gondal who is a ...

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  • PA speaker says ‘No’ to PTI demand

    LAHORE - Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal refused to oblige PTI MPAs’ demand of appearing before him together for the verification of their resignations. The speaker has made the refusal through a letter written to the PTI MPs. The letter was received by Punjab Assembly Opposition ...

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  • Imran Khan steals Punjab’s heart

    LAHORE - Staging a mega show symbolising return of PTI tsunami in the citadel of the ruling PML-N, Imran Khan has demanded declaring 2013 elections null and void in the light of ECP’s recent post-polls report.A more-than-ever confidant Imran looked very happy to see hundreds of thousands of ...

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  • Marchers at Azadi Chowk

    PTI, that seemingly suffered political losses in the pursuit of its Azadi campaign in the federal capital, will stage a show of strength at Minar-e-Pakistan today in a bid to revitalise the movement.Senior PTI leaders have pined high hopes to the Minar-e-Pakistan gathering, observing that the ...

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  • Marchers’ focus on other cities: Retreat or strategic shift?

    LAHORE - In what appears to be retreat from the prolonged Azadi and Inqilab sit-ins in the federal capital without achieving the desired targets, PTI and PAT both are shifting the focus of their protest from Islamabad to other parts of the country. Apparently, the PTI Azadi campaign, led by Imran ...

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  • PTI’s fresh bid to regain lost glory

    LAHORE - In a bid to gain the political ground lost on August 14 under the banner of Azadi March, PTI will make a fresh effort to stage a comeback tomorrow (Friday) through ‘Go Nawaz Go Day’. PTI, which launched the Azadi March under the command of Imran Khan from provincial capital on ...

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  • Punjabi Taliban’s announcement to help improve Punjab security

    LAHORE- The announcement of outlawed TTP Punjab chief Asmat Ullah Muawiya that they are going to quit militant activities inside Pakistan can result in separation of some of his comrades who still want to continue militancy against the state. However, this will surely help improve the security ...

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  • Agencies broaden information gathering scope

    LAHORE - To get an accurate picture of the activities of the foreign students studying in various religious seminaries and public universities, the intelligence agencies have broadened the scope of information gathering of the students, it is reliably learnt. At the same time, aggressive scanning ...

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  • Azadi sit-in facing acute funds scarcity

    LAHORE - The PTI which has been staging Azadi sit-in for the last 28 days in the federal capital has started facing funds shortage to continue the campaign for an indefinite time, The Nation has learnt. Imran Khan who is apparently not ready to call off the sit-in without the resignation of Prime ...

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  • PTI leaders directed to reach Capital

    LAHORE - Calling off the Azadi sit-ins in Punjab and other parts of the country, the PTI high command has directed the party leaders to reach Islamabad to show public strength as the ongoing sit-in is becoming thin with each passing day, The Nation has learnt. Close aides of PTI chairman Imran Khan ...

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  • Fresh survey to neutralise TTP sleeper cells in Punjab launched

    LAHORE- A leading state security service has launched a fresh survey across Punjab to neutralise suspected sleeper cells of the TTP, it is reliably learnt. Informed sources close to the development on this count confided to The Nation on Wednesday that the fresh survey concerning the roots of ...

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