Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - Indian and Afghan secret services have planned to undertake attacks at important locations in Pakistan using TTP splinters and sleeper units connected with them, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. Indian Research &Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghan National Directorate of ...

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  • LAHORE - Special security steps have been taken for the Chinese nationals engaged in CPEC and other projects in the Punjab, The Nation learnt yesterday. “These foreigners have been divided into three groups for foolproof security measures to fend off threats from terror outfits,” ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Chairman Imran Khan received a warm welcome by party activists when he reached the venue of his yesterday’s Lahore public meeting, Charing Cross. However, the participation of women was very thin following the teasing incident at party’s foundation day in the federal ...

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  • LAHORE - Directing the party activists to be ready for the march on Raiwind at any time, Imran Khan announced another protest meeting for Panama Papers commission in Faisalabad next Sunday. Addressing the flag-waving crowd of more than 6,000 party activists at Charing Cross yesterday, PTI chairman ...

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  • LAHORE - Pak Sarzameen Party led by Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani has sent a team to Punjab for getting an overall picture of support focusing MQM cadres. Two new lieutenants of the party - Raza Haroon and Iftikhar Randhawa - reached the provincial capital yesterday to open Pak Sarzameen ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be given timeline to act on Panama leaks and he will not be allowed to evade this serious issue, Imran Khan warned yesterday. Talking to media after chairing a party meeting, the PTI chairman, endorsing PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto’s demand ...

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  • LAHORE - Ruling family will speak the truth about the Panama leaks before the PTI marches on Raiwind, hopes Imran Khan. He addressed party leaders and workers at chairman secretariat yesterday after a party meeting to review preparations for May 1 Charing Cross protest for an independent probe ...

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  • LAHORE - Notorious crime lord Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu had surrendered to security agencies after certain assurances in return for his cooperation to expose his godfathers, officials close to the development told The Nation yesterday. Chotu Mazari had surrendered to military authorities on ...

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  • LAHORE - Imran Khan is likely to announce a phase-wise protest drive today instead of marching on Raiwind to press the ruling family for his demands to form the Panama leaks commission. “The party chairman is expected to announce a phase-wise protest campaign in favour of its demands ...

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  • LAHORE - Major political figures of southern Punjab have been having direct or indirect linkages with criminal gangs at different times for different reasons, an investigation by The Nation finds out. The investigation focused on Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu’s links with political figures ...

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  • LAHORE - The dismissal of six senior military officers on charges of abuse of power has dispelled the impression that the institution of the army is a ‘sacred cow’, said the two former commanders of Strike-1 Mangla Corps. Talking to The Nation yesterday, Lt-Gen (r) Ghulam Mustafa said, ...

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  • LAHORE - The mood of PTI activists and success of party’s foundation day will determine the fate of Imran Khan’s sit-in at Raiwind to demand a high-powered commission for probing Panama leaks, said some PTI leaders talking to The Nation yesterday. However, another bunch of Mr ...

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  • LAHORE - Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu has become approver against the same chieftains and officials who helped him dig in the Rajanpur riverine to run a “criminal enterprise” for mutual benefits during the last 28 years. Chotu who surrendered to the military authorities Tuesday ...

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  • LAHORE - Civilian security services had advised the government not to engage the law enforcing agencies for operations in southern Punjab and give the lead to the army and its special units because of their expertise in this area and equipment, top officials of the security agencies told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - RAW is planning to kidnap officers of Pakistani secret services from Pakistani territory for a possible swap with Commander Kulbhusan Yadav, a high-profile Indian spy caught last month from Balochistan.Security agencies officials told The Nation yesterday that Indian intelligence agency, ...

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  • LAHORE - Hunting down the high-profile targets of the banned outfits and spy rings will be the business of intelligence services of the military in the ongoing anti-terror operations in Punjab, senior security officials told The Nation yesterday. As far as the matter of intelligence sharing among ...

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  • LAHORE - Shah Mehmood Qureshi finally came out of the shadows and beat the trumpet of yet another major divide in the PTI by throwing an open challenge to his arch rival Jahangir Tareen by announcing support to Shafqat Mehmood in intra-party polls for Punjab president slot against Tareen-backed ...

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  • LAHORE - It can’t be said with certainty whether PTI will launch another Azadi March or not, but what can be said with confidence is that Imran Khan’s party cannot go for an anti-government drive and preparations of new intra-party polls side by side. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, talking to ...

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  • LAHORE - Counter-terror sections of two leading security agencies have caught nearly two dozen high-profile facilitators of the terrorists during the ongoing operation in southern Punjab, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday.Around 100 terror facilitators have also been arrested by the ...

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  • LAHORE - A list of the suspected “influential figures” having contacts with banned outfits is being prepared to neutralise the facilitators of terrorists in the ongoing army and Rangers-led operation in South Punjab as part of NAP, say top security officials. Facilitators among ...

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  • LAHORE - Busting RAW-NDS nexus in Balochistan, country’s security personnel caught an agent of Afghanistan’s top secret service from a compound in Boghra town of Chaman district, an FC spokesman told The Nation yesterday. Led by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Frontier Corps ...

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  • LAHORE - A top civilian intelligence agency has launched an extensive survey of public and private sector buildings in Punjab along with scrutiny of employee record to avert possible terrorist acts, following the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park carnage.The agency, according to interior ministry sources, is ...

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  • LAHORE - Following the revelations of Kulbhushan Yadav, secret services are probing into the records of Indian nationals providing consultancy to industrial projects in the country to sift out those involved in shadowy activities, sources in the key intelligence agencies told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - Limited access to the crime scene, permission to interview only the selected witnesses and flimsy evidence is likely to seriously limit the utility of the Pakistani JIT tour to India for Pathankot attack probe, defence ministry sources told The Nation yesterday. Sources in the department ...

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  • LAHORE - Special anti-terror operations of military and rangers targeting banned outfits in Punjab will be conducted under a ‘verbal understanding’ with the provincial authorities, security officials close to the development told The Nation yesterday.The operations under NAP (national ...

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  • LAHORE - The RAW high command had given the task to its ‘chief spy’ Kulbushan Yadav for expanding his network to Punjab through its southern parts via Balochistan and Sindh borders to launch an aggressive subversion in the relatively calm province, security agencies sources told The ...

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  • LAHORE - Pak Sarzameen Party, led by Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani, is likely to get support of some PTI leaders while pursuing its adventure to expand political strength in Sindh, the party sources told The Nation yesterday. Kamal-Qaimkhani Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) has so far taken into its ...

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  • LAHORE - Indian spymaster for Balochistan and Karachi, Bhushan Yadav was hunted down after a long drawn ‘catch operation’ of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), key security officials told The Nation yesterday.The hunt for the senior operative of Indian intelligence agency RAW (Research ...

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  • LAHORE - Anees Qaimkhani, Mustafa Kamal’s man in his unnamed party, is preparing a dossier on MQM-RAW connections, which will be shared with security agencies in high confidentiality, members of the Kamal-Qaimkhani group told The Nation yesterday. Qaimkhani is preparing the dossier following ...

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  • LAHORE - The much-reviled women protection law, passed by the Punjab Assembly on February 24 and signed by the governor on February 29, has not so far been enforced, official sources said yesterday. According to the common practice, an enactment signed by the constitutional head of the province ...

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