Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is going to launch countrywide protest against the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Model Town incident.Sources inside the party told The Nation that PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri is likely to return to the country and would lead the campaign. The drive ...

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  • LAHORE  - A member from the treasury benches, taking to task his own government over health facilities through an adjournment motion during the Punjab Assembly session, has pointed out that most of the city hospitals including Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Children Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram ...

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  • LAHORE - Though no footprints of IS, also known as Daesh, have so far been found on Pakistan’s soil, in a bid to eliminate the thin possibilities of the terror outfit’s threat, neutralisation of TTP leadership in the east of Afghanistan is a must as it could be the only potential ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI senior leader Chaudhary Sarwar has declined to head the inquiry committee constituted by the party chairman to probe into the procedure of award of party tickets for local bodies’ polls of Cantonment Boards that led to party’s poor performance in the said elections. PTI ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition on the last session of Punjab Assembly’s second parliamentary year staged a token walkout from the house alleging the government for employing pre-poll rigging in connection with upcoming local bodies’ polls by giving development funds to its candidates through ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM, which is claiming to establish its foothold in Punjab for quite some time, is in fact never serious in making the party a political share holder of the province except using the province as a platform to turn Mohajir Qaumi Movement into Mutahidda Qaumi Movement. Some of the party ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI will demand fresh elections on all seats of national as well as provincial assembly in Punjab in case an election tribunal seized with the electoral dispute in NA-122 came up with a verdict similar to that given by another tribunal in NA-125.Informed party sources told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI, which has grabbed a symbolic victory over the ruling party with decision against Khawaja Saad Rafique in NA-125, needs thorough internal accountability to transform the symbolic victory into electoral win.Although an election tribunal decision on Monday (May 4) gave a symbolic victory ...

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  • LAHORE - Security establishment is considering carrying out special operations to deal with urban terrorism across the country with special focus on Karachi and parts of Balochistan.Informed sources told The Nation on Sunday that the secret services tasked with fighting terrorism are planning ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI core committee meeting has been summoned for today (Wednesday) to look into party’s performance during the cantonment boards local bodies elections to work out a strategy for the LB polls in other parts of the country and to hold accountable the leaders who failed the party in ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI’s City chapter leadership, which is in-charge of the Cantonment Board local bodies’ polls, is responsible for party’s defeat in the politically significant town of Lahore and they should be held accountable for wrong choice of candidates, poor management and planning, ...

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  • LAHORE - The ruling party, PML-N, in a crushing defeat to its major political rival PTI has won the race for the crown of Cantonment Board local bodies in the provincial capital by grabbing 15 out of 20 wards (seats) of the two boards, leaving only 5 wards for the tsunami followers.The elections ...

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  • LAHORE - Though there will be 749 candidates in the race for the Cantonment Board Local Bodies polls in Punjab but the real contest is expected between 200 candidates of the PTI and PML-N in most of the local elections with upset from the PPPP, JI and possibly PAT. Punjab, which houses largest ...

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  • LAHORE - In a peculiar move when various parties and groups are still holding meetings for seat adjustments in accelerated electoral activities for the polls in Cantonment Boards, PTI has demanded of the Election Commission to depute Rangers for overseeing the electoral process on April 25.PTI City ...

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  • LAHORE - The local government polls in the cantonment boards to be held on April 25 will show voters’ trend concerning the mainstream political parties which are going to face each other once again in September for grabbing their share in the LG elections in other parts of the Punjab. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Though there is a larger proposal available to help Saudi Arabia in the light of the Parliament’s resolution, certain religious parties are making bids to bypass the “people’s resolve” by urging the government to send Pak troops to the Kingdom to deal with the Yemen ...

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  • LAHORE - The government should launch an immediate diplomatic offensive to deal with Saudi-Yemen crisis before sending troops to Saudi Arabia as the state’s security establishment is of the assessment that there is no “clear and impending danger” to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) ...

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  • ­LAHORE - Pakistan’s security establishment will determine the ‘real threat’ to the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in the light of its own threat assessment procedure before suggesting the government whether to send troops to protect the holy places ...

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  • LAHORE - As the temperatures are rising in the Arab world about engaging Pakistani troops in Saudi-Yemen episode, members of the security establishment have proposed to raise a force comprising reserve corps of the army for sending them to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to defend the holy places and ...

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  • LAHORE - It cannot be stated with certainty at this stage whether Reham Khan will become the ‘First Lady’ of Pakistan or not; however PTI chief Imran has set a new trend among the mainstream political parties by launching his wife in the political arena, apparently to establish a ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI which is enjoying partnership with JI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has failed to muster the latter’s complete support for local government polls in cantonment boards of Punjab to be held on April 25, it is learnt. The PTI leadership that has decided to take solo flight in most of ...

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  • LAHORE - Special sections have been created in the premier security services with the sole purpose of locating and neutralising on-the-run terrorists across the country, it is reliably learnt. The contacts close to the security establishment privy to the development told The Nation on Monday that ...

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  • LAHORE - It is not clear at this moment whether the loyalists of Altaf Hussain or Old Guard will succeed in ensuring London Command’s grip over its nerve centre in Karachi or not but what is becoming clear by each passing day is that the MQM is heading on the path of facing real factions ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition has failed to discharge his responsibility on the event of provincial finance minister’s pre-budget concluding speech, as only a lone member seen sitting on the opposition benches who pointed out the quorum to adjourn the Friday sitting of the Punjab Assembly. Nearly 61 ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab will be the major electoral battleground for upcoming cantonment boards’ local government polls as the key political players in the province will face each other on 124 general seats in 21 cantonment boards of the province, while the main competitors in the race are most ...

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  • LAHORE - A nine moth de-radicalisation programme has been launched in Punjab to bring the militants of banned TTP and other organisations into mainstream life, The Nation has learnt.Sources in Punjab Apex Committee told this correspondent on Sunday that the de-radicalisation programme, on the ...

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  • LAHORE - A minority lawyer objected to the text of Youhanabad condemnation resolution, saying that the word ‘killed’ was used for the terror-hit Christians, while the lynched Muslims were called ‘martyred’. The Punjab Assembly met two hours behind the schedule under Acting ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the interior minister and groups of TTP are not confirming the killing of Pakistan’s most-wanted man Mullah Fazlullah in an anti-terror operation on Pak-Afghan border, yet the people familiar with such developments, while insisting that Fazlullah is dead, say that TTP should ...

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  • LAHORE - Semi-democracy will return to cantonment boards’ limits across the country as a result of local government elections to be held on April 25 on 199 general seats in 42 cantonment boards. The local government polls will be held in the cantonment boards after 17 years, which will bring ...

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  • LAHORE - What the ultimate outcome of Saulat Mirza’s revelations will be is a difficult question to answer, however, the MQM London command has expressed readiness through his mediators to extend full cooperation to the security services for cleansing Muttahida of miscreants, The Nation has ...

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