Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - The party meeting, called by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Sunday), is likely to be inconclusive because views of the participants on important items of the agenda are poles apart. According to the party sources, the participants will ponder over internal matters which ...

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  • LAHORE - The Afghan pace and reconciliation process is likely to witness a boost under the new Taliban leadership, informed Pakistani officials believe, though a sections of international media is casting doubts on the future and efficacy of the process citing growing divisions among TTA ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI chairman Imran Khan has dared the government to accept the resignations of his party’s legislators, claiming they will win back all seats in fresh elections. This he said in response to repeated objections that PTI parliamentarians have no justification to retain their seats ...

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  • LAHORE - As the hunt to capture the militants and neutralise their threat goes on in Punjab, a new series of intelligence-led anti-terror operations are on the cards to take out the remaining terrorists, it has been learnt reliably. Security establishment sources privy to the developments confided ...

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  • LAHORE - Former ECP secretary Kanwar Dilshad said that Local Bodies Ordinance promulgated by the Punjab government a few days ago is in direct conflict with Article 140-A of the Constitution. The Ordinance issued by the Punjab government in consultation with the ECP amended the Punjab Local ...

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  • LAHORE - Though no decision has been made so far to establish a diplomatic enclave in Lahore but the provincial government has already launched a search for suitable land for the purpose, The Nation has learnt. The Punjab Cabinet sources privy to the developments told this correspondent on Friday ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab organiser Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar has acknowledged grouping inside the party even at the district level, but expressed his determination to reunify it before next local elections, due in September.There are five groups in Lahore: three in Sialkot; ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is ready to hold local bodies’ polls in Punjab according to the schedule on September 20 in a single go, it is also making arrangements to conduct phase-wise elections, The Nation has learnt. The sources privy to the developments on ...

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  • LAHORE - All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) led by Pervez Musharraf desires the support of the ‘establishment’ to launch a multi-party political entity under the banner of a unified Muslim League to reach the corridors of power. In an unclear position on part of the leaders of splinter ...

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  • LAHORE - Fresh countrywide information-gathering exercise, with a focus on Karachi and Punjab, has been launched to neutralise the terror financiers and facilitators, it is learnt.Contacts close to the state security services told The Nation on Friday that a new operation has been put into action ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will launch mass contact drive after Eid focusing the targets of creating new inroads among the populace for upcoming local bodies elections and continuing campaign with regard to Model Town incident.PAT, however, has no immediate plans to join hands with ...

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  • LAHORE  - Political moves of APML chief Pervez Musharraf, without taking into confidence his political partners, can undermine the bid to launch a possible coordinated joint anti-government action in near future. Pervez Musharraf who held meetings with top PML-Q and PML-Functional leadership ...

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  • LAHORE - Perturbed by a new high in Kashmiri freedom struggle, Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has taken to throwing dirt at popular Kashmiri leadership in an effort to discredit them.In an interview with NDTV's high-profile anchor Barkha Dutt ahead of the launch of his book, ...

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  • LAHORE - Prominent Baloch figures in Punjab and Sindh can play a significant role in Balochistan peace by acting as both persuaders and guarantors to bring about surrender of hardcore Baloch militant leaders.Some of the key radicals can lay down arms but want such bondsmen as command their complete ...

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  • LAHORE - In another jolt to PPP in the Punjab, three key Bhutto loyalists will announce joining the PTI during a meeting with Imran Khan today (Wednesday). The three PPP leaders who will join the PTI are former state minister for information Samsam Bukhari, former provincial minister for labour ...

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  • LAHORE - More than 10 international and local NGOs in Punjab are under strict surveillance for their shadowy funding that could be used against the state interests, it is learnt.Another two dozen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the province are on the watch list for violation of their ...

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  • LAHORE - Mainstream opposition parties on Friday joined forces to stage protests against the unprecedented power cuts across the country.Analysts suggested the move could herald a new opposition alliance against the government.Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the political activities for the local bodies’ polls will gain momentum after the completion of delimitation process but the mainstream political forces in Punjab have launched preliminary preparations for the LB polls to be held in September. The political alignments of ...

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  • LAHORE - Joining hands against the PML-N government, the opposition parties have announced a demonstration in the Punjab capital to show solidarity with PPP-governed-Sindh over the killings, which they said came because of unprecedented loadshedding.Heatwave in Sindh capital claimed more than 1000 ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly adopting the Finance Bill 2015 has formally approved the annual budget 2015-16 on Wednesday, while the Opposition boycotted the session when the Treasury moved the third bill from the agenda. The house after passing the Finance Bill, adopted the Punjab Infrastructure ...

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  • LAHORE - At the height of political tensions emerging as a result of PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Zardari’s recent outburst against military establishment, PML-Q top leadership has played an important role to deescalate the situation between the two sides, TheNation has learnt. PML-Q insiders, ...

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  • LAHORE - PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, who is coming back to the country in the middle of a heightened political crisis, can lead a protest drive focusing the unmanageable energy issue, The Nation has learnt.Dr Qadri after his return to country on June 29 could re-launch his ‘Inqilab ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday announced that the provincial government has decided to handover all government hospitals in 10 districts to ‘Private Service Providers’, while no doctor serving in these hospitals will be removed from job by the new ...

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  • Lahore - Information gathering exercise has been launched in Punjab concerning the listing of unregistered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and organisations working in violation of their charter, it is reliably learnt. Sources in the state security services privy to the development against ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab budget 2015-16 carries no relief for the working class and it is just a combination of complex words and figures which will add to the miseries of the already suffering masses, remark opposition parties leaders while giving observations on the provincial financial plan for the next ...

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  • LAHORE - The fate of PTI inquiry committee formed to probe party’s failure crushing defeat in recent local bodies polls in Punjab cantonments is unclear, as the said body is inactive and the party high command is keeping mum over the issue.PTI chairman Imran Khan had appointed Chaudhary ...

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  • LAHORE - Intensive cross-country counter-intelligence operations have been launched to identify and neutralise the enemy agents against the backdrop of India’s growing hostile posture and Pak-China Economic Corridor agreement, it has been reliably learnt.Contacts in the state security ...

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  • LAHORE - It is difficult to say what will exactly happen as a result of Indian government’s opposition to Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the days to come but veteran foreign affairs’ experts believe that New Delhi will accelerate the proxy war against Pakistan creating unrest in ...

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  • LAHORE - Chaudhrys of Gujrat, Pir of Pagaro and General (retd) Musharraf are making efforts to form a grand opposition alliance on the lines of 1970s Pakistan National Alliance (PNA), and coalition among the Muslim Leagues excluding the PML-N is the first step in this direction, The Nation has ...

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  • 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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