Jawad R Awan

  • ‘Workers Group’ emerges in PTI

    LAHORE - A new group emerges in the PTI under the name of “Workers Group” with the purpose of uniting all the workers on a single platform to save the party from the “Investor Class” which is according to this faction is dictating their policies on the party to pursue their ...

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  • 2 dozen global, local NGOs put on watch list

    LAHORE - Nearly two dozen international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), operating across the country, have been put on watch list to closely monitor their activities which sometimes appear “inappropriate”, it is learnt reliably. Well-placed contacts in the state ...

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  • Sit-in cousins may meet in Riyadh

    LAHORE - Though Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri are likely to encounter each other in Saudi Arabia coincidentally before or after performing Umrah, informed political quarters are of the assessment that PTI which was once called by Dr Tahirul Qadri as cousin of PAT may consider the option for ...

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  • Info gathering begins to net high profile abettors

    LAHORE - An exercise of gathering information about high-profile public figures, who have knowingly or unknowingly ever facilitated the extremists, has been launched for netting them in the terror cases as abettors, The Nation learnt from reliable sources on Friday.Sources in the security ...

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  • TTP, allies ‘waging’ psychological warfare against armed forces

    LAHORE - After failing to run the terror network through the barrel of the gun, members of the outlawed TTP and their allies have launched a psychological warfare to incite the Pakhtoon population of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata and asked them to stand up against the ruling elite, especially of ...

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  • PTI leadership confused over sit-in relaunch

    LAHORE - PTI top leadership, which is considering re-launching a protest campaign if the government uses delaying tactics to form judicial commission for probing the alleged poll rigging, is confused over transforming the considerations into a real plan, The Nation has learnt. Senior aides of PTI ...

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  • Death penalties only by military courts to be executed, PA told

    LAHORE - Punjab Jail Minister Abdul Waheed Chaudhary informed the provincial assembly on Tuesday that the death penalties of the terror culprits sentenced by the military courts would only be executed. The minister informed the assembly about this fact while replying to the queries of members ...

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  • Chaudhrys set to revive PML-Q from 31st

    LAHORE - Chaudhrys of Gujrat, leading PML-Q, the second main Muslim League faction in the Punjab after PML-N, are going to resume struggle for their political life on Dec 31, by holding a workers’ convention at Chunian (Kasur). PML-Q, which had otherwise restricted itself to limited or no ...

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  • PA up against early age marriages

    LAHORE - The provincial legislators unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday against the practice of early age marriages, which is becoming source of certain problems in the society.However, this unanimity achieved among the house by somehow convincing JI parliamentary leader Dr Waseem Akhtar. He ...

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  • Security code raised to ‘highly sensitive’

    LAHORE - Security code in the major cities housing military cantonments in the country has been changed into ‘highly sensitive’ till the completion of the executions of the terrorists, it is reliably learnt. Well-informed sources in the security establishment privy to the developments ...

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  • Scanning of madaris, edu institutions starts

    LAHORE - In a bid to identify the possible sleeper cells of militants under the garb of students in religious seminaries and public educational institutions, an aggressive intelligence gathering exercise has been launched across the country, it is reliably learnt. Sources privy to the development ...

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  • PTI resignations to remain intact: Alvi

    LAHORE - “We will not withdraw our resignations as the results of the possible investigation into 2013 poll rigging have yet to come. PTI resignations will remain intact,” insisted Arif Alvi, PTI chairman’s close aide. In a chat with The Nation on Wednesday in the backdrop of ...

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  • Pak-Afghan joint hunt for Fazlullah on the cards

    LAHORE - The disputed chief of outlawed TTP, Mullah Fazlullah and his close associates are most likely to be hunted down by Pak-Afghan joint efforts soon, as actions on this count have been accelerated to the full extent, it is reliably learnt. Fazlullah’s gang had claimed the responsibility ...

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  • Treasury MPA laments surge in land grabbing

    LAHORE  - A Treasury member has lamented the surge in land grabbing during the last three years.Treasury Legislator Amjad Ali Javed lashed out at Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhary Zahid Akram for giving unsatisfactory answer during question hour in Punjab Assembly Friday. Deputy Speaker Sardar ...

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  • Govt in contact with PTI to fix talks schedule

    LAHORE - The government has contacted the PTI to fix a schedule for the fresh meeting after the former’s offer of unconditional talks with the latter, while a sitting between the two sides is likely to take place before Imran Khan’s Karachi shut down call for tomorrow (Saturday).Asad ...

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  • Lahore feels the heat

    LAHORE - Scores of PTI workers took to the streets of provincial capital to vent their rage over the killing of their fellow activist in Faisalabad on Monday.As the media broke the news of death, PTI supporters showed up on The Mall, Ferozpur Road, Raiwind Road, Lalik Chowk and Liberty Chowk, ...

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  • PAT refuses to participate in PTI show

    LAHORE - Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s PAT has refused to participate in PTI show to be held in Faisalabad on Monday(today) stating that Imran Khan should decide with them the conditions for a partnership, as PAT is not willing to play the role of its ‘B-Team’. Qazi Faiz, PAT central ...

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  • Kabul hands over top TTP man to Pakistan

    LAHORE - Top TTP commander Latif Mehsud has been handed over to Pakistan by the Afghan security service, well-placed sources told The Nation on Saturday. According to an intelligence officer, who requested anonymity, told this correspondent that Latif Mehsud was snatched from Afghan intelligence by ...

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  • Faisalabad shutdown to go ahead: Imran

    LAHORE - Claiming that all the elections were rigged except the 1970 polls, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has expressed the hope that the decision concerning reopening of polling bags of NA-122 would be announced tomorrow (Monday) to ascertain the foul play in the 2013 elections. The PTI chief expressed ...

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  • Blind allowance

    LAHORE - In an apparent image-building move concerning the issue of police torture on blinds, the Punjab government reveals it has started providing Rs1,000 as subsistence allowance to 10,000 selected blind persons every month.During the Punjab Assembly session on Friday, Provincial Minister for ...

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  • PTI to adopt ‘no confrontation’ policy

    LAHORE - The PTI Punjab leadership has decided to avoid all kinds of confrontation with the law enforcers and not to make bids to takeover public buildings during the course of December 15 protest call in Lahore, The Nation has learnt.The decision was made by the provincial leadership keeping in ...

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  • US, Chinese envoys wanted to know Nov 30 plans: PTI

    LAHORE - What will happen on November 30 is a difficult question to answer despite the speculations concerning international powers’ role to convince Imran Khan to avoid confrontation and intelligence agencies’ assessments that PTI may not be able to stage a powerful show and that ...

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  • N govt’s timid behaviour damaging Kashmir cause

    LAHORE - Veteran Kashmiri leaders say the PML-N government is not active enough to counter Modi government designs concerning the Kashmir issue at a time when New Delhi has diverted Rs 100 billion flood funds to ongoing polls in Held Kashmir for ensuring its victory to revoke the special status of ...

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  • 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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