Jawad R Awan

  • Cantt poll results to be barometer of parties’ popularity

    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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  • Religious parties extra-parliamentary demand raises questions

    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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  • ‘Military to follow govt’s direction on Yemen crisis’

    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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  • Security establishment to determine ‘real threat’ to KSA

    ­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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  • Ex-servicemen for raising reserve corps for KSA mission

    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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  • Imran sets trend by launching Reham

    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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  • PTI fails to muster JI support for Cantt LG polls

    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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  • Special security sections created to neutralise terrorists

    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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  • Fissures in MQM becoming visible

    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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  • Treasury given free hand in PA

    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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  • N, PTI main contenders in Punjab’s Cantt LG polls

    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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  • Punjab launches deradicalisation programme

    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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  • Objection to use of word ‘martyred’

    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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  • Are terror days of ‘Butcher of Swat’ over?

    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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  • Polling in 42 cantt boards on April 25

    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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  • Altaf ‘ready’ to cooperate with forces

    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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  • Nekokara ‘to pay’ heavy price for upholding law

    LAHORE - The rulers’ message is very clear in the case of former Islamabad SSP (Operations) Muhammad Ali Nekokara that it is almost impossible for an upright officer to discharge his duties with honesty and dignity, as per the law and the constitution.An officer who fails to carry out the ...

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  • Digging deep into visit of Israeli-Arab lecturer

    LAHORE - A background check has been launched, starting from Amman (Jordan) down to Lahore, to get the answers to the questions that how an Israeli-Arab lecturer, Ramzi Suleiman’s visit to Pakistan has gone unnoticed.Ramzi, who received most of his higher education and PhD degree from Israel ...

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  • Smaller parties in focus over Senate chairman election

    LAHORE - Both the major parties – the PML-N and PPP –are trying their level best to win maximum support from other parties to get their candidates elected as the Senate chairman and deputy chairman.But, so far, it is difficult to say who will carry the day as the parties with decisive ...

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  • PTI may restart Azadi drive if JC not formed

    LAHORE - The PTI high command is most likely to restart the anti-government drive within 30 days if the ruling party fails to form a judicial commission to probe allegations concerning 2013 poll rigging. Close aides of the party chairman privy to the developments regarding the re-launch of the ...

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  • PA adopts five bills for women’s rights

    LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed 11 bills of which five promise more rights to women, aimed at settling their marriage and property disputes. The bills passed in record time of just 45 minutes are about women’s welfare and settlement of their issues of marriage and property. They ...

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  • 12 seminaries, eight NGOs tagged ‘grey’ in S Punjab

    LAHORE  - Security agencies, following a tagging exercise, have declared around 12 religious seminaries and eight NGOs operating in the Punjab as ‘grey’, it is reliably learnt. Moreover, some ‘sleepers’ of the Indian external intelligence service, RAW, have been busted ...

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  • Israeli-Arab lecturer leaves behind multitude of questions

    LAHORE - Participation of an Israeli-Arab lecturer in a scientific conference organised by the Punjab University recently has raised many eyebrows, forcing the quarters concerned to probe the matter and fix the responsibility for inviting the man from a country regarded as an enemy of Pakistan. ...

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  • Imran to convene Punjab leaders for PTI unity

    LAHORE - Serious infighting among the PTI Punjab ranks, which has shaken the foundations of the party in the politically crucial province, has forced party chairman Imran Khan to personally intervene for making peace among the warring factions soon after the Senate election, the Nation has ...

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  • ‘Historical’ PA session

    LAHORE  - The Opposition has taken to task the Treasury and the Chair over the longest delay of the Punjab Assembly session due to their absence from the House for a meeting of the parliamentary party of the PML-N. Punjab Assembly’s Friday sitting started with a delay of more than three ...

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  • Special intel units planning 50 anti-terror ops

    LAHORE - Around four dozen major intelligence-led anti-terror operations are in the pipeline across the country to take out or neutralise enemies of the state, it is learnt reliably.Well-placed sources in the security establishment told The Nation on Sunday that special units of the state’s ...

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  • Govt trying to get sons of Gilani, Taseer free

    LAHORE  - The kidnapped sons of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and late Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer are in Afghanistan and the government is making efforts to get them free from the abductors with the assistance of Afghan government, Punjab government has informed the provincial ...

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  • Attacks won’t ignite sectarian strife, says MWM chief

    LAHORE - Majlis-e-Wajdatul Muslimeen (MWM) chief Allama Nasir Abbas Jaffari, disagreeing to the assessment made by some security and political circles that the ongoing attacks against leaders of the two sects and imambargahs could ignite sectarian strife, said Wednesday that there was no such ...

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  • Scores of Punjab seminaries found beneficiaries

    LAHORE - Premier secret services have traced illegal foreign funding to dozens of madaris in Punjab, besides identifying 2,000 unregistered seminaries in the province, it is learnt reliably. Highly-placed sources in the state security apparatus fighting war against extremism told The Nation on ...

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  • Lady lawmaker goes unheard

    LAHORE - A lone voice in Punjab Assembly, which made an effort to condemn violence against minorities in India, neither got allowed to advance her case on the issue nor received any support from her colleagues in the house on Friday.Treasury member, Dr Farzana Nazir, during the Friday sitting of ...

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