Jawad R Awan

  • 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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  • Will anybody resolve quandary of Khan’s proposals?

    LAHORE - It has become difficult to interpret PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s proposals concerning direct election and open ballot for the Senate even for his own party men. On the other hand, some of the tsunami leaders translate their party chief’s proposals as vote through show of hands ...

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  • Sarwar plans to form shadow cabinet in PTI

    LAHORE - In a bid to make PTI a real force to function on the lines of Western democracies, new entrant in the PTI, Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar, will be assigned the task of preparing a shadow cabinet in the party. Sarwar, a former British MP and Punjab governor, made this revelation in an exclusive ...

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  • Survey launched to identify ‘sponsored’ seminaries

    LAHORE - An information gathering survey has been launched across the country to identify seminaries run with the direct or indirect involvement of the banned organizations, it is learnt.Contacts close to the state security services tasked to gather the data of banned outfits’ controlled ...

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  • PPP to support Shujaat Hussain for Senate seat

    LAHORE - Though the PML-Q has not so far decided to field the party chief, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, as its Senate candidate from the Punjab for another term, the PPP is most likely to support him if he runs for the upper house. The PML-Q insiders, privy to the developments, claimed in a chat with ...

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  • For Kashmir

    LAHORE - Expressing solidarity, support and unity with the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the whole nation observed the Kashmir Solidarity Day on Thursday.Rallies, seminars, special sittings and several other functions held across the country to express solidarity with Kashmiris, waging a ...

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  • Efforts to unify Muslim Leagues a myth or reality ?

    LAHORE - It cannot be said with certainty what will happen in the result of some notable figures bids’ to gather Muslim League factions minus PML-N at a single platform but what is sure is that the movers behind this political action have some kind of “unseen support”. As the in ...

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  • PTI confirms contacts with Sarwar

    LAHORE - Though former Punjab governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has yet to decide plans pursuing his political ambitions, but PTI has confirmed contacts with him as well as the party’s willingness to give a top slot to him if he joins hands with Imran Khan. A key PTI leader, a member of the ...

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  • ‘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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