Jawad R Awan

  • 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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  • Q-League to regroup after Ashura

    LAHORE - The PML-Q will start its reorganisation campiagn from South Punjab by holding first workers’ convention in Bahawalpur on November 22.Senior leaders planning party’s reorganisation in Punjab told The Nation on Sunday that first function would be held in Bahawalpur in NA-187, the ...

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  • No evidence of IS presence in Pakistan: agencies

    LAHORE - Though there is no concrete evidence of the presence of the Middle Eastern militant group, IS, commonly known as Daesh, some sections of international media and experts on terrorism are propagating theories of new terror nexus between Daesh and outlawed TTP splinter groups. The sections of ...

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  • PTI team to visit US, Europe

    LAHORE - The PTI, which has been facing acute shortage of funds to continue its Azadi sit-in, has decided to send a 4-member team to the US and Europe for fund-raising, besides collecting party donations from Punjab under a special campaign started this month, The Nation has learnt. Top aides of ...

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  • Lawmakers irked by Food Ministry’s poor response

    LAHORE - The pure food seems to remain a dream for the populace even under the elected regimes, as Thursday session of the Punjab Assembly failed to get the real answers concerning this vital issue. In the Thursday session of the Punjab Assembly, Parliamentary Secretary Chaudhry Asadullah who had ...

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  • Qadri eyes midterm polls

    LAHORE - PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has announced launching the efforts for the formation of a national government to carry out ruthless accountability before holding of fresh elections, saying that his party will contest polls even if they are called prematurely.Addressing a public meeting at ...

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  • Tsunami sweeps away Hashmi’s ‘save democracy’ mission

    LAHORE - Javed Hashmi was thinking that he would gain popularity on account of his role in ‘saving democracy’, but the political tsunami ousted him from the arena.His defeat, it appears, will seal his political future and cause tremendous embarrassment to the ruling PML-N which had ...

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  • PTI, PAT leaders skeptical about campaign goals

    LAHORE - Though the target of PTI campaign of public meetings is to press the government for midterm elections but the party leadership is not sure about achieving the target after not accomplishing the goals of the Azadi sit-in at the federal capital. PAT following the suit of PTI, which is called ...

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  • Much at stake in NA-149 by-poll

    LAHORE - The by-election in NA-149, Multan, scheduled for Thursday (today), is perhaps much more important than an election on any other seat because of the factors at play here. The votes to be polled for Javed Hashmi will show how much importance the people of the constituency gave to the role he ...

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  • PTI striving to make inroads into rural Sindh

    LAHORE - Though the PTI leadership is making aggressive efforts to make inroads into the political arena of rural Sindh but they are not certain about breaking the influence of traditional political forces in the land of Pirs and tribal chieftains. PTI will launch its first aggressive effort on ...

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