Jawad R Awan

  • 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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  • 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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