Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - In a major development, the son of a former Balochistan Governor and brother of a ex-Chief Minister has expressed his willingness to surrender to the military authorities provided he is given firm assurance that he will be cleared of involvement in anti-State activities. Javed Mengal who ...

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  • LAHORE - The slogan-chanting activists of PTI and PML-N faced each other all day long in front of the election tribunal to get the crown of NA-122. The two sides kept on raising slogans in favour of their parties’ top leaders, claiming they would solve all the problems facing the country. The ...

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  • LAHORE - Warning the Election Commission of staging a massive sit-in outside its building, Imran Khan has given a two-week deadline to the chief election commissioner to reply to his letter. Imran Khan had written a letter to the chief election commissioner, demanding legal action against the ...

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  • LAHORE - More than three dozen “terrorist” organisations across the country face action as part of government’s new vigorous drive against terrorism, official sources told The Nation on Thursday. However, Baloch militant organizations, which lay down arms to join ...

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  • LAHORE - The head of a leading separatist party in Balochistan has been ‘killed’, a development that the security sources claim to be their major victory.Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, chief of Baloch Liberation Front (BLF), an organisation involved in a number of major militant acts in ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab will intensify its ongoing anti-terrorism operations in 11 districts after losing Home Minister Shuja Khanzada in a suicide attack, it has been learnt reliably.“Special small-scale operations to nail terrorists and their facilitators have been planned for eight southern and ...

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  • LAHORE - More than two dozen politicians, police officers and bureaucrats are facing serious threats after Punjab Home Minister’s killing, The Nation learnt on Sunday.Sources in security agencies say the fresh security assessments hint at the strong possibility of attacks on more than two ...

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  • LAHORE - An informal inquiry into the proposed diplomatic enclave in the provincial capital is underway, The Nation has learnt reliably. The evaluation exercise has started after conflicting statements by the government gurus.Sources say, since such structures need stringent security system, the ...

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  • LAHORE - The membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is far less than it previously believed, revealed a party exercise carried out before a fresh membership drive – beginning today.PTI sources told The Nation on Thursday that only two percent of around seven million members registered before ...

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  • LAHORE - The government has adopted “carrot-and-stick” policy to bring into mainstream all the estranged Baloch leaders in accordance with the new initiative announced by the prime minister. The ‘stick’ is for those who don’t respond positively. Such people may have to ...

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  • LAHORE - The site of the Chinese consulate in the provincial capital can become a security hazard because of its location in a thickly populated area. China, which is a friendly neighbour of Pakistan is opening a consulate office in Lahore soon in a bid to facilitate the Punjab-based investment ...

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  • LAHORE - Muttahida Quami Movement chief Altaf Hussain is facing a growing revolt from the party leaders over his controversial attack on the state security institutions. The party sources told The Nation on Thursday that opposition to Altaf Hussain’s stance was growing in the party as more ...

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  • LAHORE - Former federal minister Sardar Talib Nakai is set to leave the Pakistan Muslim League-Q after an association for about a decade and join the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf at a ceremony in Pattoki today (Wednesday). The political importance of Nakai can be gauged from the fact that Imran Khan is ...

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  • LAHORE - Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been named as ameer of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan for the time being, and he will succeed Mullah Omar as Ameerul Momineen after the TTA’s 40-member supreme council lends its support by swearing allegiance to him. However, no timeframe has been given ...

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  • LAHORE - The party meeting, called by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Islamabad today (Sunday), is likely to be inconclusive because views of the participants on important items of the agenda are poles apart. According to the party sources, the participants will ponder over internal matters which ...

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  • LAHORE - The Afghan pace and reconciliation process is likely to witness a boost under the new Taliban leadership, informed Pakistani officials believe, though a sections of international media is casting doubts on the future and efficacy of the process citing growing divisions among TTA ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI chairman Imran Khan has dared the government to accept the resignations of his party’s legislators, claiming they will win back all seats in fresh elections. This he said in response to repeated objections that PTI parliamentarians have no justification to retain their seats ...

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  • LAHORE - As the hunt to capture the militants and neutralise their threat goes on in Punjab, a new series of intelligence-led anti-terror operations are on the cards to take out the remaining terrorists, it has been learnt reliably. Security establishment sources privy to the developments confided ...

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  • LAHORE - Former ECP secretary Kanwar Dilshad said that Local Bodies Ordinance promulgated by the Punjab government a few days ago is in direct conflict with Article 140-A of the Constitution. The Ordinance issued by the Punjab government in consultation with the ECP amended the Punjab Local ...

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  • LAHORE - Though no decision has been made so far to establish a diplomatic enclave in Lahore but the provincial government has already launched a search for suitable land for the purpose, The Nation has learnt. The Punjab Cabinet sources privy to the developments told this correspondent on Friday ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab organiser Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar has acknowledged grouping inside the party even at the district level, but expressed his determination to reunify it before next local elections, due in September.There are five groups in Lahore: three in Sialkot; ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is ready to hold local bodies’ polls in Punjab according to the schedule on September 20 in a single go, it is also making arrangements to conduct phase-wise elections, The Nation has learnt. The sources privy to the developments on ...

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  • LAHORE - All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) led by Pervez Musharraf desires the support of the ‘establishment’ to launch a multi-party political entity under the banner of a unified Muslim League to reach the corridors of power. In an unclear position on part of the leaders of splinter ...

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  • LAHORE - Fresh countrywide information-gathering exercise, with a focus on Karachi and Punjab, has been launched to neutralise the terror financiers and facilitators, it is learnt.Contacts close to the state security services told The Nation on Friday that a new operation has been put into action ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will launch mass contact drive after Eid focusing the targets of creating new inroads among the populace for upcoming local bodies elections and continuing campaign with regard to Model Town incident.PAT, however, has no immediate plans to join hands with ...

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  • LAHORE  - Political moves of APML chief Pervez Musharraf, without taking into confidence his political partners, can undermine the bid to launch a possible coordinated joint anti-government action in near future. Pervez Musharraf who held meetings with top PML-Q and PML-Functional leadership ...

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  • LAHORE - Perturbed by a new high in Kashmiri freedom struggle, Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) has taken to throwing dirt at popular Kashmiri leadership in an effort to discredit them.In an interview with NDTV's high-profile anchor Barkha Dutt ahead of the launch of his book, ...

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  • LAHORE - Prominent Baloch figures in Punjab and Sindh can play a significant role in Balochistan peace by acting as both persuaders and guarantors to bring about surrender of hardcore Baloch militant leaders.Some of the key radicals can lay down arms but want such bondsmen as command their complete ...

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  • LAHORE - In another jolt to PPP in the Punjab, three key Bhutto loyalists will announce joining the PTI during a meeting with Imran Khan today (Wednesday). The three PPP leaders who will join the PTI are former state minister for information Samsam Bukhari, former provincial minister for labour ...

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  • LAHORE - More than 10 international and local NGOs in Punjab are under strict surveillance for their shadowy funding that could be used against the state interests, it is learnt.Another two dozen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the province are on the watch list for violation of their ...

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