Jawad R Awan

  • 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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  • LAHORE - Mainstream opposition parties on Friday joined forces to stage protests against the unprecedented power cuts across the country.Analysts suggested the move could herald a new opposition alliance against the government.Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the political activities for the local bodies’ polls will gain momentum after the completion of delimitation process but the mainstream political forces in Punjab have launched preliminary preparations for the LB polls to be held in September. The political alignments of ...

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  • LAHORE - Joining hands against the PML-N government, the opposition parties have announced a demonstration in the Punjab capital to show solidarity with PPP-governed-Sindh over the killings, which they said came because of unprecedented loadshedding.Heatwave in Sindh capital claimed more than 1000 ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly adopting the Finance Bill 2015 has formally approved the annual budget 2015-16 on Wednesday, while the Opposition boycotted the session when the Treasury moved the third bill from the agenda. The house after passing the Finance Bill, adopted the Punjab Infrastructure ...

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  • LAHORE - At the height of political tensions emerging as a result of PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Zardari’s recent outburst against military establishment, PML-Q top leadership has played an important role to deescalate the situation between the two sides, TheNation has learnt. PML-Q insiders, ...

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  • LAHORE - PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, who is coming back to the country in the middle of a heightened political crisis, can lead a protest drive focusing the unmanageable energy issue, The Nation has learnt.Dr Qadri after his return to country on June 29 could re-launch his ‘Inqilab ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha on Friday announced that the provincial government has decided to handover all government hospitals in 10 districts to ‘Private Service Providers’, while no doctor serving in these hospitals will be removed from job by the new ...

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  • Lahore - Information gathering exercise has been launched in Punjab concerning the listing of unregistered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and organisations working in violation of their charter, it is reliably learnt. Sources in the state security services privy to the development against ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab budget 2015-16 carries no relief for the working class and it is just a combination of complex words and figures which will add to the miseries of the already suffering masses, remark opposition parties leaders while giving observations on the provincial financial plan for the next ...

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  • LAHORE - The fate of PTI inquiry committee formed to probe party’s failure crushing defeat in recent local bodies polls in Punjab cantonments is unclear, as the said body is inactive and the party high command is keeping mum over the issue.PTI chairman Imran Khan had appointed Chaudhary ...

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  • LAHORE - Intensive cross-country counter-intelligence operations have been launched to identify and neutralise the enemy agents against the backdrop of India’s growing hostile posture and Pak-China Economic Corridor agreement, it has been reliably learnt.Contacts in the state security ...

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  • LAHORE - It is difficult to say what will exactly happen as a result of Indian government’s opposition to Pak-China Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the days to come but veteran foreign affairs’ experts believe that New Delhi will accelerate the proxy war against Pakistan creating unrest in ...

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  • LAHORE - Chaudhrys of Gujrat, Pir of Pagaro and General (retd) Musharraf are making efforts to form a grand opposition alliance on the lines of 1970s Pakistan National Alliance (PNA), and coalition among the Muslim Leagues excluding the PML-N is the first step in this direction, The Nation has ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) is going to launch countrywide protest against the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Model Town incident.Sources inside the party told The Nation that PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri is likely to return to the country and would lead the campaign. The drive ...

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  • LAHORE  - A member from the treasury benches, taking to task his own government over health facilities through an adjournment motion during the Punjab Assembly session, has pointed out that most of the city hospitals including Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Children Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram ...

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  • LAHORE - Though no footprints of IS, also known as Daesh, have so far been found on Pakistan’s soil, in a bid to eliminate the thin possibilities of the terror outfit’s threat, neutralisation of TTP leadership in the east of Afghanistan is a must as it could be the only potential ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI senior leader Chaudhary Sarwar has declined to head the inquiry committee constituted by the party chairman to probe into the procedure of award of party tickets for local bodies’ polls of Cantonment Boards that led to party’s poor performance in the said elections. PTI ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition on the last session of Punjab Assembly’s second parliamentary year staged a token walkout from the house alleging the government for employing pre-poll rigging in connection with upcoming local bodies’ polls by giving development funds to its candidates through ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM, which is claiming to establish its foothold in Punjab for quite some time, is in fact never serious in making the party a political share holder of the province except using the province as a platform to turn Mohajir Qaumi Movement into Mutahidda Qaumi Movement. Some of the party ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI will demand fresh elections on all seats of national as well as provincial assembly in Punjab in case an election tribunal seized with the electoral dispute in NA-122 came up with a verdict similar to that given by another tribunal in NA-125.Informed party sources told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI, which has grabbed a symbolic victory over the ruling party with decision against Khawaja Saad Rafique in NA-125, needs thorough internal accountability to transform the symbolic victory into electoral win.Although an election tribunal decision on Monday (May 4) gave a symbolic victory ...

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  • LAHORE - Security establishment is considering carrying out special operations to deal with urban terrorism across the country with special focus on Karachi and parts of Balochistan.Informed sources told The Nation on Sunday that the secret services tasked with fighting terrorism are planning ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI core committee meeting has been summoned for today (Wednesday) to look into party’s performance during the cantonment boards local bodies elections to work out a strategy for the LB polls in other parts of the country and to hold accountable the leaders who failed the party in ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI’s City chapter leadership, which is in-charge of the Cantonment Board local bodies’ polls, is responsible for party’s defeat in the politically significant town of Lahore and they should be held accountable for wrong choice of candidates, poor management and planning, ...

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  • LAHORE - The ruling party, PML-N, in a crushing defeat to its major political rival PTI has won the race for the crown of Cantonment Board local bodies in the provincial capital by grabbing 15 out of 20 wards (seats) of the two boards, leaving only 5 wards for the tsunami followers.The elections ...

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  • LAHORE - Though there will be 749 candidates in the race for the Cantonment Board Local Bodies polls in Punjab but the real contest is expected between 200 candidates of the PTI and PML-N in most of the local elections with upset from the PPPP, JI and possibly PAT. Punjab, which houses largest ...

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  • LAHORE - In a peculiar move when various parties and groups are still holding meetings for seat adjustments in accelerated electoral activities for the polls in Cantonment Boards, PTI has demanded of the Election Commission to depute Rangers for overseeing the electoral process on April 25.PTI City ...

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  • 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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