Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - Afghan refugees must be repatriated without any delay to ensure security on borders of Pakistan, senior political leaders stressed. The leaders of PTI, PPP and MQM said that agents of Afghan intelligence NDS and Indian secret service RAW must be brought to justice and the matter must be ...

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  • LAHORE - Speaker Punjab Assembly yesterday asked the Opposition to bring legislation if they desire to convert the daily-wagers as regular employees. Punjab Assembly session started with a delay of more than one hour against the schedule time of 10am under the chair of provincial assembly speaker ...

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  • LAHORE - The outlawed TTP, its splinters and Al-Qaeda can launch attacks on Pakistani soil in the name of Mullah Mansour, the chief of Afghan Taliban, to regain some “fear power”, say threat analysts of the security agencies. The threat analysts of the country’s premier security ...

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  • LAHORE - Top security services of the military are cooperating with civilian agencies in Balochistan to recover the kidnapped son of local government minister Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. According to them, Inter-Services Intelligence ...

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  • LAHORE - What new position the government takes Monday to address the Panama leaks issue will shape the fresh line of action of the opposition which has claimed its victory on the matter after refusal of the chief justice to form a commission following the government TORs. The opposition parties ...

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  • LAHORE - The major catch of terror sleeper cells and facilitators from Punjab has confessed to getting instructions from terror nests operating from Afghan soil to strike defence and civilian targets in Pakistan, security agencies’ officials close to interrogations of the terror network ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly women members yesterday raised hue and cry over discrimination with the female MPs while dealing minor rules of the house by the chair. Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal had directed woman MP Dr Farzana Nazeer to leave the house for five minutes for disturbing the proceedings ...

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  • LAHORE - The basic membership of the PTI leaders whose names have surfaced in the Panama leaks must be suspended till proven innocent to save the party from serious credibility issues, said the party leaders while talking to The Nation yesterday. Half a dozen old and new guards of PTI were almost ...

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  • LAHORE - A group of al-Qaeda working in direct coordination of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the first lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, had been holding Ali Haider Gilani in Afghanistan before his release in a special operation, security agencies’ officials close to the development told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - Two groups of banned umbrella organisation Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and one of its splinters have planned to hit military and civilian targets in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. All the terror groups – TTP Geedar Group, headed by Umar ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI high command can depute baton-equipped women to protect its female activists in public gatherings of the party in the Punjab, close aides of Imran Khan told The Nation yesterday. Imran Khan’s party which is in hot waters because of repeated incidents of foul play with its ...

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  • LAHORE - Security agencies have prepared dossiers on clandestine activities of Afghanistan’s security service on Pakistani soil and its nexus with Indian RAW which would be presented to new NDS chief when he meets with ISI chief in near future. However, it is difficult to predict how Masoom ...

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  • LAHORE - Indian and Afghan secret services have planned to undertake attacks at important locations in Pakistan using TTP splinters and sleeper units connected with them, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. Indian Research &Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghan National Directorate of ...

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  • LAHORE - Special security steps have been taken for the Chinese nationals engaged in CPEC and other projects in the Punjab, The Nation learnt yesterday. “These foreigners have been divided into three groups for foolproof security measures to fend off threats from terror outfits,” ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Chairman Imran Khan received a warm welcome by party activists when he reached the venue of his yesterday’s Lahore public meeting, Charing Cross. However, the participation of women was very thin following the teasing incident at party’s foundation day in the federal ...

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  • LAHORE - Directing the party activists to be ready for the march on Raiwind at any time, Imran Khan announced another protest meeting for Panama Papers commission in Faisalabad next Sunday. Addressing the flag-waving crowd of more than 6,000 party activists at Charing Cross yesterday, PTI chairman ...

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  • LAHORE - Pak Sarzameen Party led by Mustafa Kamal and Anees Qaimkhani has sent a team to Punjab for getting an overall picture of support focusing MQM cadres. Two new lieutenants of the party - Raza Haroon and Iftikhar Randhawa - reached the provincial capital yesterday to open Pak Sarzameen ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be given timeline to act on Panama leaks and he will not be allowed to evade this serious issue, Imran Khan warned yesterday. Talking to media after chairing a party meeting, the PTI chairman, endorsing PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto’s demand ...

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  • LAHORE - Ruling family will speak the truth about the Panama leaks before the PTI marches on Raiwind, hopes Imran Khan. He addressed party leaders and workers at chairman secretariat yesterday after a party meeting to review preparations for May 1 Charing Cross protest for an independent probe ...

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  • LAHORE - Notorious crime lord Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu had surrendered to security agencies after certain assurances in return for his cooperation to expose his godfathers, officials close to the development told The Nation yesterday. Chotu Mazari had surrendered to military authorities on ...

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  • LAHORE - Imran Khan is likely to announce a phase-wise protest drive today instead of marching on Raiwind to press the ruling family for his demands to form the Panama leaks commission. “The party chairman is expected to announce a phase-wise protest campaign in favour of its demands ...

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  • LAHORE - Major political figures of southern Punjab have been having direct or indirect linkages with criminal gangs at different times for different reasons, an investigation by The Nation finds out. The investigation focused on Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu’s links with political figures ...

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  • LAHORE - The dismissal of six senior military officers on charges of abuse of power has dispelled the impression that the institution of the army is a ‘sacred cow’, said the two former commanders of Strike-1 Mangla Corps. Talking to The Nation yesterday, Lt-Gen (r) Ghulam Mustafa said, ...

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  • LAHORE - The mood of PTI activists and success of party’s foundation day will determine the fate of Imran Khan’s sit-in at Raiwind to demand a high-powered commission for probing Panama leaks, said some PTI leaders talking to The Nation yesterday. However, another bunch of Mr ...

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  • LAHORE - Ghulam Rasool Mazari alias Chotu has become approver against the same chieftains and officials who helped him dig in the Rajanpur riverine to run a “criminal enterprise” for mutual benefits during the last 28 years. Chotu who surrendered to the military authorities Tuesday ...

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  • LAHORE - Civilian security services had advised the government not to engage the law enforcing agencies for operations in southern Punjab and give the lead to the army and its special units because of their expertise in this area and equipment, top officials of the security agencies told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - RAW is planning to kidnap officers of Pakistani secret services from Pakistani territory for a possible swap with Commander Kulbhusan Yadav, a high-profile Indian spy caught last month from Balochistan.Security agencies officials told The Nation yesterday that Indian intelligence agency, ...

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  • LAHORE - Hunting down the high-profile targets of the banned outfits and spy rings will be the business of intelligence services of the military in the ongoing anti-terror operations in Punjab, senior security officials told The Nation yesterday. As far as the matter of intelligence sharing among ...

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  • LAHORE - Shah Mehmood Qureshi finally came out of the shadows and beat the trumpet of yet another major divide in the PTI by throwing an open challenge to his arch rival Jahangir Tareen by announcing support to Shafqat Mehmood in intra-party polls for Punjab president slot against Tareen-backed ...

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  • LAHORE - It can’t be said with certainty whether PTI will launch another Azadi March or not, but what can be said with confidence is that Imran Khan’s party cannot go for an anti-government drive and preparations of new intra-party polls side by side. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, talking to ...

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