Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - Initial findings of security agencies suggest that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami (LeJ-A) is behind the attack on a religious gathering in provincial capital of Sindh. Four family members were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at a religious gathering in Karachi’s Nazimabad ...

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  • LAHORE -  PTI top leadership is banking on the support of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to lock down Islamabad on November 2 and directed once again the KP leadership to assemble large crowd to overrun hurdles, senior party leaders told The Nation yesterday. Law enforcement agencies and paramilitary ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI leaders have said their workers have been hounded by the lawmen and some arrests have also been made though they have not given the names of detainees. Clashes between police and PTI activists continued in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, against the undeclared detention of ...

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  • LAHORE - Mid-ranking leadership and active organisers of PTI Islamabad lockdown plan can be picked up anytime from their respective towns and districts as the authorities concerned have given a green light for it, official sources told The Nation yesterday. However, top leaders of the PTI would not ...

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  • LAHORE -  Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is the lead terror outfit under the radar of the key security agencies’ probe for the Quetta Police Training School massacre, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. Though an amalgam of terror outfits, TTP and Daesh, also claimed the responsibility ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Punjab chapter has planned a foot march to participate in Islamabad lockdown campaign on November 2, a party spokesperson told The Nation yesterday. The participants of the foot march, which is named as “Paidal March”, would gather at Data Darbar from where they launch the ...

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  • LAHORE - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can become the launching pad of PTI’s Islamabad lockdown plan if the government decides to detain Imran Khan, the party insiders told The Nation yesterday. PTI has planned to seal Islamabad on November 2, seeking accountability of the ruling family over the Panama ...

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  • LAHORE - The Opposition in Punjab Assembly yesterday threatened to continue with protest during the house proceedings till the acceptance of their demands over Panama leaks. The house witnessed hullabaloo during the proceedings like the most part of the week as the opposition on the opening session ...

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  • LAHORE - Key security agencies have advised the government officials and top political figures not to install and play the Pokemon Go game on their cell phone and computer software over espionage fears. The online gaming software, which has took the world by storm and is equally popular among the ...

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  • LAHORE - Foreign-funded Baloch rebels and banned religious outfits have been assisting each other for launching terror operations in Balochistan, security agencies sources told The Nation yesterday. In some cases, one brother is heading a Baloch separatist gang while the other is leading religious ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI is most likely to change the schedule of Islamabad lockdown plan for few days. The decision was taken to avoid Sunday’s weekly holiday as they want to close all the official business on the day of shutdown, party leaders told The Nation yesterday. The proposal was discussed in ...

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  •  LAHORE - The Opposition boycotted the yesterday’s session of Punjab Assembly, accusing the ruling party of carrying out ‘campaign’ to defame the armed forces and using delaying tactics over the issue of Panama leaks probe. The situation turned nasty after the first half of ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI-led opposition in Punjab Assembly is planning for an uproar in today’s session by taking up the issue of Panama leaks. Since the disclosure of Panama Papers, there is a deadlock between the opposition parties and the government on Panama Leaks ToRs for constituting a ...

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  • LAHORE - About a dozen banned outfits, majority of them active in Balochistan, are using Karachi as the base for publication and promotion of their propaganda material. The proscribed organisations using the country’s most populous city for the production of such poisonous material are also ...

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  •  LAHORE -  PTI has set a minimum target of two 200,000 participants for its Islamabad siege plan to force Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf to step down or present himself for accountability under ToRs prepared by the opposition parties for Panama leaks probe. Party insiders told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE -  Although the opposition parties of the parliament are unanimous on the point of a joint move against the government over the Panama leaks, only PPP has given a conditional signal to join the Islamabad shutdown call after Muharram. Imran Khan has given a deadline to the prime minister ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Chairman Imran Khan yesterday gave Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a few more weeks to present himself for accountability in Panama Papers allegations, failing which his party ‘will not let him stay in power’. In his 80-minute speech to the thousands of participants of a rally ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is all set for its Raiwind rally tilted ‘Ehtesab March’ today, calling for an independent inquiry into Panama leaks that exposed ruling Sharif’s alleged assets abroad. PTI Chairman Imran Khan, who landed in Lahore on September 26 for a two-day ...

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  • LAHORE - It is difficult to predict what the PTI will achieve through its decisive episode of Ehtesab March on September 30. But what can be said with a certain degree of confidence is that the show’s success or failure will have serious repercussions for the political future of Imran ...

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  •  LAHORE -  No opposition party of the mainstream will join Imran Khan’s Ehtesab March container at Raiwind on September 30 and it seems to be a solo flight. Imran’s party has not extended a formal invitation to any opposition party, including Jamaat-e-Islami which is its ...

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  • LAHORE - With the PTI making all possible efforts to make its Friday march on Raiwind a great success, there are leaders who are not satisfied with the policies being pursued by the top party leadership. Some of the very active supporters of Imran Khan feel so disenchanted that they say the captain ...

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  • LAHORE - Orders for assassinating those disobeying Altaf Hussain and making efforts to create a new MQM have been “sanctioned” by the London command, The Nation has learnt. Some MQM-Pakistan leaders who are opposing Altaf disclosed yesterday that they and others like them were under ...

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  • LAHORE - At a time when tension between Pakistan and India is at its peak, should a new Army Chief be inducted in place of General Raheel Sharif? Or, should he be allowed to stay on for some time as mid-stream change of top military commanders is not advisable by some war strategists. Major ...

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  • LAHORE - Al-Qaeda and TTP groups can undertake attacks on CPEC projects in Punjab, intelligence inputs yesterday warned the authorities concerned. The intelligence reports warned the authorities concerned about the threat and recommended increasing the security of the CPEC projects in the Punjab ...

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  • LAHORE - Indian sleuths from its key secret service contacted Brahamdagh Bugti in Switzerland and informed him that he would be shifted to New Delhi well before the Pakistani axe could fall on him, contacts in Baloch Republican Party told The Nation. Important members of Baloch Republican Party ...

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  • LAHORE - The Uri attack was staged by New Delhi to avoid dialogue on Kashmir at a time when indigenous freedom struggle on its peak in the Held Valley, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider yesterday said. India had staged a similar raid on air base at Pathankot in January this ...

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  • LAHORE - Key security services have enough information regarding border points which can be the possible targets of Indian forces in a limited war or surgical strike plans, security agencies’ officials told The Nation during background interviews on the matter of New Delhi threats of limited ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI can make an effort for a surprise march on ruling family palace in Jati Umra during its September 30 Raiwind rally, senior party leaders told The Nation yesterday. Imran Khan should make an effort to advance on the ruling family’s residence in Raiwind on September 30 to give a ...

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  • LAHORE - Brahamdagh Bugti has asked New Delhi for issuing him a passport at the earliest to avert his possible handover to Pakistan, BRP contacts told The Nation yesterday. Contacts in banned Baloch Republican Party (BRP), told this paper that Mr Bugti wants an earliest exit from Switzerland as ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM Pakistan top leaders are using messengers to communicate with London command to dodge intelligence radar, party’s silent dissident quarters told The Nation yesterday. Senior leaders of MQM Pakistan are very much in contact with London command, and they are using ...

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