Iftikhar Alam

  • TLAHORE - None of the 22 candidates fielded by different religious parties at Lahore’s 14 National Assembly seats seems playing any decisive role in the polls going to be held on Wednesday. Their impression is considered as of spoilers in victory or defeat of PTI or PML-N candidates. ...

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  • TLAHORE - The problem of water shortage in the country has aggravated over time and the pinch is being felt by the people now. This is why it has gained political significance too and has forced all the mainstream parties to give sufficient attention to this issue in their election agendas. The ...

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  • T LAHORE  -  Blockade of roads in the city on former PM Nawaz Sharif’s arrival on Friday made people suffer heavily. Supporters of the ousted prime minister were led by Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz's younger brother and head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Metro Bus ...

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  • T­LAHORE - Led by Malik Shafi Numberdar, the Khokhar family of Samsani Johar Town made entry into politics in late 90s and successfully got elected its first MPA in 2002’s general elections. Malik Afzal Khokhar, under guidance of his elder brother Malik Shafi, then never looked back. He ...

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  • TLAHORE - Religious parties have fielded the highest number of candidates on the National Assembly seats for the first time in the country’s history, focusing on all the provinces and breaking all past records. Although Jamaat-e-Islami had come up with a long list of aspirants in 1970 ...

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  • TLAHORE - Layyah is perhaps the only district of Punjab where an MMA candidate vying for a provincial assembly seat brought PML-N back into a tough contest with the PTI which is otherwise considered strong in the area. Five-time MPA Ch Ashgar Ali Gujjar, the vice president of Jamaat-i-Islami ...

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  • TLAHORE - As voters’ resentment against politicians continues to grow in every nook and corner of the country, people especially youth of southern Punjab and interior Sindh appear more brave and outspoken against political bigwigs and feudal lords in the incidents went viral on social ...

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  • TLAHORE - Out of 141 total NA seats of Punjab, independent candidates have emerged stronger in 16 constituencies and have potential to make any upset in the election apparently between PML-N and PTI in the province. Majority of the candidates contesting as independents for National Assembly seats of ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Although election in each constituency has its significance, over 70 of the total 272 National Assembly seats carry more significance because of the contest of heavyweights on them. Many of the total seats where heads and bigwigs of political parties are contesting fall in ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  Making announcement to part ways with the PML-N, former provincial minister and Sharifs’ close aide Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said yesterday that he will ‘expose’ all land grabbers and corrupt hidden in the party ranks. The revolt of Ch Abdul Ghafoor Meo who ...

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  • TLAHORE - PTI leader Waleed Iqbal on Saturday broke his silence on ‘unfair’ distribution of tickets in his party. Addressing a press conference, Waleed, the grandson of Allama Iqabal, said PTI tickets were been given to those members whose face was not familiar to party ...

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  • TLAHORE - Round the clock traffic mess, massive encroachments, poor health and educational facilities, and cattle sheds and barns in urban union councils are the salient features of NA-123 (old NA 118) – the first national assembly constituency of the provincial metropolis. Like other parts of ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government could not complete the Orange Line despite hectic efforts to make it operational before the end of its five-year tenure on May 31. Although the train has completed a test-run on multi-billion urban transport project, officials say the track will be opened for ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Metro Bus service remained suspended on eighth consecutive day on Saturday as visually-impaired persons continued their sit-in at Kalma Chowk terminal. In the scorching heat of May and the holy month of fasting, as many as 15 blind persons are staging a protest on the bus track ...

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  • TLAHORE - A video of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Secretary General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur lashing out at girl students has invited widespread anger and criticism on social media. Gandapur, an ex-serviceman and political face of Dr Tahirul Qadri’s religious institution, could be heard shouting ...

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  • TLAHORE - Muttahida Majlise Amal unveiled its future political programme comprising introduction of interest-free economy and abolition of co-education system during a show of power at Minar-i-Pakistan on Sunday. The MMA leaders said the alliance after coming into power will equally distribute ...

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  • TLAHORE - Three powerful religious organisations have almost shown their willingness to contest the upcoming general elections from a single platform, creating further polarisation in the vote bank of Islamist and right-wing parties across the country. According to insiders, the proposed ...

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  • T  IFTIKHAR ALAM & MANZOOR NAZ GOJRA/TOBA TEK SINGH Government Postgraduate College Gojra’s teachers are taking morning classes in private colleges of the area at the cost of their official duty, but are also drawing salaries from the government kitty. A splendid dark brown building, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) has included free education and health facilities to all citizen and land reforms in its manifesto which will be revealed on May 13 during its rally at Minar-i-Pakistan. The alliance of five religio-political parties which include JUI-F, Jamaat-i-Islami, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Unveiling his party’s 11-point election manifesto which envisages equal opportunities of progress for all and sundry, PTI chief Imran Khan vowed to make a new Pakistan at a mammoth public gathering in Lahore. At the historic Minar-e-Pakistan ground, it was indeed a huge ...

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  • TLAHORE - All arrangements have been completed for PTI’s public show at the spacious Minar-i-Pakistan lawns on Sunday (today) afternoon. The public gathering, interestingly, is being held only a day after the new PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif addressed a big rally in Mardan, an important city ...

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  • TLAHORE - Although 40 to 50 percent of electric, mechanical and track work on Orange Line Metro Train Project has yet to be completed, the Punjab government intends to inaugurate the train service before completion of its five-year term on May 31. To meet the target, according to some insiders, the ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) has demanded formation of a ‘truth commission’ to investigate extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances during a rare show of power at Lahore’s historic Mochi Gate. The event attracted a large number of people from ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain’s long-awaited book was launched at a local hotel yesterday with Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as the chief guest of the ceremony. The book “Sach Tu Yeh Hay—This is the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has called a meeting of party’s core committee and legal wing today to discuss the situation arising out of a suo motu taken by chief justice of Pakistan over delay in provision of justice to the families of Model Town incident victims. PAT General ...

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  • TLAHORE - At a time when the ruling as well as the opposition parties want general election held on time, a former general has called for the postponement of the process till the completion of ongoing phase of accountability. Gen (r) Faiz Ali Chishti  said at a news conference here on Monday ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYR) Tuesday warned government to implement all clauses of the Islamabad Agreement or get ready to face another countrywide agitation in next couple of days. The warning was given to the government a day after issuance of arrest warrant for TLYR top ...

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  • TLAHORE - JUI-F and Jamaat-e-Islami are set to part ways with their respective coalition governments at the Centre and in KP on the occasion of an MMA meeting scheduled to be held on March 20 in Karachi. In case a decision on the subject is not taken that day, a date will be set for the purpose, ...

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  • TLAHORE - A man on Sunday hurled a shoe at PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif here at a well-known religious seminary, which represent country’s popular Brelvi school of thought. The gross act was widely condemned by all major political and religious parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan ...

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  • TLAHORE - The JUI-F and Jamaat-i-Islami are considering joining hands and support PML-N backed candidates for chairman and deputy chairman seats in the Senate election, it is learnt reliably. To discuss the election relevant matters, Jamiat Ulema Islam-F head Fazlur Rehman Friday met with former ...

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