Iftikhar Alam

  • TLAHORE - Talks between Pakistan and India over hydro-power projects being set up by the latter in Indian-occupied Kashmir are unlikely to reach an agreement, knowledgeable sources said, adding that Islamabad may have to approach the World Bank for the settlement of the dispute. However, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Thousands of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers yesterday started its protest march from Lahore to Islamabad against Holland’s exhibition of blasphemous caricatures of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The participants, led by TLP Chief Allama Khadim Rizvi, are demanding the PTI ...

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  • TLAHORE - Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed yesterday reiterated his stance to replace PR’s broad-gauge tracks with that of standard gauge, claiming it was the only way to end corruption in the public utility and bring back it’s lost glory.  The overseas Pakistanis, he said ...

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  • TLAHORE - Thousands of people on Sunday left the city to celebrate Eidul Azha in their hometowns, though the exodus started days before and will continue till Tuesday night. Those who left city days ahead of Eid included students, daily labourers and small business owners and other people who live ...

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  • TLAHORE - Wearing turban of Pakistani flag and white shalwar qameez, Mahindar Pall Singh aka Veer Ji Wednesday took oath along with 353 other members in a house of 371 lawmakers. He is the second Sikh member of the provincial legislature since 1947 and perhaps the first youngest one who was ...

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  • TLAHORE   - Backed by a powerful religious organisation widely linked to sectarian politics in Pakistan, a bearded youth entered the Punjab Assembly as an MPA on Wednesday. Contrary to perception about him, Maulana Muavia Azam seemed friendly in his first appearance. He won from PP-126, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Jamaat-i-Islami has decided not to be part of any agitation against the PTI government and play an effective and constructive role of opposition in the parliament. The JI, which is a component of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal along with JUI-F, JUP-Imam Noorani, Tehreek-i-Islami and Markazi ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   MMA President Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s proposal that legislators-elect should not take oath as protest against the alleged rigging in the electoral process has not been heeded to by a major component of the five-party alliance – Jamaat-i-Islami- and there are ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan has emerged third largest party in terms of vote bank after PML-N and PTI on 14 National Assembly seats of the provincial capital. Although Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) candidates failed to win any seat from the city, they left far behind the most ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Lahore  -   Nothing has changed as Adiala Jail reeks with manky stinks going back decades. Voices coming out of the jail about the maltreatment being meted out to three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are more or less the same as has been the ...

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  • 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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