Mubashir Hassan

  • LAHORE - Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Parvez Elahi’s statement opposing construction of a new temple in Islamabad Wednesday brought the two allies, the PTI and the PML-Q face to face but a timely apology by Federal Minister Fawad Ch averted the stand-off at a time when the former already feels ...

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  • LAHORE - Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht on Monday presented Rs2.24 trillion tax-free and relief-laden budget for the fiscal year 2020-21, amid rumpus and walkout from the Opposition. Led by Opposition Leader Hamza Shehbaz, PML-N legislators resorted to prolong protest that culminated, ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab government will provide relaxation in Sales Tax on services, besides facilitating in property tax collection, extension in the entertainment duty along with reduction in tax rate in budget 2020-21 in the backdrop of covid-19 pandemic in the country. This was decided in the 3rd and ...

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  • LAHORE - On the face of it, the National Accountability Bureau wanted to arrest Mian Shehbaz Sharif for the simple reason that he did not show up for interrogation for the third consecutive time to satisfy the anti-graft body for his alleged involvement in money laundering and keeping assets beyond ...

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  • LAHORE - After remaining in political wilderness for over a year, senior PTI leader Aleem Khan will get back his ministerial portfolio in the Punjab cabinet on Monday (today).  The development comes after a meeting between Aleem Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar which ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government has enforced section-144 in the province to prohibit public gathering and hoarding of stuff like hand sanitisers and masks etc. There will be complete ban on opening of educational institutes, marriage halls, holding of exams and religious and public gatherings. ...

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  • LAHORE - The political honeymoon between the two major political parties-the PPP and the PML-N-seems to be over now as the party of Bhuttos has clearly distanced itself from the N-league following a year-long collaboration on national issues.   PPP’s reverse journey started off with ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab power-sharing agreement recently brokered by the coalition partners started unfolding on Thursday as the PML-Q Ministers got new administrative secretaries of their choice raising concerns among the PTI’s Ministers who don’t have such an option. Hafiz Ammar Yasir and ...

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  • LAHORE - Following a final round of negotiations held between the coalition partners, the PTI on Monday finally succeeded in winning over PML-Q’s support to save its governments in Punjab and the Centre. Sources privy to the meeting disclosed that as a result of the successful negotiations, ...

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  • LAHORE - Departing from its previous stance, the PML-Q leadership has finally agreed to hold talks with the government to settle the contentious issues hampering progress on the implementation of the power-sharing deal earlier singed between the coalition partners.  The two sides are set to ...

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  • LAHORE/KARACHI/ISLAMABAD - Though the Prime Minister Imran Khan is exploring all available options to keep the coalition government intact and is confident to emerge successful, yet the ruling PTI is feeling pressure from within and allied political parties. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani yesterday ...

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  • Lahore - The latest move by Prime Minister Imran Khan to assuage the allied parties seems to have left them cold with one of the coalition partners openly expressing dismay over the new initiative. Prime Minister on Thursday formed three committees comprising senior PTI leaders to sort out ...

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  • LAHORE - Signs of a growing sense of unease in the political hierarchy are quite visible now. The new system of governance orchestrated by Islamabad has virtually pitted the politicians against the provincial bureaucracy causing a ripple effect on the whole system, background interviews ...

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  • LAHORE - Minister Punjab Women Development Ashifa Riaz Fatyana said that “We are thrilled to release the second edition of WDD digital magazine that will help create digital linkages with women for two way communication. It aims to address issues in real-time and also update online readers ...

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  • Lahore - Notwithstanding the categorical position taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan that Sardar Usman Buzdar is here to stay for long, there is no end to conspiracy theories about a possible change in the Punjab set-up. One of the rumours swirling around in political circles is that the process of ...

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  • LAHORE               -           Perhaps taking a cue from Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Ahmad Buzdar has also started following a daily ...

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  • Lahore               -              A tremor of uncertainty goes through PTI cadres ahead of the local government elections. The process of reorganization is taking ...

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  • LAHORE - As the PTI government is wrestling with complex economic problems in times of unprecedented inflation, one of its ministers, Mr Fawad Ch Sunday showed his wrestling skills at a high profile wedding ceremony here. The minister impressed the esteemed guests by hitting a knockout punch at ...

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  • LAHORE - Following a day-long back-and-forth sessions the Lahore High Court on Saturday finally allowed former premier Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for medical treatment without submission of indemnity bonds as demanded by the government. Setting aside all the arguments by government’s ...

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  • LAHORE - At a time when the government and the Opposition are locked in a conflict and neither side is ready to budge an inch from its position, the Chaudhrys of Gujrat have stepped in to save the situation using their personal influence and goodwill with the Maulana who has now come to a position ...

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  • LAHORE/Islamabad     -   Following instructions from Prime Minister Imran Khan, Punjab government has decided to challenge the Sahiwal encounter verdict in Lahore High Court. An anti-terrorism court had on Thursday acquitted all the accused by giving them benefit of ...

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  • LAHORE - Amid heightened tension at the Line of Control and the bilateral relations being at all-time low, Pakistan and India on Thursday signed a historic Kartarpur Corridor agreement, allowing Sikh pilgrims visa-free access to their religion’s holy site in Punjab’s Narowal ...

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  • LAHORE - In the third leg of their royal visit to Pakistan, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the cultural capital of Pakistan on Thursday. It was after thirteen years that a royal couple landed in Lahore following a visit by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla in 2006. Late Princess Diana came ...

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  • LAHORE - Following Sunday’s meeting between JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and the PML-N leaders, the two parties now seem to have come on the same page regarding the contentious issue of the planned long march on Islamabad. The PML-N Monday announced that a comprehensive strategy ...

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  • LAHORE - Endorsing Mian Nawaz Sharif’s decision to support JUI-F’s Azadi march, a PML-N meeting chaired by Mian Shehbaz Sharif here Saturday decided to send a party delegation to Maulana Fazlur Rehman to sort out modalities for the anti-government protest. “Today’s meeting ...

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  • LAHORE    -   PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif has called yet another party meeting on Saturday (today) to come to a decision on the JUI-F’s protest march starting from October 27. It would be the second meeting of party high-ups in the last four days though a ...

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  • LAHORE     -   Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) indecision to join Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) planned Azadi March or not has given rise to speculations about sharp divisions within the party. Reports of dissensions within the PML-N hit the TV ...

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  • LAHORE - The PML-N is finally going to make a decision soon about its participation or else in the planned Azadi March of the JUI-F with majority of party men opposed to the move for its likely outcome. A formal announcement in this regard is most likely to be made today (Thursday) by party ...

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  • LAHORE    -   The much awaited reshuffle in Punjab cabinet is on the cards but the chief minister is awaiting a nod from the prime minister before assigning new portfolios to the ministers, The Nation has learnt. The expected change is most likely to come after Prime ...

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  • LAHORE - Lack of political will and governance challenges have always hindered the process of police transformation in the past. Even the efforts, if made any, went in vain because of directionless goals. The measures introduced without the strategic reform agenda have always cost the department ...

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