Mubashir Hassan

  • TLAHORE - As the party of Bhuttos is badly in need of electable candidates from Punjab, it is eying only two National Assembly seats from Lahore for the July 25 elections. Fourteen National Assembly seats are up for grab in the provincial capital which has been a PML-N stronghold for the last over ...

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  • TLAHORE  - PTI’s priority list for women seats is a rich blend of well-heeled ladies known for their philanthropist work and the die-hard party workers though a few exceptions to the rule have also been made in certain cases. These lists were lately submitted with the Election Commission ...

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  • TLAHORE - If the priority lists of three major political parties regarding reserved seats for women are of any indication, they are surely a reflection of their level of expectations about the number of seats they are eying to grab in the coming elections. As per legal requirement, these lists were ...

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  • TLAHORE - PTI has awarded party tickets to six women candidates to contest the upcoming election on the general seats usually reserved for men.  PTI’s list of National Assembly candidates issued on Friday contains names of six women who will be competing against their rivals on July ...

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  • TLAHORE - Barring a few changes in some constituencies, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is readying its old squad to fight one of the toughest electoral battles of July 25 on the Lahore front. Fourteen National Assembly seats are up for grab in the Punjab capital which is perhaps the only ...

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  • TLAHORE  -  As the Election Commission of Pakistan starts receiving nomination papers from today, PTI has finalised its candidates for 85 National Assembly constituencies of Punjab. PTI’s parliamentary board which met at the Banagala residence of party chief Imran Khan on Sunday ...

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  • TLAHORE - Following a week-long political wrangling over the issue of nominating a caretaker chief minister, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly, Mian Mehmoodur Rashid on Sunday agreed to disagree over some name and decided to refer the matter ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Sindh province took the lead in choosing a caretaker chief minister on Thursday, though at the eleventh hour. In all the other three provinces, the deadlock remains between the government and opposition sides on selecting interim CMs, who will call the shots until the installation of ...

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  • TLAHORE/Islamabad  -  In what is being dubbed as another U-turn by the PTI, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rashid on Wednesday withdrew the name of his party’s nominee Nasir Mehmood Khan Khosa for the office of caretaker Punjab chief minister. This about-turn ...

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  • TLAHORE - Speakers at the launch of Nasim Zehra’s book on Kargil battle were of the view that Pakistan gained nothing strategically out of the conflict with India which left many questions to ponder upon. Titled, “From Kargil to the Coup: Events which shook Pakistan” the book ...

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  • TLAHORE - Following severe criticism on its 100-day post-victory agenda, the PTI has decided to unveil a blueprint of its implementation plan in the next 15 days to make the reforms programme look realistic and practicable. The move comes after the 100-day agenda was not only bitterly criticised by ...

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  • TLAHORE - Political merger of Janoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaaz (JPSM) with the PTI seems to have upset the PPP’s strategy to back the independent candidates in the coming elections. As part of its election strategy for the upcoming polls, the PPP had plans to support the independent candidates in ...

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  • TLAHORE - The implementation on the Punjab cabinet’s decision to restore 20 percent jobs quota for the people of South Punjab is being seen difficult in the given situation. There are legal and administrative obstacles in the way of implementation of the cabinet decision at this stage as ...

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  • TLAHORE - The National Assembly constituency of NA-126 (old) has the distinction of being the only constituency in Lahore which comprised mainly of the posh neighborhoods having all amenities of life. It is also the only National Assembly constituency won by the PTI from Lahore in 2013 ...

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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 - As part of its election strategy for the upcoming polls, the PPP has decided to back the independent candidates in the constituencies where it has no candidates of its own, it has been learnt reliably. PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari who is in Lahore these days shared this strategy with ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice (R) Tassaduq Hussain Jilani stands a fair chance of becoming the caretaker prime minister as the three major political parties seemingly have no objection over his name. Justice Jilani’s name is among the three names unofficially leaked to ...

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  • TLAHORE - With the recent defections from the PML-N from south Punjab, the so far hidden plan to cut the PML-N strength in Punjab has started unfolding in the desired direction.  As reported earlier by The Nation, the PPP supremo Asif Ali Zardari has been working on this plan for the last over ...

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  • TLAHORE - As the dormant issue of a separate province for south Punjab raised its head again here yesterday with eight PML-N lawmakers announcing to form their separate group, the report of the Parliamentary Commission on the creation of south Punjab province is gathering dust for the last over five ...

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  • TLAHORE - In the last five years or so, the Punjab government has successfully defeated the outgoing provincial legislature in the latter’s endeavor to act as a watchdog on the performance of provincial departments, according to the data compiled by the assembly secretariat. Statistics show ...

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  • TLAHORE - The ruling PML-N and the Opposition parties may agree on a certain name for the office of caretaker prime minister without involvement of the Election Commission, but a controversy is most likely to emerge over the selection of caretaker chief ministers for the four provinces. Background ...

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  • TLAHORE - While the political parties are still trying to make sense of the new delimitations, their leaders see no chance of elections being delayed on this pretext. The mainstream parties do have reservations over the new electoral constituencies, but they are following the legal course to have ...

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  • TLAHORE - Keeping in view the present composition of the Senate, the 15 independent members from FATA and Balochistan hold the key in the election of Senate chairman due next week. Though the PML-N has emerged as the single largest party in the Senate with 33 Senators, the recent Senate polls have ...

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  • TLAHORE - The ruling PML-N was in a state of shock after Senate results thought it won 11 out of the total 12 seats from Punjab. After the final count, it was found that at least 38 PML-N legislators in Punjab Assembly had not cast their votes in favour of the party candidates. In order to clinch ...

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  • TLAHORE - The labyrinth of electing the senators for the upper house in Pakistan has always been bothersome for the parliamentary parties who have to give lessons to their legislators on this complicated procedure every time Senate elections are held here. It is because the current system of ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to name his brother Shehbaz Sharif as next PML-N president in tomorrow’s meeting of party’s Central Working Committee (CWC). Party sources said the decision was taken at a meeting of the duo on Sunday at Raiwind where they also ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Assembly will now have a three-day week from coming Friday. There will be only three sittings of the Assembly in a week but the lawmakers will be paid for seven days. Not only this, the four off-days in a week will also be counted towards the mandatory 100 days for which the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Globally known and acknowledged as a great champion of human rights and democracy, Asma Jahangir inherited political activism from her family and swam against the tide throughout her career. Her father, Malik Ghulam Jilani, entered politics upon retirement from civil service and faced ...

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  • TLAHORE - The much-hyped political show of opposition parties at The Mall on Wednesday ended without any tangible outcome, though the leaders made fiery speeches against the Sharif brothers casting aspersions on their patriotism. Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri who was supposed to make ...

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  • TLAHORE -  If the PTI spokesperson Fawad Ch is to be believed, the PTI workers attending today’s protest rally at The Mall have been advised to turn a deaf ear to Asif Zardari’s speech lest he turns out to be a poisoned chalice for them. Also, they are supposed to sit poker-faced ...

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