Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, besides concentrating on its organisational matters, is actively in search of early identification of possible winning horses for the next general elections, said the party leaders, talking to The Nation over Imran Khan’s plans to find strong candidates much ...

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  • LAHORE - The handlers of Kabul university attackers used cell phones on Afghan side of the border near Pakistan to mislead their security services, security agencies sources told The Nation. There are soft spots on Pak-Afghan border where terrorists and other militants use different communication ...

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  • LAHORE - The continuous downpour forced the Punjab Assembly speaker to adjourn the yesterday sitting for lack of quorum as thin attendance was witnessed at the provincial legislature. Interestingly, it is not only the district government which has failed to avert the city from becoming a ...

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  • LAHORE - Security agencies have feared a new wave of foreign-sponsored target killings in Karachi after Altaf Hussain’s remarks to hit senior security officials and business community on their refusal to pay extortion money, security officials told The Nation yesterday. The security agencies ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM leaders’ London lines, restricted only to take call of Altaf Hussain, are still operational and Dr Farooq Sattar’s claim of steering the party from Karachi, bypassing London command, was just a ‘ploy’ to bail out the party from the situation occurred as a result ...

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  • LAHORE - The terrorists belonging to TTP, its splinters and Al-Qaeda can strike, Punjab forcing their entry into the province from northern and southern borders, security officials told The Nation, quoting fresh threat assessments based on intelligence inputs. However, specific threat assessments ...

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  • LAHORE - Security agencies of the military want to tighten the noose around the ‘influential facilitators’ of terrorism in Punjab and start the work on this from southern part of the province, security officials told The Nation yesterday. A special combing operation focusing ...

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  • LAHORE - Two hardcore terrorists caught from the provincial capital on the night of August 13 were identified as members of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a deadly splinter of outlawed TTP, security officials told The Nation yesterday. However, other identification details and profiles of the two have not been ...

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  • LAHORE - Banned outfits operating from Afghan soil near Durand-Line have planned launching separate offences inside Pakistan and prepared their foot soldiers for this purpose, security officials told The Nation yesterday. TTP Fazalullah group, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter of TTP, Hafiz Gul ...

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  • LAHORE - Baloch separatist leaders carrying out militancy from abroad in Balochistan with the backing of the states hostile to Pakistan have no significance. They can get a deal when they end militancy and decide to become part of mainstream, said members of security establishment during ...

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  • LAHORE - More than three-decade-long radicalisation of the state, unchecked operations of foreign-funded religious seminaries and NGOs, impacts of political proxies of the Muslim as well as western world, lack of political will to deal with extremist ideology which gives birth to terrorism are ...

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  • LAHORE - The six-member crew of a Punjab government helicopter, which had crash-landed in Afghanistan on August 4, safely returned to Pakistan yesterday after they were freed by Afghan Taliban. Influential tribal and religious leaders played the key role for the release of passengers of chief ...

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  • LAHORE - Two hardcore TTP terrorists have been caught from Lahore’s Barkat Town, security officials told The Nation yesterday. The men captured from the area near Shahdara Town, in an intelligence-led search and comb operation of security forces, possibly belong to either main TTP group ...

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  • LAHORE - Special search and comb operations have been launched in the Punjab, dividing the province into sensitive and highly sensitive zones on the directions of the COAS and the prime minister for aggressive and accelerated counter-terror actions, senior security officials told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - After the Quetta tragedy that caused nearly 70 deaths yesterday, key intelligence services of the military are set to undertake special operations across the country to eliminate terror sleeper cells and their facilitators. Following the directions of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif ...

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  • LAHORE - Though the scale of corruption allegations is incomparable, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan face similar charges of concealing wealth and on the basis of evidence against them the ECP can disqualify both for any public office, says a former senior official of the election body. PML-N has filed ...

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  • LAHORE - Key security services have spotted outlawed TTP and its major splinter Jamaat-ul-Ahrar activities at Pakistan border with Nuristan province of Afghanistan, security officials told The Nation yesterday. The security services’ communication interceptions at Pakistan border with ...

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  • LAHORE - Animation which is the most popular media among the children is becoming a major source of religious and ideological subversion and needs strict checks and monitoring to control the damage. Different animated cartoon series and certain movies dubbed in Hindi language for the viewers of ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek yesterday announced to launch country-wide campaign from August 6 to get ‘an eye for an eye’ justice for its activists killed in the Model Town incident. PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri made this announcement after the conclusion of a national consultative ...

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  • LAHORE - As chances of extension in service of General Raheel have become negligible, it’s not unwarranted to look for the possible candidates for the post of army chief. The incumbent army chief, who through his professional excellence and dedication to service has won laurels at home and ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) will announce support to opposition parties for launching a possible campaign over Panama leaks ToRs issue today (Sunday), close aides of Dr Tahirul Qadri told The Nation yesterday. At the same time Dr Qadri will announce first phase of anti-government drive to ...

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  • LAHORE - Chaudhary Sarwar is likely to be given a key office in party’s central setup, PTI sources told The Nation yesterday. Sarwar, who is currently in London, will return by the end of this month and likely to be nominated for an interim senior party slot in the central setup, the party ...

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  • LAHORE - Mangal Bagh, one of the most-wanted terrorists in Islamabad’s list, has been taken out in a US drone strike in Afghanistan with the help of information inputs of Pakistani security agencies, security officials told The Nation yesterday. The chief of banned Lashkar-e-Islam was ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition parties lack unity, and because of their separate agendas and vested interests have not been able to devise a common strategy to pull the government down. They are scheduled to attend a conference being hosted by Dr Tahirul Qadri’s PAT on July 31, but it will be a ...

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  • LAHORE - Security agencies have launched an extensive probe to hunt down the entire chain of kidnappers and masterminds of Awais Shah after his recovery in an ISI-led operation on Dera Ismail Khan-Tank Road, security officials told The Nation yesterday. Awais Shah, the son of the Sindh chief ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf defeated the ruling party (PML-N) in LA-37 Valley II, Azad Jammu Kashmir polls yesterday after a hectic electoral drive in the provincial capital. According to official results Imran Khan’s candidate Ghulam Mohiyudeen Dewan defeated PML-N contender Ghulam ...

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  • LAHORE - Key intelligence agencies are investigating the appearance of flex boards and posters in many cities of the country urging army chief to take over, well-placed officials told The Nation yesterday. What is the purpose of Move on Pakistan party and others to drag army into politics and who ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition demands midterm elections to stop the possible intervention of unelected forces to save the democratic system of governance. A deadlock is persisting between the ruling coalition led by PML-N and the Opposition over the issue of Panama leaks ToRs. Opposition parties are mulling ...

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  • LAHORE - The killing of the key culprit of Army Public School, Khalifa Umar Mansoor alias Umar Naray, in a drone strike at Pak-Afghan border is in the process of confirmation, but what has been confirmed is that a premier security agency of the country shared information with western intelligence ...

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  • LAHORE - A report of the state security agencies has disclosed Baloch nationalist leadership’s connections with Iranian intelligence to get monetary benefits from certain power groups in Afghanistan, security services officials told The Nation yesterday. In the covert game, individuals of ...

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