Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - A background enquiry into personal profile of the employees working at superior and subordinate courts has been launched to identify possible sympathisers and sleeper cells of banned outfits, The Nation learnt through security agencies’ sources yesterday. The move came against the ...

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  • LAHORE - Afghan intelligence has planned to increase its offensive operations at Durand Line, using TTP groups to engage Pakistan in an aggressive covert warfare to fail the border management arrangement, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. National Directorate of Security ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab government has proposed Rs13.06 billion for Local Government and Community Development Department for the financial year of 2016-17. The development budget proposal is Rs4.5b and non-development is Rs1.22b. The Capital A/c-1 in the proposal is Rs7.33b. The total budget allocated for ...

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  • LAHORE - Though it is unclear at this stage whether a joint opposition move against the ruling party can take shape or not but what seems possible is that right-wing opposition parties are likely to come closer to plan a combined anti-government drive focusing on different issues. In the first ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan wants to launch interim organizational setup of the party at the earliest to control his tsunami which is otherwise hitting its own ranks. PTI’s first intra-party polls were held in 2013, but the party organizations were dissolved by Imran ...

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  • LAHORE - Catch operations against subversive rings across the country have found tentacles of Indian top spy Kulbhushan Yadav’s network in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to ignite sectarian strife, security agencies sources told The Nation yesterday. Commander Kulbushan Yadav of Indian Navy who was ...

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  • LAHORE - Social media accounts operated by the Sindhi and Baloch separatist groups inciting the public against the CPEC project have been traced and blocked by intelligence services, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. The social media accounts were being operated on ...

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  • LAHORE - Neutralising the sleeper cells have been put on top of the list in search and comb operations in Punjab as part of National Action Plan, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. Military and civilian security agencies are carrying out anti-terror operations in Punjab ...

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  • LAHORE - The Afghan diplomat in Peshawar was checked by the security people following extraordinary security situation arisen as a result of NDS spy ring catch in Balochistan, security agencies’ sources told The Nation yesterday. Surveillance measures of Afghan missions have been stepped up ...

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  • LAHORE - Muslim League faction led by Chaudhrys of Gujrat would complete party’s reorganisation campaign after Eidul Fitr by holding intra-party polls, PML-Q central spokesman said yesterday. Talking to The Nation over the matter of intra-party polls, PML-Q central spokesman Senator Kamil Ali ...

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  • LAHORE - Major General Naeem Baloch emerged as the “master handler” of the Afghan intelligence service operatives in Balochistan with Maj General Momin as his key lieutenant to advance subversion in the volatile province, security agencies sources told The Nation yesterday. Six ...

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  • LAHORE - The Afghan Taliban, otherwise perceived by their opponents as “stone age agents”, outsmarted their opposition by installing a dummy chief at its throne with two powerful deputies to run the real affairs of the outfit. Mullah Haibtullah Akhundzada, the new chief of Afghan ...

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  • LAHORE - All Pakistan Muslim League is intact and led by Pervez Musharraf from abroad as its lawful commander, claimed party’s second-in-command Barrister Ahmed Raza Kasuri. The Muslim League faction of former army chief and president is not seen on ground since he is facing the treason ...

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  • LAHORE - One of the key accomplices of RAW man Kulbushan Yadav exposed him to the ISI after surrendering as ‘Walk-in Talk-in Informant’ to Pakistan’s intelligence agency, The Nation learnt yesterday. Pakistani ISI nailed Indian RAW man Yadav from Balochistan after a long-drawn ...

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  • LAHORE - Afghan refugees must be repatriated without any delay to ensure security on borders of Pakistan, senior political leaders stressed. The leaders of PTI, PPP and MQM said that agents of Afghan intelligence NDS and Indian secret service RAW must be brought to justice and the matter must be ...

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  • LAHORE - Speaker Punjab Assembly yesterday asked the Opposition to bring legislation if they desire to convert the daily-wagers as regular employees. Punjab Assembly session started with a delay of more than one hour against the schedule time of 10am under the chair of provincial assembly speaker ...

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  • LAHORE - The outlawed TTP, its splinters and Al-Qaeda can launch attacks on Pakistani soil in the name of Mullah Mansour, the chief of Afghan Taliban, to regain some “fear power”, say threat analysts of the security agencies. The threat analysts of the country’s premier security ...

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  • LAHORE - Top security services of the military are cooperating with civilian agencies in Balochistan to recover the kidnapped son of local government minister Sardar Mustafa Khan Tareen, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. According to them, Inter-Services Intelligence ...

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  • LAHORE - What new position the government takes Monday to address the Panama leaks issue will shape the fresh line of action of the opposition which has claimed its victory on the matter after refusal of the chief justice to form a commission following the government TORs. The opposition parties ...

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  • LAHORE - The major catch of terror sleeper cells and facilitators from Punjab has confessed to getting instructions from terror nests operating from Afghan soil to strike defence and civilian targets in Pakistan, security agencies’ officials close to interrogations of the terror network ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly women members yesterday raised hue and cry over discrimination with the female MPs while dealing minor rules of the house by the chair. Assembly Speaker Rana Iqbal had directed woman MP Dr Farzana Nazeer to leave the house for five minutes for disturbing the proceedings ...

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  • LAHORE - The basic membership of the PTI leaders whose names have surfaced in the Panama leaks must be suspended till proven innocent to save the party from serious credibility issues, said the party leaders while talking to The Nation yesterday. Half a dozen old and new guards of PTI were almost ...

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  • LAHORE - A group of al-Qaeda working in direct coordination of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the first lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, had been holding Ali Haider Gilani in Afghanistan before his release in a special operation, security agencies’ officials close to the development told The Nation ...

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  • LAHORE - Two groups of banned umbrella organisation Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and one of its splinters have planned to hit military and civilian targets in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. All the terror groups – TTP Geedar Group, headed by Umar ...

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  • LAHORE - The PTI high command can depute baton-equipped women to protect its female activists in public gatherings of the party in the Punjab, close aides of Imran Khan told The Nation yesterday. Imran Khan’s party which is in hot waters because of repeated incidents of foul play with its ...

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  • LAHORE - Security agencies have prepared dossiers on clandestine activities of Afghanistan’s security service on Pakistani soil and its nexus with Indian RAW which would be presented to new NDS chief when he meets with ISI chief in near future. However, it is difficult to predict how Masoom ...

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  • LAHORE - Indian and Afghan secret services have planned to undertake attacks at important locations in Pakistan using TTP splinters and sleeper units connected with them, intelligence sources told The Nation yesterday. Indian Research &Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghan National Directorate of ...

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  • LAHORE - Special security steps have been taken for the Chinese nationals engaged in CPEC and other projects in the Punjab, The Nation learnt yesterday. “These foreigners have been divided into three groups for foolproof security measures to fend off threats from terror outfits,” ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI Chairman Imran Khan received a warm welcome by party activists when he reached the venue of his yesterday’s Lahore public meeting, Charing Cross. However, the participation of women was very thin following the teasing incident at party’s foundation day in the federal ...

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  • LAHORE - Directing the party activists to be ready for the march on Raiwind at any time, Imran Khan announced another protest meeting for Panama Papers commission in Faisalabad next Sunday. Addressing the flag-waving crowd of more than 6,000 party activists at Charing Cross yesterday, PTI chairman ...

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