Jawad R Awan

  • LAHORE - It is difficult to predict what the PTI will achieve through its decisive episode of Ehtesab March on September 30. But what can be said with a certain degree of confidence is that the show’s success or failure will have serious repercussions for the political future of Imran ...

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  •  LAHORE -  No opposition party of the mainstream will join Imran Khan’s Ehtesab March container at Raiwind on September 30 and it seems to be a solo flight. Imran’s party has not extended a formal invitation to any opposition party, including Jamaat-e-Islami which is its ...

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  • LAHORE - With the PTI making all possible efforts to make its Friday march on Raiwind a great success, there are leaders who are not satisfied with the policies being pursued by the top party leadership. Some of the very active supporters of Imran Khan feel so disenchanted that they say the captain ...

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  • LAHORE - Orders for assassinating those disobeying Altaf Hussain and making efforts to create a new MQM have been “sanctioned” by the London command, The Nation has learnt. Some MQM-Pakistan leaders who are opposing Altaf disclosed yesterday that they and others like them were under ...

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  • LAHORE - At a time when tension between Pakistan and India is at its peak, should a new Army Chief be inducted in place of General Raheel Sharif? Or, should he be allowed to stay on for some time as mid-stream change of top military commanders is not advisable by some war strategists. Major ...

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  • LAHORE - Al-Qaeda and TTP groups can undertake attacks on CPEC projects in Punjab, intelligence inputs yesterday warned the authorities concerned. The intelligence reports warned the authorities concerned about the threat and recommended increasing the security of the CPEC projects in the Punjab ...

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  • LAHORE - Indian sleuths from its key secret service contacted Brahamdagh Bugti in Switzerland and informed him that he would be shifted to New Delhi well before the Pakistani axe could fall on him, contacts in Baloch Republican Party told The Nation. Important members of Baloch Republican Party ...

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  • LAHORE - The Uri attack was staged by New Delhi to avoid dialogue on Kashmir at a time when indigenous freedom struggle on its peak in the Held Valley, Prime Minister of Azad Jammu Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider yesterday said. India had staged a similar raid on air base at Pathankot in January this ...

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  • LAHORE - Key security services have enough information regarding border points which can be the possible targets of Indian forces in a limited war or surgical strike plans, security agencies’ officials told The Nation during background interviews on the matter of New Delhi threats of limited ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI can make an effort for a surprise march on ruling family palace in Jati Umra during its September 30 Raiwind rally, senior party leaders told The Nation yesterday. Imran Khan should make an effort to advance on the ruling family’s residence in Raiwind on September 30 to give a ...

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  • LAHORE - Brahamdagh Bugti has asked New Delhi for issuing him a passport at the earliest to avert his possible handover to Pakistan, BRP contacts told The Nation yesterday. Contacts in banned Baloch Republican Party (BRP), told this paper that Mr Bugti wants an earliest exit from Switzerland as ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM Pakistan top leaders are using messengers to communicate with London command to dodge intelligence radar, party’s silent dissident quarters told The Nation yesterday. Senior leaders of MQM Pakistan are very much in contact with London command, and they are using ...

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  • LAHORE - The hiring of Indian experts and workers by Pakistani sugar mills remains a hot topic amid concerns that some of them may not have passed all the security checks. The Nation has learnt that PTI Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen was the first industrialist who hired Indian consultants ...

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  • LAHORE - Eight hardcore terrorists of banned outfits were taken out in a special operation in Gayandari area, at Punjab’s border with Balochistan, security agencies’ officials told The Nation yesterday. The agencies of the military, counter-terror units of the military and paramilitary ...

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  • LAHORE - The specific mandate of Rangers engagement for special search and comb operations would focus highly-sensitive zones in Punjab to cleanse them of terrorist sleeper cells and their high-profile facilitators. But it does not mean that the paramilitary force would not be allowed to operate in ...

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  • LAHORE - Deployment of Rangers in the Punjab to cleanse the province of sleeper units of terrorists and their high-profile facilitators is on the cards, top security officials told The Nation yesterday. A summary from the Punjab Home Department has been moved to the provincial government for ...

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  • LAHORE - Government will make efforts to bring home wanted commanders of Baloch outfits, highly-placed officials told The Nation yesterday. A list has been prepared comprising commanders of Baloch separatist organisations who have been designated terrorists by the interior ministry. The list also ...

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  • LAHORE - People in the provincial capital, like other parts of the country, celebrated 51st Defence Day with enthusiasm to remember the sacrifices of the brave soldiers who defeated a bigger enemy with their untainted courage and valour. On September 6, 1965, Indian forces violating international ...

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  • LAHORE - The military quarters would use backdoor channels to remind the people concerned to ensure justice to the victims of Model Town incident, if the Army Chief has made any commitment with Dr Tahirul Qadri as claimed by him. However, there will be no open or public response from the military ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition in Punjab Assembly during the Friday’s sitting expressed dissatisfaction over government’s resolve to fully implement National Action Plan in the province to counter terror threats. The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a condemnation motion against attack on ...

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  • LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will rally for the accountability of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leadership today in the capital – the stronghold of the ruling party. The ruling party leadership has been under fire in the country since April 3 when the Panama Papers exposed the Sharif ...

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  • LAHORE - Altaf Hussain who was apparently disowned by MQM Pakistan is making bids to maintain his control at unit and sector levels, the real organizational strength of the party, Muttahida leaders told The Nation yesterday. The MQM Pakistan leaders who fear threat to their life at the hands of ...

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  • LAHORE - Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed is leading the arrangements for Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek protest gathering to be held at Rawalpindi tomorrow (September 3), leaders of Dr Qadri’s party told The Nation yesterday. Leaders of Dr Qadri’s party ...

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  • LAHORE - In a special search and comb operation carried out in Faisalabad, two high-value terror targets and four facilitators were caught by the agencies of the military, security officials told The Nation yesterday. In an intelligence-led search and comb operation in Faisalabad, two high-value ...

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  • LAHORE - MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who Dr Farooq Sattar claims has been sidelined, is in ‘contact’ with Muttahida leaders in Pakistan, warning them against deserting and urging to stay put until the ‘help’ arrives, The Nation has learned. Leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, ...

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  • LAHORE - PTI has set a target of gathering over 200,000 people for its ‘Ehtesab march’ in the provincial capital besides changing the plan of venue of launch, party leaders said yesterday. However, there are no fixed targets for the party lawmakers and former ticket holders for filling ...

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  • 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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