Arshad Bhatti

  • TBEIJING - China is all set to demonstrate its military power on Victory Day celebrations, the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II to be held on Thursday. The event, wherein more than 10,000 Chinese troops will parade at central Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, will also include around ...

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  • TBEIJING - A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced a former provincial-level official to 16-year prison for bribery and abuse of power. Liao Shaohua, former official in southwest China's Guizhou Province, was tried by the Intermediate People's Court in Xi'an, capital city of Shaanxi Province. Liao is ...

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  • TBEIJING - The 11-day National People’s Conference concluded here on Sunday with the 3,000 delegates voting in favour of China’s annual budget and Premier Li Keqiang’s economic report. The budget includes a raise of 10.1 percent in annual military spending. Last year, China had ...

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  • TBEIJING - The National People’s Congress (NPC) of China is all set to start its 12-day session at the Great Hall of the People here on Thursday (today). Around 3,000 NPC deputies will attend the session which has discussion on the Silk Road among the agenda items. President Xi Jinping and ...

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  • TLAHORE - An exhibition titled ‘Tehrik-e-Pakistan’ having rare pictures of the Pakistan Movement kicked off at the National College of Arts (NCA) on Thursday.Organised by NCA Archive Department at college’s Zahoorul Akhlaq Art Gallery, the exhibition was inaugurated by NCA ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should resign and dissolve National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies immediately with exemption of Senate without any further delay to end the ongoing political crisis or the PM should step down for 90 to 120 days and all Assemblies should be suspended ...

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  • TLAHORE - Amid the tense situation prevailing in the Model Town area of the provincial metropolis on Friday, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri termed the PML-N government ‘internal terrorist’ that blocked the roads, creating an acute scarcity of eatables in the area. ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said Thursday that FIR against him was a proof that government had lost the battle against him and now resorting to adverse actions. He said leaders of the ruling PML-N had finalised the preparations as they knew they were going to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Expressing the hope that the current political tension would be defused, Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said his party is willing to play a role in this regard in the larger national interest. Talking to The Nation on Tuesday, Sirajul Haq confirmed that Federal Railways Minister Khwaja ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has decided not to join the Azadi march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf scheduled on Independence Day (August 14) towards the federal capital against the alleged rigging in the May 2013 general elections. It was being speculated that the two parties, having ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Lahorites, famous for celebrating every festivity with great enthusiasm and excitement, celebrated Eidul Fitr with traditional zeal and fervour. The citizens remained busy exchanging greetings and spending their time with their dear and near ones. After offering Eid prayers, hundreds ...

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  • TLAHORE - On the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, the provincial capital like other big cities of country on Monday wore a deserted look as the huge number of homebound people left Lahore to celebrate the Eid with their families and friends at their homes.Eid exodus, started on last Friday, continued would ...

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  • TLAHORE - Boys took lead in Intermediate Annual Examination 2014 of the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of Punjab.  All nine boards of the province announced the names of the position holders of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Annual Examinations on Thursday. Lahore ...

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  • TLAHORE - Thousands of Muslims will sit in Aitkaf at mosques in their respective localities all over the country including the provincial metropolis today, after Asr prayers, to spend last ten days of Ramazan praying in seclusion.However, the largest Aitkaf after Harimain Sharifain which is ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri Thursday claimed that his revolution has enough steam to jolt the rulers and he is not looking towards any tsunami for it.He said the country would see the revolution at any cost he did not know whether the PTI tsunami would come out or ...

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  • TLAHORE - An all-parties conference (APC) convened by Dr Tahirul Qadri on the Model Town tragedy has demanded resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and a new probe by a Supreme Court-led judicial commission. Besides condemnation of the Model Town tragedy, the joint communiqué ...

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  • TLahore - All arrangements have been completed for the all party conference being hosted by the Pakistan Awami Tehrik at its Model Town Secretariat here on Sunday (today). The APC would discuss the June 17 tragedy in which more than a dozen PAT workers were killed and 90 others injured.Though PAT ...

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  • TLAHORE - A gloomy atmosphere continued to prevail on Thursday in the posh locality of the provincial metropolis on the third day of the Model Town tragedy in which around a dozen people were killed by the hands of police. Debris of the ‘operation’ could still be seen all around the MIQ ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehrik chief Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday said that the brutality of police on the party workers, resulting in killing of eight people including women, would become reason for an early revolution. “The revolution which was inevitable would come sooner after the Tuesday ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) will resist any government move to deport its chief Dr Tahirl Qadri from the airport on his arrival in Islamabad on June 23.PAT General Secretary Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, while talking to this reporter, said there would be no difference between a political ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Government for the fiscal year 2014-15 has allocated Rs 46.71 billion to education which includes higher education, school education, technical and special education, Daanish schools and laptops scheme.  Budgetary documents for the year 2014-15 shows 15.04 percent increase to ...

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  • TLAHORE - Demanding immediate resumption of peace negotiations with the TTP, chief of own faction of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Maulana Sami ul Haq has said that talks with the Taliban are the only way to restore peace in Pakistan. He said that the recent drone attacks are result of suspension of peace ...

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  • TKASHMORE:  Two Rangers personnel embraced martyrdom while five others were injured after they were attacked by unknown miscreants here on Tuesday.Police said that unidentified assailants opened firing at a convoy of Rangers in Bhittai Colony of Kashmore when it was on routine patrol. As a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Leaders of various politico-religious parties have termed the Budget 2014-15 as anti-people, and said that the government failed to provide relief to the masses as the budgetary proposals were prepared following the IMF dictations. Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said the government has ...

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  • TLAHORE - JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has become active to form a Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal-like alliance of religious parties.He hinted this at a news conference after meeting the Jamaat-e-Islami chief at Mansoora here on Monday. Fazl said that he was making efforts to initiate contacts with ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Showing lack of interest in public issues, both sides of political divide in the Punjab Assembly wasted another day as the House turned into a fish market due to rumpus of the Opposition MPAs.  The Punjab Assembly session on Friday started under the chair of Acting Speaker Sher ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Lahore Museum organised two different exhibitions to mark the International Museum Day on Sunday. The International Museum Day has been celebrated since 1977 around the globe on May 18 every year. The day is aimed at raising awareness on how important museums are in the development of ...

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  • TLAHORE  - Educationist and former dean faculty of education Punjab University Prof Dr Hafiz Iqbal has said that Pakistan has failed in achieving the Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals. During an interview, he said that all six EFA goals adopted at the Jomtien Conference ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said it is responsibility of the Ulema and Islamic scholars to preach social equality, and strive for economic justice during their sermons. Addressing a ceremony at Jamia Ashrafia on Thursday, the CM said that justice, honesty and equitable ...

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  • TLAHORE  - The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) has called a meeting of its Board of Directors to decide the fate of its protesting employees, The Nation has learnt.According to sources, the BoD meeting is called on today (Tuesday) in a wake of strike of the employees which continued on third ...

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