Ashraf Mumtaz

  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his resolve umpteen times to make Pakistan a Madinah-like state. Nothing may be more satisfying for the citizens of the Islamic republic that came into being in 1947 in the name of Islam. But what is very shocking is the fact that more than a year ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   While the government is yet to decide its future strategy to get the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) their rights, two domestic factors are causing distraction and need to be addressed immediately. They are: Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March, ...

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  • TLAHORE - Identifying a number of problems the PTI’s Punjab government has been encountering for the past one year of its incumbency, the provincial president of the ruling party foresees a much better situation in the times ahead because of the experience gained so far and the steps being ...

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  • TLAHORE - Almost all friends and foes, except PPP Chairman Bilawal and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, lavished praise on Prime Minister Imran Khan for his 45-minute address to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday. Atrocities being committed on the ...

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  • TLAHORE    -  PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal and senior PPP Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, addressing separate news conferences during the past few days, demanded fresh elections, alleging that during its year-long rule the PTI government has failed to solve numerous problems ...

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  • TLAHORE - Prime Minister Imran Khan will raise the Kashmir dispute at the UN General Assembly on Sept 27 and apprise the world community of the miseries of people of Occupied Kashmir. He will give the Kashmiris, wanting to cross the LoC, directions on his return home. On the other hand, curfew in ...

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  • TLAHORE - Although the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was set up some five decades ago it is yet to prove itself a formidable force. It exists only on papers and has failed to give its members guidance on any important issue facing them. All OIC states are following their own policies – ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   While unbearable price-hike, rampant corruption and large scale unemployment are the major challenges for the PTI government at the domestic front, the annexation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government is the most serious action it has to deal ...

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  • TLAHORE - It was on July 6 when Maryam Nawaz addressed a news conference at her party’s Model Town office. In the presence of many senior party leaders she came out with some startling claims about how an accountability court judge had convicted her father – three-time former prime ...

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  • TLahore - A panel of Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation had a sitting with Interior Minister Brig (r) Ijaz Ahmed Shah and elicited his views on a number of national and regional issues, especially the recent tension with India over Kashmir. Shah is probably one of the most relevant persons to consult on ...

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  • TLAHORE - The entire nation shares the agony of the people of occupied Kashmir and wants their liberation from the Hindu fanatics’ setup at the earliest. But the line of action it is pursuing to help their brethren in trouble is not expected to bring the desired results even in decades. The ...

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  • TLAHORE - Former top military leaders and those with military backgrounds have hailed the three-year extension given to COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as a step in the greater national interest in view of the geopolitical situation. However, some political parties, especially sitting on opposition ...

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  • TLAHORE - Pakistan’s initiative to take the Kashmir dispute to the UN Security Council and India’s defence minister’s hint that his country may change the no first use of nuclear weapons policy if the situation so required should make it clear to the global community a world of ...

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  • T LAHORE  -    There is a sense of deep shock and anger in the country over India’s provocative move to end the special status of occupied Kashmir, which amounts to rejecting the decades old UN resolutions on the basis of which Pakistan has consistently been demanding right ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Although the success of the no-trust resolution against the Senate chairman would also have created problems for the working of the system, the results of voting both against Mr Sanjrani and Deputy Chairman Mandviwala have established once again the untrustworthiness of ...

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  • TLAHORE - On the first anniversary of what they called “massively rigged general elections” on July 25, leaders of opposition parties vowed to continue their struggle to seek mid-term elections at the earliest to “restore democracy in a real sense and get rid of inefficient ...

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  • TLAHORE - PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday bitterly criticised what he called political victimisation being carried out in the name of accountability, urging the NAB chairman not to play into the hands of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The PML-N is being targeted; most of those in jails ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   As investigations are going on against former Punjab chief minister Mian Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Suleman in assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, the National Accountability Bureau on Wednesday seized 13 factories and business ...

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  • TLAHORE - Reports that a group of over a dozen PML-N MPAs, shepherded by the Punjab chief minister, called on the prime minister at his Banigala residence on Saturday and proud pronouncements by some government functionaries that another sizeable batch of MPAs and MNAs is going to follow suit have ...

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  • TLAHORE - Only a day after their failure to block the passage of what the PML-N had called anti-people, anti-industry and anti-trade 2019-20 budget, party president Shehbaz Sharif has come up with a new demand – midterm polls. He said while talking to reporters in Islamabad on Saturday that ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Top leaders of a number of opposition parties at an 8-hour JUI-F-sponsored conference in Islamabad on Wednesday identified important problems facing the country and their ‘solutions’. The first ‘remedy’ that these ‘visionaries’ from all ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The rejection by Vice President Maryam Nawaz of the Charter of Economy offer made by PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif (and before him PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari) from the floor of the National Assembly has raised many questions about the powers of the party ...

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  • TLAHORE   -    PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz says facing countless problems because of the wrong policies of the PTI-led coalition, people have pinned hopes on opposition parties. Talking to reporters at the residence of Khwaja Saad Rafiq and his brother on Wednesday, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The ruling coalition has the required majority in the National Assembly to have the federal budget for 2019-20 approved, claims Mr Naeemul Haq, special assistant to the prime minister. At a news conference here at the PTI office on Tuesday, he said the opposition parties had decided to not ...

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  • TLAHORE - PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari is scheduled to meet PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz at her Jati Umra residence today to exchange views on the prevailing political situation and decide on a future course of action. Both sides have confirmed that the invitation was extended by Maryam ...

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  • TLAHORE   -    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has stepped up its campaign against the ‘big fish’ and the arrests of former president Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N vice-president Hamza Shehbaz have strengthened the impression that anti-graft institution ...

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  • TLAHORE - At a time when the country needs absolute stability, developments taking place on the political scene may cause high magnitude jolts, consequences of which are difficult to predict at this stage. In a genuine and functional democracy the arrest of former president Asif Ali Zardari in fake ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The world is aware of the efforts made by Pakistan on various occasions for the settlement of all outstanding issues with India through talks. It is also cognizant of India’s arrogance, indifference, or lack of interest to reciprocate the gestures coming from across ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   A Pakistani has performed 3,199 Umrahs in 17 years, probably setting an enviable record in this field. He also performed Hajj five times during this period. Except on the forbidden days, he has also continually been fasting for the past 20 years. He had started fasting in ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   The decisions taken and speeches made by the top leaders at the OIC summit at Makkah are really commendable. They are the voice of the people of the countries represented there. The situation will witness a qualitative change if the decisions are implemented in letter ...

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