Janisar Ahmed

  • TLAHORE - A crucial session of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Central Shoora – the supreme decision-making body – which was held at Mansoora Tuesday was far from a monotonous event as some of its members opposed Jamaat’s role as a mediator on the ground that nothing fruitful had been ...

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  • TLahore The sit-ins are becoming increasingly problematic since all three players have yet not responded to the suggestions made to find a way out, said Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq while talking to media persons here on Monday. He made a special mention of the PTI leader Imran Khan for being ...

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  • TLahore - In the spick and span lobby of a local three-star hotel, there were only a couple of journalists and a lone photographer dripping with rain water blaming his stars along with taking it out on the provincial government for the havoc the rain had wrought. Apparently they were gathered for a ...

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  • TLAHORE  - At an aastana in Shahdara, people huddle round a grave. Some of them recall how close they were to Naag Wali Sarkar, who had died about 20 years back. A woman, in her fifties, murmurs she had moments of intimacy with him and far from showing any sign of guilt, she visibly feel ...

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  • TLAHORE - Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashood has said that Azadi March of PTI and Revolution March of Dr Qadri are bound to fail because the issues that both of them want to settle on the roads can be better resolved in parliament.The minister said this at a news conference immediately after the PAT ...

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  • TLAHORE  - To ease overcrowding, the Punjab Prisons Department has finally snapped out of its slumber as it has sanctioned Rs 5 billion for the construction of 12 more jails across the province. In an exclusive talk with this newspaper, IG Prisons Punjab Farooq Nazir admits that he is gearing ...

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  • TLahore - According to two former spy heads, PTI’s Azadi March and Dr Qadri’s Inqalab will come and pass and the sit-in will fizzle out. Former head of ISI, COAS General Ziauddin Butt, said that whatever impact the Azadi March will make, its scale will be limited.  “It ...

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  • TLahore - Prison industries are central when it comes to keeping the bad guys on their toes and eventually giving them the wherewithal to make an honest living once they leave the jail. While Punjab Prisons Department has introduced motorcycle overhauling to enable inmates to become mechanics so ...

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  • TLAHORE - Danial Tanveer’s hope had initially come from Foris Hospital India where the doctors had hinted at the possibility of a successful heart transplant, however the cost of treatment which was $50,000 was too much for his family to afford. Consequently, the family requested for help from ...

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  • TLAHORE - At a busy shopping mall, flower vendors squat outside their shops asking people going past the road to step inside. They are clearly on tenterhooks because each day they fail to sell up the allocated share. Some of them fan themselves and pin their hopes on the road where cars zoom along ...

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  • TLahore - At a far corner within a large book store in Liberty there are still a couple of stalls dedicated to Eid, Birthday, Get-well soon and Anniversary-Engagement cards, though the dust they have been gathering is a clear indication of the neglect they have been receiving both from the customers ...

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  • TLAHORE - With Israel’s continued bombing of Gaza that has left around 500 people dead and many more injured, former foreign secretary Riaz Khokhar and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi came down hard on the role of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) as well as Islamabad ...

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  • TLAHORE - The entire city of Miranshah has been cleared of terrorists while, after finishing off the aerial bombardment, ground troops have started to move into Mirali where the army is now engaged in hand-to-hand fight with the terrorists, so far killing a main militant commander, Mateeullah, along ...

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  • TLahore - As the Army is beating terrorists in North Waziristan Agency to pulp, destroying their bomb making factories, suicide indoctrination schools et al, the secret place from where the TTP used to make calls to issue threats, communicate with its members and demand extortion money has been ...

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  • TLAHORE - A survey conducted by The Nation reveals that illegal slaughtering of animals at unhygienic places across Lahore is going on despite tall claims by the city district government for closing them down.The survey found that in Bakkar Mandi near Kot Kamboh, private slaughter houses run by ...

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  • TLAHORE - A discourse on the state of education in Pakistan was hosted by FC College on Thursday in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which announced the launch of its quarterly publication Development Advocate Pakistan.The discourse titled, “Making Education ...

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  • TLAHORE - Mood at the Pakistan Awami Tehrik Secretariat was euphoric as Dr Qadri arrived towards evening and announced in the pelting rain that he had come back to Pakistan permanently and would hold the perpetrators of the Model Town attack accountable. The presence of Mr Qadri’s followers ...

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  • TLahore - Shortage of metro buses is causing huge discomfort to the commuters, who are forced to queue up in long lines and travel in tightly packed vehicles to the detriment of their health, The Nation explains.Officials in the Metro Bus Service told this newspaper that the average commuter traffic ...

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  • TLahore - Lax attitude of authorities towards implementing child labour laws, virtually no research work by Punjab Labour and Human Right Department to find out the number of such workers and failure of the provincial government in providing free and compulsory education to the children is ...

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  • TLahore - Zulfiqar Cheema, a senior police officer who served in Tank District, says that the most serious form of terrorism hitting the country originates from Fata. He says that when he was posted in the Tank district, he found that, Mehsud was regularly sending armed men to schools of and ...

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  • TLahore­ - Story of victims of suicide bombings often begins and ends with the TV channels, police and photographers rushing to the spot scrambling for snaps, footage and recording quick interviews and hurriedly airing it while the politicians announce compensation packages. That is where the ...

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  • TLahore - It was business as usual at a well known bakery at Chowk Yateem Khana. Inside the bakery’s large kitchen, bakers were busy cranking out a whole range of delicacies such as caramels, cakes, pastries, bread, chocolate donuts etc. Products from the bakery were supplied to different ...

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  • TLAHORE - A lively discussion was conducted on Sunday by the Pakistan Visionary Forum (PVF) at the Tech Club in the Tax Society over the emerging scenario in the wake of overwhelming electoral victory of BJP and the prospects of Narendra Modi’s likely posturing towards Pakistan. Fiction ...

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  • TLAHORE - Mohsin rang up his friend in London and asked him to bring a bottle of panadol for him. His friend who had moved abroad in search of greener pastures a long time ago told him that the medicine was easily available in Pakistan. Living in the UK for years, he had forgotten what life was like ...

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  • TLAHORE - Over the years, the number of drug addicts has been steadily rising across Pakistan. It is as if either the state is too busy grappling with challenges like terrorism, loadshedding and economic sluggishness, or it is unaware of the enormity of this problem.As of now, there are ...

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  • TLAHORE - It was a densely populated neighbourhood right in the middle of Johar Town’s E-I Block but it seemed like a wilderness. The scribe had been told by a shopkeeper that the house had a black gate. It was the only black gate in the street so it could be spotted many meters off. It was a ...

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  • TLAHORE - Tales of how corrupt, brutal and harsh the police are, are so common, it really does not prick our conscience anymore. So if someone would say the force is rotten to the core that is just normal. In fact each one of us has a story of their own to tell relating how they were met by this ...

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  • TIT certainly was a big day for democracy, but most importantly it goes to the credit of the PPP government and President Zardari to be able to usher in the fifth year of his government. This is something rare because God willing it would be the second government after ZAB to see through its full ...

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