Mubashir Hassan

  • TLAHORE - Following Sunday’s meeting between JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and the PML-N leaders, the two parties now seem to have come on the same page regarding the contentious issue of the planned long march on Islamabad. The PML-N Monday announced that a comprehensive strategy ...

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  • TLAHORE - Endorsing Mian Nawaz Sharif’s decision to support JUI-F’s Azadi march, a PML-N meeting chaired by Mian Shehbaz Sharif here Saturday decided to send a party delegation to Maulana Fazlur Rehman to sort out modalities for the anti-government protest. “Today’s meeting ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif has called yet another party meeting on Saturday (today) to come to a decision on the JUI-F’s protest march starting from October 27. It would be the second meeting of party high-ups in the last four days though a ...

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  • TLAHORE     -   Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) indecision to join Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s (JUI-F) planned Azadi March or not has given rise to speculations about sharp divisions within the party. Reports of dissensions within the PML-N hit the TV ...

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  • TLAHORE - The PML-N is finally going to make a decision soon about its participation or else in the planned Azadi March of the JUI-F with majority of party men opposed to the move for its likely outcome. A formal announcement in this regard is most likely to be made today (Thursday) by party ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   The much awaited reshuffle in Punjab cabinet is on the cards but the chief minister is awaiting a nod from the prime minister before assigning new portfolios to the ministers, The Nation has learnt. The expected change is most likely to come after Prime ...

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  • TLAHORE - Lack of political will and governance challenges have always hindered the process of police transformation in the past. Even the efforts, if made any, went in vain because of directionless goals. The measures introduced without the strategic reform agenda have always cost the department ...

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  • TLAHORE - The issue of police reforms over the years has remained a controversial subject. Every regime has been reluctant to change the centuries-old system which has a direct bearing on the lives of citizens. It is now a proven fact that government cannot dispense justice without introducing ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Top leadership of the PML-N and the JUI-F put their heads together on Sunday to find a common ground in their approaches to pull down the government. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman along with his close aides visited Model Town residence of PML-N President ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   The 14th session of the Punjab Assembly met its abrupt ending yesterday amid calls from the Opposition for issuance of production orders of its detained members. The government had initially called the session for two weeks, but it had to be adjourned sine die ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   Punjab Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to provide for a system of alternate dispute resolution of civil and criminal disputes. The government thinks that it is necessary to ensure delivery of “inexpensive and expeditious” justice by means of an ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   It was after a long time that former dictator Pervez Musharraf’s name was heard in Punjab Assembly in the middle of routine proceedings. A person who ruled over this country for almost a decade is not in the news for quite some time. In his heydays, ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Treasury in Punjab Assembly Monday helplessly endured the rude and taunting temper of the opposition members who held the Assembly floor for well over one hour agitating the issue of production orders of their detained members.  It was even more challenging for the treasury ...

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  • TLAHORE    -   The period from August 2018 to August 2019 has been a challenging time for the first PTI government in the biggest province. Starting its journey under the psychological burden of showing a degree of performance in the first hundred days, the progress in ...

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  • TLAHORE - Had it not been a clever move by Law Minister Raja Basharat to get the resolution passed before opening debate on the subject, a consensus resolution on Kashmir would not have been adopted at the end. It might seem like putting the cart before the horse, but the law minister perhaps sensed ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Punjab government is in the process of introducing a wide range of education reforms to ensure the provision of free and quality education to the students. While the reforms aim at improving access to education for all children regardless of their background, their primary focus is on ...

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  • TLAHORE  -   Surprisingly enough, the Opposition Monday kept complete mum over the issue of non-issuance of production orders of its detained legislators contrary to the expectations that it would agitate this issue on the Assembly floor. Opposition leader Hamza Shahbaz and MPA ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Provincial Minister for Colonies Fayyazul Hasan Chohan has virtually become a cause of provocation for the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly. Since the inception of the present legislature, it has almost become an essential ritual for the Opposition to interrupt Mr ...

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  • TLAHORE - At this point in time both the Opposition and the Government are facing multiple challenges but of varying nature though. If the government is facing the biggest challenge of averting the backlash of a shrinking economy, the opposition parties feel hard pressed due to the ongoing process ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The PML-N leadership sprang into action on Sunday following Saturday’s meeting of its 15 Punjab legislators with Prime Minister Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence. PML-N’s Punjab President Rana Sanaullah contacted all the suspected MPAs of his party on ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   Unlike its lackluster show on Wednesday last, the Opposition made its presence felt in the house on Thursday during general discussion on the supplementary budget. Following passage of the annual budget the other day, the PTI government is now seeking ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  The Opposition in Punjab Assembly Wednesday did not offer any resistance to the passage of the finance bill which sailed through the Assembly in a record time of four minutes only. While no amendment can be moved in a bill once a member has moved a motion for its ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Treasury in Punjab Assembly Tuesday delivered a knockout blow to the Opposition dashing its hopes of blocking approval of the provincial budget. While the Opposition remained watchful in the last two days looking for an opportunity to challenge the voice vote, the Treasury managed to ...

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  • TLAHORE - The Treasury passed its first test of maintaining the required numbers inside the House on the first day of discussion and voting on the budget allocations for different departments. It got the budget allocations for two key departments, health and education, approved from the Assembly, ...

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  • TLAHORE   -  Punjab Governor Punjab Ch Muhammad Sarwar has supported the proposal by Sikh community leaders binding Indian Sikh pilgrims to carry dollars with them instead of Indian rupee. Concerned federal departments will take a final decision in this regard after analyzing all ...

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  • TLAHORE - It takes a great deal of patience to watch the monotonous proceedings of the Punjab Assembly while sitting in the Press Gallery. Punjab lawmakers are genuinely taxing the patience of reporters especially for the last couple of days by repeating the same old stories of their concern. Had it ...

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  • TLAHORE   -    Punjab Assembly Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi on Wednesday revised the schedule of Assembly sittings approving adding of another day in the general discussion on the provincial budget. According to the previous schedule, the Speaker had specified four days, from ...

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  • TLAHORE - From the Opposition’s side, it was Awais Leghari’s turn to speak his mind on the provincial budget yesterday. An experienced politician from DG Khan, Leghari is known for his flowery speech on the Assembly floor. He has been MNA and Federal Minister during last term of the ...

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  • TLAHORE - Whenever Hamza Shahbaz speaks in Punjab Assembly, he visualizes himself to be present in the National Assembly of Pakistan. And, when he is mentally there, he tries to act as Leader of the Opposition, a political office currently held by his father Shehbaz Sharif. He remains in this mental ...

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  • TLAHORE   -   In a significant political development, scions of two arch rivals, the PPP and the PML-N, met here at Raiwind for the second time to discuss options to tighten noose around the government. Flanked by his close aides, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Jati ...

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