NAWAZ SHARIF

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • News 360: Supreme Court asks CBI chief Sinha to withdraw from 2G probe 2 days ago

    In a huge blow to the CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked him to withdraw himself from overseeing the investigation into the 2G scam case. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu has said that prima facie it appears that allegations levelled against Sinha were...
  • India did not offer bulletproof car to PM Sharif: Pakistan 2 days ago

    Islamabad: India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, to be held in Nepal on November 26-27, according to a Pakistani official. According to a media report November 17, a Nepalese official had said that...
  • Pakistan PM stirs controversy, says will talk to Kashmiri leaders before starting dialogue with India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sparked off a controversy by saying that his government will first talk to Kashmiri separatist leaders before starting dialogue with India. Ignoring India's opposition, Sharif said, "Before the dialogue with India, I have decided to engage with Kashmiri leaders." He added, "It is...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif rejects India's bulletproof car at SAARC Summit 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the bulletproof cars being provided by India for the next week's SAARC summit in Kathmandu, saying he would bring his own vehicle. "We have received information that Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif will bring his own bullet proof car for the Summit," said Foreign...
  • Decisive battle in Islamabad on Novemvber 30: Imran Khan 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that a decisive battle will take place in the capital city of Islamabad Nov 30, a media report said on Monday. Addressing a public rally in Jhelum on Sunday, Imran Khan said the people of Sindh should be ready as "I am...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif pledges support for new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Looking to overcome years of mistrust and hostility between their two nations, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, promised on Saturday to boost security and trade ties. The two neighbours have accused each other in the past of harbouring anti-government Taliban insurgents across their...
  • India non-committal on Modi-Sharif meeting on SAARC sidelines November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday remained non-committal on having a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines on the SAARC summit in Nepal later this month. When asked about the possibility, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the SAARC summit...
  • Imran Khan lauds Modi for anti-black money initiatives November 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. "Whatever you say about him, he is a faithful man," said the cricketer-turned politician, who has been demanding for similar initiatives in Pakistan. He has also...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to visit China tomorrow November 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will embark on a visit to China on Friday to further strengthen bilateral relations and sign a number of agreements mostly in the energy sector. The visit will be undertaken after Chinese President cancelled a scheduled visit in September due to politicalunrest in Pakistan. Sharif is...
  • MEA condemns Wagah suicide attack; BJP, Congress insist on strong action to combat terrorism November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on Monday condemning the suicide attack near Wagah border that killed 65 people and injured 200 others. "There is no grievance or political goal so great, as to justify such a cowardly act. We believe that only the firmest and...
  • Operation against terrorists to continue, vows Nawaz Sharif November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that military operations against terrorists would continue till their complete elimination, a media report said on Monday. Nawaz Sharif condemned Sunday's Wagah suicide bombing. There were conflicting reports on the blast toll. Some media reports said that the toll was 59, while others put the...
  • Wagah suicide attack: BSF on high alert as death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The death toll in the deadly bomb blast at Wagah in Pakistan rose to 65 on Monday which includes personnel of the Pakistan rangers and a child. Nearly 200 others were injured in the suicide bombing on Sunday near the exit gates of the Wagah border car parking,...
  • PM post's sanctity shouldn't be ignored: Ravi Shankar on Shahi Imam row November 2, 2014

    Jaipur: Sanctity of the post of the country's Prime Minister should not be ignored, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, referring to the Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's decision not to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment ceremony. "I do not want to comment much on this but...
  • Pakistan SC rejects pleas seeking to declare 2013 polls void October 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed all petitions demanding last year's general elections to be declared null and void, in a relief to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is under pressure to quit after being accused of rigging the polls. Pakistan for the first time in its history achieved...
  • Pakistan an attractive, long-term investment place: Nawaz Sharif October 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that there were opportunities for investors in Pakistan and termed the country a potential place for long-term investments. The premier was speaking at a two-day investment conference titled 'Invest Pakistan: priority sectors and legal framework for investment in the country', Dawn online...
  • PM Nawaz Sharif vows to eradicate polio from Pakistan October 24, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged people to ensure that their children are given polio drops to make the country free of polio. At a function held at his residence here to mark the World Polio Day, Sharif administered polio vaccination drops to children and expressed commitment on...
  • Pakistan court admits petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification October 21, 2014

    Lahore: A petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on money laundering charges has been admitted by a court for hearing, 23 years after it was filed. A Lahore High Court comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh yesterday admitted the petition after listening...
  • Pakistan: PTI Chief Imran Khan expects election by 2015 October 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf chief Imran Khan has claimed that the general elections in the country would be held next year and asked his party workers to gear up for the polls. "2015 is the year of election, so start preparing for the polls," Khan told his supporters at a public rally...
  • PTI chief Imran Khan expects Pakistan elections next year October 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has declared that 2015 will be election year as he asked his supporters to prepare for a fresh poll. He made the announcement while addressing a rally at the Sports Stadium in Sargodha on Friday evening, The Nation reported. Imran Khan termed the 60 per...
  • Pakistan government wants peace within and outside borders: Nawaz Sharif October 17, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development. "Pakistan desires peace and tranquility both within and outside its borders so that the much needed socio-economic development goals are achieved. We cannot afford to be distracted in...
  • PM attacks Congress, says those asking for an account of our work never bothered about the country October 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in the newly created Palghar district of Maharashtra on the final day of campaigning on Monday. Modi has been leading Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) campaign in the state for the upcoming Assembly polls on October 15. Modi hit out at the Congress leaders asking...
  • Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to UN October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry. Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said that officials from...
  • Nobel Peace Prize: PM Sharif hails Malala as 'Pride of Pakistan' October 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's top leadership on Friday evening congratulated teenage girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the "pride" of the country. "She is pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should...
  • Pakistan under pressure to put an end to border firing, say sources; to hold high-level meeting today October 10, 2014

    Jammu: As tensions along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir escalate, sources claim that after India's aggressive stand, the Nawaz Sharif government in Pakistan is under tremendous pressure to find a solution soon. The Pakistani Prime Minister is scheduled to hold a high level meeting of the National Security Council...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • Pakistan to root out Taliban, says PM Nawaz Sharif October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on his first visit to the restive North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday assured the nation that the army was determined to win the war against the Taliban. Sharif, who met the soldiers involved in a major operation to flush out the...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Pakistan: SC adjourns PM Sharif disqualification hearing till October 2 September 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till October 2 the hearing of a plea to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for allegedly lying to the parliament over asking the army to mediate a truce with anti - government protesters. The three-judge apex court bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S...