Nawaz Sharif

  • Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144, officials said on Monday. "We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the...
  • Pakistan: Tahir-ul Qadri suspends talks with government September 13, 2014

    Islamabad: One of the two anti-government protest leaders in Pakistan on Saturday said that he has suspended talks with the PML-N government following a crackdown on demonstrators demanding ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "We have suspended the talks as the government has begun arresting my workers in Islamabad and...
  • Pakistan: Government agrees to PTI demands; denies Sharif's resignation September 9, 2014

    Islamabad Pakistan's embattled government on Tuesday said it has reached an agreement with cricketer-turned- politician Imran Khan's party, which is seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on most of the issues, except one which is "non-negotiable". "One of their demands is non-negotiable for us," Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meeting in New York: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday did not rule out a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session later this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying the government will respond according to the situation that develops. Talking to...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif visits flood-ravaged PoK September 8, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday visited flood-ravaged Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for a first-hand assessment of the devastation caused by torrential rains which claimed the lives of 64 people and left several displaced. Sharif made an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas in Rawalakot and asked authorities to expedite...
  • Pakistan condoles loss of lives in J&K; offers help to India September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condoled the loss of lives in Jammu and Kashmir and offered help to India in whatever way possible to mitigate the suffering of the people affected by the floods in the state. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif carried out an aerial survey of the affected areas in Pakistan-occupied...
  • PM Modi writes to Nawaz Sharif, offers help for flood victims in PoK September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wrote to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif offering assistance to victims of the devastation caused by the torrential rains and floods in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Modi, who reviewed the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir during his day-long visit on Sunday, said he...
  • Pakistan: PM Sharif criticises anti-government protesters for Chinese President Xi's trip deferment September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday criticised anti-government protesters for staging sit-ins that forced Chinese President Xi Jinping to postpone his maiden visit to the country, jeopardising major infrastructure projects backed by the "all-weather" ally. Talking to people during his visit to flood affected areas of Sialkot in...
  • Pakistan: Defiant PM Sharif warns of elements hampering country's progress September 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday appeared defiant as he warned the people to be wary of elements staging sit-ins and hampering national progress even as the three-week-long political turmoil showed no signs of a breakthrough. "It is your duty and the duty of nation to take notice of...
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan vows to stay in front of Parliament till PM Sharif quits September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's anti-government protesters on Saturday had a quiet day in the capital's high security area where they have been camping demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation, even as opposition leader Imran Khan vowed to continue the sit-in until goals achieved. Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Khan promised his supporters that he would...
  • Pakistan: Army chief holds off generals seeking PM Sharif's ouster September 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful army's 11 Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign. According to a minister close to military circles, top generals met in...
  • Pakistan: Sharif seeks Parliament support; political stalemate continues September 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sought the support of all parties in Parliament, stressing on "unity" amid protests, as the political logjam continued after several rounds of talks. "I hope the opposition will continue on its path of supporting the government," Sharif said on the fourth day...
  • Pakistan unrest: US supports Sharif, says he is the elected leader September 5, 2014

    Washington: The US has said that it supports Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stating that he is the elected leader of Pakistan and asked various political parties in the country to resolve their differences peacefully. "Yes, we still do. He (Sharif) is the elected leader," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf...
  • Pak SC asks parties to submit suggestions to resolve deadlock September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all parliamentary parties to submit their suggestions to resolve the ongoing political impasse between the government and protesters seeking Premier Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, asked for the suggestions by Thursday while...
  • Pakistan: Protestors soften stand, agree to resume talks with government September 3, 2014

    Lahore: A de-escalation of the political crisis in Pakistan is likely as the agitating protesters are softening their stand. Tehreek-e-Insaf led by Imran Khan has agreed to resume talks with the government to uphold democracy. The announcement to resume talks was made by party Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi. The...
  • Pakistan Parliament backs embattled Prime Minister as crisis deepens September 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament threw its weight behind embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. But, signalling a possible softening in his position, protest leader Imran Khan said he would meet a conservative Islamist politician who...
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  • Pakistan PM Sharif chairs joint Parliament session as crisis deepens September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over violent protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif enjoys a solid majority in Parliament and by convening both Houses he seeks to reaffirm that he is fully in...
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hardens stand, says will neither resign nor go on leave September 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Islamad: There is no end to the stalemate over the two-week long political agitation against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan. While anti-government protesters Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan continue to take on the government, Sharif has hardened his stand saying that...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the state-run PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif 'not stepping down'; Imran Khan, Qadri booked on terrorism charges September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: After the fortnight-long crisis in Pakistan, the media on Monday reported that the Army had advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of the massive protests. The Army and the Pakistan government, however, have denied the reports. Sharif will now be meeting the leaders of the...
  • Pakistani protesters clash with police, PTV secured September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani soldiers and paramilitary forces entered the headquarters of the state television channel PTV in Islamabad on Monday after a crowd of protesters stormed the building and took the channel off the air. Protesters led by opposition leaders Imran Khan, a hero cricket player turned politician, and Tahir ul-Qadri, a...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. News footage showed soldiers and paramilitary forces entering PTV national television's headquarters in central Islamabad after a...
  • Imran Khan targets Nawaz Sharif government, says money power rules Pakistan politics September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: As the anti-government protest intensified in Pakistan, protesters on Monday have stormed the Pakistan State Broadcaster PTV office in Islamabad and held staff hostage. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan targeted the Nawaz Sharif government saying, "Money power rules Pakistan politics." Protesters have also threatened to march on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's...
  • Pakistan: 3 people killed, over 500 injured as anti-government protesters clash with police September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three people have been killed and over 500 others were injured as anti-government protestors clashed with police in Islamabad. The top brass of the Pakistani army chaired by its chief General Raheel Sharif held an urgent meeting on Sunday night to discuss the political crisis that has...
  • Rift in Imran Khan's party over march to PM House, 4 leaders expelled August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek- i-Insaf (PTI) party on Sunday suffered a major setback after party president and senior politician Javed Hashmi was expelled after he criticised the cricketer-turned-politician's decision to march to the official residence of Premier Nawaz Sharif. Khan also expelled three lawmakers who refused to resign from parliament. Hashmi...
  • 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton-charged hundreds of anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad demanding his resignation. The clashes started after Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Khan and Awami Tehrik chief Qadri...
  • Pakistan unrest: Will continue to protest until we punish the Sharif brothers, says Imran Khan August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: A major stand-off is underway near Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence where thousands of people are protesting against the ruling government. The protestors armed with wire cutters had broken barricardes and had forced their way towards the residence in the wee hours of Sunday demanding the PM's immediate...
  • Unrest in Pakistan against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, nearly 300 injured in overnight clashes August 31, 2014

    Islamabad: In overnight clashes which began on Saturday, thousands of protestors armed with wire cutters broke barricardes and forced their way towards Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence demanding his immediate resignation. The protestors - led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahir-ul-Qadri - clashed with...
  • Imran Khan, Qadri lead thousands of protestors to PM Sharif's house August 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Setting the stage for a confrontation, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri led thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters who broke barricades and forced their way towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence pressing for his immediate resignation. Raising slogans against Sharif and his government, protesters marched from the National Assembly...