NAWAZ SHARIF

  • Pakistan downplays Barack Obama's India visit, says it is busy with its own engagements: Sources 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Downplaying US President Barack Obama visit to India, an anxious Pakistan has claimed that it is busy with its own engagements. According to sources, US Secretary of State John Kerry had sent a stern message to Pakistan during his recent visit that it should act equally against all...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

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  • Pakistan making efforts to obscure challenge posed by safe havens: India January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan's allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India on Monday said it was well known who was "upstreaming terrorism" and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region. "We all know, who is...
  • Attacks from Afghan soil have Indian involvement: Sartaj Aziz January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yet again blamed India for using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan. He, however, also added that India's involvement in terror activities had decreased after the adoption of a joint Pak-Afghan policy to...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Pakistan announces Rs 760 million bounty for 615 militants January 5, 2015

    Peshawar: The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. A combined bounty worth Rs 760 million for 615...
  • Pakistan government may shelve Musharraf treason case to placate army January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Confronted with the challenge of deadly terrorism plaguing the country, Pakistan is considering shelving the high-treason trial against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in order to mend fences with the powerful army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had initiated the treason case against Musharraf in December 2013 for abrogating the...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says will march ahead than any of the world powers January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his government has taken concrete measures to address the challenge of terrorism as he vowed to rid Pakistan of terrorism. "In our resolve to rid the country of terrorism, we will march further than any of the world powers," Sharif said...
  • Pakistan: Draft amendments for trial of militants presented to Nawaz Sharif December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was presented with the first draft of constitutional and legal amendments for trial of hardcore terrorists and enemy combatants as he ordered the activation of a dormant anti-terror body to fight the menace on Saturday. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the committee to...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan united in fight against terrorism, divided on military courts for swift disposal of cases December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the time has come to take "extraordinary measures" to crush terrorism in the country even as political parties remained divided over the issue of military courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. This came even as a court in Pakistan upheld...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to target all terror groups December 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday vowed to target all terror groups irrespective of their agenda and affiliation, in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre that left 151 people dead, mostly students. He made the remarks during a meeting with a Chinese delegation here, Radio Pakistan reported. During...
  • Pakistan calls Peshawar massacre its 9/11, to attack terror groups with Afghanistan December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces in the country and Afghanistan have agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border. According to a report in Dawn, Aziz on Friday stated that the massacre...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • 17 Pakistan terrorists set to be executed December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Jail authorities in Pakistan have started making arrangements in different parts of the country for the execution of 17 dreaded terrorists in the next few days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced lifting of a moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's announcement came after a round table conference of political...
  • Peshawar school attack: Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says sacrifice of children won't be in vain December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: A day after the horrendous attack on a school in Peshawar in which 151 Pakistanis, most of them children were killed, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that they are united in the fight against terror. Sharif vowed to rid Pakistan and the entire region of terrorism. "All...
  • 'He went in the uniform, came back in a coffin,' wails a Pakistan school attack victim's father December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school on Tuesday and killed 151 people - almost all of them students - before government troops ended the siege. The massacre of innocent children horrified a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Pakistan's...
  • Peshawar school attack strengthens our resolve to stamp out Taliban from Pakistan: Army December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: In the horrific and barbaric terror strike in Pakistan, 133 children and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into the Army Public School of Peshawar and opened fire in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. Pakistan army said that the attack only...
  • Peshawar school attack: Army operation ends as all nine terrorists killed; 133 students among 151 dead December 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 133 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. More than eight hours after terrorists slipped into the heavily...
  • Modi talks to Nawaz Sharif, offers 'deepest condolences', calls upon schools to observe 2-min silence December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night spoke with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif and offered his "deepest condolences" on the terror attack on an Army Public school in Peshawar and assured him that India stood firmly with the neighbouring country in the fight against terror. Modi has...
  • Cartoon of the day: Terror looms large on India-Pakistan ties December 6, 2014

    The standoff between India and Pakistan intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday when terrorists attacked the valley. Eight Army personnel, including Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar, three policemen and eight terrorists were among 21 persons killed in four attacks in Uri, Srinagar, Shopian and Tral despite the presence of large...
  • Pakistan envoy expects no breakthrough in bilateral talks with India, unhappy with progress on Kashmir December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan does not expect any breakthrough on resuming the bilateral dialogue with India, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said on Tuesday. "India has suspended the dialogue process and now it's their responsibility to resume it," Aziz said. He made the comment...
  • Pakistan: Imran Khan alters countrywide 'shut down' plan December 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has altered his plan to "shut down" the country on December 16, after being criticised as the protest date coincided with the formal surrender of the army in Bangladesh. Khan, who has been protesting since mid-August, had threatened to paralyze Pakistan on December 16 if...
  • Imran Khan threatens to shutdown Pakistan if vote rigging charges against PM Sharif not probed December 1, 2014

    Pakistan's famed cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan threatened to bring the country to a standstill on December 16 if the government does not investigate allegations of vote rigging by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The chairman of Pakistan's opposition party Tehrik-e-Insaf is demanding a judicial commission under the Supreme Court. Khan said,...
  • Imran Khan threatens to 'shut down' Pakistan by December 16 November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday threatened to "shut down" the entire country by December 16 if the Nawaz Sharif Government failed to initiate an impartial probe into the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief, in a rally outside the Parliament, said that his...
  • Nawaz Sharif kicks off China-Pakistan Eco Corridor with motorway project November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: China and Pakistan have kicked off their multi-billion dollar Economic Corridor project that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by laying the foundation of a fenced four-lane motorway, setting in motion a mammoth project connecting the two countries. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the groundbreaking of a section of the...
  • Afghan president played key role in Modi-Sharif handshake: Nepalese Foreign Minister November 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other SAARC leaders played a key role in bringing together Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif for a handshake that ended their cold vibes at the recent SAARC summit, Nepal's foreign minister said on Sunday. "Nepal was making efforts not only...