NAWAZ SHARIF

  • Pakistan PM Sharif calls on Modi, condoles India's deaths in quake 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express condolence over the deaths in India due in the quake. He also appreciated India's rescue operations in Nepal. "Got a call from PM Nawaz Sharif. He expressed condolences on the loss of lives in...
  • Chinese investment in Pakistan neither loan nor grant: Nawaz Sharif 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the billions of dollars being pumped-in by close ally China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment. "The money being spent by China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment", the state-run Radio Pakistan...
  • Nawaz Sharif says India has failed to respond to Pakistan desire for good relations 4 days ago

    Islamabad: India has failed to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, in rare rebuke of a neighbour with which he has promised to mend ties. Sharif made improving relations with India a priority when he swept to power for a third time in a...
  • Pakistan, China are true brothers, says Nawaz Sharif April 21, 2015

    Despite India's concerns, China has struck a $46 billion deal with Pakistan to construct an economic corridor through Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Pakistam Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, "Pakistan and China are true brothers. Pakistan is united in having strong ties with China. Pakistan-China economic corridor is a product of joint...
  • Pakistan made error in ignoring terror sanctuaries: Riaz Khokhar April 20, 2015

    Beijing: Pakistan made an "error" in ignoring terrorist sanctuaries in its tribal areas and China's concerns about Xinjiang militants holed up in the country are valid, a senior Pakistani diplomat said on Monday. "Pakistan made an error in ignoring the presence of numerous sanctuaries in the tribal areas, virtually losing the...
  • China, Pakistan ink CPEC, 50 other deals on Xi Jinping's historic visit April 20, 2015

    Islamabad: China on Monday struck as many as 51 agreements with all-weather ally Pakistan, including the multibillion dollar economic corridor through the PoK that will expand the communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood. Chinese President Xi Jinping formally unveiled the ambitious 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his historic maiden...
  • XI Jinping vows to strengthen ties between China, Pakistan April 20, 2015

    Ahead of his two-day state visit to Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his first visit to the country is like visiting the home of a brother. Calling Pakistan an all-weather friend, Jinping vowed to strengthen ties between the two countries. ...
  • Pakistan wants to resume Foreign Secretary-level talks to resolve outstanding issues April 19, 2015

    Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. ...
  • Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa help Kashmiris and we call it jihad, says 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed April 18, 2015

    Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed strongly came out in support of Kashmiri separatists and admitted that his organisation is backing the Pakistan Army wage jihad in the valley. During a TV interview, Hafiz said, "If India is not ready to give their rights and if...
  • Shiv Sena stages protest against release of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Saturday staged a protest against Pakistan in New Delhi over the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi from jail, demanding that the neighbouring country should be declared a terrorist state. Scores of protesters reached Jantar Mantar shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and burnt posters of...
  • Yemen crisis: India accepts Pakistan's offer of special plane to bring back 11 Indians April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday night accepted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's offer to send by a special plane 11 Indians who were evacuated by a Pakistani Navy ship from strife-torn Yemen to Karachi. The Indians, who were taken out of Al Mukallah on Saturday by Pakistan Navy's Aslat along...
  • Pakistan 'not in a hurry' to join Saudi-led coalition: Nawaz Sharif April 7, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that his government is "not in a hurry" to join the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen, as he sought parliamentary backing for any decision to send troops. The joint session of the National Assembly and the Senate started on Monday...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka ink agreement for nuclear cooperation April 6, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Monday signed six agreements including one on nuclear cooperation, two months after Sri Lanka inked an atomic deal with India, as the two countries agreed to deepen ties in various fields. The agreements were signed after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a meeting with...
  • Saudi request for help in Yemen puts Pakistan PM Sharif in a bind April 6, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Parliament begins debating a Saudi plea for military help in Yemen on Monday, a request that pits Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's staunch Saudi allies against a war-weary Pakistani public. Since Saudi Arabia, the Gulf's main Sunni Muslim power, asked Sunni-majority Pakistan to join a Saudi-led military coalition that began...
  • Imran Khan announces return to Pakistan parliament April 5, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he would return to Parliament after a 'boycott' of nearly eight months as the government has accepted his demand of a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 general election. "Since the government has formed a judicial commission to audit...
  • Nawaz Sharif leaves for Turkey to discuss Yemen crisis April 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday left for a day-long official visit to Turkey to hold discussions with the country's top leadership on the Yemen crisis. During his visit, Sharif will meet with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. Pakistan believes in a peaceful...
  • Pakistan plane brings back over 500 stranded citizens from Yemen March 30, 2015

    Karachi: A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 502 passengers from strife-torn Yemen arrived in Karachi, ending days of agonising wait for families. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered authorities to evacuate over 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in Yemen after security situation worsened in the Gulf country. The first Boeing 747 jumbo aircraft was...
  • After attending Pakistan Day celebrations, MoS External Affairs VK Singh tweets on Duty, Disgust March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: After attending Pakistan Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Monday night expressed his feelings in a series of tweets with #Duty and #Disgust as hash tags. Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the...
  • PM Modi should clear his stand on Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Former minister of state for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left the nation confused over his stand on relations with Pakistan. Tharoor said the Prime Minister has to explain why he has been blowing hot and cold on Pakistan. "Modi's attitude to...
  • PM Modi advocates talks with Pakistan: Is dialogue the only way out? March 23, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bilateral talks between India and Pakistan March 23, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. Modi tweeted, "It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues...
  • Tackling terrorism leaves little time to take up developmental issues, says Pakistan PM March 22, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said most of his government's time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development works. Expressing strong resolve to eliminate terrorism, Sharif said the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan that started in...
  • Pakistan releases 57 Indian fishing boats March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: As a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Saturday released 57 Indian fishing boats that were in its custody. In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) said the decision to release the vessels was taken in May 2014. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited India at that time to attend the oath-ceremony of Prime...
  • Pakistan governmrnt, Imran Khan's party agree on panel to probe poll rigging March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: After months of hectic parleys, Pakistan government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday agreed on setting up a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N. The agreement signed between the two sides ended more...
  • Pakistan convict dressed in white for hanging before last-minute stay March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man charged as a child with murder was dressed in a white uniform, ready for hanging, and told to write his will before the execution was postponed, his family said on Thursday. Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004 when he was burnt with...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance February 24, 2015

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM Modi sending top diplomat to Pakistan in thawing of ties February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending his top diplomat to Pakistan as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. The sign of a thaw in ties comes weeks after a visit to India by...
  • Fans gear up for India-Pakistan grudge match February 14, 2015

    Big screens are going up, TV sales are booming and even the Taliban are getting their transistor radios ready for the biggest grudge match in cricket: Pakistan against India. From the beaches of Kerala to the snowy Himalayas, from the deserts of Baluchistan to the tea plantations of Assam, hundreds of...