Shahbaz Sharif

  • Pak court orders filing of murder case against Nawaz Sharif, his brother 3 days ago

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the registration of a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri in Lahore. The Lahore High Court...
  • Anti-Modi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly June 14, 2014

    Lahore: A resolution against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "allegations" of terrorism against Pakistan was on Wednesday blocked in the Assembly of Punjab province, ruled by Premier Nawaz Sharif's PML-N party. The opposition comprising Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, PPP, PML-Q and Jamaat-e-Islami wanted to bring the "anti-Modi" resolution in the 372-member...
  • Pakistani Punjab worried about infiltration by Taliban March 2, 2014

    Reports of the Taliban penetrating Punjab, Pakistan's most populous province of 90 million people, have alarmed the government led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The provincial government has been warned by intelligence agencies that militants are moving towards Punjab in the wake of air strikes in the restive tribal areas. "There is...
  • Pak: PML-N nominates Shahbaz Sharif as Punjab's CM May 26, 2013

    Lahore: The PML-N has formally nominated Shahbaz Sharif as the Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province for a record fourth term and he is expected to assume the office on June 1. Shahbaz, 61, is the younger brother of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif who is set to become Pakistan Prime...
  • Pak: Mob raids Christian colony in search of blasphemer March 9, 2013

    Lahore: A mob went on the rampage in a Christian-dominated neighbourhood in this eastern Pakistani city on Saturday following reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy, burning scores of houses and driving out about 150 families. The trouble began, when over 2,000 enraged Muslims gathered around Joseph Colony at...
  • Pak general elections may get delayed December 23, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's 2013 general election is not likely to be held on time and may be delayed for months or even years, a police unit in Punjab province has said, amid speculation that a caretaker setup will be installed for "a couple of years." The Special Branch of Punjab Police...
  • Indo-Pak talks: Krishna meets Punjab CM, Governor September 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met Punjab Governor Latif Khosa and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday. Upon his arrival in Lahore, Krishna said, "Well, all this is going to help foster a much more cordial relationship between our two countries." "It is my earnest desire and the...
  • Pak: Two women, minor girl injured in acid attack May 27, 2012

    Lahore: A seven-year-old girl and two women were attacked with acid by two men at a busy market in eastern Pakistan on Sunday, witnesses and police said. The women and the girl were emerging from the Sunday Bazar in Sanda area when the two men, who were riding a motorcycle, threw...
  • Pak court allows Sharif brothers to fight polls May 26, 2009

    Islamabad: The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif to contest elections, paving the way for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to return to the federal government. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Tassadaq Hussain Jilani passed the order on the May 11...
  • Sharifs win Punjab, Shazbaz returns as CM March 31, 2009

    Islamabad: Shahbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) returned in triumph as the chief minister of Pakistan's politically most crucial Punjab province after the Supreme Court on Monday stayed its order barring him and elder brother Nawaz Sharif from contesting polls or holding public office. "The Supreme Court has suspended...
  • SC bars Sharif brothers from polls, Punjab govt falls February 25, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan teetered on the brink of political crisis on Wednesday after the Supreme Court barred former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from contesting the polls and also declared null and void the election of his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The verdict led to the fall of the Pakistan...
  • Nawaz Sharif, brother, barred from Pak elections December 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan election officials have disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from contesting the January 8 general elections. Sharif's nomination papers - filed for seat NA 120 from Lahore – were rejected on the basis of his criminal convictions after the 1999 coup, when Musharraf wrested power from Sharif. Sharif...
  • QOTD: Situation in Pak resembles anarchy November 6, 2007

    Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday imposed Emergency in Pakistan citing a wave of Islamic militancy and 'interference' by the country’s judiciary and thereby weakening the Government. The Emergency has however, only served to deepen Pakistan's political uncertainty. Meanwhile, the International community has cracked down on Musharraf asking him to leave...
  • Nawaz will return to Pak soon, says brother Shahbaz September 21, 2007

    London: Pakistan will elect its new president on October 6 and the exiled politicians are scrambling home to keep pace with developments. “The Chief Election Commissioner will receive the nomination paper on September 27, and the scrutiny will be conducted on September 29. The election will be held on October...
  • Pak SC clears way to Sharif brother's return to Pak August 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif is free to return to Pakistan. The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry, ruled on Thursday that Shahbaz, who is seeking permission to return home from exile along with his brother Nawaz Sharif, cannot be stopped from coming back. The...
  • Mush failed to split Sharif family November 6, 2006

    Islamabad: A top aide of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had reportedly approached Shahbaz Sharif for "a deal" that excluded his elder brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, but failed to split the Sharif family. Former Punjab chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, was not willing to walk into his political parlour, said...