Yousaf Raza Gilani

  • 'Pak army will not cooperate with new Defence Secy' January 12, 2012

    New York: In what could add to the growing confrontation between Pakistan's civilian and military leadership, army officials have warned that the army will "not cooperate" with the new Defence Secretary who was appointed by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani after he sacked Lt Gen (retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi. "The army...
  • USPak faceoff worsens, Rabbani called back September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday called back Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar from her US visit. US had earlier asked Pakistan to break links with the Haqqani network and charged Pakistan's militaryrun ISI of not only supporting the Haqqani group but also 'encouraging' it to...
  • Scepticism in Pak over Osama videos May 9, 2011

    Islamabad: The US may have released five home videos of Osama bin Laden to end all speculation about operation Geronimo that killed Osama, but in Pakistan hardly anyone is buying the story. Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will finally break his silence and make a statement in the Assembly on...
  • Pak PM congratulates India for World Cup win April 3, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indian cricket team's victory in the cricket World Cup and expressed the hope that sports links between the two countries will be "fully restored in the near future". In a message...
  • Cricket and diplomacy go way back for IndoPak March 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to the India Pakistan face off in Mohali next week. This is not the first time that cricket is being seen as a way to boost the ties between the two...
  • Cricket and diplomacy go way back for IndiaPakistan March 25, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday invited Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to the India Pakistan face off in Mohali next week. ...
  • PM to attend IndiaPakistan WC semifinal in Mohali March 25, 2011

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also invited Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari for the match. ...
  • PM to watch IndoPak WC semifinal in Mohali March 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will watch the World Cup semi final between India and Pakistan in Mohali on Wednesday. He has also invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari to watch the match. In identical letters to Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gilani, he...
  • SM Qureshi dropped as Pakistan foreign minister February 11, 2011

    Islamabad: A new, smaller group of Cabinet ministers took an oath of office Friday in Pakistan, where the ruling party recently agreed to shrink the prime minister's circle of advisers to save the cashstrapped country some money. The swearin ceremony was carried live on staterun Pakistan Television, and most of the...
  • MQM pulls out of the ruling coalition in Pak January 2, 2011

    Karachi/Islamabad: The beleaguered PPPled government in Pakistan was ON Sunday reduced to a minority after the (MQM) pulled out of the ruling coalition ostensibly to protest its failure to address people's problems. "The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced its decision to sit in the opposition benches in the National Assembly...
  • Gilani denies ISI chief appearing in US court December 23, 2010

    Islamabad: The chief of Pakistan's InterServices Intelligence (ISI) spy agency will not appear in any US court in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani declared on Thursday. Addressing the National Assembly, Gilani said the ISI "is a sensitive agency of the Pakistani military and...
  • Pak testfires nuclearcapable Ghauri missile December 21, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday test fired the nuclearcapable Ghauri ballistic missile which has a range of 1,300 kilometres and can hit targets in India. Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani said the launch demonstrated that the country's defence capability is "impregnable". The Strategic Missile Group of the Pakistani army's Strategic Force Command conducted...
  • Pak will continue to support PoK cause: Gilani May 25, 2010

    Islamabad: As India sought to bridge the "trustdeficit" with Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said his country will continue to support the "just cause" of the people of Kashmir. During a meeting with PakistanoccupiedKashmir "president" Raja Zulqarnain Khan and "prime minister" Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider, Gilani said, Pakistan...
  • Pak PM equates Kashmir with Palestine February 13, 2010

    Islamabad: Peace will remain elusive in South Asia and the Middle East unless the issues of Kashmir and Palestine are resolved, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday. Gilani made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Prime Minister's House. The resolution of the Palestine...
  • Who drafted IndoPak jt talk, CIC asks Ministry January 18, 2010

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the External Affairs Ministry for the files on the IndiaPakistan joint statement, issued after the meeting at SharmalSheikh. The petitioner, S C Agrawal in a right to information application, had asked for the copy of the joint statement and the names of...
  • Manmohan can change IndoPak peace plan: Pak media July 31, 2009

    Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh can change the subcontinental strategic equation if politicians in both countries "care to listen to him", a leading English daily said on Friday while analysing his defence of the IndiaPakistan statement issued in Egypt. "He is now about to change the IndoPak strategic equation if...
  • Gilani set to drop ministers from Pak cabinet July 21, 2009

    Islamabad: An increasingly confident Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani appears set to enhance his control over the Pakistan government, having cancelled the appointment of an ambassador nominated by President Asif Ali Zaradari and planning to remove three ministers considered close to him. When Gilani was named premier by the ruling Pakistan...
  • India not Pakistan's enemy No 1, says Zardari May 10, 2009

    Washington: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has said India is not a threat to Pakistan and it is facing danger from the terrorists inside the country. "Well, I am already on record. I have never considered India a threat," Zardari said in an interview on the PBS news channel's...
  • Pakistan mulls sending 26/11 probe team to India February 19, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan is "seriously considering" an Indian request to send investigators to India to share information on the Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday. Islamabad acknowledged for the first time last week that the November assault in the Indian financial capital that killed at least...
  • Rift in Pak govt widens, army may take charge January 16, 2009

    Islamabad: In Pakistan, the rift between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is widening. The presidentprime minister face off in Pakistan has the military's attention and the warnings from the army's retired proxies have not been long in coming. Lieutenant General of the Pakistani Army Hamid...
  • Pak will not hand over suspects to India: Gilani December 13, 2008

    Islamabad: Reiterating that his government will not hand over any terror suspect to India, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said he had not received any evidence of any Pakistani's involvement in the Mumbai carnage. In an interview with a Gulf television channel, he said if anyone was...
  • Pak PM Gilani confirms arrest of two Lashkar leaders December 10, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani confirmed on Wednesday the arrest of two members of the LashkareToiba jihadi group named by India as suspects in the conspiracy behind the attack on Mumbai last month. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarrar Shah were being held for questioning, Gilani said in Multan city,...
  • Pak must avoid angering India: John McCain December 7, 2008

    Islamabad: Former US presidential candidate John McCain during a visit to Islamabad on Saturday urged Pakistan to take steps to prevent tensions with India rising in the wake of last week's militant attacks on Mumbai. Senator McCain was in Islamabad with a Senate delegation that met Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani...
  • ISI chief meets Pakistan PM amid India row December 5, 2008

    Islamabad: The chief of Pakistan's powerful InterServices Intelligence (ISI) agency met Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Friday amid growing tension with old rival India over the Mumbai attacks. LieutenantGeneral Ahmed Shujaa Pasha, the head of Pakistan's main security service, briefed Gilani on security, according to a brief statement from...
  • Zardari unveils plan to drive Musharraf from power May 24, 2008

    Islamabad: The head of the party leading Pakistan's ruling coalition unveiled proposed constitutional changes on Saturday that would take away President Pervez Musharraf's powers. "We intend to walk him away, rather than impeach him away," said Asif Ali Zardari, who succeeded his late wife Benazir Bhutto as leader of the Pakistan...
  • IBNLive Chat: Pak govt might not last full term March 27, 2008

    With the Musharraf regime coming to an end, a new wave of democracy is sweeping over Pakistan. The PPP has come to power and after weeks of speculation has announced that Yousuf Raza Gilani would be the new Prime Minister of the country. However, will Gilani be a mere puppet...
  • Gilani sworn in as Pak PM, Zardari misses ceremony March 25, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf swore in new Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday, a day after parliament elected the top official from assassinated opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party. In an apparent snub to the increasingly isolated Musharraf, Bhutto's widower, Asif Ali Zardari, and their son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari,...