Yusuf Raza Gilani

  • Asif Ali Zardari will not seek another presidential term 03-06-2013 04:34 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek another presidential term after his present five-year period expires in September 2013, Xinhua reported on Sunday. Zardari made the remark in an interview with editors, which will be aired late on Sunday night, according to a media report. Zardari's...
  • Choose ballot over bullet: Zardari tells Pak 25-12-2011 07:15 AM

    Karachi: Amidst rumours of a military coup, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has appealed to the people to resist any change in power through force and to give democracy a chance. Infact the Pakistani cabinet will be meeting on Sunday to discuss the rift between the army and the government....
  • Pakistan denies peace talks with Taliban 12-12-2011 11:40 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's interior minister and prime minister have both denied the government is holding peace talks with its homegrown Taliban, according to media, saying it would do so only if the militants first disarmed and surrendered. The deputy commander of the Pakistan Taliban, who have been waging a four-year war...
  • US welcomes Gilani's view to build US-Pak ties 06-12-2011 05:27 PM

    Washington: The US has welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani statement that he would like to rebuild relationship with the US following deterioration in bilateral ties after the recent NATO air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in a cross-border fire. "We, of course, welcome Prime Minister Gilani's positive...
  • US pressure on Pakistan must end: Gilani 29-09-2011 08:00 PM

    Islamabad: The United States must stop blaming Islamabad for regional instability, Pakistan's prime minister told a gathering of the country's political leaders on Thursday, as Washington stepped up pressure on the South Asian nation to tackle militancy. "The blame game should end, and Pakistan's sensitive national interests should be respected,"...
  • Pakistan PM warns US on India tilt 27-09-2011 10:17 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister warned the United States on Tuesday to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants, and said Washington must correct a perceived tilt towards arch-foe India. Yusuf Raza Gilani also said any unilateral military action by the United States to hunt down militants...
  • Pak PM hits back at US accusations 25-09-2011 01:31 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan shot back at US allegations that its powerful spy agency supports the Haqqani militant group fighting coalition troops in Afghanistan, describing them as a sign of American "confusion and policy disarray". "We strongly reject assertions of complicity with the Haqqanis or of proxy war," Prime Minister Yusuf Raza...
  • 'Indo-Pak talks shouldn't be restricted to 26/11' 26-08-2011 11:31 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday said it was a "welcome realisation" on the part of India that the talks between the two countries should not be held hostage to the 2008 terrorist attack of Mumbai. Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani made the comments to a delegation of American Senators led...
  • Economic revival Pakistan's key concern: Gilani 04-06-2011 12:14 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that revival of the economy was the key concern of his government. "We have earmarked Rs 730 billion for the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), including provincial allocations. This development expenditure will indeed trigger a multiplier effect on the entire economy,"...
  • Indo-Pak talks: will it help reduce the trust deficit?

    Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan meet for talks on the Siachen Glacier after a gap of three years. ...
  • Indo-Pak talks today, Siachen on agenda 30-05-2011 07:05 AM

    New Delhi: After a gap of three years, defence secretaries of India and Pakistan today met here to discuss the long-pending Siachen issue. Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar is leading the Indian delegation at the two-day talks with his Pakistani counterpart Lt General (Retd) Syed Ather Ali. India and Pakistan decided...
  • Pakistan says wants China to build naval base 22-05-2011 10:17 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan said on Saturday it wanted China to build it a naval base, in the latest sign of moves to strengthen ties with Beijing as relations with Washington falter. The announcement from Pakistan's defence minister came a day after Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani returned from a four-day...
  • China backs Pak to counter tense ties with US 20-05-2011 06:46 PM

    Beijing: Pakistan Prime Yusuf Raza Gilani on Friday wrapped up his high profile visit in Beijing after securing China's open backing to counter-balance his country's tense ties with US, following the killing of Osma bin Laden, besides garnering a large economic and defence package. On the last day of his...
  • Hillary Clinton to travel to Pakistan soon 17-05-2011 08:01 AM

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon visit Pakistan to have a 'strategic in-depth discussions' with the country's leadership and send her Special Representative Mark Grossman to prepare the ground work for her trip, a senior official said. "The Secretary does plan to visit Pakistan in order to...
  • ISI chief Pasha offers to resign: reports 14-05-2011 10:01 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Ahmed Shuja Pasha on Saturday offered to resign after admitting failure over the US raid that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad. Pasha's dramatic announcement came during an in-camera joint session of both houses of Parliament that was briefed...
  • Pakistan hiding Osama truth, claims Imran Khan 07-05-2011 02:23 PM

    Pressure is building on the Yusuf Raza Gilanis government in Pakistan over Islamabad's handling of the Osama bin Laden killing. Leading the charge in Pakistan is opposition leader Imram Khan. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Imran called upon the Pakistan government to quit hiding the Osama...
  • UK PM Cameron calls for 'fresh start' with Pak 05-04-2011 12:28 PM

    Islamabad: British Prime Minister David Cameron will call for a new start in relations with Pakistan on Tuesday, eight months after sparking a diplomatic row by saying Pakistan should not be allowed to "look both ways" on terrorism. Cameron, who made those controversial comments on a trip to India in...
  • Cricket diplomacy: it's win for both India, Pak 31-03-2011 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: India won the World Cup semifinal match against Pakistan on Wednesday, but off the field, it was a win for both India and Pakistan as the cricket diplomacy clearly worked after two failed attempts in the past. As India and Pakistan battled on the pitch, Manmohan Singh made...
  • Indo-Pak dialogue only way forward: Gilani 02-01-2011 08:10 AM

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Saturday said dialogue is the only way to resolve outstanding issues between Pakistan and India as both countries cannot afford to fight wars. Gilani made the remarks during the debut episode of the live show "Prime Minister Online" in which he answered questions...
  • Damage control: Geelani says Pak serious for talks 17-07-2010 10:38 PM

    Pakistan has changed its tone and says they are doing their best to normalise ties with India. ...