Nawaz Sharif

  • Nawaz Sharif committed to improving India-Pakistan ties: Envoy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was committed to normalisation of relations with India on the basis of mutual interest and respect, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said. Basit was speaking at the Jama Masjid which he visited at the invitation of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for 'Iftar'...
  • Gujarat: Police detain Shiv Sena activists for protesting against Pak delegation July 21, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Police on Monday detained about a dozen Shiv Sena activists for protesting against the visit of a Pakistani delegation in India to study the Sabarmati River project. The delegation, headed by Lahore Commissioner Rashid Mehmood Langrial, also comprises LDA Director-General Ahad Khan Cheema, LDA's strategic policy unit chief Moazzam...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • Dilip Kumar's ancestral home declared national heritage in Pakistan July 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared as national heritage the ancestral home in Peshawar of Hindi moviedom's thespian actor Dilip Kumar. He has directed the ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage to acquire the house. The prime minister's approval was sent to the information ministry, which has forwarded...
  • Pak cleric seeks FIR against Prime Minister Sharif, others June 20, 2014

    Lahore: Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother, nephew and some of the top cabinet ministers for the killing of 10 people during a police raid on his residence and offices here. "We want registration of FIR against Nawaz Sharif,...
  • 'Acche din aa rahe hain' for Indo-Pak ties: Pak envoy June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Borrowing from Narendra Modi's phraseology, Pakistan on Tuesday said that 'acche din aa rahe hain' for bilateral ties with India and expressed hope that the process of granting non-discriminatory market access to the country will begin after the resumption of talks between the two. "Let the bilateral...
  • India will maintain status quo along LoC: Foreign Secretary June 13, 2014

    Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday said that the Indian government would maintain status quo along the LoC. She also reitireated that peace at the border is one of the most important confidence building measures between the two nations. ...
  • Can Modi trust Nawaz Sharif to rein in terror groups? June 14, 2014

    Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the sidelines...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif June 14, 2014

    Islamabad: India's newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a letter written by Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, condemning the terror attack at Karachi airport, media reported on Friday. Sharif on June 2, wrote a letter to Modi that he was satisfied with the bilateral talks they held during his visit to...
  • Modi replies to Sharif's letter, says he looks forward to working with Pak June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the...
  • 'US encourages dialogue between India and Pakistan' June 12, 2014

    Washington: The US encourages talks between India and Pakistan and believes that bilateral dialogue is an important step for them to move forward, a top Obama Administration official has said. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters yesterday. Psaki was referring to the recent...
  • US supportive of dialogue between India, Pakistan June 12, 2014

    Washington: Welcoming the discussion held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the US has said that dialogue between the two neighbours is a positive step and it is supportive of such efforts. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan. We feel that's a positive...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a high-level meeting on Tuesday...
  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    Islamabad: The attack on Karachi's airport - Pakistan's busiest - killed 19 security personnel and civilians, along with the 10 assailants. The group that claimed responsibility on Monday vowed even more violence. Here are the issues related to the history of terrorism in Pakistan: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what...
  • Satisfied with my visit to India, look forward to working with Modi: Sharif June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing satisfaction over his meeting with him recently and said he was looking forward to working with him in "harmony on all unsettled matters". In a letter which was delivered to the Prime Minister's...
  • Pakistani constables fired for plucking guavas from PM Sharif's garden June 10, 2014

    Lahore: Two constables deployed at the palatial residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here have been sacked for allegedly plucking guava from his garden. Abid and Saifullah lost their jobs for committing the 'crime'. They were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of their crime, Lahore police sources...
  • Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead June 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but destroys...
  • Nawaz Sharif 'not too happy' with India visit: Report June 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif is "not too happy" with the way India handled his visit to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, a media report claimed on Friday quoting an unnamed leader of the ruling PML-N party. A senior PML-N member...
  • Snapshot: PM Narendra Modi's mother poses with the sari gifted to her by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif June 14, 2014

    Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a shawl for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he has received a return gift. Sharif too has sent a white sari for Modi's mother Hiraben. Modi on Friday thanked Sharif for sending a sari for his mother. "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a...
  • Narendra Modi thanks Nawaz Sharif for sending sari for mother June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for sending a sari for his mother. "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him ~~amp;amp; will send it to my Mother very soon," Modi tweeted. This is not...
  • Iran refused to fuel Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's aircraft over PIA dues June 4, 2014

    Lahore: Iranian authorities refused to fuel the aircraft of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Tehran last month to make the state-run PIA clear its dues amounting to just over $5000. "The Iranian airport authorities had refused to fuel the Pakistan PM's aircraft at the Tehran airport on...
  • India releases 30 fishermen, 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: India will release 30 fishermen and 5 civilian Pakistani prisoners on Thursday. The move by India comes after bilateral talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Earlier, 150 prisoners who were released by Pakistan reached Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night....
  • 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...
  • Indian fishermen released by Pakistan return home, thank PM Modi June 14, 2014

    Vadodara: Coming close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian fishermen released by Pakistan arrived in Vadodara in Gujarat late on Wednesday night. Pakistan had freed 150 prisoners as a goodwill gesture a day ahead of Nawaz Sharif's visit to...
  • Pakistan needs to focus on economic independence: Nawaz Sharif May 29, 2014

    Islamabad: Noting that Pakistan's defence is impregnable, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the country should concentrate on economic progress. "Our defence is impregnable but now we need to focus on economic independence," he said. Sharif was addressing a gathering in Lahore to mark the 16th anniversary...
  • Time for India, Pakistan to remove mutual mistrust: Sharif to Pranab May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that India and Pakistan should move forward in their relationship and remove mutual mistrust as governments in both the countries had received a strong electoral mandate. Sharif conveyed this to President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday during his meeting before returning to Pakistan....
  • Terrorism a mutual concern for both the neighbouring countries: Pak May 28, 2014

    Islamabad: Calling the bilateral meeting between the Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers as "constructive", Advisor to Pakistani PM on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that though Nawaz Sharif's visit to India was a ceremonial occasion, "the outcome was better than expected". Aziz also said that the Pakistani Prime Minster also invited...
  • Sharif's daughter thanks Modi for shawl for her grandmother June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a goodwill gesture soon after the meeting of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, Sharif's daughter Maryam posted a message on twitter thanking Modi for gifting a shawl to her grandmother. In the meeting on Tuesday, PM Modi had gifted Sharif a...
  • Pak won't hand over Saeed till the courts find him guilty: Sharif aide May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the bilateral talks between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan has made it clear that it won't hand over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed to India yet. This even as Modi conveyed to Sharif India's concerns on cross border terrorism...
  • Modi pulls off a diplomatic coup of Day 1 of assuming office June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met all the eight leaders of SAARC countries on Day 1 of assuming office. ...