NAWAZ SHARIF

  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, bonds over cricket ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to heads of the participating SAARC nations and conveyed best wishes for the event. Noting that five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup, Modi said, "I am sure WC will celebrate...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, discusses India trip February 13, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed bilateral and regional issues, including his recent trip to India, the White House said. "The President discussed his recent visit to India, and noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations to improve...
  • Pakistan wants early implementation of TAPI project: PM Sharif February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Terming it critical for the regional countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he wanted immediate implementation of construction work on the $7.6 billion 1,680 km-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The Prime Minster said this project - with a design capacity to supply 3.2 billion cubic feet...
  • Pakistan tests self developed cruise missile Ra'ad February 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Ra'ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve "strategic standoff capability" on both land and sea, Dawn online reported. Cruise technology...
  • Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival, says PM Sharif January 31, 2015

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis. "All institutions of the country are united against war on terror. We will win this war at any...
  • Pakistan downplays Barack Obama's India visit, says it is busy with its own engagements: Sources January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Downplaying US President Barack Obama visit to India, an anxious Pakistan has claimed that it is busy with its own engagements. According to sources, US Secretary of State John Kerry had sent a stern message to Pakistan during his recent visit that it should act equally against all...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Pakistan making efforts to obscure challenge posed by safe havens: India January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan's allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India on Monday said it was well known who was "upstreaming terrorism" and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region. "We all know, who is...
  • Attacks from Afghan soil have Indian involvement: Sartaj Aziz January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yet again blamed India for using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan. He, however, also added that India's involvement in terror activities had decreased after the adoption of a joint Pak-Afghan policy to...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Pakistan announces Rs 760 million bounty for 615 militants January 5, 2015

    Peshawar: The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. A combined bounty worth Rs 760 million for 615...
  • Pakistan government may shelve Musharraf treason case to placate army January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Confronted with the challenge of deadly terrorism plaguing the country, Pakistan is considering shelving the high-treason trial against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in order to mend fences with the powerful army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had initiated the treason case against Musharraf in December 2013 for abrogating the...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says will march ahead than any of the world powers January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his government has taken concrete measures to address the challenge of terrorism as he vowed to rid Pakistan of terrorism. "In our resolve to rid the country of terrorism, we will march further than any of the world powers," Sharif said...
  • Pakistan: Draft amendments for trial of militants presented to Nawaz Sharif December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was presented with the first draft of constitutional and legal amendments for trial of hardcore terrorists and enemy combatants as he ordered the activation of a dormant anti-terror body to fight the menace on Saturday. The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the committee to...
  • Pakistan: Army courts to be set up to try militants December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Special army courts will be set up in Pakistan to hear terrorism-related cases in the wake of massacre of 150 people, mostly children, at a school in Peshawar by Talibans last week. The decision was taken at a marathon meeting on Wednesday of mainstream political parties chaired by Prime...
  • Pakistan united in fight against terrorism, divided on military courts for swift disposal of cases December 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the time has come to take "extraordinary measures" to crush terrorism in the country even as political parties remained divided over the issue of military courts for swift disposal of terrorism cases. This came even as a court in Pakistan upheld...
  • Pakistan to execute 500 terror convicts in coming weeks: officials December 22, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said on Monday, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Seven terrorists have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday's slaughter in the northwestern city...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to target all terror groups December 21, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday vowed to target all terror groups irrespective of their agenda and affiliation, in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre that left 151 people dead, mostly students. He made the remarks during a meeting with a Chinese delegation here, Radio Pakistan reported. During...
  • Pakistan calls Peshawar massacre its 9/11, to attack terror groups with Afghanistan December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces in the country and Afghanistan have agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border. According to a report in Dawn, Aziz on Friday stated that the massacre...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • 17 Pakistan terrorists set to be executed December 19, 2014

    Karachi: Jail authorities in Pakistan have started making arrangements in different parts of the country for the execution of 17 dreaded terrorists in the next few days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced lifting of a moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's announcement came after a round table conference of political...
  • Peshawar school attack: Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says sacrifice of children won't be in vain December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: A day after the horrendous attack on a school in Peshawar in which 151 Pakistanis, most of them children were killed, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that they are united in the fight against terror. Sharif vowed to rid Pakistan and the entire region of terrorism. "All...