Nawaz Sharif

  • Islamabad protests: Army seeks peaceful resolution, cleric Qadri ready for talks, Imran Khan fumes 4 minutes ago

    Islamabad: As the siege of Parliament continued, Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday shut the doors for negotiation with the government until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns while cleric Tahirul Qadri was open to dialogue after the army sought peaceful resolution to the week-long crisis. Khan, however, said he would...
  • Pakistan's SC summons Imran Khan, cleric Qadri over anti-government protests 38 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri on a petition filed against them over their protests that have called for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ouster. The Supreme Court issued notices to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Qadri...
  • India, Pakistan face trust deficit 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It was Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit's first public statement, since the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off. And he made it clear that for his government, it wasn't a question of an "either-Or" when it comes to speaking to Kashmiri separatist leaders, which of course was...
  • Islamabad turmoil: Imran Khan vows to storm PM house, Qadri calls for encircling Parliament 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence with thousands of his supporters while cleric Tahirul Qadri asked protesters to encircle the Parliament, even as the powerful army warned that the sanctity of key buildings in the heart of the capital be...
  • India talks tough, tells Pakistan there are only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir 3 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Just hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner, Abdul Basit, defended his meeting with the Kashmiri separatists, India hit back saying there were only two stakeholders on Jammu and Kashmir - India and Pakistan, asking the neighbouring country to respect past accords on truce. "After 1972 and the signing of...
  • Pakistan: Imran's look-alike big draw at 'Azadi March' 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan is the man of the hour for thousands of his supporters but those unable to access him can get themselves clicked with his look-alike who has been a big draw at the protest. Jamal Shah, a lecturer of English at a private college in Nowshera in...
  • Pakistan Army says PM must share space with it; Sharif to meet Imran Khan soon 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Amidst the continuing turmoil, the Pakistan Army has assured Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that there will be no coup, but the Army has said that Sharif must in return share space with them, according to a Reuters report. Sharif will, meanwhile, meet Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan shortly. Over 30,000...
  • Thousands led by Imran Khan, Qadri protest outside Pak Parliament, say Sharif must quit 12 hours 19 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Islamabad is under siege as calls for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down grow louder. Thousands of protesters led by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri have reached Pakistan's Parliament in the heavily fortified 'Red Zone', which is Islamabad's diplomatic enclave. There is heavy army deployment...
  • Modi vs Nawaz: Are Indo-Pak talks meaningless? 23 hours 1 minutes ago

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
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  • Imran's party lawmakers to quit Pak Parliament, reject talks Yesterday

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan's political party on Monday decided to withdraw its lawmakers from the National Assembly and all provincial assemblies except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, piling pressure on beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit, even as efforts by the ruling PML-N to reach out to anti-government protesters failed. "We are...
  • Indo-Pak talks off: Has Modi government acted in haste? Yesterday

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Pakistan: Imran calls for 'civil disobedience movement' to oust Sharif 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan today declared a "civil disobedience movement" against the Nawaz Sharif-led government, saying the country's future is bleak under the rule of businessmen, as cleric Tahirul Qadri gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. "I have called for the civil disobedience movement...
  • India-Pak relations: Challenges for Modi 3 days ago

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 67 years of Independence, CNN-IBN discusses with Indo-Pak experts the challenges and expectations that lay ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Ready for final match with Nawaz Sharif: Imran Khan 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan on Sunday said he along with thousands of his supporters is ready for a final match against Nawaz Sharif who was involved in an "electoral match fixing", after cleric Tahir-ul Qadri issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the embattled Prime Minister to resign. Khan, who...
  • Pakistan court orders filing of murder charges against PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore violence case 4 days ago

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Saturday ordered framing of murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others over the June violence near Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri's headquarters here that killed 14 of his supporters. The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case...
  • Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM Sharif steps down 4 days ago

    More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expected, but the power of protesters to paralyse the central business district has presented the biggest challenge yet...
  • Pakistan: Anti-government protestors reach Islamabad, Imran Khan announces sit-in 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Thousands of anti-government protestors led by opposition leader Imran Khan on Saturday reached Islamabad with an aim of ousting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The opposition groups, led by cricketer-turned-politician Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri, will protest in the capital to press Sharif to call an early election little...
  • Anti-government marches enter Pakistan's capital 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Thousands of participants in two anti-government marches arrived in Pakistani capital Islamabad late on Friday to stage a sit-in and demand the resignation of the country's prime minister. Cricketer-turned-politician and opposition leader Imran Khan, and religious cleric Tahir ul Qadri, who led the protesters, are later scheduled to address their...
  • Shots fired at Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan in anti-Nawaz Sharif rally 5 days ago

    Gujranwala (Pakistan): Clashes broke out in the city of Gujranwala on Friday after gun shots were fired at the vehicle of Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan. The cricketer-turned-populist politician was shot at as he led an anti-government march to the capital. Khan's spokeswoman Aneela Khan said that Khan was not injured...
  • Nawaz Sharif greets Narendra Modi on India's 68th Independence Day 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India's 68th Independence Day. The former conveyed his greetings from all the people of Pakistan. On August 14, Narendra Modi had extended his well wishes to Pakistan on its Independence Day. "We want peaceful resolution of Kashmir with...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address 5 days ago

    Islamabad Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said it is the "main source of tension" in Indo-Pak relations and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties. "We want peaceful resolution of Kashmir with our full sincerity so that by removing this...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pakistan on its Independence Day 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan on its Independence Day on Thursday. "On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan," he said on micro-blogging website Twitter. The Prime Minister's message came two days after he accused Pakistan of "proxy war",...
  • Pakistan leader Imran Khan demands PM Sharif's resignation, plans massive rally 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader Imran Khan is planning on holding a massive anti-Sharif rally on Thursday to push for fresh elections in Pakistan, prompting speculations of the Army trying to seize power again. In what can prove to be Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's biggest test since assuming office, the rally is...
  • Pakistan PM appoints ex-judge as caretaker PCB chief August 5, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday appointed a retired judge to hold elections for the country's cricket chief within a month, hoping to draw a line under a long-running crisis. The post of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has been held by rivals Zaka Ashraf and Najam Sethi five...
  • Nawaz Sharif committed to improving India-Pakistan ties: Envoy July 27, 2014

    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,...