Pakistan Prime Minister

  • Nawaz Sharif calls for an early formation of anti-terror force September 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday called for the early formation of anti-terrorism force (ATF) while describing it as the need of the hour. Speaking during a briefing about the (ATF) in Islamabad, Nawaz also directed the authorities to keep him informed on a daily basis about the progress in...
  • Uttarakhand: Nawaz Sharif sends condoling message to PM June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday sent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a message of condolence on the Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh tragedy, saying with the subcontinent getting increasingly prone to natural disasters, all Pakistanis "share the pain and anguish" of those suffering in the calamity. Conveying his "deepest...
  • Pak: Nawaz Sharif to be sworn in as PM tomorrow June 4, 2013

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif will be sworn in for a record third term as Pakistan's Prime Minister on Wednesday after he is formally elected to the post and a very small cabinet comprising close aides is expected to take oath along with him. India's High Commissioner to Pakistan will represent the...
  • Pakistan Prime Minister quits smoking December 5, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minster Raja Pervez Ashraf has given up smoking, becoming the only member of Pakistan's power troika of premier, president and army chief to stop using tobacco, according to a media report on Wednesday. Ashraf made the decision to quit smoking when he was in Mecca in October...
  • Contempt case: Pak PM seeks time, pulled up by SC August 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court has adjourned the contempt case against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf till September 18. Ashraf has asked for more time of about four to six weeks from the court. The court, however, seems to be taking a hard stand. It has told Ashraf that contempt of...
  • Pak PM for mutually beneficial ties with India August 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday expressed his desire to work together with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to forge friendly and mutually beneficial relations between the two countries. Ashraf made the remarks in a message sent to Singh to felicitate him on India's Independence Day on August...
  • Pak SC issues contempt notice to PM Ashraf August 8, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court has issued a contempt notice to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for failing to approach the Swiss authorities to re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. The Supreme Court's deadline to Ashraf ended on Wednesday. The apex court had struck down a new contempt law...
  • Will work for better ties with India: New Pak PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan desires peaceful ties with its neighbours, including India, and will work to strengthen the dialogue process that is already underway to resolve problems like the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister-elect Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Friday. "We want peaceful ties with our neighbours Afghanistan, Iran and India. We desire good...
  • Raja Parvez Ashraf elected as Pakistan PM June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Raja Parvez Ashraf, a stalwart of the ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was on Friday elected by the National Assembly as Pakistan's new Prime Minister as the country struggled to come out of its latest political crisis. The 61-year-old loyalist of the Bhutto family was pitched forked into the hot...
  • Who is Raja Parvez Ashraf? June 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Veteran leader Raja Parvez Ashraf, Pakistan Peoples Party's nominee for the Prime Minister, is a strong loyalist of the Bhutto family and hails from a royal family of Rawalpindi in Punjab. Sixty-one-year-old Ashraf, who was PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari's second choice for the post of premier, became the main...
  • Pakistan SC disqualifies Prime Minister Gilani June 19, 2012

    Pakistan Supreme Court ruled Yousuf Raza Gilani was ineligible to hold office following his conviction in a contempt case. ...
  • Martial law unacceptable in Pak: Gilani December 19, 2011

    Islamabad: Against the backdrop of tensions between Pakistan's civilian government and the military over the 'Memogate' scandal, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said there would be no martial law in the country as no one would accept it. Speaking in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament, Gilani said...
  • Pak for military action against terror: Gilani November 1, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan supports military actions against terrorists to safeguard its own interest and for global peace, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. Gilani told ABC News: "We are supporting military action against terrorists and extremists. The terrorists are working against the interest of my country and we are fighting for...
  • Gilani's chair breaks, spectator calls it bad omen October 18, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani faced some embarrassing moments when a chair buckled under his weight at an official function in the capital city, prompting a participant to say that this might be a "bad omen" for the top PPP leader. According to a media report, Gilani's aide-de-camp, who was...
  • Treason charge plea filed against Pakistan PM August 10, 2011

    Lahore: A constitutional petition has been filed in a Pakistani court seeking the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for allegedly committing "high treason" by defying orders of the Supreme Court and attempting to subvert the Constitution. A man named Allah Baksh Gondal filed the petition in...
  • Kashmir issue key to regional peace: Gilani May 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said regional peace cannot be guaranteed until the "core" Kashmir issue with India is resolved. "Unless this core issue (Kashmir) is resolved, the dream of peace and harmony in the region cannot come true," Gilani said after inaugurating a two-day conference on...
  • Bhutto murder case: 2 police officers arrested December 22, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested two senior police officers for allegedly failing to protect slain former prime minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, a government prosecutor said. Bhutto was assassinated in a suicide attack on December 27, 2007, during an election rally in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near Islamabad. Saud Aziz,...
  • Mumbai attacks planned in Europe: FIA official February 3, 2009

    Islamabad: An official of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed Monday that the Mumbai terror attacks were planned in Europe. The agency, however, denied the report. The result of Pakistan's probe into the attacks show the master plan was developed in a European country, a senior FIA official told Iran's Press...
  • No extraditions, only Pak interests: Zardari to PPP December 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Islamabad has refused to hand over India's most wanted criminals who are believed to be taking shelter in Pakistan. This follows a meeting between Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Leaders. Zardari told PPP leaders that his government will not hand over any terror suspects...
  • No-trust motion against Pak PM defeated August 30, 2006

    Islamabad: Amid uproarious protests over the killing of Baloch tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and allegations of corruption, a no-trust motion by the Opposition against Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz was defeated in the Parliament Tuesday night. Much on the expected lines, the no-trust motion by leaders of the moderate Alliance...