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  • Imran Khan ready to resume talks with Pakistan government to end protests December 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Opposition leader Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party has agreed to hold talks with the PML-N government after months of stand-off between the two sides over allegations of mass rigging in 2013 polls. The two sides have agreed to resume formal talks from Sunday after they were suspended in August...
  • Pakistan: Angry passengers bar Rehman Malik, PMLN leader from boarding flight after delay September 16, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani were barred from boarding Islamabadbound PIA flight from Karachi as they delayed it by twoandhalf hours, Dawn reported. A video clip showed that irate airline passengers held the...
  • Imran Khan, cleric Qadri reach Pak Parliament, defiant Sharif says he will not resign as PM August 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan protesters led by opposition leader and Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri reached the Islamabad Parliament building in the early hours of Wednesday in their bid to force the prime minister to resign, but did not go inside. The protesters were seen on their way to Parliament wearing...
  • AntiModi resolution blocked in Pakistan's Punjab province Assembly May 29, 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 PMLN party. The opposition comprising Pakistan TehrikeInsaf, PPP, PMLQ and JamaateIslami wanted to bring the "antiModi" resolution in the 372member...
  • PPP demands operation against TehrikeTaliban Pakistan January 19, 2014

    The main opposition Pakistan People's Party on Sunday demanded a military operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the government's efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks has produced no results. "The PMLN government should launch a military operation against militants to establish the state's writ as it has...
  • Imran Khan challenges appointment of NAB chairman October 29, 2013

    Cricketerturned politician Imran Khan, on Tuesday, challenged in the Supreme Court the appointment of former Interior Secretary Qamar Zaman Chaudhry as the chief of Pakistan's anticorruption watchdog. Khan, chief of the opposition Pakistan TehrikeInsaf, appealed to the apex court to declare Chaudhry's appointment as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau's chairman...
  • Nawaz Sharif to travel to the US on Sunday October 18, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to the US on Sunday for a meeting with President Barack Obama, during which key bilateral issues, the drawdown in Afghanistan and IndoPak ties are expected to be discussed. This will be Sharif's first bilateral official visit to the US during his current term....
  • In Pakistan's first democratic transition, Mamnoon Hussain sworn in as President September 9, 2013

    India-born Mamnoon Hussain, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sworn in as the President of Pakistan on Monday, marking the culmination of the country s first democratic transition. Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry administered the oath at a ceremony in the presidency here that was attended by...
  • Pakistan's biggest by-polls begin for 41 seats on Thursday August 22, 2013

    Pakistan's biggest ever by-polls for 41 national and provincial assembly constituencies began on Thursday in which the ruling party PML-N is likely to have an upper hand. The polling which began at 8 am local time will continue till 5 pm without any break. In all, 522 candidates are contenting for 15...
  • Ready for peace or war, says TehrikeTaliban Pakistan August 15, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PMLN government but will launch a "full scale war" if an operation is started against them, a top commander has said. "If they (government) want dialogue we are ready to talk and if they want to go for war, they will...
  • Pak: Musharraf will face trial for high treason, says Sharif June 24, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pervez Musharraf will be tried for high treason for subverting the Constitution twice, including when the former military ruler ousted him in a 1999 coup. If Musharraf is convicted of high treason, he could face a possible death sentence or life...
  • Pakistan increases defence budget by 15 per cent June 13, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cashstrapped new government announced a hefty 15 per cent hike in its defence budget to Rs 627 billion, with the powerful Army getting the lion's share of the outlay. The government increased the allocation for defence in its budget for fiscal 201314 to Rs 627 billion (about $ 6.32...
  • Pak: 1 killed in celebratory firing by PMLN activists June 6, 2013

    Karachi: A Pakistani woman was killed and another seriously injured on Thursday during alleged firing by Pakistan Muslim League (N) activists who were celebrating the swearingin ceremony of their chief Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister. The incident occurred in the remote town of Thul in the interior Sindh province which...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif sworn in as Prime Minister June 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Nearly 14 years after being deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, Nawaz Sharif was on Wednesday sworn in as Pakistan's Prime Minister for a record third term, as he vowed to revive the country's ailing economy and called for an end to the controversial US drone...
  • Sharif to take office for third term as Pakistan PM June 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after he was deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif is set to become Prime Minister for an unprecedented third term at a time when Pakistan is grappling with massive challenges ranging from an economic meltdown to a Taliban insurgency. Sharif,...
  • Pak: Indian envoy to attend Sharif's swearingin June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal on Wednesday will attend the swearingin ceremony of PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif as the new Prime Minister of that country. Terming the swearingin ceremony as a "local event", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday maintained that there was no invitation...
  • 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's new Parliament sworn in June 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after his last stint as a parliamentarian, Prime Ministerdesignate Nawaz Sharif on Saturday returned to Pakistan's National Assembly, taking oath with other lawmakers in the first democratic transition of power in the country's 66year history. Sahrif along with the parliamentarians was administered the oath by outgoing National Assembly...
  • Shocked by Rehman's death; no talks, will retaliate: Taliban May 31, 2013

    Islamabad: A "shocked" Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of its deputy chief Waliur Rehman in a US drone strike and announced it was withdrawing its offer of talks with the incoming PMLN government over the killing. "I confirm the martyrdom of Waliur Rehman in a drone strike on Wednesday....
  • PMLN to try Musharraf for treason: Sharif's aide May 28, 2013

    Lahore: The incoming PMLN government is ready to hold the trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf over charges of treason, a party leader said on Tuesday. The caretaker government that conducted the May 11 polls had refused to initiate proceedings against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution...
  • Pak: Imran Khan's party to field Hashmi as a PM nominee May 27, 2013

    Lahore: PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif's dream of being elected as premier unopposed has been shattered with Imran Khan's Pakistan TehrikeInsaf announcing that it will field veteran politician Javed Hashmi as a prime ministerial nominee. Pakistan TehrikeInsaf said it will field Hashmi against 63yearold Sharif for the formal election of the Prime...
  • Pak: PMLN nominates Shahbaz Sharif as Punjab's CM May 26, 2013

    Lahore: The PMLN has formally nominated Shahbaz Sharif as the Chief Minister of Pakistan's Punjab province for a record fourth term and he is expected to assume the office on June 1. Shahbaz, 61, is the younger brother of PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif who is set to become Pakistan Prime...
  • New Pak govt may consider importing electricity from India May 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new government will seriously consider importing 1,000 MW of electricity from India as part of a short to mediumterm strategy to end power outages, according to a media report on Tuesday. The import of electricity from India, Iran and Central Asian Republics was feasible, The News quoted its sources...
  • I should have quit presidency to lead PPP in polls: Zardari May 20, 2013

    Islamabad: President Asif Zardari has said that he should have quit his position and led the Pakistan People's Party's campaign in order to ensure a better performance in the just concluded general election. Zardari made the remarks while interacting with a delegation of the South Asian Free Media Association at his...
  • Sharif's party gets majority in Pak Parliament May 19, 2013

    Lahore: Nawaz Sharif's PMLN has attained a majority in Pakistan's National Assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party, placing it in a position to form government at the centre without striking an alliance with any other party. Several independent candidates belonging to influential political families of Punjab and Sindh...
  • Take gradual initiatives: Kayani to Sharif on ties with India May 19, 2013

    Islamabad: In the backdrop of Nawaz Sharif's positive remarks on ties with India, powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has suggested Pakistan's Prime Minister designate to take gradual initiatives with utmost caution for improving relations with New Delhi, a media report said on Sunday. Kayani made the suggestion when...
  • Pakistan Army chief Kayani meets Nawaz Sharif May 18, 2013

    Lahore: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Ministerdesignate Nawaz Sharif for over three hours, exchanging views on regional situation and the war on terror. The meeting, sought by Kayani, was the first between the two since Sharif's PMLN emerged victorious in the May 11 general...
  • Pakistan: PMLN to form coalition govt in Balochistan May 18, 2013

    Islamabad: The PMLN and two nationalist parties have agreed to form a coalition government in Balochistan but differences remain on the issue of choosing a Chief Minister for the insurgencyhit province in southwest Pakistan. The Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP), which represents the Pashtuns living in northern parts of Balochistan, emerged...
  • Chinese premier to meet Nawaz Sharif during Pakistan visit May 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who will travel to Islamabad next week to hold talks with President Asif Ali Zardari and caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, will also meet PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif, who is set to form Pakistan's new government. Li will meet Sharif on May 23. Sharif,...
  • Pak: Imran to cooperate with Sharif to tackle terrorism May 15, 2013

    Lahore: Imran Khan on Wednesday promised to cooperate with Nawaz Sharif to tackle key challenges like terrorism despite "serious political differences" with the PMLN chief who is set to become Pakistan's next Prime Minister. "We have serious political differences but we decided that we will work together to solve the...