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  • PPP demands operation against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan 19-01-2014 05:52 PM

    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 PML-N government should launch a military operation against militants to establish the state's writ as it...
  • Imran Khan challenges appointment of NAB chairman 29-10-2013 09:31 PM

    Cricketer-turned 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 anti-corruption watchdog. Khan, chief of the opposition Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, appealed to the apex court to declare Chaudhry's appointment as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau's...
  • Nawaz Sharif to travel to the US on Sunday 18-10-2013 10:19 PM

    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 Indo-Pak ties are expected to be discussed. This will be Sharif's first bilateral official visit to the US during his current...
  • In Pakistan's first democratic transition, Mamnoon Hussain sworn in as President 09-09-2013 06:14 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan's biggest by-polls begin for 41 seats on Thursday 22-08-2013 06:16 PM

    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...
  • Ready for peace or war, says Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan 15-08-2013 06:20 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PML-N 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...
  • Pak: Musharraf will face trial for high treason, says Sharif 24-06-2013 03:35 PM

    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 13-06-2013 03:06 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cash-strapped 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 2013-14 to Rs 627 billion (about $...
  • Pak: 1 killed in celebratory firing by PML-N activists 06-06-2013 08:40 PM

    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 swearing-in 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 05-06-2013 07:21 PM

    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 05-06-2013 02:15 PM

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after he was deposed in a military coup and forced into exile, PML-N 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 swearing-in 05-06-2013 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Sharat Sabharwal on Wednesday will attend the swearing-in ceremony of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif as the new Prime Minister of that country. Terming the swearing-in 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 04-06-2013 05:19 PM

    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 01-06-2013 03:00 PM

    Islamabad: Fourteen years after his last stint as a parliamentarian, Prime Minister-designate 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 66-year history. Sahrif along with the parliamentarians was administered the oath by outgoing National...
  • Shocked by Rehman's death; no talks, will retaliate: Taliban 31-05-2013 03:53 AM

    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 PML-N government over the killing. "I confirm the martyrdom of Waliur Rehman in a drone strike on...
  • PML-N to try Musharraf for treason: Sharif's aide 28-05-2013 11:05 AM

    Lahore: The incoming PML-N 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 27-05-2013 08:20 AM

    Lahore: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif's dream of being elected as premier unopposed has been shattered with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf announcing that it will field veteran politician Javed Hashmi as a prime ministerial nominee. Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf said it will field Hashmi against 63-year-old Sharif for the formal election of the...
  • Pak: PML-N nominates Shahbaz Sharif as Punjab's CM 26-05-2013 01:45 PM

    Lahore: The PML-N 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 PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif who is set to become Pakistan Prime...
  • New Pak govt may consider importing electricity from India 21-05-2013 03:31 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's new government will seriously consider importing 1,000 MW of electricity from India as part of a short to medium-term 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...
  • I should have quit presidency to lead PPP in polls: Zardari 20-05-2013 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Sharif's party gets majority in Pak Parliament 19-05-2013 07:31 PM

    Lahore: Nawaz Sharif's PML-N 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 19-05-2013 12:38 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan Army chief Kayani meets Nawaz Sharif 18-05-2013 08:09 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Minister-designate 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 PML-N emerged victorious in the May 11 general...
  • Pakistan: PML-N to form coalition govt in Balochistan 18-05-2013 03:45 PM

    Islamabad: The PML-N 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 insurgency-hit province in southwest Pakistan. The Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP), which represents the Pashtuns living in northern parts of Balochistan,...
  • Chinese premier to meet Nawaz Sharif during Pakistan visit 17-05-2013 08:19 PM

    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 PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, who is set to form Pakistan's new government. Li will meet Sharif on May 23....
  • Pak: Imran to cooperate with Sharif to tackle terrorism 15-05-2013 10:10 PM

    Lahore: Imran Khan on Wednesday promised to cooperate with Nawaz Sharif to tackle key challenges like terrorism despite "serious political differences" with the PML-N 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...
  • Obama calls Sharif, congratulates him on poll win 15-05-2013 12:26 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, set to become Pakistan's next Prime Minister, to congratulate him on his election victory and pledge to further strengthen friendly ties with Islamabad. "Today, the President spoke by phone with Nawaz Sharif, president of Pakistan Muslim League's (Nawaz)...
  • Sharif reaches out to Imran, wants to play 'friendly match' 14-05-2013 10:54 PM

    Lahore: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, set to become Pakistan's next Prime Minister, on Tuesday reached out to his rival Imran Khan and suggested that the two of them should play a "friendly match". Sharif visited the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chief at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, where he is recuperating after fracturing his...
  • Pak polls: Sharif's PML-N emerges as single largest party 14-05-2013 08:50 PM

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif's PML-N has emerged as the single largest party in Pakistan's landmark General Elections with 123 of the 272 Parliamentary seats but fell short of a majority and would form a government with support of independents and smaller parties. The PML-N's two closest rivals the Pakistan People's Party...