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24-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif gets 7-year jail term for corruption

An accountability court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in a fresh corruption conviction.The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader was arrested from the courtroom for having investments beyond his declared...

26-Jul-2018 Lahore (Pakistan)

Mandate has been snatched from us: Nawaz Sharif from jail

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the mandate has been snatched from the people of the country.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo made the remarks during a meeting with party leaders at Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.Nawaz Sharif...

14-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif lodged in Adiala Jail, daughter shifted to guest house

Pakistan's former Prime Minister who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail.The Accountability Court, according to Geo News, has issued...

03-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan must end reliance on US aid : Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to devise a strategy to make the country self-sufficient and independent of the need for US aid."There is no need for the US to refer to the Coalition Support...

19-Nov-2017 Islamabad

Court decision can't weaken my relationship with people : Nawaz Sharif

Kicking off his ruling partys mass contact campaign, disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that no decision of the court can weaken his relationship with the masses."The (large) number of people gathered here, and their support proves...

15-Jun-2017 Islamabad

I've accounted for every penny : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared for the first time before a judicial panel probing the familys offshore properties in line with the apex courts verdict in the Panamagate case."Today, I have just presented my stance before the Joint Investigation...

13-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif meets Saudi King amid Gulf crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah in a bid to resolve a deepening diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Gulf states.Sharif arrived in Jeddah on Monday accompanied by a large delegation that included Finance...

08-Jun-2017 Astana (Kazakhstan)

Narendra Modi meets Nawaz Sharif in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday ahead of Friday's Shanghai Cooperation Organisatipn (SCO) Summit.According to a source here, Modi enquired about Sharif's health after an open heart surgery in London...

22-May-2017 Riyadh

Pakistan committed to Muslim world's unity : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that his country is deeply committed to the unity of the Muslim world and the promotion of interfaith harmony and dialogue.Sharif's statement on Sunday came during his interaction with Saudi Arabian King Salman Bin...

14-May-2017 Beijing

Nawaz Sharif says don't politicise CPEC

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was "open" to all the countries in the region and the "issue must not be politicised".Sharif made the comments as India skipped China's Belt and Road Summit in opposition...

11-Apr-2017 Islamabad

We want peace but we aren't weak : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan is a peace loving country but this should not be seen as a sign of weakness, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday."Cooperation rather than conflict and shared prosperity instead of suspicion are the hallmark of our policy," Geo TV quoted Sharif...

22-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Musharraf wanted 'underhand' deal in 2007 : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf offered him an "underhand" deal to form a joint government but he turned it down.Addressing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary committee on Tuesday,...

20-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with immediate effect.The Prime Minister said that the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the countries enjoy "religious, cultural and historical ties", reported...

14-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Forced conversion a crime in Islam : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said forced conversions are considered a criminal practice in Islam and no one can force others to adopt a certain religion.Greeting the Hindu community on the occasion of Holi, Sharif said his foremost duty as...

14-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Blasphemy is unpardonable sin : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that blasphemy is an unpardonable offence and directed the state machinery to find those responsible for putting blasphemous content on social media and bring them to justice without any delay.According to a statement...

03-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Anti-terror operation to continue in Pakistan : Nawaz Sharif

During a high-level meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday, senior civil and military officials of Pakistan unanimously resolved that "Operation Raddul Fasaad" would continue till the "set targets" are achieved.Raddul Fasaad, which aims to...

01-Mar-2017 Islamabad

ECO sets example of regional cooperation : Nawaz Sharif

The Economic Cooperation Organisation summit here on Wednesday is aimed at enhancing regional integration, connectivity and economic prosperity, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said.At the opening of the 13th ECO summit here, Nawaz Sharif laid emphasis...

24-Feb-2017 Ankara

India, Pakistan should maintain friendly ties : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should maintain friendly and good relations, media reported on Friday."We Pakistan and India should maintain good relations and avoid involving in conspiracies against each other," Dawn news...

14-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Will weed out terrorism with greater determination : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the war against terror will be taken to its logical conclusion with greater determination.The Prime Minister was speaking at a high-level meeting here, held for reviewing law and order situation in the country after...

31-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif calls for solution to Palestinian issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the international community on Tuesday to play its role in a just resolution of the Palestinian issue.Speaking at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after their talks in Islamabad, Sharif...

26-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif, WB CEO discuss Indus Waters, India's power plants

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty and the dispute between Pakistan and India over the construction of two hydropower projects...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Nawaz Sharif meets UN chief, stresses resolution of Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here and apprised him about the long-standing Kashmir issue with India."Kashmir is an internationally recognised issue and...

11-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif visits Katas Raj, says Pakistan will be minority-friendly

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated a water filtration plant at Katas Raj temple complex in Punjab and said Pakistan will soon be known as a "minority friendly country".The Katas Raj houses ancient temples, remains of a Buddhist stupa, a few...

05-Jan-2017 Islamabad

World must pressure India on Kashmr : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the world needs to tell India "enough is enough" vis-a-vis its policy towards Jammu and Kashmir.Sharif was addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir here."Seventy years of brutal repression and...

28-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Pakistan's fourth n-power plant

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated Pakistan's fourth nuclear plant, Chashma III, a joint collaboration with China that adds 340 megawatts to the national grid as part of the government´s efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit.The...

21-Dec-2016 Sarajevo

No presence of IS in Pakistan : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said there was no presence of Islamic State militants in Pakistan and the country has destroyed safe havens and sanctuaries of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.Speaking to a delegation of Bosnian parliamentarians here, Sharif...

05-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif approves financing for Diamer Basha dam

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday approved, in principle, the financing plan for Diamer Basha dam, a gravity dam on the Indus river, in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district.Sharif directed the water and power, planning and finance secretaries to expedite...

24-Nov-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan PM, military chiefs vow to teach India a 'lesson'

Pakistan on Thursday stepped up its anti-India rant with the military chiefs, including outgoing Army chief General Raheel Sharif, threatening that the armed forces were capable of teaching India "a lesson" if the border tension escalates.Just days ahead of his...

22-Nov-2016 Karachi

Nawaz Sharif inaugurates mega international defence expo

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, addressing the inauguration of an International Defence Exhibition and Seminar here on Tuesday, reiterated Pakistan's commitment to discourage an arms race in the region."We pursue the motive of 'Arms for peace', which is the tagline...

16-Nov-2016 Islamabad

Enemies of Pakistan will get befitting response : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, witnessing military exercises showcasing combat-readiness of the armed forces near the Indian border, in an apparent warning to India on Wednesday said any effort to harm Pakistan's national security interests will be met with...

16-Nov-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan PM, Army Chief inspect military exercises near India border

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday witnessed ongoing military exercises near the border with India.The exercise, in Khairpur Tamiwali in Bhawalpur, Punjab province, is aimed at checking the operational preparedness...

13-Nov-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif launches CPEC trade cargo shipment in Balochistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a ceremony on Sunday launched trade cargo shipment from Balochistan's Gwadar port, a key project under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).Sharif marked the departure of the first major trade cargo from Gwadar port...

26-Oct-2016 Islamabad

CPEC spillover to benefit entire region : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the benefits of the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would spill over to the entire region.Addressing the 15th meeting of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) here, Sharif...

24-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Kashmir core issue between Pakistan, India: Sharif tells UK

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Kashmir is the core issue between India and Pakistan and its resolution will ensure peace in the region.Sharif told the UK's National Security Adviser, Sir Mark Lyall Grant, that Pakistan is a peace-loving country...

18-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N President

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Tuesday re-elected the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) unopposed as the nomination papers of his only rival were rejected.During scrutiny, the nomination papers of another candidate Sardar Prince Baloch...

15-Oct-2016 Baku

'Pakistan ready for talks if India serious about Kashmir'

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Islamabad is ready to hold a dialogue if India is serious about resolving the Kashmir issue.Pakistan had offered to hold talks on outstanding issues several times but India did not reciprocate, Dawn online...

10-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Burhan Wani was pride of Kashmir : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday praised slain Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani, saying he was a "freedom fighter and pride of Kashmiri people".Sharif said Pakistan was committed to the Kashmiri cause, Radio Pakistan reported. "No power in the world...

05-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan committed to support Kashmiris : Sharif tells Parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday told a joint session of Parliament that Pakistan has a firm commitment to continue its support to "Kashmiris for their legitimate" struggle.Sharif said the UN resolutions on Kashmir are still on the agenda of...

04-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan NSA briefs Sharif, officials in crucial meeting

Pakistan's National Security Advisor Naseeer Khan Janjua on Tuesday briefed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other officials on the status of implementation of the National Action Plan for combating terrorism and the situation along the border with India.The provincial...

03-Oct-2016 Islamabad

Pakistani politicians rally behind Sharif on Kashmir, LoC tensions

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that the Kashmiri freedom movement would not be suppressed by Indian "brutalities" anymore, even as the political leadership of the country put forward a united front on the issue.Sharif said "their (Kashmir)...

30-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan wants peace : Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad wants peace in the region but "we will not allow anyone to cast an evil eye on Pakistan", Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday.Radio Pakistan quoted Sharif as making these comments at a cabinet meeting held to discuss the latest situation on the...

29-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif calls federal cabinet meeting on Friday

Amid "surgical strikes" which India claimed it carried out on terrorist launch pads across the LoC, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the federal cabinet meeting on Friday to discuss the growing tensions between India and Pakistan.Officials from...

29-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Don't take our peaceful intent for weakness : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday warned India not to take Pakistan's peaceful intent "as our weakness".Minutes after India announced on Thursday that it carried out surgical strikes across the LoC on Wednesday night, Sharif denounced what he called...

28-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan capable of meeting any threat : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the country is fully capable of meeting any internal or external security threat.Sharif's assertion came at a high-level meeting here attended, among others, by Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif,...

24-Sep-2016 London/Islamabad

Amid boycott threats, Nawaz 'hopes' all Saarc members will attend summit

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said he "hopes" all Saarc members would attend the upcoming summit in November, days after Afghanistan categorically voiced its interest in boycotting the meet.Arriving in London after attending the UN General Assembly...

24-Sep-2016 London

Uri attack a reaction to Indian atrocities in Kashmir : Nawaz Sharif

The terror attack on an Indian army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir could be a backlash to the "atrocities" in Indian-administered Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said."The Uri attack can be the reaction of the atrocities in Kashmir, as...

22-Sep-2016 New York

Nawaz Sharif presents dossier on rights violations in Kashmir

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has presented a dossier containing details of violations in Kashmir to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.The Prime Minister on Wednesday night apprised Ban of the plight of the Kashmiri people who he said were victims of Indian...

21-Sep-2016 New York

China backs Pakistan's position on Kashmir: Li tells Sharif

China on Wednesday hoped that there will be a better understanding of Pakistans position on Kashmir by the international community and that Beijing attaches great importance to Islamabad's position on Kashmir.This was conveyed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang...

21-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif consults Pakistan Army Chief over Kashmir

Ahead of his address at the UN General Assembly, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a telephone talk with Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on the tensions with India over Jammu and Kashmir."The Prime Minister and General Raheel Sharif had a telephonic...

21-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif wants dialogue with India over Kashmir?

Is Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif likely to unveil at the UN steps to de-escalate the tension with India and launch a dialogue on Kashmir, a media report suggested on Wednesday.Nawaz Sharif spoke to army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif on telephone on Tuesday...

20-Sep-2016 New York

Nawaz Sharif urges US, UK help to resolve issues with India

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has held separate meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry and his British counterpart Theresa May during which he urged the two countries to help resolve issues between Islamabad and New Delhi.Sharif held the meetings...

17-Sep-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif leaves for US with Kashmir top on UNGA agenda

With Kashmir on top of the agenda, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for the US on Saturday to attend the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Meanwhile, Islamabad has strongly rebutted India's stance on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN...

29-Aug-2016 Islamabad

CPEC economic corridor game changer for Pakistan, region: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only a "game-changer" for Pakistan but would help bring prosperity to the entire region.Addressing the inaugural session of the CPEC Summit at the Pakistan-China...

27-Aug-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif appoints special envoys to highlight Kashmir issue

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday nominated 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight "the Indian brutalities and human rights abuses" in Jammu and Kashmir in key parts of the world."I have decided to send these parliamentarians for fighting...

26-Aug-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif bows to army, makes Zamir Defence Secretary

In a move to placate the military, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed retired Lt Gen Zamirul Hassan Shah as the new Defence Secretary.Gen Shah assumed office on Thursday, marking an end to what had virtually become a stand-off between the...

20-Aug-2016 Islamabad

No compromise on Karachi peace efforts : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that the Karachi operation, which will complete its three years next month, was not going to end any time soon and there would be no compromise on efforts aimed at restoring peace to the city. He promised that there...

18-Aug-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif calls for timely progress on CPEC projects

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the cabinet on Thursday that the projects in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were the top priority of the government and concerted efforts should be made to ensure timely progress.The cabinet was given a detailed...

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