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Abolish visa regime even if India hesitates: Nawaz Sharif


May 7th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan's main opposition leader Nawaz Sharif has called for unilaterally abolishing the visa regime with India even if New Delhi "hesitates to reciprocate" the ... Read more...

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Nawaz sees conspiracies in Pakistan apex court’s defiance


March 25th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif believes conspiracies are being hatched for defying the Supreme Court's orders and says his party will bring the "schemers" ... Read more...

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Pakistan daily wants ISI reined in


March 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 20 (IANS) Pakistan needs to ensure that the dreaded Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is "reined in", said a daily Tuesday.An editorial in the Daily Times said the intelligence ... Read more...

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Days of landlords are numbered in Pakistan: Imran Khan


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Saturday vowed to bring the people out of the grip of the landlords and described the Pakistan Peoples Party ... Read more...

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Constitution’s abrogation won’t be permitted: Nawaz


December 25th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) No one will be allowed to dissolve Pakistan's parliament and abrogate the constitution, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said, urging the government to focus ... Read more...

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It’s monarchy in Pakistan, not democracy, says Imran


December 17th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Leadership of Pakistan's political parties is being passed on like batons from father to son like in a monarchy, cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan said Saturday.Imran, ... Read more...

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Imran Khan started tsunami in Pakistan politics, says deputy


November 16th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) After holding a mammoth rally in Lahore that stunned foes and admirers alike, former cricket icon Imran Khan is looking to make "a 180 ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif returns home after Turkey, London visit


November 7th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home Sunday after undertaking a visit to Turkey, apart from a sojourn in London said to be for ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif flayed for India-friendly speech


August 15th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 15 (IANS) A speech by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif advocating normal relations with India "shows a shocking disregard of the rationale for the very creation of ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N president


July 27th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was Wednesday elected unopposed as the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), a media report said.No ballot papers ... Read more...

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Heavy military presence for Pakistani Kashmir polls (Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) The disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani control will elect its new government Sunday when polling for the 41-member legislative assembly begins under ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif a liar, says Musharraf


June 25th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has termed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif a "compulsive liar", a media report said.In an interview with ARY channel, Musharraf said ... Read more...

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Pakistan under attack from terrorists, US: Nawaz Sharif


May 25th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan was being attacked both by terrorists and the US, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif."Both terrorists and America are attacking Pakistan because of the ... Read more...

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Disclose Pakistan army budget to parliament: Sharif


May 14th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Saturday demanded that the budget of the country's army and intelligence agencies should ... Read more...

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Musharraf offers olive branch to archrival Nawaz Sharif


April 17th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Dubai, April 17(ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that he wants to make amends with Pakistan Muslim League -N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, but pointed out that reconciliation was ... Read more...

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Sharif underwent series of heart procedures in London hospital


March 20th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is said to have undergone a series of procedures on his heart in a London hospital, sources in his Pakistan Muslim ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks unity of allies before US visit


January 13th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Seeking solidarity among ruling alliance partners on foreign policies, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks with several leaders, including opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, before leaving ... Read more...

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Musharraf calls Nawaz Sharif “closet Taliban”


January 7th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has called former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a "closet Taliban"."I call Nawaz Sharif a closet Taliban. He's a man who is -- ... Read more...

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Breakthrough eludes Gilani in Pakistan’s political crisis (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Monday failed to end the crisis facing the government, which has been ... Read more...

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Sharif wins back ‘trust’ of Saudi King


December 14th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 14 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has won back the confidence of Saudi King Shah Abdullah as one of his most trustworthy allies in Pakistan.King Abdullah now ... Read more...

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Pak won’t need foreign aid if corruption is eradicated from govt: Nawaz Sharif


December 9th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Faisalabad, Dec 9 (ANI): Pakistan will not require any foreign aid if corruption is eradicated from the government departments, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said.Addressing a public gathering at Karman ... Read more...

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Wikileaks: ISI untrustworthy, Saudi officials told Holbrooke


December 7th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabian intelligence officials considered Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) "untrustworthy" and "thought 10 times before sharing any sensitive information with them", a Pakistani daily reported Tuesday, quoting ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif “author of Islamic radicalism” in Afghanistan: Spanta


December 4th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): Former Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta is reported to have described former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as "the author of Islamic radicalism".A diplomatic cable released by ... Read more...

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‘10-yr-ban on politics’ claim “highly ridiculous” for politically active Nawaz: PML-N


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): Denying the statement in a cable released by WikiLeaks that former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was under a ten-year ban on taking part in politics, the ... Read more...

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Nawaz ‘disappointed’ Saudis by violating promise of abstaining from politics: WikiLeaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): During his exile, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised the Saudis not to engage in any political activity, but he violated his commitment much to ... Read more...

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Cablegate highlights America’s deep role in Pak’s power politics


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2(ANI): The latest leak of classified U.S. diplomatic cables out of Pakistan have highlighted America's deep role in the country's power politics.A March 2009 cable reveals that Pakistan Army ... Read more...

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‘PML-N a “pro-American” party’, Nawaz, Nisar told US envoy: WikiLeaks


December 1st, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told the then US envoy to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson, that his party- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was pro-American, according to whistle-blower ... Read more...

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PML-N lashes out at Zardari-led govt over ever-increasing corruption, inflation


November 19th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 19 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal has criticised the PPP-led government, and said that the Zardari government has broken all records of corruption and inflation in ... Read more...

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Corruption, lack of governance threaten Pakistan government


September 18th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Amidst reports of corruption and lack of governance in Pakistan, calls for a change in the government are being raised much more vociferously from all ... Read more...

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I’ve good chance of winning polls: Musharraf


September 11th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Former president Pervez Musharraf says he is forming a new political party and plans to return to Pakistan as he has "a good chance" of winning the ... Read more...

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Pakistan government on collision course with apex court again


September 6th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) The Pakistan government is apparently heading for a showdown with the country's Supreme Court again, this time on the issue of extension in service ... Read more...

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Pakistan arrests PML-N leader


September 1st, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) In a major development Wednesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Pakistan's Punjab province arrested Sohail Zia Butt, father of PML-N legislator Omer Sohail and ... Read more...

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Zardari’s UK trip more damaging than Cameron’s anti-Pak tirade : Sharif


August 5th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.5 (ANI): Blasting President Asif Ali Zardari for continuing with his plans to visit London and hold talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Regional peace linked to good ties with India: Nawaz


May 31st, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 31 (IANS) Peace and stability in the region is linked to good ties with India and the resumption of the sub-continental composite dialogue was the need of the ... Read more...

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League faction blamed for volatility in Pakistan’s Hazara (Lead)


April 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) With seven people losing their lives in violent protests in the Hazara area over renaming the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, two political parties Monday ... Read more...

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