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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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Zardari, Nawaz disappointed their voters: Imran Khan


March 25th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 25 (IANS) Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has said the country honoured President Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif but they disappointed their voters in ... 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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Defiance of court verdicts anti-democratic: Nawaz


February 12th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's court appearance to face contempt charges, one of his predecessors has said that defiance of court verdicts ... 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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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 seeks ban on parties harbouring militants


October 8th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has sought a ban on all political organisations in Pakistan that have militant wings.Sharif said it is parliament's duty to ... Read more...

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Pakistan government indifferent to people, says Nawaz


September 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused the Pakistan government of not being interested in ordinary people's problems at a time when the country is ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif begins fresh term as party chief


July 28th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has begun a new term as president of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).Nawaz Sharif was declared elected unopposed as ... 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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Real threat to Pakistan not from India: daily


May 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) The real threat to Pakistan is internal and "not from India", a Pakistani daily said Sunday.An editorial in the Daily Times also wondered what role, ... 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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Nawaz Sharif calls for independent probe of Osama killing


May 12th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded an independent investigation into Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's killing by US forces, as ... Read more...

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Nawaz advised two-week rest following heart surgery in London hospital


March 22nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 22(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was shifted to his residence after undergoing heart surgery in a private London hospital, has been ... 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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Nawaz Sharif hospitalised in London following chest pain


March 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been admitted to a London hospital after complaining of chest pain.The 64-year-old PML-N chief felt pain ... Read more...

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Pakistan relentless on US official’s arrest, trial


January 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Office and the Punjab provincial government have refused to budge from their position, despite US pressure, on the issue of the arrest of a US ... Read more...

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Taseer’s killer must be punished: Musharraf


January 16th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Condemning the killing of Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the killer must be punished."The assassination of Taseer was wrong and ... Read more...

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Political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests in region: US media


December 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): The current political turmoil in Pakistan may hurt American interests if the PPP-led coalition government crumbles and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comes back to power, the ... Read more...

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Official welcome denied to “alien” Nawaz during his Muzaffarabad visit


December 27th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 27 (ANI): This is the second time that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been alienated in POK, with reports claiming that not a single ruling coalition political leader ... 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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Nawaz-Musharraf ‘ten-year exile agreement’ expires


December 11th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The ten-year exile accord signed between former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has expired, a private TV channel has reported.Although Nawaz never ... 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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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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Zardari ‘dirty but not dangerous’, Sharif ‘dangerous but not dirty’: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince


November 30th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 30 (ANI): According to the latest revelations made by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as "dirty but not dangerous" ... Read more...

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Pak must repeal ‘abominable’ Blasphemy Law to stop abuse in name of religion: HRW


November 24th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 24 (ANI): The Pakistan government should immediately introduce a legislation to repeal the country's Blasphemy Law, an independent organization dedicated to defending human rights has said."The government should also ... Read more...

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Police officer told to leave venue before attack on Bhutto: Report


October 23rd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Nearly three years after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, a senior police officer, who was incharge of the security of the former premier, has said ... Read more...

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