Nawaz Sharif

Fazlur Rehman, Amin Fahim may emerge key players in Prez poll after Nawaz’s ouster

Nawaz SharifIslamabad, Aug 26 : After Nawaz Sharif pulled out of the PPP-led coalition yesterday, PPP senior leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim and JUI’s Maulana Fazlur Rehman seem to emerge as the key players in the run up to the presidential election in Pakistan in which PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari stands a tough contender.

According to The News, Zardari’s success in the presidential election will be “seriously jeopardized” if Fazlur Rehman sticks to his publicly announced word that he “cannot work with a man who does not honour his spoken or even written accords”.

PML-N pulls out of Pakistan''s ruling coalition

PML-N pulls out of Pakistan''s ruling coalitionIslamabad, August 25 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Nawaz Sharif told media today that he is parting ways with the ruling coalition led by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

He also announced Justice (Retired) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui as the presidential candidate of PML-N.

Sharif made an official announcement during a press conference. He was accompanied by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Justice (Retd.) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and other PML-N leaders.

Nawaz, Zardari must crackdown on terrorists whom Musharraf dealt with “lightly”

Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz ShraifWashington, Aug 25: During his nine-year long rule, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf dealt lightly with terrorists, leaving them able to make trouble both for Afghanistan, on one side of his nation, and India on the other, said an editorial in the Houston Chronicle.

It said that now it was up to Nawaz Shraif and Asif Ali Zardari to adopt a crack-down policy against Al Qaeda militants.

Zardari tells Nawaz agreements not holy like Quran or Hadith, can be changed

Zardari tells Nawaz agreements not holy like Quran or Hadith, can be changedLahore Aug 24 : Responding to PML-N leader and former premier Nawaz Sharif’s repeated insistence that the PPP should fulfill its promise of restoring sacked judges, PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari said that agreements with PML-N “are not holy like the holy Quran and the Hadith” and can be modified if circumstances change.

He said this in an interview with BBC Urdu on Saturday, reported the Daily Times.

Sharif conditionally backs Zardari for Pakistani president

Sharif conditionally backs Zardari for Pakistani president Islamabad - Former premier Nawaz Sharif offered his backing Saturday to Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto, in Pakistan's presidential race, provided that he abolishes the president's power to dissolve parliament.

On Friday, Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) unanimously put forward Zardari, who has headed the PPP since her assassination in December last year, for the post. The election has been set for September 6.

Sharif sets Monday deadline for restoration of judges