Nawaz Sharif

Sharif holds ‘one-man rule’ responsible for Pakistan’s dismal situation

Nawaz SharifPeshawar, Oct. 23 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has held "one-man rule" responsible for Pakistan's dismal economic and security situation.

"Disasters overtake the country under one-man rule. We will have to reform ourselves. it is shameful that we are holding a begging bowl despite being an atomic power. The dictator has earned billions by surrendering our sovereignty, and now the nation should question about the spending of those dollars," the Nation quoted Sharif, as saying.

Nawaz accepts Zardari's banquet invitation

Nawaz accepts Zardari's banquet invitationIslamabad, Oct 23 - In an indication that the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could return to the ruling federal coalition, its leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted an invitation to a banquet President Asif Ali Zardari will host on Monday.

Saudi pressure may see Musharraf to go scot-free, Sharif not contest elections till 2010

Saudi pressure may see Musharraf to go scot-free, Sharif not contest elections till 2010Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Oct. 5 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will not contest the upcoming Punjab election, as part of a deal struck between him and Pervez Musharraf under the guarantee of Saudi King Shah Abdullah.

According to the Daily Times, the 2000 deal prevents the PML-N chief from contesting elections or participating in Pakistan's politics till 2010.

Sharif will not demand Musharraf’s trial: Saudi king assures former Pak Prez

Sharif will not demand Musharraf’s trial: Saudi king assures former Pak PrezLahore, Sep 14 : Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has assured former president Pervez Musharraf that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif will not demand a treason trial for him under Article 6 of the constitution.

Musharraf said he would demand that all the judges of the superior judiciary who had approved his steps also be tried for treason if the government charged him with sedition.

Saudi king asks Sharif to avoid controversial issues

Saudi king asks Sharif to avoid controversial issuesLahore, Sep 14 : Saudi King Abdullah Abdul Aziz has advised PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to avoid controversial issues and promote reconciliation for the continuation of the democratic system in Pakistan.

Sharif, who is in Saudi Arabia, met King Abdullah on Sunday and discussed matters of mutual interest including national, regional and international issues.

The meeting, which lasted for more than one hour, was also attended by PML-N leader Ishaq Dar, Sharif’s son Hasan Nawaz and Saudi intelligence chief Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz.

Musharraf to use secret ‘smoking gun’ on Nawaz, Benazir if cornered

Musharraf to use secret ‘smoking gun’ on Nawaz, Benazir if corneredLondon, Sep. 11 : Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf possess some secret records regarding Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and may make them public if the PML-N and PPP push further for his high treason trial.

Sources close to the former general, who may ‘formally’ join politics in December, say that he may take the veil off the records if both the parties continues to target him.

Osama sponsored Sharif’s election campaign in 1988, claims ex-ISI official

Osama sponsored Sharif’s election campaign in 1988, claims ex-ISI officialLahore, Sep. 10 : A former Pakistani spymaster has revealed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif maintained a close relationship with Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and claimed that the chieftain had sponsored the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief's election campaign in 1988.

Osama sponsored Sharif’s election campaign in 1988, claims ex-ISI official

Nawaz Sharif, Osama bin LadenLahore, Sep. 10 : A former Pakistani spymaster has revealed that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif maintained a close relationship with Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and claimed that the chieftain had sponsored the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief’s election campaign in 1988.

Former Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) officer Khalid Khawaja said bin Laden not only funded Sharif’s campaign, but also paid him huge money to ensure protection of Al Qaeda operatives inside Pakistan and to ‘Islamise’ the state and society.

Sharif says Pak needs a ‘revolution’ to address challenges facing country

Sharif says Pak needs a ‘revolution’ to address challenges facing countryIslamabad, Sep. 8 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has said the country needs a revolution and mass agitation to address the challenges it is facing currently.

Addressing the members of the PML-N’s Central Executive Committee and other party workers, Sharif said the PML-N has no intention to destabilize the present democratic set-up in the country.

Sharif likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week

Nawaz-SharifIslamabad, Sep. 6 : Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week to meet King Shah Abdullah, sources said.

According to sources, Sharif is likely to reach Riyadh on September 11 to hold talks with King Abdullah and Saudi Intelligence chief Shahzada Muqran.

Musharraf must be prosecuted to end Army’s interference in country’s politics: Sharif

Musharraf must be prosecuted to end Army’s interference in country’s politics: SharifLahore, Sep. 5 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that prosecuting former President General Pervez Musharraf under high treason charges for taking ‘extrajudicial’ actions on November 3, 2007 would help resolve all crises facing the country currently.

Interacting with party workers at his Raiwind residence, Sharif said trying Musharraf would ensure that the door to military interference in the country’s politics would be closed for good.

Sharif has inked secret ‘indemnity’ deal with Musharraf: JI chief

Sharif has inked secret ‘indemnity’ deal with Musharraf: JI chiefLahore, Sep. 4 : Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hassan has said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has signed a secret deal with former President General Pervez Musharraf that awarded clemency to him from being tried under high treason charges.

Interacting with media persons after an Iftar party here, Hassan said the PML-N was also a part of the government like the MQM, ANP and JUI.

PML-N will not indulge in ‘undemocratic’ method to overthrow govt. : Sharif

PML-N will not indulge in ‘undemocratic’ method to overthrow govt. : SharifLahore, Sep. 3 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said his party would not get involved in any ‘undemocratic’ process to bring down the ruling PPP government.

Interacting with media persons here, Sharif said a change of regime would not resolve the crisis being faced by the country at present.

“We will not take part in any undemocratic process to overthrow the present government,” The News quoted Sharif, as saying.

PML-N media committee to counter Sharif ‘smear campaign’ in ‘tit-for-tat manner’

PML-N media committee to counter Sharif ‘smear campaign’ in ‘tit-for-tat manner’Lahore, Sep. 2 : A four-member media team has been constituted by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to counter the ‘smear campaign’ against the party leadership initiated by some anti-PML-N groups.

Addressing a party meeting at his Raiwind residence, Sharif asked the members of the committee to counter the allegations being levelled against the party leadership in a ‘tit-for-tat manner’.

Musharraf relaxed after resurfacing of scandal involving Nawaz

London, Sep 1 : The resurfacing of the 20-year-old scandal of Nawaz Sharif accepting millions from the ISI for political shenanigans has thrown a fresh lifeline to besieged former President Pervez Musharraf, who feels that now the PML-N chief could end up in a dock for committing a crime against democracy.

A top aide of Musharraf disclosed that he strongly believes that those who were clamouring for his trial under Article 6 must also demand a similar course for three retired Army generals — General Aslam Baig, General Hameed Gul and General Asad Durrani, who distributed millions of rupees among politicians like Nawaz Sharif, “as it equally amounted to high treason.”

Is a former ISI official behind maligning Sharif’s image to protect Musharraf?

Is a former ISI official behind maligning Sharif’s image to protect Musharraf?Islamabad, Aug. 26 : While former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has come under fire from certain quarters for protecting former President General Pervez Musharraf from being tried under Article six of the Constitution, a report in a leading Pakistan daily suggests that Sharif is being targeted.

Nawaz Sharif’s mantra to make traffic jams history!

Nawaz Sharif’s mantra to make traffic jams history!Islamabad, Aug. 22 : Things can be sorted out with amazing ease in Pakistan by just making a call to the higher authorities, but yes, for raising a storm in the country’s officialdom one needs to possess power. The more the power one has, the sooner his voice is heard in the country.

This was proved recently when former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family were stuck in a traffic jam on bridge connecting Murree and Patriata in the Punjab province.

No personal grudge against Musharraf but trial a ‘must’: Sharif

No personal grudge against Musharraf but trial a ‘must’: SharifIslamabad, Aug. 22 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), had no personal grudge against former President General Pervez Musharraf, but that it was a unanimous call of the country to try the former general under Article 6 for disregarding the Constitution.

Interacting with media persons at Punjab House here, Sharif said Musharraf’s trial is ‘must’ to ensure supremacy of law.

Indo-Pak talks must resume to strengthen ties : Sharif

Indo-Pak talks must resume to strengthen ties : SharifIslamabad, Aug. 20 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the leaderships of both India and Pakistan to resume bilateral dialogue and enhance people to people contact to strengthen bilateral ties between both countries.

During his meeting with Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal, Sharif said both countries should adopt a positive attitude towards each other instead of just leveling allegations.

Sharif said issues like Kashmir, which has been lingering for years, should be resolved amicably to ensure peace and prosperity of the region.

Sharif says demanding a consensus on Musharraf case equal to defending him

Sharif says demanding a consensus on Musharraf case equal to defending himLahore, Aug. 10 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has criticized the PPP-led federal government for insisting on a consensus prior to registering a high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf.

He said that this demand amounted to defending the former dictator’s actions. He also said that no parliamentary resolution was required to pursue a person for an act of treason against the state.

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