Nawaz Sharif

Sharif wants Pak Army pledge to never again violate constitution, impose martial law

Sharif wants Pak Army pledge to never again violate constitution, impose martial lawLondon, Aug. 5 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has urged the Pakistan Army to pledge never to violate the constitution by declaring martial law and seizing power.

"And the time has now come for the army to give a pledge to the nation that it would never ever violate the constitution or declare martial law," The Dawn quoted him, as saying.

‘Edgy’ Sharif ‘pre-planned’ diverting Musharraf’s aircraft : Pak Editor

‘Edgy’ Sharif ‘pre-planned’ diverting Musharraf’s aircraft : Pak EditorLahore, July 18 : With the Supreme Court acquitting former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the plane hijacking case, a well-known editor of a Pakistani English daily has claimed that the plan to divert the aircraft carrying the then Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf was a pre-planned move on Sharif’s part.

During a special programme on a private television channel, Daily Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi said after the Kargil conflict in 1999 there existed a hidden enmity between Sharif and Pervez.

Zardari, Nawaz agree on repeal of undemocratic clauses from Constitution

Zardari, Nawaz agree on repeal of undemocratic clauses from ConstitutionLahore, July 17 : President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League (N) chief Nawaz Sharif here on Friday held a meeting, which lasted for four hours.

An eleven-point joint communiqué containing was released after the meeting, which said both the parties, agreed on continuing negotiations, repealing undemocratic clauses from the Constitution and carrying on the democratic process.

Pakistani court absolves Sharif of hijacking Musharraf's plane

Pakistani court absolves Sharif of hijacking Musharraf's plane Islamabad  - Pakistan's top court on Friday overturned the conviction of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for hijacking the plane carrying then army chief General Pervez Musharraf in October 1999, which led to Sharif's overthrow by the army.

A five-member panel of the Supreme Court acquitted Sharif of all charges on the grounds of insufficient incriminating evidence.

Sharif pushes for Musharraf’s trial for years of ‘misdeeds’

London, July 4 : The bitter feud between former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former President General Pervez Musharraf continues abated, with Sharif now calling for a trial of the former military General.

Talking to media persons here, Sharif regretted that Musharraf has not been tried even after years of misdeeds.

Referring to the United Nations (UN) inquiry into Benazir Bhutto’s assassination case, Sharif said the UN team should also interrogate Musharraf, because he is the prime suspect in the case.

Sharif, who is living close to Musharraf’s mansion here, said the former Army General must be asked to come to Pakistan to cooperate with the UN inquiry team.

Sharif’s petition in choppy waters in “illegal” chopper case

Sharif’s petition in choppy waters in “illegal” chopper caseRawalpindi, June 25 : Problems for the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are far from over, as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has now requested the Lahore High Court (LHC) to dismiss Sharif's petition against punishment in the helicopter case.

The NAB has sighted that Sharif had filed the petition much after the date set by the court.

Sharif rightly convicted in plane hijacking case: Sindh Prosecutor General

 Sharif rightly convicted in plane hijacking case: Sindh Prosecutor GeneralIslamabad, June 18 : Sindh Prosecutor General, Shahadat Awan, has told the Pakistan Supreme Court that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rightly been convicted in the plane hijacking case.

During the hearing of Sharif's appeal against his conviction in the October 1999 plane hijacking case, Awan told the apex court that the Sindh High Court was right while convicting the appellant, as there were ample evidence against him.

Special force needed to curb terror menace in Pak : Sharif

Special force needed to curb terror menace in Pak : SharifLahore, June 15 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stressed on the need for a special security squad to curb terrorism in the country, saying police forces lack the training and skills to counter extremism.

Talking to reporters after offering his condolences at the grave of Dr Sarfraz Naeemi at Jamia Naeemia here, Sharif said there is an immediate need to overhaul the security system.

Nawaz cannot contest election until verdict in hijacking case: Sindh AG

Nawaz cannot contest election until verdict in hijacking case: Sindh AGIslamabad, June 10 : Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif cannot contest polls until an appeal against his conviction in the plane hijacking conspiracy cases is under adjudication in the Supreme Court (SC), Sindh Advocate General Muhammad Yousaf Leghari has said.

Talking to reporters on the SC premises, Leghari said: "Not in my official capacity, but in my personal opinion, Nawaz cannot contest polls as long as his appeal ... is under adjudication before the SC."

Sharif still a convict in plane hijacking case

Sharif still a convict in plane hijacking caseLahore, June 9 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has not been pardoned in connection with the October 1999 plane hijacking case, The Daily Times reports.

Quoting a presidential document, which would be tabled before the Supreme Court soon, the newspaper said that while a court verdict has exempted Sharif from serving a sentence in the case, his convict status has not changed.

Nawaz says he has no personal animosity with Zardari

Nawaz says he has no personal animosity with ZardariIslamabad, June 6 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said he has no personal animosity with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, and is only working for the restoration of democracy.

Sharif said Pakistan has no real democracy, and is still running under a system that is an extension of the Musharraf regime.

Real democracy could be restored by abolishing of the 17th Amendment and implementation of the Charter of Democracy, the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Kashmir issue resolution key for Indo-Pak peace : Sharif

Kashmir issue resolution key for Indo-Pak peace : SharifIslamabad, Jun. 6 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the resolution of the Kashmir issue is the key to peace in the region and for India and Pakistan to have cordial ties.

Addressing delegates of the Kashmir American Council, Sharif said Pakistan is committed to resolving the issue.

"Pakistan would continue diplomatic, political and moral support to Kashmiri people fighting for freedom," The Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.

Zardari- Sharif talks on cards to pull crisis-hit Pak out of quagmire

Zardari- Sharif talks on cards to pull crisis-hit Pak out of quagmireIslamabad, Jun. 1 : The bitter relationship between Pakistan President Asif Ali and the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif seems to be improving, as both the leaders are expected to meet to discuss the grave issues facing the country currently.

Sharif not eyeing PM’s post

Sharif not eyeing PM’s postKarachi, May 30 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior Vice President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has said that party Chief Nawaz Sharif is not eyeing a return to the Prime Minister's office.

Talking to media persons at the Jinnah International Airport here, Hashmi said his party does not want to destabilize the present government.

Hashmi, however, blamed the PPP led government of still aping the policies of former President General Pervez Musharraf, and said that if it continues to do so, then it would become difficult for the PML-N to cooperate with the government.

Pak Supreme Court declares Sharif brothers eligible to contest elections

Pak Supreme Court declares Sharif brothers eligible to contest electionsIslamabad, May 26: Revoking the Lahore High Court’s verdict to disqualify former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif from contesting elections, the Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday declared the Sharif brothers eligible for fighting elections.

Pakistani court lifts ban on former prime minister Sharif

 Pakistani court lifts ban on former prime minister Sharif Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday lifted a ban on opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from contesting elections.

Justice Tasadaq Hussain, the head of five-member bench of the apex court, while reading out a short order said that the previous rulings disqualifying Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif from elections are "set aside."

Sharif says Taliban militants do not deserve sympathy

Nawaz SharifMardan (Pakistan), May 12 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has said the Taliban insurgent, who are responsible for the displacement of thousands from the war-torn Swat region, do not deserve any sympathy.

Urging everyone to come forward and support internally displaced persons (IDPs), Sharif stated that a handful elements could not destabilize Swat.

During his visit to the IDPs camps in Mardan, including Sheikh Yasin Town, Sheikh Shehzad Town and others, Sharif warned that the situation could become worse soon.

‘I don’t need US support to come to power,’ says Sharif

‘I don’t need US support to come to power,’ says SharifIslamabad, May 9 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said he does not need the support of the United States to claim power in Pakistan.

"I have no intention to come into power with the support of the US or the Army," The Nation quoted Sharif, as saying.

In an interview to a private television channel, Sharif said he would never seek help from Washington or the country's army to come to power once again, adding there was no harm if the Army helps promote democracy.

Concerned US wooing Sharif to deal with militancy

Concerned US wooing Sharif to deal with militancyWashington, May 2 : The Obama Administration is reaching out more directly than before to Pakistan Muslim League (N) chief Nawaz Sharif, main rival of President Asif Ali Zardari, as the US loses confidence in the Pakistani Government in wake of the relentless advance of the Taliban.

Some Obama Administration officials' think that Sharif's close ties with Islamists in Pakistan could be useful in helping Zardari's Government to confront the stiffening challenge by Taliban insurgents.

Sharif asks Brown to make US shun its drone attack policy

DroneIslamabad, Apr 28 : Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has urged British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to use his influence to make the US shun its policy of drone strikes in the Tribal Areas.

The appeal came at a meeting between Sharif and Brown who had called on the PML-N chief at Punjab House.

At the 40-minute meeting, the two leaders exchanged views on several issues of mutual interest.

Sharif said that the drone attacks were compounding anti-American sentiments in Pakistan, and such strikes would be counter-productive in the long run.

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