Nawaz Sharif

Musharraf is ‘insane’: Nawaz Sharif

Musharraf is ‘insane’: Nawaz SharifLahore, Apr. 25 : The bitter feud between political leaders in Pakistan is once again out in the open with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif terming former President General Prevez Musharraf `insane'.

During a press conference here, when Sharif was asked to respond on Musharraf's plan to assume charge of the country once again, the PML-N chief said: "He (Musharraf) is insane to think so."

Criticising Musharraf's eight-year-long autocratic rule, Sharif said the military rule had worsened the country's law and order situation.

Now, Nawaz warns against impending threat of Taliban to Pak’s existence

Now, Nawaz warns against impending threat of Taliban to Pak’s existenceLahore, Apr. 21: Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that following forcing the Government to give in to its demand to implement Islamic law in the Swat Valley, the Taliban is now aiming to establish its writ over other parts of the country too.

In an interview with USA Today here, Sharif expressed concern over the precarious situation emerging out from the deal inked between the Government and the Taliban.

Sharif is America’s new man of the moment

Sharif is America’s new man of the momentLahore, Apr. 17 : Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif "appears to be the man of the moment" for the Obama administration, which is increasingly paying great attention to him, the Washington Times claims.

"The United States has realized that he enjoys broad-based support in Pakistan and expects him to play an effective role in the fight against terrorism," the Daily Times quoted Professor Rasul Bakhsh Rais, as saying.

Sharif wants Musharraf to be booked for violating constitution

Sharif says his goals to be achieved in few weeksLahore, Apr 15 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif wants former President Pervez Musharraf to be booked for violating the constitution and sacking the judiciary.

Speaking at a function in Dubai, Sharif said Musharraf had “ignited a fire” in Balochistan by killing Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

“The entire nation is suffering due to the killing of the Baloch leader and it is extremely essential to bring Musharraf to court,” he said.

Zardari throws Taliban’s sharia law deal at Gilani, Sharif camp

Zardari throws Taliban’s sharia law deal at Gilani, Sharif campIslamabad, Apr. 13 : Deciding to play safe on the issue of signing a deal with the Taliban to impose a sharia law in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of the country, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sent the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, 2009 to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to table it before Parliament.

Zardari's move clearly suggests that he alone does not want to be held responsible for the controversial deal with the banned Taliban. If the deal backfires, it will be Parliament that would have to take responsibility for it.

Sharif would talk to India if Mumbai like attacks took place in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Lahore, Apr. 12 : While India has taken a tough stance scrapping all bilateral talks with Pakistan in the wake of the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks ,former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he would have initiated talks with the neighbouring country if such an incident had occurred on his own soil.

Nawaz says PML-N has no plans to join PPP at centre

Nawaz says PML-N has no plans to join PPP at centreIslamabad, Apr. 8 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief, Nawaz Sharif, has said that his party has no immediate plans to join President Asif Ali Zardari-led Pakistan People's Party at the center.

"We have no plans to join the PPP-led government in the Centre," Sharif told reporters after his meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke and Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen in Islamabad.

Nawaz’s plane hijacking conspiracy case records missing since 2007

Nawaz’s plane hijacking conspiracy case records missing since 2007Karachi, Apr. 8 : The records of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's appeals in the plane hijacking conspiracy case have been missing from the Sindh High Court records since 2007.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawyer, Arshad Khan Jadoon, said that three miscellaneous applications were filed by the PML-N seeking certified copies of the judgment by an anti-terrorism court (ATC-I) for Karachi division.

Nawaz seeks national consensus against terrorism

PML-N chief Nawaz SharifLahore, Apr. 7: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that terror acts were causing instability in the country, and has sought a national consensus on the issue.

According to a private TV channel, Nawaz told French Ambassador to Pakistan, Daniel Jouanneau, in Raiwind that Pakistan was still in the process of building a consensus on the war on terror.

“The war against terrorism will continue in line with national interests,” the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Nawaz says he “forgot his anger” in national interest

Nawaz says he “forgot his anger” in national interestLahore, Apr. 4 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has claimed that he has forgotten his anger in the national interest and agreed to work with other parties for building Pakistan.

Addressing party workers in Raiwind, he said he wanted to support the government for fulfilling the national agenda, but linked his working with the government to the implementation of the Charter of Democracy.

Nawaz to meet Holbrooke at US embassy

Nawaz's dramatic U-turn, to visit US embassy for first time everIslamabad, Apr. 3: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif is expected to meet President Obama’s Special Representative Richard Holbrooke during his forthcoming Islamabad visit, The News reports.

Sharif’s visit to the US embassy in Islamabad would be a major U-turn for the PML-N, which has criticized PPP leaders for going to the American ambassador’s residence to meet the US envoy or other visiting dignitaries.

Sharif charges Bush, Musharraf for promoting terrorism in Pakistan

Sharif charges Bush, Musharraf for promoting terrorism in PakistanLahore, Apr. 2 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has charged former US President George W. Bush and his then Pakistan counterpart General Pervez Musharraf of promoting terrorism in the region.

Sharif said Bush's wrong policies for the region were aptly supported by Musharraf which has resulted in the present day scenario where Pakistan is facing dangerous threat from rising extremism.

Gilani invites PML-N to rejoin federal cabinet

Gilani invites PML-N to rejoin federal cabinetIslamabad, Apr 1 : Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has invited Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim league to rejoin the federal government.

Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif held an important meeting with Gilani here on Wednesday.

It has been reliably learnt that Gilani invited the Pakistan Muslim League-N to rejoin the federal cabinet.

Pakistani court stays ban on Sharif, restores regional government

Pakistani court stays ban on Sharif, restores regional government Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended its ban on opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif from holding public office.

The reprieve came a day after President Asif Ali Zardari ended federal rule in the eastern province of Punjab, which was ruled by the Nawaz faction of the Pakistan Muslim League party, with Shahbaz as chief minister.

Shahbaz had to leave his office following the ban.

Sharif ready to work with Zardari

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz SharifLahore, Mar. 30: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has expressed willingness to have a working relationship with President Asif Ali Zardari, who has fulfilled most of the PML-N’s demands.

Zardari agreed to restore the deposed judiciary in Pakistan, and has now he has accepted a proposal to lift the Governor’s Rule in Punjab.

In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Sharif said the reconciliation process allows them to work together with the government.

Sharif welcomes Zardari’s reconciliation policy

Asif Ali Zardar, Nawaz SharifLahore, Mar 29 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif today welcomed President Asif Ali Zardar’s address to the joint sitting of the Parliament, saying that it will strengthen democracy in Pakistan.

“We welcome the reconciliation policy of President Zardari, as the harmony among the political parties would strengthen democracy,” Sharif said.

He said if the Charter of Democracy (CoD) is implemented, then extending hands of friendship towards Zardari was not an issue.

Stability of Pakistan depends upon Zardari relinquishing dictatorial powers: Sharif

Stability of Pakistan depends upon Zardari relinquishing dictatorial powers: SharifLondon, Mar 28 : The political stability in Pakistan depends upon President Asif Ali Zardari giving up his dictatorial presidential powers like power to dismiss parliament, according to PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.

Sharif asked Zardari to honour a pledge to transfer key powers to his Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani.

Nawaz holds Musharraf responsible for current Pak crisis

US can no longer ignore a popular Sharif: ExpertsMardan (Pakistan), Mar. 28 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has held former President Pervez Musharraf responsible for the current crisis being faced by the nation.

Military intervention in Pak politics must stop forever: Sharif

Military intervention in Pak politics must stop forever: SharifLahore, Mar. 25 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has expressed concern over the relentless military intervention in the country's politics.

Sharif said that stability in Pakistan cannot be achieved until the Army's intervention is stopped.

"We have to stop military intervention forever. There must be no military intervention in the politics in future," The News qouted Sharif, as saying.

US can no longer ignore a popular Sharif: Experts

US can no longer ignore a popular Sharif: ExpertsLahore, Mar. 25 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and chief of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, has emerged as the most popular politician in Pakistan after defying his house detention and leading a triumphant protest that forced the government to restore the country's deposed chief justice.

According to the New York Times, the Obama administration, which is in the process of fine tuning its strategy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan, has to decide whether Sharif, 59, a populist politician close to Islamic parties, can be a reliable partner?




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