Nawaz Sharif

PML-N will not join Pak government: Nawaz Sharif

PML-N will not join Pak government: Nawaz SharifLahore, Mar. 25 : While speculations are rife that the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would join hands again for forming a government in Punjab, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has ruled this possibility out.

Talking to media persons here, Sharif said his party would cooperate with the federal government without asking for any cabinet space.

He expressed the hope that the Charter of Democracy (COD) would implemented soon, and also called upon President Asif Ali Zardari to fulfill his promises.

Kulsoom Nawaz behind my success, says Sharif

 Pak umpire recounts horror of sea of bullets sprayed from all directionsIslamabad, Mar 24 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he owed his success to his parents' guidance, and thanked his wife Kulsoom Nawaz for her sacrifices and support.

Talking to children in a private TV channel programme on Pakistan Day, he said March 23 was an important date for him when he was a child because he did not have to go to school.

Sharif offers full cooperation to PPP

Sharif offers full cooperation to PPPLahore, Mar. 23 : Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that his party is ready to cooperate with Pakistan People Party (PPP) for bringing a real change in Pakistan.

Addressing the party's General Council meeting at his Raiwind estate here, Sharif announced that he would back the government's move to hold talks with India.

The PML-N would offer help to the PPP to pull the country out of the present crises.

Army must accept Pak Parliament’s sovereignty: PML-N

Nawaz ShariffIslamabad, Mar. 22 : While the political chaos in Pakistan may have died for the time being, the political fraternity of the country has now demanded that the Army, which regularly downed speculation of taking over the reigns during the turmoil, must accept the sovereignty of Parliament.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) president of the Sindh province, Syed Ghous Ali Shah, has asked the Army to accept the authority of the Parliament to ensure stability of the country.

Sharif brothers have a pact with Gilani on Governor’s Rule?

 Sharif brothers have a pact with Gilani on Governor’s Rule?Islamabad, Mar. 21 : The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will not pressurize the PPP Government to lift Governor's Rule in Punjab before the Supreme Court's verdict on a review petition against the disqualification of the Sharif brothers, the Daily Times has reported.

There is a tacit understanding between the PML-n and Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani following the successful lawyers' March and the restoration of the judiciary, sources said.

Pak government files review petition against Sharif brothers’ disqualification

Pak government files review petition against Sharif brothers’ disqualificationIslamabad, Mar. 19 : The Pakistan Government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the apex court’s verdict which disqualified former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif from contesting elections.

According to The News, the petition was filed by Attorney General of Pakistan, Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa.

‘Bunkered’ Zardari in no mood to reconcile with Sharif

‘Bunkered’ Zardari in no mood to reconcile with SharifWashington, Mar. 19 : A bunkered Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is in no mood to reconcile with Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif.

According to informed sources, Zardari is taking the reinstatement of judges sacked by former President General Pervez Musharraf as his "personal defeat".

Zardari's own party men fear that he will leave Pakistan politically adrift at a time when it is facing severe threats from Islamist extremists.

Sharif says that Gilani has been told to repeal of 17th Amendment

Sharif says that Gilani has been told to repeal of 17th AmendmentLahore, Mar. 18 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif said Wednesday that Prime Minister Gilani has been told to repeal the controversial 17th Amendment.

Sharif told reporters here that the supremacy of law, elimination of poverty and outdated system were his top priorities.

"We have talked to the Prime Minister and now 17th Amendment will be abolished," he said.

Nawaz says PML-N will help Gilani get PM’s powers

Nawaz says PML-N will help Gilani get PM’s powersLahore, Mar. 18: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has said that his party will work closely with Yousuf Raza Gilani to restore the powers of the prime minister.

“We have a parliamentary democracy in Pakistan and in a parliamentary democracy the prime minister runs the show. Musharraf changed the entire system. He took away all the powers of the PM and (gave them to) the president. We would like that to be changed now,” the Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.

Nawaz Sharif calls off `Long March''

Nawaz Sharif calls off `Long March''Islamabad, Mar. 16 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday called off the `Long March'' of opposition politicians and lawyers after incumbent Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced that deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry would be reinstated on March 21 after present Chief Justice Dogar retires.

In an address to the nation, Gilani declared that President Zardari had agreed to most of Nawaz Sharif''s demands.

Gilani also ordered all political party activists and lawyers arrested over the past week to be released.

Nawaz Sharif placed under house arrest in Lahore

  Nawaz Sharif placed under house arrest in Lahore  Lahore, Mar. 15 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif was placed under house arrest at his Model Town residence on Sunday.

Restrictions on Sharif’s movement in and around the country were imposed a day before a planned “Long March” by politicians and lawyers’ into Islamabad from various parts of the country.

The Pakistan capital was under a state of high alert ahead of the march, and the government has asked the Army to remain on stand by.

Sedition case against Sharif brother’s filed in Sindh High Court

Sedition case against Sharif brother’s filed in Sindh High CourtKarachi, Mar. 14: The former Pakistan Prime Minister and PML-N chief, Nawaz Sharif and his brother, sacked Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif may have garnered huge public support against the PPP led government and especially against President Asif Ali Zardari, but their voracious verbal attack on Zardari and continuous call to defy the government’s orders has now seen a case filed against them in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on charges of orchestrating a mutiny.

Sharif ready to give another “five years” to Zardari if he fulfils promises

Sharif ready to give another “five years” to Zardari if he fulfils promisesLahore, Mar. 14: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif has opened the door for reconciliation with President Asif Ali Zardari, by saying that he was ready to give Zardari “the next five years if he delivers on his pledges”.

“There is no need for back channel diplomacy or private and secret dialogue. I have not slammed my doors on dialogue. If Zardari showed sincerity, I am ready to give him another five years (after his tenure expires),” The Daily times quoted Sharif, as saying.

Miliband tells Sharif, UK doesn’t want “democracy derailed in Pakistan”

Miliband tells Sharif, UK doesn’t want “democracy derailed in Pakistan”Lahore, Mar. 14 : The British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband called the former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to discuss the current political turmoil in the country, and to broker talks between the government and the PML-N.

According to The Daily Times, during the telephonic conversation between the two leaders, issues such as the current political situation and the scenario emerging out of the country wide lawyers' protest were discussed.

Lawyers’ movement made Sharif Pakistan’s most popular politician: CSM

The Christain Science Monitor LogoWashington, Mar 13 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has thrown his weight behind the lawyers Long March and sealed his position as Pakistan's most popular political leader.

Sharif has become the man of the hour in Pakistan, poised to add tens of thousands of followers to a nationwide protest against the government, The Christain Science Monitor reports.

The opposition leader's transformation from disciple of a military dictator to champion for the rule of law highlights how strong popular demand for democratic reform has grown here.

Zardari resorting to adventurism like Musharraf, says Sharif

Zardari resorting to adventurism like Musharraf, says SharifLahore, Mar 13 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has regretted backing President Asif Zardari, saying that the PPP co-chairman is resorting to adventurism like former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

In an exclusive interview with Waqt News, Sharif said: "We sincerely backed the PPP and Zardari, but they stabbed us in the back. I was got disqualified from those courts which aren't even accepted by the people."

Sharif firing gun at Zardari over Gilani’s shoulder

Sharif firing gun at Zardari over Gilani’s shoulderRawalpindi, Mar 13 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif has asked Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to play his role and convince President Asif Ali Zardari to defuse the prevailing tension by restoring the pre-November 3 judiciary.

Sharif said that if the Prime Minister wished, he could restore the pre-November 3 judiciary, Geo News reported.

"The nation and the opposition would support the Prime Minister whatever steps he takes for restoration of the judges," he said, adding that now its time that Gilani should play his role.

Sharif’s security beefed-up following Interior Ministry’s fears of attack

Sharif’s security beefed-up following Interior Ministry’s fears of attackIslamabad, Mar. 12 : The Pakistan Interior Ministry has expressed fears of a possible attack on PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif.

According to The News, the Sharif brothers have been asked to discontinue their spate of public rallies, as they could be targeted during such events.

According to sources the ministry has communicated to the Sharif brothers about the threat in a letter.

Trusting Zardari was the biggest mistake of my life: Sharif

Trusting Zardari was the biggest mistake of my life: SharifIslamabad, Mar. 12: After the assassination of Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari stood on a same platform and vowed to work together to establish democracy in Pakistan, but now it seems that Sharif is cursing himself for joining hands with Zardari.

According to The Dawn, during a telephonic interview Nawaz Sharif said: “My biggest political mistake was my decision to trust Asif Ali Zardari.”

Zardari plotting to kill me : Nawaz Sharif

Zardari plotting to kill me : Nawaz SharifLondon, Mar. 12: Former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif has accused the Zardari regime of plotting to assassinate him.

In an interview with The Guardian, Sharif blamed President Asif Ali Zardari of running an ‘elected dictatorship’.

“I have recently received certain information from own sources, about certain forces who are active against me. Threats to my life come from high-ranking government officials, certain topmost people in the government, my sources say,” Sharif said.




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