Shahbaz Sharif

Resolve issues through dialogue: Shahbaz Sharif

Shahbaz-SharifIslamabad, Jan 6 : Shahbaz Sharif, chief minister of Pakistan's Punjab province, said Monday that India and Pakistan should resolve issues through dialogue.

Meeting Indian High Commissioner T. C. A.  Raghavan, Sharif said people of both countries wanted to live like friends, Geo News reported.

He said the two neighbouring countries achieved nothing except wars during the 66 years of their independence.

Shahbaz Sharif, who is the younger brother of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, visited India in December 2013.

India beats Pak to retain Kabaddi World Cup title

India beats Pak to retain Kabaddi World Cup titleIslamabad, Dec 15 - India has beaten Pakistan in the final of the 4th men's Kabaddi World Cup in Ludhiana, according to reports.

According to The Express Tribune, Pakistan, who had stormed into the final after decimating the American team, were beaten by India 48-39 at the Guru Nanak stadium in Ludhiana, India.

The win means India retain their world title, the report said.

Prior to the match, Pakistan Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif had said that if India wins, it means Pakistan's neighbour has won and they would congratulate India. (ANI)

Shahbaz Sharif meets PM

Shehbaz-SharifNew Delhi, Dec 12 : Pakistani Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Thursday and handed over an invite from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Pakistan.

Shahbaz Sharif, younger brother of the prime minister, was with Manmohan Singh for around 20 minutes, informed sources said.

"He extended an invite from Nawaz Sharif to visit Pakistan as well as his (Manmohan Singh's) village," a source told IANS. Manmohan Singh was born in what now constitutes Pakistan's Punjab province. (IANS)

Pak Punjab CM calls for 24-hr trade with India via Wagha border

shahbaz-sharifIslamabad, Dec 11 : Pakistan's Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has called for 24-hour trade with India through the Wagha border, which is presently halted at three p. m. affecting the businesses of both nations intensely.

The CM said that economic relations between India and Pakistan can be strengthened through promotion of mutual trade and the process of custom clearance at Wahga border should continue round the clock as it will benefit both the countries, the Nation reports.

Hundreds of Elite Force commandos guarding Sharif family at cost of Counter-Terror operations

Hundreds of Elite Force commandos guarding Sharif family at cost of Counter-Terror operationsLahore, Jan 7 :Hundreds of commandos of the Elite Force, the highly trained wing of the Pakistan police force, have been deployed to protect Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his family, despite his assurances that he would not employ their services for his personal protection.

The Elite Force specializes in Counter-Terrorist operations and performing high-risk operations, which can''t be carried out by the regular police.

PML-N, PML-Q play blame-game on SBP bank loan scandal

PML-N, PML-Q play blame-game on SBP bank loan scandalIslamabad, Dec. 7 : PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif do not need any clearance certificate from State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), as the SBP list regarding bank loan written-off contains the name of Pervaiz Elahi and not of PML-N leadership, senior PML-N leader Pervaiz Rasheed has said.

Rasheed was reacting to PML-Q leader Pervaiz Elahi’s statement who had threatened to expose the PML-N top leadership if it failed to clear its position regarding bank loans within a week, The Nation reports.

Shahbaz Sharif asks Zardari to relinquish powers immediately

Shahbaz Sharif asks Zardari to relinquish powers immediatelyLahore, Nov. 30 : Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has that President Asif Ali Zardari to abolish the 17th Amendment of the Constitution and relinquish most of his powers.

The Independent quoted Sharif as saying that Zardari should, without delay, renounce his powers to fire an elected government and appoint military chiefs.

Pak Punjab CM blames India for fanning terror in Balochistan, Waziristan

Pak Punjab CM blames India for fanning terror in Balochistan, WaziristanQuetta, Nov. 19 : Taking a cue from Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has also accused India of fanning terrorism in Balochistan and Waziristan.

Addressing a joint press conference with Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani here, Sharif charged India with meddling in Balochistan through Afghanistan.

He said Islamabad possessed ‘concrete evidence’ of New Delhi’s involvement in destabilising the province.

Pak should not accept foreign aid at the cost sovereignty: Shabaz Sharif

Pak should not accept foreign aid at the cost sovereignty: Shabaz SharifLahore, Oct. 5 : Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan should not accept foreign trade at the cost of its sovereignty and prestige.

"We value our relations with friendly countries and are fully aware of the importance of their help in the development process, but no nation can compromise on its sovereignty," the Daily Times quoted Sharif, as saying.

Taliban planning to penetrate into Punjab : Shahbaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jun. 1 : Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the Taliban and other extremist groups are now planning to expand their writ into the province, as the security forces have successfully flushed them out from important locations in the Swat Valley.

"There is no doubt that one of their aims is to penetrate into Punjab as well as to stop operation in Swat," The Nation quoted Sharif, as saying.

Sharif said that the Army has been successful in rooting out the extremists from the valley, but it will take some time before peace and normalcy returns to the region.

No “encounters” in Lahore after Shahbaz’s ouster

No “encounters” in Lahore after Shahbaz’s ousterLahore, Mar. 28 : After the disqualification of former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on February 25, no encounter has taken place in Lahore, while 16 alleged criminals had been killed in the first 56 days of 2009.

According to The News sources, policemen were hesitating to become proactive and conduct encounters after the ouster of the Shahbaz government due to large-scale criticism by the civil society and non-governmental organizations.

Shahbaz Sharif government may be restored in Punjab soon

Shahbaz Sharif government may be restored in Punjab soonIslamabad, Mar. 23: Following Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raja Gilani’s reconciliation meeting with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, the Shahbaz Sharif government in Punjab may be restored within a week, The News reported.

The Pakistan Government will move the Supreme Court to grant a stay order against the earlier decision to disqualify the Sharif brothers on February 24.

Pak SC returns Sharif brothers’ disqualification review petitions

Islamabad, Mar. 20 : The Pakistan Supreme Court's Registrar Office has returned the review petition of the Sharif brothers' disqualification case saying that it lacked the necessary documents.

According to sources, the review petition did not included the security bonds of the petitioners and the paper book on the cases.

The Attorney General of Pakistan, Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa, had filed four petitions in the apex court on Thursday challenging its verdict to disqualify Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif from contesting elections.

A Law Ministry official, however, said: "The objections were not serious in nature and the appeals would be filed again after attaching the security bonds." (ANI)

“Missing in morning back home in evening not missing person”: Shahbaz on Zardari

“Missing in morning back home in evening not missing person”: Shahbaz on ZardariLahore, Mar. 16 : After days of political bedlam in the country and verbal confrontation between the PML-N leadership and President Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz, seems to have suddenly changed gear into mercy mode.

Following the Pakistan government's announcement of reinstating the judiciary and Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif said his party was ready to reconcile with Zardari.

PML-N cannot be intimidated by death threats: Shahbaz

PML-N cannot be intimidated by death threats: ShahbazLahore, Mar 13: PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif has said his party leadership could not be intimidated by death threats, adding that and he and his brother Nawaz Sharif were ready to sacrifice their lives a thousand times for the restoration of the judiciary.

He was responding, through a statement, to an Interior Ministry letter delivered to him through the Punjab Government advising him and Nawaz Sharif to avoid public exposure because of a threat to their lives.

Zardari’s sins of ‘mocking’ Pakistanis will never be forgiven : Shahbaz Sharif

Zardari’s sins of ‘mocking’ Pakistanis will never be forgiven : Shahbaz SharifLahore, Mar. 7: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader and deposed Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has charged President Asif Ali Zardari of fooling Pakistani civilians.

Addressing a public rally here, Sharif said Zardari is making mockery of democracy in the country.

“President Zardari repeatedly mocked the people of Pakistan. The nation will not forgive him for his sins,” The News quoted Sharif, as saying.

US says Sharif brothers’ disqualification Pak’s “internal matter”

US says Sharif brothers’ disqualification Pak’s “internal matter” Lahore, Feb. 26 : The United States has refused to comment on the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to disqualify former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother Shahbaz Sharif form contesting elections, saying it is Pakistan's `internal matter'.

According to The Daily Times, a statement issued by the US State Department said: "The disqualification was an internal matter and Washington would not comment on it."

Shahbaz says Dogar offered Nawaz scrapping of disqualification case

Shahbaz SharifIslamabad, Feb 4 : Pakistan Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar had offered PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif scrapping of the case regarding his disqualification on showing flexibility over judges issue.

Shahbaz said that PML-N would not accept judges who flourished under a dictator's umbrella.

He threatened to launch a public struggle if he was disqualified, The Nation reported.

Nuclear Pakistan deterring India from attacking it: Shahbaz Sharif

India, PakistanLahore, Dec 25 : Pakistan's Punjab province Chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has said his country was a nuclear power, which is deterring India from attacking it.

He said that if Pakistan was not a nuclear power then India would have attacked it, adding that the defence of the country is undefeated and no one can look with evil intentions.

Shahbaz Sharif said that India is directly involved in the Balochistan events.

Addressing at a Christmas ceremony in Lahore, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan is an atomic power and the services of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif in making Pakistan a nuclear power are commendable.

PPP ministers in Punjab not even on talking terms with CM Shahbaz Sharif

Lahore, Sept 15:PPP ministers in Punjab not even on talking terms with CM Shahbaz Sharif PPP-PML-N relations continue to be sour as Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is said to be not on talking terms with the PPP ministers in his cabinet. The PPP ministers had only a few days back started attending offices after a long gap following straining of the ties between the two parties a couple of months ago.

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