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    Pak PM Sharif records statement in 1990 poll corruption case

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recorded his statement in a 25-year-old corruption case involving alleged distribution of money by the army among leading politicians to defeat slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto in the general election of 1990. Over Rs 14 crore were doled out to selective politicians allegedly including Sharif who has rejected getting any money.

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    Nawaz Sharif shortens US visit from five to three days

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly shortened his visit to the United States from five to three days. According to The Dawn, Sharif has cancelled two major engagements that were scheduled. Meanwhile, US officials are discussing a possible visit from Pakistan, that of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. Sharif’s visit to Chicago to address Pakistani-American investors on October 20 has reportedly been cancelled owing to fears that the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

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    Stalled India-Pakistan talks to figure in Sharif-Obama meeting

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will discuss the stalled dialogue between Pakistan and India with US President Barack Obama during their upcoming meeting on October 22, adviser to the prime minister on foreign affairs and national security Sartaj Aziz said.

  • Low cunning in cloak of high diplomacy

    Even before Nawaz Sharif addressed the UN General Assembly, the Pakistanis had let it be known that he would be bad-mouthing India on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. There was, therefore, no real surprise in India when Nawaz Sharif raked up the Kashmir issue from the UNGA podium. Although the speech was aimed more at his domestic audience –Nawaz Sharif was trying to undo the damage caused to his political standing

  • To needle India, Sharif invites Geelani to Pakistan

    Srinagar : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit his country, his party said here on Saturday. “Geelani was handed the invitation letter from Sharif by Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit over a dinner at the latter’s residence at Tilak Marg in Delhi last night,” a spokesman of the Geelani-led Hurriyat said here.

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    Nawaz Sharif to brief Obama on efforts to resume talks between Kabul and Taliban

    Karachi : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to brief U.S. President Barack Obama over Pakistan’s efforts on recommencing talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban during his visit to Washington this month. According to The Express Tribune, the decision has been taken after Sharif had a telephonic conversion with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday and discussed the internal and regional security. The Prime Minister is set to meet

  • Pakistan Army chief, PM discuss security situation

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Army chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday discussed the internal security situation in the country. Raheel Sharif called Nawaz Sharif over phone to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan and its impact on Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.

  • US in talks with Pak on limiting its nuclear weapons, says report

    Washington : Ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the US later this month, the Obama Administration is in talks with Pakistan on a range of issues including limiting and controlling Islamabad’s weapons programme, according to a media report.

  • PM lauds Sushma’s UN speech, sends message to Nawaz Sharif

    New Delhi : Working in tandem, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have conveyed to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that his country has to give up terror as an instrument of statecraft.

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    Tit-for-tat at the UN

    The annual session of the UN General Assembly has become a familiar platform for trading of charges between India and Pakistan as also between Israel and its traducers in the Islamic world. This year was no different. Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu sharply criticised the US and the West Asian dictators for glossing over the Iranian nuclear ambitions in signing up an agreement with that country. As usual, he was forceful in his

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    Need to address the underlying causes of terrorism challenge: Nawaz Sharif

    New York : Accepting terrorism to be a menace that was hindering global peace, development and progress, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that there was a need for one and all to address the underlying causes of this ever present threat and challenge. Delivering his annual address at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Sharif pointed out that Muslims are suffering across the world, including those

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    Nawaz Sharif proposes four-point agenda to diffuse Pak-India tensions in UNGA address

    New York : Delivering his address at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif proposed a four-point agenda to diffuse tensions between his country and India with regard to the Kashmir issue as well as the frequent reported incidents of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Working Boundary (IWB) that separates the two nations in Jammu and

  • Pakistan once again misusing UNGA, distorting reality: India

    New York/New Delhi: In a strong rebuttal of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s anti-India statement at the UN General Assembly, India on Thursday expressed regret that Pakistan has “once again chosen to misuse” the floor of the world body to “distort reality and portray a false picture of the challenges in our region”.