Tag Archives: PM Nawaz Sharif

Integration of FATA approved

Integration of FATA approved

The federal cabinet on Thursday approved the recommendations put forth by a reforms committee to bring the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the mainstream, Radio Pakistan reported. The cabinet had met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. Speaking at the meeting, PM Sharif had stressed the need to focus on underdeveloped areas with the aim …

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The Qatari Connection and LNG Accord, Nawaz in trouble

The Qatari Connection and LNG Accord, Nawaz in trouble

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s admission before the Supreme Court that his family had very close business relations with Qatar’s ruling family has now jeopardised the multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) import agreement with Qatar, a senior legal expert told Daily Times. The revelation was made during the Panamagate case hearing. Legal expert Akram Chaudhry said that Nawaz-led federal government’s agreement …

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Nawaz Sharif faces “contempt of the House”

Nawaz Sharif faces "contempt of the House"

Opposition leaders in the National Assembly on Thursday moved a privilege motion against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged “contempt of the House”. The motion was moved under Rule 95 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the NA, 2007 by the leader of opposition and others. It stated that “the plea taken by the premier’s lawyer …

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PM Nawaz Sharif’s poor foreign affairs handling

Increasing meddling by the Prime Minister House in the foreign affairs – that too without professional input from the diplomatic corps and relevant quarters – has of late left Pakistan red-faced. Close aides and diplomatic authorities had advised Premier Nawaz Sharif against Pakistan’s participation in the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, India, where Pakistan’s delegation in general and Foreign …

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Politics vs Politics

Politics vs Politics

As expected next day of the Raiwand march the main topic of the talk shows was what is going to happen after Muharram and Islamabad lockdown. In other words talk shows ensured the drama of the soap opera remained hyped up through their tongue in cheekdiscussion. They were in agreement that both Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif are engaged in …

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The “Political Sharifs” – Suffering from Sanity Deafness

The "Political Sharifs" - Suffering from Sanity Deafness

The Panama leaks have driven the Sharifs into a world of their own…one in which they can hear only their own voices and those of close aides who excel in outdoing each other in flattery and telling their bosses what they want to hear. This is a sound-proof existence through which outside noises do not penetrate. N M Uquaili, minister …

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PML-N gets on the offensive

PML-N gets on the offensive

The federal government banning the exhibition of Pakistani film ‘Maalik’ about corruption at high places- eulogizing the deep state in the process- is symptomatic of a deeper malaise. Although the film portrays the fictitious Sindh chief minister as corrupt in the present milieu, apparently it also touched a raw nerve in the corridors of power at the federal level. ‘Since …

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PM Sharif returns but Panama Leaks continue to chase

PM Sharif returns but Panama Leaks continue to chase

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has reportedly informed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of political parties’ unwillingness to accept former Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani or any other retired judge to lead an inquiry commission to investigate the Panama Leaks and the government may have to consider other options. The Finance Minister who met the Prime Minister on his return from a week-long …

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Pakistan’s coal power plant at Port Qasim to start operation next year

Pakistan's coal power plant at Port Qasim to start operation next year

The coal power plant at Port Qasim will start production by the end of 2017. This was stated by the Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali. He was talking to media during a visit to the project site here Thursday. The minister pointed out that two plants would generate 1,320megawatts of electricity. He said that after completion of …

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Global nuclear security high on Pakistan’s agenda – National Command Authority

Global nuclear security high on Pakistan's agenda - National Command Authority

22nd Meeting of the National Command Authority (NCA) was held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevailing regional and international security environment. The meeting was attended by the Federal Ministers of Defence, Finance and Interior, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister …

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