Tag Archives: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

The Gadani tragedy

The death toll from the explosion and fire at Gadani ship-breaking yard last week has risen to 26. More than 50 others were wounded in the incident when a gas cylinder exploded and started a fire inside an oil tanker at one of the yards. The tragic incident at Gadani received little or no attention for the first few days …

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Pakistan FM talks about converting Islamic economic system

After experiencing privatisation over the past decades, this time around the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set for Islamisation of the entire economic system of the country. “We need to change our perception (about Islamic financing) and invest in research as a core ingredient of our strategic objective which is to Islamise the whole economic system,” said …

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Pakistan without a chief executive for weeks now

For well over three weeks now, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been in London. He flew to the British capital on May 22 for a medical check-up, and on May 27, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif announced on Twitter that the premier will undergo open-heart surgery. Since then, the prime minister has been running Pakistan from a Park Lane apartment …

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After Panama Leaks, no one in Govt can ask Pakistanis to pay taxes

Here’s a question for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif: How can you look the people of Pakistan in the eye and tell them to pay their fair share of taxes when your own sons and daughter are (reportedly) shifting money to the British Virgin Islands to minimise their tax bill as much as possible? As the dust has settled from the …

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Punjab Operation: Army and Civil on same page?

The launch of a military operation against terrorists in Punjab as announced by the ISPR in the backdrop of the Lahore attack has annulled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s policy of getting such work done by the police and the Counter Terrorism Department. Informed sources said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in particular has been resisting a …

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PM Nawaz to inaugurate CPEC western route work commencement

Following months of criticism over the government’s preference for the eastern route for the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday asserted he will personally kick off work on the neglected western route ‘soon’. The announcement comes nearly 10 days after the National Highway Authority (NHA) told a Senate panel that the government had allocated …

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Need for Pak stability

A recent report of Obama administration exploring all options to conclude a civil nuclear agreement with Pakistan, on the lines of India-US pact of 2005, has literally stirred up a hornet’s nest in New Delhi. A panicky Indian government reacted rather sharply, reminding the world of Pakistan’s alleged proliferation malfeasance. “Whosoever is examining that particular dossier should be well aware …

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Should Nawaz listen to PPP’s advice?

Nawaz Sharif leaves for three-day Belarus visit

Pakistan Peoples Party on Sunday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to play on the front foot at the important meeting with US President Barrack Obama on October 22. Sharif will leave for the US on Monday (today) and arrive in Washington on Tuesday after a night-long stopover in London. Adviser to PM for National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Foreign …

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Reforming Pakistan’s Foreign Office

Many foreign affairs analysts and practitioners hold the view that the Foreign Office in Pakistan ceded control of foreign policy making (in particular, with regard to India, Afghanistan, and the U.S.) to the military establishment during General Zia’s regime in the 1980s.[1] As a result, the institutional development of the Foreign Office and the professional development of its diplomats have …

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The leader who abandoned his people

PM Nawaz Sharif

Ahead of Eid Al Adha in Pakistan on Friday, the country’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again flew overseas, this time to the United Kingdom on a journey that will eventually take him to the annual session of the UN General assembly in New York. Indeed, this was not the first time that a top leader such as Sharif or …

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