Shehbaz Sharif: News

22 Apr 2024


PML-N emerges victorious in Pakistan's by-elections: Reports

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has secured a majority in the recent by-elections, unofficial results released on Monday showed.

16 Apr 2024


Pakistan declares emergency as incessant rainfall kill 49

Pakistan has declared a state of emergency after unusually heavy rainfall killed 49 people over the past three days.

13 Apr 2024


Pakistan: Gunmen abduct, kill 9 bus passengers after checking ID 

In a shocking incident in Noshki, Pakistan, nine residents of Punjab were kidnapped and later killed by unidentified armed assailants.

No more red carpets at events in Pakistan: Know why

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, has banned the use of red carpets for federal ministers and government figures at official events.

Biden initiates direct communication with Pakistan's PM after 3 years

In a notable diplomatic development, United States (US) President Joe Biden has reportedly initiated direct communication with Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

24 Mar 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

Pakistan 'seriously' looking to restore trade ties with India: Minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, on Saturday (local time) said the country was "seriously" considering re-establishing trade relations with India, which had been suspended since August 2019, Geo News reported.

19 Mar 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif triggers controversy after chairing Punjab government meeting

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday stirred up a storm by presiding over three administrative meetings of the Punjab government.

04 Mar 2024

Pakistan Government

Sharif's 2nd stint as Pakistan PM begins: The challenges ahead

Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan's 24th prime minister, taking over the reins of the cash-strapped country for a second time since 2022.

03 Mar 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif elected Pakistani PM for 2nd term 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shehbaz Sharif has been elected the prime minister for the second time in a vote by Pakistan's newly formed parliament.

21 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: PML-N, PPP reach agreement on coalition government

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) have reached a formal agreement to form a new government in Pakistan.

15 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: PPP likely to get president's post in coalition government

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Asif Ali Zardari is likely to secure a second term as Pakistan's president, following the PPP's decision to forge a coalition government with Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Pakistan: PML-N, PPP might form coalition government amid fragmented mandate

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have held the first formal talks to form a government in Pakistan, as no party gained a simple majority in general elections.

Pakistan: Vote counting ends, Imran Khan-backed independents secure most seats

Pakistan's political landscape witnessed a surprising twist on Sunday as jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidates secured the most seats.

04 Nov 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Suicide bombers attack Mianwali Airbase, 3 terrorists killed

Heavily armed suicide bombers attacked the Mianwali Training Air Base of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Pakistan's Punjab late Friday night, per Reuters.

02 Nov 2023

Pakistan Government

Pakistan to hold general elections on February 11

Pakistan will hold general elections on February 11, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Thursday.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Imran Khan indicted for leaking classified documents

A Pakistani court has indicted former Prime Minister Imran Khan and ex-Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the "cipher case" under the country's Official Secrets Act (OSA), Geo TV reported.

21 Oct 2023

Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after 4 years of self-exile

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returned to his homeland on Saturday after nearly four years of self-imposed exile, PTI reported.

10 Aug 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan's parliament dissolved to pave way for elections

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, setting the stage for the general elections likely to be conducted in November.

Toshakhana case: What expensive gifts Imran Khan 'sold' for profit

In a major setback to Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, an Islamabad trial court sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in the Toshakhana corruption case.

Pakistan secures $3 billion bailout from International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday granted a much-awaited $3 billion bailout for Pakistan, a move that is likely to save the country from defaulting on its debt repayments.

'Some countries' use terrorism as policy: Modi at SCO Summit

Some countries are safe havens for terrorists, and they use cross-border terrorism as policy instruments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while virtually addressing the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

04 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Putin, Jinping, Sharif to attend Modi's virtual SCO Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to host the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday.

17 Jun 2023

Nawaz Sharif

Return from London: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif requests brother Nawaz

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged his elder brother and former PM Nawaz Sharif to return from London, lead the election campaign, and become the premier of the country for the fourth time, PTI reported, quoting Geo News.

Which ex-Pakistan PMs faced arrests before Imran Khan, and why

In a dramatic move on Tuesday, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan was arrested by Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Imran Khan's arrest: 130 policemen injured in Punjab; army called

More than 130 police personnel were injured in violent clashes with supporters of Imran Khan in Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday, prompting authorities to call the Pakistan Army to control the violence.

Imran Khan unhappy with Bilawal Bhutto's India trip: Here's why 

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his India trip to partake in a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid the country's economic crisis.

Pakistan: IMF's bailout package stalled amid debt, unmet loan conditions 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly likely to hold up the already agreed bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.

08 Mar 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Attack on Hindu students fails to dampen Holi spirit 

A day after Holi celebrations in Pakistan were marred by an awful attack on Hindu students celebrating Holi at the Punjab University, Lahore, people in the major cities appear unfazed and have maintained the festival's enthusiasm.

26 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

PM Modi might bail out debt-laden Pakistan: Ex-R&AW chief Dulat

Former Research and Analysis Wing R&AW chief Amarjit Singh Dulat, in an interview with PTI, said he feels PM Narendra Modi may lend a helping hand to Pakistan later this year and even "bail out" the cash-strapped neighbor.

24 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

No business class flights, five-star hotels for Pakistan ministers

In light of Pakistan's ongoing financial crisis, the government has prohibited ministers from staying in five-star hotels or traveling in business class abroad.

08 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: 30 die in road accident in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

As many as 30 people were killed and 15 others were injured when a car and a passenger bus collided and plunged into a deep ravine in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan, Geo News reported.

25 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

After Shehbaz Sharif's 'peace' remark, India invites Pakistan's foreign minister

India has invited Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to participate in a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Goa in May.

23 Jan 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Massive power outage hits major cities; here's what happened

Pakistan faced a major power outage on Monday (January 23) following a major breakdown in the country's National Grid system, reported Reuters.

Imran Khan calls off Islamabad rally, threatens to quit assemblies

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has canceled the march to Islamabad out of fear of disorder.

24 Nov 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif names Asim Munir as new COAS

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chose Lieutenant General Asim Munir as the country's new chief of the army staff (COAS) on Thursday, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated on Twitter.

11 Nov 2022

Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif may return after Pakistan government issues diplomatic passport

The Pakistan government has issued a diplomatic passport to the former prime minister and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif after clearance from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Imran accuses Pak PM Sharif, 2 others of conspiring attack

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan blamed three top persons in the country for what is being assumed as an 'assassination attempt' on him during a rally on Thursday.

03 Nov 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Imran Khan shot at during rally, suffers minor injury

In what was speculated to be an assassination attempt, shots were fired at Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan during a rally in Gujranwala of Punjab province on Thursday, local media reported.

22 Oct 2022


Pakistan out of FATF's grey list after 4 years

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money-laundering and terrorism-financing watchdog said on Friday that it has removed Pakistan from its "increased monitoring" list, often known as the "grey list".

15 Oct 2022

Joe Biden

Biden calls Pakistan most dangerous nation, invites sharp reactions

United States President Joe Biden described Pakistan as "one of the most dangerous nations in the world" claiming the country possesses nuclear weapons without any coherence.

26 Sep 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan's finance minister quits, tainted PML-N leader to replace him

Amid a worsening economic crisis after the deadly floods, Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail resigned on Sunday.

24 Sep 2022


India strongly responds to Pak PM raising 'Kashmir' at UNGA

India responded sharply on Friday to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in which he raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

28 Aug 2022


Pakistan: 119 killed in 24 hours as floods inundate country

The devastating floods in Pakistan have led to 119 deaths within the last 24 hours, BBC reported.

21 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

War no solution: Pakistan PM talks permanent peace with India

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated on Saturday that Pakistan seeks "permanent peace" with India through negotiation because war is not an option for the neighbors to address the Kashmir problem.

Pakistan: Imran Khan's party PTI wins Punjab assembly bypolls

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) made a comeback in the crucial Punjab assembly bypolls on Sunday.

Debt-ridden Pakistan government asks its people to drink less tea

Pakistan has asked its citizens to drink less tea in order to keep the country's economy afloat.

01 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

Trade amid terror: Pakistan PM Sharif proposes, India disposes

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is looking to forge a trade partnership with India even as Islamabad is planning to shift from geo-strategy to geo-economics.

27 May 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Sharif snubs Imran on early polls demand

In a sharp response to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's demand for early polls in the country, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said the National Assembly would decide the date for the next general elections.

Pakistan on toes as Imran Khan leads march to Islamabad

Pakistan is in a state of upheaval after former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called for a long march to demand fresh elections.

12 Apr 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue; Modi addresses terrorism

The newly-elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told the parliament on Monday that "durable peace" with India is not possible until "the Kashmir dispute is resolved."

11 Apr 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: National Assembly elects Shehbaz Sharif as new prime minister

Shehbaz Sharif was elected unopposed as Pakistan's new prime minister on Monday in a crucial National Assembly session.

Who's Shehbaz Sharif? Key facts about his life, political career

Shehbaz Sharif has been officially nominated as the joint prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition parties in Pakistan ahead of Monday's election to elect a new premier.

10 Apr 2022

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Opposition officially nominates Shehbaz Sharif as joint PM candidate

The Opposition parties in Pakistan on Sunday officially nominated the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) President, Shehbaz Sharif, as their joint candidate ahead of the prime ministerial election on Monday, reported the country's ARY News.

10 Apr 2022

Pakistan News

Shehbaz Sharif to be named Pakistan's next PM on Monday

The Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan was ousted from power after losing a much-delayed no-confidence vote early on Sunday.

13 Nov 2019

Defamation Case

Pakistan PM's ex-wife Reham Khan wins defamation case against news-channel

Journalist and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Reham Khan has won a defamation case against a Pakistani news channel in a UK High Court.

25 Jul 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

The vote of PTI Chief Imran Khan in Pakistan's general elections might be cancelled, after reports emerged that his voting had been recorded on camera.

Pakistan-polls: Top players and what their win means for India

Pakistan will vote to choose its next prime minister (PM) tomorrow, and the stage is all set.

24 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Doctors say Sharif not well; jailed ex-PM demands medical-facilities

A medical board which examined Nawaz Sharif yesterday recommended the immediate shifting of the jailed former Pakistani PM to a hospital but Sharif insisted that the medical facilities should be provided to him in the jail itself.

23 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Indians will call Pakistanis their 'master': PML-N Chief Shehbaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Prime Ministerial candidate, said that people can change his name if he doesn't take Pakistan ahead of India after coming into power, The Express Tribune reported.

15 Jun 2018

Pakistan News

Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest in UK

Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz (68) suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

23 Dec 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif names brother Shehbaz as 2018 PM candidate

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has appointed his brother Shehbaz Sharif as the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) prime ministerial candidate for the 2018 general elections.

16 Dec 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pak SC absolves Imran Khan, won't reopen case against Sharif

The Pakistani Supreme Court (SC) has rejected a petition seeking cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's disqualification as an MP for not declaring his assets.

11 Aug 2017

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Thousands attempt procession in support of ousted Sharif

A so called "caravan" procession in support of Sharif was attended by thousands of people.

01 Aug 2017

Pakistan News

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

After Nawaz Sharif's resignation, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected Pakistan's 18th prime minister.

28 Jul 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan PM for the third time after being disqualified from office in the Panama Papers case.