Tag: Sharif

Shahbaz reorganises his cabinet

LAHORE - In a major development, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has reconstituted his cabinet by including just one new minister and filling the portfolios left vacant by the Pakistan People's Party ministers' ouster by awarding additional charges to his existing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ministers.
The Unification Bloc received no ministerial slot in the first phase of the cabinet restructuring. Zulfiqar Khosa is the new addition in Shahbaz's cabinet, bagging the slot

Constitution’s enemies are Pakistan’s enemies: Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif told workers from Malakand, Mardan and Kohat in Model Town on Sunday that an enemy of the constitution was an enemy of Pakistan and opponents of an independent judiciary were the opponents of the nation.
He said that the PML-N's revolutionary team was capable of making Pakistan a developed country of the 21st century and could ensure a secure future for the youth. Nawaz said peace in the region was hinged in a fair

Government will not be given more time, says Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE/DASKA - The government will not be given more time to implement the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's 10-point agenda, party chief Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Chairing a meeting of PML-N workers from Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur and Sialkot at his Model Town residence, Nawaz said he was disappointed with the government's slow pace of the progress of implementation, adding that its failure to carry out the reforms could derail democracy in the country.
The deadline set by the

Nawaz Sharif denies giving PPP an ultimatum

LAHORE - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday denied he had given any ultimatum to the PPP-led government, as he announced a four-member committee that will engage with the government in pursuit of the implementation of his 10-point agenda.
Addressing a press conference at his residence in Raiwind, Nawaz said PML-N Senator Ishaq Dar would head the committee comprising Pervaiz Rashid, Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Abdul Qadir Baloch. He said the committee would

Shahbaz Sharif wants local agriculture resources tapped

LAHORE - Indigenous resources need to be harnessed to achieve economic prosperity, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said while introducing the Star Farm Model at the inaugural session of Star Farm Initiative Suppliers Conference 2011 at chief minister's Secretariat on Monday.
He said that development of agriculture, livestock and dairy farming sectors are essential to achieve economic stability and to decrease dependency, adding that the introduction of Star Farm

President Asif Zardari’s letter to Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad (18th December, 2010) I would like to thank you, once again, for your letter of 10th November 2010. In my interim letter of 16th November 2010, I had assured you of a detailed reply to the issues raised in your letter.
Let me share with you my response.
Pakistan is passing through one of the most critical periods of its history. As heads of the major political parties we share a great burden of responsibility. Our people expect us to put national interests above

Shahbaz Sharif briefs Nawaz about Ashiyana Housing Scheme

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave a briefing to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif about the low-cost Ashiyana Housing Scheme on Friday. The CM said that the project for providing houses to low-income people had started in Lahore and would be extended throughout Punjab.
He said that 26 sites have been identified for the scheme in various districts of the province. Shahbaz informed Nawaz that the housing project was a welfare scheme of the

LHC CJ Khawaja Sharif retires on a somber note

LAHORE: In his last address as Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif tendered an apology on the police torture on Lahore Bar lawyers in September. Khawaja Sharif was addressing at a Full Court farewell reference on Wednesday in his courtroom on the day of his retirement.
Khawaja Sharif took charge as Lahore High Court Chief Justice on April 14 2009 and retired on Wednesday (Dee 8) upon reaching the superannuation age of 62. He warmly congratulated

I’m happy Sharif is going: Asma

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President and renowned human rights activist Asma Jahangir said on Tuesday that she was happy on Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif's retirement and hopes that upcoming LHC CJ Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry would not repeat his predecessor's mistakes.
She made these remarks while talking to journalists at the LHC premises. Commenting on the LHC CJ's statement that he would work for people's welfare, Asma said that

Goodbye Khwaja Sharif – LBA balks at taking cheques for Aiwan-e-Adl...

LAHORE: The Lahore Bar Association (LBA) in its meeting on Tuesday expressed hesitation in receiving two cheques recommended and sanctioned by Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif for LBA members who were injured by police during a crackdown on the Aiwan-e-Adl on October 31.
The LBA would take the final decision in this regard in its meeting to be held on December 8 at the Aiwan-e-Adl Committee Room. According to the details, the LHC CJ had

The evil nexus of Sharif brothers and judges

LAHORE: A 42-page-long tape recording of a telephonic conversation, released now by the PPP leadership, leads you to draw at least one conclusion: all notions of justice, fair play, rule of law, and supremacy of the judiciary, which the Sharif brothers repeat like a mantra these days, is just a smoke-screen,
hardly matching with their conduct when they were at the helm of affairs with most judges at their beck and them calling the judges to keep Asif Ali Zardari behind bars in

PML-N dossier on Sharif

LAHORE: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz group (PML-N) has issued a four-page dossier to disprove Nawaz Sharif's 10 year exile agreement and a claimed ban on his political activities.
Nawaz Sharif has not been banned from politics and those claiming this were only issuing empty statements, the dossier issued on Saturday, said, adding that the apex court had already handed down its judgment and the exile agreement negated Sharif's basic human rights and hence held no legal

Shahbaz Sharif urges self-reliance

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that to stand tall in the comity of nations, Pakistan must stand on its own feet. He stressed that instead of pursuing temporary solutions like rental power for generating energy, Pakistan must develop hydroelectric and coal-based power generation.
He was addressing the Entrepreneurs Conference on "Tiecon 2010 Pakistan" at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club. Industrialists, bankers, businessmen and economic experts

Militants threaten attacks on Bari Imam and Golra Sharif shrines

ISLAMABAD: Bari Imam and Golra Sharif shrines have received fresh threats of terrorism that endanger the life of hundreds of devotees visit the shrines everyday.
The managements of shrines informed the law enforcement agencies on Thursday that they had received fresh threats from unknown people saying they would carry out subversive acts on the shrines. "The threats have intensified fears and concerns among the devotees about their safety", a police official told the Pakistan