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Pakistan has changed its mindset, India should too: PM Khan

Dialogue is the only option for the two countries, he tells Indian journalists

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Treason case: Nawaz ordered to appear, reporter placed on ECL

Orders authorities to put Almeida’s name on the Exit Control List

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Court issues notices to Nawaz Sharif over ‘controversial’ interview

The Lahore High Court issued notices to former PM Nawaz Sharif over his interview to Dawn in which he mentioned the Mumbai attacks. In the interview, Mr Sharif said that militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to…

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Elections 2018: Nawaz confident of PML-N victory in South Punjab

Former PM Nawaz Sharif has lashed out at South Punjab lawmakers for leaving the PML-N and said that defectors can’t win next election without a PML-N ticket. “Only the PML-N ticket-holders will win the election in South Punjab,” Mr. Sharif said, while addressing a public rally in Chishtian on Monday. “Lootas won’t get votes in…

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US hopes Pakistan will partner in safeguarding region

The US has expressed hope that Pakistan will be a partner in safeguarding the region. “The US believes that “Pakistan can certainly do more with respect to security within Afghanistan,” said Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White during a press briefing on Friday. “We would look to them and hope that they would help because they…

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LHC throws out treason petition against Nawaz

The Lahore High Court threw out a petition seeking a treason trial for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday.  Zindabad Party’s representative Aftab Virk had filed the petition against Nawaz Sharif. The high court dismissed the petition after Virk withdrew it. The high court has reserved its judgment on a similar petition filed by…

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From Dawn Leaks to Mumbai attacks: The statements that were ‘rejected’

Ever since the Dawn Leaks controversy began, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and the military leadership have rejected each other’s statements.  Former prime minister rejected the Dawn Leaks controversy ever occurred in a statement shortly after a storm was whipped up when Cyril Almeida’s story was published. However, a tweet from the DG ISPR tweeted…

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Nawaz Sharif has put state in danger: Mustafa Kamal

PSP chairman Mustafa Kamal has lashed out at PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif for ‘putting the state in danger’ to hide corruption. “Nawaz Sharif has put the state in danger by his controversial statements,” he said. “Mian sahib has failed to provide money-trail to justify his assets.” Nawaz Sharif is facing failure but still unsuccessfully attempting…

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PM defending Nawaz more than the state: Fawad Chaudhry

Fawad Chaudhry, the PTI’s spokesperson, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Abbasi was defending Nawaz Sharif more than the state on the Mumbai attacks statement.  “Nawaz Sharif has proven his enmity towards the state by stirring up the Mumbai attacks controversy,” said Chaudhry. “Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, being the prime minister, has forgotten about Article 5…

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We discussed Pakistan’s isolation in 2016 and they called it Dawn Leaks: Nawaz Sharif

We pointed out that Pakistan is facing isolation across the world in 2016 and they called it Dawn Leaks, said former PM Nawaz Sharif. “Khawaja Asif recently served as the foreign minister and you can ask him what he would be asked about on his foreign trips,” said Mr Sharif Tuesday in an informal talk…

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Nawaz blamed non-state actors for Mumbai attacks: Rana Sanaullah

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah defended the PML-N Quaid by saying that Nawaz Sharif had revealed nothing new in his recent interview. “Pakistan as a state was not involved in Mumbai attacks,” Rana Sanaullah said, clarifying Sharif’s statement on SAMAA’s talk show Awaaz. “Nawaz Sharif said non-state actors were behind the Mumbai attacks, which meant…

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National commission should decide if I’m a traitor or not, says Nawaz

Former PM Nawaz Sharif has called for the formation of a National Commission to probe whether or not he was a traitor. “I am now being labeled a traitor,” he said. “Are those who imposed martial law and toppled elected governments patriots?” “Nawaz Sharif is a patriot,” he said. Mr. Sharif was addressing a PML-N…

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Explainer: Does Nawaz Sharif’s statement on Mumbai attacks make him a traitor?

An interview has stirred up a storm. Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s statement on the 2008 Mumbai attacks has given the country a new debate. The National Security Committee is holding a meeting with the PM. Pakistan Peoples Party has asked of Mr Sharif to retract the statement. Pakistan Awami Tehreek wants a treason case registered…

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Nawaz Sharif sticks to remarks on Mumbai attacks

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to stick to his statement regarding the Mumbai attacks.  “I said what was confirmed by General Pervez Musharraf, General Durrani and General Pasha,” the former premier said while talking to journalists at an accountability court hearing the Al-Azizia reference on Monday. “Tell me if non-state actors crossed into India…

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Indian media spews venom after Nawaz Sharif’s statement

Indian media spun the statement by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif as admission of Pakistan’s involvement in the 2008 attacks, and started spewing venom against Pakistan. Watch this report…

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Shehbaz defends Nawaz over controversial interview

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif has defended his brother Nawaz Sharif’s controversial remarks about Mumbai attacks, Samaa reported. “His statement has been taken out of context,” Shehbaz said while addressing a rally in Mirpurkhas district of Sindh. Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir, justified Sharif’s statement. “Nawaz Sharif spoke of the challenges of terrorism and…

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PPP asks Nawaz to retract ‘irresponsible’ statement on Mumbai attacks

The PPP has strongly criticised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement on the Mumbai attacks and asked him to retract his statement.  “Does Nawaz Sharif not know what weight his words carry when they are published around the world,” asked Sherry Rehman, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Nawaz Sharif, in an…

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Indian non-cooperation reason for delay in Mumbai attacks investigations, says Nisar

India’s non-cooperation was the reason for the slow progress in investigating the 2008 Mumbai attacks, said former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. “Pakistan is not the reason for the delay,” he said. In an interview to a Pakistani English daily, former PM Nawaz Sharif said that militant organisations are active. “Call them non-state actors,…

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Netanyahu says has ‘special relationship’ with Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India’s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country’s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish couple murdered in 2008…

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Pakistan extends Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has extended by three months the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani official said on Monday. Saeed was placed under house arrest in January after years of living free in Pakistan, a sore point in the relationship between the United States and Pakistan. His freedom had also infuriated Islamabad’s arch-foe India. The…

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