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PM arrives in Ankara on three-day official visit

ANKARA: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived here on three-day official visit.   Turkish Minister for Youth Ahmad Akif Cagatay Kilic received the Prime Minister at the Esenboga Airport. Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Sohail Mahmood was also present. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, Minister for Petroleum and Natural…

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PM leaves for Turkey to attend HLSCC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday left here for Turkey’s capital Ankara to participate in the 5th Session of the Pakistan-Turkey High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC). The Prime Minister was accompanied by Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and PM’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs…

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PM, COAS invited to watch PSL final in Lahore

DUBAI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa have been invited to watch the final of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore, organizers say. In a message on Twitter, PSL Chairman Najam Sethi said the management and franchisees are determined to hold the…

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PM directs armed forces to eliminate enemy with full force of state

SEHWAN: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday reiterated his government’s resolve to counter terrorists and authorised the army to “eliminate the enemy wherever they are.” According to a PM House statement, he was chairing a meeting here in  the aftermath of horrific bomb blast at the shrine of sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The prime…

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PM, army chief visit blast victims in Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived at Nawabshah today (Friday) and inquired after the health of those injured in yesterday’s Sehwan blast. The PM and army chief inquired after the health of those injured in the blast. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair,…

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PM, COAS pay tribute to Captain Taha, sepoys

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief over demise of Capt. Taha and 2 Sepoys who embraced martyrdom while an IED exploded on their convoy in Awaran, Balochistan. The prime minister, in his statement, has stated that enemy can only resort to such cowardly acts and cannot face the valiant forces of Pakistan. “Armed…

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Terrorists not to be let resurge at any cost: PM

ISLAMABAD: The gains of operations executed by military, civil armed forces and police will not be let lost and the state would ensure that terrorists do not resurge, at any cost. It was agreed in a security meeting chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here at PM House on Wednesday to review the security…

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Swift, ruthless, successful response is only option: PM

LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the war on terror would be taken to its logical end. “No one should think that we will stumble in this struggle due to such terror attacks,” he said while chairing a law and order meeting here in the backdrop of Monday’s Charing Cross terrorist attack….

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PM Sharif condemns deadly Lahore bombing

LAHORE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday strongly condemned the blast that occurred at Charing Cross Lahore. According to a statement issued by the PM House, Prime Minister Sharif has directed Punjab Government to reach the site and provide all possible assistance to the injured. “Such cowardly acts cannot deter the resolve of the…

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PM chairs preparatory meeting for forthcoming ECO Summit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday chaired a preparatory meeting to review arrangements for the forthcoming 13th summit of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to be held in Islamabad from March 1. Senior officials and ministers of the member countries of ECO will meet from February 26 to 28 in Islamabad, a statement issued by…

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PM dismisses speculations on FATA reforms

ISLAMABAD: Dismissing speculations on delay in FATA reforms package, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said these would be placed in the next cabinet meeting. “On my directions extensive consultation has been carried out with all the stakeholders including visits by select committee to all agencies,” the Prime Minister told reporters at the launch of…

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Bano Qudsia’s writings to be remembered for generations to come: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday expressed deep condolences on the sad demise of prominent Urdu writer Bano Qudsia. The Prime Minister said Bano Qudsia was an asset of Pakistan and she had innumerable services in the field of Urdu literature. Her demise has left a huge space in the literary field and her…

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Pakistan to become Asia’s premier trade, energy corridor: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan’s strategic location makes it a market having potential to become Asia’s premier trade, energy and transport corridor. “Our government is extensively working on various infrastructures, energy and communication projects to facilitate trade and investment in diverse sectors,” the Prime Minister said in a meeting with…

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PM to inaugurate completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate the completed section of Karachi-Hyderabad Motorway (M-9) on Friday (Feb 3). According to a PM House press release issued here on Wednesday, the 75 km completed section of M-9 has four interchanges -Dada Bhoy Interchange, Industrial Valley Interchange, Nooriabad Interchange and Thano Bola Khan Interchange. These interchanges…

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PM approves screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday approved ‘to continue the existing open policy to display all international movies’ including Indian films in Pakistani cinemas. The Pakistan Film Exhibitors and Distributors Association had imposed a ban on the screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas after Indian troops’ unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control….

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Mamnoon, Abbas stress on early resolution of Kashmir, Palestine issues

President Mamnoon Hussain welcoming President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas upon his arrival at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on 31-01-2017. ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday stressed the need for early and just resolution of Palestine and Kashmir issues for peace and prosperity in the region….

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PM, army chief discuss national security

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed issues relating to the national security. COAS General Qamar bajwa called on the Prime Minister today. Matters pertaining to regional and national security were discussed. pic.twitter.com/E8thBYPa49 — PML(N) (@pmln_org) January 31, 2017 Officials said the…

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Infrastructure projects backbone for growing economy: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said the infrastructure projects were the backbone of a growing economy and essential for facilitating masses. He was chairing a high-level meeting which reviewed the progress of new Islamabad international airport project and its allied infrastructure. Secretary Aviation Division Irfan Elahi informed that 95 per cent work on…

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PM extends good wishes to China on new Lunar Year

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday expressed his good wishes to the people, leadership and the government of China on the advent of new Lunar year being celebrated in China. “China and Pakistan are now bonded through ever strong friendship and the partnership in the form of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove to be…

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PM urges WB to play lead role in resolving Pak-India water disputes

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday hoped that the World Bank would play a lead role in resolution of disputes arisen between India and Pakistan regarding construction of Hydro-Electric Plants through establishment of a court of arbitration. The Prime Minister stated this while talking to Ms Kristalina I. Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer (IBRD/IDA), World…

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PM Sharif’s adviser slams Jamaat-e-Islami leadership

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani Wednesday asked the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) to quit two seats of AJK Legislative Assembly, granted to them by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in July 2016 elections. “You (the Jamaat-e-Islami leadership) have begged us for the two seats. Since you’ve recently joined…

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