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Shahbaz Sharif may become Pak PM?

Nawaz Sharif had bitter experiences in dealings with the military and presidency, probably more than anybody else.

Prez Nawaz? Sharifs may have a plan

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been advised by close aides to become the President, replacing Mr Asif Ali Zardari to make sure his Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) completes its five-year term

Musharraf to face treason trial: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a historic announcement on Monday, said former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will be tried for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution for violating the Constitution.

Pervez treason trial to be a first for a Pak dictator

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given the go-ahead for a high-treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, sources said.

Normalise ties with India: Pak PM to envoys

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed his diplomats on Thursday to work to normalise relations with India, adding his government’s immediate attention will be focused on the neighbourhood.

Pak Taliban No. 2 killed by US drone

A US drone strike on Wednesday killed the number two in the Pakistani Taliban, Wali-ur-Rehman, near Miranshah in the tribal North Waziristan Agency.

India is Sharif’s ‘No. 1 priority’

Resolving all issues with India will be incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s priority number one, his close aides said Tuesday.

Sharif may buy Indian power

Pakistan Prime Minister-in waiting Nawaz Sharif is seriously considering importing electricity from India to tackle Pakistan’s extreme power shortfall, sources said.

Sharif’s oath on ’98 N-test anniversary?

PML(N) chief Nawaz Sharif wants to take the oath of office as Pakistan Prime Minister for the third time on May 28, the 15th anniversary of the country’s nuclear tests in 1998 under his stewardship.

Imran and PPP far behind

The Nawaz Sharif-led PML(N) was well ahead of other parties, according to an initial count of votes after millions voted in the general election in Pakistan on Saturday. However, AFP reported that Mr Sharif had declared victory for his party.

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