Complete coverage on

Nawaz Sharif

Latest Stories

Forgotten petition takes Pakistan's spy agency to courtupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 12:57:00

A 16-year-old petition alleging that Pakistan's intelligence agency bribed senior politicians in the 1990 general elections resurfaced in the country's highest court Wednesday, the attorney for the petitioner told CNN.

Pakistan's high court acquits former prime ministerupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 07:07:00

Pakistan's high court acquitted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif of hijacking charges Friday, paving the way for another run for office.

Pakistan's top court allows Nawaz Sharif to run for political officeupdated: Tue May 26 2009 07:43:00

Pakistan's Supreme Court overturned its ban on opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and his brother, allowing both men to run for political office, a court representative told CNN Tuesday.

Lawyers arrested protesting Pakistan firingsupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 12:09:00

Police in Pakistan arrested lawyers holding a public protest to demand that the government immediately restore judges the previous president had ousted, Karachi's police chief told CNN Thursday.

Opposition leader ban sparks Pakistan protestsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 08:29:00

Supporters of Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif took to the streets Thursday, burning cars and damaging shops, after the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he and his brother cannot hold elected office.

U.S. policy on Pakistanupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 08:29:00

Christiane Amanpour talks to international correspondent Stan Grant about U.S. foreign policy in Pakistan.

Time.com: Bombings Put Pressure on Pakistani Politicians updated: Thu Oct 09 2008 11:00:00

Once allergic to being tied to Washington's war on terror, the country's targeted political class is beginning to see it as their own struggle

Judges return as Pakistan prepares for pollsupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 11:57:00

Three top judges whose ousting by former President Pervez Musharraf sparked months of unrest and political fighting in Pakistan were reinstated on Friday.

Time.com: Picking Up the Pieces in Pakistan updated: Mon Aug 25 2008 16:00:00

Just a week after ousting former President Pervez Musharraf, the coalition government of Pakistan breaks up. Now what?

Time.com: Pakistan's Ruling Coalition Collapsesupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 14:30:00

Pakistan's ruling coalition collapsed Monday, torn apart by internal bickering just a week after Pervez Musharraf's ouster and underscoring fears that the government would be distracted from its fight against Islamic extremists

Pakistani coalition unravelsupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:50:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdraws his party from the ruling coalition. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Sharif withdraws party from Pakistan ruling coalitionupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 10:50:00

Pakistan's ruling coalition split on Monday after former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif withdrew his party and vowed to nominate a rival presidential candidate.

Bhutto's widower offered presidential placeupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 12:27:00

The party of assassinated Benazir Bhutto has nominated her widower to be Pakistan's next president, a party spokesman said Friday.

Time.com: The US and Democracy in Pakistan updated: Wed Aug 20 2008 14:25:00

Viewpoint: Military dictators have been Washington's preferred interlocutors in Islamabad. But they can't get the job done

Musharraf resignsupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 18:59:00

Reza Sayah has the latest on the situation in Pakistan after its president announces his resignation.

Coalition charts Pakistan's futureupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 18:59:00

Leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition were meeting Tuesday to discuss who will replace President Pervez Musharraf, who resigned Monday.

Time.com: Musharraf in the Crosshairsupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 14:00:00

Pakistan's embattled president now faces impeachment charges, and with his often warring opponents closing ranks against him, the prospects for his survival don't look good

Time.com: Sharif Rebuffs US Official's Commentupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 06:10:00

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday rebuffed a senior U.S. official for saying that Pakistan should focus on food prices and militancy rather than the fate of President Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan coalition crumbles as ministers resignupdated: Wed May 14 2008 10:17:00

The junior partner in Pakistan's fragile coalition quit the government Tuesday, saying it has not delivered on a promise to restore judges that President Pervez Musharraf fired.

Time.com: Why Pakistan's Government Collapsedupdated: Mon May 12 2008 14:00:00

Failure to agree on reinstating sacked judges may reveal a deeper schism over how to handle President Musharraf

Time.com: Pakistan Ex-PM Party Quits Cabinetupdated: Mon May 12 2008 12:00:00

Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Monday that his party was withdrawing from the cabinet, raising doubts over the government's stability and Pakistan's transition to democracy after eight years of military rule

Fired Pakistan judges getting jobs backupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:08:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Friday that the ruling coalition on May 12 will reinstate judges who were ousted by President Pervez Musharraf last year.

Pakistan promises 'good news' on ousted judgesupdated: Thu May 01 2008 11:49:00

Pakistan's new government plans to announce Friday how and when it will restore dozens of judges who were ousted last year by President Pervez Musharraf.

Time.com: Will a Coalition Mean Musharraf's End? updated: Mon Mar 10 2008 14:00:00

Two rival parties have united against Pakistan's unpopular President, signaling that the battlefield has changed

Anti-Musharraf coalitionupdated: Mon Mar 10 2008 05:39:00

Pakistan's new political coalition aims to diminish the role of President Pervez Musharraf. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Zardari: consensus governmentupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:43:00

The Leader of Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari discusses the formation of parliament in Pakistan.

Sharif plans to contest Pakistan by-electionsupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 16:43:00

Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who was banned from taking part in last week's elections because of criminal convictions, is planning to contest the by-elections.

Opposition parties reach dealupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:59:00

Pakistan's two main opposition parties say they will form a new government. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Pakistan leaders agree on coalitionupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 18:59:00

Two leading figures in Pakistani politics said Thursday their parties will work together in the national parliament after scoring big wins in elections earlier this week.

Musharraf faces call to resignupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 19:50:00

The ruling party of Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf admitted defeat in parliamentary elections Tuesday, and one senior opposition leader said it was time for the president to step down.

Pakistan opposition see gainsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 23:08:00

One day after a pivotal vote that will determine Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's political viability, early returns on Tuesday showed gains for the opposition parties of former Prime Ministers Nawaz Sharif and the slain Benazir Bhutto.

Time.com: Pakistan's Opposition Holds Its Breathupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 13:20:00

Initial reports appear to show Musharraf's opponents ahead, but it's a nerve-wracking path before anything is official

Pakistan election worriesupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 05:56:00

Questions have been raised as to whether the Pakistani election will be fair. ITN's Kylie Morris reports.

Pakistan official disputes tapeupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 05:56:00

Pakistan's attorney general said that Monday's parliamentary election will be "massively rigged," according to what Human Rights Watch says is an audio recording it obtained.

Pakistan electionsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 01:47:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton asks political analyst Shuja Nawaz about Pakistan's upcoming election.

In Pakistan politics, symbolism mattersupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 01:45:00

Athlas Khan says he wants to vote for people who are honest in Pakistan's upcoming general elections. Sporting a warm smile from under his turban, the elderly rickshaw driver adds that he wants to vote for those who are working for Allah and Prophet Mohammad.

Pakistan boosts security for electionupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:17:00

Pakistan's government is beefing up security for a "fair, transparent and peaceful" parliamentary election on Monday, a Pakistani government spokesman said.

Decision on Pakistan election delayed; new video emerges updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:00:00

Pakistan's Central Election Commission said Monday that a decision is expected Tuesday on whether to hold parliamentary elections as scheduled on January 8.

Was Bhutto shot?updated: Fri Feb 15 2008 12:00:00

A new video has emerged that appears to show Benazir Bhutto was shot. CNN's Ali Velshi reports

Benazir Bhutto assassinatedupdated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:30:00

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday after addressing a large gathering of her supporters.

Time.com: Pakistan After Bhutto updated: Fri Dec 28 2007 03:00:00

With a Jan. 8 election now clouded with uncertainty, Benazir Bhutto's assassination threatens to fracture the country

Time.com: Sharif to Boycott Pakistan Electionsupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:20:00

Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif announced Thursday his party was boycotting next month's elections following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto

Deadly bombing in Pakistanupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 23:40:00

A bomb blast in Pakistan is believed to have been targeting a former government minister. CNN's Stephen Frazier reports.

Time.com: And Sharif Makes Three in Pakistanupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 12:00:00

Nawaz Sharif's party joins the elections. But who benefits now that he, Bhutto and Musharraf maneuver for supremacy?

Time.com: Sharif's Party to Contest Electionsupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 17:00:00

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's opposition party decided Sunday to run in next month's parliamentary elections, a move that may encourage other members of Pakistan's largest opposition coalition to participate

Time.com: Power Over Principle in Pakistanupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 13:00:00

Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto flirt with the idea of boycotting January's election to protest Musharraf's emergency rule, but the allure of office may be too great to resist

Lawyers protest in Pakistanupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 06:27:00

Scores of lawyers rallied outside the house of Pakistan's ousted chief justice to demand his reinstatement on Thursday in the latest demonstration against emergency measures imposed by the country's crisis-hit president.

Sharif's candidacy papers rejectedupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 07:58:00

Pakistan election officials on Monday disqualified opposition party leader and former former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in January parliamentary elections.

Third term for Musharrafupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 06:36:00

Pakistani Pres. Pervez Musharraf takes the oath of office, this time as a civilian, as CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Time.com: Musharraf Sets a New Deadlineupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 13:00:00

The newly civilian President has scheduled a Dec. 16 end to military rule, a move that puts his rivals, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, in a tight spot

Musharraf steps down as army chiefupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 10:47:00

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf stepped down as the country's military leader Wednesday, the day before he was to be sworn in for a third presidential term -- as a civilian.

Sharif returns to Pakistanupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 01:20:00

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistanupdated: Wed Nov 28 2007 01:20:00

Former Pakistani prime minister and opposition figure Nawaz Sharif arrived in Pakistan's second-largest city Sunday, where he plans to end seven years in exile and directly participate in upcoming elections.

Musharraf to quit army 'this week'updated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:31:00

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, under pressure to end a state of emergency that critics say he is using to keep his grip on power, will step down as the country's military leader on Wednesday, his spokesman said.

Time.com: What Sharif's Return Means to Pakistanupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 09:00:00

Analysis: Pakistan's future may depend on how well the ex-Prime Minister and oppositionist Benazir Bhutto get along

Time.com: Nawaz Sharif Returns to Pakistanupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 11:00:00

Exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned home to a hero's welcome Sunday and called on President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to end emergency rule before elections

Police crack down as former PM prepares to return to Pakistanupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 22:20:00

As Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was confirmed for a third term Saturday, the prime minister he overthrew in 1999 announced his plans to return home Sunday.

Sharif set to return to Pakistanupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 04:41:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will try to return to Pakistan on Sunday, his second attempt since September, CNN has confirmed.

Pakistan blastsupdated: Sat Nov 24 2007 04:41:00

Suicide bombings target soldiers in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to deadly effect, as CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Khan: Time for Musharraf to goupdated: Fri Nov 23 2007 10:56:00

Opposition leader Imran Khan discusses what he makes of the current situation in Pakistan. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports

Journalists under arrestupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 13:10:00

The GEO TV English news director calls from a police station in Pakistan where he and other journalists are under arrest.

Pakistan frees some detainees, sets election dateupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 13:10:00

Elections for Pakistan's national assembly and its four provincial assemblies have been scheduled for January 8, and thousands of people jailed under emergency rule reportedly have been released, officials said Tuesday.

Time.com: Musharraf's Sign of Weaknessupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 02:00:00

A rash of arrests in the run-up to planned elections has Pakistan wondering if the President's hold on power is slipping

Ex-PM Bhutto names return dateupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 21:11:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who has been living in exile since 1999, says she plans to return to her country on October 18.

Time.com: Lights, Camera, Bhutto!updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 14:00:00

Pakistan's exiled leader makes a tightly choreographed announcement of her comeback. But a new political factor awaits her: an unleashed media

Time.com: Bhutto Returning to Pakistanupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 11:00:00

Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto will return to Pakistan from an eight-year exile on Oct. 18, her party said Friday, although she will likely face corruption charges

Sharif deported on arrivalupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 10:57:00

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif was promptly deported on his return to Pakistan. CNN's Andrew Stevens has the story.

Sharif return ends in deportationupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 11:32:00

Former Pakistani Prime Minister and opposition party leader Nawaz Sharif's attempt to return to Pakistan after seven years in exile ended quickly Monday as police ordered him to board a flight for Saudi Arabia, government officials said.

Time.com: A Musharraf Foe's Aborted Returnupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 10:55:00

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif is bundled out of Pakistan as soon as he arrives. But it may mean more trouble for Musharraf

Sharif arrives in Pakistanupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:55:00

The plane carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed at the Islamabad airport Monday morning, marking a return to the country from which he was driven into exile for seven years.

Shahbaz Sharif on CNNupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:55:00

Brother of Pakistan ex-PM says that actions by Musharraf against his brother would heighten tension.

Time.com: Musharraf in a Tight Spotupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 11:00:00

The imminent homecoming of the Prime Minister he deposed is the latest challenge to the Pakistani President

Pakistan reopens corruption cases against Sharifupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 05:41:00

The government has reopened corruption cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and a court on Friday ordered the arrest of his younger brother ahead of their planned return home from exile next week, lawyers said.

Time.com: Assault on Musharraf's Power Baseupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 10:00:00

Suicide bombers, likely inspired by the Taliban, strike close to the Pakistani leader's military headquarters

Sharif 'will go home next week'updated: Fri Aug 31 2007 05:21:00

Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Thursday he will return to Pakistan on September 10 after Pakistan's top court last week lifted the exile order imposed against him.

Bhutto: 'Musharraf has agreed to quit as military chief'updated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:50:00

Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has agreed to step down as the country's military chief during negotiations on a power-sharing deal with Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, she told CNN Wednesday.

Pakistan cabinet minister resignsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 22:48:00

A minister resigned from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's cabinet on Monday as the embattled leader sent envoys abroad to negotiate on a power-sharing pact, government officials said.

Pakistan's political futureupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 22:48:00

Pakistan's political future

Musharraf envoys to meet Bhutto in UKupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 05:46:00

Pakistan's embattled President Pervez Musharraf has sent representatives to London to negotiate with former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on a power-sharing pact, an official and newspapers said on Monday.

Sharif hails ruling as 'victory for democracy'updated: Thu Aug 23 2007 22:41:00

Nawaz Sharif, head of a powerful Pakistani political party that wants to oust embattled President Pervez Musharraf, vowed to return quickly after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the former prime minister can come back from exile.

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif to returnupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 21:46:00

Pakistan's embattled leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, could face a key challenge to his rule in the coming months following the expected return of two major opposition leaders.

Pakistani ex-PM Sharif gets passport updated: Wed Nov 02 2005 10:27:00

The Pakistani government will issue a passport to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was overthrown in a bloodless military coup six years ago, the country's information minister said Wednesday.

Former Pakistani rivals meet, vow to end dictatorshipupdated: Fri Feb 11 2005 05:20:00

Two former Pakistani prime ministers and rivals, Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, met in Saudi Arabia and agreed to work to end dictatorship in Pakistan, Pakistan Muslim League sources told CNN.

We recommend