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Tag: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Pak's anti-graft body arrests ex-prime minister Abbasi in corruption case

Lahore: Pakistan’s anti-graft body on Thursday arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team intercepted Abbasi’s car at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore and arrested him. He initially resisted the arrest but eventually conceded. […]

Political bigwigs suffer shocking defeats in Pakistan polls

Islamabad: Many political bigwigs in Pakistan suffered shocking defeats in the national elections even as votes were still being counted, with former Prime Ministers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Yousaf Raza Gilani, and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari losing their strongholds. While the preliminary results from different parts of the country had good […]

Pakistan PM vows to boost cooperation with China

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said the strong relationship and cooperation will continue with China in various fields. Abbasi was talking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing who called on him at the Prime Minister’s Office, the office said in a statement. “Deepening the strong bonds of friendship and multi-sector cooperation between Pakistan […]

Military dictatorship always halted progress in Pakistan: Abbasi

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said that military dictatorship always halted progress in the country. The Prime Minister, who was in Karachi on a day-long visit, was speaking during the inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal at Port Qasim. The Prime Minister said that the people of Pakistan should […]

Pakistan has developed short-range n-weapons to counter India: Abbasi

New York: Pakistan has developed short-range nuclear weapons as a counter to the “Cold Start” military doctrine allegedly adopted by the Indian armed forces, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said here. Addressing an event organised by the Council on Foreign Relations, Abbasi, who is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly, said: “We […]

New Pakistan interim PM is Nawaz Sharif's confidante

New Delhi: He refused to testify against the now-ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 1999 after General Musharraf staged a coup, landing himself in a military jail. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has remained loyal to his political master ever since. Now, after nearly two decades, his master has chosen him to step into his shoes, though […]