FATA & KP News – Latest News from Fata & KP at Radio TNN

 Breaking News


PM Nawaz rejects opposition demands to step down

PM Nawaz rejects opposition demands to step down

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif affirmed on Thursday that he would not resign from his office on the demands put forth by the opposition parties and lawyers' organisations

July 13, 2017

ISLAMABAD, 13 July: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif affirmed on Thursday that he would not resign from his office on the demands put forth by the opposition parties and lawyers’ organisations.
The premier said this while addressing a hurriedly called cabinet meeting to take cabinet members into confidence after the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report in Panama case.
The prime minister termed the JIT report a pack of assumptions and speculations.
According to a statement issued by PML-N media cell after the federal cabinet meeting, Nawaz Sharif announced that he would not step down as the prime minister on demands put forth by a group of ‘conspirators’.
The federal cabinet praised and backed the premier decision.
The Nawaz Sharif’s remarks came in the backdrop of resignation demands by his main political rivals Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party. All the major opposition parties demanding Nawaz Sharif in the backdrop of the JIT final report submitted to Supreme Court on July 10.
Moreover, Pakistan Bar Council, Lahore High Court Bar Association and Peshawar High Court Bar Association had also sought the premier to leave office following a damning set of revelations about business dealings of Sharif family.


Related Articles


Like Us On Facebook

Fata Reforms

  • Proposal of extending IHC jurisdiction of FATA draws flak

    Efforts on national and local level are continuing since September, 2015 for brining administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and abolition of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law. However, the reforms process could not be taken to its logical end due to differences among different political parties and groups over the mode […]

  • Political parties, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehrik press govt for early implementation of FATA reforms

    The issue of administrative reforms in FATA is being discussed on the national level for the last two years. However, the process has faced delays due to political and other differences. The FATA Political Alliance and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek have started protests and sit-ins to pressurise the government to accelerate the reforms process and abolish the controversial Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR) law.


  • PM Sehat Card scheme is yet to extend to five tribal agencies, FRs

    The federal government, in an attempt to provide free healthcare facilities, had launched Prime Minister Health Programme in December 2015. Under the project, deserving families, throughout the country, are able to spend Rs0.3 million per year on their treatment. Information collected from Fata Secretariat, PM Sehat Cards are being distributed among the needy families under […]

  • Govt approves Rs 1.16 billion for rehabilitations of FATA traders

    The federal government approved fund worth Rs1.16 billion for the second phase of reconstruction of war-torn Fata.The fund aimed at to rehabilitate small and medium businesses under a project titled ‘Economic Revitalization of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata’ (ERKF).The affected traders would be given financial assistance through Small and Medium Enterprises Authority (SMEDA).The government kicked off the second phase after it announced clearing militants from Fata.

Follow us on twitter


November 2017
« Oct