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Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif

  • May 31, 2018

    To the people of Punjab

    Today, I look back at my abruptly terminated first term as your chief minister in 1997-1999, followed by over one year in various prisons across...

  • May 18, 2018

    A vision for a better tomorrow

    Pakistan stands at the cusp of a historic transition from one elected civilian government to another within the framework set out by the...

  • December 25, 2017

    A dream coming true

    Today, the whole nation is celebrating the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who changed the course of history by...

  • October 27, 2017

    Towards shared prosperity

    The recently concluded weeklong 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will be remembered as an epoch-making event not only in the...

  • October 15, 2017

    For an equal society

    The arrival of the first train car for the Orange Line Metro Train project signified a major development for the project that has drawn the...

  • October 05, 2017

    An end to the darkness

    It was the perfect setting. We had gathered on the historic occasion of the contract-signing for the construction of the 1,263 MW RLNG-fuelled...

  • September 17, 2017

    Closing the health gap

    When I stood up to address the Health Road Show organised by the Punjab government in London on a chilly evening on September 10, I was overwhelmed...

  • May 31, 2017

    Powering people’s future

    As I boarded the helicopter headed for Qadirabad to attend the inaugural ceremony of the first unit of the Sahiwal Coal Power Plant, I was...

  • May 13, 2017

    Towards a win-win partnership

    The Belt and Road Summit is taking place at a time of profound global change. The summit – which will be attended by global leaders, heads of...

  • April 25, 2017

    Bhikki: the untold story

    Ever since the people voted in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a third term in office, no other matter has consumed as much of his time and energy...

  • April 01, 2017

    Local leadership

    As I addressed the Local Bodies Leadership Convention in Lahore on March 27, I had the satisfaction of having presided over the establishment of a...

  • March 23, 2017

    When the past is the future

    The nation celebrates Pakistan Day today in a spirit of unprecedented unity and a sense of confidence in its destiny to unlock the future that has,...

  • March 18, 2017

    Sowing the seeds of change

    It was an amazing afternoon. I stood next to the young girls of my province as they recounted their extraordinary stories of relentless struggles...

  • January 31, 2017

    President, PM agree to continue anti-terror operations

    Free healthcare services to be extended to entire country ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday agreed...

  • December 24, 2016

    Pivoting back to Iqbal

    Living history is not a mere collation of incidents and events but, more importantly, a reservoir of wisdom and intellect which must constantly be...

  • December 03, 2016

    No brilliant mind left behind

    I have always believed that the circumstance of birth must not decide the contours of an individual’s life or destiny. Sadly, however, I have...

  • November 16, 2016

    Welcoming the Turkish president

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-day visit to Pakistan at the head of a high-level delegation of government ministers, businessmen and...

  • October 29, 2016

    Progress versus disruption

    I write these lines not as a politician or a chief minister but as a common citizen of Pakistan. Barely 24 months back, we had the infamous...

  • July 21, 2016

    A win for the patient

    Can you imagine scores of patients suffering for months due to the absence of a commonly used medicine called Flagyl, with demand falling on deaf...

  • July 03, 2016

    Education is the key

    The pace of a country’s development is inextricably linked to its educational excellence. Unlike other development and nation-building...

  • May 21, 2016

    Sixty-five years later

      May 21, 2016 marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan, but in essence it marks a...

  • May 13, 2016

    Action – not rhetoric

    As the PML-N government, led by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, nears the completion of its third year in public service, some of the landmark...

  • April 02, 2016

    Towards agri-led growth

    Punjab is pursuing an aggressive growth agenda and agriculture is at the centre of this. The province not only provides food and nutrition but also...

  • March 05, 2016

    Changing lives

    Punjab is in the midst of a major transformation. New benchmarks of performance are being set and a culture of dedicated public service is being...

  • February 24, 2016

    Punjab’s war on child labour

    A society’s moral health is gauged by the kind of treatment it metes out to its women, the elderly and children. Children form the most...

  • February 06, 2016

    Symbolism of the CPI score

    Berlin-based Transparency International launched its annual Corruption Perception Index 2015 on January 27. The index ranks countries on the basis...

  • January 11, 2016

    Investing in people, investing in the future

    2015 ended on a positive note. The bygone year can rightfully be described as a watershed so far as Pakistan’s ongoing war on terrorism and...