Free Press Journal
  • Sharif, sons fail to appear before anti-corruption body

    Lahore : Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons on Friday failed to appear before the top anti-graft body, which wanted to interrogate them over money laundering and corruption charges revealed by the Panama Papers.

  • Nawaz Sharif, sons fail to appear before anti-corruption body

    Lahore: Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons today failed to appear before the top anti-graft body, which wanted to interrogate them over money laundering and corruption charges revealed by the Panama Papers.
    On July 28, a five-member Supreme Court bench disqualified Sharif from continuing in his office for possessing a work permit at the firm of his son in the UAE.

  • Pak’s apex anti-corruption body summons Nawaz Sharif, sons

    Lahore : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons have been summoned by the country’s top anti-graft body to appear before it on Friday for interrogation in connection with the money laundering and corruption cases.

  • NAB directorates initiate fresh investigations against Nawaz Sharif family

    Lahore: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has begun fresh investigations to prepare four references against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s family in accordance with the July 28 Supreme Court verdict for his disqualification.

  • Nawaz Sharif challenges Panamagate verdict, files 3 petitions in SC

    Lahore: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday has filed three separate petitions in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to challenge the July 28 Panamagate verdict, which disqualified him from holding any office.

  • Pakistan: Go for early election, Nawaz Sharif told

    Islamabad: A Pakistani newspaper on Friday suggested to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go for a snap election instead of taking out rallies denouncing the Supreme Court for unseating him on corruption charges. The Dawn complained in an editorial that governance was taking a back seat as Sharif pursues his Islamabad-to-Lahore rally, with leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz busy mobilizing crowds along the route.

  • Nawaz Sharif criticises Pak’s judiciary for his ouster

    Islamabad: A defiant Nawaz Sharif today criticised the judiciary for forcing him to quit as prime minister, saying it was an “insult” to 200 million people of Pakistan that their elected leader was unceremoniously ousted with a single stroke of pen. A five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the prime

  • Shehbaz Sharif set to replace Nawaz as PML-N chief

    The formal decision would be taken later this week in Lahore in meeting of the PML-N. Though Nawaz still holds sole authority to appoint anyone to any post but he consults party before major decisions.

  • Pakistan Election Commission asks PML-N to appoint new party chief to replace Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Election Commission today issued a notice to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) asking it to appoint a new leader to replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as its chief. Sharif stepped down on July 28 after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not disclosing his assets. After the verdict, he ceased to be a member of parliament.

  • Nawaz Sharif ouster could bring uncertainty in CPEC

    Beijing : The disqualification of Nawaz Sharif is likely bring some uncertainty to the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, an editorial in the state-run mouth piece Global Times has said.

  • Abbasi inducts 44 ministers, Khawaja Asif is new Foreign Minister

    Islamabad: The cabinet of new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday saw the return of old faces, but a major change in portfolios was seen, with most notable being the induction of ex-Defence Minister Khawaja Asif as Foreign Minister.

  • Sharif family to file review petition to challenge Nawaz’s disqualification

    Lahore: Senior Lawyer Khawaja Haris is set to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict regarding the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and its direction asking the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against him and his children.

  • New Pakistan PM meets Sharif before finalising Cabinet

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday met Nawaz Sharif to “consult” him before finalising his Cabinet, the state media reported.

  • Pakistan parliament to elect new PM today

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s lawmakers are all set to elect a new prime minister today to replace ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, with the ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader.

  • Nawaz ouster throws Pakistan into confusion

    Pakistan plunged into political uncertainty and virtual chaos as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted in what many are describing as a ‘judicial coup’ with tacit support of the all-powerful army. The beleaguered Nawaz who has been prime minister thrice, each time being booted out prematurely, was recently disqualified by the country’s Supreme Court from holding office on charges of corruption. Finding his position untenable Nawaz Sharif picked his brother and Punjab province Chief

  • Shehbaz Sharif’s name finalised as successor of Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: An informal meeting, chaired by ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Saturday deliberated the PML-N’s political strategy after Sharif’s disqualification and decided to rally behind his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif after discussions that stretched over four hours.

  • Nawaz Sharif quits: What is Panama scam all about?

    Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned as Pakistan Prime Minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office and ruled that graft cases be filed against the beleaguered leader and his children over the Panama Papers scandal. Nawaz’s younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, now the Chief Minister of the prosperous Punjab province, will be the new PM of Pakistan.