Free Press Journal
  • Sharif’s 26/11 remarks: Pak blocks English daily

    Washington : Pakistani authorities have blocked the circulation of a leading English daily in many parts of the country, a media watchdog has alleged, days after the newspaper published ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s controversial remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

  • Court dismisses plea for treason case against Sharif

    Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can’t we complete the trial? -Nawaz Sharif, Former PM, Pakistan

  • Nawaz Sharif’s Mumbai attack statement ‘incorrect, misleading’: Pakistan civil-military brass

    Islamabad: The top civil-military leadership in Pakistan on Monday dismissed ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement on the 2008 Mumbai attacks as “incorrect and misleading”. The National Security Committee (NSC), which reviewed the statement, was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar.

  • Pakistan Army ‘upset’ with Nawaz Sharif over 26/11 comments

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army is said to be ‘extremely upset’ with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged admission that Pakistan had a significant role to play in the terrorist attacks that took place across Mumbai between November 26 and 29, 2008, which claimed the lives of 166 persons and injured more than 300.

  • Maharashtra ATS picks up suicide bomber

    Mumbai: The State Anti-Terrorism Squad has arrested 32-year-old Faisal Hasan Mirza from Mumbai’s western suburbs. A senior ATS official said the man was planning to bump off some important personalities. He was trained to target public places, government places and conduct suicide attacks.

  • India responsible for slow pace of 26/11 trial: Pak ex-minister

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said the “uncooperative attitude” and “stubbornness” of the Indian government has been the biggest obstacle in the Mumbai terror attacks trial reaching a conclusion, according to a media report.

  • 26/11: Nawaz Sharif admits Pakistan’s hand

    Lahore : For the first time, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for life by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case, said Pakistan has isolated itself. “We have

  • World Bank denies reports that Nawaz Sharif laundered USD 4.9 billion to India

    Washington: The World Bank today described as “incorrect” media reports in Pakistan about allegations that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif laundered USD 4.9 billion to India. “In the past day, there have been media reports citing the World Bank’s Remittances and Migration Report of 2016. These media reports were incorrect,” the World Bank said in a statement here.

  • Sharif now facing probe for laundering $4.9 bn to India, says media

    Islamabad : In further trouble to Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s top anti-corruption body on Tuesday ordered a probe against the embattled former prime minister and others for allegedly laundering $ 4.9 billion to India, media reports said.

  • Nawaz Sharif’s exemption plea rejected

    Islamabad: An accountability court in Pakistan rejected country’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea seeking seven-day exemption from personal appearance in the Avenfield case.

  • Sharif leaves for London to see ailing wife

    Lahore : Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif today left for London along with his daughter to see his ailing wife amid speculations that he might not return because of a likely conviction in three corruption cases against him.

  • Pakistan judiciary: At beck and call of Army

    If anyone thought that the judiciary in Pakistan was independent, he should think again. It is a handmaiden of the deep State, that is, of the Rawalpindi-based cabal of generals who virtually command it to do its bidding. Some years ago, after Pervez Musharrf was virtually forced out of the President’s office by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, people had begun to accord it respect for being bold and free. But it is not.

  • Pak court halts airing Sharif’s speeches for 15 days

    Lahore : A Pakistani court on Monday ordered the country’s electronic media watchdog to stop the TV channels from airing anti-judiciary speeches by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his other aides, and submit a report within 15 days.

  • Gunmen open fire at residence of Pak SC judge Ijaz ul Hasan

    Lahore : The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen on Sunday, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan.