Free Press Journal
  • Taliban suicide attack near Nawaz Sharif’s residence kills 9

    Lahore : (PTI) A teenaged Taliban suicide bomber attacked a police check-post near the residence of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, killing nine people, including five policemen, police said. According to rescue officials, the blast took place last night close to a police check post, a few kilometres from the palatial residence of the Sharif family, and next to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat centre. “Five policemen – two

  • Shoe-incident will make my father more popular: Maryam

    Rawalpindi : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Monday said that the recent shoe hurling incident on her father would make him even “more popular”.

  • Pak court rejects NAB’s plea to include JIT report in Sharif’s Avenfield case

    Islamabad : An anti-graft court in Pakistan on Thursday rejected a plea of the anti-corruption watchdog to include the report of Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team as a part of the Avenfield case record, in which ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his family members are accused.

  • Sharif says efforts being made  to ‘oust’ him from politics for life            

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif today alleged that efforts were being made to “oust” him from politics for life, a day after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court from leading his party. Sharif spoke to the media after appearing before the accountability court in Islamabad where he is being tried for alleged corruption in the Panama Papers case.

  • Sharif cannot head a political party

    Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the apex court in the Panama Papers case in July last year under Article 62 for failing to declare a receivable salary as an asset.

  • Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand “null and void”.

  • Pakistan former PM Nawaz Sharif says his opponents would fail to punish him

    Islamabad: Ousted Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif today warned his opponents that they would fail to “punish” him as he appeared before an anti-graft court for the 17th time to face trial in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, appeared before the Accountability Court Islamabad along with his daughter Maryam and son-in-law captain (retired) Mohmmad Safdar.

  • Party in crisis as Imran goes incommunicado

    Islamabad : Annoyed by the “gutter media campaign” against his plan to get married for a third time, Pakistan’s flamboyant cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Tuesday asked whether he had “sold” state secrets to India or “laundered” the country’s wealth to deserve a bad press.

  • Panama case: Sharif says no proof of any wrongdoing   

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Wednesdya claimed he was disqualified by the Supreme Court on flimsy grounds and said there was no proof of any wrongdoing by him, after appearing in the anti-graft court trying him for alleged corruption in three cases.

  • Sharif asks judiciary to bring back  ‘coward‘ Musharraf

    Lahore  : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday called former military dictator Pervez Musharraf a “big coward” and asked the country’s judiciary to bring him back from self-exile and make him accountable for his crimes.

  • Tension with India, political instability mark Pak’s 2017   

    Islamabad : India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place and both sides putting it on the back-burner even as the political situation in the country remained fragile with the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the Prime Minister’s office in the next parliamentary elections.

  • Imran free of Panama-like suspicion, rules SC judge

    Islamabad : Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye.

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    Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife

    Lahore : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after he was granted an exemption for a week from appearing in the court for corruption references filed against him in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court.