Free Press Journal
  • Panamagate: JIT submits 1st fortnightly report to Pak SC

    Islamabad : A high-profile investigation team probing the graft allegations against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons on Monday submitted its first fortnightly report to the Supreme Court.

  • Sharif to leave for S Arabia today, could meet Trump

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on Sunday to attend an international Islamic conference where he is likely to meet US President Donald Trump.

  • ICJ cannot acquit Kulbhushan Jadhav: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday reiterated Pakistan’s stand that Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav cannot be acquitted by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and his punishment will be in accordance with domestic laws.

  • Imran Khan urges JIT to trace Sharif’s business interests in India

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should trace the business interests of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in India and other countries, a media report said on Saturday.

  • Pakistan to look into possibility of Sharif-Modi meet during SCO

    Islamabad : If India shows interest, Pakistan will look into the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the SCO summit next month, Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz said on Wednesday.

  • Sharif, Bajwa agree to amicably resolve row over leaked report

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa have resolved to “amicably” address the differences over a leaked report that had angered the powerful army, a media report said on Saturday.

  • Pakistan PM sacks aide over news leak, army vetoes move

    Difference between army and govt came to the fore after the military rejected Nawaz Sharif’s (pix) notification to sack special foreign affairs assistant Fatemi following findings of a probe panel.

  • Nawaz Sharif sacks trusted aide after news leak scandal

    Islamabad: Embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today sacked his trusted aide Tariq Fatemi after an inquiry found him guilty of “leaking” information to media about a rift between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships during a high-level security meet.

  • Pak opposition ‘concerned’ over Jindal-Sharif meeting

    Islamabad : Opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party has moved a resolution in the Punjab assembly airing its concern over the meeting between Indian businessman Sajjan Jindal and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • ‘Was offered Rs 10 billion to stay silent on Panamagate’

    Islamabad : Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan has sensationally claimed that he was offered Rs 10 billion by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stay silent over the Panama leaks issue, a charge denied by the government.

  • Sharif in ‘liquid oxygen’; Sit back and watch, Indians

    NOW that he has his back to the wall, the last thing Sharif will want to do is defy the army and seek some sort of rapprochement with India. Plus, the fact that the judges have appointed members of the Military Intelligence and the ISI to the JIT means that there is virtually no possibility of any positivity in the offing towards India.

  • Nawaz Sharif not out of the woods on graft

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s political future hangs in the balance with the country’s Supreme Court giving a split verdict in favour of him on corruption allegations against his family members but at the same time directing the government to set up a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the allegations. The JIT will have 60 days to revert with the finding whether the Prime Minister is guilty or not. Opposition parties,

  • Nawaz Sharif’s daughter cleared in Panama scandal

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s media savvy daughter Maryam Sharif’s name has been virtually cleared by the Supreme Court in the high-profile Panama case, according to a media report.

  • Panamagate: Pakistan top court does not find enough proof to sack PM Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif on Thursday narrowly managed to save his premiership after a Pakistan Supreme Court bench declared there was “insufficient evidence” to remove him from office but ordered setting up of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe graft allegations against his family in the Panama Papers scam.

  • Pak PM bars partymen from commenting on Gen Raheel Sharif

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has barred his party leaders from making “any controversial statements” about former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif over his appointment as the head of a Saudi-led 41-nation military alliance of Muslim countries.

  • 24 killed, 100 injured in Taliban bombing in northwest Pak

    Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban today targeted a Shiite imambargah with a powerful car bomb, killing at least 24 people and injuring nearly 100 others at a crowded market in northwest Pakistan’s restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The blast struck the women’s entrance of the imambargah in the remote Parachinar in Kurram Agency, sending the large number of people gathered for Friday prayers near the market into a frenzied run for safety.

  • Sharif orders to reopen Pakistan-Afghanistan border

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered to reopen the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with immediate effect. The Prime Minister said that the decision was taken as a goodwill gesture as the countries enjoy “religious, cultural and historical ties”, reported Dawn newspaper.

  • ‘Hindu Marriage Bill’ becomes law in Pakistan

    Islamabad: In a landmark development, the bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan became a law today after President Mamnoon Hussain gave his approval. With the President’s nod, Pakistan’s Hindus got an exclusive personal law to regulate marriages. “On the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has assented to the ‘The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017’,” a statement from the PMO said.