Free Press Journal
  • Pak court asks govt to reply on petition seeking PM’s removal

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today directed the federal government to file a reply on a petition demanding disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for alleged money laundering and willfully concealing his wealth from the public.

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    Nawaz Sharif UK Visit Has Pakistan Abuzz

    Islamabad : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for London on Wednesday for what was described as a routine medical examination but the buzz is that all is not well between him and the military establishment. The departure has come a few days after the leaked Panama Papers exposed his family’s offshore dealings.

  • Pak ready to probe Panama Papers’ leak, says minister

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government was ready to investigate ‘Panama Papers’ through the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan can name any official to probe the matter, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday.

  • Pakistan quake toll rises to five

    Islamabad: A day after a 6.6 magnitude quake jolted Pakistan, the toll in the temblor has risen to five in the country. A quake that struck Pakistan, Afghanistan and India on Sunday left five people killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Radio Pakistan reported.

  • Pakistan up to its tricks, again

    The loudmouths parroting the need for an ‘uninterrupted and uninterruptible’ dialogue with Pakistan will brazen it out but others will be right in wondering the wisdom of mollycoddling the perennially estranged neighbor when it rebuffs India at every turn. The statement by Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Thursday that comprehensive bilateral dialogue is suspended clearly shows that Islamabad is keen to wriggle out of its commitment to investigate the Pathankot attack

  • Panama papers: Nawaz Sharif orders judicial commission to probe his family

    Lahore: Following the ‘Panama Papers’ leak, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday evening that a high-level judicial commission will be formed to probe his family after the expose revealed that his sons and daughter owned offshore companies

  • Following JIT’s return, Pak blames India of ‘vicious propaganda’

    Islamabad – With Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the Pathankot attack, set to table the report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sections of the Pakistan media have claimed that the report accuses India of using the attack as part of its ‘vicious propaganda’ against Islamabad.

  • PM orders probe into 500 offshore Panama accounts

    New Delhi : The Panama Papers – a list of offshore accounts that have been divulged in what is being described as “the world’s biggest leak”—have sent shock waves among the rich and powerful across several countries, including at least 500 Indians.

  • Sharif’s son Hussain denies charges of hidden offshore assets

    Islamabad: In the wake of the Panama Papers leak, the Pakistan government on Monday asserted that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has no wealth stashed abroad while Sharif’s son Hussain Nawaz refuted allegations that the Sharif family has hidden offshore assets.

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    US stands with Pak after Lahore attack: Obama tells Sharif

    Washington: President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the US’ commitment to partner with Pakistan to combat terrorism after the “appalling” Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore that killed 74 people.

  • ‘Arrest of Indian ‘spy’ threatens Indo-Pak back channel talks

    Islamabad: The arrest of an alleged Indian ‘spy’ from Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province may derail the back channel diplomacy between the two countries after claims have been made that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was his “direct handler”, a media report said today. Pakistan last week arrested Kulbhushan Yadav, the alleged operative of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), from southern Balochistan.

  • Pakistan military tweets affect ties with government

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military spokesman’s tweets “have exposed civil-military tensions” in the country, a leading newspaper said on Thursday. Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa’s tweets and statements have exposed the fissures “at a time when the nation expects the best coordination between the two sides in their fight against terrorism”, the Daily Times said.

  • US stands with Pak after Lahore attack: Obama tells Sharif

    Washington: President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the US’ commitment to partner with Pakistan to combat terrorism after the “appalling” Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore that killed 74 people. Obama telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to condole the deaths in the attack on innocent civilians. “This callous and appalling attack against innocent civilians, many of them women and children, underscores the critical danger that terrorism poses inside Pakistan, throughout the region, and around the globe,” the White House said in a readout

  • Supporters of Taseer killer refuse to end Islamabad protests

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday arrested nearly 750 supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, executed for killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, even as protests here continued with agitators refusing to leave until the government accepts their demand of declaring the Islamist assassin a ‘martyr’. Over 25,000 protesters had entered and besieged Islamabad’s high-security zone on Sunday, damaging public buildings and breaking barriers that had been erected.

  • Lahore attack aimed at Christians, toll rises to 72

    Lahore: Pakistani Taliban on Monday said the horrific suicide bombing at a popular park here was targeted at Christians celebrating Easter, even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 72 including 29 children. “Three more people today succumbed to their injuries raising the death toll to 72,” Punjab Emergency Services Rescue team spokesperson Deeba Shahnaz said.

  • Lahore blast: PM Narendra Modi Calls Up Nawaz Sharif

    New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after the Lahore park blast that killed at least 65, and expressed his condolences.

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    Pak has resolved to wipe out terror from its soil: Sharif

    New Delhi: Noting that Pakistan is faced with “unprecedented” threat of terrorism and extremism, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today asserted that these “evils” will be defeated and “completely wiped out from our soil”.

  • Pak Pathankot JIT to arrive in India on March 27: Swaraj

    Pokhara (Nepal): A Pakistani Joint Investigation Team will arrive in India on March 27 to carry forward its probe into the Pathankot terror attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced here today.

  • SAARC: Swaraj, Aziz breakfast together ahead of bilateral talks

    Pokhara: Ahead of their bilateral talks which are slated for today on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) ministerial meeting here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz joined for breakfast and were seen exchanging pleasantries.

  • SAARC: Sushma to meet Aziz on sidelines of meet today

    Kathmandu: The two-day meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Foreign Ministers is slated to begin in Pokhara in Nepal today where External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is expected to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the meeting.