Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Sharif barred from contesting polls for life after Pak SC verdict

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif  on Friday became ineligible to hold public office for life after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the disqualification of two lawmakers, including him was permanent, in a landmark verdict ending the political future of the three-time premier ahead of general elections this year.

  • Pakistan SC disqualifies former PM Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life in a landmark verdict that will change the course of the country’s political history. According to Dawn online, the verdict was delivered unanimously by a five-judge bench of the top court.

  • Sharif fears he may be jailed

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed that the infamous Adiala Jail was already being prepared for him and alleged that three members of the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe his family’s business dealings abroad were his “worst political opponents”.

  • 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.