Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan Supreme Court asks government how 2 top generals were allowed to take up foreign employment

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today asked the government how it allowed two former top army generals to take up jobs abroad despite a law barring officers from accepting employment for two years post-retirement, according to a media report.  Hearing a case of dual nationalities of Pakistan government employees, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, observed that former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif and Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant

  • Pakistan Supreme Court asks ISI to specify date by which it would remove blockades from road outside its headquarter

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today asked the powerful spy agency – the ISI – to specify a date by which it would remove the blockades from the main road in front of its headquarters in the national capital. A three-member bench led by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, however, suspended an earlier Islamabad High Court (IHC) order asking the Inter-Services Intelligence to remove barricades within a week.

  • Pakistan Supreme Court bars Pervez Musharraf from contesting election

    Lahore: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew a conditional permission earlier granted to former President Pervez Musharraf to contest the upcoming general election after his counsel informed that the former military chief was unable to return to the country on Thursday.

  • Pak SC upholds death to child rapist-murderer

    Islamabad : Pakistan Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of a convict for raping and killing a six-year-old girl and upheld his death sentence in a crime that drew nationwide condemnation and led to widespread protests across the country, according to a media report.

  • Pakistan Supreme Court acquits woman, 2 others in a murder case registered 20 years ago

    Karachi: A Pakistani woman and two others were acquitted by the Supreme Court today, 20 years after a triple murder case was registered against them. In 1998, Asma Nawab was alleged to have orchestrated the murder of her parents and brother over a love marriage, Geo TV reported. In 1999, the sessions court had ordered double death sentences for Asma, Farhan Khan and Javed Ahmed Siddiqui.

  • 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 Supreme Court to announce verdict on Imran Khan today

    Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court will announce the verdict on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan’s disqualification from Parliament on Friday. According to the Dawn, a three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab will hand down the judgement on two petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Khan and his party Secretary General Jahangir Tareen over their alleged

  • Sharif family appears before the National Accountability Court

    Islamabad : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (Retired) Muhammad Safdar appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday in connection with corruption  references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

  • All eyes in Pakistan on today’s by-elections in Lahore’s NA-120

    Lahore : All eyes in Pakistan are on Sunday’s by-election in Lahore’s NA-120 where the ailing wife of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is contesting to provide a narrative to the ruling PML-N that the people have rejected the Supreme Court’s decision to send its leader home.

  • Sharif got salary from UAE-based firm: Pakistan Supreme Court

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday observed that documents submitted in the Panama Papers case proved that then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif received a salary from a UAE-based company in August 2013.

  • NAB recommends seizure of Sharif family’s assets freezing accounts

    Pakistan Supreme Court had directed the anti-corruption body to file four reference cases by September 8 against Nawaz Sharif, his children. These relate to the Sharif family’s four upscale flats in London and 16 offshore companies held by the family.

  • Nawaz Sharif criticises Pak’s judiciary for his ouster

    Islamabad: A defiant Nawaz Sharif today criticised the judiciary for forcing him to quit as prime minister, saying it was an “insult” to 200 million people of Pakistan that their elected leader was unceremoniously ousted with a single stroke of pen. A five-member Supreme Court bench last month disqualified Sharif for dishonesty and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children over the Panama Papers scandal, forcing the prime

  • Sharif family to file review petition to challenge Nawaz’s disqualification

    Lahore: Senior Lawyer Khawaja Haris is set to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict regarding the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and its direction asking the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against him and his children.

  • Pakistan parliament to elect new PM today

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s lawmakers are all set to elect a new prime minister today to replace ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, with the ruling party stalwart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expected to become interim leader.

  • Centre protecting those named in Panamagate: AAP

    New Delhi : The AAP on Friday accused the Central government of protecting industrialists, celebrities and family members of political leaders whose names have appeared in the Panama Papers leak.