Free Press Journal
  • Ex-CJ Nasirul Mulk is Pakistan caretaker PM

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s former chief justice Nasirul Mulk was on Monday named as the country’s caretaker prime minister for a two-month period, ending the political wrangling between ruling PML-N and the Opposition ahead of the general elections on July 25. The announcement was made by leader of the Opposition Khursheed Shah at a press conference here which was also attended by incumbent Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and National Assembly Speaker Ayaz

  • Pakistan: Go for early election, Nawaz Sharif told

    Islamabad: A Pakistani newspaper on Friday suggested to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to go for a snap election instead of taking out rallies denouncing the Supreme Court for unseating him on corruption charges. The Dawn complained in an editorial that governance was taking a back seat as Sharif pursues his Islamabad-to-Lahore rally, with leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz busy mobilizing crowds along the route.

  • Shehbaz Sharif set to replace Nawaz as PML-N chief

    The formal decision would be taken later this week in Lahore in meeting of the PML-N. Though Nawaz still holds sole authority to appoint anyone to any post but he consults party before major decisions.

  • Pakistan Election Commission asks PML-N to appoint new party chief to replace Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Election Commission today issued a notice to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) asking it to appoint a new leader to replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as its chief. Sharif stepped down on July 28 after the Supreme Court disqualified him for not disclosing his assets. After the verdict, he ceased to be a member of parliament.

  • Abbasi likely to continue as Pak Premier for rest of govt’s tenure

    Lahore : Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to continue as premier for the remaining 10-month tenure of PML-N as the party chief Nawaz Sharif has hinted retaining his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the key province.

  • Pakistan Speaker unseated by tribunal over poll rigging

    Lahore : In a jolt to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was unseated by Punjab election commission’s tribunal as it ordered a re-poll in his constituency, accepting Imran Khan’s petition challenging the 2013 result on grounds of rigging.   The tribunal declared the election in the NA-122 constituency null and void though Sadiq can appeal the verdict in Supreme Court. 60-year-old Sadiq, who is from the ruling