Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Panama case: Sharif says no proof of any wrongdoing   

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Wednesdya claimed he was disqualified by the Supreme Court on flimsy grounds and said there was no proof of any wrongdoing by him, after appearing in the anti-graft court trying him for alleged corruption in three cases.

  • Sharif asks judiciary to bring back  ‘coward‘ Musharraf

    Lahore  : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday called former military dictator Pervez Musharraf a “big coward” and asked the country’s judiciary to bring him back from self-exile and make him accountable for his crimes.

  • Tension with India, political instability mark Pak’s 2017   

    Islamabad : India-Pakistan ties nose-dived in 2017 with no bilateral talks talking place and both sides putting it on the back-burner even as the political situation in the country remained fragile with the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Nawaz Sharif names brother as PM candidate for 2018 election

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the Prime Minister’s office in the next parliamentary elections.

  • Imran free of Panama-like suspicion, rules SC judge

    Islamabad : Justice Faisal Arab, a member of a Supreme Court bench that exonerated the PTI Chairman, has said that Imran Khan did not incorporate offshore company Niazi Services Limited to park assets acquired through embezzlement, bribery or tax evasion to keep them hidden from the public eye.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Nawaz Sharif leaves for London to visit ailing wife

    Lahore : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after he was granted an exemption for a week from appearing in the court for corruption references filed against him in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court.

  • A failed state that evokes skepticism

    THE judiciary is free to do what it wants so long as it does not impinge on the army’s sphere of influence. It is widely believed that the manner in which Nawaz Sharif was pushed out of power recently had the tacit consent of the Army, which wanted a more pliable dispensation.

  • Hearing on Sharif’s case adjourned­­­

    Islamabad: A hearing into corruption references against Nawaz Sharif’s family was adjourned on Tuesday after the former Pakistan Prime Minister requested a suspension until the Islamabad High Court announces its verdict on the clubbing of references, reports IANS.

  • Pakistan anti-graft court begins trial of Nawaz Sharif and his family

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-graft court today formally began trial of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in corruption cases linked to the Panama Papers scandal as two prosecution witnesses recorded their statements against them.

  • Pakistan court rejects Nawaz Sharif’s plea to merge 3 graft cases

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-graft court today rejected ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s plea for clubbing together three corruption cases filed against him by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Nawaz Sharif arrives at court for trial in corruption case

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday arrived at an accountability court in Islamabad for a hearing in connection with the corruption references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to the Dawn news, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar are also expected to arrive at the court.

  • Arrest warrant issued against nawaz Sharif

    New York : A Pakistani anti-graft court on Thursday issued a bailable arrest warrant against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear before it in two cases of corruption spiralling from the Panama Papers scandal. Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir also dismissed 67-year-old Sharif’s application seeking exemption from personal appearance. Sharif, who left for London earlier this month to be with his ailing wife Kalsum who is undergoing cancer

  • Court issues bailable warrants against Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: An accountability court on Thursday issued bailable warrants against ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in cases relating to two of his properties, the media reported.