Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearing the sensitive Panama Papers case against beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption and money laundering, but reserved its verdict that could jeopardise his political future. The judgment was reserved after counsels of both sides concluded their arguments before a three-judge bench of […]

Pak officials fear ISIS trying to recruit varsity students

Pak officials fear ISIS trying to recruit varsity students

KARACHI: Pakistan’s counter-terrorism officials fear terror groups like ISIS are trying to recruit varsity students as they held a series of meetings with vice- chancellors of 11 universities in Sindh province to counter any such attempt. The vice-chancellors of the universities have been asked to increase the vigilance, security and intelligence network to save students […]

Pak may face economic instability if reforms stop: IMF

Pak may face economic instability if reforms stop: IMF

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s macroeconomic stability earned in the past three years could be undermined if the country fails to continue with its reforms, the IMF has warned, amid the political tension over the sensitive Panama Papers case. Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Pakistan Tokhir Mirzoev said the economic stability needed to be […]

Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif to replace him in case of conviction’

Nawaz’s brother Shehbaz Sharif to replace him in case of conviction’

ISLAMABAD: Beleaguered Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s younger brother and Punjab province Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to replace him if he is disqualified by the Supreme Court for alleged corruption and money laundering in the sensitive Panama Papers case, according to a media report. Since Shehbaz is not a member of the National […]

Suicide bomber attacks Pak paramilitary force, 2 killed

Suicide bomber attacks Pak paramilitary force, 2 killed

PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber from the Pakistani Taliban militant group on Monday hit a vehicle carrying paramilitary force members, killing two, including a major, and injuring ten others in northwest Pakistan. The suicide attacker with explosive-laden motorcycle hit the Frontier Constabulary (FC) convoy at a traffic signal in Peshawar s Hayatabad area, police said. Two […]

Sharif’s legal team rejects Panamagate probe panel’s report

Sharif’s legal team rejects Panamagate probe panel’s report

ISLAMABAD: Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s legal team on Monday dismissed as illegal and biased a probe panel’s final report that recommended filing of a graft case against him and his children as the Supreme Court resumed the hearing of the Panamagate graft case. A six-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) set up by the […]

Reopen 15 cases against Sharif, recommends Panama panel

Reopen 15 cases against Sharif, recommends Panama panel

ISLAMABAD: The joint investigation team which looked into Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family assets in London following the Panama Papers leak scandal has recommended reopening of 15 cases againstthe embattled leader, a media report said on Sunday. The high-profile scandal is about alleged money laundering by Sharif in 1990s, when he twice served as […]

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue through talks: UN chief

India, Pakistan should resolve Kashmir issue through talks: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the Secretary-General is paying attention to the situation in the region or “we are […]

Pak army chief hails Burhan

Pak army chief hails Burhan

Srinagar: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that Burhan Wani had made a sacrifice that is “testimony” of his generation’s “resolve” against “Indian atrocities.” “Kashmiris have right of self determination. Sacrifices of #BurhanWani & generations against Indian atrocities are a testimony of their resolve,” Bajwa was quoted as saying by Major […]

149 killed, 117 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pak

149 killed, 117 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pak

LAHORE: About 150 people were charred to death and 117 others injured Sunday in a massive blaze that erupted after an oil tanker overturned and crowds rushed to collect the fuel that spilled over on a highway in Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The oil tanker coming from Karachi and headed to Lahore overturned early this morning […]

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