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Former Pakistan prime minister Sharif sentenced to 7 years jail for graft

Dec 24, 2018 - 8:01 PM

It is the latest conviction stemming from a corruption investigation spurred by the Panama Papers leak

Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media representatives at the tomb of Pakistan's national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal to mark the country's Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017. Pakistan celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with a brazen flag raising ceremony at its eastern border and an air force display, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast. / AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

Caged Lion of Punjab: The fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Nawaz Sharif is starting one of the last chapters of his long career from a cell, where he is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption

NAWAZ SHARIF. A handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Pakistan ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years for corruption

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:41 PM

(UPDATED) Nawaz Sharif is currently in London, where his wife is receiving medical treatment for cancer. The verdict immediately raises questions over whether he would return to Pakistan.

NAWAZ SHARIF. Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media representatives at the tomb of Pakistan's national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal to mark the country's Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017. File photo by Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for ex-PM Sharif – lawyer

Oct 26, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The claims against the prime minister stemmed from the Panama Papers leak last year, which sparked a media frenzy over the luxurious lifestyles and high-end London property portfolio owned by his family

WANTED. In this file photo, ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media in Lahore on August 14, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Sharif for corruption – official

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The indictment comes ahead of a general election due by the end of 2018, in which Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) will face an offensive by Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

NAWAZ SHARIF. An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Ex-Pakistani PM appears before anti-corruption court

Oct 02, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The Supreme Court deposed Nawaz Sharif in July following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family

An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. Handout/Pakistan Press Information Office/AFP

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

Aug 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Sharif s legal team lays out 19 points challenging the court s judgement saying the ruling suffered from errors floating on the surface

In this photo, Pakistani ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks with media representatives at the tomb of Pakistan's national poet Allama Mohammad Iqbal to mark the country's Independence Day in Lahore on August 14, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

Former Pakistan PM Sharif says ouster was 'insult to voters'

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Sharif asks thousands of supporters to stand up for the rule of law and the mandate they had given him

WITH HIS SUPPORTERS. Deposed Pakistani prime minster Nawaz Sharif (C-L) waves to supporters from his car as he begins a rally from Islamabad to Lahore, in Islamabad on August 9, 2017. Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan to elect new prime minister August 1

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Pakistan s parliament will meet on Tuesday August 1 to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family

A Pakistani man reads a newspaper with front page news of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on July 29, 2017. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif names brother Shahbaz as successor

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:17 PM

However the younger Sharif must be elected to the national assembly before becoming the new prime minister Former oil minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is also nominated as interim PM

BROTHERS. This file photo taken on February 25, 2009 shows former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif (R) arriving with his brother Shahbaz Sharif for a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan. Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistan court disqualifies PM Sharif from office

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:47 PM

The court also asks the national anti corruption bureau to launch a further probe into the allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which stem from the Panama Papers leak last year

DISQUALIFIED. In this file photo, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif listens to an unseen Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addressing a press conference at the Prime Minister's house in Islamabad on November 15, 2014. File photo by Farooq Naeem/AFP

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Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Calibri in spotlight as 'Fontgate' could leave Pakistan sans Sharif

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

A typeface has sparked uproar in Pakistan after documents using the font were produced in a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – despite being dated a year before the design was released

CORRUPTION PROBE REPORT. A Pakistani journalist poses for a photograph with a copy of a corruption report released by a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in Islamabad on July 12, 2017. Aamir Qureshi/AFP

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia s Vladimir Putin and China s Xi Jinping – formally sign off on the sub continent duo s accession at the annual SCO summit in Kazakhstan s capital Astana

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Kazakhstan's Astana on June 9, 2017. Photo by AFP.

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:26 PM

A second senior police officer who requested anonymity says many members of the police prosecution service and judiciary sympathized with the attackers and he did not expect any guilty verdicts

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

Mar 31, 2017 - 4:34 PM

UPDATED The attack comes after a wave of violence killed 130 people across Pakistan in February unnerving citizens who had been emboldened by improving security and prompting a military crackdown

Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders the two main crossings on the long porous border be reopened as a gesture of goodwill a statement from his office says

An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Suicide bomber kills 20 at mosque in NW Pakistan – official

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED The bombing takes place in the village of Butmaina in the Mohmand tribal district bordering Afghanistan where the army has been fighting against Taliban militants

Pakistan detains over 200 as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Thousands are searched and interrogated in raids across Punjab province with around 216 of them detained

An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families. / AFP / PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PAKISTAN PRESS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT / HANDOUT - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Pakistan, Iran vow to boost economic ties

Mar 26, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Our trade and economic ties have suffered due to sanctions We have agreed to strengthen our bilateral ties in diverse areas of trade economy and energy reads a statement quoting Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Pakistani PM vows action against all militant groups

Jan 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif however admits progress had been slow against militant groups

Pakistan mourns university massacre victims

Jan 21, 2016 - 2:07 PM

Sharif vows a ruthless response to the massacre and orders security forces to hunt down the perpetrators

Students inspect the room of their fellows who were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, 20 January 2016. Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Pakistan PM to visit Saudi and Iran 'to ease tension'

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lead a high level delegation to Saudi Arabia and Iran to exchange views and try to reduce tension between the two countries

India's Modi on surprise Pakistan visit to meet PM

Dec 25, 2015 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED The visit a first by an Indian premier in over 10 years comes weeks after the rivals agreed to restart high level peace talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits during as meeting with Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (unseen), in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 25, 2015, before his surprise visit to Pakistan. Jawad Jalali/EPA

Death toll jumps to 50 in Kandahar airport siege

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Eleven suicide attackers breach the high security complex taking families hostage and triggering firefights with soldiers

KANDAHAR AIRPORT SIEGE. A view of the Kandahar airport after clashes with Taliban militants and Afghan security forces, in Kandahar Afghanistan, 09 December 2015. Photo by Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

Pakistan and Afghan leaders vow to resume Taliban peace talks

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Sharif and Ghani meet amid tensions over Kabul s accusations that Islamabad aided the Taliban

SHARIF AND GHANI. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) give a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, 12 May 2015. Photo by Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

US embassy warns of 'imminent attack' in Kabul

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:55 PM

US embassy Kabul has received credible reports of an imminent attack in Kabul within the next 48 hours it said in an emergency warning posted on its website

Pakistan army chief to visit US, hold talks on Afghanistan: officials

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:15 PM

A senior Pakistani security official says the two sides would also discuss Pakistan s ongoing military operations against Taliban militants

Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah (R), sits with Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif (L) and the Director General ISI (not pictured) during their meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 17, 2015. Photo by Hedayatullah Amid/EPA

US, Pakistan call for Taliban to return to peace talks

Oct 23, 2015 - 8:02 AM

Barack Obama and Nawaz Sharif called on Taliban leaders to enter into direct talks with Kabul and work toward a sustainable peace settlement according to a joint statement

CALLING FOR PEACE. US President Barack Obama (R) holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) of Pakistan in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, October 22, 2015. Photo by Aude Guerrucci/EPA

Pakistan summons Indian envoy after 'spy drone' shot down

Jul 16, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The flare up between the two countries who have fought 3 wars since 1947 comes days after their prime ministers met in Russia in an apparent sign of a thaw in relations

Pakistani PM Sharif meets Malala in Oslo

Jul 09, 2015 - 8:08 AM

The 17 year old activist says Sharif told her his government will support her if she decides to visit the country

Philippine envoy's body to arrive from Pakistan

May 11, 2015 - 5:02 PM

The late Ambassador Lucenario is credited for spearheading the Philippines transition to machine readable passports

FILIPINO ENVOY. Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan delivers a lecture for the Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Service Institute on September 4, 2014. He is reportedly killed in a chopper crash. File photo from DFA-FSI

Aquino, VP Binay mourn death of PH ambassador to Pakistan

May 09, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Top leaders of the country convey their condolences to the family of Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr who died in a helicopter crash in Pakistan

FILIPINO ENVOY. Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan delivers a lecture for the Department of Foreign Affairs Foreign Service Institute on September 4, 2014. He is reportedly killed in a chopper crash. File photo from DFA-FSI

Pakistan hangs 7 convicted militants as John Kerry visits – officials

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:57 PM

The United Nations European Union Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on Pakistan to re impose its moratorium on the death penalty

UN urges Pakistan to halt executions

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:58 AM

United Nations chief Ban Ki moon presses Pakistan to end punishment and restore a moratorium on the death penalty

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon says he will visit Gaza to directly talk to the people of Gaza. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Pakistan hangs 2 convicted militants

Dec 20, 2014 - 9:05 AM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif relinquishes the 6 year ban on the death penalty in terror related cases two days after a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead

PROTEST AGAINST VIOLENCE. Activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party hold anti-Taliban placards in a protest rally in Karachi on December 19, 2014, against an attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in Peshawar. Photo by Asif Hassan/AFP

Carnage as Taliban storm Pakistan school, kill 141

Dec 16, 2014 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED Survivors describe how the militants went from room to room shooting children as young as 12 during the 8 hour onslaught at the Army Public School in Peshawar

INJURED STUDENT. A school boy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan, 16 December 2014. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Supporters in Malala's hometown celebrate Nobel win

Dec 11, 2014 - 12:08 AM

Students activists and teachers gather in a school hall in Swat Valley s main town of Mingora to watch the ceremony chanting Long live Malala and continuing to give her a standing ovation for several minutes

A Pakistani resident carries a child through Mingora, the hometown of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, in the Swat valley on December 10, 2014. Schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai's courageous fightback from being shot by the Taliban has transformed her into a symbol for human rights and a campaigner in global demand. AFP PHOTO / A MAJEED

Imran Khan threatens to shut down Pakistan with protests

Dec 01, 2014 - 8:12 AM

We will close the whole of Pakistan on December 16 Khan tells tens of thousands of supporters adding that his party workers will paralyze major cities starting with Lahore

DEFIANT. Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan (C) gestures to supporters at the anti-government rally in Islamabad on November 30, 2014. Banaras Khan/AFP

Leaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill

Nov 27, 2014 - 1:41 PM

All 8 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC leaders expressed frustration on Wednesday November 26 with the slow pace of progress towards greater regional integration

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala (R) and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay (L) looks on as Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns from his speech during a opening session of the 18th SAARC summit in City hall in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 November 2014. Narendra Shrestha/Pool/EPA

Ghani warns against Afghan 'proxy war' at South Asia summit

Nov 26, 2014 - 2:02 PM

UPDATED We will not allow our territory to be used against any of our neighbors But we will not permit anybody to conduct proxy wars on our soil either

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (C) waves on his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Kathmandu on November 25, 2014. Prakash Mathema/AFP

India-Pakistan tensions set to sour regional summit

Nov 24, 2014 - 11:04 AM

The region s first summit in 3 years follows some of the worst cross border violence in Kashmir in a decade and comes as NATO led troops prepare to pull out of Afghanistan

In this file photo, newly sworn-in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (4th L) poses with South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states during his oath of office ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. Prakash Singh/AFP

Ghani arrives on Pakistan visit with eye on Taliban talks

Nov 14, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Both Pakistan and Afghanistan accuse each other of allowing militants to shelter in the border regions and launch bloody attacks that threaten regional stability

Malala in peace move after Nobel win with India's Satyarthi

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:46 AM

The award is for all the children who are voiceless whose voices need to be heard says Malala Yousafzai the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

YOUNGEST WINNER. Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan delivers a statement after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in the Library of Birmingham in Birmingham in Britain, October 10, 2014. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Sep 06, 2014 - 8:37 PM

UPDATED Incessant rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people while torrential rains and flooding have left more than 100 people dead in India

Pakistan opposition groups agree to resume talks

Sep 03, 2014 - 8:53 PM

The move comes after days of protests against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier raising fears that the military may intervene

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Pakistan minister condemns protests as 'revolt against state'

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Pakistan s Parliament meets for an emergency session after three days of clashes between police and club wielding demonstrators demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s resignation

A supporter of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri offers morning prayers at their camp outside the Parliament during anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistan, 02 September 2014. Rehan Khan/EPA

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The occupation come after fresh street clashes between riot police and followers of opposition politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri

Fresh clashes in Pakistan anti-PM protests

Sep 01, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Fresh clashes erupt as heavy rain fell on the capital as more than 3 000 demonstrators again tried to march on the building

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA

Islamabad reaches out to protesters after two die in clashes

Aug 31, 2014 - 12:09 PM

UPDATED The protesters led by cricketer turned politician Imran Khan and populist cleric Tahir ul Qadri have been camped outside parliament house since August 15 demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif quit amid allegations of vote rigging

PROTEST MARCH. Supporters of Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan shout slogans as they march towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence during an anti-government protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 August 2014. T. Mughal/EPA