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  • Nawaz Sharif gets 7yrs jail in graft case

    An accountability court hands ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif seven years in jail and a fine of $2.5 million in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference, and acquits him in the Flagship Investments reference.

  • Nawaz, daughter to attend Kulsoom’s funeral

    The cancer-stricken wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif dies in London while her husband and daughter were in prison, officials say.

  • The future of 'Naya Pakistan'

    The “second democratic transition” in Pakistan was marred with pre-poll suicide attacks which killed three contestants as well as scores of their supporters especially in Quetta.

  • Can Imran Khan be the man of the people?

    The army in Pakistan seems to have devised a way where a particular person is elected even without a valid cause. Imran Khan is a product of such phenomena. Long before the latest elections, his name was tossed around.

  • ‘Seriously ill’ Nawaz taken to hospital

    Former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, has fallen sick inside prison and is being moved to hospital, a minister said Sunday. Sharif and his daughter were jailed on July 13 after a graft court sentenced them to 10 and seven years respectively over properties in Britain which emerged in the wake of Panama Papers revelations.

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    Hospitalisation of Nawaz advised

    Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif falls ill as he suffers from heart and kidney problems and a medical team recommended that he be shifted to a hospital.

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    Nawaz, Maryam unlikely to be shifted to Sihala

    Though allowed by the Islamabad chief commissioner, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are not likely to be transferred to the Sihala Rest House as it lacks proper security arrangements needed for the high-profile prisoners.

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    Nawaz Sharif, daughter given B Class facilities in jail

    Graft accused Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were arrested soon after their arrival back home from London yesterday, have been given B Class facilities owing to their social status.

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    Ignoring warnings, Nawaz Sharif to start for home today

    Despite concerns about his security, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is adamant that he will leave for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road.

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    Pakistani lawmakers elect Abbasi as PM

    Pakistani lawmakers elect former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, replacing ousted veteran leader Nawaz Sharif.

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    Shahid Abbasi faces Pak inquiry over LNG contract

    Following the removal of its chief Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, an­other problem has arisen for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as the interim premier-in-waiting, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is also facing a Rs220 billion corruption inquiry being carried out by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

  • Panamagate takes Nawaz Sharif down

    Nawaz's detractors have been celebrating the court verdict. But is it really a triumph for the people of Pakistan? There are completely opposing viewpoints with some calling it independent judiciary in a democracy while others trashing judicial activism describing it as the death knell of democracy.

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    Pak president calls national assembly for interim PM polls Aug 1

    Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the national assembly on August 1 for the election of an interim prime minister, DawnNews reports.

  • Third time is not a charm

    Nawaz Sharif had benefited immensely twice in the past by the rulings of the Pakistan Supreme Court. But last Friday's ruling delivered by the apex court not only caused his downfall, it also made his future in politics uncertain.

  • Khaqan Abbasi interim PM, Shahbaz named successor to Nawaz

    Two separate meetings, headed by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leaders decide to rally behind Nawaz's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, as his eventual successor, and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is tapped to take over as interim prime minister.

  • 15 Pak PMs fail to complete tenure

    History was repeated on Friday morning. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sent home after the Supreme Court disqualified him under the Constitution’s Article 62(1)(f) for misdeclaring his assets when he was just 10 months away from completing his five-year tenure in office.

  • Nawaz Sharif ousted by court

    Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office yesterday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability.

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    The technicality that led to Nawaz Sharif's disqualification

    Just one key technicality emerging from a discovery the JIT made in the UAE gives the judges reason to disqualify Sharif directly. It is based on an allegation that Sharif's counsels are not been able to deny.

  • Modi wishes best for Nawaz’s surgery

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended “best wishes” to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif who will undergo an open-heart surgery.

  • I will resign and go home if proven guilty: Nawaz Sharif

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the nation today, said he will resign and go home if proven guilty by the Panama Papers probe.

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    Blast in Pakistan’s Lahore kills 65

    A suicide bomber kills 65 people and injures more than 280 others, mostly women and children, at a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, striking at the heart of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political base of Punjab.

  • Will Sharif and Modi pass the new test?

    Nawaz Sharif is treating the attack in Pathankot as a direct challenge for him. He is aware of the domestic consequences, but he is confident that all the opposition parties in Pakistan will stand behind him if evidence against the culprits is strong.

  • Will Pathankot derail Indo-Pak dialogue?

    No one had expected that the Modi-Sharif Lahore dialogue on December 25, 2015 would be challenged so soon.

  • Peace with Pakistan?

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Lahore, Pakistan, on Christmas Day brought his hyperkinetic year of global diplomacy to a headline-grabbing close.

  • Fresh gunfire, blasts at raided Indian air base

    Gunfire and blasts are heard at an Indian Air Force base attacked by militants a day earlier, as security forces hunted two gunmen still at large in the sprawling facility near the border with Pakistan.

  • 6 killed in India air force base attack

    Four gunmen and two guards are killed when unidentified militants attack an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

  • Modi's Christmas gift to Sharif

    One is too familiar with the complicated love-hate relationship between India and Pakistan. But over the past three weeks, some dramatic developments have taken place between these two countries.