Pakistani authorities arrest son-in-law of ousted premier Sharif

By Syed Raza Hassan Karachi, Pakistan July 8 : Pakistani authorities today arrested the son?in-law of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on Friday sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison over a corruption ruling linked to his family’s purchase of luxury flats in London. Sharif’s daughter Maryam, seen as his chosen political […]

Verdict expected Friday in ex-Pakistani PM Sharif’s corruption trial

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, July 6 : A Pakistani court is due to rule on Friday in an anti-corruption case against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over the ownership of luxurious London properties that could see the former leader jailed if found guilty. The decision, due weeks before the country heads to […]

Pakistan’s top court, election panel deal fresh blows to Sharif’s party

By Saad Sayeed and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD, June 28 : Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a fresh blow on Thursday to the party of Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister it removed last year, by barring former privatisation minister Daniyal Aziz from contesting a general election on July 25. The ban on Aziz came just […]

Pakistani anti-corruption body arrests son-in-law of ousted PM Sharif

By Drazen Jorgic and Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, Oct 9 : The son-in-law of ousted Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested at Islamabad airport on Monday by Pakistan’s anti-corruption body on his return from London, officials said, a rare instance of a powerful Pakistani politician being detained. Muhammad Safdar, a lawmaker married to Sharif’s daughter […]