Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife’s funeral

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12 : Pakistani authorities on Wednesday temporarily released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from prison to attend funeral services for his wife, Kulsoom, who died of cancer the day before in London. Video footage from Geo TV showed Sharif walking through Islamabad’s airport amid tight security […]

Doctors say jailed former Pakistani PM Sharif should be transferred to hospital

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, July 29 : Doctors are concerned about the health of jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and have requested prison authorities in Rawalpindi to transfer him to a hospital, a government official said on Sunday. Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on July 13, minutes after they returned to […]

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 […]