Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan’s outgoing ruling party

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan, July 16 : Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan’s outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week. The latest 16,868 cases, which the police statement said were registered in the […]

History and Activism of Pakistan’s Judiciary

  By R.K. Kaushik The 13th April, 2018 Judgement of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which former Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif was declared disqualified for life has again brought into focus the role of the judiciary in Pakistan. A few days later on 26th April 2018, the Foreign Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif was […]

Pakistan PM’s family rejects findings in corruption probe

By Syed Raza Hassan and Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Jul 11 : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier’s assets, dismissing as “trash” allegations that the Sharif family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by […]

Pakistan PM to address parliament after opposition boycott over Panama leaks

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, May 10 : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear before parliament to answer questions on the Panama Papers leak that linked his family to offshore wealth, an official said today, after lawmakers walked out of the assembly. Leaked documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama last month showed […]

US rules out India-type civil nuclear deal with Pak

Washington:┬áThe US has “categorically ruled out” a nuclear deal with Pakistan similar to the Indo-US nuclear agreement, terming the reports in American media as “completely false”. “Let me state categorically, we have not entered into negotiations on 123 Agreement with Pakistan nor are we seeking an exception for Pakistan within the nuclear supplier group in […]