Pakistani court orders arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over graft charges

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in the capital, Islamabad, September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for the former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is embroiled in two corruption cases tied to the Panama Papers leak, his lawyer says. “The accountability […]

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Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency to file criminal charges against ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, finance minister Ishaq Dar

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif (R) waves to supporters as he leaves the stage during a rally in Gujrat city in Punjab province on August 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency is set to open a criminal investigation against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and current Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the ex-premier […]

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Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nominates younger brother as successor

This handout photograph released by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on July 29, 2017 shows Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2nd from L) addressing his party in Islamabad. (via AFP) Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother to be his successor and a nominee to contest the 2018 general elections and his close […]

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns after disqualification by Supreme Court

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (photo by AFP) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan has resigned following a Supreme Court ruling that disqualified him from office over corruption charges. Sharif’s office said on Friday that he was resigning shortly after the Supreme Court issued a verdict disqualifying him earlier in the day “He is disqualified […]

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hearings conclude in Supreme Court

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (photo by AFP) Pakistan’s Supreme Court has finished hearings regarding the family wealth of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and will begin deliberations on whether to disqualify him for corruption. Ejaz Afzal Khan, who heads the three-judge Supreme Court panel, on Friday announced the hearings had been concluded by saying: “Judgement reserved.” The […]

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court starts hearings on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s graft charges

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo by AFP) Pakistan’s Supreme Court has resumed hearings over corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, in a process that will decide the premier’s political future. The hearing on Monday is expected to focus on a damaging 254-page corruption report run by the Joint Investigation Team […]

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family rejects findings in corruption probe

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo by AFP) 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 the Supreme Court […]

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Pakistan’s top court rules Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can stay in power

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (Photo by Reuters) Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered further investigations into corruption allegations leveled by the opposition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there was insufficient evidence to order his removal from office. “A thorough investigation is required,” Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said, announcing the highly anticipated decision following […]

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