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Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat Wife of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif seeks parliament seat
The wife of Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced she is running for his parliamentary seat. Kulsoom Nawaz will contest the seat her husband was forced to vacate last month after becoming embroiled in the Panama papers scandal. Mr Sharif resigned after the papers revealed his children were linked to offshore companies that owned properties in London. He has consisten...
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PAF fighter pilot martyred in aircraft crash near Mianwali PAF fighter pilot martyred in aircraft crash near Mianwali
A senior officer of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) embraced martyrdom when his aircraft crashed near Mianwali while on a routine operational flight, read a statement issued by the air force's media wing on Wednesday. Wing Commander Mohammad Shahzad was flying an F-7 aircraft when it reportedly encountered a technical fault and crashed near the Sabzazar area of Mianwali late on Tuesday. The bod...
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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan
PML-N's Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as prime minister of Pakistan in an oath-taking ceremony held at President House on Tuesday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to Abbasi. Abbasi was elected prime minister by lawmakers in the National Assembly earlier today, bagging 221 votes to become the successor to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PPP's Syed Naveed Qamar sec...
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NAB orders Irfan Naeem Mangi to file references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar NAB orders Irfan Naeem Mangi to file references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday handed Director General (DG) NAB Balochistan, Irfan Naeem Mangi, the responsibility of implementing the Supreme Court's July 28 order on the Panama Papers case. Mangi, who was part of the joint investigation team (JIT) that probed the Sharif family's business dealings, will file references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif; his childre...
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'Nawaz's days are not over': PML-N puts up brave front after top court disqualifies leader 'Nawaz's days are not over': PML-N puts up brave front after top court disqualifies leader
While opposition party lawmakers celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office, ruling party members expressed disappointment but also said Sharif's days are not over. Reacting to the verdict, Maryam Nawaz said on Twitter: "Another elected Prime Minister sent home, but only to see him return with greater force & support & soonest Insha'Allah. Stay...
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Sweet and prayers: Opposition celebrates as SC disqualifies Nawaz Sweet and prayers: Opposition celebrates as SC disqualifies Nawaz
Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations, a decision that ousts him from the premiership for the third time. As the verdict was announced in Islamabad opposition supporters erupted in applause, rushing into the street chanting slogans and handing out sweets in celebration. But in Lahore, the capital of Sharif...
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Ahsan Iqbal fourth minister to have foreign work permit Ahsan Iqbal fourth minister to have foreign work permit
ISLAMABAD: After Panamagate, another scandal has surfaced as one more member of the federal cabinet, Ahsan Iqbal, who oversees the $54 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, is found to be a holder of Iqama (work permit) of Saudi Arabia. He is said to be the fourth cabinet member to have held a foreign work permit, the others being Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister...
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ECP denotifies Nawaz Sharif from National Assembly ECP denotifies Nawaz Sharif from National Assembly
Following the directives of the Supreme Court, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued a notification disqualifying Nawaz Sharif as a member of the National Assembly. "The Election Commission of Pakistan hereby de-notify Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as Member National Assembly on Pakistan from Constituency No.NA-120 Lahore-III with immediate effect," reads the ECP notification. ...
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Lahore blast Lahore blast
Yet another major terrorist attack in Lahore with a significant death toll and injury count has underlined the drift in national counterterrorism efforts. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, despite the banned TTP claiming responsibility, it is difficult to establish a link between a bombing in urban Pakistan and an aggressive military operation in Fata. Yet, the past suggests that milita...
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'Where is the accountability for judges, army?' asks Javed Hashmi 'Where is the accountability for judges, army?' asks Javed Hashmi
Political stalwart and former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Javed Hashmi questioned accountability for judges and the military at an unexpected press conference in Multan on Wednesday. Hashmi, who has also been a member of the PML-N, believes the Panama Papers probe appears to be a ploy which seeks to oust Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from power, rather than a way to hold him accountable...
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