Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif for life

Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif for life

Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office or contesting elections for lifetime in a landmark verdict that could change the course of the country’s political history.   A five-member bench delivered the verdict on the question of the period of the disqualification of […]

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif seeks review of court ruling

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif seeks review of court ruling

  ISLAMABAD, August 15 (Reuters) – Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday sought a review of a Supreme Court decision that disqualified him from office over undeclared assets, an official from his ruling party said on Tuesday.   Sharif, 67, resigned during his third stint as prime minister shortly after the Supreme Court […]

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat

    LAHORE, Pakistan, August 11 (Reuters) – The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, party officials said.   Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif will be the candidate of the […]

Pakistan faces new political turmoil as PM Sharif ousted in wealth probe

Pakistan faces new political turmoil as PM Sharif ousted in wealth probe

    ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability.   Sharif swiftly resigned but in a statement his spokesman said there were “serious reservations” about the judicial […]

Sharif survives Panamagate, SC says not enough evidence to disqualify him

Sharif survives Panamagate, SC says not enough evidence to disqualify him

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday survived the Panamagate scandal that had threatened to oust him. The Supreme Court, in a 3-2 judgement, ordered a fresh probe into allegations of financial irregularities and money laundering, while noting that there was “insufficient evidence” to remove Sharif.   The final verdict saw […]

India back terrors in Pakistan: Sharif

India back terrors in Pakistan: Sharif

London, Oct 3 (IANS) Describing India’s alleged hand in terrorist acts in Pakistan a “serious matter”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his country had shared “credible evidence” with other countries.   Sharif was speaking to the media here before departing for Pakistan. He reached London after speaking at the UN General Assembly.   The […]

Pakistan’s Sharif urges formalised Kashmir truce with India

Pakistan’s Sharif urges formalised Kashmir truce with India

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on Wednesday for cooperation, not confrontation, with on-and-off foe India and said the two nuclear-armed countries should formalise a cease-fire in disputed Kashmir.   In an address to the U.N. General Assembly, Sharif said cease-fire violations in Kashmir were intensifying, causing civilian deaths, including of […]