Nawaz Sharif

  • Pakistan Court Clears the Way for Nawaz Sharif to Run for PM Post

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday declared lifetime bans on politicians contesting elections unconstitutional, clearing the last obstacle on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s path to running for the post for the fourth time.

  • Sharif's Legal Twist: High Court to Review Second Graft Conviction

    The Islamabad High Court will review former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s second corruption conviction on Thursday, following its reversal of the first conviction last week. Another acquittal would remove all obstacles on his path to running for elections next February and becoming Pakistan’s prime minister for the fourth time.

  • Pakistan Court Acquits Maryam Nawaz of Corruption

    A court in Pakistan quashed last week the conviction of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of  former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, after she was sentenced to seven years in prison for taking part in the purchase of luxury flats in London with money she couldn’t explain how she earned.

  • Pakistan Pays $28.7M, but UK Asset-Recovery Firm Wants More

    Although Pakistan last week paid US$28.7 million to a British asset recovery firm it hired nearly two decades ago to find and recover UK-based assets from dozens of Pakistanis, the firm still seeks $3 million in interests and has tried to get hold of London apartments of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif instead.

  • Pakistan Arrests Opposition Leader over Money Laundering

    Pakistani authorities on Monday arrested the leader of the country’s opposition on charges of corruption, prompting hundreds of his supporters to protest against the latest arrest of a top opponent by the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  • Dozens of Protesters Detained in Pakistan

    Authorities detained 56 members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N) who on Tuesday clashed with police in front of the government anti-corruption office in Lahore where the daughter of the party founder, Nawaz Sharif, was summoned in a graft case.

  • HRW Urges Pakistan to Stop Using Anti-Graft Body to Harass Opposition

    Human Rights Watch, HRW, hasurged Pakistani authorities to implement the order of the Supreme Court and abolish the country’s anti-graft agency’s power to detain government critics. The global advocacy group also asked officials of the National Accountability Bureau, NAB, who are responsible for unlawful arrests and other abuses to be investigated and prosecuted.

  • Dismissal of Nawaz Sharif’s Judge Could Set the ex PM Free

    The judge who sent Nawaz Sharif behind bars for graft has been dismissed on Friday for violating the code of conduct, which paves the way for the former prime minister to be acquitted and for Pakistan’s political rift to deepen at a time the country is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Pakistan Wants the UK to Send Nawaz Sharif Home

    A legal expert said that Pakistan’s chances to make the U.K. send back a former Pakistani prime minister who was convicted for corruption but allowed to visit London are slim and that the request was most likely made to appease his supporters. 

  • Pakistan Releases on Bail Ex-President Suspected of Graft

    Because his health deteriorated while in detention for corruption, the High Court in Islamabad released Thursday former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on bail, his lawyer said.

  • Pakistan: Ex PM Nawaz Sharif Granted Bail

    A Pakistani court granted bail to jailed former PM Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds Friday, his lawyer told media. 

    Sharif, 69, was ousted from his post in July 2017 for lying about his wealth after the Panama Papers leaks, which showed he and his family had undeclared businesses in Saudi Arabia and luxurious apartments in London.

  • Pakistan’s Gov't, Broadsheet Compete for Avenfield Flats

    Pakistan could soon face a judge in Great Britain for not paying multimillion bills for an investigation into the UK-based property of its jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the Guardian reported last week.

  • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Arrested for Graft

    Pakistan’s anti-graft officials arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, in the latest blow to Pakistan’s opposition party that has accused current Prime Minister Imran Khan of targeting its leaders.

  • Pakistan: Video Stirs Questions About Judicial Impartiality

    A senior judge at Pakistan’s anti-corruption court denied on Sunday that he was blackmailed into convicting ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif of graft last year. The denial comes after Sharif's party showed secret videos alleging the judge was intimidated over the case.

  • Pakistan: Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif Sentenced for Corruption

    A court in Islamabad found on Monday former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif guilty of corruption, sentenced him to to seven years in prison and fined him US$25 million.

  • Pakistan Minister Applauds Prisoners Exchange Agreement with Britain

    Pakistani officials hailed on Wednesday a newly signed prisoner exchange agreement with the UK, which opens the door for Pakistani fugitives to be returned and serve their sentence at home.

  • Pakistan Arrests Nawaz Sharif’s Brother for Alleged Graft

    Pakistani authorities arrested on Friday opposition leader and younger brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in connection with alleged corruption in a social housing scheme, the country’s anti-graft agency said.

  • Pakistan's Ex-PM Released on Bail Over Luxury London Flats

    A Pakistani court in Islamabad ordered ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his family members to be released on bail while they appeal corruption charges related to their ownership of luxury properties in London.

  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif to Stay in Prison During Election

    A Pakistani court rejected on Tuesday appeals made by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and his son-in-law to be released on bail and their convictions be suspended, Arab News reported.

  • Pakistan: Ex-PM Given 10 Year Prison Sentence

    A Pakistani anti-corruption court sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on Friday over a corruption scandal prompted by the Panama Papers and centered around several luxury London apartments, the BBC reported.

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