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Pakistan minister says he will buy air ticket for Sharif if he is returning

Rashid’s remarks came amidst rumours and statements that Sharif would stage his comeback sooner than expected.
The minister offered to issue a visa to 71-year-old Sharif, though being a citizen of Pakistan he would not need a visa.(Reuters Photo)
The minister offered to issue a visa to 71-year-old Sharif, though being a citizen of Pakistan he would not need a visa.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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‘Former Pak CJI didn’t want Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to be free before 2018 polls'

The revelations about former chief justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar were made by an ex-chief judge of Gilgit Baltistan in a notarised affidavit.
Nawaz Sharif (R), former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League, gestures to supporters as his daughter Maryam Nawaz looks on during the party's workers convention in Islamabad, on June 4, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
Nawaz Sharif (R), former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League, gestures to supporters as his daughter Maryam Nawaz looks on during the party's workers convention in Islamabad, on June 4, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 08:52 AM IST
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Suspects found in Emmanuel Macron’s jab data leak

  • The details of his “health pass”, a QR code that acts as proof of vaccination, has been shared on social media recently.
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron.(AFP)
Published on Sep 24, 2021 04:12 AM IST
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Pakistan Interior ministry refuses to renew Nawaz Sharif's passport

  • Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed had already announced in January that the PML-N supremo's passport would not be renewed as per instructions from Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's passport had expired in February of this year.(Reuters Photo)
Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's passport had expired in February of this year.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2021 12:34 PM IST
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Pakistan's accountability watchdog seeks cancellation of Maryam Nawaz's bail

  • The anti-corruption body maintained that after her release on bail, she has been attacking state institutions through media and social media, and has continuously made false accusations and is engaged in anti-state propaganda.
The LHC on November 4, 2019, had granted bail to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz who was arrested in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)(AP)
The LHC on November 4, 2019, had granted bail to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz who was arrested in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)(AP)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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Imran Khan 'criminal': Nawaz Sharif questions negligence in foreign funding case

The Pakistan Muslim League (N) chief said, "In March 2018, the ECP had formed a scrutiny committee and directed that a report be submitted in one month. Approximately two-and-a-half years later, there is still no report."
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters)
Published on Jan 17, 2021 06:47 AM IST
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No extradition treaty with UK, can only cancel Nawaz Sharif’s passport: Pak minister

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Wednesday had said the government will cancel the passport of Sharif on February 16.
Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been living in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.(Reuters)
Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been living in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 02, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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Nawaz Sharif’s passport will be cancelled on Feb 16, says Pak minister

The three-time former prime minister, who was convicted in two corruption cases -- Avenfield properties and Al-Azizia -- was declared a proclaimed offender earlier this month by the Islamabad High Court after he failed to appear before it despite several warnings.
Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been living in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.(AFP Photo)
Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been living in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says Army ‘works under’ him: Report

The Army, which has ruled Pakistan for more than half of its 70 plus years of existence, has hitherto wielded considerable power in the matters of security and foreign policy.
Khan rebutted accusations that he does not have any real authority and said that the Pakistan Army is a state institution, which works under him.(AP)
Khan rebutted accusations that he does not have any real authority and said that the Pakistan Army is a state institution, which works under him.(AP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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India waits for Pakistan to end terror before resumption of dialogue

Fact is that the Indian retaliation in the form of surgical strikes in occupied Kashmir and air strikes at Balakot in Manshera came only as a response to terror attacks by Pakistan based proscribed groups after the complicity of Rawalpindi GHQ was established by Indian security agencies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharis in Lahore on December 25, 2015.(PIB Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharis in Lahore on December 25, 2015.(PIB Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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PM Modi writes to Nawaz Sharif, condoles his mother’s death

Modi’s letter dated November 27, which was accessed by Dawn News TV channel, stated: “I am deeply saddened to learn about the demise of your mother Begum Shamim Akhtar on 22 November in London. My heartfelt condolences are with you in this hour of intense grief.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 01:41 AM IST
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Pak oppn lawmakers to quit en masse, threatens joint alliance

Such a move could put the Imran Khan government on the defensive as there are widespread allegations of illegality in the mandate of the present government.
Maryam Nawaz (centre), daughter of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and the leader of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), gestures to supporters during an anti-government rally in Quetta on October 25.(AFP file)
Maryam Nawaz (centre), daughter of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and the leader of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), gestures to supporters during an anti-government rally in Quetta on October 25.(AFP file)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 08:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times. Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Chanakya: India’s new template for the neighbourhood

Managing South Asia — through hard instruments when unavoidable and close engagement whenever possible — is essential
New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)
New Delhi is aware that managing the larger neighbourhood is inextricably linked to domestic stability, external power projection, and retaining its influence regionally at a time when China is actively intervening in smaller countries of South Asia with the explicit objective of undermining Indian interests(ANI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 06:21 AM IST
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Nawaz Sharif makes unscheduled hospital visits after developing kidney pain: report

Sharif, 70, who has been staying in London since November 2019 on medical grounds, during his visits to the hospital underwent several tests and scans to determine a course of treatment, the Dawn reported.
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N)(Reuters/ File photo)
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (N)(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif urges people to protect votes from being rigged

Addressing the voters in a video message, Sharif insisted that the people of the region support the party’s democratic credentials in the region, reported Daily Pakistan.
Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif urged voters not to let anyone in the way of democracy.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif urged voters not to let anyone in the way of democracy.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 15, 2020 11:36 AM IST
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London | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Nawaz Sharif crosses Army’s redline in battle with Imran Khan. Pushback begins

Pakistan watchers in New Delhi believe the army tried to get back at Sharif via his daughter Maryam Sharif’s husband Mohammad Safdar when the military arm-twisted the police to arrest him from his Karachi hotel.
Imran Khan addressing a news conference in 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Imran Khan addressing a news conference in 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 11:27 AM IST
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Pak army inquiry into Safdar Awan’s arrest a ‘cover-up’, says PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday termed the report of an inquiry carried out by the army regarding the arrest of his son-in-law retired Captain Safdar Awan as a “cover-up”, saying that the report was “rejected”.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif(Reuters photo)
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif(Reuters photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 10:54 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh

Nawaz Sharif a ‘jackal’ trying to create ‘rebellion’ in army, says Pak PM Khan

Nawaz Sharif had made the comments virtually on October 16 during a joint rally organised by the Opposition parties under the banner of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).
Nawaz Sharif, the 70-year-old supreme leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) who was ousted from power in 2017 by the apex court on graft charges.(AP file photo)
Nawaz Sharif, the 70-year-old supreme leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) who was ousted from power in 2017 by the apex court on graft charges.(AP file photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Delhiwale: Hotel Broadway checks out

Broadway’s closure was not reported until now. It shut down so noiselessly that the news would have gone unnoticed but for a chance occasion of coming face-to-face with its locked door.
Broadway Hotel stood at the point where New Delhi gives way to the old city, on Asaf Ali Road.
Broadway Hotel stood at the point where New Delhi gives way to the old city, on Asaf Ali Road.
Updated on Oct 28, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMayank Austen Soofi

Pak soldiers did not even have weapons during Kargil war, claims Nawaz Sharif

Pervez Musharraf and his companions used the Army for personal gains, and disgraced them,” Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif claimed.
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League addressed the third anti-government rally of Pakistan opposition’s 11 -party alliance.(Reuters File Photo)
Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League addressed the third anti-government rally of Pakistan opposition’s 11 -party alliance.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 03:46 PM IST
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Pak joint oppn holds massive rally in Quetta

Earlier in the day, at least three people were killed and six others wounded when a bomb exploded in a suburban neighbourhood of Quetta, home to several separatist and Islamist insurgencies. The bomb was concealed in a motorcycle.
PDM had held two mammoth rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi in the past weeks seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
PDM had held two mammoth rallies in Gujranwala and Karachi in the past weeks seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 02:56 AM IST
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Pak’s anti-corruption body slaps fresh graft case on Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif is already facing several cases of corruption and misuse of authority which he has declared as a result of political vendetta by the current government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the 70-year-old supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was ousted from power in 2017 by the Supreme Court on corruption charges.(AP file photo)
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the 70-year-old supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) was ousted from power in 2017 by the Supreme Court on corruption charges.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 07:20 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Pakistan’s opposition is taking on the army. India should just watch

One will have to wait for PDM’s moves to see whether the military jettisons those who are no longer useful to it or responds with more crackdowns.
Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zardariat an anti-government protest rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of political opposition parties, Karachi, Pakistan October 18, 2020(REUTERS)
Maryam Nawaz and Bilawal Bhutto Zardariat an anti-government protest rally organised by the Pakistan Democratic Movement, an alliance of political opposition parties, Karachi, Pakistan October 18, 2020(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Pak army chief orders probe into ‘kidnap’ of police chief to force arrest of Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

Awan was arrested on Monday by Punjab police that forcibly entered his hotel room in Karachi, where he was staying with his wife and PML-N vice-president Maryam Sharif after a massive rally a day earlier by a joint opposition front in the port city.
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif at a press conference regarding the arrest of her husband, Mohammad Safdar Awan, in Karachi, on October 19.(AP)
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif at a press conference regarding the arrest of her husband, Mohammad Safdar Awan, in Karachi, on October 19.(AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 10:40 AM IST
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Pakistan: Sindh Police officials apply for leave after arrest of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

Captain (retired) Safdar Awan was arrested by the Karachi Police on Monday, just hours after a fiery speech by his wife and Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, against PM Imran Khan at a Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally.
FILE PHOTO: Maryam Nawaz, Safdar Awan’s wife and PML-N vice president, lauded Sindh Police, tweeting, “I salute the Sindh Police.” (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Maryam Nawaz, Safdar Awan’s wife and PML-N vice president, lauded Sindh Police, tweeting, “I salute the Sindh Police.” (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 06:07 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Pakistan police briefly detain Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

“Police broke my room door at the hotel I was staying at in Karachi and arrested” Muhammad Safdar Awan, said Maryam Nawaz, PML-N vice-president, who had addressed the rally on Sunday. She said she was asleep when the police “barged in” her hotel room where she was staying with her husband.
Mohammad Safdar, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leads a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP)
Mohammad Safdar, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leads a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 04:09 AM IST
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Pak oppn claims police chief was ‘kidnapped’, made to order arrest of Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law

The retired captain and 200 others including Maryam Nawaz were reportedly booked for sloganeering inside the mausoleum of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah a day earlier, and thus violating its sanctity.
This July 8, 2018 file photo shows Mohammad Safdar Awan, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leading a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP file)
This July 8, 2018 file photo shows Mohammad Safdar Awan, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, leading a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(AP file)
Published on Oct 19, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan

Opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s vice-president Maryam Nawaz on Monday alleged that the police barged into her hotel room in Karachi and arrested her husband and deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar.
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gives a press conference. AP/PTI (AP28-09-2020_000231B)(AP)
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gives a press conference. AP/PTI (AP28-09-2020_000231B)(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi

Livid Imran Khan vows to jail Nawaz Sharif as oppn holds 2nd rally

A visibly upset and angry Prime Minister Imran Khan told a conference of his supporters in Islamabad on Saturday that he would get “tougher” with the opposition leaders and put them all behind bars.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (L) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif wave to supporters during the first public rally of the 11-party Pakistan Democratic Movement in the eastern city of Gujranwala on October 16.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

In his speech, Nawaz Sharif takes on Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader, attacked the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government on multiple fronts during the Gujranwala rally.
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif .(Reuters)
Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif .(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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