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Nawaz Sharif accuses Pakistan’s army chief of toppling his government

Addressing a rally of the PDM in Gujranwala via video link from London, Sharif accused army chief General Qamar Bajwa and ISI chief Lt General Faiz Hameed of rigging elections, removing his government, muzzling the media, pressurising the judiciary, and victimising opposition politicians
Supporters of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of opposition parties, wave flags as they listen to their leaders during an anti-government protest rally in Gujranwala on October 16.(REUTERS)
Supporters of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of opposition parties, wave flags as they listen to their leaders during an anti-government protest rally in Gujranwala on October 16.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif accuses country’s army chief of toppling his govt

“Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, you packed up our government, which was working well, and put the nation and the country at the alter of your wishes,” Sharif said addressing a large protest gathering of opposition parties in the eastern Pakistani city of Gujranwala .
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.(AP file photo)
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 02:33 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

In Pakistan, a new battle takes shape | Analysis

The Opposition has challenged Imran Khan and the army. Khan is weak; the army is not
The army will close ranks to protect its role in the polity. The India factor will be used to remind the people that it is needed to protect them, especially at this time(AP)
The army will close ranks to protect its role in the polity. The India factor will be used to remind the people that it is needed to protect them, especially at this time(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 09:06 AM IST
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‘Will go in handcuffs’: PoK ‘PM’ accused of sedition pans Imran Khan

Imran Khan, who attempts to portray himself as a saviour for Kashmiri, faces criticism for the police filing sedition charges against the so-called ‘prime minister’ of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been attacked by opposition leaders for Pakistan’s crackdown ahead of their joint rally(AP)
Prime Minister Imran Khan has been attacked by opposition leaders for Pakistan’s crackdown ahead of their joint rally(AP)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Imran Khan govt tries to distance itself from sedition case against Nawaz Sharif

Science and technology minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that Prime Minister Imran Khan was unaware of the case.
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gestures as he boards a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018.(Reuters file)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 06:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

No ban on Nawaz Sharif’s speeches, rules Islamabad High Court

The petitioner had accused Nawaz Sharif of initiating a ‘smear’ campaign against state institutions, after going abroad on the pretext of availing medical treatment. The plea was taken up by chief justice Athar Minallah.
File photo of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (REUTERS/Drazen Gorgic)
File photo of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (REUTERS/Drazen Gorgic)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Karan Manral

Pak crackdown on oppn continues: Sedition case against Nawaz Sharif, PoK ‘PM’ and graft charges on Asif Ali Zardari

The developments came the Pakistan Democracy Movement, a joint front of 11 opposition parties, were preparing for a massive rally against Prime Minister Imran Khan later this month.
The crackdown on Pakistan’s opposition leaders comes after they announced a countrywide protest movement against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.(AFP file)
The crackdown on Pakistan’s opposition leaders comes after they announced a countrywide protest movement against Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government.(AFP file)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

FIR registered against Nawaz Sharif for ‘criminal conspiracy’

The FIR was lodged against Sharif on October 1 by a local in the Shahdra Police Station’s jurisdiction.
A supporter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif touches his picture as he celebrate with others following the court's decision in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
A supporter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif touches his picture as he celebrate with others following the court's decision in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 05, 2020 04:55 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai

Pakistan PM Imran Khan heads into his biggest challenge. Military is also target

Prime Minister Imran Khan faces the immediate challenge this month when FATF takes a decision on continuing Pakistan on the ‘grey list’
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa summoned political parties to a secret meeting last month to build consensus on turning the Gilgit Baltistan in the occupied northern areas into Pakistan’s fifth province(Facebook/Imran Khan)
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa summoned political parties to a secret meeting last month to build consensus on turning the Gilgit Baltistan in the occupied northern areas into Pakistan’s fifth province(Facebook/Imran Khan)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Imran Khan calls on party members to foil opposition alliance’s moves

The Pakistan PM has told his party members to devise a strategy to foil the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) moves, which he claims are aimed at defaming the army and sparking chaos across the country
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at an event in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS/ File)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks at an event in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS/ File)
Published on Oct 04, 2020 12:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Will no longer remain quiet on ‘dual accountability standards’ in Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif said that although Prime Minister Imran Khan is to blame for the country’s current state, “it is those who brought him into power who are truly responsible”.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.(AP)
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif.(AP)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

News updates from Hindustan Times: Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC, fitting response being given, says Army and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
This year has seen a number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan from across the LoC, especially in north Kashmir.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
This year has seen a number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan from across the LoC, especially in north Kashmir.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Published on Oct 01, 2020 08:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Ex-Pak PM recalls ‘reverse-engineering of US missile’ to demonstrate his ties to military

Just days after criticising military as ‘a state above the state’, Sharif tries to project how much he loves the armed forces.
A supporter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif touches his picture during a demonstration.(Reuters)
A supporter of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif touches his picture during a demonstration.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 06:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pakistan’s opposition, public increasingly irked by the military’s role in politics

Whether this present front of opposition unity and better atmospherics between the leaders of the PML-(N) and the PPP, therefore, heralds something new happening in Pakistan is too early to say.
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto (R) and former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and brother of Shahbaz Sharif (C) and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20, 2020(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of slain former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto (R) and former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and brother of Shahbaz Sharif (C) and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20, 2020(AFP)
Published on Sep 28, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Pakistan’s opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested in money laundering case

Shahbaz, the younger brother of former premier Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by the country’s anti-graft body National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a week after the Opposition parties launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust the Imran Khan government.
Shahbaz, 69, was taken into custody from the court’s premises, where a large number of PML-N workers gathered ahead of the hearing.(AP file photo)
Shahbaz, 69, was taken into custody from the court’s premises, where a large number of PML-N workers gathered ahead of the hearing.(AP file photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Cracks in oppn alliance, with help from army

While this debate was gathering momentum, it was leaked that key opposition leaders had met Bajwa and ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed days ahead of the all-party conference. Railways minister Sheikh Rasheed, seen to be close to the military, disclosed this and taunted the opposition for criticising the army and meeting with it at the same time.
While the army seems to have won the latest round, it is clear the issue of military interference in politics will continue to be debated.(AFP)
While the army seems to have won the latest round, it is clear the issue of military interference in politics will continue to be debated.(AFP)
Published on Sep 25, 2020 02:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak oppn alliance against Imran Khan is crumbling, with some help from the army

Opposition leaders’ meeting with army chief ahead of their grand alliance formation has led to doubting and accusations within the grouping.
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (R), Shahbaz Sharif (C) and Maryam Nawaz Sharif (L) arrive for press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference (APC) in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak oppn divided over army dictating policy on Gilgit Baltistan

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz Sharif criticises a meeting of her uncle and other party leaders of the alliance with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Inter-Services Intelligence director general Lt Gen Faiz Hameed to discuss the prospects of giving GB the status of a province.
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Pakistan opposition leaders during a press conference at the end of All Parties  Conference in Islamabad on September 20.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Pak army a state above the state, says Nawaz Sharif as Oppn unites against military leaders

From being a state within a state, it was now a state above the state, says former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, center, watches a parade with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, center, watches a parade with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 07:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Why India cannot be lax about securing its borders | Opinion

As China does in Ladakh what Pakistan did in Kargil 21 years ago, India needs to improve its security apparatus
Army vehicles leave with troops leave for Leh, Kullu, July 24, 2020(ANI)
Army vehicles leave with troops leave for Leh, Kullu, July 24, 2020(ANI)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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Kargil War is symbol of armed forces’ valour, bravery and sacrifice: JP Nadda

The senior leader said the high-altitude conflict is a symbol of the valour, bravery and sacrifice of the armed forces’ personnel while addressing a programme on Kargil Vijay Divas.
JP Nadda said as the armed forces were fighting the battle on India’s border, the political leadership was fighting it on the international arena as he pointed that the then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif had urged Bill Clinton, the US president, to intervene.(ANI/Twitter)
JP Nadda said as the armed forces were fighting the battle on India’s border, the political leadership was fighting it on the international arena as he pointed that the then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif had urged Bill Clinton, the US president, to intervene.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jul 26, 2020 02:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Pakistan’s anti-graft body files corruption case against former PM Nawaz Sharif

An arrest warrant has been issued against the 70-year-old three-time premier who is in London for medical treatment.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had left for London in November after the Lahore High Court granted him a four-week permission to go abroad for treatment.(AP file photo)
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had left for London in November after the Lahore High Court granted him a four-week permission to go abroad for treatment.(AP file photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2020 09:59 AM IST
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Lahore | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s brother tests positive for Covid-19

PML-N President and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has self-quarantined himself at home after his report came out.
Shehbaz Sharif is the latest PML-N leader to have tested positive for the virus.(Bloomberg file photo)
Shehbaz Sharif is the latest PML-N leader to have tested positive for the virus.(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on Jun 11, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAsian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Pakistan to request British govt for Sharif’s deportation

Last week, the Punjab government had refused to extend Sharif’s bail, declaring that it had found no “legal, moral or medical ground” necessitating an extension in his stay abroad.
The Islamabad High Court had granted bail to Sharif in the Al Azizia Mills corruption case, in which the former prime minister was serving a seven-year jail term, clearing his way to travel abroad for medical treatment.(REUTERS)
The Islamabad High Court had granted bail to Sharif in the Al Azizia Mills corruption case, in which the former prime minister was serving a seven-year jail term, clearing his way to travel abroad for medical treatment.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 05:06 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif declared ‘absconder’ by government: Report

Sharif was granted bail on humanitarian grounds on November 4 last year by the Lahore High Court in the case. The former Prime Minister left for London on November 19 in an air ambulance.
On December 24, 2018, an accountability court had sentenced Sharif to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case and acquitted him in the Flagship case. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
On December 24, 2018, an accountability court had sentenced Sharif to seven years in prison in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case and acquitted him in the Flagship case. Feb. 25, 2020.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 26, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Sharif’s viral UK restaurant photo invites opposition questions over his illness

Sharif, 69, left for London on November 19 in an air ambulance to seek medical treatment, a month after he was released on bail from a seven-year prison sentence for corruption.
Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry uploaded the leaked photo on his Twitter account with a satirical comment.(Fawad Chaudhry /Twitter)
Federal Science Minister Fawad Chaudhry uploaded the leaked photo on his Twitter account with a satirical comment.(Fawad Chaudhry /Twitter)
Updated on Jan 14, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan court annuls Pervez Musharaff’s death sentence: prosecutor

The original ruling had marked the first time a former leader of the armed forces had faced such a sentence for treason in Pakistan.
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf(AP file photo)
Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf(AP file photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 05:29 PM IST
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Lahore, Pakist | ByAgence France-Presse

Musharraf challenges special court’s verdict in high treason case: Report

The petition, filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Musharraf’s behalf, named the federal government and others as respondents. The petition will be heard on Jan 9, 2020.
The special court in Islamabad sentenced 76-year-old Musharraf to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case.(REUTERS Photo)
The special court in Islamabad sentenced 76-year-old Musharraf to death in absentia for high treason following a six-year legal case.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Imran Khan govt says no to Maryam Nawaz’s request to travel abroad

Maryam would not be allowed to go abroad as she was placed under the no-fly list for being involved in the August 2018 corruption case and could not get permission to leave the country.
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been included into the Exit Control List (ECL) which does not allow the government to entertain her application to travel overseas.(REUTERS)
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been included into the Exit Control List (ECL) which does not allow the government to entertain her application to travel overseas.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 23, 2019 12:30 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

‘Personal vendetta against me’: Ex-Pakistan president Musharraf on his death sentence

In the video released by his party, Musharraf said “there is no example of such a decision in which neither the defendant and nor his lawyer was given permission to say something in his defense.”
File photo of Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf(AP)
File photo of Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf(AP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 10:18 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press
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