Nawaz Sharif: News

Pakistan Toshakhana case: Imran Khan sentenced to 3-year imprisonment, arrested

Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment by an Islamabad trial court in the Toshakhana corruption case.

17 Jun 2023

Shehbaz Sharif

Return from London: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif requests brother Nawaz

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged his elder brother and former PM Nawaz Sharif to return from London, lead the election campaign, and become the premier of the country for the fourth time, PTI reported, quoting Geo News.

Which ex-Pakistan PMs faced arrests before Imran Khan, and why

In a dramatic move on Tuesday, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan was arrested by Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

27 Mar 2023

Pakistan News

Either Imran Khan or we will get murdered: Pakistan minister

In a shocking development, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Sunday remarked that former PM Imran Khan jeopardized the country's politics so that either he would get murdered or they would get eliminated.

Pakistan: Police break into Imran Khan's residence in Lahore

While former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was on his way for a court hearing in Islamabad in the Toshakhana corruption case, the police broke into the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's residence in Punjab province's Lahore on Saturday.

26 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan economic crisis: Life-saving surgeries halted amid drug, equipment shortage 

Pakistan's economic crisis is having a severe impact on the most vulnerable, as doctors there have been forced not to perform surgeries due to a shortage of essential drugs and equipment, ANI reported.

Nawaz Sharif may return after Pakistan government issues diplomatic passport

The Pakistan government has issued a diplomatic passport to the former prime minister and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif after clearance from its Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

26 Sep 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan's finance minister quits, tainted PML-N leader to replace him

Amid a worsening economic crisis after the deadly floods, Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail resigned on Sunday.

Who's Shehbaz Sharif? Key facts about his life, political career

Shehbaz Sharif has been officially nominated as the joint prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition parties in Pakistan ahead of Monday's election to elect a new premier.

10 Apr 2022

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan: Opposition officially nominates Shehbaz Sharif as joint PM candidate

The Opposition parties in Pakistan on Sunday officially nominated the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) President, Shehbaz Sharif, as their joint candidate ahead of the prime ministerial election on Monday, reported the country's ARY News.

10 Apr 2022

Pakistan News

Shehbaz Sharif to be named Pakistan's next PM on Monday

The Imran Khan-led government in Pakistan was ousted from power after losing a much-delayed no-confidence vote early on Sunday.

09 Apr 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to face no-confidence vote today

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will face a no-confidence vote against his government on Saturday, where he reportedly has very little chance of surviving.

Pakistan Army chief orders probe into 'kidnapping' of police chief

Pakistan Army's chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered a probe into the alleged kidnapping of Sindh Police chief by the paramilitary Rangers Force.

27 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Nawaz Sharif released from jail, to receive treatment in Pakistan

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was released from jail today, a day after the Supreme Court granted him six weeks' bail to receive medical treatment within the country.

29 Jan 2019


What made anti-nuclear test crusader George Fernandes participate in Pokhran?

George Fernandes' demise on Tuesday, January 29, has left a void in Indian politics and leaders across the spectrum have united to remember the fearless man.

24 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif given seven-year prison term for corruption

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to prison for seven years by an anti-corruption court in Pakistan.

23 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

Nawaz Sharif corruption cases: Pakistan court to deliver judgment tomorrow

An anti-corruption court in Pakistan will deliver its judgment tomorrow in two remaining corruption cases against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

11 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

NAB arrests Pakistan's ex-Railway Minister in connection with housing scam

Pakistan's former Railway Minister and his brother were arrested today by the country's anti-graft body for their alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar housing scam, amid protests by the PML-N workers.

Pakistan: Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N improves showing in by-polls

Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif's PML-N ate the votes of the ruling PTI, winning four out of 11 parliamentary seats that went to the polls.

08 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Nawaz, Abbasi appear before Lahore Court in treason case

Former Pakistan premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a prominent journalist, Cyril Almeida, Assistant Editor for the Dawn newspaper, appeared before the Lahore High Court today.

02 Oct 2018

Panama Papers

Pakistan court allows auctioning of former Finance Minister Dar's assets

An anti-corruption court in Pakistan directed authorities to auction the assets and seize bank accounts of absconding former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a graft case filed against him in Panama Papers scandal.

24 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan and Congress want to 'remove Modi', claims BJP

Launching a fresh salvo on Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi, BJP on Monday claimed the party shared a common goal with Pakistan- removing Prime Minister Modi from Indian politics.

19 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Islamabad High-Court suspends Sharif, daughter's sentence, to be released soon

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the sentence of ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and ordered their release, reports Reuters.

17 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan austerity drive: Govt. starts selling cars, helicopters, buffaloes

As part of newly-elected PM Imran Khan's austerity drive, the cash-strapped Pakistan government has started auctioning 102 luxury vehicles of the PM House at "above market price".

12 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Sharif, daughter, son-in-law granted parole to attend Kulsoom's funeral

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Capt (Retd) Muhammad Safdar reached Lahore early Wednesday from Rawalpindi after they were released from Adiala Jail on a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

03 Sep 2018

Pakistan News

Our money, not aid: Pakistan tells US after $300mn canceled

In a counter to the United States, Pakistan on Sunday said the $300 million (which was canceled) wasn't an aid but reimbursement that should be paid.

29 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Sharif appears before court in remaining two graft cases

Pakistan's imprisoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday again appeared before an anti-corruption court in the remaining two graft cases against him and his family, according to a media report.

27 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Accountability court to conclude cases against Sharif in 6-weeks

Pakistan's Supreme Court today ordered the accountability court in Islamabad to conclude the remaining two corruption cases against jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family within the next six weeks, according to a media report.

25 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan govt bans discretionary use of funds by President, PM

Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, and Chief Ministers, as part of its austerity drive.

22 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Shatrughan Sinha defends Navjot Singh Sidhu on hug controversy

Under attack for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received support from BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha who said Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi had hugged their Pakistani counterparts during their visits to that country.

16 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan to hold presidential elections on September 4

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year tenure, the election commission announced today.

15 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Jailed Sharif appears before accountability-court in remaining graft cases

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before the Islamabad-based Accountability Court hearing two graft cases (Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment cases) against him and his family.

13 Aug 2018

Panama Papers

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court over corruption cases

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before an accountability court hearing corruption cases against him and his family, the first court appearance in the remaining two graft cases, the Al-Azizia Steel Mills and the Hill Metal Establishment case.

08 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Sharif's sons Hassan, Hussain blacklisted by authorities; passports blocked

Pakistan's deposed PM Nawaz Sharif's sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been placed on the blacklist by authorities, barring them from traveling on their Pakistani passports.

08 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was today put on the no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Express News reported.

30 Jul 2018

Pakistan News

Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward in PIMS declared as sub-jail

Ailing Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward has been declared as a sub-jail, a day after Pakistan's former PM was admitted to premier Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) following health complications.

28 Jul 2018


Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.

27 Jul 2018


Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

More than a day after results were due, Imran Khan's PTI has emerged the winner, winning 109 seats out of the contested 269 in the Pakistan assembly. Votes are still being counted.