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The Sharif’s are free, IHC suspends jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday suspended sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield reference. Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar were released from Adiala prison Wednesday evening after the court ordered suspension of the Avenfield case earlier...

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Nawaz, Maryam depart for Lahore

LONDON: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have left for Lahore to return to homeland Pakistan. According to Newsone sources, Nawaz and Maryam are expected to reach Pakistan tomorrow evening. "Told my kids to be brave in the face of oppression. But kids will still be kids. Goodbyes are hard, even...

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Kulsoom Nawaz makes miraculous recovery, has opened eyes: Hussain Nawaz

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has regained consciousness, her son Hussain Nawaz confirmed on Thursday. "After exactly one-month, she [my mother] has opened her eyes. She looked around after opening her eyes," Hussain Nawaz told reporters in London. Kulsoom Nawaz had been unconscious and in critical condition after she suffered a cardiac arrest last...

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Zardari and Talpur neither summoned nor placed on ECL: CJP Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday not to summon Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister in the Rs35 billion money-laundering probe involving fake bank accounts. Strict security arrangements were in place at the apex court in light of the former president's expected appearance, after reports of him being summoned by...

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Returning to fulfill the promise of ‘give respect to vote’, says Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday has said that he is returning to Pakistan on Friday in order to fulfill the promise of 'sanctity of vote', Newsone reported. "Returning to Pakistan leaving my ailment wife Kulsoom in Allah's protection, he said while addressing a press conference in London along with his daughter...

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ANP leader Haroon Bashir Bilour, 12 others martyred in Peshawar blast

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour among 12 others, including police officials were martyred in a suicide blast during election campaign at Yaka Toot area of Peshawar, Newsone reported on Tuesday. According to details, more than 30 people were injured in the result of blast. The blast occurred when corner meeting was underway. Rescue teams reached the site immediately...

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We will ensure safety but sanctity of the elections is ECP’s responsibility: DG ISPR

RAWALPINDI: While addressing a presser on elections and Armed Forces deployment involved in the exercise to carry out the mammoth task in a safe and secure manner, the DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor briefed about the entire process and how the Pak Armed forces are looking to tackle it. Ghafoor made it clear that the Army will ensure security...

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Accountability court designated six weeks to wrap-up Nawaz, Dar’s corruption cases

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday a six-week extension for Accountability Court-I Judge Mohammad Bashir to conclude the corruption references against deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. This is the fourth time the deadline for the high-profile cases has been extended since the trial started in September last year. The Supreme Court had originally set...

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SC summons Asif Zardari, Faryal Talpur on July 12 in money laundering scam

ISLAMABAD: The top court has summoned the PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and others on July 12 in money laundering scam, Newsone reported on Monday. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case related to money laundering. During the hearing the apex court directed former president, his sister Faryal Talpur, seven...

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Imran Khan reveals Party Manifesto, upcoming tasks an uphill battle

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday vowed to make a welfare state in Pakistan as he unveiled his party's manifesto for the General Election 2018. Addressing a ceremony to unveil the party's manifesto in the federal capital, Imran stressed that social justice and rules are the basis of progress for a country. "An easy solution to the problems that...

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Capt Safdar now a resident of Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday shifted Captain (retired) Safdar Awan to the Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, after he was earlier presented in an accountability court. The son-in-law of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested by the anti-graft body on Sunday, following an accountability court's verdict in the Avenfield Properties corruption reference that handed out a one-year...

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Cat-mouse play ends: NAB officials finally arrest Captain(R) Safdar

RAWALPINDI: With so much cat and mouse play in Rawalpindi, the National Accountability Bureau's team finally apprehended Captain(R) Safdar, who on Sunday surprisingly appeared at Liaqat Bagh amid Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) workers rally. The arrest came after 3 hours of efforts as PML(N) workers appeared to be a shield between NAB officials and Captain(R) Safadr, who was sentenced to one...

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Fake Bank Accounts: SC orders to place 20 individuals including Sindh top political leadership’s name in ECL

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the names of 20 individuals including senior most political leadership of Sindh to be placed in Exit Control List(ECL) pertaining to a fake bank accounts case. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the slow pace of inquiry into a fake bank accounts case. Furthermore, the ...

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Avenfield ruling to be challenged before IHC; Nawaz, Maryam to return on Friday

LONDON: Convicted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will challenge the Avenfield verdict before Islamabad High Court on Monday, according to the sources. Talking to the media outside her Avenfield apartment, Maryam Nawaz announced her return to Pakistan on Friday, July 13th along with his father. Furthermore, the Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) leadership in Pakistan headed by Shehbaz...

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Captain(R) Safdar reaches Liaqat Bagh to surrender before NAB amid PML(N) workers

ISLAMABAD: On Sunday, following 2 days of Avenfield verdict which served sentences to all accused, Captain(R) Safdar has reached Liaqat Bagh Rawalpindi to  surrender his arrest before National Accountability Bureau(NAB), Newsone reported. Earlier today, from unidentified location Safdar via audio message informed Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) workers that he will  surrender his arrest before the National Accountability Bureau(NAB) today. Local leaders...

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Sharif Family may challenge Avenfield verdict in IHC, Court on summer vactions

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar Awan will challenge the accountability court's verdict in the Avenfield reference in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), sources informed Newsone. The accountability court had announced the verdict in corruption reference against the Sharif family on Friday, sentencing Nawaz to 11 years in...

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Disgraced Nawaz Sharif convicted; sentenced to 10 years in prison, Maryam 7

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court on Friday announced the verdict in Avenfield reference against the disgraced prime minister Nawaz Sharif  who is convicted  over money laundering and has been served 10 years sentence in Avenfield reference. Furthermore, Maryam Nawaz is sentenced for 7 years of imprisonment over submitting forged documents before the Supreme Court led Joint Investigation Team. Captain(R) Safdar is...

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