Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif issued green passport

Pakistani former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name has been removed from the exit control list (ECL) and he has finally been issued a green passport by the government, led by his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Nawaz Sharif, daughter given B Class facilities in jail

Graft accused Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were arrested soon after their arrival back home from London yesterday, have been given B Class facilities owing to their social status.

August 9, 2017
August 9, 2017

Ignoring warnings, Nawaz Sharif to start for home today

Despite concerns about his security, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is adamant that he will leave for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road.

August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017

Pakistani lawmakers elect Abbasi as PM

Pakistani lawmakers elect former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new prime minister, replacing ousted veteran leader Nawaz Sharif.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

Shahid Abbasi faces Pak inquiry over LNG contract

Following the removal of its chief Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, an­other problem has arisen for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as the interim premier-in-waiting, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is also facing a Rs220 billion corruption inquiry being carried out by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

Panamagate takes Nawaz Sharif down

Nawaz's detractors have been celebrating the court verdict. But is it really a triumph for the people of Pakistan? There are completely opposing viewpoints with some calling it independent judiciary in a democracy while others trashing judicial activism describing it as the death knell of democracy.

July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017

Pak president calls national assembly for interim PM polls Aug 1

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has called a session of the national assembly on August 1 for the election of an interim prime minister, DawnNews reports.

July 30, 2017
July 30, 2017

Third time is not a charm

Nawaz Sharif had benefited immensely twice in the past by the rulings of the Pakistan Supreme Court. But last Friday's ruling delivered by the apex court not only caused his downfall, it also made his future in politics uncertain.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

Khaqan Abbasi interim PM, Shahbaz named successor to Nawaz

Two separate meetings, headed by ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, PML-N leaders decide to rally behind Nawaz's younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif, as his eventual successor, and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, is tapped to take over as interim prime minister.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

15 Pak PMs fail to complete tenure

History was repeated on Friday morning. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sent home after the Supreme Court disqualified him under the Constitution’s Article 62(1)(f) for misdeclaring his assets when he was just 10 months away from completing his five-year tenure in office.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

Nawaz Sharif ousted by court

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office yesterday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asian nation into political turmoil after a period of relative stability.