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Opposition parties want Nawaz, Zardari to be declared innocent in corruption cases: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Friday said the opposition parties wanted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) President Asif Zardari to be declared as vindicated in money embezzlement cases, ARY News reported. "The only dispute they have against the PTI is they want Nawaz and Zardari to be given the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO)," he said while addressing media after the National Assembly…

Election 2018: NAB decides not to arrest election candidates till polling day

ISLAMABAD: Several election candidates have breathed a sigh of relief as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday decided to put off the arrests in graft probes after polling day of July 25. A meeting of the executive board of the accountability watchdog, presided by NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal, decided to defer the arrests. However, those who have already been arrested will not be released. “NAB has ... no link with the election or politics” said a press release issued by the headquarters of…

PM Netanyahu’s confidant turns state witness in graft probe: Israeli media

JERUSALEM: A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader’s political survival, local media said. Shlomo Filber’s decision to testify for the state against his former boss is a dramatic turn for Netanyahu, whose inner circle had so far seemed watertight. Filber’s change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a…

Accountability court rejects Sharif’s request for merging three corruption references into one

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Wednesday rejected a request made by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for a single trial on all the three references filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Judge Muhammad Bashir had a day earlier reserved the verdict after defence counsel Khawaja Haris and NAB prosecutor concluded their arguments. After pronouncement of the verdict, he framed charges against Sharif in each of the three references related to the Sharif family's London flats, Flagship…

‘One land two laws. One for Sharifs and another for Sharjeel,’ says Bilawal’

KARACHI: Hours after the arrest of former provincial minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari took to Twitter to vent his anger. Reacting to the PPP leader’s arrest, Bilawal said “One land two laws. One for Sharifs and another for Sharjeel Memon.” One land two laws. One for Sharifs and another for @sharjeelinam #NAB #hypocrisy — BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) October 23, 2017 On Monday, a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team arrested…