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Al-Azizia reference: Nawaz disassociates himself from Qatari prince’s letters

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif disassociated himself from the letters of Qatari Prince Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al-Thani’s, which the Sharif family had submitted as an evidence during the proceedings of Panama case last year. While recording his statement before the accountability court for a second consecutive day on Thursday in the Al-Azizia corruption reference hearing, Nawaz said, “I have no relation with the Qatari prince's letters.” During the hearing today, the former PM appeared to give…

President Alvi granted immunity from prosecution until his tenure ends

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court has granted President Arif Alvi constitutional immunity in a 2014 case for stirring violence during his party’s sit-in in the federal capital. The president has been given the immunity under Article-248 of the Constitution. “An accused person facing trial namely Dr Arif Alvi has already been elected and has taken oath of the office of President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Keeping in view the above fact in light of Article 248 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,…

US diplomat behind death of biker doesn’t have complete immunity: IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ruled that the US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist in a road accident in Islamabad doesn’t enjoy absolute diplomatic immunity.  A bench of the high court gave its verdict on a petition filed by the father of the deceased who sought travel ban for the US diplomat involved in the death of his son. It directed the Minister of Interior to decide air attache Col Joseph Emanuel’s case about placing his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) within two weeks. The…

Nawaz needs no immunity from court appearance to visit ailing Kulsoom in London: Aitzaz

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Aitzaz Ahsan on Thursday said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif needed no immunity from court appearance to visit his ailing spouse in London, ARY News reported. "The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court does not give immunity to a person even if he himself is ailing. It has very rare chance. Plus, these are military cases, not common ones," he said while talking to ARY News program 'Off The Record'.  However, Aitzaz said, the NAB court had summoned them on…