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‘Panamagate’: Supreme Court ends hearing in corruption charges against PM, reserves decision

ISLAMABAD: Amid the speculations revolving around either Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif gets disqualified or emerged stronger with regard to the Supreme Court’s possible judgment, the top court on Friday reserved its verdict after wrapping up fifth and final hearing of the 'Panama Papers' case.  The date for announcement of the verdict will be released later. The court heard arguments from both the sides - government counsel and the opposition disputing prime minister's claims in the case - and concluded its hearing…

SC says no document available to prove ownership of Sharifs’ London flats

ISLAMABAD: Three-judge Supreme Court bench seized with the findings of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) took great exception to the fact that there was no document on record to prove the ownership of London flats. "We have been tired of asking about the money trail of the London flats, but the question still remained unanswered." observed the bench. The apex court bench, comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Ijazul Ahsan put off the hearing till Thursday (tomorrow) when the counsel for the…

Imran anticipates big ‘goodbye reception’ for PM next week

ISLAMABAD: As the Supreme Court is to take up highly anticipated Panama Papers implementation case on Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan said the next week is Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's last week in office. While speaking to the New York Times, Khan said he hoped there will be a big goodbye reception for the premier in Islamabad next week. He said the long, dark night is finally over as his arch-rival PM Sharif is going to be removed from office. “I think he is gone,” Imran Khan said PM Sharif.…

PM Nawaz Sharif owns offshore company, reveals JIT report

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted to investigate money laundering allegations against the Sharif family, in its damning report has unearthed an offshore company which it said was being managed by PM Nawaz Sharif. The prime minister had been consistently denying having any offshore company, which is also evident from his tax returns and other property documents he had submitted along with his nomination papers to the Election Commission of Pakistan. The Panama JIT revealed that the premier has…

Resolution seeks PM’s resignation submitted in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE: In a fresh development in the wake of damning revelations of the Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report about the Sharifs, a resolution calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation was submitted in the Punjab Assembly on Tuesday, ARY News reported. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Shoaib Siddiqui submitted the resolution in the assembly secretariat calling on the PM to resign in the wake of the potentially incriminating revelations of the JIT about the Sharif's businesses and properties in its…

PM Nawaz Sharif arrives in Tajikistan on two-day trip

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived in Dushanbe on a two-day official visit to Tajikistan. According to Radio Pakistan, the premier was received by Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda at the airport. The PM was accorded guard of honour at a ceremony held at the palace of President Imamali Rehmon to welcome the guest. Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, federal ministers Khawaja Asif, Khurram Dastgir and top government officials are accompanying the Prime Minister of Pakistan. During the…

PM Nawaz Sharif visits Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Foreign Office on Friday, ARY News reported. Accompanied by finance minister Ishaq Dar and adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister paid a visit to the foreign office where he was briefed on the country’s foreign policy and its relations with neighbouring countries. Sources said the premier also presided over a meeting of foreign office's top officials who briefed him about the latest developments around the globe concerning the Pakistan's foreign…

PM Sharif celebrates Eid with family members in London

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr along with immediate family in London, ARY News reported.  While speaking to reporters after offering Eid prayers at a mosque of Pakistan High Commission in London, the premier expressed deep sorrow over the loss of more than 125 lives in the oil tanker fire incident in Baha walpur and said the incident was the worst of its kind. The prime minister has decided to conclude his stay in London and return to Pakistan today. While commenting on the latest…

PM resents investigation into his family business

ISLAMABAD: Railing against the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing his family’s foreign properties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the nation was heading in one direction while the probe body was heading in another. While speaking to media after his arrival in London on Saturday, the premier said, " When they found no wrongdoings in the government’s projects, they were investigation our private business." The accountability stretched from his children to future generations." After performing Ummrah, PM Nawaz …

PM Nawaz off to Saudi Arabia on ‘personal visit’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for Saudi Arabia on a personal visit on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. As is the usual practice of the premier he will spend the last days of the holy month of Ramazan in the kingdom. He will perform Umrah and then will proceed to Madina to pay visit to Masjid-e-Nabvi. This is his third visit to Saudi Arabia in over a month. On May 21, PM Sharif attended the US-Arab-Islamic Summit addressed by US President Donald Trump. On June 13, PM Sharif paid a one-day visit to…