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Pakistan-US relationship cannot be defined on basis of Afghan issue: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said Pakistan-US relationship cannot be defined on the basis of Afghan issue. In an interaction with foreign media persons in Islamabad on Tuesday evening, he said Pakistan supported peace and stability in Afghanistan more than any other country in the region. The prime minister said Pakistan had done more than its part in fight against terrorism. He said Pakistan had successfully countered the terrorism along Pak-Afghan border. Read More: China tells US…

Law firm confirms PM Nawaz’s Dubai job papers as ‘100% legal’

DUBAI: Submitting a legal opinion to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged employment in Dubai, a Dubai law firm has on Monday verified that the documents of the PM’s employment by Capital FZE in Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza) in Dubai are 100 percent legal. The legal firm Khalifa bin Huwaidan Advocates was approached by the Panama Case Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that has submitted its final report into the Sharif family’s offshore properties to the SC, Khaleej Times reported. "Normally…

PM holds consultations to legally challenge JIT report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a consultative meeting to hammer out a strategy to tackle political pressure and contest the findings of the Joint Investigation Team which have triggered a political storm in the country, ARY News reported.  During the consultative meetings, it was decided the JIT report will be challenged in the Supreme Court and a full-fledged legal battle will be fought to defend the Sharif family. The meeting was attended by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister…

PM welcomes Champions Trophy victors, terms them ‘real heroes’ of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that cricketers who make the nation proud are the real heroes and leaders of the country, ARY News reported. Addressing a reception in honour of national cricket team that won champions trophy defeating India at Oval in Islamabad this evening. "It makes me happy see you here on my invitation. Like the whole nation, I too wanted to see you all, you people are the real heroes and real leaders of the country," said the PM. He urged all the world nations to come to…

JIT summons PM Nawaz in Panama Leaks case

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of Supreme Court has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on June 15 to record his statement in Panama Leaks case, ARY News reported. The JIT has directed the PM to bring along all the relevant documents, records and other materials. Sources said Nawaz Sharif would provide money trail of Hudaibia Paper Mills and London flats on Thursday. Spokesperson Prime Minister House has confirmed that the prime minister has received the notice issued by the JIT to appear on Thursday…

Nawaz terms Riyadh summit’s resolve to jointly combat terrorism ‘a good step’

MADINA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said that he is confident that the recently concluded "Arab-Islamic-American Summit" will go a long way in eradicating terrorism from the globe. Talking to media in Madina Munawara on Monday, he said Riyadh Summit's resolve to jointly combat terrorism is a good step. He said Muslim world should also join hands to eliminate militancy from their respective territories. The PM also urged Afghanistan to take effective steps to counter terrorism. He said his interaction with…

PM Nawaz summons high-level meeting over Dawn Leaks controversy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday assigned Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif to resolve Dawn Leaks issue with Army through backdoor diplomacy, ARY News reported. ARY News Correspondent Anjum Wahab said the prime minister summoned a high-level meeting of close aides to discuss how to defuse the controversy surrounding Dawn Leaks notification. Nisar Ali Khan, Shehbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz,…

PM becomes disqualified for hiding assets in London, JI’s counsel tells SC

ISLAMABAD: A larger bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa resumed hearing of the Panama Papers case on Friday against the family members of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The bench of the apex court also include Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Ijaz Afzal, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Ijaz-ul-Hasan. Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) counsel Taufiq Asif gave arguments in the case today as Prime Minister’s counsel Makhdoom Ali Khan completed his on Thursday. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified…

PM orders Rs18 bln metro bus link from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday directed immediate construction of Islamabad Metro Bus link from Peshawar Mor to New Islamabad Airport, costing Rs 18 billion. The bus service will be inaugurated by Prime Minister on August 14 this year along with the inauguration of New Islamabad Airport. Chairing a meeting attended by Secretary Communications Division and Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Shahid Ashraf Tarar at his official residence, Prime Minister Sharif pinned hope and confidence that the…

Panamagate Case: PM Nawaz submits response to questions posed by SC

ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday submitted details of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official positions he held during his political career after the Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing of the infamous ‘Panama Papers Leaks Case’, and shared copies of the response with the lawyers of the opposition in the case. On the second consecutive day of case hearing, Makhdoom Ali Khan, the newly-engaged lawyer of premier submitted a detailed response on PM Sharif’s behalf. On Wednesday, a five-member SC bench had asked…