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Nawaz Sharif has returned for personal and political reasons

Nawaz Sharif has returned for personal and political reasons

Pakistan Muslim League insiders say there is a solid reason why ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif ignored advice from his daughter Maryam Nawaz and returned to Pakistan to face corruption and money laundering cases against him in the accountability court: to stop the party birds from flying over to the ‘opposite’ camp. It may be recalled that Ms Nawaz’s message to …

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How India fell flat on its face at SCO Summit

How India fell flat on its face at SCO Summit

Far from being the astounding success that India’s jingoistic media is portraying it as, last week’s SCO Summit in Astana was a resounding disaster for Prime Minister Modi’s plans. India’s policies of using Afghan-based terrorism against Pakistan, attempting to “isolate” Islamabad from the Afghan peace process, and declining to participate in China’s One Belt One Road global vision of New …

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Was Pakistan sidelined in Saudi anti terror summit?

Was Pakistan sidelined in Saudi anti terror summit?

Humiliating the royal way | Ready-to-speak Nawaz not invited to address Riyadh moot | Trump names India among terror victim states, skips Pakistan | Iran bashed at forum Something has gone terribly wrong. This is the only way one can describe what happened to Pakistani delegation headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the Arab-Islamic-American summit held in the Saudi …

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Difficulties in Domestic and Foreign Policies of Pakistan

Difficulties in Domestic and Foreign Policies of Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who spent part of the last week in China and seeks to spend the coming days in Saudi Arabia, is following in the footsteps of many other leaders. Apparently tired of staying at home to solve some of the most pressing internal challenges, Sharif appears to be turning increasingly towards a ‘foreign’ focus to establish …

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JIT asks ECP for Nawaz Sharif’s assets details

JIT asks ECP for Nawaz Sharif's assets details

The Joint Investigating Team (JIT) tasked with investigating corruption allegations against  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children has sought from the Election Commission of Pakistan asset declarations submitted to the electoral body by the premier and his son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar, Geo News quoted sources as saying on Thursday. According to the sources, the JIT, set up by the …

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Panamagate: A verdict that kind of tilts in Sharif’s favor

Panamagate: A verdict that kind of tilts in Sharif's favor

The air of anticipation hanging over the courtroom no.1 of the Supreme Court was so thick on Thursday that it could be cut with a knife. Opposition politicians and government ministers started arriving here right after 1 o’clock, looking for seats that offered the best view. The courtroom was swarming with lawyers – young and old – as they elbowed …

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Integration of FATA approved

Integration of FATA approved

The federal cabinet on Thursday approved the recommendations put forth by a reforms committee to bring the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the mainstream, Radio Pakistan reported. The cabinet had met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. Speaking at the meeting, PM Sharif had stressed the need to focus on underdeveloped areas with the aim …

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The Qatari Connection and LNG Accord, Nawaz in trouble

The Qatari Connection and LNG Accord, Nawaz in trouble

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s admission before the Supreme Court that his family had very close business relations with Qatar’s ruling family has now jeopardised the multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) import agreement with Qatar, a senior legal expert told Daily Times. The revelation was made during the Panamagate case hearing. Legal expert Akram Chaudhry said that Nawaz-led federal government’s agreement …

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Nawaz Sharif faces “contempt of the House”

Nawaz Sharif faces "contempt of the House"

Opposition leaders in the National Assembly on Thursday moved a privilege motion against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged “contempt of the House”. The motion was moved under Rule 95 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the NA, 2007 by the leader of opposition and others. It stated that “the plea taken by the premier’s lawyer …

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PM Nawaz Sharif’s poor foreign affairs handling

Increasing meddling by the Prime Minister House in the foreign affairs – that too without professional input from the diplomatic corps and relevant quarters – has of late left Pakistan red-faced. Close aides and diplomatic authorities had advised Premier Nawaz Sharif against Pakistan’s participation in the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, India, where Pakistan’s delegation in general and Foreign …

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