Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Half a dozen major Pakistani opposition parties have joined forces to denounce the military which they accuse of meddling in politics and rigging the 2018 elections to bring Prime Minister Imran Khan to power. The six parties and some smaller groups signed a statement late on Sunday announcing the creation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement… Read More Pakistani opposition parties denounce military meddling in politics

Pakistani court grants former PM Nawaz Sharif bail on medical grounds

A Pakistani court granted bail on Friday to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds, a lawyer for Sharif said. Sharif, 69, a three-time prime minister, is serving a seven-year jail sentence after a conviction for corruption last year. He denied the charges, which he said were politically motivated. He was taken from… Read More Pakistani court grants former PM Nawaz Sharif bail on medical grounds

Pakistani court sentences former PM Nawaz Sharif to seven years imprisonment 

Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to seven years in prison on Monday and fined $25 million on corruption charges that he says were politically motivated. The anti-corruption court in Islamabad said in its ruling that the three-time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income that had led to his… Read More Pakistani court sentences former PM Nawaz Sharif to seven years imprisonment 

Pakistan authorities arrest ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter on arrival in country

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalize their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election. Underscoring the tensions gripping Pakistan in the run-up to the poll, a suicide bomber had… Read More Pakistan authorities arrest ousted PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter on arrival in country