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Pakistan’s ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings.


Sharif in custody after return to Pakistan to face prison

Disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in custody on Saturday, a day after the deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed more than 130 people, including a candidate.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018

132 die in Pakistan election violence ahead of Sharif return

The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon …


Pakistani court sentences ex-PM Sharif to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of …


Pakistan’s former PM appears in court on corruption charges

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before an anti-graft court where his lawyer has asked the judges to merge three corruption cases against him into one.


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017

Pakistan’s prime minister resigns after high court ruling

Pakistan’s beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stepped down Friday after the Supreme Court ordered him removed from office over allegations of corruption, plunging the nuclear-armed nation into a political crisis.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017

Pakistan’s army rejects PM Sharif’s call to sack adviser

Pakistan’s army on Saturday rejected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack an adviser over his connections to a reporter who wrote an article last year saying there is a …


Pakistan vows to increase fight against Taliban after 141 killed at school

In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and killed 141 people — almost all of them students — before government …