Once again, Pakistan’s political class is embroiled in an internecine clash for power. There is a sense that some form of denouement – which may even be a change of regime – is at hand. We are waiting breathlessly for the JIT’s report after an investigation that has electrified the ongoing process. But will the […]

CHITRAL: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said the Panama Papers case has changed the very course of history of the country by subjecting to accountability “looters” and “plunderers” who siphon off Rs1,000 billion every year into their accounts in foreign countries. Addressing the groundbreaking ceremony of the 69MW Lawi hydropower project executed by […]

LAHORE: Keeping all their differences aside, all four opposition parties have finally united to seek resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing offshore assets of the premier and his family. All four opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), […]

LAHORE – Joint opposition in the Punjab Assembly on Friday submitted a resolution to the assembly secretariat, urging the prime minister to resign until completion of the ongoing investigation into the Panama case. The resolution, bearing signatures of legislators from all opposition parties, states that Pakistan has become a laughing stock in the world after […]

This coming Monday is D-Day for Pakistan’s ruling Muslim League (Nawaz) party. After weeks of deliberation, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to look into the offshore assets and alleged money laundering of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family will present its final report to the court. The investigations stem […]

LAHORE: Keeping all their differences aside, all four opposition parties have finally united to seek resignation from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his appearance before the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing offshore assets of the premier and his family. All four opposition parties in the Punjab Assembly – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), […]

Lahore: Embattled Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is facing graft allegations, on Friday attacked his detractors, saying they are “hiding behind Panama Papers accountability” to oust him. “Since they know they (opponents) cannot defeat me in elections and cannot send us packing through any legitimate means they are hiding behind Panama Papers accountability to […]

By Sheldon Birkett and Tobias Fontecilla, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF of this article, click here. Ángel Rondón, Odebrecht’s Dominican representative, was recently sentenced to one year in prison on corruption charges. Rondón is accused of having organized the distribution of $92 million in the form of bribes among several […]

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has written to the chairman of the PANA committee to inform him that the termination of work for two employees at the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit was “according to law”. He was reacting to a letter he received from the PANA chairman Werner Langen, who questioned the termination of employment of […]

Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS LAHORE: Opposition parties have teamed up to increase pressure on Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif to step down for alleged involvement in corruption and mismanagement of public funds. Speaking at a meeting held on Thursday, opposition party leaders from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) […]

Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Sharif today appeared for the first time before the Joint Investigation Team probing the high profile Panamagate graft case against her family. Maryam, 43, was accompanied by her husband Muhammad Safdar, brothers Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb and prime minister’s […]