Sohail Rashid

Court issues notices to NAB on Sharif family’s appeals

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiani asked Haris if the judge was biased

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Court adjourns hearing of Al-Azizia, Flagship references till Wednesday

The accountability court awarded 11 years to former PM Nawaz Sharif and eight years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif in the Avenfield case

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Can’t hear references against Sharif family, says NAB judge

Accountability Court judge Muhammad Bashir has excused himself from hearing two corruption references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children. According to our correspondent, the judge has written a letter to Chief Justice Islamabad High Court telling the chief justice that he would not hear the Flagship Investment Ltd and Al-Azizia Steel Mills…

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Pervaiz Rashid demands facilities for PML-N leaders as lawyers appeal against Avenfield verdict

The lawyers will appeal the court to nullify the accountability court’s decision

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Maryam’s lawyers have prepared her appeal against the Avenfield verdict

Maryam Nawaz’s legal team has prepared her appeal against the accountability court’s verdict that sentenced her to seven years in jail in the Avenfield case. Maryam and her father, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, arrived in Lahore on July 13 night and were taken to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Her team of lawyers is…

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Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh, 22 others sentenced for 7 years in fake degree case

A district and session court on Thursday sentenced 23 people including Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh for seven years in prison in the fake degree case that the company has been embroiled in. The judgment was announced by the District and Session Judge Chaudhry Mumtaz Hussain. The accused were found guilty under section 419, 420, 468…

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Former PM Abbasi’s candidacy for NA-53 challenged

An applicant has challenged the candidacy of former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for NA-53 with the Islamabad High Court. According to the applicant, Abbasi is no longer ‘sadiq’ and ‘amin’ since he has been disqualified from contesting the election from NA-57, Murree. He said that the court should bar him from contesting the elections from…

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UCLA graduate Abbasi couldn’t ‘understand’ question in ECP affidavit

The election tribunal hearing the appeal of former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi against the rejection of his nomination papers from NA-53 said perhaps the former PM couldn’t understand the questions in the affidavit that had to be submitted with the nomination papers. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani observed on Monday that a large number of…

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Nawaz Sharif gets new lawyer to replace Khawaja Haris

Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s new lawyer, Jahangir Jadoon, submitted the power of attorney on behalf of his client on Thursday. Mr Sharif hired him to replace Khawaja Haris, who had excused himself from representing the former PM in his corruption references. Jadoon was a member of the Sharif family’s legal team. Sources say that Mr…

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Hang me or send me to jail, says Nawaz Sharif

They should hang me or send me to jail, said former PM Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday. He said that the Supreme Court should get the corruption references against his family transferred to itself. “Then give whatever verdict they like,” he said. The former PM appeared before the accountability court for the Avenfield reference hearing…

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After CJ’s one-month deadline, Nawaz Sharif has no lawyer

Former PM Nawaz Sharif’s lawyer, Khawaja Haris, withdrew from representing him in the NAB references against his family on Monday. On Sunday, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the NAB court to wind up the hearings of all three corruption references against the Sharif family in a month. The Supreme Court rejected the plea of…

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Pre-poll rigging has begun, says Nawaz Sharif

Pre-poll rigging has begun in the country, said former PM Nawaz Sharif. He had an informal talk with reporters at the accountability court on Wednesday. The court resumed hearing the Avenfield reference against the Sharif family. According to Mr Sharif, pre-poll rigging began the day when he was removed from his post as president of…

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All well when house is in order: Nawaz on DG ISPR conference

Everything works fine when your own house is in order, said former PM Nawaz Sharif Tuesday on DG ISPR’s press conference of Monday. He had an informal talk with journalists at the accountability court. He had arrived at the court along with his daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, for the hearing of the Avenfield reference. Journalists…

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My stance on Musharraf’s case became my crime, says Nawaz Sharif

Former PM Nawaz Sharif said that his stance on pursuing the case against Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf became his crime. He refused to defend himself at the hearing of the Avenfield reference on Wednesday. The Avenfield reference, which pertains to the Sharif family’s properties in London, is one of the three that NAB filed against…

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Imran Khan is responsible for this culture, says Nawaz Sharif on Naeemul Haq slapping Daniyal Aziz

PTI leader Naeemul Haq slapped PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz in a TV programme on Tuesday. Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that PTI chief Imran Khan laid the foundation of this culture. The former PM spoke to journalists outside the accountability court in Islamabad. “Imran Khan is responsible for this culture,” he said. According to him,…

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Court bans lottery, gambling, circus in Ramzan transmissions

A court banned lottery, gambling and circus in Ramzan transmissions. Justice Shaukat Aziz was hearing the case pertaining to Ramzan transmissions and implementation of PEMRA’s code of conduct in morning shows at the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. He read the short order. The complete verdict will be issued later. During the hearing, the court…

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Court rejects one week exemption plea of Nawaz, Maryam

ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court has rejected a plea seeking seven-day exemption for Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam from personal appearance in Avenfield properties reference. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam departed for London on Wednesday to visit ailing Kulsoom Nawaz. Kulsoom Nawaz has been undergoing cancer treatment in London for last few months. Her sons Hassan…

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Is rainfall going to affect PSL in Lahore?

A blanket of clouds is hovering over Islamabad and it is feared that they might head towards Lahore and affect the PSL matches in Lahore Weather is changing and winds blowing from Balochistan have brought clouds to northern areas, says the Met department. Rains are expected tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow (Wednesday) in Islamabad and some…

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